Correspondent Resume



Job Objective:


Highly-dynamic, enthusiastic and confident News Reporter seeking a challenging position with a reputed news channel to use my exceptional communication and presentation skills for delivering up-to-date happenings of the world to the viewers, and maintaining channel’s ratings.

Summary of Skills:

  • Extensive experience in providing breaking news and giving precise details to the viewers

  • Capable of researching, investigating and collecting information on different areas

  • Sound understanding of the demographics and viewer interests to produce audience-related content in news programs

  • Ability to find interesting stories and come up with innovative ideas to create programs for different age groups to boost viewer-ship

  • Familiar with the entire news production procedure along with operating of audio/video equipment as well as writing concise stories

  • Flexible, able to travel to remote locations for coverage, and willing to work extra time for recording major events

  • Possess critical thinking skills and problem-solving attitude to handle any unprecedented situation

  • Team player with strong organizational and communication skills

Work Experience:


Correspondent

America News Network, Las Vegas, NV

April 2016 – Present

  • Investigating and following stories to provide news on events affecting social, political, and economic fabrics

  • Conducting weekly poll show on trending topics live, and giving an opinion at the end without being biased towards a particular group

  • Researching, writing, producing and reporting engaging stories on camera both live and taped for later broadcasting

  • Shooting to record late night bulletins with the crew by reading stories from teleprompter and delivering headlines of the day within 5 minutes

  • Working with other professionals to deliver facts and news to the viewers to maintain the ratings of the channel

  • Coordinating with the crew to travel to event locations involving cases such as natural disasters, crime scene to record footage, and generating interesting factual stories

  • Following cameraman’s instructions during live reporting to cover entire event and providing precise details regarding the criminal events such as terrorist attacks, gun fires or suicide bombers to the viewers

Entry-level News Reporter

Hearst Television Incorporation, Las Vegas, NV

December 2013 – March 2016

  • Coordinated with the team to present news on political, climate, sports, and crime

  • Compiled photos or video footage of major political events to write a short summary before presenting for broadcast

  • Worked with the senior reporters and photographers to conduct interviews of eminent personalities

  • Collaborated with the crew for production of the weekly entertainment program ‘The Box’

  • Took responsibility to understand demographics and viewer interests for suggesting innovative ideas for shows and improve television rating points

  • Performed tracking of interesting stories, collected detailed information, conducted interviews, and wrote accurate stories

  • Handled a variety of clerical duties as assigned by the newsroom management, including answering telephones, sorting mails, and distributing memos

Internship:


Trainee Broadcast Journalist

BBC News, Las Vegas, NV

October 2012 – November 2013

  • Researched, verified, and collected information to support weekly stories

  • Drafted short voice pieces, news bulletins and program items by sticking to industry standards and BBC editorial policies

  • Collaborated with the editor for a special weekly program involving eminent personalities, and assisted in preparing appropriate interview questions

  • Coordinated with the technical crew of the department to decide on location shoots and determined the placement of sound equipment, camera system, etc.

  • Worked with the broadcasting team to prepare and present prerecorded or live shows for covering sport stories

  • Participated in monthly meetings to present new ideas involving interesting stories and concepts for better viewer engagement increasing the television channel ratings by 12%

  • Worked under the supervision of the news editor to study the current major happenings of the world, and wrote appropriate scripts for bulletins, headlines, and reports

Education:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

    2012

Training:


  • Diploma in Advanced Broadcast News Reporting, 2013

Reference:


On request.