Jill Laster 1707 S. Arlington Ridge Road, Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: 859-802-1107 firstname.lastname@example.org Work Experience The Chronicle of Higher Education, Washington, D.C. (January 2009 – present) Intern for the nation’s leading higher education publication (circulation approx. 70,000). Responsibilities include reporting and writing daily articles for The Chronicle’s Web site, writing news articles for the weekly print publication and researching special projects. I also write feature and breaking news stories for our technology blog and have taken control of our technology blog’s Twitter account; the number of followers has quadrupled since I took charge of that account in January. The Associated Press, Caribbean bureau, San Juan, Puerto Rico (September 2009 – December 2009) Intern in the AP bureau in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which covers more than 20 countries and territories in the Caribbean and South America. Included writing breaking news and enterprise stories, as well as editing content from stringers and translating stories from our Spanish desk. Because the bureau covers several Spanish-speaking countries and territories, the language was used often in reporting. Also learned broadcast style. The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio (May 2008 – August 2008, May 2009 – August 2009) Intern for the features section of the daily metro newspaper (daily circulation approx. 200,000) for two years. Developed story ideas in a variety of departments, including food, fashion, home and garden, and arts content. Wrote stories that appeared in the metro and business sections, as well as the front page. Kentucky Kernel, Lexington, Ky. (November 2006 – May 2009) Staff writer and news editor for Kentucky’s only daily college newspaper as news editor for 2008-09 school year. Responsibilities included producing story ideas, editing stories and working 50 or more hours a week. Also wrote three to four times a week from 2006 to 2009, covering university administration, state politics and longer enterprise work. Shot feature and news pictures. Education Skills May 2010 (anticipated) Proficient Spanish speaker. Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Spanish Familiar with Quark, Adobe Photoshop, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. Soundslides and Final Cut Pro. GPA: 3.9 Experienced shooting pictures. Awards Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition winner, which included a 12-day, expenses- paid journalism trip to South Korea and Japan. (2009) National Mark of Excellence Award runner-up, one of two for the national general news writing award from the Society for Professional Journalists. (2008) Kentucky Press Association first-place winner for breaking news writing (2009), first prize for enterprise or analytical writing. (2008) Hearst Journalism Awards, sixth place for breaking news (2007), eighth place for feature writing (2009) and 13th place for feature writing (2008) in the national journalism competition. Singletary Scholarship to the University of Kentucky, which includes tuition, room and board, and a stipend. (2006-2010) References Available upon request.
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