JESSICA REYNOLDS
@ReynoldsJessica
https://reynoldsjessica.com/

EDUCATION:
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
B.A. Political Science; B.A. Journalism – May 2012

  • Political Science Honors Program
  • Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Society
  • Overall GPA: 3.67/4.0    Dean’s List: Six semesters

John Felice Rome Center, Monte Mario, Rome, Italy
Study Abroad; January – May 2010

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Chicago Tribune — Digital editor, Opinion, October 2014 – Present

Chicago Tribune — Editorial board coordinator, January 2013 – October 2014

WGN Morning News at WGN-TV — News Writing Intern; May 2012 – August 2012

  • Write stories for Chicago’s most popular morning news show, airing 4 a.m. until 9 a.m. (Shift starts at 2 a.m.) 
  • Retrieve file video or clips from YouTube to match the content of my assigned stories
  • Create banners, supers and full screen graphics for my assigned segments  

“Politics Tonight” at WGN-TV/CLTV — Intern; January 2012 – May 2012 

  • Assist the head producer with writing script, editing video and building 30-minute rundown
  • Schedule political candidates and commentators to appear on the show, same-day
  • Post relevant content on Twitter and Facebook and encourage interaction from the show’s followers/fans
  • Contributed to Election Night coverage, including recording results to report to the producer

“Inside Loyola” — Writing Intern for University Marketing and Communication Chicago, Illinois; May 2011 – Present

  • Write news and feature stories for “Inside Loyola,” the university’s internal news website and print newsletter
  • Cover topics ranging from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s visit to campus to Sen. Dick Durbin’s announcement about renovation of public transit stations to how a U.S. Treasury default would impact students receiving financial aid

The Chicago Tribune  — Editorial Board Intern, Chicago, Illinois; September – December 2011

  • Pitched, researched and wrote editorials that were published in print and online
  • Editorial topics were: Siri, the iPhone4S app, and the controversial Illinois Eavesdropping Act
    • Copy edited, headlined and posted letters to the editor on the Tribune’s website
    • Interviewed and wrote bi-weekly Pen Pal Profiles, bios about frequent letter writers

 

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