Jennifer Lynne Gray
674 W. Gary Ave
Gilbert, AZ 85233 USA
April 2004 to August 2004; Vicenza, Italy
Senior Producer, - E-6 US Army, American Forces Network
-Shot, wrote, edited and produced a 30-minute documentary on the 173rd Airborne Brigade's deployment to Iraq. Documentary was aired worldwide.
-Developed 8-month training calendar for all deploying soldiers to the Middle East within the unit.
-Created equipment lists, personnel rotation plans, required skills list, and developed an After Action Review for over 500 soldiers and civilians within the career field.
June 2003 to April 2004; Kirkuk, Iraq
Public Relations Specialist/Broadcast Manager, E-6 US Army, 173rd Airborne Brigade
-Shot, edited and produced over 30 news stories used on American Forces Network and Fox News.
-Shot, edited and produced commercials for the Army/Navy football game used on the major network carrying the game.
-Produced a 5-minute video distributed to Middle Eastern and American investors, bringing in revenue to help rebuild the Northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
-Designed and implemented 5-year businesses plan for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN), the CPA-funded media source in Iraq. Bought, installed and maintained equipment for the first independent radio and TV station in Iraq. Wrote a training calendar and conducted seminars for engineers, radio announcers, producers, news anchors and television editors to bring the station to a 24-hour broadcast day within one year.
-Developed a daily talk radio program bringing local leaders and their American counterparts in to answer questions from the community about vital services.
-Developed job skills workshops, and health education programs for women in Iraq, used as the model program for all future sites in the country.
-Conducted human rights seminars and coordinated with local dignitaries procuring potential site locations, working with local contractors to repair facilities using limited resources and funds.
-Media liaison for military units in the area and international and local journalists. Responsible for daily press releases, fact checking and coordination of embedded journalists with military organizations.
-Responsible for counseling, development and well being of soldiers in a combat zone with zero casualties.
February 2001 to June 2003; Vicenza Italy
Broadcast Manager, E-6 US Army, American Forces Network
-Anchored, shot, edited and produced 5-minute nightly newscast to an American audience of over 6,000 and an Italian shadow audience of 20,000.
-Edited over 300 news stories for the nightly newscast and a regional travel magazine tv program.
-Incorporated Community Recreation Division (CRD) facilities and programs into pre-deployment training for a 3,000 man combat team.
-Provided training for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) emergency essential personnel on proper equipment wear and maintenance, biological and chemical attack procedures, and expectations in a combat zone while providing for troop needs in a combat situation.
-Distributed 5,000 customer community surveys on radio services with a 90% response rate resulting in changes made to the radio station increasing the listening audience and resulting in increased promotions of command information.
-Developed a training calendar for AFN South on essential military tasks, and oversaw training of multi-service command on pre-deployment procedures for over 300 military personnel.
-Responsible for 2 24-hour radio frequencies, 3 daily live radio programs, production of daily news and radio announcements.
-Coordinated and hosted over 60 live radio remotes.
-Responsible for the counseling and development of soldiers.
-Created a checklist of over 100,000 CD's in the AFN inventory with zero loss or damage in a 3-year period.
-Accountable for almost $1 million dollars in equipment and sensitive items with zero loss or damage.
May 1999 to February 2001; El Paso, Texas
Public Affairs Specialist, E-4 US Army, Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office
-Responsible for tours of Fort Bliss and it's training areas resulting in better community relations with local community leaders.
-Saved the installation over $100,000 on advertising costs for the 2000 Armed Forces Day.
May 1997 to May 1999; Heidelberg, Germany
Broadcast Journalist, E-4 US Army, American Forces Network
-Hosted a live 3-hour daily radio program heard in the Heidelberg/Mannheim/Stuttgart Germany area.
-Produced and edited daily TV newscast and radio and television commercials.
Currently enrolled in the University of Phoenix
Dobson High School, 1996, Mesa, Arizona
Advanced Electronic Journalism (MAR 2002-APR 2002) Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, MD-Teaches advanced electronic media techniques using AVID non-linear computer based editing systems.
Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training (JUN 2001-JUL 2001) V Corp, Heidelberg, GE- Advanced procedures on recognizing an NBC threat.
Primary Leadership Development Course (NOV 2000-DEC 2000) Fort Bliss, TX- Basic leadership techniques for supervisors.
Avid Editors Course (May 1997, March 2001, May 2003) Advanced techniques on Avid non-linear editing systems including Newscutter, NC Express, and Media Composer.
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Workshop (JULY 1998) Frankfurt, Germany- Techniques on proper video sequencing, lighting, interview techniques and non-linear editing.
Basic Broadcasting Course (FEB 1997-MAY 1997)Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, MD-Introductory course in broadcast techniques using linear and non-linear editing. Instruction in lighting, sound, editing, radio announcing, anchoring, camera work, TV and radio spot production and broadcast copy writing.
Thomas Jefferson Award for TV Journalism Excellence, (DoD Level)2003
Thomas Jefferson Award for Radio Journalism Excellence, (DoD Level) 2002
Keith L. Ware Award for TV Journalism Excellence, 3 Awards (DA Level) 2003
Keith L. Ware Award for Radio Journalism Excellence, 2 Awards (DA Level) 2002
Keith L. Ware Award for Radio Journalism Excellence, (DA Level) 2001
Proficient in Avid Non-Linear Editing systems (Newscutter, NC Express, Media Composer)
Proficient in Ikegami, Betacam, SuperBeta and DV camera systems
Experience using Betacam and DV decks
Sadie Digital Audio Editing Systems
All Broadcast Electronic Audiovault systems