Education bachelor of Arts, Journalism with minor in Radio and Television Northern Kentucky University, 1996 Master of Arts, Communication with emphasis in Film and Video Studies Florida Atlantic University, 2005 work history



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Wes Akers

XXXX Grey Stable Lane

Highland Heights, KY 41076

(937) X8X-7XX0



www.WesAkers.com

akersw@nku.edu


EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism with minor in Radio and Television

Northern Kentucky University, 1996


Master of Arts, Communication with emphasis in Film and Video Studies

Florida Atlantic University, 2005


WORK HISTORY
2000, 2004-Present

  • Lecturer, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky

Courses taught: Single Camera Production, Multi-camera Production, Intro to Mass Media, Race/Gender and the Media (Online), Advanced News Production,

Advanced News Writing, Intro to Telecommunications, Intro to Mass Media, Documentary Film and Theory, Public Speaking, Broadcast Productions Special Topics (included: Studio’89 live concert series for KET/PBS, Norse Media News Program, Florence Freedom minor league baseball video board, The NKU Sports Show, and live telecasts of NKU basketball, volleyball, softball and baseball games for the ASUN-TV Network.


2011-Present

  • Free-lance television/radio special assignment producer of news documentaries for national distribution to public broadcasting stations from member station WTIU-TV and WFIU public radio and television at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana .


2012-Present

  • Director/Producer of live sports telecasts for sporting events at Northern Kentucky University for the Atlantic Sun athletic conference’s ASUN-TV Network


1997- Present

  • Free-lance television production (camera, audio, replay/playback operator)

Main Employers: Fox Sports Ohio, ESPN, ESPN2, HBO, The Cincinnati Reds,

The Cincinnati Bengals, F/X ,PBS, ABC, CBS College Sports Network


1999- Present

Create post-production videos including commercials, public service

announcements, and corporate videos. Create television productions, and operate a daily online news clipping service. Prominent clients include or have included: The Cincinnati Reds, The Council of State Governments, The Carl Linder Family, Insight Communications, The City of Newport, Kentucky, Actaris US Gas.

2011


  • Taught graduate-level Broadcast Journalism Bootcamp at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (Summer semester)

2006, 1995



Duties Included: Assisted producer with recording and preparing sound bites

and screening callers for the public affairs show, “Speaking Frankly.” Also

assisted with election night coverage: coordinated field reports from reporters,

recorded sound bites, and edited copy.

2002- 2004


Courses taught included: Film Appreciation, Public Speaking, Intro to

Communication Processes and Rhetoric


1999-2000

  • Director/Producer/Anchor, “Frankfort: Northern Kentucky’s Perspective”

Duties Included: Produced a weekly half-hour television news program focusing

on legislative issues about Kentucky’s state government


1989- 2000

  • Free-Lance Writer

Publications Included: Kentucky Monthly Magazine, State Government News,

Recorder Community Newspapers of Northern Kentucky, The Northerner (NKU),

Shout Magazine (Columbus, OH), The Guardian (Wright State University), Brookville Star (Brookville, OH)
1996-1999


  • News Reporter/ Videographer, “Northern Kentucky Tonight”

Duties included: Writing, editing, shooting, and voicing news packages,VOs, and

VOSOTs. Also produced cut-ins for CNN Headline News in Northern

Kentucky. Provided video footage for Cincinnati, Ohio CBS affiliate, WKRC

Channel 12, and ABC affiliate WCPO Channel 9.


CREATIVE HONORS & AWARDS



  • Camera operator for Midwest Regional Emmy (1999) for “Live Sports Coverage” of Cincinnati Reds baseball with Fox Sports Net Ohio.

  • Camera operator for Midwest Regional Emmy (2002) for “Live Sports Coverage” of Columbus Bluejackets hockey for Fox Sports Net Ohio.

  • Camera operator for Cincinnati Reds winning scoreboard productions of two Golden Matrix Awards (2005) given by the Image Display & Entertainment Association for the best in-house video productions at arenas and stadiums in North America. First place for “Best Overall Video Display” and first place for “Best Video Display” in baseball.

  • Telly Award (2007) for “Studio ‘89” for Kentucky’s PBS affiliates

  • Telly Award (2007) for “NKU News” in online student program category

  • Nominee Midwest Regional Emmy (2010) for “Sporting Event/Game-Live/Unedited” Cincinnati Bengals Pre-Season Television on WKRC-TV

  • Camera operator for Midwest Regional Emmy (2010) for “Sporting Event/Game-Live/Unedited”, High School Football Game of the Week, Fox Sports Ohio


PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS


  • To ‘B’ or Not to ‘B’: Keeping Broadcasting in the Electronic Media and Broadcasting Major at Northern Kentucky University” panel presentation at Broadcast Education Association national convention in Las Vegas, NV 2012.

  • Summer Bootcamp: Preparing Graduate Students with Multi-media Journalism Skills to Work in a Converged Newsroom at Indiana University” panel presentation at Broadcast Education Association national convention in Las Vegas, NV 2012.



UNIVERSITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

- Committee member for hiring of chair for Communication Dept. at NKU (2012)



  • Advisor WNTV student television station (2004-2005)

  • Attended BEA/NAB/RTNDA National Conferences 2005-present

  • Attended Public Radio News Director Assoc. National Conference 2007

  • Member of hiring committee for EMB tenure track position Fall ’06

  • Creator and Advisor for NKU student chapter of the National Broadcasting Society & Alpha Epsilon Rho honor society (2007-2009)

  • Co-advisor and Co-creator of Society of Professional Journalists chapter at NKU (2008-2009)

  • Supervisor & Coordinator of ushers for National Communication Association’s national conference in Miami, FL 2003

  • Supervised videotaping of Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference of Storytelling Studies in 2004 at Florida Atlantic University


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (Past and Present)


  • Society of Professional Journalists

  • Radio Television Digital News Association

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Broadcast Education Association

  • National Broadcasting Society

  • National Communication Association


VOLUNTEER VIDEO PRODUCTIONS


  • Producer, Greater Cincinnati SIDS Foundation informative video

  • Producer, The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky informative video

  • Producer/Director, The Cincinnati Reds Community Fund TV Commercial

  • Producer, Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association webisodes

  • Director, Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s telecast of (2009) Volleyball state tournament and championship


COMPETENCY OF SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
I have experience using the following non-linear editing, special effects, composition, website building, graphic design and other computer software applications:

  • Mac & Windows operating systems

  • Avid Media Composer and Newscutter

  • Avid iNews

  • Avid Isis Network

  • Final-Cut Pro

  • Soundtrack

  • LiveType

  • DVD Studio Pro

  • iDVD

  • Deamweaver

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Pro Tools

  • Cool Edit/Adobe Audition

  • Microsoft Office

  • Compix Media CG & versions of Chyron (Lyric)

  • WordPress


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