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4240 N. Clarendon, Apt. 307N, Chicago, IL 60613 (917) 549-5965 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.maureenlaforge.com EDUCATION MEDILL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL Candidate, Masters of Science in Journalism - Expected June 2012 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Arts, General Studies – August 1998 Senior Leadership Award – one of 100 recipients selected out of graduating class EXPERIENCE WCIU Weigel Broadcasting, First Business Television News Show 9/2011- Present Freelance Reporter Chicago, Illinois Produce full news packages: research stories, conduct and shoot on-camera interviews, corresponding video. Write, track, and edit packages on deadline. Lakeshore Public Television 11/2009 – 8/2010 Video Journalist Merrillville, Indiana Write news copy on deadline, shoot video and interviews, and edit packages and VOs. Produce full news packages: research stories, conduct and shoot on-camera interviews, corresponding video. Write, track, and edit packages on deadline. Shoot video and write copy for VOs, VO/SOTs, leads, tags and kickers for nightly news broadcast. Provide story ideas for nightly broadcast. Floor direct for live news broadcast, run tele-prompter, assist control room operators. WCIU Weigel Broadcasting, First Business Television News Show 1/2009 – 5/2009 Reporting Intern for nationally syndicated business news program Chicago, Illinois Produce multimedia pieces on deadline for daily news show that include video and financial graphics. Conduct and shoot on-camera interviews, write copy, and track audio. Research and write market and economy-related VOs/SOTs for daily news show. Conduct and shoot on-camera interviews and corresponding B-roll. Work closely with editor to edit daily news program and packages using AVID. Assist with daily news broadcast, run tele-prompter. NBC 5 Chicago WMAQ 8/2008 – 12/2008 News Intern, Health Unit Chicago, Illinois Assisted health reporter and producer in preparation for evening news broadcasts. Wrote health stories for NBC Chicago website. Uploaded stories, related media and links to NBC Chicago content management system. Exposed to the full process of researching, interviewing, shooting video, writing and editing packages. Position required logging video, transcribing tape, identifying B-roll, assisting photographers and reporters as needed. Black Mountain Management 9/2004 – 12/2007 Human Capital Consultant New York, New York & Chicago, Illinois Lead sales initiatives and execute Human Capital consulting projects to reduce costs and manage risk for employment policies, benefits administration, and absence management programs. Analyze business operations; propose and implement HR process improvements. Project manager during implementation of proprietary, online benefits-enrollment website; interpret policies and supporting administrative procedures for Business Requirements Document; create project plan; and lead all project deliverables. Design and deliver professional seminars on health and welfare benefits and HR best practices. SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Editing: Final Cut Pro; Adobe CS5.5 – Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Audition; Familiar with Avid Web Design: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Misc: iNews; Microsoft Office Suite; various CMSs Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Digg Association for Women Journalists - Chicago