About

Nick Graziano
Clay, N.Y.
nwgraz@gmail.com

Education:

State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, N.Y.

Graduated with Bachelor of Arts, May 2013

Major: Journalism

Minor: Creative Writing


Work Experience:

RaceChaser Online, Charlotte, N.C.

Staff writer // September 2013 – present

  • Oswego Speedway beat reporter
  • Write articles on various racing topics

Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame, Weedsport, N.Y.

Staff writer // March 2013 – September 2013

  • Write profiles and feature stories about the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame drivers

The Oswegonian, Oswego, N.Y.

Managing Editor // May 2012 – May 2013

  • Look over the all sections of The Oswegonian
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief with anything needed
  • Help all E-board members with questions, concerns and problems
  • Work with section head on their sections
  • Create InDesign temples each week for The Oswegonian
  • Edit stories for AP style and grammar, as well as fact-check for each section
  • Write stories
  • Create graphics, if needed, using Photoshop and Illustrator

The Play Maker Magazine, Editor // August 2012 – May 2013

  • Develop story ideas for the magazine and assign them to writers
  • Layout and design the magazine using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Edit stories for AP style and grammar, as well as fact-check
  • Write sports stories for the magazine
  • Work with the writers

Staff Photographer // August 2012 – May 2013

  • Take photographs of various events and sporting events
  • Edit the photographs using Photoshop

Arts & Entertainment Editor // January 2012 – May 2012

  • Develop story ideas for the A&E  section and assign them to writers
  • Edit stories for AP style and grammar, as well as fact-check
  • Layout the A&E section each week using InDesign
  • Write A&E articles including event stories and reviews
  • Work with writes on their stories                                     

 Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor // October 2011 – December 2011

  • Assist the A&E Editor with putting the section together
  • Edit stories for AP style and grammar, as well as fact-check
  • Write A&E articles including event stories and review

Scotsman Media Group, Syracuse, N.Y.

Intern // May 2012 – July 2012

  • Develop and write stories for the Pennysavers
  • Write stories for the Today’s Woman and Today’s Man magazine
  • Edit stories for AP style and grammar, as well as fact-check
  • Take photographs
  • Take press releases and form them into stories to go into the Pennysavers

Awards:

2012-2013 Oswego State Journalism Contest

  • 1st place, Best portfolio
  • 1st place, Best Arts & Leisure article
  • 1st place, Best photography
  • 1st place, Best graphic
  • 2nd place, Best opinion article
  • 2nd place, Best profile article
  • 2nd place, Best Arts Review
  • 3rd place, Best investigative news article

2013 Fair Haven Winter Photo Contest

  • People’s choice award
  • 3rd place overall
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