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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Talented writer with proven skills in story development and presentation. Builds relationships with sources to obtain fast, accurate information. Savvy to changing demographics and strategies for reaching different demographics. Exceptional storyteller and interviewer with extensive experience in delivering captivating visual, written and online pieces. Diligent on checking sources, verifying facts and finding interesting angles. Successful at creating unique pieces to weave compelling stories. Organized and motivated employee eagerly seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth.

Skills
  • Story development skill
  • Investigation ability
  • Interviewing strength
  • Media operations understanding
  • Field reporting
  • Public opinion expertise
  • Investigative reporting
  • TV broadcasting
  • Fact-checking
  • Story pitching
  • Improvisation
  • Organizational skills
  • Teambuilding
  • Planning & organizing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Analytical
  • Maintenance & repair
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision-making
  • Multitasking
  • Story Development
  • Customer Service
  • Email and Phone Etiquette
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Lead Follow Up
  • Relationship Building
  • Editorials and Commentaries
  • Information Search Software
  • Story Editing
  • Column Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Facebook and Twitter
  • Specialized Area Reporting
  • Decision Making
  • Script Writing
  • Time Management
  • Fact Checking
  • Background Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Content Management Systems
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Story Pitches
  • Political Story Writing
  • Online News Content
  • Daily Planning
  • Data Analytics
  • Voiceover Writing
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Industry Trends
  • Feature Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Editorial Standards
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Telephone Interviews
  • Staff Collaboration
  • Investigative Reports
  • Community Events
  • Public and Media Relations
  • Deadline Driven
  • Daily Reporting
  • Investigation Ability
  • Media Operations Understanding
  • Public Opinion Expertise
  • Interviewing Strength
  • Story Development Skill
  • News Item Examination
  • News Reporting
  • On-scene Reporting
  • Breaking News Coverage
  • Narrative Filming
  • News Anchoring
  • Videotaped Segment Introduction
  • Visual Element Development
  • Foreign Affairs Policies Analysis
  • Photography Staff Direction
  • Sports Reporting
  • Celebrity Interviews
  • National and International Travel
  • Beat Reporting
Experience
05/2007 to Current Editorial Writer Hearst Communications | Bryan, TX,
  • Interviewed sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
  • Performed extensive research to back up stories.
  • Completed research and checked facts to maintain high journalistic integrity standards.
  • Utilized understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories.
  • Developed and pursued stories independently and for assignment, covering range of topics and events.
  • Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects.
  • Reported and penned front-page breaking news stories and provided real time updates online.
  • Simplified different fields through clear, concise and compelling writing.
  • Used MS Word to author and edit professional pieces.
  • Provided expert on-air commentary as guest on local radio stations and television programs.
  • Covered budget, energy and economic issues relevant to local area to deliver important information to members of public.
  • Created tightly written news stories crafted from reliable sources.
  • Wrote engaging stories and copy for live or pre-recorded broadcasts to successfully cover important news topics.
  • Met deadlines with reliable, in-depth news coverage.
  • Determined focus of news by staying on top of local, national and international events.
  • Cultivated relationships with sources and key figures in local area to reliably produce top-notch news coverage.
  • Completed in-depth research and interviews in subjects to develop comprehensive stories.
  • Developed connections with public relations contacts, providing exemplary sources for news stories.
  • Posted on social media sites frequently to increase news broadcast traffic.
  • Collaborated with reporters and news directors to achieve common goals.
  • Presented local news and feature reports in public radio style on both local and national news programs.
  • Delivered nightly news headlines.
  • Assigned stories to reporters and journalists.
  • Developed advertising campaigns for local stations.
04/2015 to 09/2020 Case Study Act-On Software | Portland, OR,
  • Interviewed client, parents, foster parents, school officials and other related parties to fully understand child's individual needs.
  • Conducted assessments of foster homes and children under care.
  • Documented and submitted updates to case records.
  • Helped members of public connect with program resources.
  • Interviewed children and family members to perform intake assessments and identify risks.
  • Escalated complex cases to appropriate team members for timely resolution.
  • Provided court testimony detailing client behaviors, treatment plans and progress according to objectives.
  • Drafted petitions, court reports, case plans and other legal documents to achieve goals.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
  • Entered client data in centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients.
  • Worked with community resources to engage youth in pro-social activities and help families access services.
  • Built trust and rapport with victims of violent crimes by remaining calm and compassionate in variety of situations.
  • Referred family members to outside support options to assist with coping during times of increased stress.
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services and make treatment recommendations.
  • Explained available housing, domestic violence, employment, education and substance abuse treatment resources.
  • Attended hearings with victims to provide emotional support.
  • Facilitated parental workshops and classes to provide support to children in achieving school and academic success.
  • Informed victims about legal processes and timelines.
  • Managed parent support groups addressing topics such as positive discipline and parenting styles.
  • Advocated for victims during difficult situations by filing police reports and connecting to needed services.
  • Assigned, administered and monitored social work cases for individuals and families.
  • Assisted victims with filling out and submitting protective orders.
  • Reviewed and analyzed violent crime reports to identify crime trends.
  • Supervised team of 23 volunteers, delivering in-depth training and mentoring.
  • Interviewed family members to assess situations, capabilities and problems.
  • Conferred with clients to discuss options and goals for various services.
03/2012 to 10/2019 Freelance Content Writer Textbroker | City, STATE,
  • Authored strategic content using appropriate tone and language to meet objectives.
  • Followed style guidelines and writing project parameters to produce on-target deliverables.
  • Researched various topics using multiple sources for writing inspiration and information.
  • Studied industry best practices for SEO and content strategy.
  • Proofread other authors works and made revisions that accurately enhanced content quality
  • Reviewed creative brief to shape copy based on project objectives and requirements.
  • Liaised with numerous clients to determine content vision and specific needs.
  • Referenced credible sources for stories and reports.
  • Applied strong writing, editing and proofreading abilities to each assignment to produce best possible content.
  • Delivered high-quality, insightful, informative and entertaining written content while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Performed in-depth research into topics to write clear and accurate copy.
  • Worked closely with writing team and senior creative staff to achieve shared vision.
  • Wrote high quality SEO content based around keyword gaps and priorities identified by editor.
  • Completed time-sensitive writing assigned on short notice and consistently met deadlines.
  • Formatted articles, blogs and webpages with HTML, photos and infographics.
  • Edited and proofread content to verify proper grammar, quality and consistency with AP style.
  • Created and edited consumer-facing content for various forms of marketing materials.
  • Coordinated with subject matter experts for interviews and topic generation.
  • Brainstormed, researched and contributed content ideas that appealed to target audience.
  • Worked with team of writers and content marketing strategists to create copy to promote clients' SEO, sales and thought-leadership goals.
  • Interpreted data and insights to inform creative and high-performing writing process.
  • Wrote original keyword-rich content following branding and SEO best practices.
  • Validated accuracy of information, data and references in written content.
  • Followed project scope and outlined content guidelines for each project.
  • Wrote articles and took pictures or created graphics to publish alongside articles.
  • Interviewed sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
  • Performed extensive research to back up stories.
  • Completed research and checked facts to maintain high journalistic integrity standards.
  • Utilized understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media use to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories.
  • Developed and pursued stories independently and for assignment, covering range of topics and events.
  • Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects.
  • Reported and penned front-page breaking news stories and provided real time updates online.
  • Simplified different fields through clear, concise and compelling writing.
  • Used MS Word to author and edit professional pieces.
  • Provided expert on-air commentary as guest on local radio stations and television programs.
  • Covered budget, energy and economic issues relevant to local area to deliver important information to members of public.
  • Created tightly written news stories crafted from reliable sources.
  • Met deadlines with reliable, in-depth news coverage.
  • Determined focus of news by staying on top of local, national and international events.
  • Wrote engaging stories and copy for live or pre-recorded broadcasts to successfully cover important news topics.
  • Completed in-depth research and interviews in subjects to develop comprehensive stories.
  • Cultivated relationships with sources and key figures in local area to reliably produce top-notch news coverage.
  • Developed connections with public relations contacts, providing exemplary sources for news stories.
  • Posted on social media sites frequently to increase news broadcast traffic.
  • Collaborated with reporters and news directors to achieve common goals .
  • Presented local news and feature reports in public radio style on both local and national news programs.
  • Delivered nightly news headlines.
  • Developed advertising campaigns.
  • Assigned stories to reporters and journalists.
  • Compiled and organized research data to produce reports and graphs.
  • Outlined key research in documents, spreadsheets and reports.
  • Organized and maintained records, inventory and materials.
  • Identified and resolved data issues to drive accuracy and integrity.
  • Used databases, physical records and digital resources to complete deep quantitative research.
  • Managed informed consent forms, personal waivers and other critical paperwork.
  • Designed survey instruments and questionnaires to obtain desired research data.
  • Screened potential subjects to determine suitability for studies.
  • Contributed to industry discourse by uncovering relevant and actionable data.
  • Designed and implemented program macros for statistical analyses.
  • Gathered market research data and generated reports.
  • Developed implementation, training and validation plans for proposed research algorithms.
  • Executed qualitative and quantitative research studies using multiple proven research methodologies.
  • Supported other researchers in study- and project-related activities.
  • Organized data in logical ways to enable efficient analysis and effective communication of findings.
  • Designed and executed consumer studies using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Collaborated with other researchers both in-person and virtually.
  • Managed shifting priorities as client needs changed and research outcomes emerged.
  • Collected open- and closed-source intelligence for aggregation into intelligence database.
  • Analyzed qualitative and quantitative data using data analysis tools to identify and validate research conclusions.
  • Communicated findings to clients using multimedia, narrative writing and presentation skills to tell informative and compelling stories.
  • Provided suggestions for improvements to products and services based on data analysis and measurable results.
  • Supported field research projects of large scope and complexity under guidance of leadership.
  • Adapted general research methodologies to meet project-specific requirements.
  • Developed plans to execute agreed-upon research projects within budget and time requirements.
  • Crafted research studies and facilitated study participants remotely and in-person.
  • Recording data precisely and managed source documentation.
  • Conducted research and experiments to compare and. contrast contributing psychological and physiological factors that may have caused the human responses, followed by documenting changes in in-depth reports.
  • Collaborated with media specialists to coordinate stories and content for social media.
  • Identified and wrote brand stories that highlighted customer success and major accomplishments.
  • Drafted posts and comments to engage audiences on social media platforms.
  • Directed study approaches by recommending, developing and executing strategies.
  • Identified relevant questions and determined best methods of collection.
  • Modeled trends and prepared reports utilizing database details.
  • Leveraged SPSS qualitative analysis software to identify data set correlations while performing qualitative functions.
  • Contributed to large-scale research project by authoring academic report on human behaviors
  • Achieved specific team goal by partnering with staff to share and implement best practices.
  • Diminished obstacles and saved time, spearheading special projects through effective emergency resolution.
  • Wrote product development proposal outlining the annual budget and production costs after studying and assessing seven similar products for various levels of learning, entertainment, fun and satisfaction.
  • Tested antigens to identify and assess immune response while maintaining test subjects and lab environment.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/1999 to to Associate of Science | Nursing Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC GPA:
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Nursing And Forensics Excelsior College, Albany, NY GPA:
Expected in to to | College Transfer Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Wayne Community College
  • Excelsior College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Editorial Writer
  • Case Study
  • Freelance Content Writer

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Some College (No Degree)

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