Digital Journalist Resume


Career Summary:


Highly-professional and talented Digital Journalist with a solid experience in researching and writing compelling news as well as distributing or delivering information using multiple digital platforms to engage readers. Possess solid knowledge of using social media platforms and analytics tools along with the effective writing, editing, team-working, organizational and communication skills.

Summary of Skills:

  • More than 5 years of digital journalism experience as well as familiar with established and emerging social media platforms, AP style writing, CMS, image and video editing software like Final, Cut Pro, Edius, InDesign, MS Office Suite, and Multimedia

  • Effective researching and analytical skills with the ability to tell great stories through words, pictures and videos

  • Creative news writing and editing experience with a strong knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling

  • Ability to think creatively and use social media to push compelling content quickly, and cater to wider audience

  • Ability to make sound decisions and work accurately and independently under extreme pressure

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong relationships with teams as well as build and maintain contacts within industry for future stories

  • Ability to work well within teams and in a highly energetic environment as well as within flexible schedules, including late night shifts

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously within strict deadlines.

Work Experience:


Digital Journalist

Reach Media, San Francisco, CA

January 2017 – Present

  • Creating accurate and informative stories in creative ways using pictures, video, live blogs, and other interactive digital storytelling and social media tools to build and grow audience engagement

  • Providing live coverage of news and various events for live-blogs and breaking news as assigned as well as interviewing news subjects, and research for facts and credibility

  • Leading and contributing to training sessions by communicating digital and social media best practices and latest industry trends

  • Writing and posting a minimum of 6 – 10 blog posts per week

  • Generating innovative ideas for feature writing as well as overseeing the layout, and appearance before publishing

  • Working closely with social media producers and posting content to various social media platforms in compliance with company’s strategies and standards to engage the audience

  • Building and maintaining contacts and getting closer to the audiences using various analytics tools as well as learning more about what they like to read

  • Receiving assignments and evaluating news leads and tips in order to develop story-lines or ideas as well as researching daily stories, latest topics on blogs, and social media

Digital Journalist

TEGNA Communications, San Francisco, CA

April 2014 – December 2016

  • Complied, edited, and wrote news stories from a variety of sources, including social media, wire services, traditional news sources, with an emphasis on delivering accurate breaking news on various digital platforms

  • Identified and highlighted the most important and engaging stories, videos, and photos using real-time and historical analytics to maximize traffic for company’s websites and mobile applications

  • Coordinated with social media producers, other reporters, and managers to ensure online coverage was accurate, trending, and complete at all times

  • Maintained strong familiarity with local, national and international news and issues of the day as well as stayed updated with the latest industry trends, techniques and advancements related to digital and social media

  • Reported and wrote assigned stories daily as well as shot and edited videos for different stories and events as needed

  • Developed and maintained various contacts and sources, conducted interviews for compelling stories

  • Actively participated in various news editorial meetings and worked with news staff to develop original content opportunities

Digital Journalist (Intern)

Univision Post, San Francisco, CA

September 2013 – March 2014

  • Assisted in covering and updating breaking news as well as live blogging

  • Wrote stories, reviews and columns as well as helped in updating company’s websites

  • Generated creative content ideas with writing staff as well as helped in developing compelling video content

  • Integrated thought-provoking headlines, texts, audio, video, and images for creating appealing content

  • Participated in various training programs conducted by organization itself to get up to speed with the best practices, latest industry trends, technologies and major issues or stories

Education:


  • Bachelors of Art in Digital Journalism

    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    2013

Reference:


On request.