Resumé

Education | University of Oregon, June 2011: B.A. in Journalism: News/Editorial and Journalism: Electronic Media

Experience

New England Cable News, Digital Media Producer | July 2011 – Present

I write, edit and post local and national stories with SEO-friendly headlines and summaries. In addition, I record live newscasts and edit video for web content to add to text-based stories. I also work closely with other producers, assignment desk editors and reporters to to produce website and social media content, including extra footage and photo galleries. A major portion of my duties inclue maintaing NECN’s social media presence, including several Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts. When we’re lucky to add new full-time and freelance team members, I also assist in training. I monitor news feeds for breaking news and additional news, and use editorial judgment and site analytics in selecting and placing news content. I also set up live streams for press conferences, briefings, newscasts and other important events to draw more viewers to the website. I also go into the field with reporters during special NECN events to live tweet and assist.

New England Cable News, Newsroom Intern | June 2011 – August 2011

Helped write VOs and VO-SOTs, transcribed interviews, reached out to sources, monitored social media for breaking news and teleprompted.

Oregon News, Producer, Reporter | March 2011 – June 2011

I planned out 30 minute broadcasts with reporters’ stories, VO-SOTs, VOs and breaking news coverage. As a reporter, I specialized in covering local and state politics.

Oregon Daily Emerald, News Editor | May 2010 – February 2011

Supervised and generated content with reporters daily, line edited stories daily, monitored the news, covered breaking news, wrote enterprise pieces, created multimedia content, communicated with editors about photography, design, copy editing and multimedia. Also helped develop a new online philosophy for the newspaper while occasionally covering crime reporting.

Oregon Daily Emerald, News Reporter, (Higher Education beat) | March 2010 – May 2010

Wrote 4-6 stories a week, worked with editors to generate content, attended press conferences, covered breaking news, met with beat sources weekly and monitored the news daily.

Eugene Weekly, Intern | January 2010 – July 2010

Assisted in blog posts, social media, photography and copy editing. Also wrote for special sections.

Ethos, Writer | June 2009 – March 2010

Wrote articles focusing on traveling, destinations and the Eugene community, and worked closely with editors, multimedia producers, photographers and designers.

DuckU, Studio Technician | April 2008 – June 2008

Worked in the television studio in various roles, such as switcher, teleprompter and camera, to produce a weekly news show.

Skills

  • Accomplished in interviewing, investigating and reporting
  • Excellent in producing online content, including multimedia and social media
  • Competent understanding of AP Style, HTML and CSS
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Xpress and Final Cut Pro
  • Skilled in using Panasonic PD-170, Canon Rebel T1i and T2i
  • Speaks fluent German, some Arabic.

Awards

References | Upon request

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