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Rachael F. Long MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

A creative and adaptable multimedia journalist from the Midwest searching for an opportunity in print journalism.

Work Experience

Freelance Journalist based out of Cape Girardeau, MO — 2017-present

Pitching original stories to local news outlets and working on contract-based deadlines. Local editors often recommend me for feature stories and event coverage.

Editorial Intern, Colorado Independent; Denver, CO — Summer 2018

Producing news content for an online-only platform in the form of articles, photographs and video production. Duties included conducting interviews both in person and via phone, developing long-term sources, covering a primary election night, writing accurate and newsworthy stories and working closely with editors through the editing process.

News Intern, Southeast Missourian; Cape Girardeau, MO — Winter 2017-2018

Pitching and writing daily original content for the daily print and digital versions of an award- winning newspaper with a circulation of 11,000.

Editorial Intern, Denver Business Journal; Denver, CO — Summer 2017

Writing original content for the online and print versions of the Denver Business Journal. Duties included interviewing and writing business profiles and feature stories on prominent business people in the metro Denver area. Singlehandedly produced DBJ ́s 2017 Outstanding Women in Business section, profiling 37 women.

Digital Managing Editor, Southeast Arrow; Cape Girardeau, MO — May 2017-May 2018

Staff Writer, Southeast Arrow; Cape Girardeau, MO — 2016 - present

Supervising all reporters, running the Arrow’s website and social media platforms, and writing daily stories for online and print versions of the student newspaper.

Relevant Skills

Adobe Audition, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro; Microsoft Office

Some website-design (Wordpress, Wix, BluDomain, Tracker, Photobiz, etc.)

News writing, editing and copyediting

Public speaking and interviewing

Leadership and project management

Sharp attention to detail

EDUCATION

Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO — Graduates December 2018

Mass Communications: Multimedia Journalism; Global Studies concentration — 2015-present

Stephens College, Columbia, MO — 2014-2015

AWARDS

College Media Association / Associated Collegiate Press

1st Place for Best Collegiate Design/Writing Pinnacle Award — Best Feature Page/Spread

1st Place for Best Special Section Pinnacle Award — More than Four Pages

3rd Place for for Newspaper of the Year — Four-Year Less-Than Weekly

Missouri College Media Association

1st Place, Special Section / Supplement (Staff)

2nd Place, Investigative Reporting (Staff)

3rd Place, In-Depth News Reporting (Staff)

Honorable Mention, Column by Rachael Long

Credits:

Photos by Ben Matthews

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