Writing, Illustrations, Design
Jill's Resume
Professional Objective:
To actively participate in news gathering, production, design, and writing by using both my creative and communication skills to provide accurate and interesting information to readers and customers.

University of Utah    Graduated May 2000
BS in mass communications with an emphasis in news/editorial journalism
Minor in English
GPA: 3.61 overall

Related Courses:
Reporting for the Mass Media, Magazine Writing, Editorial Conference, Editing Process, Professional Writing, Visual Editing

Dean's List six times
University of Utah President's Award twice

Computer Experience:

Quark Express, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Web Design, Macintosh and PC systems, Word Perfect, Microsoft Word

Related Work Experience:
Tooele Transcript Bulletin; Tooele, Utah      August 2001 to present
Community News Editor
- In charge of editing, content, layout and production of the "Hometown" section of the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin.
- Wrote human interest and feature articles on people, places and events of interest in Tooele, Utah; also aided in some photography and graphic illustrations. 
- Worked as a business beat writer, reporting on the local and national economy and business developments.
- Worked on layout for TBP projects, including Ski News, Garden Magazine, and Summer Guide.

DesignStream; Sandy, Utah    Feb. 2001 to May 2001
Graphic Artist
- Collected information, wrote articles, designed advertisements, and co-produced the 2001 issue of Sandy Style Magazine.
- Designed brochure for Express One shipping company, aided in site plan renderings for SunCrest and Village Communities.

Murray Green Sheet; Murray, UtahDec. 2000 to Feb. 2001
- Worked full time as the editor of a community weekly with a circulation of 10,000
- Edited articles for content and space, reported on community events and meetings, designed layout, planned weekly cover stories and took photographs.

Reuel's Art and Frame:
 Salt Lake City, Utah      Sept. 2000 to March 2001
Graphic Layout Artist
- Worked on content and layout of a 450-page art supplies catalog. Designed cover and wrote ad copy.
- Gained experience in production, layout design, graphic design, and copy editing.

Daily Utah Chronicle: University of Utah     May 1999 to May 2000News Reporter
- Worked full time as a news correspondent for the student government (ASUU) beat; covered meetings, ASUU policies and speakers, and most major campus events.
- Gained extensive experience in investigative reporting, researching, news gathering, working closely with news sources, and working under deadlines. 

Mike Call
Editor, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
(435) 882-0050

Scott Dunn
Publisher, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
(435) 882-0050

John Kirk
Manager, Reuel's Art and Frame
(801) 561-8481

Paula Rushton

Graphic Designer, Murray Green Sheet
(801) 572-5162

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