Resume

Victor Luckerson
vic.luckerson@gmail.com

Education

The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, Ala. – May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences
GPA: 3.52

Experience

Staff Writer, May 2016 – Present

The Ringer, Atlanta, G.A. (working remotely)

  • Write monthly long-form (2,000+ word) stories about the intersection of technology with culture or politics
  • Write pop culture features and commentary about television and music
  • Find creative approaches for explaining financial topics (M&A, IPO’s, quarterly earnings) to a general audience
  • Quickly offer analysis or commentary on breaking news in the tech industry

Reporter, Nov. 2013 – Present

Time, New York, N.Y.

  • Covered large consumer tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix for Time and Time.com
  • Wrote quick news stories for the breaking news desk one day per week
  • Developed monthly long-form stories for Time.com in the areas of tech and human interest
  • Wrote opinion pieces and commentary, usually concerning tech or racial issues
  • Contributed to TIME cover stories on the Apple Watch and the sharing economy

Home Page Editor, May 2013-Nov. 2013

Time, New York, N.Y.

  • Coordinated placement of stories on Time.com home page during peak traffic hours Monday-Friday
  • Wrotebreaking news stories during big events
  • Worked with section editors and web producers to ensure constant stream of fresh content for home page
  • Continued reporter duties by writing feature stories for Time.com’s business section

Reporter-Producer, June 2012-May 2013

Time, New York, N.Y.

  • Pitched, develop and write 2-3 business stories per week for Time.com.
  • Managed the @TimeBusiness Twitter account, which has more than 16,000 followers
  • Wrote and fact-checked stories for Time magazine
  • Oversaw web production for all posts in Time.com business section

Editor-in-Chief April 2010-April 2012

The Crimson White (UA student newspaper) Tuscaloosa, Ala.

  • Managed a staff of 100 students to produce a 15,000-circulation newspaper four days a week
  • Led nationally acclaimed coverage of the April 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado
  • Increased web traffic of newspaper’s website from 450,000 hits in Fall 2009 to 1 million hits in fall 2011
  • Grew Twitter following from 400 to 14,500 in two years

References

Available upon request.