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BIO

I am an aspiring video and film producer as well as multimedia journalist.

Since the age of 15, I have been working as freelancer for a local newspaper in Pforzheim, Germany, mainly as online news editor and sports reporter, for over 5 year.

 

After completing high school and conducting two internships (print and video), I moved to Frankfurt to pursue a degree in American and English Studies at Goethe University.

 

When I was 21, I moved to the United States to study Strategic Communication with minors in World Languages and Film Production at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

 

After interning at a local newspaper in Southern Oklahoma in summer 2022, I am now looking for a summer internship 2023 to further improve my skill set.

 

Currently, I am contributing to several short films as actor, assistant director, audio technician, and PR officer. I am also building my own satire news website Morning News Tonight.

RESUME

 
Professional ​
info​​

With over 8+ years in the field of cross-media journalism and social media marketing as well as 2+ years in video and film production, I am skilled in a variety of different areas.

 
Work​
Experience​
The Southwestern

SWOSU student news site in Weatherford, OK.

www.thesouthwestern.org

Video Journalist

10/2021 - 08/2022

- Covering campus and local/state issues

- Filming & Interviewing

- Video Editing

Highlight:

News video about the problems medical marijuana imposes on Oklahoma (incl. interviews with House Rep. & professor)

Editor for News, Web, Video & Social Media

08/2020 - 09/2021

- Writing & delegating news stories

- Web Editing

- Using social media to promote website content

- Video Producing

Highlights:

- News video about the $89 million upgrade of Oklahoma City's World Rogers World Airport (incl. interview with Airport Director)

- News articles about a criminal breaking into dormitories on campus after the administration failed to warn its students

- Raising daily visits from 5-10 to over 100 on average, Facebook followers from 35 to more than 1,500

News Reporter

10/2019 - 07/2020

- Writing about campus news

- Conducting interviews

- Redesigning website thesouthwestern.org

Highlight:

Successfully redesigning the online news site

African Special Tours
Travel agency focused on luxury travels to the Southern and Eastern parts of Africa in Bad Vilbel, Germany.
www.ast-reisen.de
Web Content Writer
11/2018 - 07/2019
- Researching and writing about different countries in Africa
- Working with travel designers to create detailed travel descriptions
Highlight:
Filling almost all pages (different countries, travels, different type of travels) on the website with PR texts
Pforzheimer Zeitung

 

Local daily subscription newspaper with around 29,000 sold copies each day in Pforzheim, Germany. PZ-news is the online news site of Pforzheimer Zeitung with 3.3 million visits and 9.2 million page impressions per month.

www.pz-news.de

Sports Reporter (freelance)

11/2016 - 08/2019

 

- Writing about sport events, e.g. soccer or basketball

- Conducting interviews with players and coaches

- Taking pictures

Hightlight:

Building, maintaining and using relationships across the local sports community

Web Content Writer & Editor (freelance)

​03/2014 - 08/2019

 

- Editing news content, e.g. from DPA (German Press Agency)

- Writing small articles, e.g. police reports

- Publishing & posting breaking news stories

- Working with Content Management System (CMS)

- Independent website maintenance on weekends

- Live reporting from events (mostly sports)

- Working with PR teams of police and fire departments

- Taking photos

Highlight:

Advancing my skills in fast and reliable web content writing & editing

Professional Skills

Writing short and in-depth articles

Research & Interviewing

Photographing

Video Filming

Video Editing

Social Media

Web Development & Editing

SEO 

Computer Skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe After Effects (basic)

Adobe Audition (basic)

iMovie (basic)

Python Coding (basic)

Creative Skills

Experimental & outside-the-box mindset

Challenging norms & breaking rules

Visual thinking/imagination

Pattern recognition

Abstract & micro/macro thinking

Social Skills

Outgoing & positive attitude

Teamplayer

Tolerant & open-minded

Diplomatic problem-solving

Straightforward communication

Public Speaking

Languages

German (Native)

English (fluently)

French (basic)

Spanish (basic)

 
Internships
The Lawton Constitution

06/2022 - 08/2022

The Lawton Constitution is a local newspaper in Lawton, Oklahoma.

https://www.swoknews.com/

- Covering local topics, city committee meetings, camps, events, court

- Taking photos, videos e.g. from accidents, fires, evacuations

TV-BW Medienproduktion

11/2016 - 02/2017

TV-BW is a local video production company in Pforzheim, Germany, producing image films, broadcasts, news videos, etc. for PZ-news, local businesses, city governments, and various TV channels.

https://www.tvbw-medien.de/

 

- Gaining insights into camera work & editing

- Using green screen, teleprompter, lighting, in a professional studio

- Helping with shoots of news videos (such as accidents, fires, etc.)

Highlight:

Helping on set of a short film production

Pforzheimer Zeitung, Local & Sports

08/2016 - 10/2016

- Getting to know the work in Sports & Local section

- Conducting interviews and research stories

- Learn how to work with newspaper layout software 'Dialog'

- Learn about dynamics and working processes in a newspaper

Highlight:

Writing the lead story for the local section (How Pforzheim is prepared for a catastrophe such as floods, storms, etc.)

Der Tagesspiegel, Sports

​08/2019

Der Tagesspiegel is a daily national subscription newspaper located in Berlin, Germany, with a circulation of around 148,000 copies.

www.tagesspiegel.de/

 

- Editing short articles & putting them into the layout software

- Writing about sport events, e.g. soccer or basketball

- Conducting interviews

Highlight:

Interview with Willy Kuhweide, olympic champion in sailing (1964)

PZ-news, Pforzheimer Zeitung Online

​02/2014 - 03/2014

- Editing news content, e.g. from the DPA (German Press Agency)

- Creating small articles, e.g. police reports

- Utilizing Content Management System (CMS)

Highlight:

Securing myself a job as freelance journalist

(Internship certificates are available upon request)

References
Dr. Lisa Boyles   
      Chair of the Department of Art, Communication and Theatre
      at SWOSU


Dr. Loran Lewis   
      Journalism Professor at SWOSU

Jürgen Th. Müller   
      Managing Director at TV-BW

Magnus Schlecht   
      Editor-in-Chief at Pforzheimer Zeitung

Friedhard Teuffel   
      Head of Sports Department at Der Tagesspiegel

Thomas Kurtz   
      Head of PZ-news, Pforzheimer Zeitung Online

(Letters of recommendation are available upon request)
Education
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford, OK

08/2019 - present

 

​Major: B.A. Strategic Communication

Minor: World Languages & Film Production

6 semesters completed, GPA: 3.5

Major courses:

Media Law & Ethics, Writing for Mass Media, Intro to Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Strategic Communication Design, Communication Theory, Intro to Strategic Communication, Multimedia Production

Goethe University
Frankfurt, Germany

​04/2018 - 07/2019

 

Major: American Studies (B.A.)

Minor: English Studies

3 semesters completed, GPA: 3.25

American Studies pursues an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on American literature, history, and culture with a strong emphasis on film and media studies.

(Transcripts are available upon request)

Further Education (LinkedIn)
Become a Cinematographer

Completed: 02/2022

Learning Path with 7h 44m course material

 

Courses:

Narrative Fundamentals, Working on Set, Hands On Techniques, Camera Movement for Video Production, Cinematic Video Lighting

Become a Video Production Crewmember
In Progress
​Learning Path with 10h 24m course material

 

Courses:

Learning Video Lighting, Video Lighting and Grip Basics, Cameras and Shooting, Lighting Design, Location Lighting, Location Audio Recording

(Certificates are available upon request)

Volunteer
Food & Resource Center
Weatherford, OK

09/2021 - present

 

- ~3 hours/week, 60 hours total

- Working in warehouse & with clients

Collegiate Activity Board (SWOSU)
Weatherford, OK

​09/2019 - present 

 

- 40 hours/semester, 240 hours total

- Organizing & conducting events, fundraisers, etc.

SG Pforzheim/Eutingen
Pforzheim, Germany

02/2017 - 12/2017

 

- SG Pforzheim/Eutingen is a local handball club for which I wrote previews and reports about games for its website

(Certificates for Food & Resource Center and Collegiate Activity Board are available upon request)

Honors & Awards
Jack B. Shelton & Walter Crouch Scholar

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

Academic Year 2022-23

 
Journalism Award

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

Academic Year 2021-22

Ted Ray Pyle Memorial Scholar

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Language and Literature Department

Academic Year 2021-22

Cedrick L. Crink Memorial Scholar

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Department of Art, Communication, and Theatre

Fall 2021

President's Honor Roll

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Fall 2019

Spring 2022

Dean's Honor Roll

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Spring 2021 

Induction into Alpha Mu Gamma
National collegiate foreign language honor society
Spring 2020
(Certificates are available upon request)