Resume

SKILLS:

  • Proficient in blogging, social media, Audacity, Soundslides and Microsoft Office.
  • Experienced in AP Style and content management systems like DrillPress, College Publisher.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, video editing software, HTML.

EXPERIENCE:

BURNETT, WILSON, REEDER, P.A.                                                                      September 2016 to Present

Legal Assistant

  • Draft and file legal pleadings.
  • Coordinate hearings and inspections of client’s homes.
  • Prepare hearing binders and arbitration binders.
  • Take incoming phone calls and speak with potential clients.
  • Update client files.
  • Coordinate court reporters and process servers.

OSPREY OBSERVER COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS                                             July 2013 to September 2016

Layout Editor                                                                                                                   April 2014 to September 2016

  • Edit and proofread stories for grammar, accuracy and completeness.
  • Format stories by manipulating spacing, type size, font, placing, editing pictures, writing headlines, creating captions, and more through Quark. Occasionally created graphics.
  • Decided placement of ads and stories when preparing for a new edition.
  • Edited photos, graphics in Photoshop.
  • Assisted in determining a story’s newsworthiness and selecting which edition the story belongs in.

Multimedia News Reporter                                                                                                                            July 2013 to April 2014

  • Added an HOA Hot Topics section in all four editions covering neighborhood news.

FREELANCE REPORTER, Multiple Articles                                                                                      June 2012 to Present

The Messianic Times                                                                                                                                            May 2012 to Present

FOCUS Magazine                                                                                                                                                  June 2012 to July 2013

 

CENTRAL FLORIDA FUTURE, Variety Editor                                                                             December 2011 to May 2012

  • Managed writers, assigned stories, edited content, and wrote headlines and captions.
  • Posted stories to the website and added online exclusive podcasts.
  • Coordinated with public relations individuals to secure press passes for events.
  • Previously served as Staff Photographer and Contributing Writer.

 

INTERNSHIPS:

GOLFWEEK, Intern                                                                                                                                         January 2012 to April 2012

  • Helped create a database of years of golf scores on their website.

ORLANDO WEEKLY, Intern                                                                                                                     May 2011 to Aug 2011

  • Blogged about local events and updated social media

OSPREY OBSERVER, Reporting Intern                                                                                              October 2007 to August 2008

  • Wrote and photographed local events in the Brandon/Valrico area.

 

EDUCATION:

University of Central Florida, B.A., Journalism                                                                                      May, 2012

Sociology Minor

Member, Society of Professional Journalists

Secretary, Sigma Eta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society

BLOGS:

Portfolio: http://nicolereneschoen.wordpress.com/

Media blog: https://nicoleschoen.wordpress.com/

Photography blog: http://nrsphotography.wordpress.com/

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