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[Jill Blocker]
Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. August 2005-May 2009 Major: Journalism News-Editorial Minor: Political Science G.P.A.: 3.5/4.0


570 Galer St. apt. 402 Seattle, WA 98109 (425) 941-6254

Related Experience KOMO News: May 2011 Present Reporter, Web producer Write, produce original content for Manage multiple hyperlocal community sections and social media sites Track analytics for community sites to increase social media engagement Discuss web stories on KOMO Newsradio during live segments Bernard Law Group: October 2010 May 2011 Social media manager Use SEO techniques to manage social media sites and increase Google ranking and site hits June 2009-October 2010 News director, managing editor Create website on food safety news - generate topics; help create structure, design of site Delegate stories to reporters using online aggregates and original ideas Edit articles and manage content uploaded to site Times Leader Publications, LLC.: January-May 2009 Website manager, reporter Manage Business Leader Web site content by updating stories, press releases, online polls Use independent ideas to produce local business stories under minimal guidance Increase Web site traffic to allow for ad sales The Star Press: February-April 2009 Reporter, Videographer Produce stories for multiple news sections - including local, politics, life, business and sports Co-star in, film and edit video for Web video series

Write and investigate breaking news stories for daily newspaper The Washington Post: August-December 2008 Best of Web reporter Research the top web stories about 2008 Presidential Election that appeals to youth voters Moderate live chats with youth voters with educational and entertainment value Use international experience to blog about the election coverage and views in Europe Honors SPJ National Finalist, Ball Bearings Online Feature Reporting Camp Chesterfield, May 2008 First Place National AEJMC Competition, Best Student Online Magazine, Ball Bearings Online, 2007 Deans List, May 2006-2009 National Society of Collegiate Scholars, March 2006-2009 Knight Valor Award, 2005, 100 + hours of community service

Special Skills Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver Avid iNews, NewsCutter, Interplay Access Apple Final Cut Pro AP style Marantz PMD660 recorder Soundslides

HTML PC and MAC computer platforms Digital video camcorders Joomla! (Web content management system) Marantz PMD660 Digital Voice Recorder Moveable Type (Weblog content system) Social Media: Facebook/Twitter/Google+ Online marketing and networking skills

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