Resume

Email: zsagalow@terpmail.umd.edu

Experience

  • Tax Notes Today (Tax Analysts) – D.C. metro area, May 2016–present
    • Federal tax and data reporter
  • Capital News Service – College Park, Maryland, September 2015–May 2016
    • Multimedia Business Journalist
      • January 2016-May 2016: Worked on a business reporting team investigating nursing homes
      • September 2015-December 2015: Created data visualizations – alone, in pairs or with journalists in other CNS bureaus; served shifts as a social media editor and a graphics editor
  • Washington Business Journal – D.C. metro area, June 2015–August 2015
    • American City Business Journals / Dow Jones News Fund Business Reporting Intern
      • Reported, wrote and copyedited stories covering business, including banking, tech and government
  • WTOP News – D.C., June 2014–August 2014
    • Intern
      • Conducted research and interviews, edited audio and wrote stories for the web and on-air
      • Shadowed anchors, reporters on assignment, editors and others in the newsroom
  • The Diamondback, August 2013–November 2013
    • Staff Writer
      • Covered health and graduate student life for U-Md.’s daily independent student newspaper
      • General Assignment Reporter; covered science and university news, May 2013–August 2013

Skills

  • Proficient in SPSS, Access, MySQL Workbench, Excel (including for statistical analysis on financial data), Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, Audition and InCopy), WordPress.com, HTML, CSS and jQuery
  • Ability to interpret and report on corporate financial statements, including SEC filings and earnings releases
  • Ability to report on state and national economic data, e.g. Labor Dept., Federal Reserve statistical releases
  • Fluency with financial and managerial accounting concepts as well as macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts, history and trends

Education and Training

  • University of Maryland, College Park
    • Philip Merrill College of Journalism, B.A. Broadcast Journalism, anticipated May 2016
    • Robert H. Smith School of Business, B.S. Marketing, December 2015
  • Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop – Fellow, January 2016
    • Completed a one-week training in D.C. in economic, investment and labor data, with experts at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and more
  • American City Business Journals / Dow Jones News Fund Business Residency – June 2015
    • Completed a one week-long residency at New York University: a thorough training session in business reporting and writing

 Academic Honors

  • GPA 3.5
  • Dow Jones News Fund scholarship, August 2015
  • University Honors Program, Honors College – Honors College Citation, Spring 2014
  • Dean’s List, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015 and Fall 2015
  • Primannum – Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies

References

Available upon request