Resume

Grant D. Lucas

Bend, OR

grantdlucas@gmail.com

Qualifications and Capabilities

  • Excellent communication skills including extensive experience in individual public speaking and group presentations.
  • Ambitious, energetic, focused, and outgoing personality.
  • Extensive course history and application of the writing process. Experience in numerous genres with a developed talent for speed and professionalism.
  • Enthusiasm for creativity, teamwork, and quality results. Long-term work experience in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Word, Power Point, Excel, InDesign, Photoshop, and Audacity, among others

Education

Linfield College | McMinnville, OR

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication June 2010

Work Experience

The Bulletin| Bend, OR August 2013-Present

Sports Reporter, Prep Sports Coordinator

  • Organize schedules, rosters and coach contact info for 13 local high schools
  • Assign photographers to prep events throughout week, cover those games
  • Write weekly Tuesday columns; in fall, an additional Thursday prep football column
  • Take phone calls from coaches or statisticians for daily prep events and write “prep roundup,” which is a notebook of capsules recapping that day’s games
  • Cover, write columns on the Bend Elks summer collegiate baseball team
  • General assignment

The Bulletin and Redmond Spokesman| Bend, OR August 2012-August 2013

Sports Reporter

  • Take phone calls from coaches or statisticians for daily prep events and write “prep roundup,” which is a notebook of capsules recapping that day’s games for The Bulletin
  • Each week, write one high school sports story and one community sports story for the Redmond Spokesman
  • If necessary, take photographs of each even and edit for publishing

Springfield Times| Springfield, OR June 2012-August 2012

Sports Reporter

  • Attend weekly prep sporting events after researching season backgrounds of each team
  • Keep statistics throughout each game, interview coaches and players and write recaps of each event
  • Take photographs of each event and edit them for publishing
  • Write stories featuring amateur and professional athletes as well as recent and upcoming events
  • Research and write up local police blotters, fishing reports and “This week in Springfield history”

The Register-Guard| Eugene, OR September 2011-May 2012

Sports Reporter

  • Attend weekly prep sporting events after researching season backgrounds of each team
  • Keep statistics throughout each game, interview coaches and players and write recaps of each event

Portland Trail Blazers| Portland, OR September 2010-May 2011

Sports Reporter

  • Write game previews and recaps throughout the season
  • Attend home games, watch/listen to road games, and interview coaches/players after games and practices
  • Write blogs on a regular basis regarding newsworthy topics, incorporating quotes from players and coaches
  • During games, moderate and participate in online chats that are set up for fans not able to attend those games

The Forest Grove News-Times| Forest Grove, OR June 2009-April 2011

Sports Feature Writer

  • Interview subject as well as parents, coaches and teammates
  • Write weekly feature stories about local athletes, coaches and events
  • Write recaps for high school sporting events as wells as alumni excelling at the next level

Examiner.com| Portland, OR June 2010-August 2010

Portland Sports Examiner

  • Develop story ideas and research topic
  • Write and edit stories
  • Find applicable photos to publish with stories
  • Interview relevant subjects

NCAA.com ׀ McMinnville, OR March 2010-May 2010

Division III Men’s Golf Writer

  • Provide weekly notebooks composed of three to five stories for NCAA.com
  • Interview coaches and/or players for notebooks

The Linfield Review| McMinnville, OR May 2009-May 2010

Sports Editor

  • Develop story ideas and assign them  to writers
  • Write and edit stories
  • Provide information (contact, background, etc.) to writers
  • Prepare page layouts and edit graphics and “Catline”

Awards and Achievements

  • Best Headline Writing – Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association         
    • Sultans of the Streak, 2008
  • Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Media Award, 2014-15
  • Second place, sports feature, Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism
    • Connecting the threads of football history, 2016
  • Excerpt from The Linfield Review editor-in-chief’s: Through the eyes of an editor-in-chief, 2010:

“You have been the most amazing sports editor the Review has had since I’ve been on staff (since 2006). You challenged me and pushed me to learn more about sports than I ever wanted to. Your section was above and beyond the best section in the newspaper week after week. If it seems as though I didn’t give your section as much attention as you thought I should have, it’s because I knew that I didn’t have to with you at its helm. You’ll go far in sports writing, and I am proud to know that I got to work with you.”

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