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Idaho Press Tribune - Reporter Resume Example

Ellie Russell
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Meridian, ID 83642
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Professional Summary

Seasoned media professional with more than ten years of experience in fast-paced deadline oriented environment. Excellent communication and multimedia production skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in project management of print and digital publications. 

Skills
  • Communications and Media
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Persuasion
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clerical
  • Production and Processing
  • Design
  • Active Listening
Experience
Reporter Oct 2014Present Idaho Press-Tribune Nampa, Idaho

  • Write, research, and edit game stories, profiles, state activities association news.
  • Created weekly "Canyon County Sports 'N Stuff" podcast.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Determine a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
  • Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements.
  • Photograph or videotape news events, or request that a photographer be assigned to provide such coverage.
Copy editor/designer Jul 2014Oct 2014 Idaho Press-Tribune Nampa, Idaho
  • Page layout for weekly Emmet Messenger Index.
  • Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found.
  • Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.
  • Read corrected copies or proofs in order to ensure that all corrections have been made.
  • Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
  • Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction and/or reprinting.
  • Measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements (copy and illustrations) in order to verify conformance to specifications, using printer's ruler.
  • Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.
Reporter/editor/designer Jan 2004Oct 2014 Times-News Twin Falls, ID
  • Covered sports for Southern Idaho Magazine, Idaho Press-Tribune of Nampa, Blackfoot Morning News, Coeur d'Alene Press, and Post Register of Idaho Falls, 2008 to present.
  • Copy editing academic papers, press releases, and novels.
  • Inside page layout of More Than a Game: The Best of Alf Van Hoose by Creg Stephenson (work performed in 2004, published in 2009).
Reporters and Correspondents Feb 2012Jun 2014 The Write Mechanic Meridian, ID
  • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, publishers, directors, or producers.
  • Prepare works in appropriate format for publication, and send them to publishers or producers.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
  • Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts.
Sunday Editor Jan 2012Sep 2012 Times-News Twin Falls, ID
  • Supervised the production of the Monday edition.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
  • Supervise and coordinate work of reporters and other editors.
  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories.
  • Select local, state, national, and international news items received from wire services, based on assessment of items' significance and interest value.
Crime and Courts Reporter May 2010Jan 2012 Times-News Twin Falls, ID
  • Covered breaking news, criminal courts, law enforcement and legal issues.
  • Report news stories for publication or broadcast, describing the background and details of events.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Determine a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Gather information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions.
  • Investigate breaking news developments, such as disasters, crimes, or human-interest stories.
  • Check reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Discuss issues with editors to establish priorities or positions.
  • Conduct taped or filmed interviews or narratives.
  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time or space requirements.
  • Develop ideas or material for columns or commentaries by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, or personal experiences.
  • Write columns, editorials, commentaries, or reviews that interpret events or offer opinions.
Reporter/editor/designer Jun 2004Jan 2012 Times-News Twin Falls, ID
Sports Reporter Jun 2006May 2010 Times-News Twin Falls, ID
  • Covered athletics for the 30 area high schools and College of Southern Idaho softball (2009-10).
Copy Editor/Sports Copy Editor Jun 2004Jun 2006 Times-News Twin Falls, ID
  • Page layout, photo illustrations and graphics for news, sports, features.
Education
B.A: Communication and Information Sciences University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala Jan 2004
Additional Information
Idaho Press Club 2007: Third place, sports news. 2008: Third place, sports news. 2009: Second place, sports news. Third place, news series. 2010: Third place, spot news. 2011: Third Place, Reporter of the Year. Second place, business reporting. Third place, investigative reporting. Society of Professional Journalists North West Region 2008: Third place, sports news. 2009: Third place, sports column. Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence 2001: National finalist, online opinion/commentary
Awards


Idaho Press Club

2007:
Third place, sports news.
2008:
Third place, sports news.
2009:
Second place, sports news. Third place, news series.
2010:
Third place, spot news.
2011:
Third Place, Reporter of the Year. Second place, business reporting. Third
place, investigative reporting.
 
Society of Professional Journalists · North West Region
2008:
Third place, sports news.
2009:
Third place, sports column.
 
Society of Professional Journalists · Mark of Excellence

2001:
National finalist, online opinion/commentary

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Previous Companies:

  • Idaho Press Tribune
  • Times News
  • The Write Mechanic

Previous Job Positions:

  • Reporter
  • Copy editor
  • designer
  • editor
  • Reporters and Correspondents

Schools:

  • University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala

Level of Education:

  • B.A

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