Resume

 

Multimedia Journalist responsible for producing, writing and managing a daily newscast. Multitask, coordinate and communicate with up to 20 people on a daily basis to put a top-rated newscast on air. Thrives in stressful, time sensitive setting with strict deadlines.

Skills & Accomplishments

  • Seven years experience in broadcast journalism field
  • Awarded by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists
  • Strong writing, news judgment and leadership skills
  • Effective communication and organizational abilities

Professional Experience

WBNS – Columbus, Ohio                                                                    

Producer

April 2010 – Present

Responsible for cultivating, coordinating and executing a newscast every day. Decide, drive and gather content. Cultivate contacts across Central Ohio to develop content. Help maintain station Facebook page and Twitter feed. Work closely with producers, editors, graphic artists, reporters and anchors to executive station mission every day with compelling and relevant stories.

Weekend Morning Producer              

June 2009 – April 2010

Produced a two hour newscast every weekend morning. Produced live event shows including the Nationwide Columbus Marathon and the Race for the Cure. Booked guests and developed segment ideas relevant to Central Ohio or current events. Guests included Adam Richman from ‘Man v. Food’, Jane Seymour, ‘Ace of Cakes’ stars from the Food Network. Managed one associate producer.

Associate Producer                      

December 2007 – June 2009

Developed active writing and news judgment skills. Wrote, posted video and updated 10TV.com. Pitched and wrote compelling and distinctive news stories relevant to target audience. Capable of running station graphics during newscasts.

 

DSG Enterprises, Inc. – Tampa, Florida

Executive Assistant, Editor, & Sales Representative

July 2005 – November 2007

Key player in start-to-finish publication of The Senior Directory. Manage and maintain 60 clients. Liaison between publisher, graphics artist and client. Edited magazine and expanded magazine resources. Broadened cliental base. Attended community outreach events. Maintained magazine calendar, schedule and email blasts.

 

WFTS – Tampa, Florida

Assignment Desk Assistant

August 2007 – November 2007

Gathered detailed information and updates for producers, wrote news stories for station website, performed beat checks, prompter operator.

 

E.W. Scripps Howard Internship  

May 2007– August 2007

Selected by University of South Florida mass communication professors to take part in a three month internship at WFTS.  Pitched stories, conducted interviews and wrote packages for air.

 

Technical Proficiency

  • Basic non-linear editing and Microsoft Office skills.
  • Web skills include Redtail and Aurora Edit.
  • Professional upkeep of social media outlets.

 

Education

University of South Florida; Tampa, Florida; August 2007

B.A. Mass Communications, Cum Laude

General Business Minor – College of Business Administration

 

 

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