Part-time staff reporter/stringer with possibility for full-time advancement upon completion of B.A

EDUCATION: A.A. in Journalism (Dec. 2006); A.A. in Liberal Studies (May 2007); B.A. in Mass Comm. (May 2009)
EXPERIENCE: TEXTBOOK EDITOR, Edited Technical Writing textbook for publication of 2nd edition, using QuarkXPress, University of Central Oklahoma, 2008 CONTRIBUTING WRITER, The Mustang Times 2008; The Vista, University of Central Oklahoma 2007; Midwest City and Del City Sun 2005-2006; and 15th Street News 2005 Wrote, edited and submitted articles on a voluntary basis. PRESENTER, Liberal Arts Symposium, presented two journalism research papers and served on a panel discussing fear in the media, University of Central Oklahoma, 2008 EDITOR in CHIEF, 15th Street News, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK June 2006-May 2007 Collected, assigned, wrote, and edited relevant stories and photos and conducted weekly staff meetings while overseeing an average of eight student employees. ASSISTANT EDITOR, 15th Street News, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK October 2005-May 2006 Gathered story ideas; held interviews; collected facts; wrote stories; and took photographs for weekly campus paper. NEWS EDITOR, 15th Street News, Rose State College, Midwest City, OK August 2005-October 2005 Conducted interviews, suggested stories, wrote news and feature articles and took photographs to accompany them.
COMMENTS: *Proficiency in Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress (more than 100 hours training) and Adobe InDesign (two years experience) * Ability to use Adobe Photoshop and many other programs, including those above, on Macintosh or IBM systems * Excellent and versatile communication skills (i.e. news, feature, technical and creative writing, as well as speech and presentation) * Extraordinary work ethic and skillful coordination of many tasks at once, both individually and in a team environment * Enthusiastic contributions to various volunteer and service-learning projects * Consistent in maintaining 4.0 GPA during past eight consecutive, full-time semesters (Rose State College and University of Central Oklahoma) * Appreciative of recognition via awards from several scholarship committees and contest judges (Resume, references, portfolio, and online samples of published work available upon request.)
NAME: J. Ray
PHONE: Available upon request (as are numerous career, academic and personal references)