Jason Michaels
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Summary: Several years of experience combining journalism and social work to write empathetic stories that highlight people’s successes and inform people in the local community


  • University of South Carolina | Columbia, SC | Master of mass communication
  • USC Upstate | Spartanburg, SC | B.A. in communications
  • Marist College | Poughkeepsie, NY | B.S. in social work

Journalism Skills:

  • Audience-Based Writing
  • Editing
  • Interviewing
  • Storytelling
  • Researching
  • Photography
  • AP Style
  • WordPress
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photshop

Social Work Skills:

  • Case Management
  • Outreach
  • Training
  • Information and Referral

Journalism Experience:

  • Center for Independent Living of Broward | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Communications Specialist
         o Used social media and email marketing to highlight agency’s successes
         o Created quarterly newsletters
         o Edited agency’s website
  • Gryffin Media | Work Remotely | Ghostwriter
         o Wrote articles discussing business, health, and education
  • The Powell Group | Anderson, SC | Blogger
         o Wrote about real estate, home decorating and highlights in the Western Upstate of South Carolina
  • Index-Journal | Greenwood, SC | Intern Staff Writer
         o Produced and edited stories for the local newspaper
  • Carolina Reporter | Columbia, SC | Writer
         o Wrote clips and features about state issues for the University of South Carolina newspaper
  • Garnet & Black | Columbia, SC | Writer
         o Wrote entertainment and local issue stories for the University of South Carolina magazine
  • Spartan Buzz | Spartanburg, SC | Freelance Writer
         o Published clips and feature stories for USC Upstate online magazine

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