RESUME

For further inquiries contact Denisha Thomas via:

Email: djthomas11488@gmail.com~LinkedIn:Denisha J. Thomas

Twitter:@DenishaJThomas

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AUGUST 2007-MAY 2011

  • Bachelor of Journalism–Emphasis in Convergence Journalism
  • Minor:Sociology

BROADCAST EXPERIENCE

KAIT-TV, JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

6PM/10PM NEWSCASTS PRODUCER (JUNE 2011-PRESENT)

  • Compiles news via news wires, reporters, faxes, emails, police scanners, and telephone sources for 6pm & 10pm newscasts
  • Organizes the rundown of both newscasts
  • Writes and edits video for newscasts
  • Post stories and news updates to station’s website and social network pages
  • Responsible for keeping shows with time limits
  • Editing reporters’ scripts
  • Creates graphics for the shows
  • Produces and coordinates reporters’ live shots

KOMU-TV, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI
10PM NEWSCAST PRODUCER (JANUARY 2011-MAY 2011)

  • Gathered news and information via news wires, news feeds, telephone and interviews for 10pm newscast
  • Wrote news stories for 10pm newscast
  • Produced and coordinates reporter live shots
  • Managed reporters in the field

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (JANUARY 2009-MAY 2009)

  • Edited national and local footage for reporters and producers
  • Assisted Producers in production related activities

KBIA FM, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, OCTOBER 2010-DECEMBER 2010
NPR REPORTER

  • Reported on various stories affecting the entire state of Missouri and Mid-Missouri
  • Wrote and edited stories for various newscasts

FOX 5 ATLANTA, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, MAY 2010-AUGUST 2010
NEWS INTERN

  • Wrote Voice Overs for the morning news shows including Good Day Atlanta and Good Day Xtra
  • Assisted the assignment desk editors and news producers with phones calls to assist in the development of stories
  • Assisted news producers with researching, scanning wires, and preparing news packets for news anchors
  • Produced a tape of self-edited packages that included voicing and stand-ups

MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE
THINK FIRST MISSOURI, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, JANUARY 2011-MAY 2011
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

  • Developed an engaging social media campaign based on the needs and desires of Missouri teens in order to get them to change their behavior behind the wheel through Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube
  • Built and maintained Think First’s content network by way of social media channels including video clips, Facebook posts, tweets, posting images, and polls which engage teens
  • Wrote and responded to Facebook entries, tweets, and other social interactions
  • Guided Think First consultants in using social media to extend their presence with students
  • Created and updated weekly and monthly social media usage reports
  • Analyzed campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising the social media campaigns

MYMISSOURIAN.COM, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, JANUARY 2011-JUNE 2011
ONLINE COMMUNITY EDITOR

  • Solicited local contributors for user-generated content including photographs, video, and written pieces
  • Checked the accuracy of each user-generated content
  • Posted obituaries for members of the community
  • Maintained communication with community through emails, one-on-one interactions, and social media, i.e. Twitter and Facebook
  • Contributed encyclopedia formatted information to CoMo You Know, online encyclopedia for Columbia, Mo.

VOX MAGAZINE, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AUGUST 2010-DECEMBER 2010

  • Developed story ideas for ideal multimedia packages for a local culture and arts magazine website
  • Reported and produced videos for website that would go along with articles featured in printed publication
  • Assisted reporters in any way needed

NEWSY.COM, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AUGUST 2010-DECEMBER 2010
ONLINE AUDIENCE DEVELOPER

  • Promoted Newsy.com content and Newsy smart phone applications via social medias such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Developed online audience following via blogger outreach letters
  • Promoted Newsy.com to increase SEO
  • Established relationships with bloggers who consistently use Newsy as a news source

MULTIMEDIA REPORTER, VARIOUS MEDIA OUTLETS, COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, JANUARY-MAY 2010

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN

  • Produced a NPR radio segment for ColumbiaMissourian.com
  • Produced a video segment for ColumbiaMissourian.com

KOMU-TV (NBC Affiliate)

  • Photographed news stories for Komu.com
  • Produced photograph slide shows using Flickr for Komu.com

KMOV-TV (CBS Affiliate)

  • Produced photographs and print stories for KMOV.com’s MizzouSpot sports blog

SPECIALTY SKILLS

  • Avid: NewsCutter XP, MediaManager, & iNews
  • ENPS
  • Edius
  • Precis
  • Still and Video Photography
  • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Audition, Flash Professional, and InDesign
  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Powerpoint, and Word
  • Social Media: Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Twitter, and YouTube


PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

SAINT ANDREW AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MEDIA DIRECTOR (AUGUST 2011-PRESENT)

TROUBLING VIOLENCE PERFORMANCE PROJECT, ACTRESS (MARCH 2010-MAY 2011)

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RECREATION COMPLEX, MEMBERSHIP FRONTLINE STAFF & SPECIALIST (NOVEMBER 2009-MAY 2011)

A WAY WITH WORDS AND NUMBERS TUTOR (JANUARY 2009-MAY 2009)

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RESIDENTIAL LIFE TRAINING LEADER(APRIL 2009-APRIL 2010) & PEER ADVISOR(AUGUST 2008-MAY 2011)

UNITED AMBASSADORS, MINORITY STUDENT RECRUITER (DECEMBER 2008-JANUARY 2010)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON(APRIL 2010-MAY 2011) & GENERAL BODY MEMBER(AUGUST 2007-MAY 2011)

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