Resume

Creative and research savvy assistant producer with experience across a range of storytelling genres. Proven ability to combine vision, ingenuity, and factual research to develop entertaining and informative hard-news and documentary style content for television and internet consumption. Areas of expertise include:

  • Archival/Nexus Research
  • Guest Research
  • Social Media Research
  • Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Segment Producing
  • Fact-Checking
  • Social Media Research
  • After Effects
  • DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras
  • Pre-Interviewing Guests
  • Booking Guests/Locations
  • Journalism/Reporting
  • Photoshop
  • Set staging

Work Experience

March 2017 - Present

Producer
Western Independent Media

Target St. Louis

Hired to convert a documentary made for an educational market to a theatrical audience.

Key Contributions:

  • Story editor:  develop narratives and guide the story through production by booking expert guests and brainstorming during the scripting and screening processes
  • Prepare presentations  to pitch the documentary for grants at film festivals and conferences

Oct 2017 - March 2017

Associate Producer
VoxMedia/Comcast

The Divided States of Women with Liz Plank

Recruited by Liz Plank to provide research assistance and editorial support during production and post.

Production: Conducted extensive research on an array of topics such as story ideas, guests, booking locations and legal use of footage.

Post-Production:  Booked and pre-interviewed guests for on-camera interviews, coordinated talent arrival to shoot. Compiled and organized database of archival material for editor use.

Key Contributions:

  • Segment produced: wrote and conducted interviews with on-camera talent
  • Managed post-production processes between producers, editors, copyright lawyers and motion artists by serving as the primary liaison between the creative and production teams
  • Produced a viral social media video, which won a Webby Award, received 10 million views across all social media platforms increasing the show’s total social audience by 336% in 3 days.
  • Created an innovative organizational system for tracking/researching expert guests for consideration in production

July 2016 – Oct 2017

Production Assistant
NBCUniversal (MSNBC)

The Beat with Ari Melber/For the Record with Greta Van Susteren (Jan 2016 – Oct 2017)

  • Produced both reader segments and guested pieces for broadcast: writing scripts, conducting research, gathering elements, and pre-interviewing guests
  • Lead segment producer for the recurring segment “Did You Know This?” for Greta, in which we focused on fun facts and stories in culture, technology and pop culture
  • Coordinated with graphic artists, segment producers, and show director to conceptualize graphics as well as design the theme and look of two newly launched MSNBC primetime shows
  • Verified graphics for accuracy/clarity and made necessary, on-the-fly corrections during live shows
  • Selected video clips from the show for social media release immediately after air
  • Wrote headlines for high performing social media clips from each show
  • Optimized clips for each social media platform using hashtags and SEO keywords

PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton (July 2016 – Dec 2016)

  • Produced social media video of PoliticsNation Sunday show for upload on social media
  • Talked guests through the filming of segments over IFB
  • Pitched, wrote, edited and scheduled 15-25 social media posts daily
  • Organized radio scripts for Rev. Al Sharpton’s daily radio show
  • Managed Rev. Sharpton’s schedule for the show, making sure he gets to shoots on time
  • Informed co-workers of discussions occurring on social media to assist in broadcast production

Jan 2016 – May 2016

Production Intern
NBCUniversal (MSNBC)

MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts

  • Researched up-to-the-minute details of breaking news to create a timeline of information for anchor’s one-sheet
  • Compiled information on guests to assist production team in preparing on screen Chryon elements such as banners and bioboxes
  • Outlined and logged press conferences and election events during the 2016 cycle
  • Evaluated tape of newsworthy events and select clips for on air use
  • Monitored competing news networks and social media of presidential candidates and politicians
  • Contacted the offices of elected officials for comment on the news of the day
  • Printed scripts for anchors during shadowing duties with production assistants
  • Checked graphics in Thunder with graphics production assistant

 

January 2016

Research Assistant
Rutgers University

Center for American Women & Politics

  • Fact-checked information that appears on CAWP’s website and backend SQL database for up-to-date information
  • Compared information across multiple databases of congressional officials and assessed their accuracy
  • Authored a comprehensive tweet database for CAWP’s Teach a Girl to Lead campaign
  • Compiled a state by state list of educational resources to teach students about women’s role in American politics

Sept 2015 - Dec 2015

Production Intern
NBCUniversal (MSNBC)

The Rachel Maddow Show

  • Facilitated production team with ingesting online video and other audio-visual elements into a centralized NBCUniversal database for on air use
  • Distinguished newsworthy stories from state wires and viewer emails and circulated them to the production team
  • Searched through video of live events to find the best footage for on air use
  • Logged speeches and press gaggle videos for producers’ reference
  • Handled general office administration duties including general errands, guest accommodations and transcription

Education

2012-2016

Rutgers University, Douglass College
Dual BA in Journalism & Media Studies, Women's & Gender Studies

In addition to my outstanding work on an interdisciplinary honors thesis that received Highest Honors in the Women’s and Gender Studies department, I have also excelled in many other areas of my education. I have completed several introductory courses in computer science and coding, including data structures. Additionally, I have published more work as a journalist at The Tab, an online periodical targeting college students. I am also an Undergraduate Associate with the Eagleton Institute of Politics of New Jersey.


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