Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional writer with experience in grant writing, journalism, copyediting, and creative writing. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with a passion for communication and relationship building. Accustomed to conducting thorough research, meticulously editing, meeting tight deadlines and communicating efficiently while working independently or as a team member.

  • Research
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Interviewing
  • Field reporting
  • Story pitching
  • Training & development
Grant Writer, 04/2021 to 08/2021
BancroftMarlton, ,
  • Completed grant applications with supporting documentation to secure funding proposals, grant application narratives and budgets to finalize with development prior to submittal.
  • Investigated potential funding sources, state and federal programs and non-profit foundations.
  • Coordinated timelines and deadlines to manage proposal elements.
  • Gathered information on current programs and presented details to show strong organization with long-term plans.
  • Responded to proposal questions to make revisions based on donor feedback.
  • Developed and cultivated good relationships with potential and consistent donors through professional interaction.
  • Assembled information from external sources into concise proposal language.
  • Worked with internal team to obtain in-depth understanding of programming that required funding.
Grant Writer, 01/2021 to 03/2021
BancroftMerion Station, ,
  • Researched grant opportunities based on funding amount needed, location and organization project.
  • Developed and wrote grant proposals to secure funding for agricultural programming and education.
  • Conducted interviews with educators and community members on impact of organization and long term goals in order to present the strongest possible proposal.
  • Maintained master calendar of grants and prospects with associated files and correspondence.
  • Drafted, assessed and edited high-quality proposals to pursue grants, donations and contracts.
  • Tracked grant opportunities, deadline dates and required materials.
News Director and Reporter, 10/2019 to 07/2020
Lane Community College Media ArtsCity, STATE,
  • Determined focus of news by staying on top of local, national and international events.
  • Conducted trainings on pitching, developing and editing news stories and editorials as well as correct grammar usage and stylistic considerations.
  • Cultivated relationships with sources and key figures in local area to reliably produce high quality, engaging news coverage.
  • Assigned topics, delegated work to team members and edited final pieces.
  • Helped reporters research stories, select guests and interview subjects.
  • Attended events and completed in-depth research and interviews in subjects to develop comprehensive stories.
  • Created tightly written news stories crafted from reliable sources.
  • Reliably met production deadlines.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies, Writing, Expected in 08/2021
Portland State University - Portland, OR,
  • Bates Award Recipient for Creative Writing
  • Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators (PNAJE) Award for Reporting
  • 3.8 GPA
  • Dean's List Honoree
  • Completed professional development in Grant Writing and Communications.
  • Completed coursework in Technical Writing, Grant Writing, Journalism, Fiction and Nonfiction.
Volunteer Experience
  • Transcript Editor for New York Public Library's Trans Oral History Project | Spring 2021

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  • Portland State University

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  • Grant Writer
  • News Director and Reporter


  • Bachelor of Arts

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