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I'm a journalist and designer from Florida. I tell stories. 

 

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Work experience

I'm Cassidy. I'm a journalist and designer from Jacksonville, Florida. I'm interested in news reporting, investigative storytelling and publication design. I'm bold, driven and creative.

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DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL — EDUCATION reporter
June 2018-present

  • Cover daily and enterprise news and features stories about all aspects of the Volusia County school district for a daily newspaper

  • Pitch stories and meet daily deadlines; cover breaking news when necessary

  • Analyze and visualize data for enterprise stories

Sarasota Observer — County reporter
June 2017-May 2018

  • Covered county council meetings and wrote stories for hyperlocal audience

  • Compiled briefs for the weekly newspaper and pitched all stories

  • Collaborated with designers to create compelling visuals for print and online

First coast magazine — Contributing Editor
October 2017-February 2018

  • Copy edited and fact checked all content for the bi-monthly publication

  • Wrote articles and editorials as needed

  • Unified the voice and style of content for each issue, in print and online

Perversion Magazine — Assistant Editor & Designer
May 2016-December 2017

  • Wrote profiles of artists and musicians and other creative pieces for print and web

  • Designed pages for the bi-annual publication

  • Curated daily content for Instagram in line with the brand's identity

  • Collaborated with other staff members on editorial and promotional decisions

UNF Spinnaker — Editor-in-chief
April 2016-April 2017

  • Oversaw the production of all news content for a 24-hour news website

  • Educate new reporters and editors on writing and all news gathering techniques

  • Oversee and help produce a monthly print newspaper of feature content

  • Set expectations that stories need custom artwork, photos or video

  • Collaborate with leaders of radio, TV and business platforms to oversee promotion of entire organization

Florida Times-Union — Editorial Intern
January-April 2017

  • Pitch and write project stories over the semester

  • Write stories and take photos for special sections as assigned, up to three weekly

  • Contribute paid content for existing clients

WJXT/News4Jax — I-TEAM Intern
August-December 2016

  • Collaborated with I-TEAM to produce investigative stories for broadcast and web

  • Conducted research and helped analyze large amounts of data

  • Wrote scripts for broadcast and web and met strict deadlines

West Volusia Beacon — Editorial/Design Intern
summers/winters june 2014-December 2015

  • Pitched and wrote news and features stories weekly

  • Laid out pages twice weekly for main sections; created graphic as needed

  • Posted content to website and social media to increase audience engagement