Joshua R. Kennedy – Digital Marketing / Communication Specialist

Joshua R. Kennedy

Chesapeake, VA 23320

j.kennedy96@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE: Digital Marketing / Communications Specialist

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

  • 7+ years, Video Production (non-profit, videography / audio recording)
  • 2 years, Radio Media Personality (newscaster; communications media)
  • 1.5+ years, Customer Service / Retail Sales  
  • 4 months, Communications / Marketing (digital marketing, social media)

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT / COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

  • Software: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, MS Office, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Speed Grad CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and Flash editing, MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Equipment: drones, stage lighting rigs, gimbals, audio mixers, teleprompters, boom microphones, Lavalier microphone, Sony HD Cams, GoPro, Canons, Nikons, & DSLRs
  • Camera equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods, camera mounts); Audio equipment (wireless microphones, audio cables, audio recorders, boom microphones); Lights (camera lights, footlights, spotlights)

COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

01/18 – 05/18, Digital Marketing Executive (intern)

VSU College of Agriculture, Petersburg, VA

  • Developed content for social media platforms, including Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram responsible for commenting and interacting with followers on each platform; responded to inquiries for services with appropriate responses for customer service, educational research and responses, and educational branding; created / posted content on www.twitter.com/VSU_AG, www.Facebook.com/VsuCollegeOfAgriculture, youtube.com/channel/UCMRWJG7BSFzcN4Y4TVGllog
  • Collaborated with marketing and communications teams on standardization, design, and production of marketing materials; edited, revised, and quality assures marketing content

2013 – present, Video Production Assistant (volunteer)

Calvary Community Church, Hampton, VA

  • Record/edit video and sound projects, select program format for final output, capture/import media, organize raw media, edit footage and sound files, create and insert static motion graphics, add music/voice-over/sound effects (SFX)
  • Conduct on-location videography, in-studio green screen production, and audio engineering using equipment, valued at over $100K, including Data video SEB-1200 SE-1200MU 6-Input Switcher and RMC-260 Controller Bundle; Sony SHDC-2000 Multiformat Camera System, 2/3″ CCD, 1080p Resolution, White; 4K Camcorder, ORDRO AC3 Ultra HD Video Camera 1080P 60FPS IR Night Vision Camcorder and WiFi Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital; Libec LX10 Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System w/ Floor-Level; PortaCom COM-60FC 6 Headset Wired Intercom System
  • Publish digital content to social media (Facebook, Twitter.), including: www.c3hampton.org/, www.facebook.com/C3Hampton, and www.twitter.com/C3Hampton 

09/12 – 06/14, Radio Personality / Reporter / Newscaster

WFOS 88.7 FM, Chesapeake, VA

  • Researched potential news or feature stories; presented local news and feature reports in the ‘public radio style’ on both local and national news programs including national news programs, including Fox News Talk, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC (https://tunein.com/radio/WFOS-887-s44966)
  • Investigated, wrote, and produced investigative and human-interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects; combined video, audio and graphics to convey each story

OTHER PROFESSIONAL, BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

07/18 – present, Sales Associate

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Chesapeake, VA

  • Perform customer service and develop sales of merchandise, interacting with ~150-200 customers (as many as 1,000 during holidays) per 6-8-hour shift, with sales of $50-$1,000 daily of specialty sports equipment, including Nordic Track, Schwinn, BowFlex, Horizon, Fitness Gear, and Ethos brands for cycles, bikes, trainers, treadmills, weight sets / benches, and bags with retail prices from $149 up to $2K
  • Performed cash register transactions (cash, check and credit cards); upselling customer reward programs; increased donations ($1-$5) for sports related associations, and upsold protection plans and warranties
  • Perform customer service, floor stocking, and merchandise displays for floor and stock items; responsible for ensuring inventory on the floor, as well as in stock; setting up merchandise per planograms; performing housekeeping for floor displays
  • Supervise 2-3 sales associates performing cross-selling of products and processing point of sale (POS) purchases; train new employees on job responsibilities and tasks, including cash register operations
  • Liaise / communicate with vendors on behalf of customers resulting on resolutions for equipment issues, as well as educate self and associates on product points for merchandise; use store sales and coupons to ensure customer purchases

08/17 – 07/18, Full-Time Student

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • 2018, Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA; Courses: Audio Production, Mass Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Public Speaking, Media Technology, Public Presentation, Public Relations, History of Film, Media Theory, Media Management, Media Law & Ethics, Digital Marketing, Advanced Radio Production, TV Production, Writing for Broadcasting, History of Broadcasting, Voice and Diction, and Photo Journalism
  • 2014, Radio/ TV/ Audio Production, Chesapeake Science of Center and Technology, VA
  • Advanced Diploma, Oscar F. Smith High School, Chesapeake, VA

HONORS / LANGUAGES

  • 2014, Member, National Technical Honors Society, Chesapeake Science Center & Technology, Chesapeake, VA
  • Spanish: basic conversational level

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: Advertising, audio, audio engineering, Audio Production, branding, Broadcasting, CNBC, CNN, Communications Specialist, Customer Service, design, digital content, Digital Marketing, Facebook, Fox News, graphics, green screen, human-interest stories, Instagram, Journalism, marketing, Mass Communications, Media Technology, merchandise displays, MSNBC, music/voice-over, news, newscaster, Photo Journalism, Pinterest, production, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Radio Production, Reporter, social media, sound effects (SFX), Trained, Television / TV Production, Twitter, Video Production, videography, Voice and Diction

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Joshua R. Kennedy – Digital Marketing / Communication Specialist

Joshua R. Kennedy

Chesapeake, VA 23320

j.kennedy96@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE: Digital Marketing / Communications Specialist

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

  • 7+ years, Video Production (non-profit, videography / audio recording)
  • 2 years, Radio Media Personality (newscaster; communications media)
  • 1.5+ years, Customer Service / Retail Sales  
  • 4 months, Communications / Marketing (digital marketing, social media)

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT / COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

  • Software: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, MS Office, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Speed Grad CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, and Flash editing, MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Equipment: drones, stage lighting rigs, gimbals, audio mixers, teleprompters, boom microphones, Lavalier microphone, Sony HD Cams, GoPro, Canons, Nikons, & DSLRs
  • Camera equipment (cameras, lenses, tripods, camera mounts); Audio equipment (wireless microphones, audio cables, audio recorders, boom microphones); Lights (camera lights, footlights, spotlights)

COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

01/18 – 05/18, Digital Marketing Executive (intern)

VSU College of Agriculture, Petersburg, VA

  • Developed content for social media platforms, including Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram responsible for commenting and interacting with followers on each platform; responded to inquiries for services with appropriate responses for customer service, educational research and responses, and educational branding; created / posted content on www.twitter.com/VSU_AG, www.Facebook.com/VsuCollegeOfAgriculture, youtube.com/channel/UCMRWJG7BSFzcN4Y4TVGllog
  • Collaborated with marketing and communications teams on standardization, design, and production of marketing materials; edited, revised, and quality assures marketing content

2013 – present, Video Production Assistant (volunteer)

Calvary Community Church, Hampton, VA

  • Record/edit video and sound projects, select program format for final output, capture/import media, organize raw media, edit footage and sound files, create and insert static motion graphics, add music/voice-over/sound effects (SFX)
  • Conduct on-location videography, in-studio green screen production, and audio engineering using equipment, valued at over $100K, including Data video SEB-1200 SE-1200MU 6-Input Switcher and RMC-260 Controller Bundle; Sony SHDC-2000 Multiformat Camera System, 2/3″ CCD, 1080p Resolution, White; 4K Camcorder, ORDRO AC3 Ultra HD Video Camera 1080P 60FPS IR Night Vision Camcorder and WiFi Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital; Libec LX10 Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System w/ Floor-Level; PortaCom COM-60FC 6 Headset Wired Intercom System
  • Publish digital content to social media (Facebook, Twitter.), including: www.c3hampton.org/, www.facebook.com/C3Hampton, and www.twitter.com/C3Hampton 

09/12 – 06/14, Radio Personality / Reporter / Newscaster

WFOS 88.7 FM, Chesapeake, VA

  • Researched potential news or feature stories; presented local news and feature reports in the ‘public radio style’ on both local and national news programs including national news programs, including Fox News Talk, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC (https://tunein.com/radio/WFOS-887-s44966)
  • Investigated, wrote, and produced investigative and human-interest stories about celebrities and iconic news subjects; combined video, audio and graphics to convey each story

OTHER PROFESSIONAL, BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

07/18 – present, Sales Associate

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Chesapeake, VA

  • Perform customer service and develop sales of merchandise, interacting with ~150-200 customers (as many as 1,000 during holidays) per 6-8-hour shift, with sales of $50-$1,000 daily of specialty sports equipment, including Nordic Track, Schwinn, BowFlex, Horizon, Fitness Gear, and Ethos brands for cycles, bikes, trainers, treadmills, weight sets / benches, and bags with retail prices from $149 up to $2K
  • Performed cash register transactions (cash, check and credit cards); upselling customer reward programs; increased donations ($1-$5) for sports related associations, and upsold protection plans and warranties
  • Perform customer service, floor stocking, and merchandise displays for floor and stock items; responsible for ensuring inventory on the floor, as well as in stock; setting up merchandise per planograms; performing housekeeping for floor displays
  • Supervise 2-3 sales associates performing cross-selling of products and processing point of sale (POS) purchases; train new employees on job responsibilities and tasks, including cash register operations
  • Liaise / communicate with vendors on behalf of customers resulting on resolutions for equipment issues, as well as educate self and associates on product points for merchandise; use store sales and coupons to ensure customer purchases

08/17 – 07/18, Full-Time Student

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • 2018, Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA; Courses: Audio Production, Mass Communications, Journalism, Advertising, Public Speaking, Media Technology, Public Presentation, Public Relations, History of Film, Media Theory, Media Management, Media Law & Ethics, Digital Marketing, Advanced Radio Production, TV Production, Writing for Broadcasting, History of Broadcasting, Voice and Diction, and Photo Journalism
  • 2014, Radio/ TV/ Audio Production, Chesapeake Science of Center and Technology, VA
  • Advanced Diploma, Oscar F. Smith High School, Chesapeake, VA

HONORS / LANGUAGES

  • 2014, Member, National Technical Honors Society, Chesapeake Science Center & Technology, Chesapeake, VA
  • Spanish: basic conversational level

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: Advertising, audio, audio engineering, Audio Production, branding, Broadcasting, CNBC, CNN, Communications Specialist, Customer Service, design, digital content, Digital Marketing, Facebook, Fox News, graphics, green screen, human-interest stories, Instagram, Journalism, marketing, Mass Communications, Media Technology, merchandise displays, MSNBC, music/voice-over, news, newscaster, Photo Journalism, Pinterest, production, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Radio Production, Reporter, social media, sound effects (SFX), Trained, Television / TV Production, Twitter, Video Production, videography, Voice and Diction

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