About Me

The Short Version

Dylan Lepore is a hustler, multi-media professional, freelancer, entrepreneur, and a gamer forever. He was The Tartan’s first-ever freshman editor-in-chief at Radford University, founded The Part-Time Gamer brand, and LeporeMedia, a media service agency.


Again, it is without hesitation that I give Mr. Dylan Lepore my highest recommendation. I have complete faith in his abilities and potential as an employee, consultant, or manager.

Samuel R. Jennings, Ph.D.

Dylan demands much of himself and those around him. I would rate him as one of the best Editors-in-Chief of the Tartan I have worked with, in my 13 years at Radford University.

Geoff White

Easy to work with and always professional and personal with amazing attention to detail. Our site is our companies home and Dylan made our home beautiful, clean, and a reflection of our company!

Jay Cameron, DragonFly Games Studio


The Long Version

Dylan Lepore is a freelancer for hire and the editor-in-chief of The Tartan, Radford University’s student-run newspaper, an on-campus newspaper producing 22 papers a school year with an active website and community following.

In addition to running The Tartan, Dylan also serves as the web designer, brand designer, and Student Media Lab Tech Manager for Highlander Student Media, the organization that houses The Tartan. While also serving in multiple roles as a freelance writer, photographer, consultant, and web designer for numerous small businesses and non-profit organizations across the world.

Dylan created his self-brand, The Part-Time Gamer, as with everything else he does, Dylan can only delve into his passion for videogames part of the time, as the other part is writing, video production, and podcasting about videogmaes, technology, brands, and businesses. He has created a YouTube channel with over 60,000 views covering videogames and two weekly podcasts: the Monday Morning Playstation Podcast and the Thursday Afternoon Games Chat.

Dylan has spoken at CMA’s Spring National College Media Convention in New York on Building Bridges, Not Silos in Student Media, and at Radford Univerity’s Virginia Association of Communication Arts & Sciences: Redrawing Boundaries on Using Students in Media to Redefine Perspectives of Communication Boundaries.

Throughout Dylan’s time at Radford University he has won multiple awards and scholarships earning Outstanding Sophomore & Junior in Media Studies of the Year, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Balanced Man Scholarship, Blake Edward Fought Student Media Scholarship, Cap Kehs and Ted McKosky Sr. Memorial Scholarship in Cinematic Arts, Dean’s List, The Tartan’s Staff’s Choice of the Year, and The Tartan’s Web Designer of the Year.

Dylan’s creative, innovative, and entrepreneur thinking keeps him motivated and steadily building up his skills as a leader, creator, student, teacher, writer, and multiple media producer. He regularly invests his time in videogames, branding, building businesses, and creating a fun, sustainable, and creative lifestyle for himself and others.

Dylan is currently obtaining a BS in Media Studies with a Construction in Journalism, and two Minors in Entrepreneurship and the Cinematic Arts Interdisciplinary at Radford University with an expected graduation date of December 2020.

Awards

Starting a New or Revamping an Existing Publication in the Leadership Category
(Feb. 2020)
The Virginia Press Foundation (VPF), the charitable arm of the Virginia Press Association, has announced winners of the 2020 VPF Leadership & Innovation Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate those who work in journalism in Virginia and who have exhibited leadership and innovation, in big and small ways, by making their organization, newsroom or classroom a better place.

Educational History

Media Studies, B.S., Journalism at Radford University
(Sept. 2017 – present)

Dual-Enrollment and Non Degree Seeking at John Tyler Community College
(Sept. 2015 – June 2017)

High School Advanced Studies Diploma at James River High School
(Sept. 2013 – June 2017)

Professional History

Business Operations Intern at SecuriGence LLC
(April 2020 – present)
Developed and posted content for the company’s social media accounts, stayed on top of best practices for social media to help the company increase social media presence and traffic, and assisted with website content and updates.

Owner at LeporeMedia
(April 2020 – present)
LeporeMedia is a media service agency, built for the now. We drive businesses, non-profits, families, and individuals into the world to craft and garner attention and culture – bringing heart and hustle, to get brands and people the awareness and professional service they deserve.

Editor In Chief at The Tartan
(Dec. 2017 – present)
Designed more than 60 published newspapers, a complete overhaul of the design of the newspaper and the organization which gained national awareness, and increased The Tartan from 7 newsstands to 35 current stands in and around the Radford campus.

Owner at The Part-Time Gamer
(Aug. 2013 – present)
The Part-Time Gamer is my brand, representing any content I create outside of LeporeMedia and my other jobs.