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John Friia

Journalist
JFriia@gmail.com
www.JohnFriia.com

EDUCATION

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Expected
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
2017
Masters of Arts Journalism




2015
CUNY Baruch College


Bachelor of Arts Journalism


Bachelor of Arts Political Science
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

CBS Local Digital Media August 2016 - Present
Freelance Reporter


New York, NY

Hall PR

July 2015 August 2016
Junior Account Executive
New York, NY

Researching local stories for CBS New York.


Writing about food, lifestyle and events throughout the
tristate area.
Launching neighborhood profiles for areas in the five
boroughs.
Pitching my editor on a weekly basis.
Published three times a week.


Newsday

Freelance Reporter

September 2014 - Present



Long Island, NY

Photographing and writing vignettes about events on Long


Island, including prom, polar plunges and homecoming.
Interviewing residents and government officials.


The Daily Meal
Contributor

January 2013 Present



New York, NY

Writing food and drink pieces for the food-centric site.


Review restaurants throughout Manhattan.

Joonbug.com
December 2012 April 2013
Charity Social Editor
New York, NY

Interviewed notable individuals on their philanthropic work.


Educated readers about charitable events throughout NYC.

Patch

March 2010 November 2012
Freelance Reporter

Long Island, NY

Informed residents about special events on Long Island.


Assisted on breaking news stories in Malverne and West
Hempstead.
Spotlighted businesses and residents in the community.


Manhattan Media
Intern Reporter

August December 2012



New York, NY

Pitched story ideas for Our Town and West Side Spirit.
Interviewed distinguished New Yorkers for articles.
Follow through with tasks in a fast paced environment.

Organized public relation plans for restaurants in


Manhattan.
Wrote pitches for restaurant programs and specials.
Contacted media outlets with pitches for clients.
Created meeting agendas for biweekly meetings.
Successfully placed clients in international publications.
Maintained database of media contacts for the agency.


LFB Media Group

May December 2014
Extended Public Relation Intern
New York, NY
Composed pitches for hospitality and beauty companies.
Complied media list for national programs.

Luis D. Ortiz

January May 2014
Social Media & Public Relations Intern New York, NY

Organized social media presence of the reality star.


Scheduled interviews with newspapers and television
shows.

SKILLS

Videography: Canon 70D and Premier Pro

Photography: Canon DSLR and Photoshop

Social Media: Hootsuite

Programs: HTML5, ProTools and WordPress