News Journalist

Taylor Anderson
604 Harmony Lane
Pleasantville, CA 94588
(925) 555-1234


• Over 5 years experience as a Television News Journalist and Field Producer.
• Proven ability to maintain calm demeanor and make split second decisions under extreme deadline pressure.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; well liked and respected by peers.
• Outstanding Writer and Word Processor, with typing speed exceeding 65 WPM.
• San Diego local; familiar with geography and continuing news stories making daily headlines.


Professional Impressions, Coronado, CA
2000 - Present
Owner/Operator of professional writing service specializing in personal and business marketing materials, including résumés, press releases, business proposals and custom voicemail greetings.
• Earned professional certification from two nationally recognized résumé writing associations within first year of operation.
• Conceptualized "International Update your Résumé Month" to raise public awareness of Professional Résumé Writing Industry.
• Gained favorable résumé industry publicity on local San Diego television station.
• Authored monthly column titled "Alert the Media" encouraging Résumé Writers to seek media publicity for their business.
• Selected as National Speaker for PRWRA 2002 Annual Convention to teach résumé writers how to handle media publicity.

Octagon Communications, Denver, CO
1998 - 2000
Western Regional Manager
Western Regional Manager for television news feed service that covers breaking news and offers video sharing between member stations.
• Wrote and edited scripts and corresponding video for daily feeds; handled special requests for news archive tape and live shots, and interfaced daily with all regional member stations throughout western region.
• Hired and supervised crews, including Photographers, Reporters, and Satellite Truck Operators during breaking news and planned events on location.
• Managed five field crews (Octagon, KLIS, KCIE, KUFW, KIE TV) in adverse weather conditions, while covering the Columbine High School Shootings, executing 119 live shots in 2 days.
• Approved scripts, oversaw editing, and spoke with Producers during live shots to ensure seamless broadcast.
• Coordinated annual regional conference resulting in greater cooperation among affiliates.
• Developed strong relationships with television news personnel at all levels.

CBS Nightly News, Denver, CO
1996 - 1998
Freelance Coordinator and Field Producer
Freelance Coordinator and Field Producer for television news feed service that covers breaking news and offers video sharing between members.
• Planned, wrote, and directed CBS Nightly News Mountain feed to CBS affiliates worldwide for re-broadcast on local newscasts.
• Produced field team of Oklahoma City Bombing Trials, JonBenét Ramsey Murder, Denver Blizzard of 1997, and the Summit of 8.

KLKJ-TV/News 12, Colorado Springs, CO
Assignment Editor/Reporter
Assignment Editor/Reporter for local NBC affiliate in market 96.
• Assigned stories and dispatched crews to breaking and planned news events.
• Interviewed newsmakers, wrote, produced, and edited news stories for broadcast.
• Briefed producers and networks on daily basis regarding local stories, noting exceptional video when necessary

Zane Networks, Denver, CO
1993 - 1995
Traffic Anchor and Reporter
Traffic Anchor and Reporter for company that provided live on-air traffic reports to local radio and television stations throughout Colorado.
• Reported traffic live on seven local radio stations and KBGF-TV.
• Performed hourly beat checks to inquire about accidents and traffic jams.


Certified Résumé Writer (CRW), Professional Résumé Writing and Research Association
October 2001 (

Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Professional Association of Résumé Writers
December 2001 (


PRWRA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA 2002
Awarded Most Innovative Idea for conceptualizing International Update Your Résumé Month and Volunteers for Careers.


• NewStar, AP NewsCenter, DCM, MS Windows 3.1/95/98/ME/NT/2000, MS Office: Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Explorer; Netscape, Quicken, Publisher, Scott Studios, DAD, SIS, RCS, Macintosh


B.S., Telecommunications

PRWRA Susan Geary - Susan Geary, CRW - -