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ERNEST A. ARICO 1948 Jacques Drive Melbourne, FL 32940 H: (321) 253-9170 C: (321) 749-9834 ea553d4c@westpost.

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SUMMARY

DIGITAL MEDIA/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST

* Award-winning producer, director and editor of video productions * Award-winning news writer and editor * College TV and radio instructor * Digital media photographer * Convergence coordinator for print, broadcasting and Web publications * Professional TV and radio host * College media internship supervisor * Web page designer and consultant A multiple award-winning professional, disciplined in all aspects of digital, print, broadcasting and Internet platforms. Producer, director, writer, editor and instructor in multi-media disciplines, offering highly professional people and resource management skills. Resourceful and highly creative in conceptualizing projects. An articulate communicator, skilled in motivating employees and college students to achieve optimum performance, and delivering a product that exceeds customers' expectations.

EXPERIENCE

BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE _Cocoa, FL_ August 1996-May 2010 One of the top academic community colleges in the United States. Recognized internationally, BCC operates five campuses with an annual budget of $29 million and an enrollment of 28,000. _DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA_ May 2008-May 2010 Create, research, update and maintain Web pages for a variety of Academic and Global Education programs and activities. Shoot, photograph, produce, direct, write and edit videos for various college-wide projects. * Created videos for Web placement highlighting faculty. accomplishments and college-wide career and technical programs * Shot digital photos of noteworthy college-wide events. * Wrote and edited news stories about faculty members for the college Web site. * Assisted college's Director of Web Technology in updating Web site with news releases, videos, photos and schedules of academic and international event. * Conducted on-the-spot management relative to digital media of academic events. * Use active voice (not past tense) on the first job. ERNEST A. ARICO PAGE 2 _ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS_ August 1996-present Teach several courses at Melbourne campus. Courses include Radio and TV Announcing, Video Field Production, Advanced Video Field Production, Survey of Broadcasting, Writing for the Electronic Media, and two internship classes. * Named Melbourne campus' Adjunct Professor of the Year for 2001-2002

school year. * Six-time nominee for Adjunct Professor of the Year. * Created, wrote curriculum and supervise Radio and Television student internship program at Melbourne campus. Internships created at numerous Central Florida media outlets, including FLORIDA TODAY, WFTV-TV, WKMG-TV, Clear Channel of Brevard, Cumulus Broadcasting and Bright House Networks. TEN-EIGHT VIDEO PRODUCTIONS Melbourne, FL August 1996 to present Privately-owned video production company specializing in marketing educational, commercial and instructional videos for clients.

_PRODUCER, DIRECTOR AND EDITOR__ _ Wrote, videotaped and edited productions for clients, including FLORIDA TODAY, Brevard Community College, U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum, City of Palm Bay and Health First. . * 2001 Telly Award winner, U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation, dealing with history of the U.S. space industry in Florida. * 2005 Davey Award winner, "All In A Day's Work," FLORIDA TODAY, depicting the daily operations of all departments of the newspaper. * Produced, directed and edited 60-second television commercial for nationally-known dentistry practice in the Number One TV market in the United States (New York City). * Wrote, produced, directed and edited training video about Brevard Community College's Center for Service Learning, to inform students, faculty, staff and vendors about volunteerism opportunities. * Wrote, produced, directed and edited numerous video productions about several Brevard Community College's academic departments and services. FLORIDA TODAY Melbourne, FL September 1993 to February 2008 A multiple award-winning Gannett Corp.-owned daily newspaper, serving Brevard County and Central Florida.

_ONLINE PRODUCER _ Edited, designed and transferred news, videos and photo galleries to the company's Web site, WWW.FLORIDATODAY.COM. Original member of the team that helped launch the site on March 10, 2000. Shot, edited and produced various news and sports videos for newspaper's Web site. * Winner, 2007 Gannett Corp. award for best youth sports videos. * Trained staff members on how to shoot and edit videos for paper's Web site. ERNEST A. ARICO PAGE 3 _SENIOR COPY EDITOR_ Wrote, edited, designed and paginated news pages for daily and non-daily publications. _FLORIDA NETWORK COORDINATOR _ Coordinated daily communications among the Gannett Florida news organizations. Served as coordinator between the three newspapers, two television stations, their respective Web sites and the Tallahassee bureau, as they conducted their planning for daily news, weekend sections, mid-level enterprise and special project work. * Created and maintained a planning system, including a dedicated Web site that highlighted the work of the Gannett Florida news organizations. * Communicated daily with editors at each location and compiled daily "best of" budgets for early distribution to all properties. * Established regular communications with the Gannett News Service and served as point person for transferring enterprise work to GNS. * Ensured stories, photographs, graphics and Web features were shared in a timely manner. * Developed a budget section that specifically identified the best opportunities for television station content. * Identified the strongest daily news mid-level enterprise and special project works at each organization, especially that work that was helpful to other group members. * Worked with Web editors and television news directors to identify stories with best potential, and coordinated access to copy, visuals

and reporters to ensure maximum exposure. GANNETT SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS White Plains, N.Y February 1991 to August 1993 Several Gannett Corp.-owned newspapers, serving Westchester and Rockland counties.

_COPY EDITOR_ Wrote, edited, designed and paginated news pages for 13 daily and non-daily newspapers. Won Newspaper Headline-Writing award in January 1993. WTZA-TV CHANNEL 62 Kingston, N.Y. February 1991 to August 1993 Independent television station, serving the Mid-Hudson Valley region in upstate New York. _PRODUCER_ Produced, edited and wrote Emmy award-winning public affairs program, "On the River." Program dealt with topics of historical, educational and environmental issues that were relevant to the Hudson Valley region. * Winner of 1991 New York State Emmy for "On the River" episode about the history of Blacks in the Hudson Valley. * Winner of 1992 New York State Emmy for "On the River" episode about the history of whaling on the Hudson River. * Winner of 1993 New York State Emmy for two-part "On the River" episode about John Burroughs. EDUCATION B.A. DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION ARTS Marist College Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1976 LIBERAL ARTS, HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA Our Lady of Lourdes High School Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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