Jobacle Resume Writing Challenge 2008 Submission #1 by jobacle

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									ANDREW G. R.
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Podcast Production


Blog Writing


Project Management

Accomplished professional with more than 10 years of experience in multimedia and entertainment industries. Successful in managing multiple concurrent projects with competing priorities and deadlines. Strong business acumen coupled with creative problem solving abilities. Background includes contributing to “VH1: 100 Greatest Albums” publication, producing FOX News branded election programs, and leading website revitalization initiatives to generate unprecedented results in public interest. Core competencies: • Content Generation • Executive Interviews • Process Improvements • Team Building / Leadership • Budget Management • Strategic Business Planning • Writing and Editing • Relationship Building • E-Commerce Management

(CONFIDENTIAL) – New York, NY Manager of Internet Services (2008-Present) Web Editor (2006-2008) Manage website for 1.5 million member nonprofit organization; website receives five million annual visits and processes tens of thousands of transactions totaling more than $20M. Write and edit content for organization newsletter, website, marketing materials, and internal memos and reports. Supervise team of four employees. Facilitated four-fold increased in website sales, from $5M in 2007 to $20M in 2008. Served as project manager for website overhaul; led planning, design, and functionality testing efforts. Created banner ad locations expected to generate $10K in e-commerce activity in first year. Overhauled web department’s relationships with other company departments to enhance interdepartmental communication and ultimately save costs. Increased efficiency by researching and implementing Content Management System, allowing staff to easily update web content. Launched new projects designed to engage visitors: web-only stories section for Car and Travel magazine website, e-newsletter, Green Committee, contests and promotional sections, and landing pages for organization initiatives. THE WORKING PODCAST / JOBACLE.COM – New York, NY Owner / Creator Launched two career resources, generating more than 250,000 downloads and 4,000 monthly unique visits. Started podcast and blog features from scratch and built active audience and subscriber groups. Awarded “Best Business Podcast,” Podcast Peer Awards, 2007. …continued… 2005-Present 2006-Present



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NEWS CORPORATION (FOX NEWS) – New York, NY Supervising Producer / Community Producer


Managed staff of three content producers to create engaging and accurate content for FOX News website, including breaking news promos, story headlines, program teases, weekly newsletters, blogs, and product descriptions. Developed and implemented marketing / promotion strategies. Reinvigorated department with fresh creative ideas. Initiated, edited, and launched first station blogs, and created repository of video bios for on-air staff. VIACOM – VH1 SATELLITE RADIO – New York, NY Production Manager Held full responsibility for all on-air content; produced engaging programming to include original shows and repackaged VH1 programs. Conducted interviews and facilitated live studio performances with artists, such as Coldplay, Lee Ann Womack, and David Gray. Coordinated $1M annual budget encompassing group travel, renovations, and equipment purchasing expenses. Promoted company programs in mass media markets by developing strategic plans that included press releases and media research. PULVER.COM – Melville, NY Operations Coordinator Compiled and synthesized technology-based product information for radio distribution. Represented company at major conferences focusing on convergence of telecom and Internet industries. Produced audio jingles, sweepers, and production for online radio station. Led interviews with CEOs and other executives of high-tech corporations to create website content on company projects, new and upcoming products, and industry perspectives. JARED BROADCASTING – WLIR-FM – Garden City, NY Advertising Manager Earned series of successive promotions to manage all on-air commercial advertising with $3M in revenue and 100,000 minutes annually. As Morning Show Producer, conceptualized material and organized promotional events and contests. Doubled morning show ratings and listener participation. Handpicked to lead internship program, which involved interviewing, hiring, and supervising team of 15 interns. *** ** *** Additional experience as Blog Writer for BlogHerald, 901am, RotorBlog, and Jack of All Blogs, and Editorial Assistant with Testa Communications and College Music Journal. 1998-2001 2001 2001-2004

BA in Media Studies, Minor in Journalism • City University of New York –Flushing, NY Technical Skills MS Office Suite • HTML • Pro Tools • Cool Edit Pro • Sony Sound Forge • Final Cut Pro 3 Serena Collage Content Management System • Photoshop CS3 • Podcast Production

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