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TV/Video Producer/Director

September 23, 2020

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Tracy L. Baughman

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Ravenna, Ohio 44266

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Over 25 years of experience in all aspects of multi-media and broadcast production with an emphasis on entire production process from inception to delivery. Passionate storyteller, award-winning producer, director, videographer, editor and writer. Effective broadcaster, media trainer/teacher, and media production supervisor. Senior Media Specialist, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. June 2014 – Current

Produce media content for the school that educates, promotes and informs for broadcast and digital platforms. Manage School's HD Television Studio and Master Control facility that produces 17 live shows per week. Manage the Media Production Equipment Student Loan service, with an inventory of over 4,000 items valued at over $500,000 and serving over 300 students per semester. Train production students on equipment and techniques used in successful media productions. Recruit, train and manage staff of 10-15 production students. Adjunct Faculty, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. August 2009 – Current.

Effectively teach media production courses including Video Studio Production, Remote Video Production and Editing, Producing and Directing, Video & Audio Fundamentals and Live Sports TV Production. Consult with full-time faculty regarding curriculum, latest production techniques and equipment and software. Coordinating Producer, Kent State Sports Network. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. September 2007 – 2014.

Created and executed contract with KSU Athletics providing game day in-house video and live web streaming for over 50 events per year. Recruit, train and manage over 30 production professionals and students. Produce sports related content for broadcast and web, including weekly coach’s shows, live sports events and promotional videos using both professional and student crews. Senior Producer/Director, TeleProductions. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. December 1998 – 2014.

Produced TV and video projects for numerous clients, including Kent State University, broadcast outlets and outside corporate clients – including writing, lighting, shooting, editing and delivery. Consulted with clients to determine multimedia needs, production techniques and project budgets. Researched, evaluated and recommended new media technology. Recruited, trained and managed production crews. Directed live multi- camera broadcasts. Oversaw operation, monitoring and basic maintenance of media equipment and facilities. Education & Training Coordinator. Coleman Professional Services, Kent, Ohio. August 1997 – December 1998.

Planned, coordinated, and conducted training events for staff. Researched and recommended latest presentation and AV technology. Evaluated effectiveness of training and trainers. Public, Education, Government Access Coordinator. Century Communications, Muncie, Indiana. March 1997 – July 1997.

Responsible for programming, scheduling and production of local cable access channels. Taught media and production workshops to public and local school district. Acted as broadcasting consultant for local school system. Directed and recorded live Government proceedings and meetings. Affiliate Station Manager. American Forces Network HQ, United States Army, Frankfurt, Germany. January 1995 – January 1997.

Supervised local TV and radio affiliate. Created, produced and hosted various radio and TV shows. Wrote and produced news, features and documentaries for TV and radio. Interviewed music and sports figures for TV and radio features. Wrote and produced award-wining radio and TV advertising campaigns. Trained personnel on TV and radio station operations. Developed station/affiliate standard operating procedures. Planned and coordinated public and media relations campaigns and events. Public Affairs Specialist. V Corps Public Affairs Office, United States Army, Frankfurt, Germany. July 1992 – January 1995.

As a Broadcast Journalist, wrote and produced news and human interest stories for American Forces Radio and Television from numerous environments, including Germany, France, Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey and Russia. Implemented international public relations strategies. Responded to Media inquiries. Wrote and produced news releases. Wrote stories and editorials for unit newspaper. EDUCATION




• B.S. in Electronic Media Production, Summa Cum Laude – Kent State University.

• Kappa Tau Alpha – college honor society recognizing academic excellence and promoting scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

• Broadcast Educators Association (BEA).

• Defense Information School, Broadcast Journalism – Ft. Ben Harrison, IN, U.S. Department of Defense

• Professional Leadership Development Course – United States Army.

• Skilled in non-linear editing systems (Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Avid), design software (Photoshop, After Effects), audio software (Audition, Pro Tools) and entire Microsoft Office Suite on Mac and PC platforms.

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