Jake Force
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Jake Force

1212 Commonwealth Ave. Apt. 5, Boston, MA 02134

jforce@bu.edu / (401) 864-8537

Available Full Time: January 2023


SUMMARY

Graduate student seeking professional opportunity at a Boston- or Providence-area TV / radio station or newspaper covering sports. Skilled and disciplined college radio and public-address announcing experience. Intern at WPRI Providence, Fall 2022. Five summers of experience in customer service at one of New England’s most prominent marinas.


EDUCATION

Boston University, Boston, MA
Expected Graduation Date: Jan. 2023
Master of Science in Journalism, Focus on Sports

Curry College, Milton, MA
Graduation: May 2021, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Concentration: Media/Radio
Curry College Dean’s List Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 GPA: 3.3

Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, RI, Class of 2017


EXPERIENCE

Intern at WPRI in Providence, RI, Fall 2022

Assist in coverage of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium as well as shooting B-roll video at high school football games around the state of Rhode Island.

Contributor, Boston University News Service, Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Provide articles covering various breaking news sports topics.

Radio Host at WMLN-FM “Curry College Radio”, Fall 2017 – May 2021

Co-hosted a weekly two-hour sports talk show for one academic year. Solo host of a weekly two-hour sports and culture talk show for more than two years. Provided on-air play-by-play and color commentary for Curry College hockey, football, baseball and lacrosse. Writer of all of show content. Operator of radio board at station. Wrote several long-form articles for Currier Times student media. Gained experience in reporting.

Voice of Portsmouth Sports, 2013-2017

Public address announcing for the Portsmouth Middle School Basketball Team’s 2013 season (Boys and Girls games). Announced Portsmouth High School varsity and junior varsity baseball games for three years. Master of Ceremonies at PHS Pep Rallies senior year

Dockhand Summers, 2018-2022

Newport Yachting Center, Newport, RI
Monitored busy marina fuel dock, helped fuel boats, collect payment. Docking boats and mega yachts in the marina basin, catching lines, handling power cords. General marina maintenance. Assisting and communicating with captains/boat owners/marina guests.

Dishwasher, 2015-2017

West Main Pizza, Portsmouth, RI
Wash dishes, cut pizzas, fold boxes, mop kitchen.



COMMUNICATIONS/JOURNALISM STUDIES

Course work at Curry included: Media Literacy, Writing for Sports, Communication Theory and Research, Communication Issues Seminar, Writing for Communication, etc. Course work at Boston University includesIntroduction to Reporting, Online Journalism, Media Law and Ethics, Digital Toolkit, Sports Journalism, Covering Fame and Celebrity, Newsroom, Multi-platform Story Editing, Copy Editing, Investigative Reporting, Sports Storytelling.


AWARD

Category Winner, Web News Article Division, 2021-2022 National Electronic Media Association, 59th Annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, for “Curry and COVID: A Tale of Survival,” published May 2021.


COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Adobe Premiere and Audition Proficient in social media platforms, especially Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat


VOLUNTEER WORK, HONORS, ATHLETICS, ACTIVITIES

Volunteered at Portsmouth Public Library as well as Lucy’s Hearth Homeless Shelter for women and children in Middletown, RI.

Curry College Dean’s List Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021; Graduated Cum Laude

Sports-filled childhood, which was beneficial for team-building skills through youth hockey, baseball and basketball.

Played varsity hockey all four years of high school, received the dedication award senior year, 2017

Hobbies and activities: collecting vinyl records (vintage and current) and an extensive knowledge of music; avid fan of all four major sports; recreational ice-skating and hockey, anything to do with boating and being on the water.