About Me

My name is Sophie, and I’m a journalist-in-training. I am an East Tennessee native originally from Johnson City, Tennessee. I am currently located in Knoxville, Tennessee and attending the University of Tennessee where I study, you guessed it, journalism. My focuses are radio broadcast and magazine/digital writing.

I am currently serving as a staff writer for UT’s campus news website, The Tennessee Journalist. In the past, I have served as news director for our campus station, WUTK the Rock, and as a summer news intern for the local NPR affiliate, WUOT.

In my spare time, I enjoy creative writing, reading blog and op-eds, Instagram, volunteering with children, travelling, and public radio podcasts.

Here’s a resume…

Sophie D. Grosserode

824 Melrose Place – Knoxville, TN – 37916 – (423) 930-4643 – sgrosser@vols.utk.edu

Education:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor of Communications in Journalism and Electronic Media
Chancellor’s Honors Program
Expected Graduation: May 2019
Current GPA: 3.96/4.00
Relevant Coursework: feature writing, radio news and production, print/web editing, multimedia storytelling, media reporting, media writing

Experience:

91.9 FM WUOT Public Radio                                                                           Knoxville, TN

News Intern: June – August 2017

  • Researched, wrote, and produced one original feature story for the air
  • Edited audio using Adobe Audition
  • Revised local news copy for All Things Considered
  • Aggregated daily local news headlines Morning Edition and All Things Considered hosts
  • Reported on local government and university policy on an as-needed basis

The Tennessee Journalist (tnjn.com)                                                           Knoxville, TN

Staff Writer: September 2016 – Present

  • Wrote stories and did podcast coverage on campus events and local government
  • Produced podcast content using Audacity
  • Used social media to research and promote stories

 
WUTK The Rock Volunteer Radio                                                                        Knoxville, TN

News Director: January 2016 – May 2017

  • Scheduled producers and talent for ten newscasts per week
  • Recruited and trained three to ten new crew members each semester
  • Created and implemented new programming – founder of “Feature Friday,” a once-a-week, in-depth feature story to replace the regular evening newscast
  • Served as scriptwriter, producer, and newscaster as needed

Skills:

  • Writing hard news and feature stories for print and radio
  • Editing print, digital, and audio copy
  • Conducting research and interviews, either long-form or man-on-the-street
  • Recording and logging audio
  • Producing audio packages using Adobe Audition
  • Creating data visualizations in Microsoft Excel
  • Condensing large amounts of information into consumable news copy
  • Using social media for research, promotion, and branding
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