Resume

Education: Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. August 2009-Present Pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree, May 2014 Major:  Journalism (photography track) GPA: 3.2/4.0

Career Experience:

Arkansas Times, Little Rock, AR
Intern/Freelance Photographer, February 2014-present

  • Organized photo shoots for online photo stories
  • Covered events and press conferences
  • Assisted the main photographer with shoots
  • Edited photos for immediate upload to the blog
  • Wrote a blog piece about my experience in Sochi, Russia
  • Scanned past issues for an online archive

Poynter
Freelance Writer, March 2014

  • Wrote one personal narrative

BSU at the Games, Ball State University
Photographer, August 2013-present

  • Traveled to Sochi, Russia and freelanced from the Olympics
  • Traveled to the USOC 2013 Team USA Media Summit
  • Lead a team of three photographers
  • Shot photos for eight press conferences
  • Edited on a quick turn around for stories

Ball State Daily News, Ball State University
Online Content Provider January 2013-May 2013

  • Shot photos for two stories
  • Reported on 3 stories

Enerdel Inc., Greenfield, IN
Product Photographer, October 2012

  • Shot photos for six products

Ball Bearings Magazine, Ball State University
Photographer, August 2011-present

  • Shot photos for two stories
  • Organize photo shoots

Work Experience: Ball State Admissions, Ball State University
Tour Guide, June 2013-Present

  • Provide interesting and informative 1.5-hour campus tours
  • Personalize tours to fit potential students’ need
  • Answer all questions honestly while speaking highly of Ball State

Express, LLC,  Indianapolis, IN
Sales Associate, November 2010-present

  • Train new employees on register
  • Create a friendly environment for customers
  • Keep the store up to visual standards
  • Assist customers in putting together outfits

Volunteer Experience:

Nashville, Tenn. August 2011

  • Worked on three houses, removing flood damaged floors and carpet

Habitat for Humanity August 2009, august 2013

  • Helped build and finish a house for two single parents.
  • Worked alongside homeowners and other young adults

Skills:

Adobe Photoshop CS6 | Adobe Lightroom 3 | Adobe InDesign CS6 | Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 | SoundSlide | Microsoft Office | iWork Suite | Mac OS | Windows OS

References:

Brian Chilson, Photographer
201 E. Markham, Suite 200
Little Rock, AR 72203
brianchilson@arktimes.com
501-773-6221

Thomas Price, Department of Journalism
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
tprice@bsu.edu
765-749-6856

Robin Bova, Store Manager 
Express at Castleton Square Mall
6020 E. 82 St.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
317-841-7864

Ken Heinen, Department of Journalism
AJ 242
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
765-285-8217

Ryan Sparrow, Department of Journalism
AJ 350
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
ryanj.sparrow@gmail.com
765-212-1300

C. Mead Jackson, Photographer
1139 N. Harvey Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46143
cmeadjackson@gmail.com
317-509-6671