General info

Copywriter, Nashville, TN
WRITER / PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / CREATIVE

Experience

Oct 2011 - Present
Writer / Producer/ Director
Freelance
•Create diverse, interconnected work for clients from concept to execution
•Build and strengthen brands through compelling creative communications with focus on campaign development and copywriting
•Strategic cross-category problem solving that engages users and connects brands with audiences in unique, interesting ways
Nashville, TN
Oct 2007 - Oct 2011
Promo Writer / Producer / Director
CMT / MTV Networks
•Promo Producer for CMT brand extending across a range of platforms
•Develop and execute original creative campaigns with On-Air, On-Line, Print, VOD, Mobile, Components including Viacom & CMT’s pro-social campaigns
•Extensive experience working on episodic promotions for variety of CMT properties and series
•Equally adept at generating and developing original creative as adapting and integrating new ideas into existing creative framework
Nashville, TN
Jan 2005 - Sep 2007
Associate Producer
CMT / MTV Networks
•Direct crews, coordinate with publicists, interview subjects and oversee field production
•Write and produce stories for weekly entertainment news show, CMT Insider
•Responsible for maintaining show budget and handling music and media licensing for special programming
Nashville, TN
Oct 2002 - Dec 2004
Associate Producer
WKRN-TV
•Produced 6pm weeknight newscast at local ABC News affiliate station
•Wrote local and national scripts for nightly broadcasts and daily promotional teases
•Gathered information from local authorities, government agencies and press releases
Chicago, IL
Sep 2001 - Dec 2001
Intern
Bloodshot Records
•Designed press release packages for promotion of artists
•Processed catalog orders and prepared weekly mailings
•Accompanied artists on radio publicity events
Seattle, WA
Jun 2001 - Aug 2001
Production Assistant
FOX News Corporation
•Served as Oliver North's personal assistant while taping Seattle installment of “War Stories”
•Performed administrative duties, including running scripts and arranging travel plans
Washington, DC
Jun 2000 - Aug 2000
Intern
ABC News - Nightline
•Selected from over 200 candidates to serve as one of five interns for Nightline
•Assisted producers by logging tape, researching archives and attending government functions
•Chosen to attend Republican National Convention
Seattle, WA
May 2000 - Jun 2000
Production and Promotions Assistant
Fisher Broadcasting
•Promoted radio stations at various remote locations
•Oversaw logistical operations for filming of television pilots
•Secured appropriate film footage through logging and editing tapes
Evanston, IL
Sep 1999 - Dec 1999
Producer
WRNU Radio Studio
•Produced news broadcasts and selected story material for reporter presentation
•Evaluated anchors’ performance on a weekly basis
Seattle, WA
May 1999 - Aug 1999
Programming Assistant
KVI Studios
•Interned for nationally syndicated radio talk show, “The Michael Medved Show”
•Gathered background information and performed deadline-oriented research
•Selected listener calls for on-air use and handled listener correspondence
•Assisted with promotional events for Medved’s Flagship Station, Talk Radio 570 KVI
Evanston, IL
Sep 1999 - Dec 1999
Research Assistant
Kellogg Graduate School of Management
•Facilitated research project of PHD student focusing on investor activism
•Revised article on corporate change submitted to an academic journal

Education

Evanston, IL
Aug 1998 - Dec 2001
Bachelor of Science in Speech
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Major: Communication Studies
Minors: Political Science, Undergraduate Leadership Program
Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars