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To obtain a position in a fast-paced news field that has potential for growth and advancement.
Relevant Work Experience
CNN/ Turner Broadcasting Atlanta,GA 3/02 - Present
Assignment Editor- CNN National Desk
- Maintain CNN relationships with affiliates.
- Responsible for all news gathering in assigned region.
- Book all Sat/VYVX-fiber and uplink for the region.
- Pass off information to CNN Bureaus and CNN International as needed.
- Monitor all CNN and AP Wires as well as other national publications.
- Request favors from affiliates to arrange news gathering and shoots for CNN units such as; CNNfn, CNN Medical, Wolf Blitzer, and Aaron Brown Shows.
- Coordinate the live pictures of presidential arrival and departure from affiliates any time the President is in assigned region.
- Monitor and judge all Breaking,Spot,and Developing News in assigned region for CNN interest.
- Acted as customer service representative for CNN to all affiliates by funneling all news, information,and telephone calls through the National Desk.
- Developed and pitched story ideas for CNN.
- During breaking news responsible for getting first pictures from affiliates available for CNN air as well as CNN Newsource.
Discovery Channel Atlanta, GA 10/01 - 3/02
Satellite Services Control
Operate Discovery networks utilizing an automated robotic system with a video file server attached for interstitial material, fully digital-server based. Loading Server Systems with digital information to be played back on Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel. Solve every kind of technical, logistical and operational issue: origination, playback, and domestic and international distribution. On-air database creation and management; Duplication and quality control; Subtitling and/or closed captioning; Library management; Format conversion.
Freelance Videographer Wilmington, NC - Atlanta, GA 12/98 - Present Specialized in Video Production. Filmed for Sports programming, Outdoors programming (hunting and fishing shows), and events such as graduation and weddings.
Raycom Media/WECT TV 6 Wilmington, NC 4/99 - 10/01
Development and Assignment of all stories for #1 rated weekend newscast. Approval of all scripts and facts for all stories. As Newsroom Manager on weekends; Ability to do all duties of weekend news employees associated with newscast. In depth experience "with round the clock" coverage of hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, and aircraft crashes (i.e. Dennis, Floyd, Irene, Gordon, and Blizzard of 2000). Designated photographers and reporters to appropriate stories to utilize their individual talents. Responsible for "award winning breaking news coverage of weather-related events." Operation of VOD - Video on Demand and Satellite Feedroom along with field feeds from ENG/SNG Live Trucks. Booked satellite time from the field as well as the newsroom. Coordinated logistics for news crews such as transportation, directions, hotel, contact and background information.
News Photojournalist/ Live Truck Operator
Extensive experience developing, shooting, and editing news features and stories. Demonstrated knowledge of the operation and diagnostics of ENG/SNG Live-Truck broadcasts under a variety of conditions and situations including hurricanes and severe condition. Ability to work under stringent short-term and long-term deadlines. Responsible for the training of new employees and the daily maintenance of equipment (including: Panasonic DVCPro news cameras and DVC laptop linear editing systems, Beta Cam, MII Cameras and edit decks). Proficient in the day-to-day operations of a busy, fast-paced news room (i.e. sending and receiving news feeds, rolling tapes, coordinating remote live shots for broadcast). AP and RTNDA Awards for Health Report (Lasik Eye Surgery), Breaking News (Kure Beach Drownings), and Feature.
Briarwood Greenbriar Farms Camilla, GA 2000-Present
Responsible for all duties of 1000 acre farm including budgets, expenses, and rental income. Handled all employee payroll, account receivable, and payables. Purchased all equipment and budgeted for annual taxes. Oversee employee performance and equipment maintenance.
P.C.C. Airfoils, AeroSpace Division Douglas, GA 2/97 - 11/98
Technician for Non-Destructive Testing in Quality Manufacturing
Responsible for final quality tests of turbine blades used in the aviation and aerospace industries. Utilized industrial X-rays, fluorescent penetrant and eddy currant tests to ensure the final quality inspection prior to distribution and use in aircraft and missiles.
Inventory Supervisor/Parts Router 2/97 - 10/98
Coordinated the collection and distribution of parts throughout the plant, in excess of up to 90,000 units per month, for highly specific finishing procedures. Analyzed and worked with Department Heads to implement time management policies for employees and ways to keep overtime hours down.
WDMG AM 860/ FM 99.5 Douglas, GA 1/97 - 6/97
On-Air Personality for Evening Broadcast
Presented news, sports, and entertainment information for a 4-hour long broadcast. Maintained strict time logs for live taped shows, newscasts, music, sports, and commercials.
Verlyn Enterprises Douglas, GA 7/92 - 8/96
Computer and Robotics Operator
Worked as part of the sub-contracting team for PCC responsible for the robotic production of airplane turbine blades and golf club putter heads (including the revolutionary Teardrop).
AmeriCorps /Coffee County Service Corps Douglas, GA 2/95 - 8/95
Coordinated various community service projects throughout the Coffee County area including: Member activities for the Salvation Army, Street Naming Project for Coffee County 911 Center. Provided assistance for the Safe Haven organization (a program for battered and abused women and children). Offered volunteer services and migrant translation for the Coffee County Court System. Developed and built 3.5 mile nature trail for the City of Douglas.
PADI Open Water Scuba Certification 5/00
Raycom Media Live Truck/ Safety Certification 4/99
Industrial X-ray Certification with AeroSpace Applications 4/97
South Georgia College Douglas, GA 1992 -1996 Concentrated focus on Political Science in School of Social Sciences
Microsoft Office, Excel, Lotus 1,2,3, Spreadsheets, Quicken, Microsoft Money, PhotoShop, DVCPRO, Laptop Editing, Beta Cam, MII Cameras and edit decks, VOD, playback machines for broadcast, Odedicts 90 Master Control.