Video Journalist

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Mae Roshell

mae.roshell@gmail.com | (181) 649-2356 | Burlington, VT

Summary


As a video journalist for over three years, I have experience crafting stories and conducting interviews with a wide variety of people. My work has been featured on VICE, BBC News, The Guardian, and other international publications. I am skilled in using various cameras and editing software to create engaging content. I am also comfortable working independently or as part of a team.

Experience


Video Journalist at WCAX, VTApr 2022 - Present

  • Wrote, shot and edited daily news stories that aired on the 6 p.m. newscast.
  • Led team of videographers in creating a half-hour documentary about the city's homeless population.
  • Won Emmy for breaking news coverage of a building collapse.
  • Gave live reports from the scene of a major hurricane.
  • Secured exclusive interviews with high-profile subjects.

Associate Video Journalist at Vermont Public Radio, VTJul 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Shot, edited, and published daily news stories that averaged 2 minutes in length.
  • Wrote accompanying articles for each story averaging 150 words.
  • Gathered interview footage from on-camera subjects an average of 3 times per week.
  • Logged an average of 20 hours of video footage per week.
  • Set up and took down equipment for live shots an average of 4 times per week.

Education


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at University of VermontAug 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to effectively communicate through writing and oral communication, how to research and find reliable sources, and how to use different media platforms to disseminate information.

Skills


  • Video Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Video Shooting
  • Lighting
  • Camera Operation
  • Sound Recording
  • Scriptwriting

May Clauder

may.clauder@gmail.com | (849) 672-1924 | McAllen, TX

Summary


I have over three years of experience as a Video Journalist. I have worked in a variety of settings, including newsrooms, production studios, and on location. I am skilled in all aspects of video production, from pre-production planning to post-production editing. I have a keen eye for detail and an uncanny ability to find the most interesting stories to tell. My work has been featured on major news networks and websites, and has won several awards.

Experience


Video Journalist at KDFW-TV, TXMay 2022 - Present

  • Filmed, edited, and produced a 3-minute video on the city's homeless population that was featured on the local news.
  • Wrote, filmed, edited, and produced a 2-minute video segment for the nightly news about a new type of cancer treatment being tested at the hospital.
  • Covered breaking news stories as they happened and filed live reports for the 6pm and 11pm broadcasts.
  • Won an Emmy award for my work on a documentary about gun violence in Chicago.
  • Helped produce a half-hour special report on human trafficking that aired nationwide.

Associate Video Journalist at WFAA-TV, TXSep 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Successfully completed 4 video stories in one week while working alone.
  • Gained an average of 200 views per story.
  • Managed to get 2 out of 3 interviewees to open up and give detailed responses.
  • Worked well under pressure and met all deadlines despite chaotic newsroom environment.
  • Shot, edited and produced a 1-minute long promo for the station which was aired on television.

Education


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Baylor University, TXSep 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to write stories, conduct interviews, take photos, and edit videos.

Skills


  • Video Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Lighting
  • Camera Operation
  • Scriptwriting
  • Directing