Jessica Sibert

1601 Spiros Drive Columbia, Missouri 65202 972-679-3364 jls5zb@mail.missouri.edu

Education:
Bachelor of Journalism, Minor in English Missouri School of Journalism: University of Missouri Graduation: May 2012

Skills:
Skilled non-linear editor on Avid Newscutter; proficient in Avid iNews, Avid Active Content Manager, Sony XD Cameras, Cool Edit Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Applications, Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator, Marketing and Sales, Public Speaking, Social Media, and Intermediate Spanish.

Professional Experience:
KOMU-TV8 (NBC) January 2011-Present Reporter, Anchor, Web Editor, Promotions • Write, shoot, edit and anchor stories in Mid-Missouri for nightly newscasts and the web • Edit news releases and AP stories for the web • Operate the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the station • Post news videos online • Manage the newsroom desk. Newsy.com (Media Convergence Group) August 2011-Present Writer, Anchor, Editor • Write, edit, and anchor stories for the award-winning website and iPhone, iPad, and Android apps • Analyze multiple news sources to provide a global perspective on a variety of issues University of Missouri Athletics May-August 2011 Marketing and Promotions Intern • Created and implemented a strategic marketing plan to increase membership and participation in Missouri Volleyball’s spirit groups. • Planned and coordinated events with companies and organizations around Columbia to promote the spirit groups; • Designed and produced material to generate interest in Missouri Volleyball. KBIA 91.3 (NPR) August 2010-January 2011 General Assignment Reporter • Reported on local and state issues affecting Mid-Missouri • Produced wraps, readers, and audio postcards for broadcasts and website Mizzou 23 News Now: MUTV August 2008-2010 Campus Reporter • Wrote, shot, and edited a variety of stories affecting the University of Missouri campus

Community and Volunteer Experience:
Missouri Alpha Pi Beta Phi Sorority August 2008-Present Policy and Standards Board Committee Head Chair, Public Relations Chair, Study Proctor, Spirit Committee Mizzou Journalism Student Council member August 2009-August 2011 Public Relations Committee Champions Are Readers Philanthropy Program Chair August 2008-January 2011 • Reinvented the program to gain more volunteers and community interest in helping to boost literacy rates at local elementary schools • Organized bi-monthly, literary-related events to pique the children’s interest in reading Runway Looks and Reading Books Fashion Show September 2011 Marketing and Advertising Committee Caring for Columbia volunteer April 2010, April 2011 • Unite with other students in one of the largest service events on campus to honor the community through volunteering Special Olympics volunteer April 2009, 2010, 2011 The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation Steering Committee May-Dec. 2010 External Publicity Chair Relay For Life Spring 2009, 2010

References:
Jim Flink Vice President of News Operations Newsy (Media Convergence Group) jamesdflink@gmail.com Jennifer Reeves Interactive Director KOMU-TV8 jenleereeves@gmail.com

Additional references available upon request.