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Gary Ainsworth

Communication & Video Production Specialist

Work experience

Mar 2014Dec 2014


WTVC-TV NewsChannel9
Wrote and produced compelling investigative and human interest stories about local news makers and news subjects. Personally secured high profile individuals such as DC Comics Executive Jim Lee, Comedian Robin Williams and retired four- star Army general B.B. Bell. Supervised and trained a team of 3 editors, 2 associate producers and 2 production assistants on a wide range of projects. Recorded video, audio and created graphics to effectively convey each story. Conducted all video shoots in a calm and professional demeanor. Collaborated successfully with a variety of personalities and work styles.
Feb 2011Feb 2014

Territory Manager

DARR Equipment Co.
Managed company's largest territory and performed full sales cycle duties, increasing annual sales by 25% annually. Developed promotional programs to optimize revenue levels. Wrote, proofed and edited sales proposals and correspondence. Monitored market conditions, product innovations and competitor activity, and adjusted account sales approach to address latest market developments. Developed official social media presence, monitored activity and reported information to company president. Wrote advertising copy, fliers and produced monthly company newsletter.
Jun 2008Apr 2010

Public Information Official

City of South Padre Island
Produced creative video segments for web, city promotions and release to media in any format requested using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite. Managed crisis communications, securing any media articles and editorials in support of the company. Edited and revised all marketing content to guarantee the highest quality of writing. Wrote newsletter marketing copy and presentation materials for special projects. Established effective working relationships with citizens, state and federal government officials and media representatives. Wrote and edited city press releases, newsletters and web content. Tracked negative communication about the city government on websites and blogs and developed strategies for addressing it. Assisted creation of reality TV series, Party Heat as co-producer and managed content creators’ representation of city staff to ensure fairness and honesty. Managed all media, press and public relations issues.


Aug 1996May 2000

BA Mass Communications

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Department of Communication offers the Bachelor of Arts degree to prepare graduates for the rapidly changing media and communication worlds of the 21st-century. Students receive a solid foundation in the liberals arts and sciences, as well as training in the skills and knowledge required for success in a wide variety of professions. Students are also given a foundation for success in an ethnically and culturally diverse world.

Jul 1992Dec 1992

Certified Military Public Affairs Specialist

Defense Information School

The Defense Information School, or DINFOS, fulfills the Department of Defense's need for an internal corps of professional journalists, broadcasters, and public affairs professionals. Members from all branches of the U.S. military, DoD civilians and international military personnel attend for training in public affairs, photojournalism, television and radio broadcasting, and various forms of multimedia.


Crisis Communications
Combination of training and experience with natural disaster events and man-made emergencies allowed adaptation and practical application of personal method of management
AP Style
Collection of AP Style books as far back as 1996.
Digital Photography
Composition, framing and focus are equally as important as videoography
Energetic, knowledgeable and entertaining with strong voice and presence
Video Editing
Winner of two Associated Press awards for composition, use of natural sound and editing.
Experienced and season field reporter and photographer using sound news judgement and respect.
Internal Communications
Strategic Communications
Speech Writing
Corporate Communications
Graphic Design
Public Relations
Broadcast Journalism
New Media
Public Speaking
Adobe Creative Suite
Digital Media
Marketing Communications
Press Releases
Social Media
Media Relations


Feb 2011Feb 2011

Media Composer Certified Professional

Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid's Media Composer Professional Certification requires an advanced understanding of Media Composer, including advanced tools and workflows involved in creating professional programs.
Jul 2008Jul 2008

Certified Public Communicator Program

Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers
The Certified Public Communicator Program offers leadership training and rigorous post-baccalaureate education for public information managers and communication professionals working for cities, counties, school districts, and other public and public-private agencies and organizations.
Mar 2006Mar 2006

News Workshop Certification

National Press Photographers Association
The News Video Workshop builds the fundamental skills you need to tell strong, clear, and compelling video news stories. A week of intense learning and powerful critiques will change how you approach, gather, edit, write and present your work.

Persistance and Desire

More than a name on paper, I am  a unique individual that has been knocked down repeatedly, and every time, I pick myself up and continue.