Here’s my resume and some samples of my work:

EMPLOYMENT

Assignment Desk Editor
FOX 12 News – Portland, OR

  • Assigned news crews daily breaking news, hard news, feature stories and investigative pieces
  • Monitored scanners, social media and internet to keep on top of current events and breaking news
  • Wrote, edited and produced news stories for on-air newscasts and website content
  • Conducted internet and social media investigation and research

Editor & Reporter
Country Media Publishing (North Coast Citizen & Tillamook Headlight Herald) – Tillamook, OR

  • Covered local, regional, breaking news, investigative and feature stories on deadline
  • Shot and edited photos and videos to correspond with news and feature stories
  • Updated and maintained website and social media content using WordPress
  • Monitored social media for breaking news and story ideas
  • Assisted with newspaper layout, copy editing and training
  • Conducted internet and social media investigation and research

General Assignment Reporter
Feather Publishing – Quincy, CA

  • Reported local, regional, breaking news, investigative and feature stories on deadline
  • Scheduled, shot and edited photos and videos
  • Monitored social media for breaking news and story ideas
  • Conducted internet and social media investigation and research
  • Assisted with newspaper layout, copy editing and training news staff

Public Relations Specialist
Pima County Joint Technical Education District – Tucson, AZ

  • Media and public liaison to provide information, coordinate interviews, arrange press conferences, generate news coverage and manage crisis communication
  • Wrote press releases, articles, newsletters, website and social media content, fact sheets and talking points
  • Helped develop and maintain new website and public relations campaigns

Media Coordinator & Public Information Officer (PIO)
Office of the Governor & Dept. of Health – Santa Fe, NM

  • Media Coordinator for Gov. Bill Richardson and NM Dept. of Health Public Information Officer
  • Wrote press releases, website content, speeches, talking points, articles, marketing material and fact sheets
  • Supervised statewide Dept. of Health PIOs

Assignment Desk Editor/Associate Producer
KOB-TV – Albuquerque, NM

  • Assigned stories to news crews for daily newscast
  • Coordinated satellite feeds
  • Researched, wrote and produced news stories

Regional News Producer
Network News Service – Chicago, IL

  • Gathered, edited and produced regional news stories for ABC, CBS and FOX networks

Radio Wire Desk Editor
United Press International Radio – Minneapolis, MN

  • Gathered, edited, reported  and produced regional news, features and sports for UPI regional desk
  • Assigned news stories
  • Maintained affiliate relations

Assignment Desk Editor/CNN Local Headline News Producer & Anchor
WWMT – TV Kalamazoo, MI

  • Assigned stories to news crews
  • Coordinated satellite feeds
  • Researched, wrote and produced news stories

General Assignment Reporter
The Grand Rapids Press – Grand Rapids, MI

  • Covered local, regional, breaking news, investigative and feature articles on deadline

FREELANCE WRITING/REPORTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Oregon Coast Today
  • Sacramento News & Review
  • Green Valley News
  • Sahuarita Sun
  • Posh Magazine
  • The Jewish Link
  • Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico
  • Center for Social Innovation
  • The Onion
  • Wisconsin State Journal

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Student stringer for the Wisconsin State Journal
  • Post-Graduate Journalism Study Abroad BUNAC/UW-Madison
  • The Voice (British newspaper) Internship – London, England
  • Advanced Journalism Graduate Practicum Columbia College – Chicago, IL (GPA 4.0)
  • Voice Over Talent Certification Santa Fe Studios & Central New Mexico Community College

SCHOLARSHIP

  • Sally Levis Gerlinger Academic Scholarship University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Academic Scholarship University of Wisconsin – Madison

Clips

If a login is required to view my online clips with the Tillamook Headlight Herald, the username is powersann1@gmail.com and the password is Clips1234. 


Biological opinion could spell doomsday for Tillamook County

Manzanita voters to consider pot business ban


The ever-returning whale

Judge rules electric co-op violated discrimination laws

Campaign tactics go low and grow

Liquor theft suspects allegedly use child as decoy

Community pays tribute to Sister Genevieve

Public Relations

Voiceovers

References available on request