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Summary

As an advocate for hybrid journalism, Dave Sniadak has spent his career refining his creative vision for the sake of efficient and effective storytelling. Whether on the sidelines of an NFL stadium, or along the frozen trails of the Alaskan Wilderness, Dave’s experiences have led to a truly unique approach towards telling your stories.

A graduate of Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, Dave learned early on the importance of utilizing a hybrid production process. Refining his all around skillset – from shooting and producing, to editing and even serving as on camera talent –  Dave’s career path has taken him from coast to coast, working in newsrooms big and small and with companies that serve both local communities and global customers.

His passion for telling – and selling – a client story has allowed him to travel tens of thousands of miles, reaching every corner of the continent in order to deliver powerful content that drives awareness for the products, processes and the people that push business above the bottom line.

Work experience

Dec 2008Present

Director of Visual Communications

Axiom Communications

Responsible for execution, management of all client-focused content – video, mobile, animation, print; lead team of creatives, account coordinators

Mar 2006Present

Independent Media Consultant

Hybrid Journalist

Work with clients on video, PR, media relations needs; develop press materials, distribute to targeted media markets; serve as company spokesperson with trade publications, radio & TV affiliates; represent the needs of clients, corporations to deliver publicity, promotional opportunities; deliver compelling, captivating copy for a video, web, print, promotional projects

Mar 2006Dec 2006

Media Coordinator

Red Baron Pizza Squadron
Coordinate multiple media events across country for RBS - a team of vintage, open cockpit biplanes that performed in airshows, festivals; serve as media contact, spokesperson for RBS on location, over phone for print, radio and broadcast affiliates; generated more than *80-million* media impressions through various national, regional and local press coverage
Feb 2005Mar 2006

Reporter/Photojournalist

KMSP-TV
Aug 2003Feb 2005

Sports Anchor

KELO-TV

References

Dave Bacon

I have worked with hundreds of videographer/reporters (Hybrid Journalists) Dave's ability to tell a story with compelling video is the best of any of them.

Jim Carlson

During our tenure with The Red Baron Squadron Dave and I worked together on numerous occasions orchestrating media interaction utilizing the aircraft with their unique capabilities. I always appreciated the professional manner in which Dave pursued his visions, and his readiness to accommodate any restrictions imposed by my department to maintain the safety and airworthiness of the aircraft during those interactions. I would readily recommend Dave for any future venture he may pursue.

Craig Chin

Dave has been a great resource in conveying our branding and messaging through the digital/video medium. As a Project Manager, one of the key requirements is finding a way to bundle all the different ideas, snippets and concepts - from multiple sources, and putting them in to some sort of coherent linear sequence which makes sense and targets the intended audience. Dave’s done a great job in combining all our random thoughts into a cohesive statement. He also keeps in constant communication as the projects have progressed. An important, but often overlooked quality when you’re not working in “…the next cubicle over”. Honest, candid and a hands-on person who we look forward to working on the next batch of projects.

Lucy Siebenaler

Dave is an absolute professional. He has a knack for story-telling through video like no other I have seen. His level of integrity is worth mentioning - you can count on him to do what he says and to tell you the truth always. He's conscientious with budget and not only delivers on-time, but provides a product that will delight every time. I will work with Dave again and again.

Andy Cole

Dave has demonstrated tremendous attention to detail, story telling ability and enthusiasm every step of the way while producing videos for us at the Builders Association. While his video work, editing and professionalism are great, I was just as impressed by his prep work before the project. Realizing that videos were a new endeavor for us, he went out of his way to understand our message and produce something that conveyed it

Education

19962000

BA

Heidelberg College
Recognized as Outstanding Communications/Theater Arts major (3 years)