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MICHELLE TAK

Michelletak2016@gmail.com | (817)-505-6831 | twitter: @MichelleTak_
EDUCATION
University of Southern California May 2017
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
! B.A. Broadcast Journalism, Minor: Marketing (USC Marshall School of Business)
! Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Candidate (USC School of Cinematic Arts)
WORK EXPERIENCE
NBC4 News, Desk Assistant (Los Angeles, CA) June 2017- Present
! Pitch, develop and advance news stories for all platforms by combing through social media and reaching out to contacts
! Monitor wire services, scanners and station’s social media accounts to gather new elements, leads and information on news stories
! Find and clear UGC for all NBCU platforms & affiliates, especially during breaking news
! Cut and Latakoo video and chopper aerials to field crew and retrieve archival footage from LMX
! Coordinate with Newschannel, Media Managers and NOC to feed out elements to PacWest affiliates and to receive elements

CNN, LA Bureau Intern Feb. 2017- May 2017
! Wrote scripts and worked with editors to create entertainment news pkgs. for CNN Newsource subscribers and local affiliates
! Field produced (researched actors’ bios and movies, crafted interview questions, gathered shot list) on shoots
! Pitched, produced and edited digital stories for social media platforms and web affiliates, with one video receiving 510,000+ views
CW6 News, Associate Producer/ Writer (San Diego, CA) Jan. 2017- Mar. 2017
! Wrote news scripts on current events and political stories for 5am, 6am, 7am and 8am newscasts and top headlines segment
! Monitored and gathered editorial information for assigned stories and updated news content
! Created news show graphics, wrote story teases and selected music bump-ins for commercial breaks and segment lead-ins
! Collaborated with reporters during breaking news to produce content for newscasts and pitched stories
ABC7 Eyewitness News, Early Morning News Intern (Los Angeles, CA) Sept. 2016- Dec. 2016
! Called local officials and eyewitnesses for breaking news coverage for 4:30am, 5am and 6am newscasts
! Gathered editorial information and assisted producers in contacting sources using social media
! Field produced on local shoots and obtained original photos and video for broadcast and digital platforms
! Segment produced interview with CA Sec. of State Alex Padilla for 2016 Election pre-day coverage
! Created and published social media content for talent Bri Winkler for annual Spark of Love event
NBC4 News, Freelance Content Producer/ Evening News Intern (Los Angeles, CA) Sept. 2015- Aug. 2016
! Researched and wrote 6-9 copies for “Meet the Team Tuesdays” segment on Today in LA
! Coordinated with Olympic athletes’ agents to book and help produce 1 of 5 “Throwback Thursday” segments
! Pitched and received approval for story on local Olympic athlete and field produced for morning newscast content
! Desktop edited content for 11pm newscast with 170,000+ nightly viewership as “superstar intern”
USA TODAY College, Collegiate Correspondent (London, UK) April 2015- Aug. 2015
! Pitched, researched and wrote biweekly articles in collaboration with managing editors for a total of 9 stories, and articles
consistently ranked in “Top Stories” section
! Executed article promotion strategies using Google SEO keywords and social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) to increase
audience engagement, generating 8,000+ article shares for the USA TODAY College brand
E! News Digital, Editorial Intern (Los Angeles, CA) Jan. 2015- May 2015
! Created celebrity photo galleries, and wrote content using the E! Online authoring program
! Wrote 3-5 articles per shift, with one article being featured on the homepage of Yahoo!/ received 23,000+ Facebook “likes”
! Researched and fact-checked celebrity activity, and compiled interview questions for award shows
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship (1 of 12 students selected from an exceptionally competitive applicant pool nationwide) Mar. 2017
USC APAA Yen Do Multimedia Scholarship, USC Alumni Club Merit Scholarship (Interviewed and selected by a panel of alumni) Aug. 2015
UC Davis First Year Scholar Award, UC Davis Dean’s List Dec. 2012
SKILLS
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, Audition, After Effects), iNews, Edius, Stratus, Accurint, LMX, Banjo, Outlook,
Avid Interplay, Latakoo, HTML/CSS, Microsoft Office, 360 cameras, Social Media (Tweetdeck, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
LEADERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT
USC Global Brigades @ Marshall, Pro-bono Consultant Sept. 2016- Jan. 2017
USC Helenes, Alumnae Relations Chair Jan. 2016- Dec. 2016
USC Annenberg Admissions Office, Admissions Ambassador May 2015- May 2016
Trojan Vision Television, Senior Producer Jan. 2015- May 2015