OBJECTIVE

To contribute strong writing, editing and communication skills as well as create compelling content across all digital and social media platforms.


EDUCATION

Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, May, 2012
Minor in Criminal Justice


EXPERIENCE

Reporter | WJZY-TV | Charlotte, North Carolina                                       March 2016 - Present

-Fill-in reporter for weekly NASCAR pre-race show, “Around The Track” (During FOX racing season)
-Reporter for one hour 2016 Coca-Cola 600 live pre-race show
-Pitch motorsports and general news stories daily during editorial meetings
-Check with sources daily, schedule on-camera interviews
-Provide teases of upcoming stories via social media
-Post written stories and video to the web, Facebook and Twitter daily
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Reporter
| WICS-TV | Springfield, Illinois                                November 2013 - February 2016

-Nightside reporter responsible for consistently turning top story
-Fill-in weather anchor
-Provided active and engaging live reports every night in the field, or in studio
-Submitted multiple stories daily under strict deadline pressure
-Pitched at least 3 story ideas at daily editorial meeting
-Built relationships and checked with sources daily
-Updated social media platforms multiple times a day from the field
-Wrote web story nightly using AP style guidelines

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Multimedia Journalist | WBKO-TV | Bowling Green, Kentucky          June 2012 - October 2013

-Enterprised, shot, wrote, and edited stories on a daily basis for strict newscast deadlines
-One man band live shots during breaking news situations
-Produced five to six stories a week, “Hometown Hero” segment producer
-Updated web with latest story, including Twitter and Facebook

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News Intern | WKBW-TV | Buffalo, New York               Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010 AND Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2011

-Wrote VO/SOTS and VO’s for newscasts
-Assisted reporters in the field and worked the assignment desk
-Made phone calls, logged tape, gathered information for potential stories
-Chose sound bites for packages and assisted in the writing and editing process

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Anchor/Reporter/Producer | WEIU-TV News Watch | Charleston, Illinois          May 2011-August 2011

-Anchored, reported, and produced 5:30 p.m. newscast
-Shot and edited video on a daily basis for packages, VO’s, and VO/SOT’s
-Enterprised story ideas daily for morning meetings
-Operated studio camera, audio board, teleprompter, and video server as needed
-Produced and anchored sports block as a fill-in


OTHER ACTIVITIES

-Niagara University Athletic Communications Intern, September 2008 – May 2012
-Host of Niagara University’s “The Ridge Report”, October 2011 Edition
-Show Host/Program Manager – WNIA Radio, September 2008 – June 2010
-Freelance Writer – SpeedwayMedia.Com, May 2007 – June 2009


COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office | EDIUS  | ENPS  | iNews | HTML | Final Cut Pro | Avid | Facebook/Twitter



REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



BRETT BALDECK
9404 Perimeter Station Drive, Apt. #111
Charlotte, NC 28216
brettbaldeck@yahoo.com | 585-455-1754