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Writer/reporter/editor Resume


Desired Industry: Newspaper/Magazine SpiderID: 20100
Desired Job Location: Lexington, Kentucky Date Posted: 3/17/2008
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 05/20/2008
Desired Wage: $25,000-$30,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: New Grad/Entry Level Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: High School/Equivalent Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
To acquire a job as a writer/reporter or editor at a
small or mid-range newspaper or magazine.


Experience:
The Eastern Progress, Richmond, Kentucky
Editor, January 2008 - Present
Edit all content in the paper and work with editorial
board on news budgets each week. Design
and write stories as necessary.

News Editor, August 2007 – January 2008
Edited all news copy and instructed reporters on
changes. Coordinated stories for weekly news
budget and assigned stories to staff reporters.
Created at least two stories a week.

The Times Tribune, Corbin, Kentucky
News Intern, May 2007 - August 2007
Served as a general assignment reporter covering
multiple beats, including three counties, four
cities, four police departments, three sheriff’s
offices, and four courthouses. Researched and
wrote articles for a special section highlighting
methamphetamine abuse, tracking
methamphetamine lab activity within the area over
a three-year period. Covered a variety of spot
news stories on deadline, including car accidents,
burglaries, and drug busts.

The Eastern Progress, Richmond, Kentucky
News Reporter, August 2006 - May 2007
Served as city government reporter, covering
Richmond city commission meetings on a
regular basis. Provided ongoing coverage of the
Madison County smoking ordinance
and Richmond’s Sunday alcohol sales ordinance.
Covered lectures, concerts, and speeches,
as well.

Morgan and White, Attorneys at Law, Manchester,
Kentucky
File Clerk, March 2003 - August 2003

Placed in charge of case files, including storing and
arranging case files into the attorneys’
computer database. Performed miscellaneous tasks
for attorneys, serving as mail carrier and aid
When necessary. Trained employee to arrange case
files and operate computer database.









Education:
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Pursuing a B.A. in journalism with a minor in
communication studies. Projected graduation date
is May 10, 2008.




Affiliations:
Society of Professional Journalists
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
The Eastern Progress


Skills:
Skilled and experienced in a wide range of writing,
such as feature, government, cop/crime, health,
general assignment, local news, business, statistical
and enterprise/analytical. I also have extensive
experience copy editing news, feature and sports
stories. Competent skill set with Microsoft Office as
well as InDesign.


Additional Information:
Message board moderator for Revolver Magazine,
New York, NY.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member.
Society of Professional Journalists member
2007 Kentucky Press Association winner, best
enterprise/analytical story, daily class 1.
2007 Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association
winner, best feature story.
2007 Regional Mark of Excellence Award for Region
5 (Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky) for best non-
daily newspaper (The Eastern Progress). I served as
a top reporter and news editor during this period
before moving onto the managing editor position.



Reference:
Available upon request.


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