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Benjamin A. Levisohn 11 Lincoln Place, #2R Brooklyn, NY 11217

Journalism Experience Intern, ABC News Business Desk; New York, NY 9/06-Present Assist in researching, reporting and writing business stories for broadcast on the web and TV. Freelance Contributor, Forward; New York, NY Write and report-arts related stories for a major New York Jewish weekly. 12/04-Present

Culture Editor, Reviewer & Feature Writer,; Denver, CO 12/04-Present Assign and edit arts and culture stories and reviews, as well as selecting the material to be reviewed; write and report on music, literature and film. Book Reviewer,; Evanston, IL Read and review fiction and nonfiction for international culture web-zine. 8/05-Present

Other Experience Senior Equity Trader, Lynx Capital Partners; Hoboken, NJ 10/03-8/06 Traded long and short positions on the NYSE, totaling over $1 billion worth over the past 7+ years; researched small- and mid-cap companies, including analysis of stock performance and earnings reports; recruited, trained and supervised junior traders. Equity Trader, Worldco LLC; New York, NY 10/98-10/03 Traded New York Stock Exchange listed equities with a focus on short-term profits; among the top 5 percent most profitable traders in the firm and generated a 200 percent annual return on capital; comanaged and trained a team of 25 junior traders. Preschool Teacher, Boulder Jewish Day School & University of Chicago Lab School Taught and supervised children ages three to five; created lesson plans to maximize student learning; met regularly with parents to discuss child’s needs and goals. Education City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism; New York, NY Master of Arts in Journalism with focus on business and economics reporting. 7/95-7/98


Media Bistro; New York, NY 10/04- 6/05 Completed Introduction to Magazine Writing and Introduction to Pop Culture Writing classes, and seminars in Arts Writing and Pitch Letters. University of Chicago; Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies with Honors. Skills Experience with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Garageband, ProTools Other Co-founder, bassist and songwriter for Atlas of Insects, a Brooklyn-based band. 10/91-6/95

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