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Social Media Manager, journalist, writer, editor

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
October 20, 2018

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Jill Himmelfarb

**** ** **** *** ********** Point, FL 33064

754-***-**** •


Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL Graduated: May 2015

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

3.92 Cumulative GPA, President’s List Spring and Fall 2013, Dean’s List Spring 2014

Awarded the Excellence in Civic Engagement Stole for spring 2015 graduation

Graduated Magna cum Laude

Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Relevant Coursework: News Literacy, Writing for a Mass Audience, News Reporting and Writing, News Production, Visual Storytelling, World of Sports Journalism, Journalistic Fact Finding, Media Law and Ethics, Deadline Journalism, Audio/Video Journalism, Social Media and Society, Journalism Senior Capstone

Edison State College, Fort Myers, FL

Associate of Arts Degree in General Education Graduated: December 2012

Cumulative GPA, 3.92, Dean’s List Fall 2011, Spring, Summer, Fall 2012

Graduated with High Honors

Awarded the Ellie F. Newton Scholarship Chair for the Humanities in June 2012

Related Experience

Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum September 2018-Present

Editing and writing promotional press releases for the museum

Writing articles keeping the community involved in events, exhibits and guest conferences hosted by the SLDC Museum

Freelance journalism April 2013-Present

Finding interesting local stories that are not being covered by mainstream media

Interviewing involved parties through audio and video mediums

I am experienced in audio/video and photography. The majority of my work is multimedia. I have found that both the publication and the audience prefer this.

I have sold to and had my work published by several outlets such as the Naples Herald, Muck Rack, The Heights Foundation and Florida Weekly.

Naples Daily News September 2014-April 2015

Sports Desk Clerk

Editing press releases for proper format and AP Style

Writing briefs

Publishing two regular articles weekly: The Catch of the Week and the Girls Prep of the Week

Inputting prep game scores for briefs for print

Constantly update social media platforms for Prepzone

Eagle News

Sports Editor/Staff Writer May 2014-May 2015

Assistant Sports Editor/Staff writer August 2013-May 2014

Covered the entire season of FGCU women’s soccer for 2013-14. Wrote every article for home games, and they were all published in Eagle News

Covered FGCU men’s ice hockey September 2013-14. Wrote articles about game recaps and profile stories on players. All of the articles were published in Eagle News.

Editing and design of sports section of Eagle News

Preparing weekly budget for sports writers at Eagle News

Manage all social media sites for my section


Staff Writer/Photo Journalist September 2013-September 2014

Attended every home game and practice

Took all of my own photography during games using a Canon Rebel XSI DSLR with a telephoto lens

Interview the FGCU players and coaches, as well as, the opposing team’s personnel

Edited all of my photos for size, color, clarity, and brightness

Wrote game recaps and profile stories for the website

Design and layout for each article with photos

Layout and rebuild the homepage of the website

Publish the website using Yahoo Sitebuilder after every article and update

Managed all social media sites for the team

Related Skills

Proficient in a variety of business computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Frontpage, and Powerpoint.

Experienced with Adobe Publishing Suites, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro

Exceptional skills relating to social media use, campaigns, building on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Wordpress, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc.. I have over four years in working with SEO and social media directly; working with building online presence through social media; updating and maintaining multiple platforms including websites and blogs.

Other Work Experience

Bonefish Grill, Fort Lauderdale, FL November 2017-Present


Server duties

Promoted to certified trainer after just 2 months

Member of the event team where I participate in and work every banquet, luncheon and catering event

Currently exploring cross-training on other positions, such as bartender and headwait.

Carrabbba’s Italian Grill, Fort Myers, FL February 2011-September 2014

Server/bartender/hostess/carside/headwait/key employee (work 2 management shifts per week)

Server duties

Promoted to bartender after eight months

Promoted to certified trainer after one year

Bennigans, Fort Lauderdale, FL January 2006-August 2008

Server/bartender/hostess/carside/headwait/key employee (work 2 management shifts per week)

Server and bartender duties

Promoted to key/management employee in 2007

Transtar Industries, Fort Lauderdale, FL January 2004-February 2007

Office Manager

Handled all daily deposits and posting

Secretarial duties, such as, answering phones, filing, sending monthly statements, credits and return for clients

Handled all debt collection services for the company

Campus and Community Involvement

Florida Gulf Coast University Eagle News Staff

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member

Veterans of Foreign Wars member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, regular volunteer helping to record oral histories of seniors and other veterans for publication on Facebook page, “Through A Thousand I’s”

Personal blog at

YouTube channel with demo reels “Jill Himmelfarb”


Amy Ecolono Manager at Bonefish Grill in Ft Lauderdale


Judson Cribbs Associate journalism professor at Florida Gulf Coast University


Lyn Miller Executive journalism professor at Florida Gulf Coast University


Greg Hardwig Sports editor at Naples Daily News

239-***-**** x 4767

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