Journalist Resume Samples

A Journalist will undertake the task of researching, writing, editing, and proofreading news stories, articles and features for television, radio, journals, and other Media. The primary and core duties are mentioned on the Journalist Resume as follows – writing and assembling together interesting news stories, reading press releases; researching articles, establishing and maintaining contacts; interviewing sources; writing and submitting copies; attending events; verifying statements and facts; staying updated with privacy, contempt and defamation laws; and liaising with editors and sub-editors.

Those interested in taking up this profession should depict on the resume the following – the ability to propose strong pitches, a strong portfolio of published articles or newscasts; current knowledge of headlines; the ability to follow strict deadlines and fact-check information; good deduction and observation skills; and a strong aptitude in extracting information. Organizations normally accept any degree but give preference to English or Journalism degree.

 

Journalist Resume

Summary : Award-winning communications professional with strong news and feature writing background. Proven record of creating and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and professionals of all levels. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on listening. Solid research abilities; recognized as a quick study on various topics and ability to write or discuss those in an intelligent manner.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Adobe Premier, Microsoft PowerPoint,.

Description :

    1. Daily morning newspapers circulated primarily throughout Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, and Rock Island County.
    2. Owned by the Small Newspaper Group with a combined circulation of nearly 45,000.
    3. Responsible for covering news, features and events in a region of 300,000 residents; enterprising and writing investigative and feature stories to explain an issue, conflict, program or progress in an understandable and unbiased manner.
    4. Beat assignments included city government, education, business, regional transportation projects.
    5. Wrote numerous social justice-focused stories about people in poverty, undocumented immigrants and alleged misuse of funds by a non-profit advocacy center.
    6. Routinely researched and followed federal and state legislative proposals and action, and reported the possible impact on people, cities, and services.
    7. Majority of workload was independent and self-directed; stories were chosen, researched, written and scheduled/targeted for publication by a beat reporter.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Mass Communications


Sr. Journalist Resume

Objective : Professional with corporate journalism, public relations, and press office experience. Background includes broad experience in sales, customer service, public relations, and journalism, including fashion, behavior, health, freelancing, and press office journalism.

Skills : Unbiased observation.

Description :

    1. Write and distribute press releases with photos to print, broadcast and social media on behalf of clients, such as the Osage Ballet.
    2. Provide public relations writing with SEO (search engine optimization) for local businesses, such as Courtesy Care Cleaning & Restoration based in Bartlesville, Okla.
    3. Design and maintain websites using WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
    4. Arrange on-camera interviews with local media.
    5. Maintain a website, www.mckeepr.com, to promote business.
    6. Maintain the journalistic website www.pawhuskacommunitynews.com, and a companion Facebook page, established in Feb.
    7. Successfully researched, wrote, and edited articles on crime, government, business and the arts for The Hunterdon County Democrat newspaper and Hunterdon Life magazine.
    8. Improved journalistic excellence of publications by mentoring new reporters after being promoted to editor.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
J.D.


Jr. Journalist Resume

Objective : Worked as a journalist for 10 years. Can deal with diverse product lines, get to the bottom of problems, boil down complex issues, add heart to dry topics and create messaging to advance corporate goals. Marketing Conceived of and implemented multiple campaigns to support several product lines in apparel, accessory and home furnishings markets.

Skills : Languages.

Description :

    1. Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
    2. Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
    3. Determine a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
    4. Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
    5. Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
    6. Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
    7. Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts.
    8. Photograph or videotape news events, or request that a photographer be assigned to provide such coverage.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Marketing Communications

Journalist III Resume

Headline : Accomplished and energetic Care Giver with a solid history of achievement in Assisting Seniors and Autism Patients. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment to first-rate patient care.

Skills : Customer Service Skills, Maintenance.

Description :

    1. Report news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
    2. Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
    3. Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
    4. Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
    5. Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
    6. Present life or recorded commentary via broadcast media.
    7. Investigate breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes, or human- interest stories.
    8. Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Journalist I Resume

Summary : Award-winning communications professional with strong news and feature writing background. Proven record of creating and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with individuals and professionals of all levels.

Skills : Write, Relationship Management.

Description :

    1. Planed and directed public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the employer or client.
    2. Created marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic.
    3. Copyedited, proofread, and revised communications.
    4. Researched media coverage and industry trends.
    5. Coordinated conference, trade shows, and press interviews.
    6. Interviewed people in a wide range of different circumstances.
    7. Obtained extensive, highly visible national media coverage for Internet-based newsletter on international political and defense issues, covering leading industry sources.
    8. Managed corporate publications for several clients, handling story assignments, writing and editing.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor In Journalism

Journalist II Resume

Objective : Looking to gain skill and expertise in leading situation-specific counseling sessions, working with children and adults in crisis, and build experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Highlights Superior time management Self-motivated professional Complex problem solving Impressive background in the delivery of in-depth and informative news pieces Published Journalist versed in reporting.

Skills : journalism, Photography, Painting, Customer Service, computer skills, Typing, Cashier, dog training, Cleaning, Cooking, Clerical, Telephone Skills, Office Equipment.

Description :

    1. Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines.
    2. Gathered and verified factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
    3. Introduced fresh and new angles on previously-reported material to update and inform readers.
    4. Promoted targeted content through various social networking sites such as twitter and facebook.
    5. Covered breaking news concerning entertainment and criminal events.
    6. Traveled to location to write reviews from firsthand experience.
    7. Reported and penned front-page breaking news stories and provided real time updates online.
    8. Wrote over 30 news stories per month for multiple media platforms.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Family Therapy

Lead Journalist Resume

Summary : To utilize skills as a self-starting multi-media professional to join creative teams and produce quality work that exceeds client expectations.

Skills : Project Management Design Drawing Photography Fast Learner Languages Self-Starter Photoshop.

Description :

    1. Staff Writer for the AZ Informant Newspaper.
    2. Conducted interviews with local and national newsmakers.
    3. Reported local and international news stories to an audience of 100,000 readers.
    4. Produced and Directed 2 film shorts and 1 feature film project that were screened locally at Collins College.
    5. Invented an editorial comic strip that has been published in print for the AZ Informant Newspaper, Dialect Magazine (NY ) and online, reaching 150,000 readers.
    6. Initiated Art, Dance, and Theatre events with a combined 400 students performing in productions throughout AZ & PA.
    7. Motivated, trained and supervised team leaders and team members.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts

Journalist III Resume

Summary : Ability to effectively interview and extract information from individuals at all levels, including congressmen and congresswomen previously interviewed. A proven track record of quickly and effectively achieving tasks and projects as assigned in an organized manner.

Skills : Active Listening, Written Communication, Presentation Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Project Management, Relationship Management, Powerpoint, Word, Access, Wordpress, SPSS, Excel, Research, Project Planning.

Description :

    1. News and Multimedia Correspondent for the Sports Section.
    2. Published online and print articles for one of the largest daily college papers in New England.
    3. Constructed and edited web-published multimedia pieces that were featured on the university's athletic programs.
    4. Wrote features, game-stories, and round-ups for various sports in AP Style.
    5. Researched and prepared stories and multimedia pieces by working closely with our Sports Editor to conceive and develop potential article topics.
    6. Conducted phone and the on-the-field interviews with coaches and players.
    7. Entered scoring updates and compiled information for box scores.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In Journalism

Associate Journalist Resume

Summary : Motivated, perso/nable media professional with college degree and a successful 18-year track record of profitable small business ownership. Hard-working with excellent web, social media and customer service skills. Talent for quickly mastering technology. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels.

Skills : Project Management, Report Preparation Written Correspondence.

Description :

    1. Frequently generated annual revenue in excess of $20,000 on articles that paid only about $40 each.
    2. Reported breaking news including protests, rallies and police situations.
    3. Attended and reported on municipal, school board and community meetings.
    4. Wrote features on a wide variety of topics ranging from victims of gun violence to Kwanzaa.
    5. Researched and filed in-depth enterprise stories on subjects including teacher negotiations and a five-part series on organ transplants.
    6. Sports reporting included features as well as game coverage.
    7. Provided photography that illustrated feature stories, sports and spot news.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA In English

Journalist Resume

Summary : The goal of this resume is aimed at proving to you an answer to the question: why would I be the perfect candidate for your position Hardworking, intelligent, and tenacious, great addition to your team.

Skills : Computer operator, writer, editor, photographer, security, employee scheduling, safety training, inventory control of vehicle parts for postal vehicles, and Loss Prevention experience.

Description :

    1. Research, develop, prepare, edit, and provide articles, press releases, letters, and e-articles for internal and external distribution.
    2. Develop speeches for military and civilian use in support of events.
    3. Work independently to prepare, edit, and provide technical articles for print and electronic publications.
    4. Collect information, conduct interviews, produce articles for publication.
    5. Attend meetings in support of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Public Affairs Office.
    6. Assist with transportation requests and photography support as needed.
    7. Develop posts for NSWC Crane social media.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Business Administration