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JORDYN BYERS
29910 Hasley Canyon Rd. (661) 678-3399
Castaic, CA 91384 Jordynnrae@gmail.com

Objective:
Experienced journalist and multimedia producer seeking entry-level employment in which I can make full use of my reporting skills and 10 years of media experience to contribute to a real public relations or broadcast media team. My goal is to obtain a position that will add to my career practice within a professional setting, as well as test my ability to produce content that not only demonstrates a given goal or objective, but will additionally enhance a given image and increase the overall community engagement.

Education:
* Arizona State University – intended graduation December 2015, Current GPA: 3.00
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism, with a Public Relations focus and communication minor
(Additional emphasis on social media communication outreach and video production)

* Valencia High School Graduated May 2011 Final GPA: 3.70
Graduated with honors in a career path intended for study emphasis in broadcast communication.
Participated all 4 years in the school’s video department Valencia Television and VTV live productions. My contribution included various responsibilities such as hosting a live daily show, producing commercials for several local news outlets, and traveling the U.S. to compete in numerous film and broadcasting competitions such as the Student Television Network. Served as the department’s Student Producer, where I was in charge of the entire crew and was able to direct the daily broadcasts, host the show, and write, direct, film, and edit any video contest submissions.

Summary of Qualifications:
* Extensive background in on-air hosting, shooting, editing and producing newsworthy segments on a sudden deadline.
* Extremely familiar/confident with putting together effective media kits, press releases, fact sheets and any other relative press material.
* Strong understanding of the effective tools and methods needed to successfully represent a brand via online or social media.
* Expert knowledge of editing using Final Cut Pro (v.7, v.10X, and all previous versions).
* Additional experience with the following programs and applications:
– iMovie – Premiere Pro -Adobe Audition – Adobe Photoshop – QuickTime – Motion
– Adobe After Effects – LogicPro – GarageBand – Compressor – Camtasia -Instagram
-Twitter – Facebook – WordPress – Tumblr – Hootsuite -YouTube – Vimeo- Illustrator
* 15 years of on-set/on-camera television experience.

Employment History:
* SAG- AFTRA Member
* Screen Actors Guild January 2010- Present
* CBS Productions
* Internship CBS 8 News Now – Las Vegas, NV October 2010- January 2011
Personally mentored by primetime news anchor Paula Francis. While at the station I was exposed to hands-on involvement, which consisted of assisting with the process of obtaining a wire story, then, properly rewriting and editing before going on-air.
* Production Assistant CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Los Angeles, CA April 2011
Assisted in production unit with various duties. Responsibilities included shadowing director, managing the show’s several actors and being expected to work an average of 12-15 hour days beginning on average at 5am.
* Production Assistant CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Los Angeles, CA Sept. 2012
Assisted in production unit with various duties. Responsibilities included shadowing director, managing the show’s several actors and being expected to work an average of 12-15 hour days beginning on average at 5am.
* Stunt work CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ”Wildflowers” – Los Angeles, CA Oct. 2012
* NBC Productions
* Job Shadow NBC Evening News – Los Angeles, CA 2011
Personal job shadow with the show’s primetime news anchor, Colleen Williams. Participation included a day’s work, where I was able to shadow Ms. Williams’s normal workday, which consisted of observing and assisting with the daily evening stories to be reported.
* Happy Madison Productions
* Stunts Grown Ups 2 – Boston, MA June 2012 -August 2012

Relative Admirations:
* Cougar News Daily broadcast &video production Castaic Middle School
* Main Host Aug. 2003 – May 2007
* Student Television Network (STN) National video and broadcast competition.\
* 3rd Place Anchor ”Sweet 16 Broadcast” STN Orlando, FL, March 2009
* 2nd Place Featured host, Editor ”Show Opener” STN Orlando, FL, March 2009
* 3rd Place Host, Director ”Stand-up” STN Orlando, FL, March 2009
* Honorable Mention Director/Editor Short Film- ”Insomnia” STN Anaheim, CA March 2011
Foreign Language: Proficient in reading, writing and spoken Spanish.
References: available upon request.

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