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Benjamin T.

Blevins
825 East Evelyn Ave #325 Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086 (C) 303-681-4538 bblevins@stanford.edu

Experience
September, 2013-present Stanford University Palo Alto, Calif. Assistant Athletic Communications Director  Primary contact for men’s rowing, women’s rowing, lightweight rowing, fencing and squash  Assist with day-to-day and game day responsibilities with football and men’s basketball  Handled content for the football game day program and flipcards  Shot and edited video content for gostanford.com  Some photography for headshots and action photos  Design and layout record books for the assigned sports  Operated twitter accounts for home men’s basketball and women’s rowing  Write press releases, handle interview requests and maintain gostanford.com for assigned sports  Helped out when needed with filling in as communications representative for home events July, 2012-December, 2012 University of Texas Austin, Texas Assistant Director of Media Relations/Web Video Supervisor  Oversee all operations of the Texassports.com video staff, including two other videographers  Handled scheduling of all videos and staff hours, making sure all projects were done according to schedule  Shot video for features, press conferences, highlights and other projects using a Panasonic AG-HPX250PJ camera  Edited video into finished products for Texassports.com and the Texaslonghornsvideo youtube site using Adobe Premier  Liaison between the Longhorn Network and Earl Miller Productions to share video September, 2011- July, 2012 University of Texas Austin, Texas Assistant Media Relations Director  Secondary football contact and primary sport contact for men’s and women’s swimming & diving and men’s and women’s track & field  Duties with football included arranging and monitoring player interviews, working with student-athletes on their presentation and wording in interviews, writing press releases, team travel, compiling pregame and postgame notes packages and updating student-athlete and coach biographies  Gained experience in high-level media events through working the Texas-Oklahoma Red River Shootout football game in Dallas and the 2011 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Calif.  Worked hand-in-hand with the Longhorn Network, a 24-hour television sports network run by ESPN, to arrange feature stories, monitor practice coverage and manage requests for television programming  Handled all aspects of media relations for the swimming & diving and track & field programs, including interview requests, web updates, social media, press releases and event management  Covered the 2012 United States Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. as well as NCAA Championships for swimming and track & field

July, 2007 – September, 2011 Duke University Durham, N.C. Assistant Sports Information Director  Secondary contact for men’s basketball and football and primary contact for men’s tennis  Duties with basketball included arranging and monitoring player interviews, writing press releases, team travel, meeting with television announcers prior to each game to provide information and writing postgame notes  Experience on the national basketball stage with events such as the NCAA Final Four, NCAA Tournament, ACC Tournament, NIT Season Tip-Off, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and CBE Classic as well as neutral site games at Madison Square Garden, the IZOD Center and United Center while also escorting players to the ESPY Awards in 2010  Assignments for football included arranging and monitoring player interviews, writing press releases, compiling game notes, team travel, postgame interviews and notes and award nominations  Worked on content for media guides, game notes, game programs, banquet programs, news clippings, award nominations and promotional materials  Produced, shot video and edited content for a three-part weekly online series documenting the 2011 Duke Football fall preseason camp  Engineered a media strategy for each season’s preseason football training camp September, 2006 – July, 2007 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. Assistant Director of Media Relations  Assigned to work with football and softball  Football duties included arranging player interviews with local and national media, monitoring media at practices, updating website and biographies for student-athletes and coaches, writing press releases and providing news clippings to coaching staffs  Handled all aspects of media relations for the nationally-ranked softball team including daily website content, pitching stories to local and national media, event and student management and notes for television announcers and other media  Devised and executed a plan to have new content every single day during the 2007 softball season with game recaps, feature stories, athlete Q&A’s and other press releases posted daily  Produced gameday programs and media guide publications, updated and managed the website and contributed ideas for posters and schedule cards  Traveled as assigned gaining experience in championship events such as the 2006 Independence Bowl game for football and the NCAA Super Regionals for softball. Also worked the SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga.

Education
August, 2010 – August, 2012 M.Ed. - Sports Leadership (Distance Learning) August, 2001 - May, 2004 B.S. - Business Adminstration/Marketing August, 1999 – December, 2000 A.A. - Television Broadcasting Virginia Commonwealth University Colorado State University Colby Community College Richmond, Va. Fort Collis, Colo. Colby, Kan.

Skills & Abilities
     Proficient in computer programs including Adobe Suite, Quark Express and Microsoft Office Suite Meet deadlines and work well under pressure situations Time management and ability to juggle multiple projects at one time Design and editing skills for publications Interpersonal communication skills

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Social media knowledge for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Videography and video editing with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier Photography experience with shooting and editing photos Knowledge of Statcrew for basketball, football, baseball, volleyball, soccer and tennis Understand NCAA rules and policies Worked with Neulion and Netitor website software Familiar with other internet resources such as SnappyTV and SoundCloud