Resume

Full disclosure: Come 2016, I will need a new job. I’m not picky about geography but wants to work as a section editor in a newsroom (or for a dot.com) where staff is passionate, innovative and unafraid to produce provocative content. If that sounds like you — and if you like this site — please read my résumé and drop me a line.

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Phone: 781-975-0799    Email: markrselig@gmail.com     Twitter: @MarkRSelig

EDUCATION

  • Master’s from University of Missouri School of Journalism. GPA: 3.922
  • B.A. received from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland — concentration in print journalism with a citation in English. GPA: 3.7.
  • College Park Scholars: “Media Self and Society.” Select group of students chosen to discuss the role of the media in today’s society. (Citation, Nov. 2007)

SKILLS

  • Narrative journalism writing and editing
  • Layout design with InDesign and Quark
  • Google Analytics, Chartbeat
  • HTML, CSS and web planning
  • Story promotion and source finding through social media
  • Crowdsourcing using Storify
  • Google docs, spreadsheets and Excel
  • Shooting and editing video and audio
  • Cutouts and photo cropping and toning on Adobe Photoshop
  • WordPress blogs and websites
  • Communication with staff; understanding of and willingness to operate within newsroom workflow

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Columbia MissourianAssistant Sports Editor (Jan. 2014- Present)

  • Oversee staff of 20 at faculty-run newspaper that uses students as reporters.
  • Wrote columns on Missouri basketball and football. My columns won 1st place among 54 entrants in a 2014 Associated Press Sports Editors contest.
  • Create daily budgets, paginate and populate website with local and wire content.
  • Interview writers for beats. Recruit graduate teaching assistants for editing staff.
  • Conceptualize, pitch and line-edit stories; write SEO-geared headlines for web.
  • Conduct weekly beat meetings with reporters; critique work with big-picture advice.
  • Analyze analytics and write reports guiding future coverage based on findings.
  • Strategize for Twitter and Facebook accounts, scheduling posts to generate traffic.
  • Solicited content user-generated content for the Missourian’s “From Readers” section.

Daily News-Record, Sports Reporter (Aug. 2009- Dec. 2013)

  • Covered the James Madison University men’s basketball team, writing daily features, previews, trends and gamers. Expanded coverage by also blogging and tweeting frequent updates on the team.
  • Created and hosts weekly football/basketball podcast on Rivals.com, which the DN-R partnered with for a JMU-based news website, http://jamesmadison.rivals.com/
  • In the offseason fulfilled general assignment reporting duties, which include writing nuanced stories for five high schools, three college, and a variety of other local sports leagues and teams, and also shooting and editing video.
  • Worked in the office through deadline 2-3 times per week, paginating, editing, taking phone calls and writing briefs.

Rush The CourtCorrespondent (Sept. 2012- Dec. 2013)

  • Provided weekly “Conference Check-In” columns  that are posted on rushthecourt.net, a college basketball website with roughly 40 writers. Columns included power polls, fan polls, updates for player of the year races and factoids for each team in the Colonial Athletic Association.

MLB.com, Associate Reporter  (May 2009- Aug. 2009)

  • Composed daily gamers, previews and trend stories about the Washington Nationals for the team’s official website.
  • Assisted in coverage for visiting MLB teams, becoming opponent’s beat writer for various series.

The Diamondback, Senior Staff Writer / Sports Editor   (Sept. 2005- May 2009 / May-Sept. 2008)

  • As sports editor, assigned and edited stories plus performed layout and design for newspaper’s weekly summer sports sections.
  • Covered the Terrapins with daily news stories, features, notebooks, and online blog updates as men’s basketball beat writer. Also covered: football, women’s basketball, soccer, softball, gymnastics, and other sports.

Universal Sports (formerly WCSN.com), Editorial Intern  (June-Sept. 2008)

  • Wrote, edited, researched and published content online for contemporary website covering Olympic-style sports.
  • Helped facilitate website launch and population of content at 32-hour per week job.
  • Job required significant computer know-how in order to create photo galleries, code articles and circulate content.

The Baltimore Sun, Sports Intern  (Jan.- May 2008)

  • Compiled high school and college scores, wrote roundups, and organized daily sports agate.

Sports Illustrated, University of Maryland Correspondent   (Apr. 2006- June 2008)

  • On Campus stringer, submitting weekly updates covering all University of Maryland athletics, and providing SIOC with stories, analysis and commentary.
  • Contributed to extensive Sports Illustrated essays highlighting national trends in college sports.

References

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