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Steve Rivers

Freelance Blog Writer & Video Producer

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
Brooklyn, NY •11221
The Pennsylvania State University •B.A. Telecommunications

Production & Social Media Marketing Experience
• Produced Talking Heads Pop-Culture Comedy Series for The Urban Daily called #NoFilter
• Executive Produced Docu-Series Entitled ‘Mobb Deep: Still Infamous’
• Produced A Music Producer Series Called ‘On The One’
• Produced & Directed Post Game Video Recap of ESPN Rise’s Elite 24 Basketball Game
• Produced Spec Spots for both Doritos & Pepsi Brands
• Produce Samsung’s online game show The Samsung Smart Challenge.
• Written and Produced cable television sketch comedy pilot ‘Off the Rip’
• Executive Producer of “The Commission” web-series on
• Executive Producer of sketch comedy pilot, “SkoobTV”
• Producer and On-Air Personality for the “Straight Shooters Show” on PNC Radio
• Assisted in production of Comedy Central Shows, Commercials, & Promos
• Produced Step Exhibitions held at Madison Square Garden, Giants Stadium, & for ABC Family
• Covered the New York Yankees H.O.P.E. Program featuring Robinson Cano & Curtis Granderson
• Interviewed NBA Players Tyreke Evans, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Hasheem Thabeet & Head Coach Doc Rivers on behalf of the Ball St. Journal
• Viral distribution of creative content through Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Instagram, Google+ & YouTube
• Distribute Web Series Content Via YouTube Channel (
• Design Sports Website Through Wordpress (
• Personality Facebook Fan Page (
• Creative Content & Personality Promotion Through Twitter (!/TheKidSkoob)
• Detailed & entertaining reporting on The Indie's featured artists (
• Management of The Indie’s Facebook Fan Page (
• Increase visibility of NIKE’s Football Product through Instagram via #NikeFootballSociety (
• Manage professional profile which features over 1,600 professional connections on LinkedIn (

Production Experience
Interactive One, Content Producer June 2013 – Present
• Develop and execute content that will increase viewership and user engagement.
• Conduct interviews with artists, actors and celebrity talent.
• Serve as On-Air personality and Host for digital projects and off-site events.
• Manage all elements of production – pre to post.
• Implement and monitor social media strategy within all content.

Samsung Technologies, Sr. Editor & On-Air Personality Oct 2012 – Feb 2013
• Write scripts for Samsung’s Know Your Apps online program.
• On-Air personality for Samsung’s Troubleshooting & Know Your Apps programming.
• Provide step-by-step instructions for Samsung users to troubleshoot various products.
• Produce Samsung’s online game show The Samsung Smart Challenge.
• Design on-air promos for Samsung’s online shows.
• Develop new online content for consumers of Samsung Products.

Hip Hop Unplugged, Associate Producer Sept 2009 – June 2011
• Produced show segments for both Online & On-Air Programming Portions
• Created the “Deadly Cypher Segment” of Hip Hop Unplugged
• Designed an Ad Campaign entitled “This Is Hip Hop”
• Organized a Talent Search throughout the Tri-State Area
• Conducted Interviews with Label Executives at Def Jam, Atlantic, Jive & Universal
• Market the overall brand & talent base within the show
• Correspond with record label & television executives to ensure proper execution of programming

Additional Work Experience
EBONY Magazine - Digital, Sports & Ent. Editor March 2012 – Jan 2015
Hip-Hop, Sr. Editor & Correspondent Nov 2011 – June 2012
The Industry Resource, Social Media Consultant July 2011 – Sept 2011
Saving The Skyhook, NBA Generalist March 2011-Present
DFN, Cleveland Cavaliers Correspondent May 2009 – Sept 2009
CNN News, Digital Ad Sales Coordinator Aug 2008 – Aug 2009
MTV Networks, Commercial Specialist June 2003 – July 2008
Hot 107.9FM Radio Station, Station Intern/Part-time Personality Aug 2002-May 2003
ESPN Networks, Utilities Technician Dec 2002-Feb 2003
Comedy Central, Production/Marketing Dept June 2001–Aug 2001

Accomplishments and Activities
• Member of the National Association of Black Sports Professionals (NABSP)
• Member & Peer Mentor of the T. Howard Foundation Internship Program
• Facilitated a philanthropic event between MTV Networks & Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc

Computer Skills
• Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro: Editing Program, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Wordpress, Instagram, GroupMe & Google +
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Video Production