Chandra Brooks

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

Location:Suwanee, Georgia, United States
2 Skills
Chandra Brooks
3848 Hickory Manor Drive
Suwanee, GA

Professional Experience

Creator/Executive Producer/Host
Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB-TV) , Atlanta, GA 5/10-5/11

“Stepping Out on Faith”
? Created/Produced monthly 30-minute show profiling individuals in the Atlanta community who achieved success despite the odds.
? Through compelling interviews, creative writing and working closely with Photographers and Editors- told memorable stories meant to motivate viewers.
?Generated Story Ideas/Timed show

Anchor/Host/Writer 3/08-5/10

“In Focus”
? Hosted 30-minute news magazine which featured in-depth coverage of issues in religion and the Atlanta community.
? Conducted live to tape interviews with Nationally renowned Authors, Pastors and other Atlanta leaders.
? Wrote thought provoking stories keeping viewers abreast of local issues.

“AIB News Breaks” 6/09-5/10

Generated Story Ideas/Wrote and Anchored daily 90-second News Breaks for this unique newscast.

“AIB News” 3/08-3/09
? Anchored 30-minute weekly newscast for the nation’s largest regional interfaith cable network.
? Wrote inventive stories highlighting local, national and international events.

Weekend Anchor/Reporter/ Fill-In Weekday Anchor
WFTX-TV (FOX) Fort Myers, FL 3/02-8/04
Anchored live one hour newscast for Saturday, Sunday and some weekday shows. Reported three days a week including live breaking news. Responsibilities included writing, editing and collaborating with Photographers and Graphic Technicians to create and report innovative stories for newscasts.
? Increased weekend ratings from third in the market to strongly competing with top two stations.
? Coordinated Internship Program for News and Production departments- interviewing and training interns who successfully completed the program and earned full-time jobs in the industry.
? As Senior Reporter and leader in the newsroom, mentored and trained younger Reporters who were later promoted
to the Anchor desk.
? Created first ever FOX 4 Food Drive- collecting food and financial contributions for local food bank to feed hundreds of residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Weekend Anchor/Reporter
WAKA-TV (CBS) Montgomery, AL 2/00-3/02

Reported three days a week and Anchored four half-hour newscasts for Saturday and Sunday shows.
? Promoted to Weekend Anchor after first year as General Assignment Reporter, increasing weekend viewership by 200%.
? Served as Interim Assignment Editor- monitoring emergency scanners, assigning news stories.

Advertising Account Executive
Fricks/Firestone Advertising Atlanta, GA 1/99-2/00

Spearheaded the development of presentations and proposals for current and prospective clients, successfully gaining
new business and managing accounts grossing over $5 million.
? Developed local sales and marketing proposals and provided recommendations to clients, resulting in advertising campaigns that effectively increased sales for clients.
? Conducted consumer research and performed data analysis for clients to determine most effective method of selling product, achieving successful launch of advertising campaigns.
? Collaborated with Graphic Designers in the creation and production of print ads and direct mail campaigns to increase exposure to the consumer.
? Served as Copy Editor for all Advertising literature.

Corporate Public Relations Intern
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc Atlanta, GA 6/94-9/94

Served as Editor-In-Chief of company sponsored newsletter in Corporate Public Relations department.
? Conducted interviews, designed layouts and developed articles for newsletter resulting in the completion of a compelling newsletter that hightlighted vital community issues.
? Organized and distributed press clips and press releases for Goodwill Games- an international sporting competition created by Ted Turner.

Grady College of Journalism- BA Journalism and Mass Communications, 1998

Certification in French Language and Culture, 1997

? Working knowledge of AP ENPS, Digital Editing, Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PageMaker, Publisher and Internet
? Volunteer, Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV); Member, Mocha Moms, Suwanee Elementary PTA, former volunteer Atlanta Children’s Shelter, Boys & Girls Club

References Available Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing