“D. Wilson Online” is the online journalism portfolio for Daniel Wilson.
My name is Daniel Wilson and I am pursuing my Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in communications studies at California State University, Sacramento. I will complete my program and graduate in the fall of 2018. In May 2016, I earned my Associate’s degree in journalism from Sacramento City Community College.
I am currently employed with the McClatchy Company as a sports agate clerk. I design scoreboard pages for the Sacramento Bee and Bellingham Herald. I also produce weekly and daily TV/Radio sports schedules for the Bee, “today in history” for the Bellingham Herald and Sports Extra, a daily e-edition scoreboard section that goes out to all 30 of McClatchy’s newspapers.
I am working with the West Sacramento News-Ledger as a freelance journalist covering news, events and local government. In addition, I work on a part-time contract basis for Visit California – the state’s travel and tourism marketing organization – managing its online digital asset management system. Prior to my current position with VCA, I completed a one-year paid internship through Sac State’s University Enterprises in the communications department.
Past Media Experience
I have held several positions for newspaper publications since getting involved with journalism in the early 2000s. In addition to currently freelancing for the News-Ledger, I was most recently a news reporter for The State Hornet, the student-run campus newspaper at Sac State.
Prior positions include editor-in-chief, online editor-in-chief, contributing editor, online news editor, print news editor and staff writer for Sacramento City College’s student-run newspaper, the Express and managing editor, staff writer and editor-in-chief for Sacramento City College’s student-run magazine, Mainline.
In high school, I held positions as editor-in-chief, news editor and staff writer for River City High School’s campus newspaper, The Review, which was published monthly in the News-Ledger.
Skills and Other Experience
In 2014, during my internship with Visit California’s communications department, I applied my journalism skills in editing, writing and working with PowerPoint and Excel; creating and editing HTML-based web pages; creating, editing and publishing the organization’s monthly business-to-business e-newsletter; and drafting, editing and copyediting documents and various industry publications.
Additionally, I was an intern editor for America’s Comedy (a now defunct, Sacramento-based comedy news site), I run my own video game news website and I have designed and edited newsletters via Microsoft Publisher, examples of which can be found on this portfolio.
I pride myself on being able to easily adapt to new situations and tasks as well as being able to learn new skills quickly. I keep my writing skills as diversified as possible and can write in just about any style and genre. The general feedback I’ve received, based on my work, is that I’m most skilled at writing news and human interest stories, but if I were to ever write for a niche category at a publication, I would probably want to focus on technology.
One of the many things that attracts me to journalism is the ability to experience and report on a plethora of subjects dealing with the human condition. The people I’ve met, the events I’ve attended and the many media-related experienced I’ve had would never have been possible without journalism.
I enjoy fast-paced, deadline-driven environments and I enjoy showing up for work each day ready to face a new challenge. I am ready and willing, if given an opportunity to bring my skills to your organization, to accomplish every task set in front of me in an efficient, timely manner that goes above and beyond expectations.
In the Near Future
The highest priority for me at this point is to finish college, but I’m also looking for freelance and intern work so I can continue to grow my portfolio and skill set. Ideally, I would like to work in a role as a digital content producer or as a beat writer for a local media organization, preferably in the Sacramento region as I’ve lived in the area my entire life and there’s no place quite like it.
For More Information
This portfolio should tell you everything you need to know about me, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any questions. Please, take a few moments to view my resume, work samples and the various publications on which I’ve worked and let me know what you think. I am always open to new opportunities, so please feel free to inquire with me about any positions you may have available.
Thank you for viewing my site, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.