4414 St.Davids St., PA 19127
Broadcast media professional with a deep knowledge of political, music, pop culture and social media arenas with focus on currents resulting in strong ability to build relationships and book high profile guests. Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to foster positive interactions with people requiring special, individual and creative attention. Ability to maintain focus on primary assignments while accepting additional responsibilities, contributing to teams and completing extraneous tasks. Thrives and demonstrates highest degree of professionalism and diplomatic demeanor in high-stress situations and fast-paced environments. Creates consistently captivating content for online and social networking mediums in various genres with the ability to contribute to and maintain websites. Core competencies are:
? Designing Fun & Sellable On-Air Promotions For Radio & TV Programs
? Implementing Effective Social Networking Campaigns Into Overall Marketing Strategies
? Aggressive Promotional Strategies
? Developing An Organized And User-Friendly Sound & Document Archive
? Creative Written Content
? Creating An ‘Experience’ For Large Scale Events
? Generate Compelling Live Radio Programming Through Proficient Board Operation Skills
? Creating Captivating Audio Imaging & Promos
? Excellent Leadership Skills
? Maneuvering The Daily And Future Logistics Of All Show Participants
CBS RADIO, Philadelphia, PA September 2010-Present
Strategic development and execution of ideas in the broadcast of daily radio program. Responsible for the generation and research of content topics, writing material for scripts, booking guests for live or pre-recorded interviews, gathering and editing audio for broadcast, call screening, board operation, production of audio elements and promos, engineering remote broadcasts, designing sponsor-able promotions, managing logistics, converting the radio program to other formats for cross promotional opportunities. Also responsible for training of new hires and acting as Production Director upon his absence using Audiovault and AV Scheduler. Major Stations and shows - Executive Producer, The Dick Morris Program (WPHT 1210AM); Executive Producer, Afternoon Drive with Buzz Bissinger (WPHT 1210AM); Segment Producer - Phillies 24/7 (WOGL HD-4); Studio Assistant - Eagles Radio Network (94.1 FM).
WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY, Wayne, NJ January 2012-Present
Responsible for maintaining a program of discipline in the Communications Department, mainly instructing Audio, Media, and Radio courses to undergraduate students. Presenting prepared materials, supervising organized audio laboratory, workshops, recording sessions, and assessing student’s progress.
• Successfully appealed to Communications Dean to add more Radio Courses to Communication Department Curriculum.
• Realized a satisfaction of 5.8 (out of a possible 6.0) student evaluation score.
LONGPORT MEDIA, Atlantic City, NJ August 2011-Present
Member of the On-air DJ team for 103.7FM WMGM Rocks. Responsible for utilizing Scotts Studios to DJ regular weekend shifts on the Active Rock Station which requires being current on pop culture, rock/general music news, and station events. Radio alias “Nikki Darling” was named ‘Next Great Wave In Radio’ by Philadelphia Style Magazine. Involved in station promotions including the creation of On-air/Video Blog series ‘Nikki Darling’s Road to Savage’ chronicling workout training leading up to running Savage Race in Sept. 2013.
BUCKLEY BROADCASTING, New York, NY April 2011-July 2012
Producer & Studio Engineer WOR Newsradio 710
Key member of the Production and Studio Engineering staff at WOR Newsradio 710, holding a unique and rare position. Trained to be the main back-up for all Executive Producers and Studio Engineers on all local programmed shows, including John Gambling, Joan Hamburg, Dr. Joy Brown, Rita Cosby, and Joe Bartlett. Also responsible for Technical Producing weekend, local, off-site and syndicated program, as well as overseeing the Master Control Room.
OTHER RELEVANT BACKGROUND
BEASLEY BROADCASTING, Wilmington, DE
Assistant Production Director/Voice Artist - WJBR 99.5FM
Assisted with the writing, voicing, recording, editing, production and uploading of radio commercials into Audiovault software. Responsible for maintaining relationships with all commercial barter affiliates and the assurance that their spots broadcasted as scheduled. Implemented cart and edit list system for barter affiliate spot rotations for a more efficient Production Department.
MARCONI BROADCASTING, Philadelphia, PA
Production Director - WHAT AM1340
Responsible for all writing and editing of production elements produced by the station including imaging, commercials and infomercials. Key communicator between production, promotions and sales department: overall a staff of 20+ people. Produced all live Lasalle University and Temple University Sports Programming and their imaging elements. Facilitated live remote broadcasts with on-air hosts and guests, such as Charlie Gracie and Peggy King.
EastLondonLines.co.uk, London, UK
Reporter/ Online Marketing Liaison
Researched and produced multimedia articles containing text, pictures, video and audio for online publication - while finishing graduate studies abroad. Served as an online marketing liaison for the business team, providing effective strategies to boost overall web traffic.
DecentXposure, LLC, Edgewater, NJ
Social Networking/Music Website Manager/Digital Marketing
• Implemented successful social networking campaigns for clients such as Lifetime, Blender, Maxim, Fuse, Madison Square Garden, and MTV2
• Fostered relationships with contacts at record labels for talent scouting and content management
• Supervised staff of 15 including staff writers and interns with a strategy towards building website traffic and an overall mobile strategy.
Goldsmiths College - University of London, London, UK
MA Radio Broadcasting
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
BA Communication/Broadcast Media Production
Dean’s List/Magna *** Laude
Honors & Achievements
Panel Speaker for Jacobs Media at Radio Ink's 2011 Tech Summit in Silicon Valley, CA
Named as Panelist for Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference (NYC)
Selected as a participant for the NAB Education Foundation's Technology Apprentice Program
Accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council
Guest Panelist for William Paterson University's Communication Course
Certified in US Media Law & Ethics
Inducted into Communications Honor Society Lambda Pi Eta in the Beta Xi Chapter