Photojournalist resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Administrative and Human Resources professional with eight years' experience for the Department of Defense. Managed 45 personnel programs in four countries (Germany, Hungary, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan) for ten commanders, in support of 15,000 military, civilian and contractors. Delivered hands-on technical support, safeguarded sensitive personnel records and designed and maintained various SharePoint sites. Multimedia journalist with 10 years of experience working for seven local and national news organizations. ACTIVE DOD SECRET CLEARANCE

  • Press release expertise
  • Social media management (military and civilian)
  • Copy-editing expert (Associated Press )
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Executive Administrative support
  • Crisis Management
  • Multimedia storytelling
Photojournalist, 09/2018 to Current
Gannett Co. Inc.Tucson, AZ,
  • Prepared and released news and imagery for internal and public audiences.
  • Wrote, gathered, and conducted research and interviews with subject-matter experts.
  • Copy-edited information for grammatical, punctuation and sentence structure errors utilizing the Associated Press Stylebook and Department of Defense Visual guidance.
  • Photographed various military ceremonies and events.
  • Reviewed material for compliance with local and Air Force policy and operational security.
  • Hand-picked to brief 500 military personnel on social media/ public affairs guidance for Reserve deployers
Communications Assistant, 11/2019 to 12/2020
Harris CountyLa Porte, TX,
  • Assisted Director of Communications in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies to execute a wide variety of marketing and communication projects.
  • Authored news stories and communications materials to share vital information and promote Jackson school mission.
  • Wrote feature story on Ghanian UW PhD candidate who brought electricity to his village, published on University of Washington home page, UW magazine and Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs webpage.
  • Assisted in event publicity distribution on campus and social media.
  • Managed social media accounts by composing content, engaging with followers in comments, monitoring activities, and researching trends.
Freelancer, 09/2019 to 12/2019
Common Thread StrategiesCity, STATE,
  • Freelancer for Common Thread Strategies, a tailored messaging and strategic consulting firm focused on assisting clients in government, entertainment, politics, non-profit work and justice advocacy to maximize their brands and impact for social good.
  • Feature stories included Carnegie Hall playbill on Musical Connections, an ongoing creative workshop cultivating music skills for prisoners at Sing Sing correctional facility.
  • Wrote internal feature stories for Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates.
Noncommissioned Officer, 04/2011 to 09/2018
United States Air Force, Germany And HungaryCity, STATE, Hungary
  • Executed administrative support for 149 multinational personnel; captured and documented senior leadership and budget review meetings.
  • Pitched monthly story ideas, wrote six articles featured in base newsletter and edited 50 articles to assist Swedish Public Affairs Officer.
  • Provided manning oversight 135 military personnel bolstered multinational recruitment, saved $45K.
  • Lead Organizational Defense Travel Administrator; responsible for oversight of $467K military travel/finances.
  • Deployed to Al Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan and Al Udeid, Qatar managing 12 unit programs; processed 2.1 thousand personnel for largest deployed Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in area of responsibility with $6 billion in assets.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Applied International Studies, Expected in 07/2020
University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies - Seattle, WA,

Honor Roll 3.85 GPA

Basic Photojournalism Course: Multimedia Journalism, Expected in 09/2019
Defense Information School - Fort George G Meade, MD,

Honor Graduate, Ranked #2 of 20 military graduates

A.A.S: Information Resources Management, Expected in 2012
Community College of the Air Force - Montgomery, Alabama
B.A: Print Journalism, Expected in 2007
Western Washington University - Bellingham, Washington

2019 Air Force Commendation Medal, 2017 Air Force Achievement Medal, 2013, 2014, 2015 Air Force Good Conduct Medal, 2014 Distinguished Graduate, Airman Leadership School, 2014 Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon, 2013 Distinguished Graduate, Knowledge Operations Management Technical School, 2011 Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Alt Journalism Fellowship, 2009 Hearst Newspaper's Journalism Finalist, 2007, The Poynter Institute Media Fellowship Recipient, 2007

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School Attended

  • University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies
  • Defense Information School
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Western Washington University

Job Titles Held:

  • Photojournalist
  • Communications Assistant
  • Freelancer
  • Noncommissioned Officer


  • Master of Arts
  • Basic Photojournalism Course
  • A.A.S
  • B.A

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