Writing a great reporter resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Enola Aster | (323) 268-4597 | 230 W Main St


I am a reporter with over three years of experience. I have worked for both small and large news organizations, and have won awards for my work. I am passionate about finding the truth and telling stories that need to be told. I am a skilled writer and investigative journalist, and will always fight for the public's right to know.


Reporter at The Courier-Journal, KYJun 2022 - Present

  • Wrote and published 5 articles per week on a variety of topics.
  • Conducted interviews with high-profile individuals in the field.
  • Researched, wrote, and edited stories for accuracy and clarity.
  • Worked with editors to ensure that stories met publication standards.
  • Generated story ideas based on current events and trends.

Associate Reporter at Lexington Herald-Leader, KYJul 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Wrote an average of 12 stories per week.
  • Covered a variety of beats including city hall, crime, and feature stories.
  • Broke several exclusive stories that resulted in positive changes in the community.
  • Acted as lead reporter on special projects such as the annual budget process and election coverage.
  • Was recognized by the city editor for exemplary work during high-pressure situations.
  • Won 2nd place in the state for investigative reporting.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of KentuckySep 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to effectively communicate through writing, editing, and design.


  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Researching
  • Interviewing
  • Public Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Organization

Laurin Mocadlo | (757) 271-4575 | Detroit, MI


I am a Reporter with over 3 years of experience. I have worked extensively as a journalist, covering stories for both local and national publications. My work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and USA Today. I have won several awards for my investigative reporting, including the prestigious George Polk Award. In addition to my journalism experience, I also have a strong background in public relations and marketing.


Reporter at The Detroit News, MIJun 2022 - Present

  • Wrote and published an article that was shared over 1,000 times on social media.
  • Covered a breaking news story that garnered millions of views online.
  • Won an award for best investigative journalism piece in the state.
  • Authored a book that became a New York Times Bestseller.
  • Was featured on national television as an expert commentator.
  • Helped launch successful podcast.

Associate Reporter at MLive, MISep 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Wrote and published x number of articles in print and online.
  • Covered breaking news stories on deadline.
  • Wrote feature stories that were picked up by other media outlets.
  • Conducted interviews with high-profile individuals.
  • Won awards for journalism.
  • Was promoted to Reporter.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of MichiganAug 2014 - May 2019

To write a good story, you need to have good research skills, know how to use different writing styles, and be able to use storytelling techniques.


  • Writing
  • Researching
  • Interviewing
  • Listening
  • Note taking
  • Critical thinking
  • Objectivity