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SEAN C.

JONES
3928 Morton Dr. | Richmond, VA 23223
sjones1881@gmail.com | (703) 955-6959
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WRITING EXPERIENCE

The Progress-Index, Contract/Freelance Sports Reporter, Petersburg, VA May 2018-Present


 Write 4 stories weekly tailored to the local audience’s reading habits
 Establish relationships with the sports community through cold calls, source referral and interviews
 Coordinate interviews, events, projects and meetings for daily deadline
 Take and incorporate photography to enrich the reader’s experience

The Herald-Progress, Reporter, Ashland, VA March 2018


 Wrote 5-7 news stories while working 39 hours weekly
 Forged relationships with school board, town council, residents and local influencers
 Scheduled meetings, events, projects and interviews for weekly deadline
 Deciphered facts and experiences to prioritize importance, interest and necessity

The Durham Herald-Sun, Intern Reporter, Durham, N.C. Summer 2017


 Wrote stories structured for reader retention and engagement
 Planned visual and multimedia components with the photo team to maximize visual opportunity
 Created relationships with discovered sources through cold calls and site visits for interviews
 Promoted stories through social media channels and SEO tags

Alexandria Gazette Packet, Intern Reporter, Alexandria, VA Summer 2016


 Learned the community of Alexandria to understand its culture
 Conducted research and interviews on discovered stories
 Captured photographs to accompany stories
 Proofread and condensed issue stories before deadlines

EDUCATION

Elon University, Elon, NC December 2017


Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, Minor: Creative Writing
Selected Courses: Media Writing, Writing for the Public Good, Journalism in a Free Society, Multimedia
Production, Multimedia Journalism, Intermediate Creative Writing, Media Analytics

Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA May 2015


Associates of Science Degree: Business Administration GPA: 3.2
Honors: Dean’s List

SKILLS

Computer: PC, Mac, Microsoft (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere,
InDesign), HTML/CSS, Basic R, Basic Google Analytics
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WordPress, Weebly, Wix
Other: Research and Information Gathering, Interviewing, Multimedia, AP Style, Photography, Video