Sara Nemec

Work experience

Work experience
May 2010 - Present

Part-time reporter


As a part-time reporter I work mostly in the evenings. During this time, I answer phones, write briefs and cutlines, correct proofs and listen to the police scanner for breaking news. At times I am sent to cover meetings and events during my shift. I also write a biweekly feature story for the City/Region section of the paper. On the weekends I am responsible for death notices and obituaries.

Jan 2010 - May 2010

News Editor

The Spectator, UW-Eau Claire’s student newspaper

As a news editor I budgeted news stories for two weekly issues and assigned photos/art and reporters to them. I also wrote at least one article per issue, while editing copy.

Jun 2008 - May 2010

Freelance Reporter

I wrote pieces for newspapers such as The Spectator; The Daily Press, Ashland; and The Chippewa Herald, Chippewa Falls. Some stories were assigned, but most were my original ideas.

Sep 2008 - Jan 2010

Student Writer

UW-Eau Claire News Bureau

I wrote press releases about faculty and student accomplishments and campus events and activities to be submitted to the news media. While writing releases I utilized Associated Press as well as the News Bureau’s own editorial style guidelines. I also blogged for the News Bureau and the Center for International Education about my experiences as a foreign exchange student. My blog can be viewed from links on both the News Bureau and CIE websites or at


Sep 2005 - Present

Bachlor of Arts

UW-Eau Claire

Graduation May 2011