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
WBNS – Columbus, Ohio
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.
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.
- Basic non-linear editing and Microsoft Office skills.
- Web skills include Redtail and Aurora Edit.
- Professional upkeep of social media outlets.
University of South Florida; Tampa, Florida; August 2007
B.A. Mass Communications, Cum Laude
General Business Minor – College of Business Administration