Steve Walburn

3022 Bransford Road | Augusta, Georgia 30909 | 406.407.8765


  • Award-winning journalist and editor with more than 30 years of experience in all areas of magazine publishing.
  • Top editor at eight paid-circulation titles for three different publishing companies (Morris Communications, Emmis Communications, Game & Fish Publications).
  • Seasoned business manager with responsibility for staffing, circulation, advertising, total revenue, and cash flow for multiple titles in the outdoors category.
  • Expertise in website design and application development for tablet and mobile devices.


Morris Communications (Augusta, GA)

General Manager, Group Publisher, and Editorial Director (successively) for The Morris Sporting Group, publisher of Gray’s Sporting Journal, American Angler, Fly Tyer, Saltwater Fly Fishing, and The Angling Report. Managed all business and financial aspects of the group (including editorial, advertising sales, circulation, and profit & loss) while also at various times editing three of its five titles. Initiated and lead all tablet/mobile app development, website design and deployment, social media campaigns, circulation entitlement, email-marketing, and book publishing efforts for the Sporting Group.

Gray’s Sporting Journal
Editor-in-Chief 2014–2017

Managed 750 to 1,000 unsolicited submissions per year. Selected, edited, and prepared all content appearing in the world’s leading periodical of sporting literature, art, and photography. Wrote lead essay for six of seven annual issues. 32,000 circulation.

American Angler
Editor 2008-2014

Assigned, edited, and prepared all content for each bi-monthly issue of American Angler, including the editor’s column. Lead successful redesign of print as well as two redesigns of the magazine’s website in both Joomla and WordPress. Created Morris Communications’ first designed-for-tablet native app using American Angler print content and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. 30,000 circulation.

Saltwater Fly Fishing
Editor 2004-2007

Developed all content for each bi-monthly issue. 25,000 circulation. Contributed editor’s column in each issue, occasional features, and annual gear-review section.

Emmis Communications (Indianapolis, IN)
Wildlife Journal
Founding Editor

Created companion print publication for popular television show Game Warden: Wildlife Journal. Original newsstand distribution of more than 70,000 copies. Contributed lead editor’s column to each quarterly issue.

Game and Fish Publications (Marietta, GA)
Game & Fish Publications

Top editor of four state-specific hunting and fishing magazines, including South Carolina Game & Fish, North Carolina Game & Fish, Virginia Game & Fish, and Tennessee Sportsman. Assigned and edited more than 200 articles per year.



Freelance writer contributing more than 150 articles, columns, essays, and stories to a wide variety of local, regional, and national publications, including Atlanta Magazine, Montana, Indianapolis Monthly, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Men’s Journal, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, and many others.


2003 Silver Medal, Civic Journalism—City and Regional Magazine Association.

2003 Third Place, Environmental Reporting—Indiana Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.

1998 Notable MentionBest American Sports Writing, 1998, Houghton/Mifflin.

1996 Best Feature Article—CASE Awards (National Association of Alumni Publications).

1994 Best Feature Article—Georgia Magazine Association.

1993 First Place Features—Green Eyeshade Award. Excellence in Journalism: Society of Professional Journalists, Atlanta Chapter.


B.A. Geology, Furman University, 1983. Starting defensive back on three-time Southern Conference championship Furman Paladins.