My Resume

Ashley Dickson
P.O. Box 6731
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(978) 875-0310  ashleyd5280@gmail.com
Online portfolio: gypsyjournalist.wordpress.com
 
Professional Profile
–       Highly organized and detail oriented, with a positive and energetic outlook
–       Able to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
–       Have exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
–       Thrive on working in a competitive and challenging environment
 
WORK EXPERIENCE
 
Afternoon Drive Personality (LIFT 106.3)/ Assistant Production Director…..10/11…Present
NRC Broadcasting
 
– Full-time on-air personality during the popular drive time 3-8 p.m. shift
– Assumed responsibility for all sponsored elements on LIFT 106 including the production of daily entertainment reports, Local 411 and Celeb Scoop
– Increased listenership in Grand, Summit and Eagle counties with the creation of the Top 5 at 5, a specialty program with a different set of themed music every night.
– Handled production of commercials, merging traffic and music logs for three different stations
– Proficient in production software including Adobe Audition and Trim Label & Convert
 
Editor at The Breck Connection…………………………………. 12/11- Present
Breckenridge Resort Chamber
 
– Facilitated in the creation of The Breck Connection, a blog run through the Breckenridge Resort Chamber, that hosts a collection of stories showing the voices, places and faces of Breckenridge, CO
– Created a set of editorial guidelines, managed a team of bloggers and generated story ideas while contributing my own posts on a weekly basis
– Edited all content and photos, furthering my knowledge of WordPress and AP Style
 
Television Host…………………………………………….11/09- 05/12
TV8 Summit/Outside Television
– Weekend and part-time host of Summit Sunrise, a LIVE two-hour morning show highlighting the best of Summit County, CO with weather, snow and road reports
– Host of Dinning on the Divide, a restaurant review program catering to the resort community in Summit County
– Work with producers and directors, interview guests, and film pre-taped daily weather segments on a green screen that play throughout the day on TV8 and Outside Television (channels 8 & 16)
 
Reporter/Special Sections Editor………………………12/07 – 2/09
Summit Daily News
– General assignment reporter covering all of Summit County. Beats included cops and courts, politics, transportation, entertainment and sports
– Researched, wrote, edited and organized content, photos and advertising for two seasonal magazines and a yearly ‘Best Of’ guide
– Updated the newspaper’s website with breaking news briefs, often beating local TV, radio stations, and larger market newspapers
– Recipient of a Colorado Press Association award for Best Feature Story in 2008
 
Staff Writer/Copywriter………………………7/07 – 11/07
All Headlines News
– Wrote clean, concise web copy for All Headlines News, a major worldwide online news wire service, providing news and other content, to websites and other publishers, consistently uploading 8-10 articles per day
 
SKILLS
–       Experienced with desktops publishing programs such as QuarkXPress, InDesign, and Photoshop and audio editing software including Adobe and Trim, Label and Convert
 
EDUCATION                                      
B.A. in Journalism studies
Sociology studies minor
3.7 GPA
University of Denver, Denver, CO
September 2003- June 2007
 
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