English, Journalism @
State University of New York at Buffalo
I am a journalist specializing in reporting city news. In Dec. 2012, I graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I concentrated in urban reporting. I have written since I was very young, and am happy that journalism allows me to meet interesting people, give a voice to hidden issues and be a catalyst for
I am a journalist specializing in reporting city news. In Dec. 2012, I graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I concentrated in urban reporting. I have written since I was very young, and am happy that journalism allows me to meet interesting people, give a voice to hidden issues and be a catalyst for conversation -- all through my writing. I am also able to use multimedia, such as video, audio and photo slideshows to tell and enhance stories.
I am seeking opportunities that will enable me to use my writing, reporting and multimedia skills to the fullest. Please feel free to contact me.
Reporter @ Began as a runner, the feet on the street for various stories across NYC. Now work the night shift at One Police Plaza, covering the city's crime. From August 2015 to Present (5 months) Journalist @ Report and write urban stories for various newspapers in the New York City area. Most recent clips published in The Tribeca Trib and The Brooklyn Paper. Previous stories in Metro New York and The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator. Both pitch own stories, and complete assigned ones. From December 2012 to August 2015 (2 years 9 months) Greater New York City AreaAssociate Editor @ Report and write news stories in the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Financial District and the South Street Seaport. Closely cover all of Manhattan Community Board 1's committee meetings. Compile weekly police beat for the 1st Precinct. Post daily stories to the web and create turnpager for monthly paper. Proofread final version of paper. From March 2014 to July 2015 (1 year 5 months) Greater New York City AreaReporting Fellow @ Wrote general assignment articles on Fort Greene and Clinton Hill community news for TheNabe.me, formerly known as The Local, a blog run by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Researched and wrote crime blotter for first six months; then edited crime blotter written by journalism school students. From March 2013 to January 2014 (11 months) Writer/Reporter @ Wrote travel news and trending stories for TravelersToday.com, a website run by the start-up 33 Universal. Completed seven stories per day. Used SEO techniques to make articles easy to find online. From January 2013 to February 2013 (2 months) Greater New York City AreaEditorial Intern @ Wrote articles on neighborhood issues for two weekly papers, Our Town and The West Side Spirit. Articles appeared on the cover; also contributed to special sections. Researched and wrote police blotter. From May 2012 to August 2012 (4 months) Greater New York City AreaFreelance Reporter @ In conjunction with The New York Times and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, covered religion and community life beat. Shot photos to go with articles. From August 2011 to January 2012 (6 months) Editorial Intern @ Wrote general assignment stories, as well as weekly police blotters for two local precincts. Took photos for print and shot video for website. Joined the staff at the peak of its transition to an online platform and social media. Used social media to promote paper’s latest stories. From May 2011 to August 2011 (4 months) Managing Editor @ Reported on SUNY University at Buffalo campus events and breaking news. Edited articles from all desks, including news, life, arts and sports. Edited flats and prepared final version of newspaper prior to publication. Began as staff writer, then promoted to Assistant News Editor. From August 2010 to May 2011 (10 months) Buffalo/Niagara, New York AreaIntern @ Wrote and took photos for articles appealing to female audiences in NYC. Articles included store, book and concert reviews, profiles and lifestyle stories. From June 2010 to August 2010 (3 months) Greater New York City AreaEditorial intern @ In partnership with Xanga.com blogging community, composed six to seven blog posts weekly. Worked with content management system, selected and edited posts for site’s front page. Added photos and links. Selected featured posts that increased website traffic. Trained new editorial interns. From May 2009 to August 2009 (4 months) Greater New York City AreaPress Intern @ Photographed, reported on agency events for website. Wrote media alerts and press releases. From June 2008 to August 2008 (3 months) Greater New York City Area
Masters, Journalism - Urban Reporting @ CUNY Graduate School of Journalism From 2011 to 2012 English, Journalism @ State University of New York at Buffalo From 2007 to 2011 Amanda Woods is skilled in: writing, editing, Journalism, Newspaper, Storytelling, Editorial, Blogging, Publications, Breaking News, Ap Style, News Writing, Copy Editing, Final Cut Pro, Video, Editing
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