John Soeder has more than 25 years of professional experience as a writer and editor. He is currently a senior writer at Cleveland State University, where he is responsible for content marketing that promotes the university across a range of platforms. Before he came to CSU, Soeder was the pop music critic at The Plain Dealer, Cleveland’s daily newspaper, from 1998 to 2012. He previously served as associate editor of Restaurant Hospitality, a national trade magazine covering the foodservice industry. His work also has appeared in Cleveland Magazine, Inside Business and The Village Voice, among other publications. Soeder has won awards from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, the Press Club of Cleveland, American Business Media and the American Society of Business Press Editors. He earned a B.A. from Fordham University, where he majored in English and minored in journalism.