Work & Education History

When one presents a résumé, it is often a summary of an individuals most recent positions and not a complete detailing of their various places of employment, higher learning and significant experiences. I’ve included all of mine for you below.

Journalism Experience

The Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin

Beat Reporter, August 2017

  • I cover local government meetings and hard news with the occasional community or feature story as well.
  • I also take various photographs when needed and on occasion review the odd film.

Regina Leader-Post, Regina, Saskatchewan

Freelance Reporter and Columnist, January 2017

  • Covered the inauguration of President Trump via Facebook Live, photography and traditional reporting.
  • Wrote a January 19th column for readers introducing myself and urging tough reporting in the next four years.
  • Had my reporting and commentary picked up by the Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen.

WBKO Television, Bowling Green, KY

Production Assistant & Master Control Operator, October 2015 – February 2016

  • Set up studio. This consisted of bringing up the studio lights, dressing the sets with needed tables, chairs, accessories, placing mics and changing bulbs and batteries when needed.
  • Downloaded & caught incoming satellite feeds and ingested into server, checked feeds for any errors.
  • Operated studio camera, teleprompter and supported other program production areas.
  • Updated web streaming commercial list as directed by Traffic.

Al Jazeera America (TechKnow), Culver City, CA

Intern, Summer 2014

  • Contacted individuals at Radiate Athletics and Epson America about their products appear in segments on the program.
  • Researched stories about wearable technology and NextGen Navigation.
  • Assisted with setup and tear-down of equipment during shoots in the field.

The Daily Evergreen, Pullman, WA

Op-Ed Columnist, February 2014-November 2014

  • Wrote 30 articles discussing my opinion on various topics of national and international interest for a newspaper with a circulation of 11,000.
  • Contributed specialized content to themed editions of the paper focusing on Sex, Marijuana and the annual Mom’s Weekend at W.S.U.

Access Communications Co-Operative Limited, Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Production Assistant, 2008-2011

  • Managed community programming for a city of 11,000 and the surrounding smaller towns and villages.

 

Other Related Experience

  • Radio Host, KUGR.org – “The Evan Pretzer Show”, Pullman, WA – 2013 – 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, The American University, Washington, D.C. August 2016 – May 2017
  • Short Film Director, Actuality Media, Nairobi, Kenya – June 2013
  • Freelance Blogger, 301 Digital Media, Nashville, TN September 2015 – June 2016
  • Freelance Blogger, Beltway News, Washington, D.C., November 2016
  • Freelance Blogger, Screenrant, Montreal, June 2017 – August 2017

 

Education

The American University School of Communication

Washington, D.C.

MA Communication, August 2017

Major: Journalism & Public Affairs, International Journalism

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Washington State University, Pullman, WA

BA Communication, May 2015

Major: Journalism & Media Production, Broadcast Production

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