Journalist

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Jaquelyn Devost

jaquelyn.devost@gmail.com | (116) 247-1184 | Baltimore, MD

Summary


I am a Journalist with over 1 year of experience. I have worked for various news outlets, and have gained valuable skills in writing, editing, and research. I am able to work quickly and effectively under pressure, and can manage multiple deadlines simultaneously. I am also an experienced public speaker, and have won awards for my journalistic work.

Experience


Senior Journalist at The Washington Post, MDJun 2022 - Present

  • Wrote and published over 1,000 articles in various newspapers and magazines.
  • Averaged 2 million pageviews per month on personal blog.
  • Appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs.
  • Authored 3 books that were all published by major publishing houses.
  • Won multiple awards for journalistic excellence, including the Pulitzer Prize.

Journalist at The Baltimore Sun, MDSep 2021 - May 2022

  • Wrote and published an article that was read by over 1 million people.
  • Published a book that became a New York Times Bestseller.
  • Won an Emmy for investigative journalism.
  • Helped to break a story that led to the resignation of a corrupt politician.
  • Exposed corruption in city government that resulted in changes in policy.
  • Wrote articles that were instrumental in passing new laws at the state level.

Education


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of Maryland, College ParkSep 2016 - May 2021

How to find, research, and write stories; how to use different media to tell stories; how to interview people; how to ethically report on sensitive topics.

Skills


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Researching
  • Interviewing
  • News Gathering
  • Storytelling

Starlyn Iven

starlyn.iven@gmail.com | (390) 449-3115 | Tacoma, WA

Summary


Award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience in news reporting and feature writing. I have worked for some of the most prestigious newspapers and magazines in the country, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time magazine. My work has been recognized with several industry awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. I am a skilled investigator and storyteller, able to find the hidden stories that need to be told. I am also an expert at using social media to reach new audiences and engage readers.

Experience


Senior Journalist at The Seattle Times, WAMay 2022 - Present

  • Wrote and published 1,000 articles in various publications.
  • Investigated and broke stories on government corruption, leading to the resignation of 3 public officials.
  • Won 2 Pulitzer Prizes for Investigative Reporting.
  • Helped secure the release of 5 political prisoners through investigative journalism.
  • Exposed numerous human rights abuses by publishing eyewitness accounts and victim testimonies.
  • Recipient of 10 prestigious journalism awards.

Journalist at The Spokesman-Review, WAAug 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Wrote and published an article that was read by over 1 million people.
  • Led a team of reporters in investigating a story that won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Averaged 10 articles per month for 5 years straight.
  • Gotten quoted or featured in major publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.
  • Won multiple awards for journalism, including the George Polk Award.

Education


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of Washington, WAAug 2016 - May 2021

I have learned how to write stories, how to interview people, and how to use different multimedia platforms to tell stories.

Skills


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Researching
  • Interviewing
  • News Gathering
  • Fact Checking