Cindy C. Wells

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My objective is to obtain a position with a company that affords me the opportunity to apply my communication, organizational and creative skills while learning about the industry.
Experience
 

Northumberland Business Times               Cobourg, ON
Reporter/Photographer
 

Develop story ideas, research and write news and features stories 

     relating to the business community.

Conduct interviews both over the phone and in person.

Take photographs using a digital camera and prepare them for production.

The Northumberland News                        Cobourg, ON
Reporter Intern
 

Research and write news and features stories as assigned by my editor.

Conduct interviews both over the phone and in person.

Complete stories on time with minimal editing needed.

 
The Durham College Chronicle                    Oshawa, ON
News Editor
 

Responsible for the overall layout of the newspaper, including the

     placement of advertisements and size of the newspaper.

Select stories for pages one, two and three.

Lay out pages one, two and three using Quark XPress.

Write headlines.

Act as a trouble-shooter during the production of the newspaper.

Reporter/Photographer
 

Research and write a variety of news stories, feature stories and columns.

Conduct interviews both over the phone and in person.

Take photographs using both digital and SLR cameras.

Adjust photographs using Adobe Photoshop to prepare them for production.

Scan photographs using a film or flatbed scanner.

Wendy's Restaurant                                  Bowmanville, ON
Fast Food Server
 

Worked part-time (full-time in summers) to finance college education.

Operated cash register, assembled sandwiches and prepared food.

Trained new staff on various positions.

Education

Durham College
Print Journalism - College and President's Honour Roll
 
Durham College
Graphic Design
 
Bowmanville High School
Honours Diploma
 

Achievements

Earned the Durham College Award for Journalism.
 Recognized as an outstanding volunteer by the Optimist Club for my work at
     Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.
Earned the Bowmanville High School Business English award.
Obtained the highest mark in my grade 12 math class.