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EDUCATION

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Mina Bloom

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL Major: Bachelor of Arts in Magazine Journalism, May 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Freelance Project Editor, Forbes Travel Guide ! ! ! ! ! Chicago, IL ! Write, edit and format Q&As pertaining to four- and ve-star hotels, spas and restaurants. Compile information within Q&As. Transcribe audio. From July 2011 to Present. Freelancer, Community Health Magazine ! ! ! ! ! Chicago, IL ! Write and report for 1,200 - 1,500-word feature-length articles. Write and report for monthly 500-word Eats Monitor article. From October 2011 to Present. Arts & Culture Editor, The Columbia Chronicle ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Chicago, IL ! Edited, formatted and corrected arts related articles written by two assistant editors. Conducted at least three interviews per week, wrote 600-800-word arts related article every week and wrote 1,500-word feature article every other week. Edited supplemental articles every week and worked with staff photographers, graphic designers and other editors on a daily basis to create award-winning visual layouts in Arts & Culture section. From June 2010 to May 2011. Staff Writer, Echo Magazine! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Chicago, IL ! Researched, reported and wrote 1,500-word feature article and 800-word front-of-the-book piece. Collaborated with photographers and designers. From September 2010 to December 2010. Freelancer, Logan Square Literary Review! ! ! ! ! ! ! Report and write 2,500-word feature story. From June 2011 to Present. ! Chicago, IL

Freelancer, 22nd Century Media! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Orland Park, IL ! Wrote and conducted interviews for 400-word stories about suburban development. From June 2010 to Sept. 2010.

HONORS, SKILLS AND OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE *Energetic, dependable recent graduate with four years of experience in reporting, generating story ideas, and
writing both magazine and newspaper copy through relevant coursework at Columbia College Chicago, internships, freelance work and time spent at The Columbia Chronicle. *Adept storyteller who treats news, features and other events with equal passion and thrives within the deadlineintensive publication environment. *Won third place for best feature story at Illinois College Press Association 2010 and third place for headline writing at Illinois College Press Association 2011. *Work at Finer Jewelry, Inc. as Account Manager/Administrative Assistant for more than four years.

*Worked at both A.V. Club Chicago and Time Out Chicago magazine as an Editorial Intern. Work appeared in print
and online for both publications.

REFERENCES Chris Richert; General Manager for The Columbia Chronicle: 312-369-8955, Atalie Finer; Owner of
Finer Jewelry, Inc.: 312-541-7625