Sample resume for a reporter

If you're a journalist, your resume needs to be as thorough and clean as your stories. Check out this sample resume for a reporter to get the scoop.

Sample resume for a reporter

Having a way with words is a key trait that companies want their employees to possess, as the value of excellent communication skills can't be overstated enough in the workplace. So as you look for top reporter jobs to apply to, make sure your resume is as thorough and clean as the stories you write. For inspiration, view the sample resume for a reporter below, and download the reporter resume template in Word. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), you'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: New YorkCaliforniaFloridaTexas, and the District of Columbia; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityWashington D.C.Los AngelesChicago, and Boston

As a journalist, you can expect to earn a median wage of $40,910 per year, or $19.67 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can look for reporter jobs and journalist jobs on Monster.


Reporter Resume Sample

Ann Nolan
Sometown, MN 55401 | Phone: (555) 555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL | Twitter Handle

Experienced Reporter

News | Sports | Business | Education | Lifestyle Features

  • Creative and tenacious reporter with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism and a reputation for impeccable ethics.
  • Record of commended performance as a staff reporter for print and digital editions of local daily newspapers with circulations of up to 275,000.
  • Storyteller who treats news, features and other events with equal passion and thrives within the deadline-intensive, 24x7 newsroom environment.

Key Skills

Community Journalism — Investigative Journalism — Multimedia Reporting — News Writing
AP Style — Photojournalism — Columns & Op Ed Pieces — Creative Story Ideas
Information Systems / News Wires / Social Media — Proofreading — Research & Fact-Checking

Professional Experience

ABC Journal — Sometown, MN — Staff Reporter, 2013 to Present
DEF Journal — Sometown, MN — Junior Reporter, 2012 to 2013

Cover a range of areas (e.g., news, sports, business, education, healthcare, lifestyle, travel) as a full-time general assignment reporter for a local daily.

  • Singled out as one of the most prolific writers and productive story contributors among reporting staff. Never failed to meet a deadline.
  • Provided compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media.
  • Earned commendations for excellence in writing, reporting, photojournalism and infographics.


The Star Tribune — Minneapolis, MN — Intern, 2011
ABC University — Minneapolis, MN — Public Information Intern, 2010

  • Interned at Minneapolis’ major daily and at the Information Department of the University of Minnesota.
  • Fulfilled multifaceted duties that included reporting, news/feature writing, researching, fact-checking, proofreading and headline/cutline writing.


ABC University — Minneapolis, MN — BA in Journalism
Served as Assistant Editor and Staff Reporter for The ABC University Daily throughout college
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