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Sarah Zientarski

Freelance Television Producer & Journalistic Writer

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Location:Livonia, Michigan, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/sarahzientarski
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Sarah Zientarski Resume

Position Seeking: Television/Radio/Media Producer, Associate Producer, and/or Writer/Reporter

Special Skills:
• Reporting, writing sports news stories and editorials, scriptwriting, organizing interviews, conducting interviews, production management, archival research, transcribing interviews
• Non-Linear Editing using Avid, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier
• Creative placement of footage and interviews in broadcast productions
• Audio editing using Adobe, Audio Vault, Sadie and DSE 7000

Work Experience:

ALX MEDIA
Freelance Associate Producer Detroit, MI (September 2009 – Present)
• Associate Producer of Blue Ice: The Michigan Hockey Story (December 2011)
• Associate Producer of Diversity and Inclusion Projects for the cities of St. Clair Shores, Mount Pleasant, and Plymouth-Canton for The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

DETROIT PUBLIC TELEVISION
Freelance Associate Producer and Producer Wixom, MI (October 2008 – Present)
• Project Manager and Segment Producer of National PBS series ‘Arab American Stories’ (Spring 2012)
• Associate Producer of Wayne County Health Commission’s health show ‘Vital Signs’ (January 2012)
• Associate Producer of ‘Great Teachers’ documentary (January 2012)
• Producer of ‘Riley Skate Park: Taking it Off the Streets’ (Winter 2010)
• Associate Producer of ‘Making the Music with the DSO’ program (Summer 2009)
• Producer of Humanitarian Awards video for The Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion (2009 and 2011)

PAUL LONG PRODUCTIONS
Freelance Associate Producer Brighton, MI (August 2010-January 2012)
• Associate Producer of ‘Clear the Air: The Hope, Hype and Realities of Clean, Efficient Cars’ documentary (Feb 2012)
• Associate Producer of Bosch corporate video and Bosch’s Diesel Learning Centers
• Associate Producer of ‘A Passing of the Torch’ documentary for Big Ten Network and PBS (October 2010)
• Associate Producer of advertorials for Automobile Magazine

MICHIGAN HOCKEY AND LACROSSE MAGAZINE
Reporter/Writer Farmington Hills, MI (February 2006 – June 2011)
• Schedule and conduct interviews for feature and sports news stories
• Write features and sports news stories including youth and NCAA hockey and lacrosse

THE BLITZ
Freelance Columnist West Bloomfield, MI (September 2009- September 2010)
• Write features, sports news stories and columns on Detroit Red Wings for The Blitz Magazine

COLLEGEHOCKEY247.COM - RIVALS WEBSITE
Columnist Livonia, MI (September 2009- April 2010)
• Write features, sports news stories and columns

FOX SPORTS NETWORK - DETROIT
Production Assistant Southfield, MI (June 2007-September 2008)
• Produce and edit features, music videos, and teases for CCHA, Detroit Red Wings and Tigers Weekly using Avid
• Associate Producer on Independence Day vignettes for Tigers and 10th Anniversary vignettes for FS-Detroit
• Associate Producer on production for Pavel Datsyuk Spotlight show
• On-Air talent for Smartest Hockey Fans segment on Fox Sports Detroit’s Hockey Day in Michigan (2008)
• Producer of CCHA Banquet awards (2008)

WXYT 97.1 FM THE TICKET
Board Operator and Reporter Southfield, MI (September 2007-March 2008)
• Run audio board for sports radio shows and games
• Report for Detroit Red Wings, Pistons, and Big Ten football and basketball games; Interview athletes and coaches
after games and practices
• Perform sports updates on-air during Red Wings’ post-game shows
• Edit audio using Audio Vault and Adobe
• Assist in producing show segments and topic ideas

THE MICHIGAN JOURNAL
Sports Editor/Writer/Columnist Dearborn, MI (June 2005 – May 2007)
• Schedule and conduct interviews for feature and sports news stories including attending and writing for all
University of Michigan football games
• Write features, sports news stories, and columns including college and professional sports
• Arrange page layouts for sports section

ESPN
Remote Production Intern Bristol, CT (Summer 2006)
• Research projects for NCAA Football, World Cup, Horse Racing, and X-Games
• Produce/Edit feature for X-Games All-Access Show
• Putting together clip reels – Familiar with DVCPro, Mini-DV, DigiBeta, Beta SP and Beta SX

FOX 2
Sports Department Intern Southfield, MI (Fall 2005)
• Log games, write scripts and edit highlights
• Cover sports events/interview athletes and coaches

AM 1270 WXYT –THE SPORTS STATION (Currently 97.1 FM The Ticket)
Promotions Assistant Southfield, MI (January 2005-May 2006)
• Coordinate promotional events for the radio stations
• Set up and conduct promotional events for radio station at various venues

AM 1270 WXYT - THE SPORTS STATION (Currently 97.1 FM The Ticket)
Intern for “The Big Show” and “The Sports Inferno” Southfield, MI (Sept. 2004-June 2005)
• Contribute to and participate in on-air segments/ topic ideas
• Voice promotion and advertising spots for WXYT and WWJ
• Cover and report on sports events
• Edit audio and promotion segments using Audio Vault, Sadie, and DSE 7000
• Conduct audio board and screen on-air calls

Education:
University of Michigan-Dearborn (2002-2007)
Major: Communications – Electronic Media and Print Journalism
Graduation: April 2007 with distinction

Activities/ Accomplishments:
Special Olympics (2002-2008) – Volunteer
U of M-Dearborn’s Intern of the Year (2004)
Livonia Stevenson High School Varsity golfer (1999-2002)
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST