Sample Journalist Resume

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Alannah Johnson
2967 Flournoy St, Apt#901
Dallas, TX 75237
(123)-555-1234
[email]

Summary
A credible, effective and efficient Journalist with proven expertise in conveying information to individuals. Responsible for delivering up to date and credible news and information. Has a good and strong communications and interpersonal skills; Has a keen ability in conducting research; has extensive experience in writing for both magazines and newspapers and other forms of print and online media; has covered various subjects from fashion to health, education and politics; has published works that paved the way for successful expression of ideas and concepts, combining the appropriate mix of text and graphics;

Professional Experience:

JournalistJanuary 2007 – Present
Lone Star Outdoor News, Dallas, TX
Responsibilities:

  • Gathered information on a specific subject, event, occurrence or person.
  • Wrote information as a report for the press, radio, and television.
  • Attended press conferences, court sessions, council meetings and other scheduled public event.
  • Interviewed the people involved in new stories, in person or by telephone.
  • Wrote new stories from notes taken, often under tight deadlines.
  • Followed up news releases, called from public or tipped-offs from personal contacts.

Newspaper JournalistMay 2004 – December 2006
Scripps Network, Phoenix, AZ
Responsibilities:

  • Researched stories for publication in local, regional and national press.
  • Wrote stories for publications in magazines, news paper and other form of print media.
  • Interviewed people various circumstances.
  • Built contacts to maintain a flow of news.
  • Worked closely with the news team, photographers and editors.
  • Created and uploaded news content for the newspaper website.

Reporter February 1999 – May 2004
Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR
Responsibilities:

  • Gathered information on a specific subject, event, occurrence or person.
  • Wrote information as a report for the press, radio, and television.
  • Attended press conferences, court sessions, council meetings and other scheduled public event.
  • Interviewed the people involved in new stories, in person or by telephone.
  • Wrote new stories from notes taken, often under tight deadlines.
  • Followed up news releases, called from public or tipped-offs from personal contacts.

Newspaper JournalistMay 2004 – December 2006
Scripps Network, Phoenix, AZ

Education
Master of Arts in Mass Communication, Stanford University, CA, 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Stanford University, CA, 1997

Skills:

  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Experienced in conducting phone, panel and one-on-one interviews
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Keen interest in people, facts and events

Awards and Honors
Certification The National Union of Journalist (NUJ)
Periodicals Training Council (PTC), Member

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