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Writing, Editing, Proofreading

Location:
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Posted:
October 18, 2016

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Jeffrey D. Cunningham

**** ******* **.

Hampton, VA 23663

Cell: (757) ***-****/Home: (757) ***-****

acw4iq@r.postjobfree.com

Objective

A position utilizing my years of experience in communications, media relations, and journalism in embarking on a new, more rewarding career path that relies on my social media, writing, and editing skills.

Education

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA May 2006

Bachelor of Science in Communication Concentration: Mass Media

Minor: English Concentration: Journalism

Relevant Courses: Sports Writing, Introduction to News Writing, Advanced News Writing, Critical Analysis of Journalism, Popular Culture and Media Studies, Electronic News, Electronic Law and Policy

Media Relations/Communication Experience

Office of Sports Information, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia March 2011-July 2016

Assistant Director of Media Relations

Served as primary media contact for volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, cross country, track & field and sailing, coordinating and facilitating interviews with coaches and student-athletes, as well providing story ideas to local, regional, and national media.

Posted written and photographic content to the university’s athletics website, including game previews, game recaps, feature stories and press releases. Wrote and edited content for team media guides, including coaches’ bios, athletes’ bios and school records.

Uploaded rosters and schedules to the website, maintained by ISC Sidearm, adding navigational links for easier access, while also updating the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Helped the department launch and maintain its official Facebook and Twitter accounts – including sport-specific Twitter pages.

Served as play-by-play voice for football, men’s and women’s basketball on the Pirates Sports Network.

Office of Sports Information, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia March 2008-March 2011

Administrative Assistant

Posted written and photographic content to the university’s athletics website, including game previews, game recaps, feature stories and press releases.

Uploaded rosters and schedules to the website, maintained by ISC Sidearm, adding navigational links for easier access, while also updating the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Wrote and edited content for team media guides, including coaches’ bios, athletes’ bios and school records.

Served as primary media contact for cross country, track & field, sailing and men’s and women’s golf.

Compiled statistics for softball via StatCrew software, on top of public address announcing for softball games.

Online Media Experience

HRVarsity.com, Newport News, Virginia May 2007-January 2008

South Hampton Roads Correspondent

Expanded HRVarsity’s coverage from the Peninsula to South Hampton Roads.

Covered games in a variety of sports for 19 area high schools, including football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, track & field and field hockey.

Wrote game stories, preview capsules, feature pieces and recruiting lists for football.

Generated discussions in an online forum.

Generated photographic and video content on the website; posted photos and edited video.

Print Media Experience

Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia September 2006-March 2011

Freelance Correspondent

Covered high school athletics for the paper in a variety of sports.

Provided game coverage for such sports as football, basketball, wrestling, auto racing

Wrote feature pieces adhering to daily newspaper deadlines.

Compiled team and individual statistics for staff reporters and newspaper archives.

Television Experience

ESPNU, Hampton, Virginia January 31, 2011

Statistician

Provided statistics for play-by-play voice Charlie Neal on ESPNU’s telecasts of Maryland Eastern Shore-Hampton men’s and women’s basketball.

Collaborated with the production team and official stat keeper to assist with providing statistics.

ESPNU, Hampton, Virginia January 11, 2010

Statistician

Provided statistics for play-by-play voice Charlie Neal on ESPNU’s telecast of Morgan State-Hampton women’s basketball.

Collaborated with the production team and official stat keeper to assist with providing statistics.

Cox Channel 11, Williamsburg, Virginia October 23, 2009

Play-By-Play Voice

Provided play-by-play commentary for the Poquoson-Bruton high school football telecast.

Communicated with production crew in preparing pre-game footage, including stat graphics and ad spots.

Colonial Athletic Association/Comcast SportsNet, Norfolk, Virginia January 7 & 14, 2006

Sideline Reporter

Commented on game trends and player attributes during the telecast.

Interviewed coaches and communicated with TV producers and on-air talent Al Koken.

Radio Experience

102.1 The Game, Virginia Beach, Virginia March 2008-August 2008

Board Operator

Oversaw the sound board for NCAA basketball and Washington Nationals baseball games.

Undergraduate Experience

WODU Radio, Norfolk, Virginia 2002-2006

Broadcaster, Show Host, Sports Director

Called play-by-play for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball.

Broadcast four NCAA Tournament games (three women’s games, one men’s game).

Co-hosted a weekly sports talk show, Courtside for four years (2003-06).

The Mace & Crown, Norfolk, Virginia 2001-2005

Sports Writer, Sports Editor

Covered ODU athletics, demonstrating knowledge of AP style and standard journalism practices.

Wrote game stories, feature pieces and sports roundup sections, while also writing a weekly sports column.

Assisted with newspaper layout and design using QuarkExpress.

Student Ambassadors, Norfolk, Virginia 2000-2004

Student Ambassador, Vice President

Served as student liaison between the University and outside community.

Served as the organization’s Vice President during the 2001-02 academic year.

Was responsible for helping guiding the organization’s mission, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Affairs.

PREVIEW 2000-2004

PREVIEW Counselor, Head PREVIEW Counselor

Spent five summers as an orientation counselor for PREVIEW, Old Dominion University’s orientation program for incoming students.

Helped incoming students and their families adjust to and prepare for the transition from high school to college.

Assisted incoming students in the process of registering for classes and taking advantage of such services as Financial Aid, Counseling, and other such departments.

Gave campus tours.

Spent the summer of 2003 as Head PREVIEW Counselor, managing a team of 12 PREVIEW Counselors.

Computer Proficiency

Windows XP & 7; Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Publisher; QuarkExpress; RealProducer; Adobe PhotoShop and InDesign; extensive experience with social media – specifically Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Language Proficiency

English language, spelling and grammar. Also has basic understanding of Spanish and German.



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