Gregory D. Zeck

Gulfport, FL

Cell:  (847) 271-9517




University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                            May 2012

Bachelors Degree in News-Editorial Journalism

Work Experience                                                                                                                     

SPORTS WRITER                                                                                November 2012 – August 2012

Sun Coast Media Group – The Charlotte Sun

  • Professional beat experience on Class-A Minor League Baseball franchise and high school athletics.
  • Consistently worked filed stories on deadline and assisted in proofing pages.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interview amateur and professional athletes and coaches.

ASSOCIATE REPORTER                                                                     May 2012 – October 2012

Major League Baseball Advanced Media –


  • Gained professional beat experience covering the Tampa Bay Rays for a major media outlet.
  • Filed stories, including previews, recaps and features, to be consistently filed on deadline.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interview professional athletes and coaches.
  • Provided video content for
  • Worked closely with other reporters and producers to provide necessary content for the team and national websites.


STAFF WRITER                                                                                   February 2010 – May 2012

Daily Illini – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Writescolumns, news stories, and features, primarily for the men’s basketball team and formerly for the men’s tennis and volleyball teams.
  • Consistently files stories within deadline.
  • Demonstrates the ability to cover a beat both independently and with a team of other reporters.
  • Conducts interviews with students, faculty, athletes, coaches and members of the community.
  • Gained experience copy editing stories and posting them to a website.


COMMUNICATIONS INTERN                                                                June 2010 – May 2012

Colleges of Engineering and Education – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Internship experience in writing and editing articles for the College of Education’s annual report, which is used as a promotional tool to attract new students and keep alumni informed with events in the college.
  • Ability to effectively interview people, providing a relaxed atmosphere to help the interviewee feel more comfortable.
  • Responsible for setting up interviews and taking photographs for events, managed social media pages
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time in a deadline oriented environment.


Software:          Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, basic Adobe Flash and basic HTML

Languages:       German (Basic, 4 years in high school)

Extracurricular Activities                     

Sports Editor for high school newspaper for two years.

Member of high school football team for four seasons.

Webmaster for high school basketball team’s website.

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