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Rebecca Bratek

404 Woodbine Street Brooklyn



Phone: (716) 465-1907

The Nabe
Contributor Write two posts a week, including The Day, focused on the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

Sept. 2013 Present

The Buffalo News

Copy desk intern

May 2013 Aug. 2013

Edit features and news copy local and national for grammar and style. Fact check copy before publication. Write headlines for features, opinion, and news copy. Worked as a freelance staff writer. Produced the Buffalo News Food Truck Guide, which serves as a guide that is being continually updated since the internship ended.

The Spectrum
Managing Editor

Sept. 2011 May 2013

Manage The Spectrums 50 editors and staff writers and help produce 7,000 copies of an award-winning newspaper three times a week. Edit, copy edit, and fact check every piece generated by staff members. Write stories and opinion pieces focusing on the University at Buffalo and City of Buffalo communities. Shoot and edit photographs for the paper, including sports events, profile pieces, and other community events. Produce video pieces and photo slide shows. Help teach a three-credit, 390-level English class to editors and staff writers. Edit content for the web, arrange and update website, and develop social media. Member of the Board of Directors.
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Member of the Board of Directors. Collected eight national awards as a staff in the past three years the first awards in the newspapers 63-year history. Previously worked as news editor (Fall 2011-Spring 2012) and staff writer (Fall 2010-Spring 2011).

92.9 Jack FM, Townsquare Media of Buffalo, Inc.

Freelance writer Produce story ideas and write content for website. Edit and publish content using WordPress.

Aug. 2012 Aug. 2013

Established a weekly web segment and received Honorable Mention Best of Townsquare Media Group for a 9/11 piece in Sept. 2012.

News intern

May 2012 Sept. 2012

Wrote event previews, features, and other stories - ranging from local politics and interest stories and event previews in the Western New York area - for weekly publication. Produced and published self-generated story ideas. Wrote weekly blog posts about local events for the website. Helped produce content for major special issues, such as Best of Buffalo, Summer Guide, and Fall School Handbook issues. Conducted research for senior editors and scheduled interviews with local official, community members, and other local media.

Buffalo Rising

May 2011 Aug. 2011

Produced and published stories focused on the Buffalo community for the web. Wrote event previews and collaborated with other contributing writers.

Computer: Apple and Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, iPhoto, WordPress, College Publisher, SaxoTech, InCopy Video/audio: iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Reaper, Audacity Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr

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Master of Arts
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Master of Arts candidate, Class of 2014. Urban and print reporting.

Aug. 2013 Dec. 2014

Bachelor of Arts
State University of New York at Buffalo

Sept. 2009 May 2013

Bachelor of Arts in English, journalism certificate. 3.2 GPA, Class of 2013. Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.

References available upon request.

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