Multimedia reporter and May 2013 broadcast graduate from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Jocelyn Rubin is a recent broadcast journalism graduate from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park.
In her final semester of college, she worked as a reporter for the University of Maryland's Capital News Service Television (CNS-TV) program. Beginning in January, she spent Tuesday through Friday researching stories, conducting interviews, shooting and editing video, and writing scripts — all on a deadline. These stories aired three days a week on "Maryland Newsline," a nightly newscast broadcast to more than 400,000 homes in Maryland and Washington D.C. Over the course of her four years at Maryland, she additionally worked at the television station as a producer, floor director, camera operator, and audio operator.
Jocelyn has amassed a great deal of online journalism experience working as a digital intern for Ryan Seacrest Productions, twice as a Web intern for NBC Washington, and as a college editor and staff writer for NextGen Journal, a national student-run news website.
As a staff member of NextGen Journal, she created a weekly budget of college-related stories, selected contributors to write those stories from a database of 53 students nationwide, assigned deadlines, and edited articles on a rolling basis. She also wrote stories herself relative to the perspectives and advocacy of young adults.
As an intern for NBCWashington.com, her roles included attending morning story meetings, maintaining a daybook of events, shooting and editing video for the Web, and creating photo galleries. In addition, she conducted interviews and wrote more than 60 online articles and blog posts. Three of those articles were picked up by MSNBC.com (now NBCNews.com) and one video by MSN.
In the summer of 2012, Jocelyn took her first trip to California and worked for four months as a digital/writing intern for Ryan Seacrest Productions. While there, she wrote 209 entertainment articles for RyanSeacrest.com, transcribed radio show interviews, and used her skills in Photoshop, HTML, and social media on a daily basis. She also helped to create hot sheets of top RyanSeacrest.com stories for Ryan and his radio show staff. Her work was seen and shared on Twitter by a variety of celebrities, including Ryan Seacrest, Joel McHale, and Jesse McCartney.
Jocelyn has experience in the field of radio reporting, as well. In the past, as a DJ at WMUC 88.1 FM, she worked with the communications manager of the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center to cover campus entertainment events and interview student performers on her radio show, "In The Limelight." In 2011, she retired her show in order to re-launch WMUC’s news department, which had not been active at the station for more than a decade.
Jocelyn's work has additionally appeared in publications such as The Baltimore Sun, WTOP.com, and College Magazine.