Freelance Reporter Resume Samples

A Freelance Reporter also noted as a freelance journalist work for various news agencies on a temporary or freelance basis. The Freelance Reporter Resume gives a list of the following common duties and tasks – working on a contract basis for TV, media newspaper, radio and online; researching stories and obtaining the facts; interviewing witnesses or common people for gathering information, providing photographs and video; writing stories based on facts; investigating newsworthy stories; reading press release, and writing news.

Those interested in this career line should demonstrate the following job assets on their resumes – researching skills, extraordinary writing skills, passion and interest on various topics such as politics, current affairs, sports and entertainments; and the ability to produce unbiased reports. Media outlets prefer to hire those having a degree in journalism or English or mass communication. Advanced education is an added merit.

Freelance Reporter Resume example

Freelance Reporter Resume

Summary : Have worked as a radio and newspaper reporter, quality control tech intern at a malting company. Have a passion for science and the value of early childhood education. Want to work anywhere that can satisfy love for writing, knowledge and meaningful communication.

Skills : Writing, Editing, Reporting, Copyediting, Content Writing, Publishing, Web Content, Marketing, Social Media, HMTL.

Description :

    1. Wrote weekly features for the Oklahoma Gazette and hard news for the Associated Press.
    2. Researched, conducted interviews, wrote copy for, and helped design the first Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center incoming students' booklet.
    3. Wrote daily business articles within a four-hour deadline for the site and magazine, often conducting interviews in Italian.
    4. Wrote artist bios for local bands, artists and DJs.
    5. Pitched and wrote health articles for Fox News health contributor's website, and feature articles for URB, Exceptional Magazine, and DJ Times.
    6. Managed, trained and motivated sales team.
    7. Set annual revenue goals for the station and worked one on one with the sales team to achieve them.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MS In Journalism


Sr. Freelance Reporter Resume

Objective : Communications Major able to apply polished writing skills, fact checking, and knowledge of A.P. style, internet savvy promotional tactics, SEO, SEM, and various social media platforms.

Skills : NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructor.

Description :

    1. Developed sales packages and marketing ideas to help sales team drive more sales in their territory.
    2. Worked with promotions director to drive different promotional and marketing campaigns for the station.
    3. Developed strategic marketing relationships with local area businesses to work with the station on campaigns.
    4. Responsible for formulating and compiling articles and features on news and events throughout the Toledo area.
    5. Wrote many engaging articles on events of local and regional interest.
    6. Wrote one story and one brief per day covering the towns of Colchester and Marlborough in CT.
    7. Established relationships with town officials.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Diploma


Jr. Freelance Reporter Resume

Objective : Freelance Reporter with reporting experience at a daily and weekly newspaper and met deadlines as per the Editor's requirements. Enterprising and self-starter with a passion for news reporting. 

Skills : Proofreading, Editing, Researching, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Provided behind-the-scenes coverage that goes beyond official actions and pronouncements. Provides fair and accurate assessments of news impact.
    2. Responsible for keeping abreast of local, state, and national news and for monitoring multiple digital and print local sources and media outlets for leads and tips.
    3. Adept covering the news with digital tools and industry standard software in the field. 
    4. Familiar with digital transmissions protocols. Engages in social media and new media responsibilities as assigned.
    5. Produces or assists with daily breaking news coverage as well as in-depth work and special projects. Is responsible for planning and filing a news budget for days ahead, including providing an outlook for weekends and special coverage months ahead.
    6. Focuses on content that emphasizes what readers want to know, why they care and the effect of this issue on their lives.
    7. Monitored news from multiple sources and script twice-hourly newscasts.
    8. Supported news gathering efforts and breaking news coverage.
    9. Delivered breaking news in a timely and concise manner.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Asst. Freelance Reporter Resume

Objective : Goal in life is to elicit positive change for many individuals, families, and communities. With dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in mass communication & journalism and in psychology, my work as a journalist, as a volunteer at a crisis center, as an employee in the College of Education, involvement with K-12 students, and having grown up.

Skills : Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Written Communication.

Description :

    1. Provided transcription services for court, legal proceedings, and conferences.
    2. Provided verbatim transcripts of expert witnesses and technical testimony.
    3. Covered the Governor's election Feature reporter for various topics and issues.
    4. Took part in covering the elections, primarily with complete coverage of the Court of Appeals race, in addition to Governor Susana Martinez's re-election night.
    5. Wrote feature stories on issues in the immediate Albuquerque area.
    6. Covered interesting and important topics that the community desired news about, such as local movie production efforts and the condition of local.
    7. Covered news stories and wrote features within aggressive deadlines.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Associate Freelance Reporter Resume

Objective : Writer/editor who has top notch marketing, public relations, proofreading and writing experience. Good computer, social media and online research skills as well. Effectively meets all deadlines and corporate objectives. Multi-tasked, organized and has excellent customer service.

Skills : Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Dynamics. Proficient in Windows Movie Maker and Audacity.

Description :

    1. Responsible for local news coverage, including, lifestyle, sports and photography for the North County News and Patch .
    2. Interviewed local town, school and government officials and attended weekly board meetings.
    3. Edited and proofread articles on a daily basis and pitched story ideas.
    4. Interviewed business owners in three counties and wrote and edited service summaries for web directory.
    5. Reported on legal news in the Lincoln and Omaha metro areas.
    6. Conducted interviews to gather information emphasizing important details and write stories explaining the events.
    7. Took photographs to enhance storylines.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA English

Freelance Reporter Resume

Summary : Motivated job-seeker eager to pursue an exciting career in Sales, Office work, Housekeeping, Communications or in the Freelance writing industry.

Skills : Proficient in WordPress, MS Office Suite, MS Notepad.

Description :

    1. Responsible for gathering research for articles, took extensive photographs for Patch online commercial directory.
    2. Uploaded onto company database and modified and existing content on personal account.
    3. Reported news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
    4. Arranged interviews with people who could provide information about a story.
    5. Reviewed, copied and corrected errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
    6. Served as a Portland-based arts correspondent for this monthly magazine.
    7. Responsible for all Arts content in this four-times-weekly publication.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Reporter (Freelance) Resume

Summary : Proactive, detail-oriented, problem-solver seeking the opportunity to contribute to the overall success of a media team by applying my strong written and oral communication skills and editorial background. Have leadership experience in a wide variety of fields including education, communication training, research, journalism, and athletics.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Publisher, Facebook and other social media sites.

Description :

    1. Researched and wrote stories on local government, business, educational, and community events.
    2. Cultivated relationships with citizens, staff, and elected officials.
    3. Reported on several major trend stories.
    4. Entrusted by top management to cover the City of Haslet Mayoral Race.
    5. Established relationships with difficult-to-cultivate sources.
    6. Garnered praise from newspaper editor for personal writing contributions.
    7. Reached thousands of viewers Red Carpet Report's YouTube page.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA Journalism

Freelance Reporter I Resume

Objective : Results-focused and recognized leader lauded by management for delivering the highest levels of customer service with diligent follow-up.

Skills : Proofreading, Editing, Researching, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Provide content to 200 clients through the newswire established by this startup company.
    2. Covered all education issues with a focus on charter schools and academic achievement.
    3. Covered all cases of government waste and malfeasance.
    4. Wrote cover profiles on war veterans, entrepreneurs and individuals who succeed despite restrictive government regulations.
    5. Wrote the second most viewed article on the site from July through August, according to Google Analytics.
    6. Served as a guest on "Midday with Dan Roddricks" on WYPR (Maryland Public Radio) for reporting on nuclear energy in Maryland.
    7. Covered all School Board functions and other local stories Pitch original story ideas Staff photographer.
    8. Provided official transcripts to attorneys, judges, and to the public.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Lead Freelance Reporter Resume

Summary : Personal career goal is to use marketing and writing experience to grow with a brand, product, or company. Believe if you have unique, compelling content that you can convince, even the most stubborn consumers, to purchase your ideas.

Skills : Efficient in Microsoft word, keyboarding, web-browsing, social media, customer service, retail, communications, creative thinking and writing .

Description :

    1. Transcribed live or recorded speech into documents using stenograph machine.
    2. Provided transcription services for court, legal proceedings, and conferences.
    3. Produced an official record of proceedings.
    4. Responsible for researching, editing and writing news-worthy stories that are trending every day and submitting the finishing touches.
    5. Reported on community events in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
    6. Wrote two to three feature stories for the web a week, covering news, health, sports and entertainment.
    7. Covered breaking news stories by visiting the crime scene and interviewing family members of the victims.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Television

Freelance Reporter Resume

Summary : Nine years of media and sports content creation with a strong emphasis on cinema, music, and media critique. Editorial management capability includes tenures as Copy, Managing Editor, and Editor in Chief.

Skills : AP Style, Copy Editing, Indesign, Social Media Management, Digital Media.

Description :

    1. Researched and wrote about immigration, politics, public health and other subjects of relevance for the border community.
    2. Made documentary, investigative, and testimonial reports on issues of social interest.
    3. Covered reports for the Pottsville High School football team.
    4. Collected statistics and recaps for each game.
    5. Captured photos and game footage.
    6. Worked one-on-one with the editor in chief to come up with new and compelling story ideas.
    7. Provided content at varied lengths, from about 50 words.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Communications