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Joshua Francis

1120 16
th
St. N. Fargo, ND 58102
Cell phone: 714-323-0915
Email: joshglk@gmail.com or Joshua.francis@ndsu.edu
Website: joshgrfrancis.com



Content producer, multimedia journalist, fluent in social media

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, intern news reporter, Aug. 2014
present
I produce written content for the Fargo areas largest print publication. I have
already produced three front-page articles in my first month. I use social media
and I am extremely organized. The position requires a lot of research and writing.

The Reading Eagle, intern news reporter, May 2014 Aug. 2014
I produced written content for the daily Reading Eagle newspaper. I utilized
social media to promote content and I collaborated with other writers, editors,
photographers, designers and PR professionals.

Social media coordinator/marketing, The NDSU Herd (News,
Fashion, Pop Culture Talk Show), Jan. 2014 - present
I was responsible for marketing and promoting The Herd TV show that aired
weekly on the Bison Information Network. I boosted the shows social media
presence by more than 100 percent in a matter of weeks.

The NDSU Spectrum, staff writer, photographer, news editor, Jan.
2014 present
Produce content for a bi-weekly campus news publication. I edit content of other
writers and manage a small staff of writers. I am also proficiently use social
media to promote the newspapers content.

Bison Information Network, production assistant and reporter, Jan.
2014 present
I reported for the NDSU campus TV station. I assist behind the scenes by running
cameras, the teleprompter, sound board or graphics machine.

The Orange County Register, Freelance Reporter, Aug. 2011 Jan.
2014
I was a full-time freelance journalist that worked on special projects as well as
beat coverage for multiple cities in Orange County, Calif. I had daily deadlines
and worked with multiple editors, photographers, PR professionals, designers
and other writers. I was required to use social media to market my work and the
work of the company.

The Seegmiller Law Firm, Intern, June 2012 - Aug. 2012 (Located in
Newport Beach)
I wrote content for The Seegmiller Law Firms blog. My work consisted of wiring
news and marketing content. The blog was used to attract potential clients and it
was successful.

The Orange County Register, Intern Reporter, June 2011 - Aug. 2011
I produced mostly written content for the Orange County Register, one of the
nations most circulated newspapers. I produced a few multimedia projects and I
worked with daily deadlines.

Continued
Assets
Feature writing
Photography
News writing
Social media management
Multimedia producing
(videos/photo slide shows)
AP Style editing
Posting articles, photos and
videos online
Page design (InDesign)
Connecting with sources in the
community
Turning around stories and
other written content quickly
and accurately
Good at researching various
topics
Awards
First prize, JACC (Journalism
Association of Community
Colleges) state convention video
competition 2011
Second prize, 2011 JACC
regional convention news video
competition
First prize, 2012 JACC
enterprise news series
Honorable mention, 2012 JACC
front page design
Memberships
National Association of Black
Journalists
Orange County Press Club
National Asociation of Hispanic
Journalists
Education
North Dakota State
University, Fargo, N.D.
Journalism, History and
Management Communication -
Class of 2015
Orange Coast College, Costa
Mesa, CA.
Journalism Major - 2010-2013






Coast Report, Editor-in-Chief, Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2012
I was responsible for the production of the weekly Coast Report student
newspaper at Orange Coast College. The publication had a 5,000 circulation. I
was responsible for editorial, design and management aspects of the newspaper.

Coast Report, Multimedia/Online Editor, Aug. 2010 - Dec. 2011
I managed several multimedia projects and managed a small staff of multimedia
reporters. I produced many videos for the Coast Report newspapers website.
References

Michael Coronado, Editor: The Press-Enterprise - 949-378-5278, mcoronado@pe.com
Rob Vardon, Cities Editor: Orange County Register 949-378-5071, rvardon@ocregister.com
Julianna Crisalli, Community Editor: The Press-Enterprise - 661-345-3609, jcrisalli@pe.com
Ron Sylvester, Editor: The Los Angeles Register 714-932-5359, rsylvester@losangelesregister.com

Susan Schaben, content writer: Seegmiller Law Firm -- 714-943-8030, sschaben@theseegmillerlawfirm.com