Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples, FL — Media Relations Specialist
SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
Liaison to local and national reporters and news outlets. Responsible for fulfilling public records requests, writing press releases, shooting and editing photos and videos of agency events, and coordinating press conferences.
Naples Daily News, Naples, FL — Reporter
AUGUST 2011 - AUGUST 2016
Most recently a features reporter. Covered crime for more than two years. Appeared on a morning news video five days a week. Previously covered city council and higher education. Updated the website, shot and produced video.
The Vindicator, Youngstown, OH — Reporter
AUGUST 2010 - MAY 2011
Intern responsible for covering two local school districts and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Produced upwards of five stories a week and covered cops on a weekly rotation.
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH — Features and web intern
SUMMER 2009 AND SUMMER 2010
Features Intern, Summer 2010. Wrote three to four Q&As, in-depth features stories, and previews each week. Shot and edited video to compliment some stories.
Web Intern, Summer 2009. Approved comments on the site, recorded and edited video stories and wrote print counterparts, compiled photo galleries, updated weekly content, posted news stories.
Daily Kent Stater, Student Media at Kent State University, Kent, OH
Enterprise Reporter, Spring 2010. Wrote a 12-week history series about the university.
Newsroom Coordinator, Fall 2009. Managed a converged newsroom staff of 100 and oversaw the newspaper, TV station, radio station and website. Pushed multimedia and convergence and edited several projects weekly.
Web Editor Summer 2008-Spring 2009. Managed a staff of 15, edited multimedia, posted news stories, managed website daily and cross promoted content across the media.
The Irish Writing Program, Dublin, Ireland — Graduate credits
JUNE 2011 - AUGUST 2011
Took four courses in fiction writing during a study abroad program lasting six weeks. Program through the University of Iowa. A- average.
Kent State University, Kent, OH — B.S. in Journalism
AUG 2006 - MAY 2010
Minored in Creative Writing. Honors college. Dean’s List 2006-2010. 3.77 GPA
Mentor High School, Mentor, OH
Graduated summa cum laude in 2006.
Sanibel Island Writers Conference, Sanibel Island, FL — Attendee
Attended sessions on plot and structure, flash fiction, micro fiction, publishing, and the neuroscience behind believable characters.
Final Cut Pro, Epic, College Publisher, ENPS, CCI NewsAccess, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, NewsEditPro, InCopy, Ellington, Saxotech.
Naples Writers’ Workshop — Founder and facilitator
Leads two groups of adult writers in weekly sessions sharing and critiquing novels and short stories. Founded in 2014.
Pet Partners — Volunteer pet handler
Certified since 2015 along with my pet cat, Nermal, through a national pet therapy community called Pet Partners. We make weekly visits to two nursing homes.
2010 Ohio Newspaper Association First Place for best newspaper website KentNewsNet.com
2009 SPJ Online News Reporting first place to KentWired.com staff for College Fest Riot Coverage
References of Kristine M. Gill
Available upon request.