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Freelance Reporters are self-employed journalists who write news for the press. They are usually specialized in a certain field, such as arts, sports, politics, or business, and complete the following duties: interviewing people, building and maintaining contacts, investigating newsworthy stories, attending press conferences, reading press releases, and writing news. Based on our collection of resume samples for Freelance Reporter, essential skills are writing abilities, an interest in current affairs, networking, being able to work under pressure, and integrity. Successful example resumes for this role showcase a degree in journalism or English.

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Freelance Reporter

  • Wrote four freelance features for the [company name], one story republished by Dubois County Free Press
  • Completed one story in a swift 24-hour time frame with teamwork from other reporter and editor-in-chief
  • Interviewed community members all across Indiana, from doctoral professors to local residents
  • Proofed and edited hundreds of student-produced articles for "News in Education" section
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
2

Freelance Reporter/photographer

Reported for local Arizona newspaper, The Eastern Arizona Courier

  • Wrote for [company name]
  • Volunteered as a mentor and teacher for middle school boys through the AWANA program
  • Stocked, prepared, and served food for Arby's Restaurant
  • Helped design upgraded sound system for church; trained and managed team of technicians
  • Was a stage hand for a college theater
  • Served as a volunteer teacher's aide to the astronomy professor, David Morris, at Eastern Arizona College
  • Apprenticed in a welding shop in Brazil to learn Portuguese and arc-welding
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
3

Freelance Reporter/ Guest Editor

General assignment reporter.

  • Cover stories ranging from high school play reviews to homicides and burglaries.
  • Led initiative and team to highlight ten community members impacted by September 11
  • Investigate local history and enhance sense of community.
  • Photograph and film regularly.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Religion
MA
International Relations -- Conflict Resolution
4

Freelance Reporter

  • General assignment news, business and education reporter in San Clemente, developing ideas and relationships with local businesses and school district officials to enhance story coverage.
  • Developed sources and provided coverage of city governments in surrounding areas for the daily newspaper for two years.
  • Lead reporter on issues such as robberies that resulted in deaths, dust contamination in a local school, and the death of a UCLA football player.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
History, Minor: Journalism
Journalism
5

Freelance Reporter

  • Two hyperlocal/investigative pieces for the Madison Commons that uncovered widespread sentiment in low-income area regarding bias in the media coverage.
  • Three videos published on PBS NewsHour during the 2012 Presidential Elections
  • Currently working on an assignment for the Society of Professional Journalists' Madison Chapter
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Journalism And Mass Communication
6

Freelance Reporter/writer

  • On call for equine-related stories for Tractor Supply Company's magazine Out Here
  • Provided monthly features for Nashville's general interest magazine, Nashville Lifestyles, and the Nashville Ledger
  • Wrote assigned pieces for Vanderbilt University's national science magazine, LENS
  • Covered all news on growth and planning in Rutherford County for Rutherford AM, a section of the Tennessean
  • Responsible for assigned pieces for the Tennessean's city desk as well as the paper's lifestyle and business sections
  • Covered community news in all areas of Davidson County for Davidson AM, a section of the Tennessean
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
English, Creative Writing
7

Freelance Reporter

Examine the accuracy of all facts, quotes, products and fashion credits while holding it up to InStyle standards

  • Work daily with the art, copy, photo department and senior editors to ensure accuracy
  • Effectively work simultaneously on at least three stories per day
  • Regularly contribute evergreen weekly posts to InStyle.com
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Marketing
8

Freelance Reporter

Research and write feature stories about local business. Provide photos as applicable.

  • Engage directly with business owners to derive collaborative and interesting news stories
  • Work with local artisans to brainstorm articles about local summer events: Columbia Festival, Wine Tastings, etc.
  • Collaborate with news editors to produce concise, accurate, and entertaining news on deadline.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Accounting / Political Science
MS
Computer / Information Systems
9

Freelance Reporter

  • Experienced in taking verbatim reporting for the following proceedings: depositions, hearings, school board expulsion hearings, prison depositions, video depositions, board meetings, non-jury trials and some trials.
  • Transcribe and proofread my own transcripts
  • Strong English and grammar skills and the nature of professionalism that I put into my transcripts.
  • Complete transcripts and deliver to client on time consistently.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Applied Science
10

Freelance Reporter/producer

  • Present stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that I clear and engaging to audience
  • Assist in writing, copyediting, researching, and producing news show
  • Develop sources, maintain contacts, and pursue leads that result in organic reports
  • Correct use of words to allow sources to trust me with the information that I was going to get from them to put out on various platforms
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Journalism

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