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Resume advice

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dbrent, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. dbrent

    dbrent New Member

    Looking for some resume advice. I held a part-time gig doing as a marketing copywriter with a Gannett paper. Ended up covering major area flooding and shared a byline in the paper's major section the following day. Just curious how you would mention this in a resume considering it differs a lot from the work I did there.

    Just to give you an idea, I work in sports information - so I am not necessarily gearing my resume to a newspaper gig. Any thoughts how this should look?

    Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Before the hounds come out, a question: was that one story/shared byline the only non-marketing thing you did during your time there? Or did you cover more news events?
  4. dbrent

    dbrent New Member

    Yes, just one story.
  5. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    I would include the clip among your other clips, and I would list it like this:

    Marketing Copywriter, Gannett Paper
    May-August 2007
    - Duties included writing copy, making coffee, picking up boss' dry cleaning.
    - Assisted with news coverage of Big Flood Event, August 15, 2007.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Ah, screw it.

    List: USA Today, 2006 disaster coverage team

    If anyone questions it: Direct them to George O'Leary at the Univ. of Central Florida via Notre Dame.
  7. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Too specific.
  8. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    is this a real thread? really.
  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Your "Sports Jobs" thread seems to be taking off. Really.
  10. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    touche. really.
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