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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Currently an Evening News Broadcast Director with WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, seeking to take on a broadcast position in the sports industry. Experienced in media from a multitude of areas including news, sports broadcasting and individual video projects. Previous experience includes 5pm Newscast Director with WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC, developing and improving broadcast workflow for Love Life, and creating, directing and leading a production team for live streamed sports broadcasts with Moore Sports Radio.

  • Mastery of various broadcast switchers both manual and automatic Systems
  • Experienced editing skills in for various types of media including news, sports, commercial and web
  • Studio, cinema and hand-held HD Camera operation, shot composition and framing
  • Project Management: Overseen multiple projects for previous employers. From directing television specials to organizing special events for AC Sandhills
  • Problem Solver: Always ready for the unexpected and quickly works to correct issues during, before and after projects
  • Experience creating and developing video and promotion content
  • Studio Lighting: Light board operation, studio lighting setup, and maintenance
  • Team Leader: Have instructed and led production teams for both live and taped sports and news broadcasts
  • Expertise in post-production systems: After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Mastery of various editing suites: Edius, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Avid Media Composer, Audition
  • Strong writing skills across multiple mediums: News Articles, Web Announcements, Emails, Radio and Television Broadcasts
Work History
05/2020 to Current Broadcast Director / Engineer Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. | Bellevue, WA,
  • Assist and manage the live broadcasts that can contain over twelve live shots with reporters, three in studio cameras, full graphics and video playback.
  • Developed the operation to run off of two computers. One for managing the live shots and one for switching the broadcast.
  • Assessed existing production workflow and worked with production team and leadership to improve the workflow and overall production for broadcasts.
  • Assessed expected technical challenges and developed proactive solutions.
  • Collaborated with leadership staff to determine appropriate budgets for new equipment.
  • Analyzed project-related information and made recommendations based on discoveries.
  • Managed implementation of new technological improvements resulting in increased efficiency.
04/2018 to Current Newscast Director Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. | Boise, ID,
  • Shows Directed: Eyewitness News at 5, 5:30, 6, 10 and 11pm (The top rated Newscasts in the Charlotte market)
  • Direct Special Broadcasts for WSOC. Examples include: Family Focus Special, Major League Soccer Announcement Special
  • Operate Grass Valley Ignite Automated Production System for fast-paced evening newscasts and breaking news coverage
  • Switch between three robotic studio cameras, nine routable HD sources and five HD graphic channels during live broadcasts
  • Work alongside Producers to bring their show to air and working with the production crew to ensure each show airs clean and efficiently
  • Quickly and calmly make last minute adjustments as needed to meet the producer's desired changes to the shows and to adjust for developing news
  • Communicate with all involved parties during newscasts (camera operators, assistant directors, live photographers, reporters, anchors, producers)
  • Assist with promotions for WSOC-TV and WAXN-TV by recording topical promotions which aired during commercial breaks as well as direct live topical promotions which air periodically through the evening
  • Act as assistant director for WSOC-TV's sports specials, High School Football Extra, and other special broadcasts
  • Edit video when needed for Noticias Charlotte on Telemundo and other broadcasts
01/2017 to 04/2018 Newscast Director WCBD-TV | City, STATE,
  • Shows Directed: News 2 Midday (11 AM) and News 2 at 5 (5 PM)
  • Operate Grass Valley Ignite Automated Production System for fast-paced evening newscasts and breaking news coverage
  • Switch between six automated studio cameras, 12 routable HD sources and four HD graphic channels during live broadcasts
  • Ensure the show's rundown is complete and ready for air by checking video, audio, and graphics
  • Quickly and calmly make last minute adjustments as needed to meet the producer's desired changes to the shows and to adjust for developing news
  • Build and test new codes for use in the Ignite system
  • Assist Engineers with fixing and maintaining broadcast equipment and systems
  • Communicate with all involved parties during newscasts (live photographers, reporters, anchors, producers)
  • Act as master control operator (record, edit, upload topical promotions, recorded productions)
  • 2018 Excellence in My Market Awards: Honorable Mention for Best Director
06/2015 to 12/2016 Video Broadcast Technical Director Moore Sports Radio | City, STATE,
  • Organize, prepare and direct live broadcasts of various sporting events
  • Direct and switch live broadcasts using Teradek Live:Air Software and Encoders
  • Manage a production team during fast-paced live sports broadcasts
  • Create and modify graphics that are used during broadcasts and on other Moore Sports Radio videos
  • Coordinate and lead the video broadcast team before, during and after live broadcasts
  • Evaluate and recommend any equipment that is used or may be used by the broadcast team
  • Instruct and train camera and board operators
  • Edit highlights, stories and graphics for broadcasts
  • Set up and frame camera shots for various shows
08/2014 to 12/2016 Public Relations And Event Director The Athletic Club Of The Sandhills | City, STATE,
  • Support the Executive Director, Board of Directors and all Sports Directors with the communication to the club membership and help maintain and enhance the brand of AC Sandhills
  • Write articles and releases for the website and news outlets
    Contact club membership through Email, Social Media and other applications
  • Conceptualize and Design logos and brands for AC Sandhills sports and events (AC Sandhills Futsal, Fields for Life Invitational, NCGLL, etc.)
  • Manage and edit the AC Sandhills website (create/upload new graphics, pictures, articles, videos, ensure dates and events were up to date, spell and grammar check)
  • Create and manage the soccer tournaments that are hosted by AC Sandhills, from start to finish. Registration set up, bracket and schedule creation, volunteer organization, etc
  • Create and manage all events pertaining to the sports offered by AC Sandhills. Examples include AC Sandhills Annual General Meeting, Kicking it with Sticks Golf Tournament, Bubble Soccer Tournament, Lacrosse Tournament, etc
  • Update, post to and maintain the AC Sandhills social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Media Studies University of North Carolina At Greensboro, Greensboro, GPA:
  • Spartan TV Director/Producer
  • Carolina Railhawks Beat Writer for The Union Dues
  • Carolina Railhawks Communications Internship
Expected in Associate of Arts | Sandhills Community College, Southern Pines, GPA:

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  • Sandhills Community College
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  • Broadcast Director / Engineer
  • Newscast Director
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  • Video Broadcast Technical Director
  • Public Relations And Event Director
  • Bachelor of Arts
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