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Rachel Charlip

rachelcharlip@yahoo.com
@Rachel_Charlip
703.725.0637
WORK EXPERIENCE
Intern
- WBOY Channel 12 News-Morgantown Aug. 2013-Dec. 2013
 Shadow local reporter Krista Baker.
 Go with Krista to all stories that she covers during her evening shift.
 Learn (via example) effective reporting techniques, including: ways to ask pertinent interview questions, pertinent filming
techniques for packages, cover stories and interviews, effective and efficient research techniques to find leads and other
information to bolster a story.
 Generate ideas to aid in reporting if need be, such as: effective or concise wording for introducing or reporting on a story,
pertinent video shots for a story, and informative sources for interviews.
Staff Writer
- Her Campus magazine To commence Aug. 2014
 Remain current on campus trends among female students.
 Write weekly blog posts and/or articles of about 500-600 words, based on the information collected from my own research
and interviews.
 Meet strict deadlines for submission of all written content to my editor for publication.
Sales Associate
- BCBG Max Azria Jun. 2013-Aug. 2013
- Ski Chalet Chantilly Aug. 2009 – Dec. 2012
 Maintain current and adequate knowledge of inventory (past and current seasons) and customer service, in addition to
knowledge of the brand itself.
 Maintain good rapport with repeat costumers and follow up with my personal costumers.
 Keep note of inventory at my location of employment in addition to that of locations in the Northern Virginia area.
 Ensure that the sales floor remains clean at all times, and that all clothing on display remains evenly spaced on racks, and
folded neatly on tables.

SKILLS
 Proficient in Adobe Audition, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro.
 Proficient in current and previous versions of Microsoft Office on both Windows and Mac.
 Proficient in APA and MLA writing styles.
 Can speak, understand, read, and write in French
 Very outgoing, excellent communication skills with a large variety of people of varying vocations, backgrounds, etc.
 Self-motivated and persistent in finding information and interviews, and very punctual and organized.
 Very strong/innovative problem solving and quick decision making skills.
 Works very well independently or on a team, and requires very little direction when working independently.
EDUCATION
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia Fall 2010-present
 Major: Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in Television Journalism
 Minor: French
 Previous Major: Biology, Fall 2010-Summer 2012
 Expected graduation: December, 2014

EXTRA CIRRUCULAR
Member of the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA) Apr. 2013-present
- Community Service Chairman Jan. 2014-present
 Orchestrate RTDNA’s involvement in the semi-annual Relay for Life event in Morgantown.
Volunteer ballet instructor at the Morgantown Dance Studio Sept. 2012-present

*References available upon request