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John Akins Daniels

www.johnadaniels.weebly.com Twitter: @jdaniels2013 2105 Owens Lane (919) 803-9385 Raleigh, North Carolina 27610 johnda@email.unc.edu

EDUCATION
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC B.A. Journalism, May 2013 Honors Program Student City University London, London, United Kingdom Journalism Exchange Semester, Jan. 2012-Apr. 2012 -Taking journalism classes that give hands-on experience with features writing, patch reporting, and radio production -Taking classes in politics, international news, and photography Carolina Southeast Asia Summer (SEAS), Singapore Study Abroad Summer, May 2010-Jul. 2010 -Is the most competitive study abroad program at UNC-Chapel Hill, taking 25 students to Singapore all expenses paid -Studied the effect western society has had on the religious and cultural development of Singapore and Malaysia -Traveled extensively through both Singapore and Malaysia on program-sponsored trips

WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE
Carolina Week, Chapel Hill, NC Reporter and Crew Member, January 2013-Present -Producing packages and story ideas for the student run award-winning weekly newscast -Doing production duties such as camera operating, playback operating, and running Periscope Independent Advertising Agency, Minneapolis, MN Freelance Photographer for Target’s Back To Campus Event, August 2012 -Photographed students, volunteers, and employees at the Back To Campus after hours shopping event sponsored by Target and UNC-Chapel Hill Google, Ann Arbor, MI Global Advertising Associate BOLD Intern, May 2012-August 2012 -Collaborated with teams to provide Google AdWords phone and email support to advertisers across America and Canada -Interpreted policies and analyzed ad copy/landing pages to assist advertisers in writing appropriate and relevant internet ads -Collaborated to plan, film, and edit a video for the company’s yearly diversity celebration -Wrote blog posts for the intern website -Honed interpersonal and customer service skills

The News and Observer, Raleigh, NC Freelance Photographer, September 2011-Present -Obtaining experience in event photography -Publicizing the newspaper by taking photographs at local college football games, which are uploaded to the newspaper’s website North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, NC Communications Intern, May 2011-July 2011 -Increased awareness of department’s mission, services, and goals while cultivating public relations and reporting skills -Wrote more than 10 press releases, all of which gained coverage in news outlets such as the Associated Press -Wrote scripts for, and filmed, the department’s weekly broadcast, which airs on YouTube and public access stations statewide -Wrote speeches and letters for the Secretary of Transportation and the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles

-Wrote, and photographed for, articles published in the department’s employee newsletter -Created Flickr albums and Twitter posts concerning events at the department “Carolina Conversations” on UNC-Chapel Hill’s Student Television, Chapel Hill, NC Producer, November 2010-December 2012 -Getting hands-on experience in organizing, editing, and scheduling a full length television show -Supervising a group of 10 people to make episodes of the weekly talk show, which broadcasts to all of Chapel Hill -Set up, operate, and conduct trainings on studio cameras and audio equipment -Edit shows using Final Cut Pro Publicity Chair, January 2010-November 2010 -Experienced starting a publicity campaign, from the ground up, for a budding organization -Created Facebook and Twitter pages, which have more than 150 fans and almost 200 followers, respectively -Collaborated with staff members to design magazine advertisements to increase public knowledge of the show UNC-CH Student Government Public Relations Team, Chapel Hill, NC Team Member, January 2010-May 2011 -Obtained basic skills in public relations through hands-on experience -Collaborated with teammates to handle the publicity for the university’s email system switchover -Publicized events for various organizations on campus -Worked at various events to help publicize campus projects UNC-Chapel Hill’s Black Ink Magazine, Chapel Hill, NC Lead Photographer, August 2009-Present -Obtaining experience in photojournalism and event photography -Take and edit photographs of cover stories and other feature stories -Correspond with reporters and editors for assignments

OTHER EMPLOYMENT/VOLUNTEERING
UNC-CH Department of Housing and Residential Education, Chapel Hill, NC Office Assistant, August 2011-Present -Gaining customer service experience in an employed position -Work the front desk at the Manning West residential community -Use Google Apps to schedule room reservations and send emails to residents -Organize cleaning supplies and locked keys in the office -Serve as first point of contact for residents and visitors and during emergencies Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System, Chapel Hill, NC Volunteer, September 2010-December 2010 -Tutored 7th grade students at McDougal Middle School on a weekly basis in math and reading Engaging Students to Achieve, Raleigh, NC Tutor and mentor, June 2008-September 2010 -Tutored middle school students twice a week at Carnage Middle School -Monitored students’ personal and academic progress on a weekly basis -Chaperoned on program sponsored educational trips

ACTIVITIES
National Association of Black Journalists Member, August 2010-Present Carolina Association of Black Journalists Member, August 2010-Present UNC Black Student Movement

Member, August 2009-Present UNC Gospel Choir Member, August 2009-December 2011

SKILLS
Proficient in: Spanish language, AP Style, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Apple Final Cut Pro, Google applications, WordPress, HD cameras, SLR cameras, Google Analytics Familiar with: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Sony video switchboards, HTML