Stefania Okolie

Freelance Video Editor & Multimedia Freelancer

Location:United States
2 Skills

• Final Cut Pro
• Edius
• Avid News Cutter
• Live U Operation
• WorldNow Content Manager

• CBS News 12, West Palm Beach, FL
May 2014-Present
Editor | Photographer
o Editing video for daily news coverage, special projects, and sweeps period pieces
o Taking in news feeds from various news bureaus and organizations
o Meeting daily deadlines in high-energy working environment
o Shooting and conducting interviews for weekend evening news stories.
o Tuning in reporters from the field
• WRBL News 3, Columbus, GA
Dec 2013-Feb 2014
o Covered a range of areas (e.g. education, health, crime, and politics) as a full-time general assignment reporter.
o Pitch enterprise story ideas and report live for multiple shows daily.
o Shot, wrote, and edited news stories for 5, 6, and 11 o’clock newscasts.
o Covered breaking news live on developments with winter storms and crime investigations.
o Experience in filling out open records request for investigative stories.
o Wrote at least 3 web stories a day for station website
• Carolina News, Columbia, SC
Aug 2012-Dec 2013
Reporter | Anchor
o Shot, wrote and edited PKGs and VOSOTS for 4 o’clock newscast at least twice a week.
o Investigated breaking news on developments of current events such as disasters, crimes and politics.
o Experience in producing daily 3 minute sports segment for 4 o’clock newscast.
o Generated script ideas for news headlines, multimedia stories, and various reports.
o Conducted sit-down interviews with prominent college and professional athletes for special feature stories.
o Use of social media to interact with and update audience.
o Filmed South Carolina basketball and football, as well as post-game press conferences.
• ESPNU Campus Connections
Sept. 2012-Dec 2013
Student Correspondent

o Conduct interviews with major student athletes to produce special features for ESPNU online YouTube channel as one man band
o Submitted special request features that focused on specific athletes.
o Interaction with student fans to produce features on campus life and game day atmosphere.
• ABC News WOLO- Columbia, SC
April 2012-June 2012
Intern, Sports department
o Assisted sports director with production of 11 o’clock news cast
o Logged games, cut highlights, and assisted in script writing.
• CBS Radio- West Palm Beach, FL
May 2011-Aug 2011
Intern, Programming and Sales
o Assisted programming staff with on- and off-air tasks –Radio Hosts, Production Manager
o Publicity emailing, entering contact data and broadcast ratings into computer system
o Video-recorded various guest interviews
o Assisted promotions/marketing department in creating written proposals for potential clients.
• University of South Carolina 2011-2013
Broadcast Journalism/Sports Entertainment Management
GPA: 3.6
• University of Pittsburgh 2009-2011
Rhetorical Communications

• 2013 Society of Professional Journalist Southeast: Breaking News Reporter Finalist
• Best College Newscast Finalist: New England Emmy Award
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing