Broadcast Journalist Resume Template


Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters started out as broadcast journalists.  It’s often the culmination of a broadcast journalist to attain celebrity status among their peers, outside of getting executive management positions in the news companies the work with. Apart from having excellent writing skills, a striking telegenic presence and a an incisive wit when talking on their feet, broadcast journalists have the hardworking attitudes to research, investigate, write and communicate public events of interest live over broadcast media such as TV and radio.

Broadcast Journalist Resume Template

Barbara J.  Snell

Toca Hills, Atlanta, Georgia

Phone: 404-667-3995

snell_bj@ycmail.com

Objective

A position as a broadcast journalist in a large cable news production company

Summary of Qualification

  • 10 years of experience in the news and events journalism starting out in a major broadsheet then to a major cable news agency as an assistant broadcast journalist for special events.
  • Excellent command of the written English language.

Career Experience/Job History

2006 – Present:  2nd Broadcast Journalist, Special Events, MSN

  • Write commentaries and editorials on special public events of current interest for broadcast news or features.
  • Review and revise journalistic works by novice news writers as necessary
  • Collect local, national and international news through wire services and rewrite with a more incisive bent to stimulate audient interest.
  • Conduct interviews and investigation as part of news research using mobile news gathering facilities
  • Go live, on-location to provide eyewitness coverage of some events

2000 – 2006:  Feature News Assistant Editor, The Chicago Tribune

  • Write and edit news articles assigned and submit on schedule.
  • Interview main characters in an event live

Education

2000 – Present:  Various in house seminars on broadcast journalism

2001 – 2003: MA in Investigative Journalism, Chicago State University

1996 – 2000: Bachelor of Arts in English, Illinois University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

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