Nicole Schoen

  • Experience

    Layout Editor, Osprey Observer Community Newspapers, April 2014-current

    -Multimedia News Reporter, Osprey Observer Community Newspapers, July 2013-April 2014

    •          Added an HOA Hot Topic section in four editions covering neighborhood news


                    –Freelance reporter, The Messianic Times, May 2012-Current

    •          Cover topics for the international Messianic Jewish community in writing

    Freelance reporter, FOCUS Magazine, June 2012-July 2013

    •          Wrote and photographed local events and stories in the Brandon area

    Variety Editor, Central Florida Future, December 2011-May 2012

    •          Managed writers, assigned stories, edited content, wrote headlines and captions
    •          Posted stories to the website and added online exclusive podcasts
    •          Coordinated with public relations individuals to secure press passes for events
    •          Previously served as Staff Photographer and Contributing Writer


    -Intern, Golfweek, January 2012-April 2012

    •          Helped create a database of years of golf scores on their website

    -Intern, Orlando Weekly, May 2011-Aug 2011

    •          Blogged about local events and updated social media

    -Reporting Intern-Freelance Reporter, Osprey Observer, October 2007-August 2008

    •          Wrote and photographed local events in the Brandon/Valrico area


                    B.A., Journalism, May 5, 2012, University of Central Florida

    •          Sociology Minor
    •          Member, Society of Professional Journalists
    •          Secretary, Sigma Eta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society


    •          Proficient in blogging, social media, Audacity, Soundslides and Microsoft Office
    •          Experienced in content management systems like DrillPress, College Publisher and QuarkXPress
    •          Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, video editing software, HTML and AP Style



    •          Rick Brunson, UCF journalism professor/former reporter and editor at newspapers throughout Central Florida, 407-823-3151,
    •          Nick Masuda, Managing Editor of Digital Content & Innovation, Golfweek, 407-618-6203,
    •          Raymond G. Bush, former General Manager, Central Florida Future, General Manager, Student Life,321-794-9521,


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