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Sample Resume for a Reporter

Sample Resume for a Reporter
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Ann Nolan
Sometown, MN | (Available to Relocate) | Phone: (555) 555-5555



  • Dedicated reporter with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism and a reputation for impeccable ethics.
  • Six-year record of commended performance as a staff reporter for print and online editions of local daily newspapers with circulations of up to 275,000.
  • Adept storyteller who treats news, features and other events with equal passion and thrives within the deadline-intensive, 24x7 newsroom environment.
Professional Experience

EAGLE LAKE REVIEW -- Eagle Lake, MN Staff Reporter, 2008 to 2009 
FERGUS FALLS JOURNAL -- Fergus Falls, MN Staff Reporter, 2003 to 2008
  • Covered a range of areas (e.g., news, sports, business, education, healthcare, lifestyle, travel) as a full-time general assignment reporter (and photographer) for local dailies.
  • Consistently singled out as one of the most prolific writers and productive story contributors among reporting staff at both papers. Never failed to meet a deadline.
  • Provided complete, accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media.
  • Earned repeated commendations for excellence in writing, reporting, photojournalism and infographics.

THE STAR TRIBUNE -- Minneapolis, MN Intern, 2003 
ABC UNIVERSITY -- Minneapolis, MN Public Information Intern, 2002
  • Interned at Minneapolis' major daily and at the Public Information Department of the University of Minnesota during junior and senior years.
  • Fulfilled multifaceted duties that included reporting, news/feature writing, researching, fact-checking, proofreading and headline/cutline writing.

ABC UNIVERSITY -- Minneapolis, MN
BA in Journalism, 2003

CONCURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Served as Assistant Editor and Staff Reporter for university newspaper (The Minnesota Daily) throughout college career (1999 to 2003).

Key Skills
  • Community Journalism
  • Multimedia Reporting
  • News Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • AP Style
  • Photojournalism
  • Columns/Op Ed Pieces
  • Proofreading / Editing
  • Research & Fact-Checking
Technology Summary
  • Windows & Mac OS Platforms
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Digital & 35mm Cameras
  • Infographics Tools & Software (Flash, Processing, Dundas, Infragistics)
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