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5883 Marion Avenue

Rachel Fuerschbach

Lockport NY, 14094


(716)-799-7315
rachel.fuerschbach99@gmail.com

Education:

Qualifications:

Canisius College
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Buffalo, NY

Bachelor of Science and Arts degree expected May 2015


Major in Journalism with dual minor in Business and Creative Writing
Current accumulative GPA of 3.0

Lorenzo de Medici
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Florence, Italy

Study abroad

Jan. 29, 2014 May 17, 2014

Focus in travel writing, digital photography and various free electives


Semester GPA of 3.0

Experienced with Weebly


Trained in Photoshop and Final Cut Pro
Social media expertise- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Google Docs
Experienced and trained with Tricaster, sound board, teleprompter and switch board

Lockport, NY

Freelance Reporter

Interviewed entertainer and Elvis impersonator Terry Buchwald


Cover variety of School Board of Education meetings- Lockport, Starpoint, Newfane
Report on Lockport City Common Council meetings
Write a number of business profiles, feature stories, musical reviews and opinion pieces
Obtain police reports from the Lockport City Police Department
Take timely photographs
Lockport, NY

Journalistic Intern

June 2013 Aug. 2013

Wrote a variety of articles ranging from feature stories and event coverages
Typed up obituaries and obtained Police reports
Took photos of retiring Lockport City Police officer

Griffin TV/Canisius Connection

Buffalo, NY

Anchor

Aug. 2012 Present


Organize weekly half hour shows and manage team members
Assign a variety of lifestyle and news topics for team members to report on
Write a weekly script for the show
Conduct research for on air interviews
Direct and produce shows during production using Tricaster

Cover School Board Meetings in


the Lockport, Starpoint and
Newfane School Districts
Write a number of business
profiles, feature stories, musical
reviews and opinion pieces.
Take timely photographs at
events and fundraisers as well as
press conferences.

American Eagle Outfitters


Sales Clerk

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Help customers find sizes and put


together outfits.
Work the cash register
Organize the floor
Help with floor change during
seasonal line changes
Keep track of inventory

Burger King
Team Leader
Sept. 2010 June 2014

Griffin Newspaper

Buffalo, NY

Lifestyle contributor

March 2013 May 2013

Interviewed Director and screen writer Fred King Keller


Wrote variety of book reviews

Club member

Aug. 2013 Present

Society of Professional Journalists

Feb. 2012 Sept. 2012

Lifestyle Producer

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Community Papers of Western New York

Sept. 2013 Present

Lockport Retailer Newspaper

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Work Experience:
Sept. 2013 Present

Lockport Star Newspaper

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Ability to write captivating stories


of any particular topic
Ability to conceptualize, report
and develop multimedia stories
relevant to a specific audience
Ability to take timely photographs
Excellent team leading and
managing skills
Excellent oral and written
communicative skills
Ability annunciate and have a fun
on-air presence

Freelance Reporter

Journalism Experience:
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Technical Skills:
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Buffalo, NY
2011 Dec. 2013, Jan. 2015 - present

Help manage team members:


give out breaks, assign jobs and
cleaning jobs during down time
Work the cash register and
maintain the kitchen during
breakfast and lunch
Help with inventory counts