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					Jesse Spector                                                                                                   spectorj@gmail.com

                                                             31-15 41st Street (2L) • Astoria, NY 11103 • 718-614-1953 (mobile)

Education
University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia                                                              Bachelor of Arts, May 2002
         Major: American History
Saint Ann’s School. Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                                                     June, 1998
    • Sports Editor, Saint Ann’s Ram.

Experience
New York Daily News. New York                                                                                January 2003 to present
    • Copy Editor. Edit stories and write headlines for major metropolitan daily sports section. Gather information for graphic
    elements. Write occasional stories about all sports – experience including pro baseball, basketball and hockey, auto racing
    and high school sports.
Edge Publications. Boston                                                                                    January 2005 to present
    • Contributor. Write a weekly column for Boston-based Web site focusing on New York sports.
Alan Schwarz. New York                                                                                         July 2002 to July 2004
    • Research Assistant. Performed library research and transcribed taped interviews for “The Numbers Game,” a book on the
    history of baseball statistics. Occasionally transcribed taped interviews for Baseball America columns.
SportsTicker. Jersey City, N.J.                                                                   September 2002 to December 2003
    • Editor. Wrote recaps and previews for MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and major college games for ESPN’s wire service. Wrote
    features for season preview packages.
Associated Press. New York                                                                                 May 2002 to August 2002
    • Editorial Assistant. Wrote previews of MLB, World Cup Soccer, MLS, WUSA and WNBA games. Updated Internet
    scoreboards for in-progress games.
The Daily Pennsylvanian. Philadelphia                                                                     October 1998 to May 2002
    • Sports Editor (2000). Elected editor of Penn’s Pacemaker-award winning independent student newspaper as a sophomore,
    working 50-plus hours a week on production of a daily sports section. Oversaw and managed a staff of over 20 writers.
    Composed headlines and captions. Assembled and edited a daily page of wire reports. Wrote a weekly column. Assembled
    five special pullout sections. Took sports photos. Covered the NCAA basketball tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C.
    • Sportswriter (1998-2002). Covered football, men’s basketball, baseball, women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, women’s
    swimming and men’s tennis as beat reporter. Wrote weekly column (2000-2002). Wrote results, previews, notebooks and
    feature stories about all of Penn’s 29 varsity sports, plus club sports.
    • Voice Editor, 34th Street Magazine (Spring 2001). Oversaw humor section of weekly magazine.
    • Recognized as DP’s “Most Improved Sportswriter of 1999.”
Brooklyn Eagle Publications. Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                             May 2001 to September 2001
    • Covered minor league baseball as the Brooklyn Cyclones beat writer, composing game stories and features on players,
    coaches and minor league life, as well as news on baseball’s return to Brooklyn and other league news.
    • Wrote feature stories about Brooklyn residents and commerce.
News 12 Long Island. Woodbury, N.Y.                                                                        June 2000 to August 2000
    • Logged videos, assisted in writing and editing of evening and nighttime sports reports for all-news station.
    • Covered minor league baseball and U.S. women’s soccer team, conducting postgame interviews.
    • Learned from sports director Bob Wolff, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame broadcasters wing. Also served as
    personal research assistant for Wolff.
UTV-13. Philadelphia                                                                              September 1998 to December 1999
    • Created and hosted QuakerTalk, an hour-long call-in show highlighting Penn sports.
    • Color Commentator. Provided on-air game analysis during Philadelphia Big 5 basketball games.
Small World Sports. New York                                                                               June 1998 to August 1999
    • Wrote analysis of baseball and football for fantasy games.
    • Assisted with design of website, created features and composed rules of fantasy sports games.
WJPZ-FM. Syracuse, N.Y.                                                                                    June 1997 to August 1997
    • Disc Jockey. Played music and hosted late-night Top 40 music program.
    • Sports Anchor. Composed and delivered sports reports on-air for afternoon news updates.
Brooklyn Community Access Television. Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                       June 1996 to August 1996
    • Worked in control room and operated cameras for Brooklyn’s public access network.
LIU-TV. Brooklyn, N.Y.                                                                                December 1994 to March 1997
    • Play-by-Play. Provided play-by-play commentary of Long Island University’s basketball games.

Computer Skills
     • Experience with HTML writing, Microsoft Office, Internet research, QuarkXPress, QuarkCopyDesk, Adobe Photoshop,
     NewsEdit, AP Reporter’s Workbench, ST2000, Hermes. Learn new systems easily.

				
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