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Andrew Ivins

317 NW 35 Street Boca Raton, Florida 33431 407-741-3256 andrewrivins@gmail.com Twitter: andrewrivins

Experience
South Florida Sun Sentinel August 2012 Present
Editorial Assistant - Cover high school athletics and community sports in the South Florida area for the Sun Sentinel, assisting with features,
advances and game/event coverage. - Work the copy desk talking with high school coaches and athletes throughout the area, while also developing content and stories for the daily sports section. - Assist with local recruiting coverage for football and basketball, ranking prospects and tracking their contact with colleges. - Help with the daily high school sports agate, uploading online packages while using NewsGate.

247Sports Network InsidetheU and Knights247 February 2013 Present


Staff Writer
- Responsible for recruiting coverage of the University of Miami and the University of Central Floridas football and basketball teams. Work with high school prospects and sources to develop breaking news and provide year-round recruiting coverage. - Cover football and baseball teams, writing game stories and features on the Hurricanes and Knights. - Travel to recruiting combines, camps and games to evaluate high school prospects and rank them. Incorporate pictures and videos as content, which is then and displayed online.

FauOwlsNest.com Florida Atlantic Sports Independent Website May 2010 Present


Staff Writer
- I have covered the FAU athletics beat for three years writing: previews, game stories, features and analysis. - Handled coverage of the baseball team for the 2010 and 2013 NCAA Tournament Regional appearances. - Manage social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, while running an in-game discussion on the FAU sports communities' largest forum. - Take video and pictures and then uploaded to the website. - Developed an Up Close series which highlighted a behind the scenes look at every player individually on the football teams depth chart. - Became the go-to individual for FAU football recruiting breaking numerous commitments in the 2013 signing class.

Skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office on Windows 98 through XP and Mac OS8 through OS8 - Working knowledge of: AP Style, Adobe Audition, NewsGate, Photoshop, HTML, WordPress, GIF creation - Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine

Education
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; Fall 2009 Fall 2013
- Major: Multimedia Journalism, Minor: History - GPA: 3.0; December 2013 Graduate - Eagle Scout - Member of Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity

References
- Dieter Kurtenbach, Sun Sentinel Sports Columnist and Reporter Phone:708-557-3240 Email: dkurtenbach@tribune.com - Robyn Sortal, Sun Sentinel Local Sports Editor Phone: 954-356-4654 Email: rsortal@sun-sentinel.com - Ryan Bass, Bright House Networks Sports Reporter, Anchor Phone: 954-770-2618 Email: Rybass3@gmail.com>