Hello! Welcome to my site. I hope my work serves testament to my passion of writing, especially of the narrative variety. I am an award-winning media professional who is always looking for new opportunities within the communications fields.
I have recently (Jan. 2015) followed my wife’s career path to the Columbia, Mo., area as a full-time freelance writer/editor/producer after serving as a multimedia specialist/video producer for Arvest Bank Operations Inc. in Northwest Arkansas, a place where we met when I worked as a features writer at the Northwest Arkansas Times for two years.
Before coming to Arkansas, I worked as an interactive web producer at WABC-TV/7online.com in New York City.
In 2009, I moved to Connecticut to pursue my master’s degree in Interactive Communications at Quinnipiac University to expand my creativity as a writer into several digital platforms — while interning at Sports Illustrated Kids in the summer of 2010 during the process.
During my career, I have worn the hats of writer, editor, blogger, designer, photographer, cameraman and producer. I’ve worked in the mediums of print journalism (newspapers, magazines) TV and web. I look forward to see what the future holds in the coming months. (Update: My portfolio page on Contently.com, featuring my most recent work, can be viewed.).
Over the next few weeks, this site will be undergoing multiple updates, so please stay tuned for new and enhanced content.
To begin, click the photo montage or the “I am Steve Schmidt” tab above.
I hope you find it enjoyable and educational. If you’d like, please fill out the questionnaire section to help build a dialogue about the subject.