Resume

Below you can find my resume, and I’ve also added it in PDF form right here: Resume

OBJECTIVE

To work with a news publication where I can utilize my skills as a writer to produce entertaining and informative articles.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PINEDALE ROUNDUP

Reporter/Photographer (SEPTEMBER 2011 – PRESENT)

• Pitched, researched and wrote news, sports and feature stories for print and online

• Added visual elements to stories by taking photographs

• Wrote captions, headlines and cutlines for stories

• Assisted editor with editing duties; Acting as editor when needed, copyediting, designing and clearing pages for publication

• Became a trusted news source in a small community by working with town and county officials, business proprietors, school district heads and those everyday average people who have the most interesting stories to tell

INSOMNIA TV           (OCTOBER 2009 – SEPTEMBER 2011)

Associate Producer / Production Coordinator

• Worked directly with Director, Executive Producer and Creative Director; Brainstorming proposals, researching upcoming

projects, writing and editing pitches, writing interview questions and organizing client notes for effective editing changes

• Participated in creative sessions; Assisted writing, producing, directing and editing 10 to 60 second promos, episode topicals and

image spots for on-air; writing copy, screening footage, organizing voiceover sessions and exploring music options

• Coordinated production team from pre-production to post-production; Hiring crew, negotiating with vendors, securing locations,

managing set during filming and delivering raw footage to editing house

• Supervised production assistants and interns; Designating projects and delegating assignments

• Performed office duties; Maintaining schedules, organizing travel, answering phones and other administrative tasks

CBS COLLEGE SPORTS           (SEPTEMBER 2009)

Freelance Production Assistant

• Acted as production manager’s right hand; Organizing shoots, crew calls, catering, location and equipment rentals

• Created visual elements for production; Pre-production booklets, call sheets and storyboard layout

FREED MEDIA           (AUGUST 2009)

Freelance Production Assistant

• Assisted Executive Producer; Submitting bids, creating purchase orders and verifying budget

• Responsible for extras; Ensuring that they were made-up, in costume and on set at appropriate time

LONG ISLAND PRESS           (MARCH – OCTOBER 2009)

Editorial Intern

• Pitched, wrote and published articles, both in print and online; Attended news conferences, conducted interviews and found the story

• Assisted editor and staff reporters; Researching, fact checking, copyediting and maintaining and updating website

• Added visual elements to the story; Taking photographs and creating captions and headlines

EDUCATION

SUNY NEW PALTZ: NEW PALTZ, NY            (MAY 2007)

Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in History

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE: DUNDEE, SCOTLAND    (JANUARY – MAY 2006)

Study Abroad Program, Concentration in English

TECHNOLOGY

• Proficient in both PC and MAC platforms

• Efficient in Microsoft Office programs

• Skilled researcher; Online, print and in person

• Adept with Canon photography equipment

• Familiar with Photoshop

PERSONAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCES

• Traveled through Northeastern United States, Chile, France, Holland, Sicily, United Kingdom, Canada and the American West

• Voracious reader

• News conscious; Concerned with past events and how they relate to the present

• Eclectic music taste, from Folk to Hip Hop

• Active participant in Photo Hunts

*References, clippings and writing samples available upon request

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