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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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Staff Writer

Wrote about national politics and policy, focused on the Obama campaign and administration

  • Published updates on federal initiatives in immigration reform, health care and alternative energy
  • Covered the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, assisting with timely reporting
  • Researched daily interview transcripts, political ads and stump speeches for claims to fact-check
  • Managed PolitiFact's Facebook and Twitter accounts and posted content online using Django
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
English
MA
Public Policy
12

Staff Writer

Worked with editors to create print and online edition stories for the magazine at Arizona State University, a state school with over 70,000 students

  • Wrote headlines, cutlines, summaries and photo captions
  • Photographed and uploaded images for stories
  • Attended meetings regarding magazine publication, viewed process of magazine publishing
  • Reviewed food, beverage and local music
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BA
Political Science
BA
Journalism And Mass Communication
13

Staff Writer

  • Wrote previews and recaps on UConn men's soccer team's 2013 season by attending matches and conducting face-to-face interviews
  • Designed sports pages for the publication through Adobe In-Design and Photoshop on a weekly basis
  • Copy edited student-written articles in correspondence to the AP Style for the publication weekly
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Communication
BA
Journalism
14

Staff Writer

Wrote 5 to 15 feature articles per week on scientific cardiovascular findings for daily web news. Wrote 9 feature/side bar articles over six bimonthly print magazines. Performed up-to-the-minute, spot reporting during scientific and medical conferences.

  • Interviewed international medical and scientific experts.
  • Copy-edited web and magazine articles for AP style.
  • Created/edited average of 5 newsletters per week
  • Uploaded and edited content, including press releases, topic articles, referenced content and conference articles, in content management system.
  • Researched articles in scientific and medical journals.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
English
BA
Anthropology
15

Staff Writer/photographer & Public Relations Manager

Partnered with Banderas News, the premier online newspaper for the ex-patriot community to promote the arts and tourism in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay.

  • Wrote feature articles highlighting news, businesses, personalities, arts & entertainment, city celebrations and charitable events.
  • Designed web copy and advertising for Mexican-owned resorts and restaurants.
  • Sought innovative ways to market a city named by AARP as the top retirement destination for Americans outside the US.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English & Education
16

Staff Writer, Arts and Entertainment Editor

  • Created at least five story ideas per week for section of a weekly campus newspaper
  • Assigned stories and edited copy
  • Wrote headlines for print product and website
  • Covered L.A. Marathon, 2012 Presidential Election and the space shuttle Endeavor’s three- day journey from LAX to the California Science Center
Candidate Info
11
months in
workforce
11
months
at this job
AA
Music Performance
BA
Journalism
Journalism
17

Staff Writer

Reported on residential and commercial real estate in the Charlotte region

  • Produced four or five stories a week and a 1,200-word centerpiece every other week, and regularly took photos for the print and online editions of the paper
  • Pitched and pursued my own story ideas, and collaborated with my editor to determine the newsworthiness of stories
  • Covered complex issues that required rigorous research and a thorough understanding of local development regulations and trends
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
18

Staff Writer/ Beat Reporter

Covered BU women's hockey 2008-09 season; write and published 2-3 stories per week, including previews, recaps, and features

  • Expanded coverage of woman's hockey by pitching and writing more detailed statistical analysis, player profiles, league power rankings, and other feature items
  • Tutored undergraduate students from all disciplines in academic writing
  • Tutored E.S.L. students with a focus on developing writing skills and language proficiency
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
History
BS
Journalism
19

Staff Writer

  • Influenced strategic direction for 2 to 3 email campaigns per day, effectively communicating to an audience of over 37,000 industry members
  • Recognized for strong leadership skills in managing an in-house team of 6 graphic designers and 2 writers
  • Successfully established dependable relationships with over 70 clients to remain current on industry trends
  • Excelled in creating thoughtful, long- and short-form original submissions for 6 print magazines per year
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English, Creative Writing
20

Staff Writer

Wrote extensive and detailed news stories for both print and online publications.

  • Photographed and shot video of several newsworthy events.
  • Consistently met rigorous deadlines despite unforeseeable adversities.
  • Routinely interacted with important community members, such as the mayor, city manager and city council.
  • Developed important social connections (networking) within the community, assuring accurate information in a timely manner.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Communications
BA
Communications - Film, Video & Media Studies

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