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Caitlin Madison

Multimedia Journalist



Rochester Institute of Technology

B.S. in Journalism

May 2017

Academic Honors

Deans list every semester

GPA: 3.85

Member of Lambda Pi Eta - Xi Upsilon chapter

Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 

Selected Coursework:

Digital Storytelling - Learned to write, shoot, edit and track video stories. Taught by Evan Dawson and Adam Chodak. 

Media Ethics and Law - Learned ethical best practices and gained legal awareness in news, advertising and marketing. Taught by Dr. Lisa Perks.

Non Fiction Multimedia - Learned how tell stories via the use of still images, video, audio. Participated in extensive 2016 election coverage in collaboration with WXXI. Taught by Meredith Davenport. 

Reporting and Writing I & II - Learned fundamental story generation, AP style writing, interviewing skills. Further developed writing skills through the completion of long form storytelling. Taught by Hinda Mandell. 

Picture Editing - Learned to perform the roles of a picture editor. From culling through wires, creating layouts for newspapers and magazines using InDesign and told stories for web using Atavist. Taught by Jennifer Poggi. 

Broadcast Experience


Nexstar Media Group Inc. 

Rochester, NY (76)

Assignment Editor, July 2016 - Present

• Pitches story ideas for reporters 

• Assigns reporter stories

• Coordinates reporters and photographers

• Screens viewer calls

• Writes web stories

• Manages social media platforms

Intern, May 2016 - July 2016

• Assisted reporters in the field

• Assisted production crew during live shows • Pitched story ideas

• Screened viewer calls

• Performed MOS interviews

• Transcribed interviews

Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI (NPR)

News and Production Intern, May 2015 - August 2015

• Booked guests

• Generated show ideas

• Assisted with show research and preparation

• Screened calls during the show

• Managed guests

Digital Media Experience

Golden Gazette, Nazareth College Online Newspaper

Founder and Treasurer, Fall 2014-Spring 2015

• Created new student publication at Nazareth College

• Assembled a team of writers, petitioned to be recognized as an Undergraduate Asso-

ciation recognized club and was granted this

• Built a website using GoDaddy and Wordpress

• Oversaw a team of approximately 30 writers, editors and contributors

• Managed daily operations of the website, as well as social media accounts

Technical Skills

Video Editing - Premier, Lightroom, Photomechanic, iMovie, Avid

Productivity Software - iNews, Slack, Latakoo

CMS - Lakana, Newspath, Newsource

Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Instagram, Snapchat, Social News Desk

Design Software - InDesign, Atavist, Verse

Web Platforms - Vistaprint, Wordpress, Weebly, Blogger