I am a qualified candidate who has supervisory and management experience to compliment the marketing and media experience I currently posses. I recently walked away from a 17 combined year career in government contracting to pursue my lifelong passion in media and marketing. The experience in government contracting gave me the maturity and discipline it takes to succeed in any industry.

I am interested in joining an organization that is looking for a high energy and driven person. My experience in marketing and media is broad and backed up with education. Whether it is street team promotions, convergence media or planning a major event, I have the ability and knowledge to be a part of any team.

Please consider me for becoming a member of your organization and I look forward to hearing from you.


Melvin Parker

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Co-Editor/Writer / Manager

National University Herald

I serve as the co-editor, writer and business manager for the National University Herald. As part of the founding team of writers, I was involved in the planning process of successfully launching the online publication.

My duties include writing and editing articles, planning meetings, website entries and updates, and other tasks necessary to develop our university's publication.

Serve as photojournalist, advertising agent and work with College Publishing host on technical issues.

Aug 2002 - Present


Vizion Entertainment

As the owner of Vizion Entertainment, I am responsible for every aspect of the business, including writing and updating business plans, creating marketing plans and strategies, and customer service.

Part of my responsibilities includes the development of street teams, coordinating projects, working closely with graphic artists, implementing projects and events, and web designing.

As the owner I have gained experience in online marketing (i.e. SEO, SMO, PPC, Afilliate marketing). I have worked in most areas of online marketing, including research and development of new online businesses which has diversified my experience tremendously.

I am proficient in street promotions and guerrilla marketing. Some of my responsibilities include coming up with concepts and designs for posters, fliers, and advertisements. This experience is coupled by quality writing skills.

Jun 2009 - Present

Operations Department Technician

KNSD San Diego 7/39

I am responsible for lighting, prepping guests for interviews, operate peripherals (i.e. lighting board), running cameras, separating scripts, and other jobs needed for each news segment. I also work with the promotions department as a grip. 

The positions I have experience with include (But are not limited to):

  • Camera Operator (Handheld, Studio)
  • Web Content Management (DMPS, Clickability)
  • Lighting¬†
  • Writing articles for the web
  • Special Programs Setup
  • Server Operator (Includes ingesting video)
  • Technical Support
  • Teleprompter
  • Audio Operator
  • Chyron (Moderate Experience)
  • Video Editing (Moderate Experience)¬†
Jan 2009 - Jun 2009

Marketing (SEO) Intern

Barefoot Solutions (Go Green Yoga Mats)

I was responsible for Go Green Yoga Mats' SEO and website updates. Other duties included creating content for the marketing plan and design for the website. Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills which were used for writing content for the website.

My main responsibilities include:

  • Created and implemented SEO plan
  • Managed Keyword Density
  • Implemented and supervised Link building strategies
  • Created content for website, articles, and blogs
  • Wrote SEO portion of the business plan
  • Inserted tags and keywords into meta description
  • Managed website analytics and ranking reports
  • Analyzed open rates, click-thru rates and customer behavior to identify opportunities for growth
  • Developed, tested and executed strategies to maximize delivery rates and delivery speed, and minimize spam complaints and email bounces
  • Provided weekly reporting updates the efficacy of email marketing efforts, and their impact on site traffic
Oct 1999 - Nov 2008

Installation Tech. / Supervisor

Centurum Inc.

As the Installation Technician and Supervisor, I was responsible for the installation and testing of Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) systems and associated equipment on board Naval ships and shore facilities.

Some of my responsibilities included (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Supervisor for NITES 2000 System installation and management

  • Build and install the NITES 2000 system for shore and shipboard facilities

  • Manage IT Network and Servers for Meteorological and Oceanographic Lab

  • Software Installation and Testing

  • Quality Assurance for various systems and software

  • Electrical Installations and Testing

  • AWOS and ASOS Management, Testing, and Engineering

  • Logistics Management


Jul 2006 - Present

Bachelors of Arts (Candidate)

The Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media consists of courses that prepare the student for a broad range of positions in television studios, video production companies, and convergent media enterprises, as well as in the many facilities emerging as a result of the pervasive growth of digital technologies. The program covers the theory and practice of broadcast media in all of its phases, and provides students with experience in field and television studio production.