Sports Journalist Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Looking for a challenging position as a Sports Journalist where I can further develop my skills and do unrestricted, unbiased reporting.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience of composing sports articles, attending sports events and conducting sports-related interviews
  • Extensive knowledge of various types of sports, tournamentsand related issues
  • Operational knowledge of computer software such as, MS Office, Dreamweaver and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with reporting and comparison of sports statistics and sports historical data
  • Outstanding ability to produce highly engaging sports-related articles, in a timely manner
  • Exceptional ability to operate still camera, video camera and voice recorder for collecting information

Professional Experience:

Sports Journalist

Gannett Company, Westbury, NY

August 2012 – Present

Responsibilities:

  • Providedpost-event reportingof various sports events, by watching those events, in-person.
  • Interviewed many sports celebrities and published those interviews, in company’s magazine.
  • Wrote and submitted a variety ofsports-related editorial content and press releases, in a timely manner.
  • Assisted with selection of appropriate and attractive designs and photographs to increase the appeal of relevant editorial content.
  • Maintained strong professional relationships with different PR agencies and sports societies.
  • Contributed in increasing the popularity and sale of company’s sports magazine.

Sports Journalist

E. W. Scripps Company, Westbury, NY

May 2009 – July 2012

Responsibilities:

  • Produced editorial content like, sports articles, game previews, sports news and match reports, in an engaging manner.
  • Collected pre-written editorial and video content from all news providers, for submission.
  • Posted own and other news providers’ sports-related editorial materials, in a timely manner.
  • Displayed all sports-related content on company’s sports-news website and associated social media channels.
  • Liaised with Editorial team, on proper and efficient functioning of company’s sports-news website.
  • Assisted with increasing company-owned sports-news website traffic and popularity.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, MI