Journalism resume

Journalism Experience:

Herbert River Express (QLD, Australia)           January 2017 – current
Cadet journalist
Pitching stories ideas
Writing stories for print
Photography
Proofreading

Mail on Sunday        July – August 2016
Journalist (work placement)
Features department

The Independent     January 2016
Journalist (work placement)
A daily national newspaper

  • Generated story ideas
  • Produced stories for online and print
  • Attended editorial meetings

Hampstead & Highgate Express (Ham & High)  
December 2015
Journalist (work placement)
Local weekly paper covering Westminster, Barnet, Camden and Haringey

  • Generated story ideas
  • Produced stories for online and print
  • Attended editorial meetings

City University London                                September 2015 – September 2016
MA in International Journalism – A hands-on postgraduate course that delves into journalism on a global scale alongside students from around the world.

The following subjects will be studied: Journalistic storytelling; print (pathway); advanced journalism practice (production – a magazine from scratch), International News, Online journalism, Global journalism, Journalism ethics and International correspondent (specialism).

Freelance work                                                                          August 2011 – current
Contributed stories and interviews for various publications and organisations including: Jerusalem Blueprint (Israel), Jerusalem Challenge (Israel), Centre News (Melbourne Holocaust Museum publication), Post-Opera company (Melbourne)

The AU review                                                              October 2013 – October 2014
Freelance – Music reviews and interviews

Melbourne Writers Festival – ACMI, Melbourne             August 2012 Volunteer in front of house duties

Warwick Daily News – Warwick, Queensland                              May 2012            Internship – Local newspaper for the Warwick area in Queensland. Articles published in print.

  • Photographing local events and pictures for stories
  • Produced hard news stories, interviewed sources and conducted vox pops

The Jerusalem Post – Jerusalem, Israel         November – December 2011
Israeli newspaper and news site published in English. Articles published in print and online.

  • Produced hard news stories
  • Fact checked reporter’s stories after submission to the editorial team
  • Attended editorial meetings
  • Data entry for the photography archive

Inpress – Richmond, Victoria                                              July – November 2010
Internship & freelance – Arts and culture street press magazine.

  • Worked autonomously as a music reviewer. These articles were published
  • Edited concert reviews and formatted interviews in InCopy
  • Updated the gig listings and typed up announcements of local and international gigs

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia                                           2008-2010
BA – Major in Journalism and minor in Film and Television studies and Media and Communications

Journalism subjects: Radio and television (including a one-hour broadcast on Radio Monash) (available upon request) (high distinction); newsroom practice and theory (distinction); Feature writing (distinction); online journalism (distinction); reporting sport and culture (distinction); editing for print media (credit); international journalism (credit); and media law (credit).

Applied journalism research project:                                           June – July 2010
Internship and NY/London study tour. Under the guidance of Monash University journalism lecturer, Andrea Baker, 16 journalism students, including myself, embarked on a two-week study tour of NY & London. The group visited the following world-leading media outlets were we interacted with journalist, editors, etc.

Monash University student publications: Newshit.com.au (student-run) and Esperanto magazine                                            March 2008 – October 2010
Caulfield campus student-run website and magazine.

  • Contributed music reviews and features
  • Attended and contributed ideas at editorial meetings

Journalism equipment and software skills:

  • Video production: Script writing (film, radio & television news), camerawork and editing (iMovie, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere) and currently learning Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 and Adobe Audition
  • Voice recording devices and editing software (audacity)
  • Microsoft Office programs
  • Content management systems and currently learning how to create HTML and CSS websites
  • Newspaper photography
  • wordpress.com – blogging site
  • Basic InCopy and Adobe InDesign
  • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube/Vimeo, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit
  • Live blogging

Volunteer:

  • Melbourne Fringe Festival – Roles included: Front of house, liaising with and assisting artists, box office and phone bookings in September 2010.
  • Good Friday Appeal – Each year on Good Friday from 2008-2013 I volunteered in the metropolitan phone rooms by documenting pledges made over the phone. The charity event raised money for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 – Dance performer in the closing ceremony.

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