Aaron Philip Groff

4803 Norwich Road, College Park, Md. 20740 Cell: 305-801-3972 Agroff1@terpmail.umd.edu

Education:
· · · University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, Md. College Park Scholars: Media, Self, and Society graduate B.A. in broadcast journalism anticipated in May 2014; GPA: 3.42

Journalism Experience:
Intern, SportsNet New York, New York, NY (Summer 2012) - Asked interview questions to Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard, Dion Waiters and Miami Marlins shortstop, Jose Reyes - Captured sound from top draft prospects at the 2012 NBA Draft Media Availability Event, including Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Logged sporting events, highlight packages and transcribed interviews. - Shadowed producers, editors and talent Intern, WBAL Radio 1090AM, Baltimore, MD (2012) - Created multimedia package on local event, published on the homepage of WBAL website. Consisted of video and text article - Performed research for “Sportsline” host Brett Hollander for his 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. sports show, by gathering information on studio guests, current/former teams and daily sports news - Pitched story ideas to be broadcast on air or on the station’s website WMUC Sports, UMD Campus Radio Station, College Park, MD - Hosted talk show, “Fumblerooski,” where my co-host and I discussed all things NFL related. (2010-2012) - Men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball play-by-play and color commentary duties (2011-2012) - Men’s basketball news crew: Performed interviews with players and coaches. Created audio packages and print stories for the WMUC website (2011 – 2012) - Women’s basketball news crew (2010 –2011) Intern/Freelance Writer, The Miami Herald, - Wrote articles and event briefs for the semi-weekly Neighbors section (2009 – 2010) - Wrote freelance article profiling a local high school athlete. (2010) Miami, FL

Technical Skills:
- Experience with Audacity, Final Cut Pro, Avid Interplay Assist logging software, Avid NewsCutter Video Editor, Avid Media Composer and iNews

Organizations/Clubs:
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Intramural Chair: Represented the fraternity at the intramurals office. Signed up fraternity members for sports, ranging from flag football to racquetball. Sent out frequent reminders regarding upcoming games, signups and uniform policies. (2011-2012) - Rush Committee: As a member of the rush committee, I helped plan rush events in the local community and within the fraternity to attract prospective members to our fraternity. I also greeted / interviewed a majority of the 50-plus students at our rush events, basketball watch parties and Meet the Greeks. (2012)

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