Experience

The Arlook Group—Production, Talent and Literary Management Intern            Remote Work; Sept—Dec 2020   

  • Wrote coverage for incoming screenplays, teleplays, literary and other creative materials

  • Assisted managers with ongoing development projects by conducting research, submitting creative recommendations

  • Supported high-level clients by providing feedback on material and assisting as-needed on pending and active projects

CBS News—News Intern                                                                     Remote Work June --- July 2020

  • Participated in workshops, panels and seminars with ViacomCBS executives, producers and production staff

  • Completed four social media projects for CBS News digital team

  • Performed miscellaneous general production tasks on as-needed basis 

KXAN-TV (NBC), “Studio 512,”—Production Intern                                    Austin, TX; Jan 2020 --- Mar 2020

  • Assist talent and production staff in studio during live hour-long broadcast  

  • Produce show elements, including preparation of rundown, graphics, show blocks and segments 

  • Assist with all production elements including coordinating scripts, researching stories, and assisting on field shoots

Texas Student Television—News Director, Executive Producer                       Austin, TX; Aug 2018 --- May 2020

  • Booked and conducted interview and promotional materials with “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, created original "Texpert Test" game for interview and awarded Fallon honorary Texan citizenship 

  • Independently created five original pre-recorded and in-studio segments, including human interest stories which received over 64,000 impressions on social media 

  • Implemented and oversaw restructuring of show style and structure which resulted in 500% increase in viewership

KABB-TV (FOX), “Daytime with Kimberly and Esteban,”—Lifestyle Intern          San Antonio, TX; May --- Aug 2019

  • Created teases, segment intros, interview questions and script for on-air broadcast which reached FOX, ABC and CBS viewers in six Texas cities including San Antonio 

  • Represented show brand by executing check-in process of VIP guests such as Cheech Marin, Bravo’s “Texicanas” cast members and Spurs player Tony Parker

  • Researched and pitched news and entertainment stories, created over 400 graphics and lower thirds which aired on live broadcast, and assisted producers in developing guest and game segments

  Moody Writing Support Program—Writing Coach                                      Austin, TX; Jan 2019 --- Dec 2020

  • Develop and edit student news stories, papers, scripts and other academic and creative materials

  • Collaborate with university faculty to target students’ problem areas and tailor curriculum as needed 

  • Independently led writing workshops with over 85 student attendees, teaching broadcast writing skills   

  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America—Member                                  San Antonio, TX; 2009 --- present

  • Spoke about living with Crohn's disease at public CCFA events for audiences of over 350 people

  • Guest appearance on local news to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis research and fundraising 

  • Helped raise nearly $15,000 for funding research as CCFA’s 2017 “Honored Hero”

Stonebriar Property Inspections—Social Media Manager                                Dallas, TX; July 2017-present

  • Maintain Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media pages

  • Interact with and expand online audience

  • Run analytics and adjust social media campaigning as needed

Skills

Production software: Adobe Creative Suite, iNews, Rundown Creator, Movie Magic Scheduling


Other software: Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Sinclair Storyline, Canva


Composition: Writing AP style for print and broadcast, editing AP style for print and broadcast, script coverage


Social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Buffer

Education

The University of Texas at Austin                                                                              Dec 2020                  

Bachelor of Journalism

with Highest Honors

Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film

with High Honors

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