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3311 N. Seminary Ave. Apt.

2R  Chicago, Illinois 60657 Phone: 989-400-0253989-400-0253  E-Mail:


jbarczy@gmail.comjbarczy@gmail.com

Objective
To be a writer for a newspaper or news organization that makes a difference in the community and inspires
change.

Experience
Northwest Herald, Crystal Lake, IL January 2009 - present
• Freelance sports reporter covering high school sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer, softball,
swimming, track and wrestling.

Urban Out Sitters, Chicago, IL October 2009 - present


• Night manager for dog daycare facility handling anywhere from 70-90 clients a day. Responsibilities
include billing, filing, customer service and maintenance.

Jackson Citizen Patriot January 2008 – July 2008


• Part-time sports writer who answered phones taking scores from area high school and college coaches
and writing roundups. Beat reporter for girls soccer and competitive cheerleading. Covered boys and
girls basketball when needed.

Kalamazoo Gazette August 2007 – January 2008


• Sports writer intern who covered mostly high school sports including some Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College sports.
• Wrote about football, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys cross country, girls and boys swimming,
wrestling, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, tennis and golf.

Central Michigan Life January 2005 – May 2007


• Staff and senior reporter for the CM Life sports section and the beat writer for cross country, women’s
and men’s basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball. Also wrote movie reviews and features for the
entertainment section called Lifeline.
• Editor for sports section in 2006 and for lifeline section in 2007 responsible for story assignments, page
design and headline writing.

Education
Central Michigan University August 2003 – May 2007
Bachelor of Science, majoring in journalism and a minor in sports studies.

Jackson Community College August 2000 – May 2003


Associate degree in communication.

Napoleon High School August 1996 – June 2000


High School Diploma

Skills
Experience with News Edit Pro, Quark Express, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and all Microsoft Office
applications.
Jason Barczy
References
Neill Hopp, student advisor CM Life (989) 774-3493 hopp1nc@cmich.edu
John K. Hartman, professor, CMU (419) 704-1367 hartm1jk@cmich.edu
Howard Thomas, sports editor, Kalamazoo Gazette (269) 388-8541
hthomas@kalamazoogazette.com
Gary Kalahar, sports editor, Jackson Citizen Patriot (517) 768-4962 gkalahar@citpat.com
Eric Olson, sports editor, Northwest Herald (815) 526-4554 eolson@nwherald.com