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Staff Writers are employed by newspapers, magazines and various companies needing written content. Their usual duties include research, collecting information, interviewing people, writing, editing, and collaborating with other staff. Those interested in a Staff Writer position should demonstrate in their resumes excellent writing and editing skills, research, accuracy, creativity, computer competencies, and teamwork. Based on our collection of resume samples, most eligible candidates hold a degree in communication or journalism.

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1

Bureau Chief/staff Writer

Promoted to Bureau Chief for the Flanagan Campus-Lincoln of the Community College of Rhode Island in September 2010

  • Found and maintained a steady base of writing talent at Flanagan
  • Reported to both the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executor on a consistent weekly basis in order to help maintain a steady flow of equal coverage amongst the four main campuses of CCRI
  • Posted advertisements to recruit writing talent and comic artists and interviewed new prospective talent for the newspaper
  • Contributed numerous op-ed articles
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
HS
Accounting
C
Customer Service Certification
2

Staff Writer

Produced articles for a biweekly student run newspaper every week for three consecutive semesters.

  • Attended editorial meetings and pitched story ideas.
  • Wrote, researched and transformed articles for a print and online version of the newspaper.
  • Gathered multimedia components such as photos and videos and conducted interviews for each story.
  • Uploaded articles, videos and photos to the website.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Mass Communications, Broadcast Journalism
3

Staff Writer

Volunteered as a guest writer for a website and was later hired as a staff writer

  • Critical thinking, organizing and planning to meet deadlines
  • Sharpened my ability to get my ideas across concisely and clearly
  • Published over 60 articles/ viewed by over 400k people daily, increased personal followers to 1.1k from 500
  • Contacted by a local radio station to discuss one of my published articles over air
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Criminal Justice
4

Staff Writer

Created compelling and informative content for Mavsmoneyball blog

  • Managed social media accounts to engage and grow our readership
  • Performed copy editing and write-ups before publication
  • Implemented strategies to optimize our blog experience
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Communication
5

Staff Writer

  • Drafted summaries and edited reviews of newly published books for marketing on the company's website
  • Drafted press releases and created full spread advertorials; distributed marketing materials to third- party organizations and critics
  • Researched topics covered in new books to ensure marketing content was illustrative and concise
  • Performed consumer research to expand marketing potential
Candidate Info
43
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Popular Music
Music Technology, English Language
6

Staff Writer and Videographer

Reported as columnist for the University of Illinois men's basketball team during the 2013-14 season

  • Appointed as videographer and staff writer for the University of Illinois football team during the 2013 season
  • Served as beat writer for the University of Illinois wrestling and women's basketball teams
  • Demonstrated advanced interviewing, writing, and editing skills while meeting tight deadlines
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Broadcast Journalism
7

Staff Writer

Wrote feature articles, breaking news, and human interest articles

  • Took photos to supplement articles
  • Proofread and edited all press releases
  • Determined the content of the entire newspaper
  • Developed and assigned ideas for news coverage, feature articles, and investigative pieces
  • Worked with staff writers one-on-one to clarify stories
  • Signed off on final layout of the newspaper
Candidate Info
6
months in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Professional Writing
MA
Film And Video Production
8

Staff Writer

  • Used advanced communication abilities to interview sources
  • Created original written articles using intermediate writing abilities
  • Researched information using enhanced analytical abilities
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Journalism
9

Staff Writer

Online finance and economics blog featuring a diverse array of contributors from various disciplines including financial professionals, academics, and university students.

  • One of the top contributors providing trenchant and incisive essays on contemporary topics relevant to finance, public policy, macroeconomics, and federal economic regulation
  • Recently published essays on topics include Bitcoin, Living Wage, and the Government Shutdown
  • Collaborate with editors to formulate relevant and interesting stories and themes for writers, often resulting in large increase in site traffic
  • Facilitate improvements to site metrics by providing quality content on a consistent basis
  • Generate discussions that contribute to public understanding of important issues by engaging readers
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Political Science
Finance
10

Staff Writer

  • Developed story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Composed accurate and compelling news and event coverage for print and online media.
  • Interviewed event coordinators, guest speakers, and community members.
  • Provided news coverage for weekly student senate meetings, working under a three hour deadline.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Political Science

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