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|Highly-motivated multimedia journalist reporting on general assignments. Primarily interested in covering underrepresented communities, environmental issues & politics.|
520-999-1665 | firstname.lastname@example.org
National Correspondent at Indian Country Today
|April 2020 –|
- Producing award-winning content for the leading Indigenous news organization in the U.S.
- Reporting on-air for the ICT Newscast and writing articles for ICTnews.org.
- Cultivating sources nationwide from the 574 federally-recognized tribes.
- Shooting and editing packages (on Adobe Premiere, but I know other software).
- Promoting content on social media strategically to drive SEO.
- Helped launch the ICT Newscast which was quickly picked up by First Nations Experience (including PBS affiliates) and is now broadcasting internationally.
- Initially I was the newscast’s main booker, researcher and producer, writing most of the daily scripts and interview questions.
- Refined pitching while I worked at ADP in sales a year prior to ICT employment.
Content Specialist at KOLD/KMSB
|May 2018 – April 2019|
- Operated cameras, ran teleprompter, audio board and chyron.
- Rotated between roles during 2.5 hours on-air, changing sets in between broadcasts.
- Ran 4 cameras while floor directing 2 anchors and 3 reporters in the studio alone.
- Adjusted lighting when necessary and changed studio light bulbs.
- Occasionally worked in the newsroom and shot b-roll in the field.
Closed Captioning Coordinator at CBS Television Network
|November 2016 – May 2018|
- Sent broadcast scripts to closed captioning and coordinated special reports.
- Oversaw live captioning during NFL Sundays and initiated investigations among departments when necessary.
- Primarily assisted Sunday Morning and Weekend Evening News producers, gathered elements, cleared content for use and fact-checked when needed. Produced the Weekend News headlines, teases and VOs.
- Performed similar duties prior, while in the CBS Page Program (Dec. 2015) and in the summer Internship/Fellowship Program in the i-unit (Jun. 2015).
B.A. – Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Phoenix, Arizona)
Major Broadcast Journalism Minor Political Science Certificate Social Transformation Graduated May 2015
- Shooting – for live television, pre-records and photography (hard cameras, hand held cameras, Studio cameras, DSLRs)
- Lighting – for interviews (3-point lighting, on-camera lighting and reflector disc techniques)
- Editing – videos, stills, page layouts and graphics (Final Cut 7 and X, Adobe Premiere, PhotoShop and InDesign, familiar with Avid)
- Reporting – for broadcast, print/digital and social (researching, sourcing, interviewing, writing styles for each platform)
- Multi-camera producing – for TriCaster productions (pre recorded) and 3-camera studio productions (live)
- Investigating – for in-depth newsgathering (Nexis, Pacer, FOIA)
Awards & Honors
– 2022 National Native Media Award Winner 1ST: Print / Online – Best Digital Publication, 2ND: TV – Best Newscast, 3RD: TV – General Excellence
– 2021 National Native Media Award Winner 1ST: TV – General Excellence, 2ND: TV – Best Newscast
– CBS News Internship Program & Fellowship Recipient (2015)
– NAJA Fellowship (2014)
– Miss Pascua Yaqui (2013)
Bryan Pollard Project Manager, Associated Press | 918-457-9117,
Corey Williams College Basketball Analyst, ESPN | 520 256-1504, email@example.com
Christina Leonard Director, Reynolds Business Bureau | 602-361-5893, firstname.lastname@example.org