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News Reporters develop articles or broadcasts about current events. Common job duties listed on a News Reporter resume sample include investigating facts, performing research, taking interviews, writing news, and taking photos or video footages. They also have to deal with irregular schedules and tight deadlines. Based on our collection of resume examples, these employees often demonstrate excellent verbal and writing skills, time management, stamina, social perceptiveness, and teamwork. Most employers select candidates holding a Bachelor's Degree in journalism.

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1

News Reporter

Pitched and wrote on average six to 10 news pieces per week for the [company name], a regional newspaper covering several diverse communities in North Marion County, Oregon

  • Produced regular features and breaking news articles, focusing on business, government, health and crime
  • Shot and edited photos using digital camera and Adobe Photoshop software
  • Developed source network and relationships with local government and business leaders
  • Discussed department's editorial direction and created regular columns for editorial page
  • Adhered to AP Style guidelines while proofing and editing pages under weekly deadlines
  • Managed traffic on newspaper's website and established a strong social media voice
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
English
2

News Reporter/producer

Reported on a variety of stories including weather, entertainment, and student spotlight

  • Co-anchored 4 live news shows
  • Wrote, recorded, and edited stories for use on the air
  • Worked with a co-producer to produce and operate the board for the weekly newscasts
  • Oversaw 7 student reporters for the weekly newscasts
  • Selected local, national, and international stories for the anchors
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Journalism
3

News Reporter/news Producer

Produced and reported a variety of topics for station newscasts.

  • Promoted within 6 months from Associate Director to Reporter/Producer
  • Created content to air within 2-hour Morning Show newscast, making it the #1 in the region.
  • Assisted with subsequent news cut-ins during the [company name] Early Show.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Journalism
4

News Reporter

Covered local news events in the City of Chillicothe

  • Increased the number of followers on the Constitution-Tribune's Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Wrote three or more stories per week covering local news
  • Interviewed local citizens and edited stories
  • Took photographs and videos of events
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Communication
5

News Reporter

Gathered and analyzed content to be included in each publication

  • Organized and expanded upon ideas to create leads to colleagues
  • Wrote original articles for publication in the news sectional
  • Designed and maintained the blog through Wordpress
  • Worked diligently under strict deadlines
  • Wrote and edited my own, in addition to my colleagues', articles
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Arts And Letters
6

News Reporter

Reported and edited articles on various issues relevant to the local and national community.

  • Researched article topics and met and interviewed multiple sources to be included with news story.
  • Requested and obtained public records to validate information for articles.
  • Met with photographers to discuss page layout and what visual aspects would best accompany the news article.
  • Conducted and uploaded video recorded interviews with news sources.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AA
Liberal Arts
BA
Journalism
7

News Reporter

  • Covered education (NIU, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade) from June 2007 to June 2009.
  • Reported DeKalb County crime from June 2009 to March 2010, which included daily courthouse work, trial coverage, police department visits and reporting to crime/accident scenes. Starting in March 2010 covered DeKalb County government, Sycamore City Council and Sycamore School Board.
  • Participated in weekly planning meetings to pitch ideas and give feedback to fellow reporters.
  • Photographed regularly, prepped images for print and web; updated websites; adhered to strict deadlines and networked to form reliable sources.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Mass Communications: Journalism; Minor
Chicago Association Of Direct Marketing Program
Spanish Language, History
8

News Reporter, The Observer

General assignment reporter (and photographer) for a weekly newspaper covering [company name], New York.

  • Published six to eight new stories and feature articles a week on deadline.
  • Covered a range of areas including school boards, town halls, county legislature, state and county budgets as well as local events and profiles of individual achievements.
  • Conducted interviews with sources and analyzed background materials related to news articles.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Rhetoric
9

News Reporter

Researched and gathered information for live shots and taped news reports

  • Conducted live on-camera interviews, produced weekend newscasts, participated in daily editorial meetings
  • Shot b-roll and edited video with Avid Newscutter and Final Cut Pro
  • Wrote/reported breaking news stories and posted content to the KPVI web site
  • Served as fill-in anchor for morning, noon and evening newscasts
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communications / Journalism
MA
Communications
10

Gloversville News Reporter

Work as a news reporter covering a variety of news in the surrounding area and school districts

  • Responsible for covering a variety of meetings including city government, Board of Education and court proceedings ranging from murder, criminal charges and lawsuits
  • Have wrote a range of stories including investigative pieces, human interest, business profiles, features and hard news such as fires, planes, train and automobile accidents
  • Interviewed high profile politicians including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and variety of Senators and Congressmen, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo
  • Was the lead reporter for the Sno Kone Joe Case that garnered national attention from other papers and late night TV hosts across the country
  • Learned how to find events in the surrounding area to complete relevant stories from week to week
  • Developed a strong relationship with a variety of sources connected to my beat
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Media Communication / Journalism
BS
Journalism And Broadcasting

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