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Work experience

Dec 2000Present

Certified Resume Writer

1st Rate Resumes
  • Appeared on several major market television stations in Denver, San Diego, and Phoenix; the Wall Street Journal Radio Network; and in the San Diego Union Tribune as a job search expert.
  • Recognized with 3 TORI Nominations for excellence in resume and cover letter writing.
  • Authored more than 1,000 résumés and cover letters for numerous occupations.
Aug 2007Jan 2010

Announcer/Radio Host

WVTF Public Radio
  • Interviewed newsmakers as assigned, and worked with producer to plan segments, and fund drives.
  • Contributed to a significant increase in PM drive ratings for Fall 2007, and AM drive for Fall 2008, and broke a fund raising record of $20,000 during Weekend Edition Sunday in the Spring of 2008.
  • Achieved high name recognition within a short period of time, and catapulted Charlottesville ranking to #1 (from #3) within one year.
  • Hired to fill an emergency vacancy on All Things Considered, and was promoted to serve as Morning Edition Host within eight months of original hire date.
Feb 2003Feb 2004

News and Marketing Producer

KATC-TV
  • Briefed producers and networks daily on local stories, noting exceptional video when necessary
  • Wrote stories and assigned reporters and photographers to stories.
  • Worked closely with ABC and CNN to secure and distribute video of local and national interest.
  • Attained ratings growth toward a first place ranking for the first time in history after station had trailed a competitor for nearly 30 years.
Apr 1998May 2000

Weekend Air Personality

Alice 106 Radio
  • Cued up music and commercial announcements, taped on-air interviews and phoners, and monitored breaking weather and changing traffic conditions.
  • Promoted station events and upcoming concerts, gave away prizes on air, and informed listeners of traffic conditions, especially mountain ski traffic.
Jul 1998Apr 2000

Western Regional Manager

CONUS Communications
  • Wrote and edited scripts and corresponding video for daily feeds; handled special requests for news archive tape and live shots, and interfaced daily with all CONUS regional member stations throughout western region.
  • Directed field teams on Oklahoma City Bombing Trials, JonBenét Ramsey Murder, Denver Blizzard of 1997, and the Summit of 8.
  • Managed five field crews (CONUS, KCAL, KCOP, KOB, FUJI TV) in adverse weather conditions, while covering the Columbine High School Shootings, executing 119 live shots in two days.
  • Approved scripts, oversaw editing tasks, and spoke with Producers during live shots to ensure seamless broadcast.
Mar 1996Mar 1998

Feed Coordinator

ABC News One
  • Planned, wrote, and directed ABC NewsOne Mountain feed delivered via satellite to ABC affiliates worldwide for re-broadcast on local newscasts.
  • Covered high profile stories, including the murder of Jon Benét Ramsey, the Summit of 8, and two Oklahoma City Bombing Trials.
Jun 1993Jan 1995

Traffic Anchor

Metro Networks
  • Provided live and taped traffic reports on 7 Denver radio stations and KMGH/7News during drive-time.

Education

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Summary

More than 9 years' experience as a professional résumé writer and career coach, combined with an additional 10+ years as a TV news producer and radio announcer. Earned college degree in Communications and 4 certifications in résumé writing and interviewing. Selected to serve as Résumé Expert on Blue Ridge PBS' Jobquest. Possess extensive career network contact list. Enjoy helping others find meaningful employment.

Objective

Experienced Career Consultant and Professional Résumé Writer with a vast background in Radio and Television