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Jessica Pain 685 Bristlecone Way  Silt, CO 81652  Phone: (360)-989-5643  E-Mail: painj2@gmail.com

Objective and Career Goals To begin my professional career as a journalist, using the skills I’ve acquired as a st reporter and editor. I hope to start my career working at The Aspen Daily News.

Education 2010-2013, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA Bachelor’s in journalism and English Literature, June 2013 Associates in Arts Degree Clark College, Vancouver, WA, 2010 • Woodland High School, Woodland, WA High School Diploma, 2010

Journalism Experience Summer 2013, Editorial Intern at Trail Runner Magazine, Carbondale, CO Uploaded previous magazine content to online, navigation of content via Facebook and Twitter Wrote short, current event pieces as well as longer feature stories Wrote two weekly online articles Wrote a copious amount of profiles and race reviews Took initiative and proposed story ideas, self-sufficient

Spring 2013, Staff Writer, Planet Magazine, Bellingham, WA •

Wrote a piece about how trail building affects the environment. Focusing on what trail builders do to limit the impacts associated with recreational use of trails including: disruption of wildlife, degraded water quality, muddiness, erosion, soil compaction, and vegetation loss as well as compositional changes.

January-June 2013, Editorial Intern at K&L Media lifestyle publications, Snohomish County, Bellingham Alive!, and North Sound Life magazines, Bellingham, WA Compiled weekly events for weekly e-newsletter Wrote short, current event pieces as well as longer feature stories Took on challenges and wrote on various topics Took initiative and proposed story ideas, self-sufficient Used InDesign on a daily basis, involved in design process

Winter 2012 News Editor, The Western Front, Bellingham, WA • • • • •

Supervised reporting staff of 40 Assigned stories on a daily basis Worked with writers on drafts and made edits Layout and designed news section of paper with InDesign Worked with an editor team to produce the newspaper and communicated with the head editors with issues arose

Summer 2012 - Fall 2012 Copy Editor, The Western Front, Bellingham, WA Supervised reporting staff of 40 with a team of editors Fact-checked stories and checked for AP style I took the initiative to leave my copy post and follow the breaking news story on the gunman. I found details and specifics to add to the story — specifically an eyewitness. I also took a photo that gave the front-page power; our circulation went up to 85 percent of the copies taken.

Spring 2012, Staff Writer, Klipsun Magazine, Bellingham, WA Wrote a story about army marriages, kleptomania, foosball as an Olympic sport, and robotics. I interviewed a variety of sources and worked under deadline.


Worked with designer on layout and suggested graphic ideas

Winter 2012, Staff Writer, The Western Front, Bellingham, WA Wrote various feature articles and sports profiles Interviewed various sources and worked under deadline Awarded for Best Sports Stories and Best Feature Writer

2006-2010, Sports editor and staff writer, The Beavortonian, Woodland, WA •

Covered issues pertaining to the Woodland High School community, laid out weekly issues with InDesign, assigned stories, and worked with a team under deadline.

References Kaity Teer, Editor at K&L Media, Suite 110, 909 Squalicum Way, Bellingham, WA 98225, kaity@klmediacorp.com, 217-710-9155 Ron Judd, Professor of Journalism, Columnist/Reporter for The Seattle Times, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, ron.judd@wwu.edu, 360-927-0889 Jack Keith, Professor of Journalism, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225, jack.keith@wwu.edu, 360-650-6244

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