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Name: Jamaal Brown

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York (Coney Island)

College: Rochester Institute of Technology (2007-2013) and Northwestern University (2014-2015)

Degree: B.S./M.S. in Communication

Occupation: Writer/Reporter

Hobbies: Reading, hanging out, playing basketball and bowling, and attending sporting events

Most Interesting Things About Me: I am the first and the youngest child in the family to graduate from colleges with bachelor's and master's degrees.

 

 

 

RESUME

I am pursuing a career in communication and journalism.

I currently work for a media company as a sports business writer.

Check my resume below:

Resume

Professional Resume (PDF)

Objective:

Seeking a communications and journalism career opportunity where my hand-on work experience can contribute to the growth, news consumer satisfaction, and success of the media organization.

Education:

College: Northwestern University (2014-2015)

Degree: Master of Science in Communication

College: Rochester Institute of Technology (2007-2013)

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Communication

Skills:

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Communication: Written Communication, Public Speaking

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr

Journalism: Writing, Reporting, Editing, Blogging, AP Style

Research: Quantatitive Research Methods, Scholarly Database, News Media Sources

Web Production: Web.com, WordPress.com, Digital Design

Languages: English and American Sign Language

Blogging Experience

Google (January 2015 - Present)

Jamaal Brown Portfolio | Sports Business Journalist

Write wide-ranging stories on the world of sports business [jamaaldevonbrown.blogspot.com].

Master of Science in Communication (MSC) Blog (October 2014 - August 2015)

MSC Blogger

Write and describe the aspect of my experience (as a student) such as lesson learned in the classroom, applications to professional work, and other general reflections.

Work Experience:

The EzCo Journal (August 2018 - Present) 

Business Reporter

Cover sports business on a regular basis.

Blasting News (October 2016 - Present) 

Reporter/Writer (freelance journalist)

Report stories on sports business. Publish high-quality news and stories on the web. Use a variety of formats, such as written articles, photos, and videos. Promote news and stories through social networks to increase the number of readers. Verify sources and fact-check articles. 

Washington Sun Times (September 2015) 

Sports Columnist

Wrote an article that offered a commentary and opinion on social issues in sports.

Total Sports Live (March 2014 - January 2015)

Sports Writer

    Worked as a sports writer for online publication (a partnership with YardBarker.com, which is affiliated with Fox Sports). Wrote articles of collegiate and professional sports. Researched news and stories from relevant media sources. Engaged in a conversation with the audience on social media. Utilized Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase TSL's website traffic.

        American Sign Language and Interpreting Education (September 2012-November 2012)

        Office Assistant

        Maintained office filing and storage system. Used Microsoft Office to create, edit, and form documents, reports and correspondence. Copied, printed, faxed, and scanned documents, reports, and correspondence. Researched products and services for the ASLIE department. Contacted retail stores via videophone and inquired about products and services for the ASLIE department. Lifted up to 50 pounds of equipment

        RIT SportsZone (September 2011 - May 2012)

        Sports Marketing Assistant

        Collaborated closely with marketing director to discuss promotional ideas and events for consumers. Set up promotional tent, table, banner, and equipment for sporting events. Distributed the RIT SportsZone advertisements to consumers in the surrounding Rochester community. Developed marketing strategies to promote products, services, and the brand to consumers. SportsZone was named as one of the 2011-2012 best college sports television programs in the country by Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.

          Honors:

          RIT Dean's List (Spring 2007, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

          Business Studies Department: Dawan Albritton Memorial Award, Spring 2010

          Representative to the National Black Advocates Conference, Summer 2007

          Activities:

          Social Media Sports Chat (#SMSportsChat) via Twitter (2013)

          Reporter Magazine, Staff Writer (2013)

          Ebony Club Members (2007-2013)

          Deaf Basketball Association Member (2007-2013)