Resume

Job Objective
Award winning editorial writer seeking a challenging opportunity that will utilize my experience in journalism.

Skills
Knowledgeable in AP Style.
 Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
 Skilled with Adobe InDesign, HTML, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, WordPress and social media.

Work Experience
Senior Reporter
The Lakeville Journal
Falls Village, CT September 2017 to present
 Responsible for covering stories in Winsted, Barkhamsted, Colebrook and Norfolk.
 Wrote multiple articles a week along with photographs.
 Covered regular Town Board, Board of Education and Planning Board meetings.
 Wrote occasional editorials.
 Copy editor for various articles published in newspaper.

Editor
The Winsted Journal (owned by The Lakeville Journal)
Winsted, CT March 2014 to August 2017
• Responsible for design and content of newspaper.
• Responsible for managing group of freelance reporters and photographers.
• Wrote multiple articles a week along with photographs.
• Wrote weekly editorials and won first place in the 2015 New England Better Newspaper Competition for editorial writing.
• Updated newspaper’s Facebook page and Twitter feed on a weekly basis.
 Copy editor for articles and briefs published in newspaper.

Reporter and Photographer
The Winsted Journal (owned by The Lakeville Journal)
Winsted, CT 2010 to March 2014
 Responsible for covering stories in Winsted, Colebrook and New Hartford.
 Reported on stories including the Winsted Board of Education suing the Board of Selectmen, the arrest of former Winsted Finance Director Henry Centrella and debates over town budgets.
• Regularly took photographs and filmed YouTube videos of events for the newspaper.
• Covered regular Town Board, Board of Education and Planning Board meetings.
• Regularly updated the newspaper’s Facebook page.

Reporter and Photographer
The Lakeville Journal
Lakeville, CT 2008 to 2010
 Responsible for covering news stories in Kent and Sharon.
 Reported on stories including the Sharon budget debates and various events in the newspaper’s coverage area.
 Covered regular Town Board, Board of Education and Planning Board meetings.
 Responsible for the newspaper’s sports section, including coverage of various high school games.

Reporter and Photographer
The Millerton News (owned by The Lakeville Journal)
Millerton, NY 2007 to 2008
 Responsible for covering news stories in Amenia, Pine Plains and Millerton.
 Reported on stories including Amenia comprehensive plan and zoning laws and various events in the newspaper’s coverage area.
• Covered regular Town Board, Board of Education and Planning Board meetings.

Awards
First place in Editorial Writing for 2015 New England Better Newspaper Competition.

Education
B.A. History, Sociology and Cinematography
Marlboro College- Marlboro, VT

Groups
Member of Winsted Elks Lodge #844 since 2016.

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