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Reporter, Photographer, Videographer, Social Media professional

Location:
Columbus, GA
Posted:
March 28, 2018

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NEIL NISPEROS

**** *********** **., ***. **, Columbus, GA, 31909

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ac4yok@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

** ***** ** ********** ** all facets of newspaper and online media work.

Hard news and features articles published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the San Bernardino Sun, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Orange County Register, the Press-Enterprise, the Lompoc Record, Santa Maria Times, and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Front-page photographs published in the San Bernardino Sun, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and the Press-Enterprise.

Copy editing and writing experience using Associated Press style guide.

Editing experience rewriting for style, form and clarity.

Six years of experience as film critic for the Poly Post, the Lompoc Record and Santa Maria Times.

Designed newspaper layout for news and features sections.

First-place news and features writing awards at statewide journalist competitions.

EDUCATION

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – December 2003

Bachelors of Science in Communication – Journalism Emphasis

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Los Angeles Business Journal

Business Reporter (July 2017 – December 2017)

Wrote commercial real estate news articles in one of the largest real estate markets in the nation.

Utilized strong social media skills to aid in reporting and promoting stories.

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Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and San Bernardino Sun

Reporter, Photographer and Videographer (November 2007 – July 2017)

Wrote hard news and features articles.

Beats included all areas of city coverage, including city hall, courts, education, entertainment and businesss.

Photographed art for numerous stories, with many pieces appearing as front-page displays.

Produced widely viewed video shorts and documentaries.

Utilized strong social media skills on Twitter and Facebook to aid in reporting and promoting stories.

Lompoc Record and Santa Maria Times

Reporter and Film Critic (August 2004 – November 2007)

Wrote hard news and features articles.

Beats included all areas of city coverage, including city hall, courts, education and business.

Photographed art for numerous stories, with many pieces appearing as front-page displays.

Authored a weekly film critic column, running as the main display for the entertainment section.

The Weekly – Arcadia, Monrovia, Sierra Madre and Pasadena (The Pasadena Independent)

Assistant News Editor and Copy Editor (October 2003 – June 2004)

Created news and entertainment features content for the cities of Monrovia, Arcadia, Sierra Madre and Pasadena.

Wrote news and feature articles.

Edited news and feature articles for clarity, style and grammar.

Designed layout of news section.

Wrote headlines, teasers and captions for content.

Mentored student reporters in a reporting workshop.

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Staff Writer Intern (March – June 2002)

Wrote front-page news articles.

Helped news reporters on different beats gather information for stories.

The Poly Post

Arts & Living Editor (September 2001 – June 2002)

Responsible for the creation of features and entertainment content.

Wrote numerous news and feature articles.

Interviewed film stars and directors for stories.

Managed student reporters.

Edited submitted stories for clarity, style and grammar.

Designed features section.

Authored most headlines.

Won first place for news writing at annual state student journalist competition (California Intercollegiate Press Association).

Photographed art for section.

News Editor (September 2000 – June 2001)

Responsible for news content.

Wrote numerous news and feature articles.

Managed student reporters and edited articles for clarity, style and grammar.

Collaborated with Layout Editor for design layout of news section using Quark. Wrote all headlines for news section.

Won first place and third place for features writing at annual state student journalist competition (California Intercollegiate Press Association).

Photographed art for section.

Assistant News Editor (September 1999 – June 2000)

Compiled police blotter.

Wrote news and feature articles.

Assisted News Editor in editing for content and grammar.

LatinoReview.com

Online Film Critic and Writer (June 2003)

Wrote several film reviews for high profile website.

Covered publicity for new movies.

Interviewed film stars and directors for feature stories.

Pomona Valley Review

Magazine Editor (March – June 2002)

Chose entries for publication in literary magazine.

Edited work for grammar and clarity.

Designed magazine front and back cover using PhotoShop and Quark.

Communication Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Research Assistant (September 2000 – June 2002)

Compiled research material for department chair for literary and academic projects.

SKILLS

Associated Press style

Microsoft Word software

Apple and Microsoft operating systems (Windows, Mac OS) WordPress

Video editing softwarse: iMovie, Tout, Inform (NDN)

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat

Microsoft Excel software

Internet and library research

Quark page design software

Adobe Photoshop software

PROFESSIONAL CONTACTS

Past editor at Los Angeles Business Journal Paul Eakins 760-***-****

Past Los Angeles Daily News crime reporter Wes Woods 760-***-****

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reporter Liset Marquez 626-***-****



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