Patrick J.

Svitek
Work Experience

A print and multimedia journalist and curious person. | 3514 Macomb St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20016 | patricksvitek2014@u.northwestern.edu | 260-615-7351 | @PatrickSvitek | http://www.patrickjsvitek.com
Medill News Service, Washington, D.C. | http://www.medillonthehill.net | @MedillOnTheHill January 2012 to Present: National Security Reporter Covering national security beat for mobile- and multimedia-oriented newsroom based on Capitol Hill. The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Ind. | http://www.journalgazette.net | @JGFortWayne December 2011: Metro Reporter Wrote more than 20 stories over two weeks filling in for various beats, including local government and crime, as a temporary Metro desk reporter. June 2011 to September 2011: Eugene S. Pulliam Foundation Intern Wrote more than 90 stories over three months as general assignment intern selected by the Hoosier State Press Association’s Pulliam internship program. The Daily Northwestern, Evanston, Ill. | http://www.dailynorthwestern.com | @TheDailyNU September 2011 to December 2011: City Desk Editor March 2011 to June 2011: Assistant City Desk Editor September 2010 to March 2011: Staff Writer, Copy Editor and Layout Designer Most recently led 15 writers and two assistant editors at City news desk, Evanston’s only daily news source. Wrote more than 100 stories for City, Campus and In Focus (investigative) news desks since joining in September 2010. Morton Grove Patch, Morton Grove, Ill. | http://www.mortongrove.patch.com | @MGrovePatch October 2010 to June 2011: Freelance Contributor Profiled prominent community figures during site’s first year on the Patch network. Covered hyperlocal issues including long-delayed construction along village’s main road and fire department budget cuts. North by Northwestern, Evanston, Ill. | http://www.northbynorthwestern.com | @NBN_Tweets September 2010 to January 2011: Freshman Columnist and Features Writer Wrote technology-oriented features for quarterly print edition and monthly column chronicling college freshman experience for online edition. The Bluffton News-Banner, Bluffton, Ind. | http://www.news-banner.com | @NewsBanner August 2009 to December 2009: General Assignment Intern Wrote more than 30 stories for various beats during a semester part of high school’s intern-student pilot program. Typically handled all photography accompanying stories.

Key Skills
Proficient In: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, Apple iLife suite, Microsoft Office suite, AP style, video production, Wordpress content management system, social media (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook) Experience With: Adobe Audition CS5, Audacity, audio production, Adobe Flash CS5, basic HTML/CSS code

Education
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism Evanston, Ill. September 2010 to Present Current GPA: 3.413 Major GPA: 3.850 Homestead High School Fort Wayne, Ind. August 2006 to June 2010 Core 40 Academic Honors Diploma Cumulative GPA: 3.710 (unweighted)

Awards
Second Place, Feature Story (Dailies), Awards for Excellence in Illinois College Newspapers (2011) Seventh Place, Feature Writing, Hearst Journalism Awards Program (Fall 2011) Honorable Mention, Design of the Year - Infographic, National Scholastic Press Association (2010)

References
Clarence Waldron, Adjunct Lecturer, Medill School of Journalism | waldc@aol.com | 773-859-0308 Tom Germuska, Assistant Managing Editor, The Journal Gazette | tgermuska@jg.net| 260-461-8428 Louise Kiernan, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism | l-kiernan@northwestern.edu | 312-912-5862

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