beat writer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Seasoned Journalist offering extensive experience in investigative reporting, editing and publishing. Committed to delivering factual, concise and elegantly written pieces that inform and engage a wide range of audiences.
  • Exceptional writer
  • Strong AP style writing skills
  • Investigative skills
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Blogging expert (
  • Social media (Twitter: @IDS_BroncoBeat)
Beat Writer, 2002 - 04/2005
Crain Communications New York, NY,
  • Boise State football, Idaho Steelheads hockey (WCHL/ECHL) and golf beat writer
Reporter, 05/1996 - Current
Tonal Houston, TX,
  • Worked the [Beat type] beat, and covered [Topic] and [Topic].
  • Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Followed through on beat sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
  • Wrote and edited stories for multiple platforms, including Internet and digital channels.
Beat Writer, 04/2005 - Current
Tonal Indianapolis, IN,
  • Boise State football and golf beat writer
Beat Writer, 05/2000 - 11/2001
Fiserv, Inc. Liberty Lake, WA,
  • Pro sports and golf beat writer. Pro sports included Idaho Steelheads, Idaho Stampede basketball (CBA) and Boise Hawks baseball (Northwest League).
  • University of Idaho football in 2001
Sports Writer, 07/1999 - 05/2000
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated Roanoke, VA,
  • High school sports writer and golf beat writer
Sports Writer, 08/1997 - 07/1999
Idaho Statesman City, STATE,
  • General assignment sports writer and golf beat writer
News Copy Editor, 08/1996 - 08/1997
Idaho Statesman City, STATE,
  • News copy editor
Summer Intern, 05/1996 - 07/1996
Idaho Statesman City, STATE,
  • Full-time summer intern on the news copy desk.
Sports Reporter, 05/1994 - 07/1995
The Bulletin City, STATE,
  • June-Aug. 1995: Half-time summer intern as a sports reporter. Served as beat writer for Bend Bandits (Western Baseball League)
  • Freelancer covering all Bend Rockies (Northwest League) home baseball games
Editor and Sports Reporter, 08/1993 - 04/1996
The Daily Evergreen At Washington State University City, STATE,
  • Served as managing editor, assistant managing editor, sports editor, assistant sports editor and sports reporter during various semesters. Beats included football, men’s basketball, baseball and women’s volleyball
Bachelor of Arts: Communication, Expected in July 1999
Washington State University - Pullman,
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School Attended

  • Washington State University

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  • Beat Writer
  • Reporter
  • Beat Writer
  • Beat Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • News Copy Editor
  • Summer Intern
  • Sports Reporter
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  • Bachelor of Arts

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