Resume

Below is a copy of my resume:

Ben Pickman Resume

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

B.A. Degree in History and Journalism with honors in both majors, awarded May 2018

James L. Baughman Undergraduate Excellence Senior Achievement Award, 2018

Steven Mark Wiltgen and Betty J Frazier Scholarship, recognizing students pursing careers in sports journalism, 2018

Joseph Sicherman Award Fund Scholarship, given to recognize academic merit and potential for success in journalism, 2017

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Bard High School Early College, New York, NY

Associate Degree in Arts from Bard College, awarded June 2015; High School Diploma, awarded June 2013

Writing Experience

CNN Sports, Atlanta, GA

June 2018-Present

Intern

  • Produce original enterprise sports features for CNN.com by interviewing subjects either over the phone or in person; Cover events when necessary. Help sports news staff compile editorial and confirm reports for CNN.com and various CNN television programs
  • Assist CNN World Sport program in logging games, editing scripts and finding editorial; Contribute general news reporting for CNN.com

Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                September 2016- May 2018

Fellow

  • Contribute content pertaining to various ethical issues in journalism; content ranges from long 700-1,000 word stories to shorter resources pieces and includes original reporting with various academics and practicing journalists
  • Help manage social media accounts for the Center; produce Facebook videos to promote Center events

Daily Cardinal, University of Wisconsin-Madison                               

September 2015-May 2018

Sports Editor and Men’s Basketball Beat Writer

  • Responsible for managing staff of more than 15 people, editing stories and laying out content for daily print copy and weekly football preview paper insert. Men’s basketball beat reporter for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons; Wrote previews, recaps and features. Covered multiple NCAA basketball tournaments, Big Ten Tournaments and Big Ten Football Championship Games
  • Host and producer of weekly Cardinal Zone Sports podcast as well as two-to-three minute postgame videos for Facebook and Twitter platforms; Manage Daily Cardinal Sports social media platforms

Blue Man Hoop

April 2012-March 2016

Writer

  • Published more than 150 posts of sports analysis for Blue Man Hoop (http://bluemanhoop.com), a Golden State Warriors blog affiliated with Fansided, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report; posts viewed by more than 100,000 unique viewers

Old Fashioned 3 blog

January 2012-2015

Founder and Writer

  • Wrote more than 150 posts of analysis on personal blog; twice awarded “Most Popular Monthly Basketball Blog” by parent site

Additional Work Experience

Camp Manitou for Boys, Oakland, ME

Summers 2014-2017

Dean and Unit Leader

  • As dean, managed team of more than 150 campers and 25 staff members. Created organizational vision. Promoted values of sportsmanship, resilience and family as guiding principles. Awarded Tom Wickman Scholarship Award given annually to one staff member or director who exemplifies the core values of Manitou in August 2017

Volunteer Experience

Experience Camps, Oakland, ME and Kennybrook, NY

Summers 2014-Present

Volunteer Counselor and Unit Leader

  • Volunteered as a counselor at Manitou and Kennybrook Experience, a one-week bereavement summer camp for boys ages 8-17 who have had immediate family die; published nightly blog post updating families on the day’s events. Unit leader in summer 2018 

Skills

  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, CMS, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Audacity
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