James Francuz
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Location: Placentia, CA, USA
School: Hope International University
Major: English

James Francuz

Objective
Determined college graduate who is aiming to ideally further build journalistic portfolio and overall analytical, critical thinking, and writing abilities.

Education
Hope International University Fullerton, CA
College of Arts: English GPA: 3.73/4.00 December 2016
Minor: Religious Studies

Honors and Achievements
Graduated Cum Laude, Pi Beta Sigma Honor Society
Dean’s Scholarship Recipient

Employment History
The Inquisitr News ------------ Jan 2018-Present
Intern
• Executed extensive web research for story development purposes.
• Remained conversant with a diverse amount of trending topics, especially breaking sports news.
• Proofread objective, SEO-driven content prior to it being live on the web via WordPress.
• Digitally modified photos using Pixlr and added keyword descriptions in metadata sections.

FanSided ------------ May 2017-Present
Contributor
• Compile subjective content relative to rumors, news, analysis, and other facets about the Los Angeles Lakers.
• Assist with research when it comes to pitching article topics, which oftentimes requires fact-checking.

Echo Voices ------------ Aug 2017-Jan 2018
Editorial Assistant/Outreach Coordinator
• Copy-edited a variety of writing samples in preparation for the launching of the site.
• Carried out research on pertinent, contemporary issues to stir in-depth conversation among users.
• Composed informative letters and social media posts to potential future members of Echo Voices.
• Penned original, question-laden threads and comments on the platform to encourage members to think in terms of the greater welfare of society.

Halo Headquarters ------------ Feb 2017-May 2017
Staff Writer/Editor
• Generated editorial, results, and news-related articles on WordPress pertaining to the latest information and rumors about the Angels’ organization.
• Executed research to thus verify statistics and general information of each composition.
• Utilized social media platforms and fundamental SEO measures to elevate website viewership rankings.
• Collaborated with other members of the team by brainstorming pressing topics for future pieces.

Applicable Coursework
English Composition, Analysis of Literary Forms, Structure of the English Language in America, Journalism & Creative Writing, Contemporary Literary Expressions, Sport in Society

Skills
Talented writer with knowledge of MLA and APA styles; outstanding, attentive listener; good thinker; completes tasks accurately and in advance; refined planning abilities that can be used to get work done and allow the team to work together better; proficient in PC and Microsoft Office software applications, primarily Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Determined, strong writer and editor, Cum Laude, WordPress, research, MLA/APA, listener, meticulous