Resume

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JENNIFER M. BOWMAN
bowman.jennifermarie@gmail.com
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SKILLS

  • Social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr) ● Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Dreamweaver, WordPress, iNews, Audacity ● HTML +CSS and CMS ● Experienced shooting, editing and producing videos ● Proven ability to implement interactive components for multimedia storytelling ● Data analysis with MS Excel, use of FOIA laws and computer-assisted reporting

 

EXPERIENCE

Government reporter, Battle Creek Enquirer – Battle Creek, Mich., June 2012 – present    

http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com

  • I write daily and enterprise stories on the city of Battle Creek — a Midwestern community of 52,000 residents with a strong manufacturing presence and the home of Kellogg Co. — with an emphasis on government accountability, economic development and business.
  • Complement articles with video, social media, infographics, interactive timelines and other multimedia components.
  • Analyze data and compile spreadsheets using information from public documents to report on trends in city government and local nonprofits.
  • Regularly contribute to the Detroit Free Press, Lansing State Journal and other Gannett Co. publications.

Highlights:

  • Broke news on key leadership transitions at City Hall and gave readers in-depth coverage that was better and delivered faster than that of area competitors.
  • Covered international news regarding locally based Kellogg Co., including the company’s largest restructuring program and the impact on its hometown.
  • Developed a personal brand to serve as a leading source of knowledge of current and upcoming news related to local government and economic development.

 

News intern, NBC San Diego – San Diego, Calif., January 2012 – April 2012, August 2010 – December 2010

http://www.nbcsandiego.com

  • Worked one-on-one with the station’s political and consumer reporters and wrote scripts on same-day deadlines on a broad range of news – including politics, crime reports, local news and weather – for morning, day and night shows. Also conducted on-camera interviews that were used for VOSOTs and video packages.      

 

News intern, The San Diego Union-Tribune – San Diego, Calif., January 2010 – May 2010

http://www.utsandiego.com

  • Wrote more than a dozen published stories on strict deadlines about local community efforts, standout citizens and fundraising events and assisted other reporters in the newsroom with information-gathering.

 

HONORS/AWARDS:

  • 1st place Special Section, Michigan Press Association, Class D, 2013 ● 1st place Interactive Journalism, Gannett Awards of Excellence, Division III, Q4 2012 ● 1st place College Media Headline, SPJ San Diego, 2011 — “Proposition to legalize pot lights up November ballots” ● 1st place, College Media In-Depth Reporting, SPJ San Diego, 2010 — “Filner, ACLU, FIRE blast college’s restraint of free speech” ● 2nd place Front Page Layout, JACC SoCal Conference, 2010

 

EDUCATION:

San Diego State University, Class of 2012 — Bachelor’s degree in journalism, magna cum laude, political science minor

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