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Features Editor

Bowling Green, KY, 42101
August 21, 2012

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Zirconia S. Alleyne

270-***-**** 1417


Western Kentucky University, Degree to be conferred December 2012

Bachelor of Arts in News/Editorial Journalism with a Minor in Textiles and Apparel Merchandising

GPA 3.6/4.0, Dean’s List


Proficient in Microsoft Office applications on Mac and PC, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Creative Suite

Skilled with Internet, Email, Wordpress, Vimeo, Blogger, Twitter, and Tumblr

Trained in AP Style and multimedia for journalism

Can communicate in written Spanish


Features Editor, College Heights Herald newspaper ● Bowling Green, Ky. May 2012 -present

Assign and oversees feature stories

Fill feature staff positions

Supervise beat reporters

Attend staff and editorial board meetings

Work will copy desk and design team

Work during production

Intern, The Messenger daily newspaper ● Madisonville, Ky. May - July 2012

Call sources

Stay abreast on local activities

Develop interesting features

Write multiple stories per-day

Staff Writer, Western Kentucky University Talisman yearbook ● Bowling Green, Ky. 2010 - 2012

Develop stories about academics, sports, and student life

Recap campus activities and events

Implement communication and interviewing skills

Features Writer, College Heights Herald newspaper ● Bowling Green, Ky. 2009 - 2012

Propose and complete compelling feature articles for print and online

Execute stories on tight deadlines

Shoot photos for alternative story format


Staff Writer, The Messenger daily newspaper ● Madisonville, Ky. July - Aug. 2012

Maintain part-time community beat

Find human interest topics

Update community calendar

Police reports

Attend staff meetings

Sales Associate, Victoria’s Secret ● Bowling Green, Ky. 2011- Present

Connect with customers through sales and merchandising

Learn all merchandise areas in store and catalogue

Execute floor designs with apparel and accessories


Society of Professional Journalists ● 2011 - present

Emissary for Office of Diversity Programs ● 2010 - 2011

Joseph A. Dear Memorial Scholarship recipient ● 2008 - present

Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars ● 2010 - present

Western Kentucky University, Western Leader (student ambassador) ● 2009 - 2010

Volunteered at Potter Children’s Home, Bowling Green, Ky. ● 2011

Led volunteers at H.O.T.E.L. homeless shelter, Bowling Green, Ky. ● 2010


Devona Dixon, Ph.D., professor of design, merchandising and textiles 270-***-****

Robert Adams, Director of student publications 270-***-****

Neil Ralston, Assistant professor of journalism 270-***-****

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