jason.d.myles{at}gmail.com • @JasonDMyles

EDUCATION

Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y. - May 2014

Master of Science in Journalism - broadcast concentration; part-­time program. Class president of 2014 Journalism class. Course work included television reporting, video storytelling, multi-platform storytelling and design, and Samuel G. Freedman’s book writing seminar. I wrote a book proposal for “One and the Other: Loving both God and Men.” This is the story about how my Christian faith brought me to reconcile with my alcoholic father but hindered me from forgiving myself for being gay in a Christian community. I also wrote a 4,200-word Master's project profiling formerly homeless senior citizens living in single room occupancy (SRO) units around New York City and the effects of Section 8 voucher loss on nonprofits running those units.

Purdue University, College of Liberal Arts, West Lafayette, Ind. - May 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication - professional and journalistic writing. Minor in English. One of two faculty selected participants for the 2010 Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference at the University of Texas. Selected student leader for the university’s new student orientation program. 2011 graduation commencement ceremony student speaker nominee.

WORK EXPERIENCE

WCCO-TV (CBS Corp.) - News Producer, Minneapolis, MN - DMA Market 15 - Jan. 2017 - Present

I produce the 6 p.m. news on Saturdays and the 5:30 p.m. news on Sundays, and I usually do the noon show on Fridays. Still learning the ropes of this new station!

WANE News Channel 15 (CBS) - News Producer, Fort Wayne, IN. - DMA Market 110 - February, 2015 - Jan. 2017

I produced the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news on Saturday and Sunday nights. I also filed in on the noon, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts during the week. I decided what was in the show, wrote scripts, edited all my video, delegated reporters and videographers, and set the rundown of the newscasts. I also wrote stories for the web and went out to shoot video when it was needed.

Regional Emmy nominated producer; Employee of the Month nominee, April 2016

NBC News, Ann Curry Reports, Intern, New York, NY - Jan. 2014 - May 2014

Full-time intern. Logged tape, transcribed audio, pulled archive footage, wrote first-draft scripts for Q&As, researched assigned and pitched stories, and worked heavily on Dateline NBC piece "Our Year of Extremes: Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?"

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, Program Manager, New York, NY - June 2013 – Jan. 2014

Honoring the best in broadcast, documentary, and digital news

Served as temporary program manager for the duPont Awards and Chancellor Award. Assisted awards director with oversight of hundreds of submissions. Created and maintained excel sheets of entries by category and updated them according to judges’ evaluations. Coordinated with all winners on ceremony deliverables such as guest lists, travel, credit lists, and excerpt material.

Good Scout Group, Account Coordinator, New York, N.Y. - April 2012 – Nov. 2012

A small marketing group focused on non-profit corporate alliance, cause marketing, and branding

Wrote posts and created social media calendars for clients like International Rescue Committee. Copy edited lengthy scopes of work, RFPs, and client material. Coordinated deadlines and deliverable dates between clients and upper management.

Condé Nast, GQ magazine, Advertising Intern, New York, N.Y. - Jan. – April 2012

Assisted the ad sales and marketing team with calls, office organization, research and analyzing advertisement positioning in competitor publications.

Lafayette Journal & Courier, Marketing Intern, Lafayette, Ind. - Aug. – Dec. 2010

The local Gannett-owned newspaper

Wrote weekly e-mail newsletter and blogs, recruited writers, and worked with the managing editor to assist with content of promotional campaigns. 

Olympic News Service, Flash Quote Reporter, Beijing, China - July – Aug. 2008

Gathered quotes from athletes after Olympic competition and at press conferences. Entered quotes into a database via standardized writing style for accredited media to use in articles. 

SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Multimedia: Video shooting; Final Cut Pro, Edius, and Adobe Premiere video editing; audio editing via Pro Tools; Lightroom photo editing; WordPress website administration; basic understanding of HTML coding; Microsoft Office

Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, and Storify

Languages: Conversational German; intermediate Chinese. 

Activities: President of SPJ at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Responsibilities included running weekly meetings, overseeing committee chairs, and representing the student body as a whole to the deans and the Journalism School.

REFERENCES

Reference contact information available upon request.