To succeed in the multimedia field using my familiarity with news, editorial judgment and experience in broadcasting.
Journalism: AP and feature writing styles, interviewing, reporting, researching, expanding multimedia stories.
Media Equipment: Proficient knowledge of content management systems, Microsoft Office, HTML, Dreamweaver, Flash, Final Cut Pro, AVID, Dazzle DV Bridge, iNews, ENPS, Adobe software, Filezilla, SnagIt, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Syndicaster, Clip Syndicate, YouTube integration, FlipCams, iMovie, Skype, Audacity, GenCG, EZNews, Canon XL-1.
Technical command of English language: spelling, grammar, syntax, and semantics. Proficient in French.
Spring 2010 to Present
New Media Executive Producer, KRQE.com
In charge of editorial content on KRQE.com and KASA.com, analyze and interpret site metrics and compare with national trends; Suggest follow-ups and story updates; dole out web assignments and help reporters become multimedia journalists; flesh out web stories to become more than just repeats of their on-air package; review daily site content; develop multimedia opportunities for online-only cont that could be featured during broadcasts.
Summer 2008 to Spring 2010
Web Desk Editor, KXAN Austin News
Edit reporter stories, cut video for the website, maintain content flow and aesthetics of www.kxan.com. Cover special events for the website.
Summer 2007 to Summer 2008
Business Editorial Assistant; Austin American-Statesman
Compile calendars, write “Best Bets” bi-weekly, shot and edited videos for website, designed web pages for award-winning
websites www.statesman.com and www.austin360.com in HTML.
Spring 2007 to Summer 2007;
Editing Assistant; Austin American-Statesman
Help transfer newspaper stories to web, edit for writing mistakes, and coordinate with different writers.
Fall 2006 to Spring 2007
; Producer, Anchor, and Reporter; Texas Newswatch
Produced entire shows, edited packages into VO/SOT or VO/SOT/VO, wrote readers leads and anchor tags for broadcast, and interviewed all sources.
; Press Office Intern; Texas Attorney General Press Office
Edited press releases and state-wide mailings, reorganized filing system for cases, time-coded Greg Abbott’s speeches and compiled them into one summary speech per topic.
Spring 2005 to 2007
; Producer and Host; 91.7 KVRX
Ran sound boards, operated phone lines for callers, found interviews, researched new sports information and statistics before every bi-weekly show.
Fall 2005 to Spring 2006
; Producer and Reporter; 91.7 KVRX Dispatch-40
Organized radio broadcasts, conducted interviews, found overlay music for broadcasts, and edited radio stories.
Best Breaking News of National Interest - Fort Hood Shootings
— LIN Media 2010
Campus Chapter Achievement Award
—Zeta Phi Eta Foundation 2007
Thomas Thompson Journalism Scholarship
Zeta Phi Eta Foundation Scholarship
40 Acres Fest
—2nd Place in “Most Creative Booth” with Zeta Phi Eta 2006
Winter 2010 - Present;
National Council Second-Vice-President; Zeta Phi Eta (Professional, Co-ed Fraternity for Communications, Arts and Sciences)
Coordinate professional chapters, voting member on Zeta scholarship recipients, participate in monthly conference calls
Winter 2009 - Winter 2010
; National Council Secretary; Zeta Phi Eta
Took minutes during National Council meetings, helped select scholarship recipients, brainstormed for national service projects.
Fall 2005 to Spring 2007
; President and Founder of Beta-Zeta Chapter; Zeta Phi Eta (Professional, Co-ed Fraternity for Communications, Arts and Sciences)
Raised funds for the American Cancer Society and the Texas School for the Deaf. Facilitated weekly meetings and coordinated special events like Cue for a Cure, Month of Kindness, and other outreach programs. Acted as a liaison between Beta-Zeta chapter and National Council of Zeta Phi Eta. Designed the group’s website (www.utzetaphieta.com
). Planned 2007 National Convention in Austin Texas in June 2007. Currently in the process of forming professional chapters for Austin, Dallas and Houston.
Spring 2005 to Spring 2010;
Choir member and Handbell Choir member; University Presbyterian Church
Attended weekly rehearsals and performed Sunday mornings
References upon request