Journalist Resume Example

Journalist Resume Sample

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JOURNALIST RESUME TEMPLATE (TEXT FORMAT)

SUMMARY

I am a 27-year-old journalist with a decade of experience, both in investigative journalism and news writing. I especially like writing and reporting across a variety of platforms, including print, television, and online social media.

EDUCATION

LONSINGTON UNIVERSITY

Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, June 2015

SKILLS

  • Investigative Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Proofreading
  • Community Journalism
  • News Writing
  • Research & Fact-Checking
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Slickwrite
  • TinEye
  • Echosec
  • Hemingway
  • Ability to formulate unique ideas
  • Focus on the audience
  • Time management

AWARDS/CITATIONS

  • New America Award
  • Sigma Delta Chi Awards
  • Ethics in Journalism Award

EXPERIENCE

JOURNALIST

Anton Media Group

  • Wrote content for various external and internal clients such as press releases, online blogs, social media posts
  • Researched, developed, wrote and produced ground-breaking investigative news stories
  • Contributed research and analysis on major breaking news events
  • Developed and maintained sources that will generate exclusive reports

JOURNALIST

Vox Media

  • Conceptualized, researched and wrote groundbreaking investigative stories and projects
  • Created a high volume of engaging videos that helped drive video views and expanded the audience
  • Created o multimedia content such as articles, blogs, and audio interviews
  • Built and maintained a network of journalists in fields that covers all areas of client campaigns and operations, including national, regional, and trade press

 

Average Salary for Journalist Job

Journalist
Salaries
$40,077
National Average

min
max
 
$19k
$51k
 
Salary
$26k – $72k
 
Bonus$296 – $8k
 
Profit Sharing
$989 – $2k
 
Commission$0 – $4k
 
Total Pay
$24k – $70k
 

***Data are taken from payscale.com


 

Good Skills to Include on a Journalist Resume

  1. Knowledge of English language
  2. Knowledge of media production and communication
  3. The ability to work well under pressure
  4. Ambition and a desire to succeed
  5. Attention to details

 

Resume Action Words for Journalist

Advertised
Negotiated
Directed
Motivated
Trained
Supervised
Mediated
Collaborated
Established
Prepared
Influenced
Hypothesized
Persuaded
Arbitrated
Examined
 

 

Common Certificates for Journalist Resume

  • University Journalism Degrees & Certificates Online (Coursera)
  • Journalism Certificate (UCLA Extension)
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