705 Donald Drive South, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, Cellular 908-346-1783, firstname.lastname@example.org
Former Network Television Journalist with more than fifteen years in the field would like to utilize communication and creative skills for a position in Marketing or Public Relations.
Outstanding research and documentation skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Superior organizational and presentation skills
Highly efficient in handling multiple projects under tight deadlines
2007 - Present
Freelance Public Relations
Arrange for public relations efforts to meet needs, objectives and policies of individuals, special interest groups and nonprofit organizations. Secured National and local media placement for Providence Financial, HeyCoolParties!.com, Oakcrest Day Camp and the Education Foundation of Bridgewater-Raritan. Researched, negotiated with vendors, planned and coordinated events, meetings, and conferences for Roche Pharmaceutical's Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Worked closely with Bridgewater, NJ Mayor to help coordinate the Township's Ribbon Cutting Event for the newly built Municipal Building and the Monument Dedication Ceremony.
Lake Bryn Mawr Camp for Girls, Honesdale, PA 2010 - Present
Camp Relations Coordinator
Worked closely with the Owner/Director to manage parent communication, solicited new families, cold called and set up tours for potential families. Arranged camp tours and gave information on the facilities. Followed up with phone calls and letters to prospective families. Supervised day to day administrative duties and handled needs of campers and families.
INK inc., Kansas City, Missouri 2005 - 2007
Planned and conducted public relations programs designed to create and maintain favorable public image for clients such as Three Dog Bakery, PSVratings.com and Healthy Shelf. Provided information to media representatives and others interested in learning about and publicizing client's activities. Prepared press releases, fact sheets and letters. Secured broadcast placement in top 10 major radio and television markets.
CBS News, New York, NY 1998 - 2005
Associate Producer, Evening News Weekend Edition
Responsible for creating feature and hard news segments. Researched stories. Coordinated logistics for crew. Worked on Prime Time Specials including the highly rated '60 Minutes at 30'.
MSNBC, Secaucus, New Jersey 1996 - 1998
Supervised and gave editorial guidance to associate producers for breaking news and show coverage. Coordinated incoming feeds with network desk, satellite and acquisitions. Planned daily program content with senior producers. Liaison between senior producers and staff. Produced packages and voice-overs for quick turnaround. Monitored hearings, briefings and pressers for immediate sound bite recovery.
CBS News, New York, NY 1994 - 1996
Assistant Producer for Weekend News and Sunday Morning
Responsible for tape, film music and story research. Field produced and arranged location logistics. Produced voice-overs and coordinated satellite feeds. Conducted on camera interviews. Coordinated the use of footage with the legal department. Associate Producer for the 1994 "Year Ender".
CBS News, New York, NY 1993 - 1994
Broadcast Associate for Sunday Morning
Field produced and researched segments. Assisted with show rundown and assembled scripts and credits for broadcast. Conducted on camera interviews. Associate Producer for the 1993 "Year Ender".
CBS News, New York, NY 1992 - 1993
National Assignment Desk Assistant
Field produced and coordinated logistics for correspondents and crews for various CBS News Programs. Researched, arranged and conducted on camera interviews.
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC 1991 - 1992
Responsible for news coverage and program planning. Coordinated reporters and camera crews. Wrote morning news blocks and set up live location shots.
Washington Post-Newsweek TV Bureau, Washington, DC 1990 - 1991
Covered Capitol Hill news conferences/hearings. Interviewed members of Congress, military officials and heads of state. Wrote and produced daily stories and voice-overs. Fill in assignment editor.
B.S., Broadcast and Film Journalism 1989
University of Central Missouri State
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for contributing to the reporting of the momentous events beginning on September 11, 2001.