Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris

Summary

As a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I have a broad liberal arts education majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication.  Focusing on electronic communication allows me to discover the power of human expression through television, radio, and the internet.My hunger to learn about and tell other people’s stories brings me inspiration and dedication.Actively participating in social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn fulfill some of my want to share and receive information.

As a person I'm excited and energetic.  My love of talking and listening to others gives me confidence to be myself, and I feel comfortable speaking publicly and meeting people for the first time.

Work History

Work History

Jan 2007 - Present

Student Manager

UNC Student Stores - Ramshop
  • Started as customer service representative and promoted to student manager
  • Assisted customers with best computer selection for their needs and cost
  • Promoted the CCI Program by speaking publicly to all incoming freshman at orientation
  • Ordered products for sales floor while staying under budget
  • Designed creative display on sales floor for new sale items
  • Organized online ordering system and completing online transactions
  • Certified in Apple Computer Sales Training
Jan 2009 - Present

Reporter

Carolina Week
  • Produced Packages, VO’s and VO/SOT’s for live broadcast News Show
  • Experienced various crew positions to produce an effective broadcast show
  • Worked in a professional and team atmosphere
  • Learned how to use Essential News Production System and Final Cut Pro
  • Developed strong interview techniques and effective communication skills

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - Present

BA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Major concentration in Electronic Communication

Major coursework:Producing TV News - Carolina Week, Voice and Diction, Current Issues in Mass Communications, News Writing, Media Law, Writing for Electronic Media, Introduction to Video Production/Editing,         Media Ethics

Minor in History

Minor coursework:

American History Since 1865, History of Greece, Ancient Greek Society and Culture, American Sexualities, France's Influence on African History

Honors: Dean's List, five semesters

Skills

Skills

Final Cut Pro

The student run broadcast program at UNC is Carolina Week.  As a reporter for Carolina Week I learned how to produce and edit broadcast news stories for television.  I know what shots look the best on TV,  how to tell a story using diamond structure, how to write and edit scripts, how to voice audio effectively and the crew positions involved in putting on a successful news cast.