Ilissa Gilmore

igilmore27@gmail.com| igilmore.tumblr.com

ilissa@blacdetroit.com

Experience

Roswell Daily Record, Roswell, N.M. (Oct. 2012-present)

Reporter Writing news stories and features about local news events and people; producing multimedia to accompany stories.      

B.L.A.C. Magazine, Ferndale, Mich. (Nov. 2011 – Oct. 2012)

Editorial Assistant — Reporting for print and the web, managing of social networks, compiling events to feature in web/print event calendars. Assigning stories and managing writers for website; editing and posting online content, such as stories, photo galleries and videos of local interest to drive traffic.                                                                                            

Editorial Intern (Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2009)

Wrote articles about people and events relevant to metro Detroit’s Black community; fact-checked, researched, managed Twitter and Facebook profiles.

Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Washington, D.C. (March 2012 – present)    

Contributing Writer — Writing and posting journalism industry-related news stories for online. Covered its annual convention in Detroit through social media and reporting.    

                                                         

Editorial Intern (June 2011 – Aug. 2012)

Contributed long form stories relevant to alternative media industry. Managed Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr profiles. Refreshed website daily by updating and posting industry news stories.

Metro Times, Detroit (Jan. 2011 - April 2011)

Editorial Intern — Wrote movie review and blog entry. Researched for stories, fact-checked listings and helped with events.      

                                           

Patch.com, Ferndale, Mich. (Jan. 2011 - April 2011)

Contributor — Wrote nine stories and features about local news events and people; produced six multimedia pieces to accompany/supplement stories.                                                                  

                                         

Detroit Public Television, Wixom, Mich. (Sept. 2010 – December 2010)                                                                                              

Video Production Intern - Assisted producers and studio directors, researched, prepared rundowns, production completion reports, logged tapes, timed and back-timed live segments. Produced Doc Martin promos.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette, Green Bay, Wis.  (May 2010 – Aug. 2010)                                                                              

Metro News Intern —Wrote 5-6 stories, briefs and/or features weekly about local news events and people in the Green Bay area. Produced 12 multimedia pieces to accompany/supplement stories. Practiced mobile reporting, using cell phone and laptop.            

The Oakland Press, Pontiac, Mich. (Jan. 2010 – April 2010)                                                                                                  

News Intern – Wrote 2-3 news stories, briefs and/or features weekly about events and people of Oakland County. 

The South End, Detroit                                                                                                                      

News Editor – Assigned general, business, political, and medical news and features for Wayne State’s campus and Detroit’s community; editing stories, and posting and updating stories online. (May 2009 – Dec. 2009)

Model D, Detroit (May 2009 – Sept. 2009)                                                                                                                            

Editorial Intern – Contributed two feature stories. Managed Twitter and Facebook profiles, crowdsourced and updated neighborhood listings. Helped with projects and events.

GrossePointeToday.com, Grosse Pointe (May 2009 – August 2009)                                                                                        

Contributor– Reported stories relevant to the Grosse Pointes; including local government issues and feature stories.

Detroit Free Press, Detroit

 Election InternAssisted newsroom reporters and editors in gathering election results of local communities for the Web site and next morning’s editions. (Nov. 4, 2008) (May. 5, 2009) (Nov. 2, 2010)

Apprentice Worked with blogger Oneita Jackson, contributed two posts to her blog, O Street. Also wrote two features; one a Q&A with Michael Eric Dyson and a feature about wolverines. (June 2007 - July 2007)

Detroit News, Detroit.  Election Intern -- Assisted newsroom reporters and editors in gathering election results for the Web site and next morning’s editions (Aug. 6, 2008)

Skills

▪ Multimedia (photography, video, video editing, sound and sound editing)

▪ Mobile reporting, using cell phone, laptop

▪ Software Programs, such as Microsoft, Final Cut Pro and Express, Adobe Premiere Elements, Photoshop, InDesign, Audacity

▪ Social networking management (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite); tech-savvy and eager to try new online tools

▪ Website management and Design (HTML, CCS code), Content management systems

▪ PC and MAC OS

▪ Intermediate French speaker

Education

Wayne State University, Detroit