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Anna's Resume

Results-oriented and deadline-driven reporter and writer with more than 10 years of experience. Worked every angle of community journalism from city council and county commission to state government issues; from feature stories to local criminal court and high-profile court cases. Hard-work, persistence and accuracy are just a few traits that drive my passion for easy-to-understand, informative articles and content.

* Excellent writing, grammar skills           
* Sound editing, proofreading experience
* Works well under pressure                      
* Excellent communication over the phone, in person, over email     
* Deadline-driven                                        
* Proficient with InDesign                         
* Flexible schedule
* Proficient with Microsoft Word              
* Self-starter
* Fast learner                                              
* Skilled multi-tasker
* Adheres to AP Style                                
* Photography, have my own camera
*Proficient with Google Drive

April 2015-present * freelance writer
Continued writing for The Daily Republic as a freelance writer, covering events as needed, covering court as needed and submitting feature articles.
Two articles published online, appearing on Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Redbook and Good Housekeeping.

April 2011-April 2015 * reporter | The Daily Republic | 120 S. Lawler St., Mitchell, SD 57301
My most current title was cops and courts reporter -- covered circuit/felony court every other week, rummaged through electronic court files at least twice a week. I also covered major felony cases in the outlying counties The Daily Republic covered. One such case included the murder trial of 20-year-old Maricela Diaz, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old girl in 2009.
I have also worked as the region reporter, covering general news in a 17-county region in southeast South Dakota.
For three of the four years at The Daily Republic, I paginated the Monday editions and covered shifts for the main paginator as needed using InDesign program and Google Drive.

February 2006-April 2011 * managing editor, reporter | The Daily News | Wahpeton, ND 58705
General assignment reporter covering North Dakota government and politics, city council, county commission and school board, and other general assignments as needed.
Managing editor starting in 2007-08 and began paginating the newspaper on a daily basis using Quark Xpress.
Managed two reporters and a sports editor.

Bachelor of Science: major in Mass Communications, print journalism; minor in English, creative writing
Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Moorhead, Minn., 56560
Kittson Central High School graduate, Hallock, Minn.

* First-place award for newswriting series - 2007, North Dakota Newspaper Association
* First-place award for best feature story - 2011, South Dakota Newspaper Association
* Several second and third place and honorable mention awards in both states' newspaper associations and The Associated Press


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