Ethan Edward Coston | Student Journalist

Freelance Journalist

San Diego, CA

EC@EthanCoston.com

LinkedIn

@Ethan4Books


SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite

95

Writing/Editing/Transcribing

90

Team Management

85

Data Entry

97

Organization

80

Adobe Photoshop

60



Work Experience

THE TRITON

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Assistant News Editor | Politics/External Affairs Beat Lead April 2018 - Present

  • Manage and edit for a team of writers
  • Focus on keeping student government and campus administration accountable to students
  • Submit public records requests for investigative stories
  • Assist with recruitment and any other tasks to keep the section running smoothly

Staff Writer September 2018 - April 2018

  • Work effectively to complete articles by deadlines
  • Interview community members, faculty, staff, and students as necessary
  • Work with editors to write, edit, and publish my articles

THE MQ

Staff Writer September 2018 - Present

  • Write articles for UC San Diego's premire print satire publication
  • Come up with newspaper content
  • Help editors create graphics and run last minute content during bi-quarterly newspaper productions
  • Assist Copy Editor with copy editing

STUDENTS DEMAND ACTION AT UCSD

Director of Legislation and Policy April 2018 - Present

  • Keep track of all state and federal gun-safety legislation
  • Keep track of University of California and UCSD gun-safety related issues
  • Update the Executive Board about any important legislation or issues to pay attention to

UC SAN DIEGO BOOKSTORE

Clothing Department Assistant April 2018 - Present

  • Primary focus is adding clothing to the Apparel section of the website
  • Clean up the section and make sure all item titles and descriptions follow a standard format
  • Work with web editor to make any necessary changes
  • Assist Retail Manager and Clothing Buyer with and tasks

Bookseller Lead July 2017 - April 2018

  • Create creative displays to show off new and cool books
  • Hand-sell books, maintain excellent knowledge of books, and give quality customer service
  • Data Entry: Enter orders, returns, and other information into the computer system

Sales Associate/Cashier September 2016 - July 2017

  • Handle money and transactions quickly and efficiently under stress
  • Clean/restock areas close to the registers
  • Assist customers with any questions they have

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO Fall 2016 - Spring 2020

  • Political Science/American Politics Major
  • Law and Society Minor
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