Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Motivated Editor/writer with 3 years of experience supporting and training senior editing staff and new writers alike in a university environment. Worked alone and as a team to produce engaging, accurate and current stories for local communities. Strong problem-solver, researcher, collaborator and conflict manager with excellent understanding of shaping and developing compelling content. Keen interest in constantly developing leadership abilities and supporting coworkers in their own development.

  • Experience in community building, developing and maintaining multiple new relationships on personal and organizational level
  • Experience collaborating with both subject matter experts and graphic designers to produce accurate, digestible, and engaging content.
  • Editing copy for grammar, factual accuracy, and appeal.
  • Collaborating with team members and leadership to develop marketing and recruitment strategies
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Three years experience as developing self-starter
  • Leadership abilities
  • Staff Management
  • Time Management
Work History
11/2019 to 08/2020
Editor-in-Chief Esf Summer Camps Cherry Hill, NJ,
  • Supported and encouraged editorial board to provide independent and engaging advice, opinions and perspectives to enhance publication relevancy and student interest
  • Trained and mentored editors and assistant editors in building healthy relationships with writers, sources, university departments, and local businesses to facilitate creation of compelling and relevant content.
  • Communicated across University departments and third party contractors to secure healthy budget funding following COVID related university spending cuts
  • Collaborated with Copy Editor to develop new, efficient and productive set of editing guidelines that facilitated writer growth and knowledge of associated press writing style
11/2018 to 11/2019
Copy Editor & Creative Writing Editor Group Nine Media Los Angeles, CA,
  • Reviewed and made final edits on all stories for quarterly magazine
  • Pitched content strategies and story ideas to better engage with and inform student body
  • Engaged in community building and hosted workshops within Mace & Crown publication to effectively combat writer turnover and create consistent career and training opportunities for writers and editors
  • Managed a team of 15 writers producing content for print and online publication
  • Collaborated with graphic designer to create compelling illustrations for poetic and creative writing submissions
  • Delegated and tracked each staff member's assignments and deadlines.
  • Conducted editorial meetings with 7 other editors to collaborate and review proposed publication suggestions.
  • Engaged in recruiting activities and training of new writers in basics of reporting, feature story writing, and associated press style guide
04/2018 to 11/2018
Editor- Technology and Gaming Mace & Crown City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with communications department and public relations professors to effectively recruit writers and increase student readership.
  • Trained team of 6 new writers in associated press writing style and basic interview skills.
  • Maintained tight schedule and assigned stories to writers producing content for both online website and seasonal magazine
  • Created and managed mailing lists and social/workshop events to foster collaboration and team spirit between writers
  • Collaborated with Editor-in-chief, graphic designer, and writers to produce content relevant to interests of students on campus and local community in regards to both gaming and new medical/technological developments
08/2017 to 04/2018
Staff Writer Mace & Crown City, STATE,
  • Early experience as a self starter, developing time-management skills and an adaptable mindset.
  • Pursued and developed news articles and feature stories on wide range of topics while on assignment for online and print publication, coordinating images and layout to deliver proper presentation.
  • Worked independently to pursue interesting and compelling stories across local arts and entertainment community
  • Applied understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories.
  • Thoroughly researched and fact checked all stories to maintain journalistic integrity and engage more deeply with readers.
  • Independently cultivated contacts and sources to gather more information for stories and create new story opportunities later down line.
Expected in 09/2020
Bachelor of Arts: Journalism
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA

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School Attended

  • Old Dominion University

Job Titles Held:

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Copy Editor & Creative Writing Editor
  • Editor- Technology and Gaming
  • Staff Writer


  • Bachelor of Arts

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