Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Analyzed sales results and worked with marketing and advertising departments to create a sales promotion that resulted in a ___% growth in subscriptions.
Automated and improved production process to reduce delays and overruns.
Catalogued graphic designs and artwork from previous issues.
Collaborated with Assignment Editor to coordinate and develop news stories and special segments.
Competing with ___ other submitters, received award for Best Online Resource.
Conducted research for ___ articles monthly, checking for accuracy and authenticity.
Designed templates for standard documents, reducing the time to produce a new final document by half.
Developed order-monitoring system to anticipate frequency and quantity of re-orders.
Developed professional team to deliver quality results, on time and within budget.
Developed style guide to ensure contributed articles conformed to well-defined criteria.
Developed visual tool to enable editorial staff to estimate final layout while editing articles.
Directed content development using frequent review points to monitor progress.
Ensured morning scripts, guest list and graphics orders are complete and accurate.
Implemented approval forms and sign-off procedures to ensure clients' expectations matched targeted deliverable.
Improved quality of graphics to address customer issues and requests.
Increased number of graphics ___% by including animations and short movies.
Indexed image library to improve accessibility to existing assets.
Initiated electronic transfer of content for publications reducing the number of client visits.
Initiated multi-year planning process to identify and prepare for future acquisitions.
Initiated online pilot publications to increase visibility and circulation.
Interviewed clients to explain design options and formulate specifications for artwork.
Maintained ____% on-time delivery rate while producing over _____ documents in ___ years.
Managed aesthetic aspects of publications to ensure quality and consistency.
Managed publication of ___ major products in ___ years, maintaining a ___% on-time rate.
Negotiated writers' contracts to ensure deliverables and deadlines.
Performed all administrative tasks to ensure smooth and efficient operations, prepared and distributed materials, attended and participated in major production meetings, performed data entry, and used personal vehicle to run errands.
Pioneered electronic transfer of material from contributing authors, reducing costs by ___% and time to process by one day.
Proofread articles to evaluate proofreader performance. Coached staff to improve skills.
Significantly grew business by developing reputation for quality documents.
Streamlined communication with consulting artists to ensure understanding of design specifications and timely delivery of artwork.
Successfully developed informal desktop publishing service into viable business, netting over $______ in the final year.
Worked with Producers to prepare newscast materials.
Journalism keywords in related industries:
- Entertainment keywords
- General keywords
- Information systems keywords
- Web services keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your journalism keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software.
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Journalism Keywords Info
Good luck with your journalism keywords!