Resume

Jacob D. Krzeczowski

Jake.Krez@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa May 2012

B.A Journalism/Mass Communications

English Minor

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:

Online Journalism, Magazine Reporting & Writing, Journalistic Reporting/Writing, Writer’s Workshop in Havana, Cuba

RELATED EXPERIENCE:

Contributing Writer, Chicago, IL September 2012-Present

Chicago Sun-Times

  • Covered both entertainment and sports for daily newspaper
  • Produced stories on a deadline basis 3-4 times a week
  • Employed multimedia to stories to create full report

Freelance Writer, Chicago, IL May 2012 – Present

Patch.com/Pioneer Press/RubyHornet/Elevator

  • Covered local news and concerts as well as local artists
  • Worked on tight deadline and found ways to include multimedia
  • Required clean copy and solid reporting

Music Editor/Online Coordinator, Iowa City, Iowa October 2011 – Present

Verum Magazine

  • Produced monthly content for a student-run publication.
  • Aided in organizing and starting the publication from ground up.
  • Managed a team of 15 writers and photographers.

Writing Intern, Los Angeles, CA August 2011-December 2011

TheUntz.com

  • Wrote reviews and covered upcoming concerts.
  • Provided in-depth coverage of Electronic music scene.
  • Produced 1-2 articles a week for online publication.

Website Intern, Chicago, IL Summer 2011

Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

  • Real life work in newsroom on daily basis.
  • Handled own column on Comcast website.
  • Observe and shadow journalists on assignment and on deadline.
  • Interacted with multimedia and working athletes and journalists.

Founder/Publisher, Iowa City, IA Spring 2010-Present

The Odyssey

  • All-Greek newspaper beginning in Fall 2010
  • Founded University of Iowa version of newspaper.
  • Oversaw ad space, hiring and firing as well as distribution and what goes into the paper.
  • Generated $20,000 in revenue to start paper.

Staff Writer, Iowa City, IA Spring 2009-Spring 2010

The Daily Iowan

  • Beat reporter for Men’s Tennis, Women’s Track and Field and Women’s Rowing.
  • Used video and related media to enhance stories.
  • Newsedit as operating system for newspaper.

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

On-Field Volunteer, Iowa City, IA Fall 2011

ESPN

  • Aided production crew for Michigan/Iowa game

ACTIVITIES:

Member, Eminent Recorder

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

  • Executive Positions Held: Eminent Chronicler, Homecoming Representative.
  • Recipient of 2010 Iowa Beta “Brother Hero” Scholarship.
  • Recipient of 2010 Steve Mashek Scholarship.
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