Resume

Phone (904) 874-0353   email: tracyjonesjax@gmail.com 

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February 2013-Present
Freelance reporter and writer
Currently a full-time freelance reporter specializing in parenting, health, entertainment and data-driven projects. Published work appears in several outlets, including the Huffington Post, Jacksonville Magazine, The Florida Times-Union, 904 and the Jacksonville Business Journal.

July 2011 – February 2013
Special projects reporter, the Florida Times-Union
Developed and executed ideas for Jacksonville.com, which receives millions of page views each month. Worked with reporters to create strategies on how to present stories online. Reported long-term, investigative and enterprise stories for the Florida Times-Union.

August 2009 – July 2011
skirt! editor, lifestyle reporter, The Florida Times-Union
Coordinated online content and administered skirtjacksonville.com and reported stories for the Times-Union’s women’s section. Also reported stories regularly for the paper’s lifestyle section.

January 2009 – August 2009
Online business editor, the Florida Times-Union
Coordinated and produced stories for Jacksonville.com’s business section. Worked with editors and reporters to develop online presentations. Guided the business section during the site’s complete redesign. Reported stories for the paper.

July 2007 – January 2009
Online content editor, The Florida Times-Union
Reported and produced stories for Jacksonville.com and the Times-Union. Managed staff blogs and worked with the Jacksonville.com production team on two separate site designs.

July 2005 – July 2007
Specialty Publications writer, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Fla.
Wrote and edited several articles weekly for specialty publications products, including special sections, and wrote automotive, home, employment and business stories.

October 2004 – January 2005
Fashion Assistant, Women’s Wear Daily
Supervised and assigned jobs to interns and freelancers, wrote sample requests for designers and catalogued fashion samples for a freelance assignment.

May 2004 – August 2004
Fashion/Editorial Intern, W Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily newspaper
New York, N.Y.
Transcribed interviews, wrote headlines and deckheads for WWD covers and supplements, prepared credits and captions for editors, created databases for fashion media and provided research materials for writers.

Education

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Bachelor’s of Science, Journalism
  • Graduated in 2004

Awards

  • 2012, Florida Society of News Editors: 2nd place, best slideshow, 3rd place, best niche site
  • 2012, Florida Society of Professional Journalist best online package
  • 2011, Morris Journalism Award of Excellence, online project
  • 2011 Editor & Publisher Awards finalist, best website
  • 2010, Morris Journalism Award of Excellence
  • 2010 Green Eyeshade Award, second place team online reporting
  • Numerous Florida Times-Union newsroom citations for reporting, databases, online and special achievement

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