David Ortiz

Shopping Centers Today

Biography

David is copy chief at Shopping Centers Today, the monthly magazine of the International Council of Shopping Centers, in New York City. He is responsible for the house style manual and for copy and line editing the magazine, newsletter and Web site stories. He helps write headlines, subheads and other editorial matter and makes sure the charts and graphs are accurate and understandable. David also coaches the magazine’s writing staff.

A former reporter for Treasury & Risk Management, a magazine for CFOs, treasurers and risk managers, David has written about insurance, banking, pensions and the financial markets. Before that, he was a copy editor at Institutional Investor, a monthly trade publication. There he also wrote occasional articles and, for the Conferences Division, several executive summaries covering the meetings of bond-market professionals.

He is an alumnus of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, a national program for college students interested in journalism. Through DJNF he completed a course in newspaper copy editing at Temple University, Philadelphia, under Dr. Edward J. Trayes, director of the program for over 30 years. David completed a DJNF internship at The Wall Street Journal Overseas Copy Desk and served a previous internship as a news clerk at the Jersey Journal, a mid-size daily in Jersey City, N.J., where he wrote obituaries and some local news stories.

David has had articles published in New York Newsday and Brooklyn Bridge magazine and has also written for Minority Supplier News, the quarterly newsletter of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in journalism from the Baccalaureate Program of the City University of New York in 1999 and is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.