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Columnists are journalists specialized in an area of interest like religion, politics, or fashion, and who write copy for a regular column in a newspaper. Essential job duties of a Columnist are interviewing people who can provide information about a story, communicating with the general public, updating their knowledge of breaking news developments, and developing story ideas. Based on our collection of resume samples for Columnists, the most sought-after skills for this job are excellent writing skills, creativity, networking, and time management. Example resumes in the field make display of a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or a similar area.

1

Account Executive/columnist

Created a bi-weekly column focused on personal experiences, local events, as well as humor; planned and prepared monthly special sections.

  • Prospected local businesses via telephone and in person; familiarized the local market in order to better suggest advertising solutions to clients.
  • Conferred with clients to determine their specific needs as well as how the newspaper could help them target the right audience for their business.
  • Selected subject matter and suitable form to express personal feelings and experiences or ideas; revised written material in order to meet standards.
  • Conducted research in order to obtain factual information and authentic detail, using sources such as newspaper accounts and interviews.
  • Determined a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organized material accordingly; followed procedures for copywriting completed work.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
2

Guest Columnist- Craft Beer

  • One of three guest columnists that independently generated craft beer topics to explore
  • Maintained a weekly deadline that fit word count parameters and requirements
  • Developed a small following and positively impacted local breweries and businesses
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Environmental Studies
3

Columnist/copy Editor

  • Edited, revised and submitted an article to be published once a week.
  • Attended weekly meetings reviewing the current week's news and story ideas.
  • Conducted interviews either in person or by phone, networked with student organizations, conducted research.
  • Demonstrated a professional tone of voice in response to hate mail and critics.
  • Formulated Newspaper Headlines, post columns online, exhibited interpersonal skills with fellow staff members, student organizations and interviewees, mentored young writers.
  • Knowledge with various writing styles including APA formats, MLA formats and Chicago Style.
Candidate Info
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Philosophy
4

Columnist & National Account Manager

  • Directly assisted the regional advertising director with management of 25-member sales team
  • Provided employee evaluations and performance reviews, goal incentives and assistance with client relations
  • Managed national accounts being sold into 12 affiliated newspapers
  • Wrote music column covering electronic DJ scene in South Beach
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Communications
5

Education Reporter/columnist

  • Produced award-winning coverage of K-12 education issues in five counties for regional daily newspaper.
  • Accomplished general assignment, investigative and team-reporting assignments
  • Wrote the weekly human interest column "Bucking the System"
  • Supervised college interns as they produced stories for publication
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Mass Communication
MS
Administration
JD
Law
6

Reporter, Columnist and Film Critic

  • Generated stories on a variety of topics including crime, politics, education, environment, transportation, and government. Wrote a weekly column that specialized in stories and personality profiles that might otherwise have flown under the radar.
  • Brought national attention to the newspaper after breaking stories about a woman falsely accused of child neglect and a story about a student suspended over unflattering comments he made about a teacher on Facebook.
  • Kept the public informed by taking part in team-oriented projects, one of which focused on how closely municipal governments followed the Freedom of Information Act. Another illustrated a lack of uniform regulations for use of stun guns by police departments.
  • Wrote and maintained a weekly blog which focused on elements of larger stories or other bits of information that wouldn't necessarily have made it into the paper.
  • Helped increase the newspaper's exposure by having stories picked up by national media such as the Associated Press and the Huffington Post. They were also featured regularly in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
English
7

Professional Writer/editor, Blogger/columnist

  • Have written and edited hundreds of reports, summaries, creative copy and more as a consultant and as an occasionally hired editor, most recently with VeraWorks.
  • Write "Innovation on my Mind" blog since 2009, with 200 articles on personal and professional creativity and innovation. Also "Diary of a Creativity Junkie" columnist for a Chicago quarterly.
  • Wrote and published TeamBreakers: Ice-breakers and Team Challenges to Spark Connection, Creativity and Collaboration e-book, first published in 2011.
  • Editor, Poetry USA and Board Member, National Poetry Association (NPA), SF, CA.
Candidate Info
BA
Psychology
MA
Education
8

Columnist

  • Wrote a weekly column with the theme of "Change, " with emphasis on the young adult life.
  • Researched and reflected on world occurrences that affected my target audience.
  • Promoted the column using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Path thereby drawing traffic to the magazine.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Multimedia Communications
9

Copy Editor | Designer | Columnist

  • Read and copy edited stories for the daily newspaper.
  • Designed and proofed pages for the newspaper. Developed skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Creative Suites.
  • Wrote a music column based on vinyl records.
  • SEO integration with website
  • Post, organized stories on website
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Journalism, International Relations
Technical Communication
10

Columnist

  • Managed deadlines for two weekly articles for "The RCC Blog"
  • Conceptualized and developed a weekly column on popular culture
  • Honed knowledge of online blogging platforms, formatting, and techniques
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
English

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