My career thus far

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.

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
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

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 and Expression Engine