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WORK EXPERIENCE

HuffPost Originals Video Producer

 January 2016 to Present 

  • Pitch, conceptualize and execute videos on diverse issues for social media distribution
  • Write and edit 1 to 2 daily scripts and coordinate on-site and off-site shoots
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors to generate video content for short-term and long-term projects
  • Produce live streams for Facebook Live
  • Covered President Obama’s trip to Cuba
  • Work with NowThis News on coverage of 2016 presidential election

HuffPost Live Producer

July 2013-December 2015

  • Crafted and executed 1 to 2 live daily half-hour segments on domestic and international issues from pre- to post-production
  • Determined editorial angles for segments and defined and built story arc
  • Booked guests, wrote 3 to 5 daily scripts, selected and incorporated visual, textual and audio elements
  • Delegated tasks to associate producer, production assistant and host
  • Communicated with supervising producer, assistant director and director before, during and after segment
  • In charge of producing franchises and special series such as:

Free Speech Zone:

Biweekly half-hour segment hosted by Alyona Minkovski

  • We covered under-reported domestic stories with journalists, activists and those affected on topics such as, but not limited to, civil liberties, political activism, prison reform and income inequality

Trans Inmate Released From Prison:

GLAAD Media Award Nominee, Outstanding Digital Journalism: Multimedia

  • Transgender inmate Ashley Diamond joined to discuss her release from prison after suing the Georgia Dept. of Corrections for being sexually assaulted and denied hormone treatment.

Associate Producer

June 2012-July 2013

  • Worked with producer, supervising producer and host to execute 1 to 2 live segments each day
  • Researched assigned stories while helping to identify and book a diverse panel of guests
  • Assisted producer in pulling elements such as relevant video, photos and/or text
  • Handled logistical and technical details for guests
  • Part of original team that developed and launched HuffPost Live

 

Al Jazeera English “The Stream” Assistant Producer

December 2011-May 2012 

  • Managed social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest) for +33K community
  • Scripted 2-to 3-minute segments for show
  • Wrote, edited and posted web content daily (breaking news and trend articles)
  •  Pitched and implemented ideas for innovation (e.g. Video Genie) and future episodes
  • Covered Occupy Wall Street protests on September 17 and interviewed Cuban dissident Yoani Sanchez
  • Booked guests; held web video chats; translated for producers; appeared in several post-shows

Intern

July-November 2011

  • Conducted extensive research for producers; operated electronic teleprompter for daily program;
  • Pitched story ideas; briefed hosts, guest hosts; selected social media elements

Skills: Fluent in Spanish, French

EDUCATION

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and French, GPA 3.77

Honors: Dean’s list 7 semesters, Phi Beta Kappa honor society, Phi Beta Delta honor society

 

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