Joanna Flug

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Sebastopol, California, United States
Website: http://joannaflug.yolasite.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/joannaflug
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Skills and Strengths
• I am proficient in the craft of writing hard-hitting words that sell, promote, educate and inform.
• I can polish and refine stories and articles, in order to direct the focus of the reader to the major points of the text.
• While interning for a local magazine I acquired hands on experience pitching stories, conducting interviews, and editing copy.
• Studying abroad in Europe for five months broadened my cultural awareness, as well as taught me how to be a more effective communicator. I learned the value of being self-sufficient and finding alternative means to solve problems.
• My senior research project peaked my curious and inquisitive tendencies. Through historical and empirical research and self generated surveys I was able to support my thesis question and create a digital magazine using multi layered media, such as video, sound, text and graphics.
• I work well under pressure and thrive in a deadline-driven, rapidly changing environment.
• I am ambitious and have a creative edge to my writing.
• I am proficient in Excell, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Final Cut Express, and video.
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Education
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Major BS Journalism GPA 3.45 Minor Psychology GPA 3.9
University of Torino, Torino, Italy GPA 3.6
Focus: International communications, culture, and interaction
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Academic and Professional Experience

CPTV Reporter: October 2009-June 2011
CPTV-POLYVISION
Broadcast Media industry
• As Reporter, developed local story ideas, conducted interviews, wrote, shot, edited and fronted VOSOTs and reporter packages for weekly half-hour newscast broadcast on campus and throughout San Luis Obispo County.
• As Producer and Executive Producer, responsible for assignment editing, selecting stories, assigning stories to reporters, formatting the rundown, writing and editing international, national, and regional stories in VO, VOSOT and/or PKG format. Proficient in Final Cut Express and Photoshop.
• As Production Assistant, operated teleprompter, studio cameras, audio board, playback and created graphics. Also worked as floor director.

SLOLife Magazine Internship: A local magazine in San Luis Obispo, Writer March 2011-June 2011
• Developed story ideas, interviewed sources, and wrote a feature story on a local Baseball team
• Transcribed interviews, worked one-on-one with the publisher, and performed other office tasks
• Managed content and worked one-on-one with clients to develop advertisements placed in our publication

SAGE DIAPER: Copywriter, June 2007- July 2011
Sage Diaper is a natural diapering company that offers all organic products for babies.
• Wrote various copy options, which was then presented to the client as a story board
• Presented creative and imaginative concepts, which captured the essence of the client’s business
• Re-developed the clients image through the modification of preexisting copy as well as original content
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Achievements and Projects
• My work was published in the local community in SLOLife Magazine.
• Made Deans list at California Polytechnic State University
• 1st place group for the conceptualization and marketing of a new product
• I did an extensive research project on the values, beliefs, and cultural differences between Italy and the United States.

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Article Writing
Blog Writing