My resume

I’m currently reporting at The Virginian-Pilot, my hometown newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia. Feel free to check out my work here, click the links below, or email me at Saleen.Martin25@gmail.com.

My current goal is to become an entertainment/social issues/lifestyle/art and culture writer!

Check out my work below.

Education

Master of Arts
Journalism concentration
University of Georgia
May 2018
                                      

Bachelor of Arts
English and Secondary Education concentration
Virginia Wesleyan College
May 2014

Work Experience

Staff Writer – DART Squad (Digital Action in Real Time)
The Virginian-Pilot
August 2018 – Present

  • Report and write daily news, enterprise, and other stories for print and Pilotonline.com
  • Enter articles and photos into a content management system for the online version of The Virginian-Pilot
  • Work the night shift twice a week, responding to crime and breaking news scenes

Graduate Assistant
University of Georgia’s Division of Marketing & Communications
January 2017 – May 2018

  • Report and write features, profiles, and press releases for the media communications department
  • Enter articles and photos into a content management system for the online version of Columns, the university’s weekly newspaper

Digital Intern
WAVY-TV 10
June 2017 – August 2017

  • Wrote stories for the web (WAVY.com and hrScene.com)
  • Posted multimedia stories about Hampton Roads
  • Created and scheduled Facebook posts promoting coverage
  • Assisted in operating the website with regular updates and constantly emerging content
  • Contacted sources to verify information for stories
  • Organized a spreadsheet listing animals and participating shelters in the “Clear the Shelters” campaign
  • Communicated regularly with local shelters to ensure that featured pets were still available prior to posting them on the WAVY-TV 10 Facebook page

Skills

  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere, InDesign, InCopy and Audition
  • Skilled in WordPress, Expression Engine and Arc