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Ben Gill-Freelance Journalist

838 Irving St. Apt. 1 San Francisco, CA 94122 ben.gill394@gmail.com www.bengilljournalism.com Cell: (805)-815-2575 Experience Production Intern, “Forum with Michael Krasny” on NPR affiliate KQED, San Francisco, CA January 2013-April 2013   Assisted in producing a daily current affairs talk show covering a wide variety of topics ranging from international political news to recent development in science and technology Helped show’s producers by conducting background research for upcoming shows, including researching show topics, pre-interviewing guests, writing show summaries, and escorting guests to studio

Production Intern, Al-Jazeera English, Los Angeles, CA December 2012-January 2013  Completed one-on-one apprenticeship with Al-Jazeera English Senior Correspondent Rob Reynolds to pitch and produce news packages from beginning to end, including brainstorming story ideas, writing package pitches, booking and coordinating guests, conducting background research, setting-up field shoots, and voiceover writing scripts

Journalist and Intern, VC Reporter, Ventura, CA Summer, 2012  Created news articles on emerging local issues, including Ventura County’s number two ranking statewide for domestic violence and challenges faced by county’s large number of homeless veterans

Journalist-at-Large, Foothill Dragon Press, Ventura, CA 2010-2012  Journalist-at-large covering international, national, and local topics, with a special focus on global conflict and its impact on teens and youth

Freelance Documentary Filmmaker, Ventura, CA 2010-2012  Directed, shot, and edited short-subject documentary on the emotional & psychological impact of casework on police detectives within the Ventura Police Dept.

Multimedia and Web Skills    Extensive experience with journalistic database and contact software such as Filemaker Pro Well-versed with video and multimedia programs like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition (and other audio software), After Effects, etc. Knowledge of web content management tools such as WordPress and Joomla, as well as all forms of social media

Education Bachelor of Arts, International Relations (major), Middle Eastern Studies (minor), University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

org.com.Professional References 1. Ventura County Reporter: email: editor@vcreporter.net. “Forum” on KQED: email: dzoll@kqed. Al-Jazeera English: email: rob. phone: 415-864-2000 3.) Rob Reynolds. Senior Editor. phone: 805-648-2244 . Editor. phone: 202-379-5606 2.) Dan Zoll. Senior Correspondent.) Michael Sullivan.reynolds@aljazeera.