Ethan Edward Coston | Student Journalist

Freelance Student Journalist

San Diego, CA

EC@EthanCoston.com

LinkedIn

@Ethan4Books


SKILLS

Writing/Editing/Transcribing

90

Team Management

85

HTML/CSS

75

Wordpress

70

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 2017 - 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

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Web Editor January 2019 - Present

  • I created the new website in August and unofficially carried out the duties of that role since then
  • Use Wordpress to create and maintain a website for the paper
  • Manage all aspects of the website from posting content to color scheme
  • Use basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript to recode sections of the website for better visual appeal and recode parts of the back end interface for ease of use.

Staff Writer September 2017 - December 2018

  • 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
  • I served as Acting Copy Editor for the September and October 2018 newspaper productions, and I assisted the Copy Editor for the December 2018 newspaper production

UC SAN DIEGO BOOKSTORE

Clothing Department Assistant April 2018 - Present

  • Add clothing to the Apparel section of the website
  • Work with marketing department and web student to make any necessary changes
  • Assist Retail Manager and Clothing Buyer with other 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

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO Fall 2016 - Spring 2020

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