Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Andrew C. Knapp's resume


Reporter, Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla. - April 2010-Present
*Paid full-time position, 40 hours weekly
*Multimedia coverage of breaking news
*Seven-day circulation: weekday, 85,000; weekend, 95,000

Copy editor
, Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla. - September 2007-April 2010
*Paid full-time position, 40 hours weekly
*Edited copy, wrote headlines, designed Page 1, produced Web content
*Substituted as slot editor, leading night news copy desk
*Won in-house headline-writing contests two of three times possible

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editor, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. - June 2007-August 2007
*Paid full-time internship, 40 hours weekly
*Seven-day circulation: weekday, 400,000; Sunday, 465,000
*Two-week training seminar with professor Ed Trayes, Temple University - May 2007

Reporter, The Pew Research Center’s, Washington, D.C. - January 2007-May 2007
*Paid part-time internship, about 20 hours weekly
*Covered policy trends for Web site about state government

Freelance journalist, Bangor Daily News, Washington, D.C. - October 2006-May 2007
*Paid per story about Maine topics in Washington
*Six-day circulation: weekday, 60,000; Saturday, 70,000

Research assistant, American University, Washington, D.C. - September 2006-April 2007
*Paid graduate student position, 10 hours weekly
*Researched media myths for book by journalism professor W. Joseph Campbell

City reporter, Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine - May-July 2006
*Paid full-time internship, 37 ½ hours weekly with frequent overtime
*Reported on general assignments, breaking and enterprise news

Copy editor, Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Maine - May 2005-May 2006
*Paid full-time internship in summer 2005, part-time position in fall 2005 and spring 2006
*Edited copy, wrote headlines, designed pages in QuarkXPress

Arena reporter, United States College Hockey Online, Orono, Maine - Fall 2004-Fall 2005
*Unpaid internship for national hockey news Web site
*Wrote deadline game summaries, player features about University of Maine’s hockey team

Art and summer-school instructor, Woodland High School, Baileyville, Maine - Summer 2004
*Paid temporary position, 40 hours weekly, at public high school with 250 students
*Full teaching, disciplinary duties as substitute art instructor, 45 students


Master of Arts in public affairs journalism, American University, Washington, D.C. - August 2006-July 2007
*3.89 GPA
*Robert Allen Bunnell Memorial Scholarship in Journalism

Bachelor of Arts in journalism, University of Maine, Orono, Maine - September 2002-May 2006
*Summa Cum Laude, 3.92 GPA
*Minors: political science, legal studies, public relations
*Received one of two awards for highest GPA of all journalism graduates
*Dean’s list - All semesters
*Presidential Achievement Award - Spring 2003
*Lambda Pi Eta, journalism honor society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars - Spring 2003
*Sen. George J. Mitchell scholar

Secondary education, Woodland High School, Baileyville, Maine - Fall 1998-Spring 2002
*Graduated as valedictorian with high honors
*President of National Honor Society chapter
*Air Force Mathematics and Science Award
*Marine Corps Award for Scholastic Excellence


Video convergence training, Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla. - April 2008
*Weeklong course that instilled proficiency in shooting and editing video

American Copy Editors Society conference, Florida Today, Denver - April 2008
*Served on panel “Online Copy Editing: What’s Being Done, What Could Be Done”

Student activities

Copy desk chief, American Observer, Washington, D.C. - September 2006-April 2007
*Developed basic HTML knowledge at online magazine

Head copy editor, The Maine Campus, Orono, Maine - Spring 2006
*Paid salary undergraduate staff
*Semiweekly circulation: 4,000
*Supervised six copy editors at student newspaper

News editor, The Maine Campus, Orono, Maine - Fall 2005
*Paid salary undergraduate staff
*Supervised and advised 15 contributing reporters
*Assigned and edited stories; designed pages, wrote headlines and paginated in QuarkXPress

Staff reporter and sports writer, The Maine Campus, Orono, Maine - Fall 2002-Spring 2005
*Paid per story
*Spring 2005 beat: Maine Legislature


Philanthropy-public relations director, Beta Theta Pi, University of Maine - May 2005-May 2006
*Led community service programs and publicity efforts for fraternity
*Raised $2,300 for local rape response service, organized assistance at school fair

President, Oak Hall Governing Board, University of Maine - Fall 2005-Spring 2006
*Devised programs to stimulate student involvement in college dormitory community

Technical knowledge

Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; Apple Final Cut Express; Avid Xpress Pro; Blogger; Harris Newsmaker; HTML; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Nikon digital SLR cameras; QuarkXPress; Saxotech content manager; Sony HD video cameras; Canon HD video cameras


Amy Eisman, journalism professor, American University
*4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC; 202-885-2106;

Henry Moritsugu, slot editor, Newsday
*235 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747; 516-248-2137;

Jim Linehan, former news editor, Florida Today
*1 Gannett Pl., Melbourne, FL 32941; please ask for contact information

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