Ben Paul

Freelance Writer & Newsletter Writer

Location:Lawrence, Kansas, United States
2 Skills
Benjamin M. Paul
(847) 271-1183 • •

Work Experience
Research Intern: Cushman & Wakefield, Shanghai, China
Assisted team in preparing reports on office, retail, and investment markets for a multinational real estate firm. Also served as liaison with Asia-Pacific offices.
Oct. 2010 – Feb. 2011
Content Coordinator: RightSite.Asia, Shanghai, China
Researched, wrote, and edited feature stories for the leading industrial real estate Website in China. Pieces were promoted in a weekly newsletter that reached 9000 professionals in fields such as real estate, manufacturing, logistics, and government.
June 2010 – September 2010
Web Producer: KOMU-TV8, Columbia, Mo.
Prepared news content in video, text, photo, and infographic formats for a NBC-affiliated television station.
Jan. 2010 - May 2010
Multimedia Producer: KBIA Radio 91.3, Columbia, Mo.
Planned, reported, edited and marketed news and feature content in both radio and online video formats for local NPR-affiliate with more than 30,000 listeners.
Aug. 2009 – May 2010
Digital News Content Intern: WGN Radio 720, Chicago, Ill.
Prepared audio, photo and text material for the Web. Managed online news content in the Assembler CMS for a radio station with more than one million listeners.
May 2009 – Aug. 2009
Futures Lab Teaching Assistant: University of Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Mo. Managed department’s multimedia equipment. Assisted journalism students with technical problems.
Aug. 2009 – May 2010, Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2008

University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Bachelor’s degrees in Convergence Journalism and East Asian Studies, both with Latin Honors
Aug. 2006 – May 2010; GPA: 3.75
Peking University, Beijing, China
CIEE Intensive Chinese Language program
200+ contact-hours of instruction in Mandarin Chinese
Feb. 2009 – May 2009; GPA:3.88

Leadership: Experience supervising reporters working individually as well as in teams of 3-4 in planning, covering and producing both day-turn and feature stories. All pieces included combinations of audio, video, text, and infographic elements.
Software: Adobe CS4 (Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash), Adobe Audition, Final Cut and Avid Media Composer
Language: Intermediate proficiency in Chinese (3 years formal study)

Contact Information
1120 Stratford Lane Lake Zurich, Illinois, 60047
Skills (2) Rating
Newsletter Writing