Broadcast Journalist Resume


Career Summary:

Highly-professional and talented Broadcast Journalist with more than 5 years of experience in researching, investigating, writing, editing, and presenting news items, bulletins, stories or documentaries for different broadcasts on television, radio, and Internet. Possess excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and writing skills along with the ability to think creatively as well as work efficiently to meet crucial deadlines.

Summary of Skills:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills to communicate complex information and ideas to general audiences

  • Effective researching or investigating skills along with the ability to write news stories clearly and concisely

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills as well as the ability to find out accurate information easily even during the moments of crisis or tragedy

  • Good experience of covering variety of stories, live reporting, interviewing people, and anchoring news

  • Strong organizational skills along with the ability to accomplish multiple tasks within strict deadlines, and produce high quality results under stressful conditions

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends as well as ability to travel within a working day

  • Excellent time management skills as well as the ability to efficiently manage competing priorities

  • Ability to coordinate with the reporting and technical team members as well as develop, and maintain strong working relationships with them

  • Strong computer skills along with the working knowledge of database systems, Adobe Creative Suite programs, Associated Press Stylebook, MS Office Suite, Google Drive, Mac and other news-gathering tools, and AV equipment

  • Ability to stay up-to-date with current affairs or latest news topics as well as possess a good understanding of media laws and regulations

Work Experience:

Broadcast Journalist

RTTV Fusion, Los Angeles, CA

February 2016 – Present

  • Providing coverage of big and relevant news stories from across entire region as well as responding quickly, and efficiently to breaking news

  • Liaising with different news agencies, public, police and government bodies after generating story ideas to follow leads

  • Conducting a thorough research and investigation to uncover facts behind news item by collating evidences, identifying potential interviewees as well as using relevant information sources, including Internet or archives

  • Selecting appropriate locations and finding the most appropriate angle for pictures, videos, and sound to approach a particular story

  • Working closely with technical team to edit material collected from different sources, including important interview and content sections, and ensuring that each segment or program meets the necessary timing or duration requirements

  • Recording podcasts or writing effective blogs and bulletins for company’s website

  • Using full range of social and multi-media tools to deliver a successful multi-platform news experience to publicize a particular story for vast audience

Junior Broadcast Journalist

Global Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

April 2014 – January 2016

  • Developed ideas for exclusive and unique news stories and features and pitched them to news editor or producer

  • Assisted in gathering background data, facts and issues from various sources as well as in accessing and evaluating relevant information for news stories on a daily basis

  • Prepared relevant interview questions in advance as well as recorded interviews in person, through telephone, and studio links or conducted them live

  • Developed and maintained strong public relations as well as complied with industry laws and codes of conduct

  • Anchored news reports or spoke directly in front of the camera with confidence

  • Worked closely in teams to write for television news bulletins or headlines and documentary scripts, narrations as well as public service announcements

  • Assisted the video-editing crew in deciding which materials to use as well as in editing final video shoots to ensure continuity and effectiveness of narrative

  • Assisted with special projects, including elections and severe weather coverage as well as operated camera for live-shots when needed

Internship:

Broadcast Journalist

Rooster Global, Los Angeles, CA

September 2012- March 2014

  • Created high quality, relevant, timely and accurate local news content as well as finding effective ways of telling stories

  • Assisted senior journalists in conducting a thorough research of locations as well as taking photographs or shooting videos to illustrate effective and clear stories

  • Helped in preparing necessary and relevant questions for interviews as required

  • Assisted in writing news, feature and sports copy for both radio and television

  • Learned and applied principles of news editing before they were aired or published online

  • Answered newsroom telephone calls

  • Performed broadcast activities in compliance with legal and broadcast regulations

  • Worked alongside producers and production leads on a multiple live and pre-recorded shows

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    2012

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    2010

Reference:

On request.