Forrest Deal

  • Harrisonburg VA
Forrest  Deal

Sophomore at James Madison University  

Education

Education
Aug 2013 - Present

Pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Media Arts

James Madison University

Majoring in Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism with a Writing minor

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013

Advanced Degree

Brooke Point High School

Work History

Work History
Sep 2014 - Present

Staff Writer

The Breeze

Writing game recaps, personal interest stories, season previews and recaps, and other various sports related topics for the sports section.

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

Channel 18 Intern

Stafford County Public Schools Educational Channel

I have internship experience with managing and producing media content for Channel 18 News in Stafford County Virginia. Filming and editing video packages for both news and sports programs was just one of my daily tasks. Coordinating with people over the phone, by email and in-person strengthened my inter-personal skills and allowed for our staff to gain more consistent press access to sports events. In addition, I also set up and conducted interviews with various people. I learned how to manage and edit media content in a timely manner to meet deadlines while still paying close attention to detail. 

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Orientation Guide

James Madison University Orientation

I was put in charge of ensuring thirty incoming freshman were prepared for their first day of class. I facilitated events that prepared freshman for campus life.

May 2011 - Aug 2012

Lieguard

Winkler Pool Inc.

Supervised my community pool and maintained the pool area stay a clean a safe place for families.  

Targets

My goal is to become a television news producer. I am not concerned with being in front of the camera, I feel that my skills are best suited for facilitating a news program. I want to be in charge of running the show an directing where the program leads the viewers. 

Plan Profile

My goal is to pursue a career in television production. Particularly with creating content for a news programs. I believe that I can work my way up to this position by starting out as a production assistant in a newsroom or another equivalent entry level position.