Gail Jones

Somerset, NJ USA
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Professional Experience

Award-winning 20-year veteran of the daily newspaper industry who has been among the Presidential press corps and interviewed entertainment icons. Also experienced as a newsroom manager and senior editor.

Expertise

Editor
10 Years
Reporter
20 Years
Writer
20 Years

Specialty

International
5 Years
Business (general)
5 Years
Government
10 Years

Industries


Newspaper - National
15 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
15 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Other Work History

Worked Full Time as on-line editor for Dow Jones & Co; reporter and news bureau chief for The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J.; and staff reporter for The Courier-News, a Gannett newspaper in N.J., and The Trentonian, Trenton, N.J.

Technical Skills

Adobe

Foreign Language Skills

Some French

Unions

National Writers Union

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows XP, HTML, authored a personal Web site.

Equipment

Desktop, digital camera (still), video camera, Blackberry smartphone, printer, scanner, copier, fax, IPod.

Work Permits & Visas

N/A

References

Available upon request.

Awards

New Jersey Press Association, First Place, Spot News Coverage; New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, First Place, Reporting Under Pressure of Deadline.

Associations

Toastmasters International, Ragan Communications, Dale Carnegie trained in public speaking.