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toms river, NJ, 08753
August 20, 2012

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Scott Derek

Toms River, NJ *****



To gain employment as an on-air meteorologist which allows me to work independently or with a team to provide accuracy and safety to the general viewing public

Educational Background

Mississippi State University (online)

Masters of Geosciences (Applied Meteorology concentration), anticipated summer 2013

Kean University, Union, NJ

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science (Meteorology concentration), May 2008

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Associate of Science in General Education (Science concentration), May 2005

Forecasting Experience

Merlin Media, New York City, NY- Meteorologist (July 2011-July 2012)

• Station’s only in-house meteorologist at FM News 101.9(WEMP-FM) providing live/pre-recorded weather forecasts on the 5s during morning and afternoon drive times using Burli, RCS NexGen, and Abobe Audition.

• Live phone/in-house updates for breaking weather (hurricanes, snow storms, tornadoes, etc.) and special weather events (heat waves, holiday forecasts, etc.).

• Main meteorologist for sister station IQ 106.9(WWIQ-FM) in Philadelphia, PA(May 2012-July 2012) providing live & pre-recorded weather forecasts on the 10s during the morning drive time using Burli, RCS NexGen, and Abobe Audition.

WMGM (NBC40) Linwood, NJ- Intern/Weather Producer (April 2007-September 2007; 2008)

• Trained by staff meteorologists and assisted in studio and remote shoots

• Produced graphics for various weather situations (i.e., severe thunderstorms, fires, and other extreme weather occurrences) using Adobe Photoshop

Skills & Strengths

• Basic web page development, design(Seamonkey Composer), and FTP file transfers

• Microsoft Office(Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

• Linear and nonlinear video editing(Adobe Premiere in high school; Final Cut in college)

• Nonlinear audio editing(Burli, Adobe Audition)

• Comprompter NewsKing

• Weather graphics computer systems(WSI WeatherProducer, Show FX, Photoshop)

Certifications & Memberships

SKYWARN certified trained spotter, National Weather Service Mt. Holly, NJ

Member, American Meteorological Society (working on CBM certification by 2013)

Member, National Weather Association

References available upon request

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