To secure a career utilizing my writing and journalistic skills.
Reporter — Battle Creek Enquirer; Battle Creek, Mich. (Feb. 2006 – present)
As education reporter, covers 21 school districts in the region, including attending meetings, doing extensive research , managing data, conducting interviews and developing creative story ideas
Led a newsroom-wide project reporting on the community's impact of education
Also have experience with the following:
Archiving daily paper
Writing news updates for Enquirer Web site using Saxotech, uploading video with Maven
Video (recording and editing using Avid Xpress Pro, iMovie )
Adhering to deadlines/communicating with editors
Maintaining relationships with contacts
Photography (Shooting/Editing photos using Adobe Photoshop)
Other Employment Experience
Front Desk Operator — Comfort Inn; Battle Creek, Mich. (Aug. 2005 – Feb. 2006)
Checking guests in/out
Cleaning, laundry, preparing meeting rooms
Industrial Temp Worker — Manpower Inc.; Grand Rapids, Mich. (2004 – 2005)
Strong understanding of Windows and Mac OS systems
Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, NewsEdit software, Microsoft Office software, ATP Falcon
Strong understanding of Saxotech Online (posting stories to the web), Digital Collections (archiving), and Avid Xpress Pro (digital video editing).
Basic HTML knowledge
Strong understanding of AP style
Lakeview High School (1999-2004), Battle Creek, Mich.
General High School Diploma