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Calvin James Pynn

Freelance Journalistic Writer & Radio Producer

Location:Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
Phone: 5402502089
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Calvin James Pynn
1220 Lawrence Street
Radford , VA 24141

I aim to continuously develop my skills in journalism as a writer, reporter and editor through both print and digital mediums, and to incorporate my skills as an announcer and producer for radio.

Radford University, Radford, VA — Bachelor of Science - English/Media Studies, 2012

Freelance Reporter, The Roanoke Times - 2013-present
- Wrote feature articles for The Burgs, The Roanoke Times' weekly community paper for the New River Valley
- Covered local events, artists, and businesses
- Took photographs
- Utilized social media and multimedia for reporting
News Anchor/Field Reporter, WUVT 90.7 fm – 2013-present
- Gathered news for the station's 5:00 evening newscast
- Wrote scripts to be read on air
- Read news, weather, and traffic updates on air
- Reported on events in the New River Valley
Scene Editor, The Tartan, Radford, VA – 2011-2012
- Won Newcomer of the Year award
- Won Section of the Week four times
- Reporter for Scene, News, and Insights
- Managed section writers
- Organized weekly writers meetings for story assignments
- Designed page layout including photograph and story placement
Operations Manager/Remote Engineer, WVRU 89.9 FM – 2007-2012
- On air personality and board operator
- Produced and edited audio projects for organizations in the New River Valley and at Radford University
- Recorded and produced Radford University Music Dept. recitals to be played on air
- Hosted four shows per week
- Trained new board operators
Intern, cumulus media – September 2010-December 2010
- Assisted with production duties
- Assisted staff during promotional events
- Gained experience working in commercial radio
- Worked with multiple stations, 105.3 The Bear, Hot 100.7, and 107.1 Star Country

Dean's List 4 out of 8 semesters
Radio, Television and Telecommunications Operations Manager Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2011

Proficient with Microsoft Office, Cool Edit Pro 2.0, Skylla Producer
Working knowledge of AP Style, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Wordpress, Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media