Resume

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Caitlin Johnson

Multimedia Journalist

Vancouver, WA
caitlin.j.johnson@gmail.com
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SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Writing: Two years creating original content for daily, weekly and monthly publications; Researched and completed an average of two articles per week
  • Editing: Expert in various styles of English writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • AP Style: Worked one year as copy editor (six months as copy chief) and spent two years writing weekly aticles in AP style
  • Editorial Writing/Satire: Published more than 15 opinion articles in one year; six months writing weekly humor blog
  • Photography/Videography: Two years as a freelance photographer, six months as a videography intern
  • Photo/Video Editing: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere)
  • Page Layout/Web Design: One year print layout experience; currently design and maintain three sites (WordPress and Squarespace)
  • SEO-savvy: Use various social media outlets to drive traffic to articles and keep in regular contact with readers and sources

 

EXPERIENCE

SECRETARY/SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association – Portland, OR
(June 2015-Present)

  • Manage social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for PGSCA and Portland Cinco de Mayo; more than 2,700 followers total
  • Develop and publish engaging social media posts to promote PGSCA and its causes
  • Take detailed meeting minutes and distribute to all board members in a timely manner

MULTIMEDIA MARKETING DIRECTOR
Portland Kettle Works – Portland, OR
(March 2016-July 2016)

  • Directed all marketing campaigns and manage social media outlets for PKW and its working brewery, the Labrewatory
  • Created and edited photos/video using Adobe Creative Suite, to be used for various marketing materials
  • Wrote original copy for websites, email campaigns and just about everything else media-related

VIDEO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Elemental Technologies – Portland, OR
(Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016)

  • Assisted main videographer in capturing 4K video for some of the nation’s largest corporations, including ESPN, HBO and Comcast
  • Set up and tore down cameras, audio, lighting and other equipment for shoots both in studio and in the field
  • Captured sounds on tape and additional b-roll in the field as needed

CONTRIBUTING WRITER
FINE Magazine – San Diego, CA
(Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015)

  • Wrote several original articles based on local San Diego businesses, published in print and online with more than 60,000 readers
  • Interviewed chefs, managers and restaurant owners and shot original photos on location
  • Conducted extensive background research and prepared questions prior to interviews

WRITING/VIDEOGRAPHY INTERN
ieiMedia – Valencia, Spain
(July 2014-Aug. 2014)

  • Contributed to final travel website that has more than 3,000 page views from around the world
  • Shot and produced a four minute documentary film in an international and unfamiliar setting
  • Working with a fixer, used language and communication skills to speak with sources and contacts to gather leads and story ideas

MULTIMEDIA NEWS INTERN
KPBS – San Diego, CA
(Jan. 2014-May 2014)

  • Shot and produced five 30-second videos and wrote 12 broadcast scripts for the “Evening Edition” news show, which reaches more than 4,000 households nightly
  • Wrote two local news web stories, published on KPBS’ website
  • Edited footage in Final Cut Pro; wrote and edited all scripts in The Essential News Production System (ENPS)

STAFF WRITER
The Daily Aztec – San Diego, CA
(Aug. 2012-May 2014)

  • Wrote more than 30 articles on a weekly basis that were published online and in print, distributed to SDSU’s alumni and 30,000 students
  • Covered a wide variety of topics, including environmental practices, local legislation and homelessness; produced weekly restaurant reviews and feature articles
  • “Ag gag” legislation article was “liked” 80 times on Facebook and shared by the Humane Society of the United States

COPY CHIEF
The Daily Aztec – San Diego, CA
(Jan. 2014-May 2014)

  • Edited an average of 25 articles per week for the campus’ daily newspaper, correcting for AP Style grammar and punctuation, content and consistency
  • Trained a team of five copy editors and kept copy desk up-to-date with new policies according to official AP Style Handbook
  • Assisted with final print page layout, checking for errors and visual consistency. Collaborated with editor-in-chief and managing editor

 

EDUCATION

San Diego State University
2012-2014
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Minor: Sociology

Grossmont College
2006-2010
Associate of Science, Culinary Arts

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