Hyacinth Rucker

Freelance Multimedia Freelancer & Content Writer

Location:Fishers, Indiana, United States
2 Skills
Hyacinth Jenee Rucker
12191 Weathervane Drive, Noblesville, IN 46060
Cell: (512)826-3836 Email: hyacinth22@hotmail.com
Objective To secure a position in the communications field that utilizes my expertise in media relations
Education B.S., Broadcast Journalism/Minor in Black Studies Univ. of MO.-Columbia 5/2001

Professional Experience
New Media Content Producer Indianapolis, Indiana 10/07-01/11
• Produced, wrote, developed, and created brand-appropriate original local news content for the website
• Added value to stories through video, photos (slideshows when applicable), related links, and previous stories
• Posted new content to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages continuously
• Analyze web traffic, page views, and time on site with Google Analytics and Omniture
• Facilitated live stream events via local live shots, Chopper 8, Skype, CNN or our national feed from LIN-TV
• Assisted with assignment desk duties which included building relationships with local police stations, fire departments, county jails, politicians, and businesses
• Awarded Best Website in 2008, 2009, and 2010 by Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association
Executive Producer of Online Media and Host of www.KPTM.com Omaha, Nebraska 07/06-09/07

• Anchored, produced, one-man banded, and published three Netcast updates throughout the day
• Utilized editorial judgment to organize flow of local and national news content
• Launched a new Community Correspondent website to collaboratively engage the public in reporting community based stories
Executive Producer for Fox 42 News at Nine & WB KXVO 15 10 p.m. News 08/05-07/06
Executive Producer of www.KPTM.com
• Managed a staff of 25 including reporters, anchors, photographers, and assignment editors
• Directed on-air presentation of newscasts, including content, graphic look, and live remotes
• Coordinated special projects including investigations and sweep pieces
• Collaborated on the creation and launch of the new WB KXVO 15 10:00 p.m. news
• Trained producers on the fundamentals of updating the website and helped facilitate the editorial gathering of local web stories

Newscast Producer for Fox 42 News at Nine 04/05-08/05
• Created compelling, engaging, fair and accurately timed newscast that met format requirements
• Participated in editorial meetings and played a key role in deciding the stories of the day
• Incorporated live shots with reporters that directly related to the story

NEWS CENTRAL Hunt Valley, Maryland 09/04-03/05
Newscast Producer for News Central at 10 p.m. & 11 p.m.
• Produced a national newscast that was used in over 10 local television markets across the country
• Generated original news stories with a national impact
• Researched, wrote, and produced a sweeps piece about Hip Hop music videos and their impact on the black community

NEWS 9 SAN ANTONIO San Antonio, Texas 02/03-07/04
Newscast Producer for News 9 San Antonio Tonight: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
• Responsible for producing six hours of news at a 24-Hour News Station
• Created over the shoulder graphics, fullscreens, cgs, and edited video for use in news stories
• Worked with a team of associate producers to create new compelling content

KEYE-TV Austin, Texas 10/01-02/03
Newscast Producer for KEYE Morning News: 5 a.m. – 7 a.m.
• Created a lively, energetic two hour morning show that included live reports and in-studio interviews
• Initiated professional development program including post newscast debrief for peers and subordinates
• Produced live talk back segment with news anchors & news radio KLBJ 590

Producer/Reporter Columbia, Missouri 10/99-05/01
• Received real-world producing experience at the only university-owned commercial television station in the United States
• Anchored morning news briefs and one-man band reported for three newscasts
• Assistant produced for two daily sports casts and reported on sports stories including the Kansas City Chiefs
Camera Experience
DVC-Pro, and S-VHS cameras

Editing Software
AVID Interplay Assist, Syndicaster, DVC-Pro linear decks, DVC-Pro laptop editors, S-VHS linear decks, and Media 100 non-linear systems, Vortex 200, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, EDIUS Pro 3, Canopus ProCoder Express for EDIUS.

Computer Programs
Canvas Platform, WorldNow, Clickability, ENPS, iNEWS, News King, Adobe Photoshop, working knowledge of HTML software, Dreamweaver, FileZilla, FTP, Flash, Google Analytics, Omniture, Word Press , and MS Office (Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint), Cover It Live, Topix, AP Exchange, CBS Newspath Now, iPump, NBC Service on Demand, Newstracker, Digital Media Gateway, NKPublisher.

Indianapolis Association of Black Journalists – Vice President of Broadcast/Fundraising Chair
National Association of Black Journalists – Member
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. – Member
Portfolio and References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing