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CONTACT

paigejones711@gmail.com

913-424-2141 PAIGE JONES


paigeleejones.strikingly.com

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
American University Tax Analysts Falls Church, Va.
Washington, D.C. | 2014 State Tax Reporter | June 2016- Present
Magna Cum Laude
Reported daily news stories on state tax issues in New England, including the politics
and particulars of new tax policies, legislation, and litigation.
Bachelor of Arts: Spearheaded enterprise coverage on the intersection of tax policy and state politics
Print Journalism and
through interviews, public records requests, and government data.
International Relations
Covered developments in federal legislation involving state tax issues on Capitol Hill.

SKILLS The Frederick News-Post Frederick, Md.


Business and Biotech Reporter | September 2015- June 2016
Computer Revamped the business section and expanded coverage to include a larger emphasis on
Microsoft Office the growing biotech sector and evolving field of agriculture.
Adobe Creative Suite Managed and produced content for daily business section and weekly business issue.
HTML and CSS Pursued local angles on changes in national regulatory and banking policies and state
Final Cut Pro banking issues, with a focus on the effect on local businesses.
Audacity
MailChimp Nighttime Crime Reporter | June 2014- September 2015

Language Reported multiple stories on crime, first responder services, municipal government
meetings, and other general assignments under strict deadlines.
Conversant in Spanish
Routinely filed stories and updated social media from breaking news events, such as
shootings, homicides, fatal car crashes, and fires in a timely manner.
AWARDS Cultivated relationships with the county’s five police agencies and 20 fire departments.

First Place The Durango Herald Washington, D.C.


Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Capitol Hill Reporter | June 2013 - August 2013
Association (MDDC)
Reported 20 news stories on Colorado’s Congressional delegation through interviews
Local Government Reporting | 2016 with Congressmen, non-governmental organizations and federal employees.
Medical/Science Reporting | 2015 Localized national policy issues through the use of community angles and sources.
Features Profile Writing | 2015
Social Media Reporting | 2015
The Eagle, American University's student newspaper Washington, D.C.
Second Place Editor-In-Chief | June 2013-August 2014
Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press
Directed all content and operations of the Society of Professional Journalists’ “best all-
Association (MDDC)
around non daily student newspaper” in the country and led a staff of 25 journalists.
Business Reporting | 2016 Spearheaded transition from a weekly paper to a daily news site by creating an
Policing Communities | 2015 innovative, online editing structure.
Developed new strategies to earn the first profit in 6 years and clear $17,000 debt.

SOCIAL VOLUNTEER
@paigeleejones Operation Paws for Homes Alexandria, Va.

Paige Jones Public Relations Coordinator | December 2016- Present


Developed and managed the animal rescue's public image.
Directed a team of 20 writers and graphic designers to produce online content.
Spearheaded event promotions and roll-outs on social media.