Travis Bockenstedt

Travis Bockenstedt

Objective

Experienced producer with excellent leadership skills, project management experience and advanced video production capabilities. Prior experience working in a television newsroom and recent experience producing cross platform content for websites and corporate clients, make me the ideal candidate for today's multi-media video projects and leading field production teams. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Station Advisor

Wartburg Television

Staff advisor for Wartburg Television's award-winning programs. Responsible for helping Wartburg College's Communication Arts students learn in a co-curricular environment, maintain journalistic integrity and encourage the creation of content on multiple platforms. 

Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

Producer/Project Manager

Metro Studios

Creative lead and manager for a variety of video related content including television commercials, corporate videos and multimedia content for the web. Responsible for generating original ideas, writing scripts and leading a production team of videographers, editors and production assistants. 

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Broadcast Sales Specialist

KCRG-TV9

Promoted to KCRG's sales team to develop revenue generating content for the station's sub channel, Local 9.2 KCRG. Duties included content generation, managing existing client base, and working to develop new client prospects for KCRG's creative department. 

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

News Topical Producer

KCRG-TV9

Collaborated with reporters and producers to provide high impact, daily promotion, for both online and broadcast news products. 

Jun 2006 - Aug 2009

Special Projects Producer (Intern)

KCRG-TV9

Team leader and producer for the summer television series Our Town. Responsibilities included scheduling, shooting, writing and editing news packages ready for air. 

Sep 2007 - May 2008

Station Manager

Wartburg Television

Led Wartburg Television's award winning student run television station. Responsible for all aspects of the station's operations including underwriting, program development and staffing. 

Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

Producer (Intern)

KWWL-TV7

Producing track intern promoted to temporary weekend producer. Executed news judgement and leadership skills to produce live weekend newscasts and organized weekend story assignments. 

Sep 2006 - May 2007

News Director

Wartburg Television

Led Wartburg Television's news department and staff to produce the station's weekly news program, WTV8 News. Also contributed as an anchor and reporter for WTV8 News. 

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

ENPS

A a producer at KCRG-TV9 I became familiar and proficient with ENPS to write scripts, produce newscasts and edit promotion rundowns. 

iNews

Confident working in a semi-automated newsroom environment and producing with iNews. As a producer at KWWL, I used iNews during my internship. Beyond learning the ins and outs of specific newsroom automation and scripting programs, I am extremely familiar with news rundown formats, broadcast writing, ordering graphics and the overall production of a daily newscast. 

Producing

Confident and knowledgeable producing a variety of video related content including long form video, corporate projects and newscasts. Proficient in managing multiple projects and working in a team environment to meet tight deadlines. Experience working in a television newsroom alongside anchors and reporters to produce a daily newscast. Capable of taking constructive criticism from peers and staying calm in stressful situations.    Experience producing both local newscasts and working as a news promotions producer have made me confident in story selection, broadcast writing, collaborating with reporters in the field and writing promos and teases. 

Digital Videography

Experienced videographer capable of shooting both HD and SD video. Worked with both ENG news equipment and advanced HD cameras. Familiar with shooting video on DSLR cameras for multi-media use. 

Video Editing

Proficient in digital video editing using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. Extensive experience editing both news packages and long form videos.