HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

● Fifteen years experience in broadcast news, journalism, interviewing, producing, research, writing, digital editing

● Six years building and managing news departments

● Wrote, voiced, produced, edited stories for NPR World Vision; Voice of America, Standard News Service, UPI, MetroSource, Associated Press

● Winner - First Place New Mexico Association of Broadcasters - two part series with Mike Ruppert on “The End of Oil”; Finalist Golden Reel Awards

● Provided Continuing Coverage from the explosion of the Twin Towers throughout the day

● Press detail and pool reporter for President Bill Clinton visit

● Broke story of treated effluent planned for Orlando drinking water

● Continuing Coverage from before the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger

● Coverage of President Ronald Reagan’s address to the Annual Evangelical Conference

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

 

● 15+ years computer experience

● Proficient in MS Office 2003, 2007, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet

● Experienced with Windows Operating Systems 95. 98, XP, XP Pro, 7

● Familiar with XHTML, HTML, CSS

● Easily learn and adapt to specialized computer software programs

● 65 wpm keyboard speed

● Web site maintenance

● Troubleshooting

● Digital editing with Adobe Audition 1.5. Adobe Audition 3.0, Cool Edit, SAW

● Adobe Photoshop

● Web site design - Dreamweaver, Comcast, ZebraDots

● Social Media Marketing

 

MANAGEMENT

 

● Built News Department WJYO-FM.

● Hired, trained supervised news writers, anchors, broadcasters. Handled administrative and operational duties

● Budgeted, developed and implemented systems for newsmaker access, equipment upkeep, independent coordination of all day-to-day aspects of the newsroom

● Wrote, edited, produced materials for on-air broadcast. Conducted interviews with newsmakers and digitally.  Edited them for distribution through national newswire network. Crisis response to events such as 9/11

 

MEDIA EXPERIENCE

 

● 20+ years audio broadcast, programming/ production, customer service, promotion/community relations experience

● Five+ years radio production experience including use of VoxPro, Telos, Scott Studios, Marti equipment

● Knowledge of FCC and other federal, state and local broadcast regulations

● Communication principles, media and marketing techniques

● Marketing strategies, processes and available resources

● Advertising requirements pertaining to a range of media

● On-air and remote broadcasting processes and procedures

● Program planning and implementation skills

● Ability to schedule events and facilities usage

● Five years’ creating and executing special projects and major promotions to establish identity, and generate goodwill between area businesses and community

● Strong campaign design and corporate identity development skills

● Strong skills creating partnerships with sponsors, clients, businesses, and organizations

● Liaison between company and vendors, media, trade publications, clients, sponsors, community, local government

● Proficient at gathering materials, completing budgets, constructing and installing essentials to bring idea/plan to life and production of sales/promotional materials

● Ten years’ radio broadcasting copywriting, voice work, production

● Eight years’ developing and producing original radio programs

● Ten years’ multiple format programming and syndication

● Programmed commercial/non-commercial/live/cable music and news

● Five years’ designing and managing special projects

 

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

 

● Enthusiastic, motivated, self-starter

● Punctual, effective at time management, ability to multitask

● Develops innovative "big picture" concepts while remaining attentive to details

● Advanced verbal and written communication skills

● Positive communicator with a "can do" attitude

● Solid relationship and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

● Ability to foster a cooperative work environment

● Hardworking team player who inspires management and coworkers alike

● Employee development and performance management skills

● Leads and trains staff and volunteers including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments

● Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities

● Uses independent judgment to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources

● Interpersonal/teamwork and managerial expertise

● KeyTrain Teamwork - highest level obtainable

 

EDUCATION

 

Associated of Applied Science, Digital Media

Central New Mexico Community College (formerly TVI) Albuquerque, NM

College of Business and Information Technology

Completed Courses: Dreamweaver, Business English, Windows (XP/Vista), XHTMLComplete, Introduction to Computers, Integrated Business and Technology, Business Interpersonal Skills, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Visual Business Design

 

Anderson School of Management, Management Development Center

Nonprofit Management; Certificate Received: May 2006

Essentials for Managers; II Certificate Received: March 2005

Essentials For Managers; Certificate Received: November 2004

Communications, Media and Fundraising

 

University of California Los Angeles Extension, Los Angeles, CA

Advanced Radio Programming with Mark Blinoff 1980

Voiceover Workshop with Larry Moss 1980

On Loan from Goddard College (Sophomore and Junior Years)

 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Iowa Writers' Workshop 1971; 1972

Concentration in Creative Writing

Residential Undergraduate Program

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Received Bachelor of Arts in English/Political Science August, 1973

Diploma

Seabreeze High School, Daytona Beach, FL

Graduated cum laude

Member: National Honor Society; Member: Spanish Honor Society

 

 

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