Jonathan Gradin
Cell: 208-596-8139


University of Idaho, Fall 2011 – Spring 2013

        • Bachelor of Science in Journalism; Minor in Philosophy (3.75 GPA)
        • Key Course/Study Areas:
          1. Technical Writing; Feature Article Writing; Advanced Reporting
            (Covered city/school boards, personal profiles, in-depth news reporting)
          2. Intro to Broadcast Media and Digital Production (Beginning videography)
          3. Publications Editing
            (Learned publication cycles, proposals for periodicals, advertising/editorial balance and budgets)
          4. Media Ethics; Law of Mass Media; Critical Issues in Mass Media
            (Philosophy/theory of mass media issues)

North Idaho College, Fall 2007 – Spring 2011.

        • Associate of Arts in Journalism (3.48 GPA)
        • Key Course/Study Areas:
          1. News/Media Writing; Reporting Techniques; Copy/Line Editing (AP Style)
          2. Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop; Typography

Skills, Achievements, Other Experience:

Freelance Design/Journalism Achievements:

        • January 2018: Designed CD cover/package for organist Rob Richards
        • March 2012: Designed/edited CD package/liner notes for organist Thomas Dressler
        • Sept. 2010: Two photos taken for SFNTOS chosen for the cover of September/October THEATRE ORGAN, Journal of the American Theatre Organ Society
        • Dec. 2009 – Feb. 2010: Wrote two-part article, March/April and May/June 2010 THEATRE ORGAN

Software/Computer Experience:

        • Design/Publishing/Office Software: Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator; Apple Final Cut Pro X; Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel
        • Equipment Used: Canon/Nikon D-SLR cameras, professional/consumer video cameras

Community Involvement:

        • August 2014 – Present: Moscow Pathways Commission (formerly Paradise Path Task Force); Chair since 2015
        • Aug. 2012: New Student Orientation Leader, University of Idaho
        • Dec. 2011 – Dec. 2012: Videography Crew at local church
        • Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2011: Publicity Chairman, Spokane First Nazarene Theatre Organ Society (Concert flier/brochures, quarterly newsletter)
        • Fall 2009 – Spring 2011: Coordinated and organized semesterly Book Swap, North Idaho College

Work Experience:

May 2013 – Present: Graphic Designer & Circulation Manager, Appaloosa Journal, Moscow, Idaho (job title updated in fall 2016)

        • Page design/layout and copy editing for monthly magazine, plus annual Member Handbook and organizational documents; largely using Adobe InDesign
        • Handle subscriber communications and merchandise order fulfillment

Sept. 2011 – Jan. 2012: News Reporter, The Argonaut, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

        • Wrote news articles on science and research subjects, such as projects, grants and personality profiles
        • Gained skills in meeting twice-weekly deadlines and in writing concisely and quickly

Aug. 2009 – May 2011: Business Manager, The Sentinel, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

        • Sold and designed ads; assisted editors with copy editing, page design and reporting as necessary
        • Developed interpersonal and interdepartmental communication skills with coworkers and with clients

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