About

Nick Graziano
nwgraz@gmail.com
Twitter: @NickGraziano

Education:

Coventry University, Coventry, England

Graduated with Merit for a Master’s Degree in Specialist Journalism

Major: Specialist Journalism

Global Leaders Programme participant

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

Graduated with Bachelor of Arts, May 2013

Major: Journalism

Minor: Creative Writing


Work Experience:

Cortland Standard, Cortland, N.Y.

  • Hired to cover the education beat, writing compelling features and informative news stories daily on nine school districts, and to cover all events that occur in five local towns and villages.
    Key Contribution: – Helped broaden the paper’s cover area and developed new content such as movie reviews.

Freelance writer

  • Developed news stories, features, interviews and columns for various online and print publications

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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