Kristin Kleinau

Kristin Kleinau

Objective

Young, determined, hardworking, recent graduate seeks to use her education, freelance reporting and journalism experience to obtain a position in the demanding field of journalism.

Interest

Writing, Shopping, Movies, Dancing, Singing, Bowling, Pool, Swimming, Reading, Puzzles.

Custom

Objective

Young, determined, hardworking, recent graduate seeks to use her education, freelance reporting and journalism experience to obtain a position in the demanding field of journalism as a reporter or copy editor. 

Journalism Experience

The DePaulia at DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Copy Editor, September 2006- June 2007

  • Copy edited on average between eight to ten stories weekly ranging from 750 to 2500 words.
  • Topics covered included: hard news, soft news, features, interviews, sports, events, speeches, performances, reviews.

The Harbinger at Harper College, Palatine, IL

Sex Section Editor, January 2005- May 2005                                     

  • Wrote serious articles regarding the topic of sex for college students.
  • Conceptualized, designed and executed the section from start.
  • Assigned on average one to two stories weekly for section and was the responsible party for copy editing submitted articles.

General Reporter, August 2003-May 2005

  • Reported on one to two assigned stories weekly, ranging from 750 to 4000 words.
  • Topics covered included: hard news, soft news, features, interviews, sports, events, speeches, performances, reviews.

Cutlass at Palatine High School, Palatine, IL

Opinion Editor, August 2002-June 2003

  • Conceptualized, designed, executed, and laid out the section for the year.
  • Assigned three to four stories monthly for section.
  • Edited all submitted articles assigned to reporters.
  •  Wrote articles for sections including missing assigned articles from reporters.

Opinion Jr. Editor, August 2001-June 2002

  • Learned about editing and layout as Jr. Editor during the year.
  • Edited and laid out section.
  • Wrote two articles monthly for section.

General Reporter, August 1999-June 2003

  • Reported on one to two assigned stories monthly.
  • Topics covered included: soft news, features, interviews, sports, events, speeches, performances, reviews.

Work Experience

Freelance Reporter, Pioneer Newspapers Inc., Arlington Heights, IL       Jun 2005-Jun 2008

  • Assigned local stories to research and write for compensation.
  • Wrote a total of three stories ranging from 1000 to 3000 words on the topic of features.   

Key Skills

Writing   • Wrote over 35 stories for two college papers   • Took over 60 hours of academic preparation in journalism and general writing skills

Work History

Work History
Jun 2005 - Dec 2008

Reporter

Assigned local stories to research and write for compensation.

Aug 2006 - Dec 2008

Instructor

Chicago Swim School

Instruct students 2-12 in swimming and communicate to parents student's progress

Works with colleagues to improve business

One of the most requested instructors

Instructs physically and mentally handicapped students

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

Adminstrative Assistant

Top Driver- data entry and adminstrative work

Ecosure-adminstrative work and editorial work

Jun 2005 - Aug 2006

Adminstrative Assistant

Computer process, hand process, assemble and ship orders daily

Answer phones and assist with custome service

Work on projects given

Mar 2005 - Jun 2005

Filer

Soulmates

Computer processed files

Filed hard copies

Greeted and assisted customers

Nov 2004 - Mar 2005

Assistant

Kathryn Rinella

Worked with Microsoft Outlook & Access

Cold called customers

Did projects

Jun 2004 - Oct 2004

Data Enter

Computer entered mail-in information

Mar 2004 - May 2004

Administrative Assistant

Kramer Photographers

Assembled photo books

Did customer service

Answered phones

Jun 2003 - Mar 2004

Associate

Culvers

Did customer service

Took and delivered food orders

2002 - Feb 2004

Associate

Did customer service

Assembled orders

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Dec 2008

B. A. in Journalism

Aug 2003 - May 2005

A. A. in Liberal Arts with honors

Harper College

Skills

Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Page Maker

MS Access

MS Powerpoint

MS Excel

MS Word

Portfolio