Awards

- 2008 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy nominee, Best Nostalgia Program, for documentary “WBOY: 50 Years & Growing” which was written, photographed, edited and directed by J. Turchetta.

- 2003 Ohio Center for Broadcasting - “Broadcast Excellence Award” For best overall radio / television student

Summary

Emmy nominated Director, Editor, Producer, Writer, and Reporter with more than a decade of production experience developing high-impact original and commercial content as well as editorial and documentary film.

Expertise in utilizing technical knowledge to create innovative solutions. Proven trackrecord of spearheading projects from inception to implementation, managing client and vendor relations and leading high-performing teams to enable optimum results.

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Creative Director

Ten Minutes of Silence Films L.L.C.

Write, produce, direct and edit original and commercial content for clients. Develop and implement strategic on and off camera solutions to meet clients’ needs.  Direct and manage projects from inception to implementation, ensuring budget requirements and deadlines are met. Select and manage high performing vendors and crew members. Able to work under tight deadlines, often shooting, editing and submitting projects under 24 hours.

Aug 2003 - May 2008

Reporter, Anchor, Weather Specialist

WBOY TV LLC

Anchored newscasts, produced, reported as a “one-man band” and wrote news stories. Photographed, directed, edited and wrote select station programming. Served as back-up weather specialist. Helped station maintain #1 rating. Increased story count in a 5 county area, reaching a high of 120 stories per month. Produced high quality work while meeting all deadlines. Assisted other reporters and departments editing projects.

Nov 2003 - May 2004

Production Assistant & Reporter

WSTR WB 64 News At 10

Reported, wrote, and edited human interest stories. Edited miscellaneous news stories and floor directed on-air talent.

Jul 2000 - Jul 2001

Promotions Coordinator

Clear Channel Communications WINZ SuperTalk 940 AM

Supervised on-street imaging and coordinated station events. Scheduled promotions and supervised prize distribution. Conceptualized and implemented games for station listeners. Scheduled and performed on-air giveaways and updated website content. Designed and launched “NASCAR” themed promotional vehicle. Developed contests, raffles and hosted movie screenings throughout the Miami / Ft. Lauderdale area.

Education

Education
Jul 2003 - Mar 2004

Diploma

Ohio Center For Broadcasting

Skills

Skills

Technical Knowledge

Panasonic P2 system, Adobe Production Suite, Final Cut Studio, Avid, Final Draft, AP ENPS, and Windows OS (XP and Vista), Mac OS 10 Leopard