Resume

Journalism Experience

Production assistant for Early Today and First Look

NBCUniversal   April 2013– Present

  • Segment producer for the sports section three days a week
    • Sports coverage included NFL, NCAA football and basketball, NBA, MLB, more
    • Also written obituaries, weather hits, covered the NFL concussion settlement, the Super Bowl, the BCS Championship Game and the World Series
  • Edited and produced video for various segments
  • Created daily graphics and worked closely with segment producers to provide the appropriate video and graphics needed for stories
  • Pitched stories for all segments, including news, politics, sports and entertainment
  • Provided research for various stories

Summer intern at the New York Daily News   June 2012 – Aug. 2012

  • Reported, researched and wrote various articles for the Bronx Bureau
  • Was a stringer for the city desk
  • Pitched stories and covered breaking news, crime, health and science and arts and culture

Freelance reporter for Enstarz.com   March 2013– April 2013

  • Reported, researched and wrote breaking news involving politics, crime, sports, entertainment and celebrity news
  • Required to write a minimum of 10 stories a day, 200 to 300 words each
    • Averaged a speed of 20 minutes per story to find a topic, research, write and upload it to the web with images and/or video elements

Editor in chief for the Mace & Crown(College newspaper)   Aug. 2009 — May 2010

  • Managed nine editors and a staff of 25
  • Conducted writing workshops and trained writers
  • Responsible for the handling of advertising revenue and university allocated budget
  • Created social media presence for the paper
  • Pitched stories, copy edited and wrote various stories, covering news, entertainment, sports and commentary
  • Enforced legal and ethics standards among the staff
  • Won the “Writer of the Semester” Award in April 2008

Education

- Masters degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Dec. 2012

- B.A. from Old Dominion University, English, journalism emphasis and American Studies minor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2010

Skills

Avid NewsCutter, Proximity, Chyron LUCI, Final Cut Pro 7 and 10, Reaper, PluralEyes, Soundslides, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; JVC and DSLR cameras; shooting and editing film, exporting and uploading to Vimeo/YouTube, skilled social media user.

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