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Experience Experience
11/2015 present
Dallas, TX
Education From a Parent s Point of View Columnist
Dallas, TX
Education From a Parent s Point of View Columnist
11/2015 present
Dallas, TX
Education From a Parent s Point of View Columnist
11/2015 present
  • You ensure your audience is growing and that you pivot when it is not growing
  • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style
  • You work with your advertising partner to grow and monetize the 25-45 audience
  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals
  • Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct
  • You are the person that people follow if they want to know what’s important in this area
  • 100% of your focus is the 25-45 audience
12/2010 07/2015
San Francisco, CA
Political Columnist
San Francisco, CA
Political Columnist
12/2010 07/2015
San Francisco, CA
Political Columnist
12/2010 07/2015
  • You write about both Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky politicians and institutions, how they’re working together, or not working together
  • You write profiles that reveal what makes politics tick
  • You tell the story behind the story: the alliances, bad blood and horse trading that makes and breaks deals, who wins and who loses
  • You name names and call folks out – for both good work and bad
  • 100% of your work is focused on the 25-45 audience
  • You know more about local politics and politicians than anyone else
  • You break news, though you keep your beat reporter colleagues and strategist informed about what you’re doing
01/2007 06/2010
Boston, MA
Dining Columnist
Boston, MA
Dining Columnist
01/2007 06/2010
Boston, MA
Dining Columnist
01/2007 06/2010
  • Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues and produces sophisticated journalism with minimal direction
  • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions
  • Performs other duties as necessary
  • Self-motivation and self-direction
  • Knows how to use time effectively in a 24-hour news environment
  • Collaborates and connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.)
Education Education
Master’s Degree in Communications
Master’s Degree in Communications
The George Washington University
Master’s Degree in Communications
Skills Skills
  • Serves as a member of the Editorial Board, evaluating issues that come before the board. Helps lead discussions aimed at formulating editorial positions. Plans for and anticipates the flow of the news. Generates a steady stream of ideas for editorials and opinion features
  • Produces well-organized editorials that are timely, provocative and provide unexpected insights. Connects a wide range of subjects to the impact they have on readers’ lives
  • Able to write short, quick-hit opinion pieces on trending topics
  • Takes a leadership role in developing new and innovative ways of delivering digital content, including opinion videos
  • Attends community forums and meetings; helps solicit op-eds on issues that matter to people in South Florida; and helps develop new ways of engaging our community under the Sun Sentinel brand
  • Writes a column with regular frequency
  • Is devoted to accuracy. Fact-checks (and provide hyperlinks for) names, dates, places, titles, numbers and other key information
  • Maintains open and honest lines of communication with colleagues and editors
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Education From a Parent s Point of View Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • You are a parent with children in K-12, ideally with children in high school because you have the personal experience to understand what parents care about
  • You collaborate with community, other education reporters, your own “officials” sources and your social media audience to choose your topics. It may be curriculum, testing, staffing, student life issues, sports -- anything that is both newsy and personally relevant to parents
  • You are competitive; you consistently break news
  • You bring readers the insight, not just the facts. You synthesize stories with smart thorough reporting, writing, helping readers understand what decisions mean and cost the public
  • You are comfortable with voice -- you bring your unique first-person voice to all your stories, social media, video appearances and public appearances. You are comfortable sharing some personal information that helps 25-45 year olds create a personal connection to you
  • Ability to produce top-notch investigative and revelatory journalism
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Dining Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Researches and writes columns that make an impact on the community, drawing new audiences and touching all platforms through a well-developed personal brand and distinctive voice. Acts as a leading watchdog for the community
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all the appropriate elements for the story (i.e. photos, videos and graphics)
  • Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues and produces sophisticated journalism with minimal direction
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand
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Bengals Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • 50% of your focus is the 25-45 year old audience
  • You are more knowledgeable about the Bengals -- ownership, players and fans -- than any other media. You get access to players, coaches and owners unlike any other media. You know what changes they're making, what they're thinking, what makes them tick
  • You are the news leader in your field. You are competitive; you rarely get beat
  • You produce a balanced mix of "game" content, fun experience-based content, storytelling, in-depth issue and trend reporting, and video content
  • You engage your audience consistently throughout the week -- you build a true community and relationship around your coverage. Your audience engages back with you
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Political Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • 100% of your work is focused on the 25-45 audience
  • You name names and call folks out – for both good work and bad
  • You tell the story behind the story: the alliances, bad blood and horse trading that makes and breaks deals, who wins and who loses
  • You write profiles that reveal what makes politics tick
  • You're plugged into diverse political circles on social, engaging and reporting as appropriate
  • You write about both Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky politicians and institutions, how they’re working together, or not working together
  • You give viewers real time and instant analysis of major events – debates, elections, votes, controversial statements
  • You know more about local politics and politicians than anyone else
  • You break news, though you keep your beat reporter colleagues and strategist informed about what you’re doing
  • You are nimble and pivot based on the political news
  • You write about politicians form the smallest village to the House Speaker or Senate Majority office – any local politician or issue that resonates with your audience. This will include covering Ohio’s major role in any presidential race
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Editorial Writer / Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Serves as a member of the Editorial Board, evaluating issues that come before the board. Helps lead discussions aimed at formulating editorial positions. Plans for and anticipates the flow of the news. Generates a steady stream of ideas for editorials and opinion features
  • Produces well-organized editorials that are timely, provocative and provide unexpected insights. Connects a wide range of subjects to the impact they have on readers’ lives
  • Able to write short, quick-hit opinion pieces on trending topics
  • Takes a leadership role in developing new and innovative ways of delivering digital content, including opinion videos
  • Attends community forums and meetings; helps solicit op-eds on issues that matter to people in South Florida; and helps develop new ways of engaging our community under the Sun Sentinel brand
  • Writes a column with regular frequency
  • Is devoted to accuracy. Fact-checks (and provide hyperlinks for) names, dates, places, titles, numbers and other key information
  • Maintains open and honest lines of communication with colleagues and editors
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • At least five years of journalism experience
  • Superior writing and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated track record with social media and comfort adapting to online technology
  • Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure
  • Sense of humor a plus, too
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Columnist, Breakingviews Resume Examples & Samples

  • Writing strong, original views on companies, markets and corporate finance, both responding rapidly to breaking news and setting the agenda
  • Working closely with other Breakingviews columnists in New York and the rest of the world to explore ideas and views with broader appeal
  • Presenting ideas in fresh and interesting ways, such as developing our popular range of interactive calculators and graphics
  • Promoting Breakingviews by participating in conferences, appearing on television/radio and creating a robust social media presence
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Social Mobile Sports Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create smart, thoughtful, engaging, sophisticated content in a variety of formats on Arizona and national sports to help grow audience. The focus will be on the big teams and personalities that drive Arizona sports, but also national topics that help consumers better understand the sports world
  • Display creativity in everything from developing column ideas to writing SEO-friendly headlines to sharing content socially to having an eye for images and video
  • Be among the strongest reporters and storytellers in our newsroom, able to write quickly and with voice, and also bring a sense of fun to the job
  • Be comfortable appearing on camera or in front of a crowd
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Banking Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Fluency with financial reporting and accounts
  • Excellent contacts in the banking and financial sector
  • A desire and an ability to form an opinion quickly
  • A lively, clear writing style
  • An interest in analysing general corporate finance stories and M&A beyond your specific finance beat
  • Sound working knowledge of Excel
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Political Columnist Looking to Make Great Again Resume Examples & Samples

  • Create emails, banners and various other forms of web content
  • Install, update and maintain social media profiles
  • Read and assess all content for accuracy
  • Make modifications to content written by others
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Asia Financial Columnist Resume Examples & Samples

  • Writing strong, original views on Asian business, markets and finance - both responding rapidly to breaking news and setting the agenda
  • Developing contacts with senior executives, financiers and policymakers
  • Working closely with other Breakingviews columnists in Asia and the rest of the world to identify important topics and trends
  • Promoting Breakingviews by participating in conferences, appearing on television/radio and developing a robust social media presence