Sports writer/Sports stringer

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
EXPERIENCE: Experience August 2007-May 2008 Dodge City, KS The Dodge City Daily Globe Sports Editor • Responsible for the Daily Globe sports section • Designed sports section using Quark XPress • Good rapport with coaches, athletes, and athletic directors • Worked on a one person staff covering all area prep and college sports • Learned good time management covering several games at once • Produced daily content from a variety of sports • Multiple stories printed everyday • Designed and produced majority of content for fall and winter sports preview tab • Managed a limited stringer base January 2005-December 2006 Norman, OK The Oklahoma Daily Sports Reporter • Covered the University of Oklahoma, one of the biggest college athletic programs in the country • Sports columnist • Experienced dealing with big time events, athletes, coaches, and media personnel • Experienced conducting pre/post game interviews and press conferences Skills • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs, News Edit IQue, and the Internet • Proficient in Macintosh and PC Usage • Proficient with Quark XPress software • Well versed in AP style • Creative mind and writing style • Desire to excel and outwork the competition Education 2002-2007 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, June 2007 • Emphasis in Broadcast and Electronic Media • Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication • Minor in Sociology
COMMENTS: I am also interested in stringing during prep football and basketball season. I'm willing to travel all over the state to cover games.
NAME: Jason O'Dell
PHONE: 405-532-5379
STREET ADDRESS: 103 Kimberling, Moore, OK, 73160