Resume

OBJECTIVE:
I want to work in a positive, hands-on environment where I can further enhance my skills as a journalist.
EXPERIENCE:

Visual Correspondent, USA TODAY College, Virtual — June 2014 – Present

  • One of five chosen students to launch the first-ever Visual Correspondence program for USA TODAY College
  • Pitch and create bi-weekly multimedia stories for the USATC website
  • Photograph campus events, student-related activities, university news, etc. for the USATC website

News Intern, Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL — Jan. 2014-June 2014

  • 20-30 hours a week in the newsroom reporting on deadline
  • specializing in business reporting
  • work closely with all metro editors

Correspondent, Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL — Sept. 2013-Dec.2013

  • Paid freelancer writing for the business section of the city newspaper
  • Write weekly articles assigned by the business editor, Anthony Clark

Social Media Intern, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL — Aug. 2013-Dec. 2013

  • Managed content for UF’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, YouTube)
  • Photographed events for the UF Facebook page: UF Homecoming, Fall 2013 Commencement

Editorial Intern, Gainesville Today magazine, Gainesville, FL — Jan. 2013-Aug. 2013

  • Wrote 1500- to 2500-word feature stories for each issue
  • Worked on deadline each month
  • Responsible for enterprise reporting/pitching creative story ideas

Freelance Writer, The Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville, FL — Jan. 2013-April 2013

  • Largest student-run newspaper in the U.S.
  • Pitched story ideas to the metro editor
    • Took assigned stories and wrote them by a 5 p.m. deadline
EDUCATION:
University of Florida, 2011-Present
  • 3.7 GPA
  • Degree expected: B. S. in journalism
  • Major coursework: Reporting (B), Visual Journalism (A), Multimedia Writing (A), Photojournalism (A), Magazine Feature Writing (A-)
SKILLS:
  • Fluent in Portuguese
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Detail oriented
  • Work well on deadline
  • Writing skills are honed daily
  • Intermediate experience with photography
  • Mac and PC competent
  • iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Soundslides
  • Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • HTML, CSS, GitHub, Brackets
  • Social media savvy (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, LinkedIn)
  • Social media software: Sprout Social

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