Resume

Education

University of Missouri, Columbia
Missouri School of Journalism
Bachelor of Journalism, emphasis in news reporting
Bachelor of Arts in English
Graduated May 2014
Cumulative GPA: 3.958/4.000

Journalism experience

Reporter, Telegraph Herald
April 2016 — Present, Dubuque, Iowa
Stories focus on covering K-12 and higher education
Produces an average of 7 to 8 stories per week on and off my beat

Reporter, The Joplin Globe
August 2014 — April 2016, Joplin, Mo.
Produced daily stories covering the towns in Newton County
Reported a variety of news and news feature stories

Reporting Intern, Kansas City Star
May 2014 — August 2014, Kansas City, Mo.
Produced A1 stories each week
Assisted with daily news coverage

Assistant City Editor, Columbia Missourian
August 2013 – May 2014, Columbia, Mo.
Assisted reporters in shaping stories for publication
Monitored for and assigned reporters to cover daily news

Copy Editor, Columbia Missourian
August 2013 – December 2013, Columbia, Mo.
Edited stories for clarity, accuracy, style and grammar
Composed social media posts

Reporting Intern, Telegraph Herald
June 2013 – August 2013, Dubuque, Iowa
Produced general assignment stories on a daily basis
Regularly shot video for the website

Reporter, Columbia Missourian
January 2012 – May 2012, Columbia, Mo.
January 2013 – May 2013, Columbia, Mo.
Reported for the education beat during first session
Second session focused on long-term feature writing

Other Work Experience

Day Camp Counselor, YMCA of the Rockies
May 2012 – August 2012, Estes Park, Colo.
Supervised fifth- and sixth-graders 8 hours each day
Planned daily activities around weekly themes
Implemented health and safety standards

Camp Counselor, Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center
May 2010 – August 2010, Livingston, Texas
Cared for 11- to 13-year-old girls for a week at a time
Supervised and instructed various camp activities
Mentored girls in my care to foster personal growth

Skills

News reporting
Feature reporting
Multimedia reporting
Investigative reporting
Education reporting

Copy editing
Content editing

AP Style
Grammar
Social media
Blogging

Final Cut Pro X
Audacity
DSLR camera
Video
Adobe InCopy, Photoshop and InDesign

Long-term projects
Team projects
Newsroom management
Creative writing
Individual coaching

Volunteer Experience

Previous: Westminster Presbyterian Church, youth volunteer; The Rock Church, small group facilitator; Big Brothers Big Sisters, school-based mentor; Leadership Training, small group facilitator; Service Over Self, construction volunteer; Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, packaging volunteer; The Intersection, after-school volunteer

Honors and Distinctions

2nd Place, Best military story – Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2015
Honorable mention, Best story about rural life or agriculture – Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest 2016
Third place, coverage of education — Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest 2017 (won by my newspaper for a period in which I was the education reporter)

Walter Williams Scholar
Member of Kappa Tau Alpha
Graduated summa cum laude
Received Honors Certificate

View and download a copy of my resume.

References available upon request.

Contact me:

Email: allisonhinga@gmail.com

Twitter: @alliehinga

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