Jonathan Ferris

Jonathan Ferris

Skills

Skills

Writing

Extensive experience in journalism and newspaper writing (primarily in sports with limited exposure to news)

Red Cross Certification

Certified in CPR, Water Safety, and Life Saving Techniques by the American Red Cross

Interest

Sports

Exercising

Reading

Writing

Watching movies

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Sports Writer

The Murray State News

In my first semester of college, I was hired as a staff sports writer for the student run campus newspaper, The Murray State News. I wrote 2-3 stories per week, covering intramurals, track & field and cross country.

May 2011 - Present

Lifeguard Manager

Greystone Homeowners Association

After spending three summers working as a lifeguard, I was hired as the lifeguard manager. I was solely responsible for managing a staff of nine lifeguards, and ensuring the pool was maintained, clean and safe for use. The responsibilities included scheduling lifeguards, ensuring guards were trained in the proper life-saving techniques and safe pool maintenance and handling any patron concerns or issues. I also worked directly with my supervisor in handling financial and membership issues surrounding the pool.

Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

Sports Editor

The Murray State News

After working for one year as a writer, I was hired as the Sports Editor. I was solely responsible for the sports section and the staff of eight sports writers. My responsibilities included coming up with assignments, editing stories, designing the pages of the section, managing the sports portion of the newspaper's website, handling travel arrangements for writers to attend games at other campuses and attending weekly editorial board meetings. Additionally, I took on the jobs of covering the men's basketball team and writing a bi-weekly column.

May 2008 - Aug 2010

Lifeguard

Greystone Homeowner's Association

I worked as a lifeguard for three summers at the community pool in my hometown. During that time, I assisted in pool and facility maintenance, ensured patron safety, and worked with a team of eight other lifeguards.

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Present

Murray State University