Professional journalist with five years of field experience
Kathleen Anne Moen
973- 615-7915 239 Firehole Ave firstname.lastname@example.org West Yellowstone, MT 59758 ________________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY: -Professional journalist known for ethical coverage of local events and state politics. -History of commended performance as a staff writer for both daily and weekly publications. -Capable of thriving under deadlines and accustomed to delivering two bylines per day. -Honest and responsible writer with a creative and diverse portfolio. -Attendee of New York University’s School of Journalism.
EXPERIENCE: June 2018-Present West Yellowstone Star - Reporter/Photographer Community-based journalist tasked with reporting on national, state and local issues pertaining to life in rural Montana Topics covered include state and local politics, environmental conservation issues and the ways in which Yellowstone National Park affects its neighboring communities, affordable housing, sports, education, business, healthcare and land management. Responsible for shooting and editing all photography and visual content for weekly publication. Topics covered range from sports and event coverage to profiles, breaking news and community life. Tasked with essential time management projects including community relations, marketing and communication both within the publication itself and the larger region as a whole.
December 2016-June 2018 New Jersey Herald-Reporter Beat reporter at a daily publication with a circulation of up to 20,000 readers per day. Topics covered include politics at the state and local levels, education, business, finance, environment, commerce, breaking news and events stretched over nine municipalities in northern New Jersey. Responsible for two by-lines per day, plus special sections and yearly publications. Tasked with occasional breaking news or feature-related photography assignments for publication.
June 2016-December 2016 New Jersey Herald- Newsroom Assistant Responsible for compiling and editing daily publication operations including obituaries, calendars, event notifications, letters to the editor and legal notices. Contributed articles, information, research and photography to daily publications. Assisted news desk with fact checking, OPRA requests and local communication.
July 2009-September 2014 United Cerebral Palsy/Easter Seals New Jersey- Direct Support Professional/Job Coach Provided community-based mentoring and job coaching services to adults with disabilities. Drafted grant proposals to secure funding for various program opportunities across multiple counties.
AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS 2019 SCARC community appreciation award- presented for responsible reporting of the non-profit sector 2017 New Jersey Press Association First place, critical writing First place, responsible journalism: best article written in response to an OPRA request 2016 New Jersey Press Association First place, Robert P. Kelly award-new journalism