Matthew Makowski

Matthew Makowski



Communication Skills: 2+ years communicating professionally through writing, producing, video editing & social media

Interpersonal Communication: Ability to keep constant and efficient communication with involved personnel

Managing: strong leader demonstrating the ability to oversee employees and project content while budgeting time and resources to meet strict deadlines and create effective results

Self-motivation: internally driven to do what is necessary to complete tasks; showing initiative to contribute wherever needed

Adaptability: Flexibility to ever-changing environments in the day-to-day workflow

Organization: Strategically overseeing employees & project content while budgeting time to meet strict deadlines & create effective results

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Present


  • Writing scripts, organizing stories and guest segments in a one-hour allotted time slot for 5 p.m. newscast
  • Contributing to a strong social media presence in order to develop interest and viewership by posting up-to-date news, previewing guest segments and guiding viewers to guests’ social media platforms and websites through major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, google+ and linkedin
Aug 2005 - Present

Owner & Operator

MSM Video Productions, LLC
  • Film weddings with two-camera set up and wireless microphone system
  • Editing roughly 5 to 7 hours of raw footage using Final Cut Pro to create 2-disc final product
  • Package final product with custom disc labels and case inserts using NEATOâ DiscLabel software
Apr 2010 - Aug 2010

Web Producer/Multimedia Assistant

Citadel Broadcasting
  • Co-produced and updated website content hourly with videos, news, events and podcasts
  • Filmed events, stunts and guest interviews
  • Edited approximately 20 to 30 minutes of footage down to 5 minute videos for the web and for marketing purposes
Sep 2009 - Aug 2010

Marketing Representative/Recording Assistant

River City Studios, Ltd.
  • Created and monitored studio’s initial social networks such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Updated studio’s website content on a daily basis, while soliciting monthly specials via social networking sites
  • Represented studio at social events to network with potential clients
  • Assisted chief recording engineers with various musical recordings and corporate broadcast commercial voiceovers as well as audio editing, mixing and mastering sessions
Sep 2005 - Apr 2007

Staff Writer & Production Designer

Erie Square Gazette
  • Published staff writer for bi-weekly community college newspaper
  • Designed layout and overall aesthetic of paper using Adobe InDesign
  • Collaborated with Editor-in-Chief to determine priority and placement of stories, pictures and advertisements
  • Averaged two to three bylines per issue
  • Honorable Mention recipient for Overall Design, Front Page Design and News Story categories at the 2007 Michigan Community College Press Association Awards


Sep 2007 - May 2010

Bachelor's (School of Communications)

Grand Valley State University
  • GPA: 3.86 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Most Outstanding Film/Video Student (April 6, 2009)
  • I Am Grand Valley Award Leadership Award (2010)
  • Phi theta kappa honor society (2007-2010)
Sep 2005 - May 2007


St. Clair County Community College
  • GPA: 3.91



All Skills

Building relationships, managing a process, story telling, interviewing, negotiation, public speaking, social media, event planning, team work, cultivation, event planning.