Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2009 - Present

Video Producer

YouTube and Partner

Creates a range of family-friendly video content about culture and facts related to the videogame industry. 

  • Attracts a large and attentive audience of over 1 Million dedicated subscribers and over 200 million total views. 
  • Creates hundreds unique videos, both live and scripted, that are visually pleasing, informative, and entertaining. 
  • Possesses a detailed knowledge of both the YouTube and Partner programs, including optimal exposure techniques, SEO optimization, and producing videos with advertisements. 
  • Works with a variety of the largest  partner networks on content analysis and optimization, including, Maker Studios, and Defy (present).
Jul 2013 - Present


The Pokémon Company International 

Provides live commentary as an official caster for Pokémon Regional, National, and World Championship competitive events from 2013-2015.

  • Delivers interesting and compelling content to an audience of over 20,000 concurrent viewers worldwide
  • Followed set guidelines for brand-appropriate speech, and impromptu speaking for long periods of time.
  • Works in a team environment, finding new ways to create a clean and entertaining competitive gaming broadcast. 
Mar 2012 - Sep 2012

Assistant Editor

Facilitated writing, editing, and scheduling of posts for the gaming website 

  • Edited hundreds of articles for grammar, wording, and clarity. 
  • Wrote gaming-related stories of many shapes and sizes, from small news posts to full-featured interviews. 
  • Helped keep content running on the website on a daily basis by keeping a thorough log of relevant news in real-time. 
Oct 2010 - Aug 2012

Staff Writer

Published lengthy strategy articles (5,000-10,000 words) for the Pokémon Trading Card Game fan site 

  • Wrote extensive and highly-researched articles about the in-depth competitive strategy of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. 
  • Consistently ranked first on the website's "writer of the month" poll based on user satisfaction. 
Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

Sales Intern

Rand-Tec Insurance

Sales Intern: Made calls and created sales opportunities for Rand-Tec Insurance. 

  • Organized, maintained, and delivered focused sales pitches to hundreds of local businesses.
  • Maintained successful communication with current clients, and secured multiple sales for new ones.  


Sep 2009 - Dec 2012

Media and Cinema Studies

University of Illinois

"The College of Media is a highly selective, and internationally respected college where almost 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in classes taught by distinguished scholars in media studies, world-renowned experts in advertising and consumer behavior, and award-winning journalists."



Social Media

I currently interact on a variety of social media platforms, including officially verified accounts on Twitter and Facebook with over 300,000 combined followers. I understand the intricacies of creating captivating posts and maintaining a consistent brand message.

Video Editing

As a YouTube partner on my channel TheJWittz, as well as a student that learned through a video-intensive program, I have constantly applied and strengthened my knowledge of video editing. Including interviews, features, and splicing videogame footage, I have used video editing on both a personal and commercial basis. I am familiar with AVID video composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro. 

Audio Editing

From narration to music production, I have used digital audio editing tools for close to a decade. I am familiar with Adobe Audition and Pro Tools as primary means of editing and constructing a variety of audio products. 

Adobe Photoshop

I am a longtime user of Adobe Photoshop, and use it on a near-daily basis in order to create attractive graphics for my various projects. I have experience with a multitude of editing techniques, including the usage of computer drawing tablets. I have used Adobe's photo-editing tool since Adobe Photoshop 7, and currently work with Adobe Creative Cloud.