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Sports Director

Minot, North Dakota, United States
June 18, 2019

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Ben Barr

** ***** **** ******, ********* **, Minot, N.D. 58701 – 717-***-**** – - Resume Reel: Experience

KMOT-TV Sports Director, Minot, N.D. May 2015 - Present

-Film, report, produce, and anchor two sportscasts per day Monday through Friday, with occasional sports reporting on weekends.

-Lead and coordinate coverage schedules for interviews, game highlights, and packages with photographers.

-Organize weekly segments spotlighting local sports scenes including Nodak Speedway and Minot Country Club.

-Organize on-site large-event coverage, Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis being an example.

-Emcee community events like Minot State’s Noon Luncheon Series. Sirius XM MLB Network Radio Associate Producer, Washington, D.C. June 2014 - May 2015

-Operate talk show soundboard playing bumpers and beds surrounding commercial breaks and other audio elements.

-Monitor talk show host and caller audio levels and connections. Top Flight Media Sports Anchor, Harrisburg, Pa. April 2014 - May 2015

-Broadcast sportscasts and audio interviews of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania college programs for affiliates to use. 106.7 The Fan Reporter,Lanham, Md. October 2013 - May 2015

-Cover D.C. area sports teams.

-Produce talk shows.

Federal News Radio Sports Producer, Washington, D.C. September 2013 - May 2015

-Produce radio broadcasts at various sporting events, including all technical setup elements.

-Run sound board.

-Engage with broadcast talent.

WAVA Board Operator, Arlington, Va. March 2014 - January 2015

-Run on-air programs through soundboard on multiple radio stations. Comcast SportsNet Intern,Philadelphia, Pa. May 2013 - August 2013

-Log game highlights to help producers find highlights to use for different shows.

-Shadow reporters, producers, newscasts to learn about covering teams and making highlights. NBC4 Sports Intern, Washington, D.C. January 2013 - May 2013

-Log video highlights for sports segments of 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

-Shadow reporters and cameramen during live shots in the field (Capitals and Wizards pre/postgame).

-Shadow producers in the NBC4 control room during sports segments of 11 p.m. newscasts. 106.7 The Fan Intern, Lanham, Md. September 2012 - December 2012

-Cover Washington Wizards and Washington Nationals games and practices.

-Shadow 106.7’s “Sports Flash” update anchors (news updates were given at the top and bottom of the hour).

-Look up statistics and news stories, call screened for “Holden and Danny,” wrote articles about talk show guests for web site. WTOP Sports Intern, Washington, D.C. August 2011 - December 2011

-Cover Washington Capitals, Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals games and practices.

-Audio edit in the WTOP newsroom.

WMUC Sports, Co-Sports Director, College Park, Md. September 2010 - December 2013

-Oversee planning talk show/broadcast programming, web site appearance, news reports, and new student recruitment.

-Broadcast Maryland men’s and women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, field hockey, men’s soccer and men’s club ice hockey.

-Audio report with men’s basketball news crew.

-Host talk show.

Terps TV, Broadcaster, College Park, Md. October 2010 - October 2013

-Film and broadcast Maryland men’s and women’s soccer, gymnastics, wrestling, field hockey and softball. Education

University of Maryland – Broadcast Journalism major Graduation: December 2013

-Professional coursework included sports reporting, sports broadcasting, business of news, television reporting and production, multimedia presentation, broadcast studio/field production, multimedia storytelling and news writing.

-Scholarly coursework included public communication research, media law, ethics and journalism history. Special Skills

-Software experience with Adobe Audition v. 1.5, Edius, Garage Band, iMovie, Avid, Final Cut Pro, ENPS, Dalet Plus Client, Interplay, and Rivendell.

-Social media experience with Facebook, Twitter, Social News Desk, Bleacher Report and MTR Media blogging.

-Live streaming Internet channel experience with Livestream and UStream for Maryland ice hockey broadcasting and talk shows.

-Talk show broadcasting experience with sound board and live sports events with Mackie Board connection.

-Filming live sports experience with cameras using XLR connection.

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