Resume

Andy McDonnell

 720.206.7268      McDonnell.P.Andrew@gmail.com   @andy_mcdonnell

 

Summary of qualification

  • Multiple years of professional experience involving sports including reporting, writing, producing, shooting and editing
  • Knowledge of multiple mediums; television, newspaper, radio, social media and blogs
  • Active understanding of adapting industry and importance of digital and social engagement

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

120Sports, Social Media Integration Coordinator  –  July 2014 – Present

  • Organize, analyze and creatively devise strategies through social media. Understand trends and

what people are tweeting and posting about and when

KUSA- 9NEWS,  Multi-Media Journalist  –   June 2012 – May 2014

  • Report, write, shoot, edit and produce localized content involving professional, collegiate

and high school sports

  • Arrange, organize schedules and cover breaking stories timely and with accuracy

ESPN The Magazine,  Freelance Writer  –   June 2012 – May 2013

  • Assist, write, pitch ideas about players, teams and events

AndyMcD.com, Author   – May 2013 – Present

  • Publish sports articles and commentaries, videos, pictures, polls and other content to

http://www.AndyMcD.com

The Denver Post, Writer/Editor –   January 2012 – April 2012

  • Write articles about high school sports; games, players and events
  • Format, edit and organize parts of the sports section

CU Sports Magazine (Student-run TV program), Executive Producer  – August 2009 – May 2012                                                                      

  • Taught as well as worked alongside peers to produce content weekly
  • Created local and centralized content of many different sports

CU Independent, Writer –  September 2011 – May 2012

  • Writing briefs, stories and features across several beats including football,

volleyball, basketball

KCNC – CBS 4, Sports / News Intern –  May 2011 – December 2011

  • Brainstorming story ideas, researching statistics, editing pieces and assisting during the show

Examiner.com, Boulder Sports Examiner  – February 2011 – May 2012

  • Writes localized sports articles for online publisher

KUSA – 9NEWS, Sports Intern –  January 2011 – May 2011

  • Writing scripts, editing highlights, brainstorming story ideas and researching statistics

kkfn ‘104.3 The Fan’ – Intern –  May 2010 – August 2010

  • Cut audio, research statistics, interview players and screen listeners’ calls

CU Athletic Department – Sports Information Assistant/ Equipment Manager’s Assistant  –  August 2010 – May 2012     

  • Assisting media with interviews, recording and researching statistics
  • Organize, maintain and provide equipment to all sports programs

Play-by-play Announcer , Announcer for BuffsTV  –  August 2011 – May 2012

  • Broadcast Colorado athletic events, streamed live online at CUBuffs.com/ACHA.com

DenverOutlaws.com – May 2011-July 2011

  • Shot and edited game footage for DenverOutlaws.com, 2011

 

EDUCATION

  • University of Colorado at Boulder- ‘12

Bachelor of Science-School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Atmospheric Sciences Minor                                                                                                                                                  

Business Intensive Certificate

 

CIVIC AND PHILANTHROPIC EXPERIENCE

  • Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House and with Special Olympics by assisting with charity

functions like the Winter Games and several races.

  • Supports Susan G. Koman Foundation, United Way, American Cancer Society, Colon Cancer

foundations by running their races and raising money for the cause.

 

HONORS/AWARDSnors/awards

  • 2x Sports Spectacular Contest Winner, 2011 & 2012
  • Heartland Emmy, Student Production (NewsTeam Boulder)
  • Nominated for Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, 2010

SKILLS

  • Sony XD, JVC HD/SD Video Cameras; ENPS; Green Valley Editing; Final Cut Pro; Avid; INews; Microsoft Word, Excel Outlook; Adobe Photoshop, Audition, In-Design; Methode; Facebook; Twitter; Google+, FourSquare, Skype, NewsMaker, Presto, Hootsuite

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