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News Writer Resume

The news writer is a newspaper editor or a journalist and his job is to inform the public about events from different areas through media news. Editors are usually not themselves the authors of reports, but they manage and control the work of others. Sub-editors prepare other materials for publication.


The news writers must follow event information from internal and external policies of economy, culture, sports, social life etc., in accordance with their specialization, including information about personal visits to places where these events take place and interviews of participants and witnesses to these events. The news writers are involved in receiving information by mail, monitoring other news media, sorting, analyzing and processing further the information received; they write editorials, reports and comments on important events, draw up full articles or topics from various areas in magazines and newspapers, seek external authors and collaborators, negotiate about the articles and other contributions from their part, including the specification of the format, content, length and the author's claims, edit materials provided by external collaborators and publish adapted manuscripts, negotiate interviews with prominent personalities, experts and competent employees of the state administration, take those interviews, texts and give them better form before sending them to print and process text documents.

As seen from the duties presented above, writing for newspapers requires abilities to research and report. So, when drafting the resume for a news writer position, keep in mind that they are usually expected to self-edit a story for grammar, punctuation and wordiness and make sure that you include all these abilities in your resume as well as all the skills that make you a strong candidate.

Sample News Writer Resume

Personal Details

Name: Sharon Michelin
Marital Status: Single
Birth date: 12.03.1980
Driven License: Yes


Being a news writer means having the necessary skills to research and write about different subjects. News writers spend a lot of time to get details, offer insight and get direct quotes from the subject of the story they intent to write about.


To become a news writer for your company and to prove my writing skills and talent by writing great stories; proving my dedication for writing and succeeding in this challenging position.


Good communicator, talented with a strong desire of writing, I am more than enthusiastic about working for your company.

Skills and Core Competencies

  • Good communication skills
  • Capability to prepare news articles that are interesting and informative
  • Very efficient and hardworking writer
  • Ability to focus on details
  • Great skills of writing correctly
  • Dynamic personality
  • Very fluent in speaking and writing French and Spanish
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer skills
Work Experience

News Writer, Rts Broadcasting Service, Salt Lake, 2002 - Present

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing stories given by the news producers
  • Assisting reporters
  • Checking out news stories by internet and telephone

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Communication, Salt Lake University, 2001


  • Obtained Best Writer Award from Writer Welfare Community in 2008
  • Wrote successful stories about people's lives
Areas of Interest
  • Literature
  • Journalism

Pauline Mathew
Rts Broadcasting Service

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