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Kristen D. Kilker

1009 A St. SE | Linton, IN 47441 | (812) 899-0270 | | | @Kristenkilker


Indiana State University, Terre Haute                                                                                    May 2017

Bachelor of Science, Communications—Journalism

GPA: 3.0

Workplace Professional Skills Certificate


Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Campus President Fall 2016, Secretary Spring 2016

Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE & NICAR)

Independent Projects                                                                                                            Fall 2016

Independent Studies, Dr. Lori Henson

The Purpose of the Death Penalty in Indiana                                                       

Investigative Journalism, Terry Nelson

Vigo County’s three-decade struggle for a functioning jail                     

Internships & Work Experience

Student Writer                                                                                                          Aug. 2014-Present

Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University

  • Write news stories and press releases for Indiana State Newsroom and STATE Magazine
  • Interview and write scripts for news packages, working alongside a videographer

Communication/Research Intern                                                                             May-Dec. 2016

Expressive Concepts

  • Keep track of sources in a large project with a focus on accuracy and avoiding plagiarism
  • Initially a summer internship but asked to return for the Fall

Skills & Software

Writing, Alternative story forms, DSLR photography, research, video-package experience, HTML & CSS, Tableau, data-reporting,, Storify, Photoshop/GIMP, Transcribe, Tape-A-Call, Scrivener, Dropbox, Google suite, and others

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