Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary
Articulate and strong writer adept in all aspects of researching, writing and producing engaging news stories. Experienced with a broad range of news beats and with both editorial and production processes. Firm grasp of AP writing style. In addition to news, experienced in fashion and lifestyle writing and producing web content.
  • Exceptional writer
  • Fact-Checking
  • Transcribing Interviews
  • Social media
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Team player
  • Highly organized
  • Broadcast scriptwriting
  • Photo editing and retouching
  • Creative writing background
  • Entertainment reporting/writing
  • Blogging expert
  • Fast learner
  • Use of Adobe Indesign, Premier and Photoshop
  • Microsoft office
  • Fashion writing
  • Style forecasting
  • Investigative skills
Work History
05/2014 to Current Editor-in-Chief, Fashion and Lifestyle Writer Reading Plus | Portland, ,
  • Creator of fashion and lifestyle blog that focuses on the empowerment of multicultural women aged 18-25. I also work to give style tips and share parts of my life with my audience.
  • Collaborates with other writers to discuss issues in entertainment media and how it affects society.
2015 to 04/2015 Editorial Intern Euromoney | New York, NY,
  • Wrote stories for one of Ohio's most prominent magazines.
  • Worked on fact-checking stories from other writers of the magazine in order to ensure that all stories were accurate.
  • Researched and wrote three pieces per week for Ohio Magazine.
2015 to 11/2015 Social Media Director/Web Editor | City, ,
  • Posts news stories and multimedia stories to Kent State's news website.
  • Creates effective social media content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Developed the Twitter strategy for KentWired reporters and editors.
  • Shot video and still photos to accompany news stories.
  • Selected and updated stories and photos for the KentWired homepage carousel.
07/2014 to 11/2015 Assignment News Editor The Kent Stater | City, ,
  • Edited stories for Kent State University's independent student newspaper, "The Kent Stater".
  • Worked with a group of reporters and assigned stories pertaining to their beats.
  • Set deadlines for reporters and works on production of the newspaper and its website, KentWired.
  • Wrote, edited and produced stories for multiple platforms, including Internet and digital channels.
2014 to 04/2014 Technology beat reporter The Kent Stater | City, ,
  • Wrote stories and covered events that focused on the university's College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, as well as the College of Computer and Digital Sciences each week.
  • Researched and wrote two pieces per week for The Kent Stater.
  • 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.
  • Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Arranged and conducted interviews with individuals knowledgeable about each story’s subject matter.
07/2013 to 04/2014 Staff Writer Uhuru Magazine | City, ,
  • Wrote stories for Kent State University's multicultural magazine and also covered events for its Tumblr blog.
  • Attended weekly meetings with editors, writers, photographers and the magazine's creative director to discuss the content going into the magazine.
  • Developed story ideas for the magazine that would represent the multicultural student community of Kent State.
  • Organized multiple fundraising events for the magazine's release, as well as finding potential advertisers.
Expected in December 2015 Bachelor of Science | Journalism and Mass Communication Kent State University, Kent, OH GPA:
    Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 3.2 GPA
  • Recipient of Omnova Solutions four-year Scholarship
  • Communications and Mass Communications coursework
  • Photography and Graphic Arts coursework

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