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Joseph William Petro

Writer, Editor, Photographer, Videographer, Sojo, and Multimedia

Location icon United States

JOSEPH WILLIAM PETRO
1323 East Gibson Street Scranton, Pa 18510
Tel: (570) 507-2945
Email: [email protected]

WORK HISTORY

Producer/Board Operator
Wilk News Radio/Penguins Hockey
Pittston, Pa
(August 2014 - Present)

As a producer for Entercom, I am tasked with producing shows and working with the talent in order to produce a worthwhile listening experience. In this position, I run the audio board, construct the run down of the spots that will be ran, record and edit highlights and direct the talent on how the show will be run.

Production
WNEP-TV
Moosic, Pa
(July 2014 - Nov. 2014)

As a member of the ABC affiliate, I am in charge of camera operations both robotics and manual remote broadcasting. Furthermore, I have been tasked to arrange and maintain the aesthetic and performance of the studio. Other duties include setting up audio, lighting, prompter and reviewing the rundown for possible errors. This job has taught me a great deal about broadcasting operations, how news stories are constructed and presented and to apply my learned skills in a real news environment.

Production - Camera Operator
Scranton/Wilkes-barre Railriders
Moosic, Pa
(July 2014 - September 2014) (Seasonal)

As a member of Fan Vision, I was tasked with producing footage of the game, events and patrons for television and highlight reels for sports newscasts. I produced content with both remote and stationary camera equipment. My duties included managing talent before pre-game and other interviews and to make sure the schedule remained on track for events and segments of the broadcast.

Station Manager
VMFM 91.7
Scranton, Pa
(Aug.. 2010 - May 2014)

Recruited and trained radio staff. Supervised, motivated, and monitored team performance. Performed scheduling and maintained detailed documentation of the station's programming, logs, and efficiency. Program development, identified new ways to increase performance, and developed management strategies.

Served as on-air personality
Managed 60 staff members per semester.
Managed and lead a committee of 5 station directors.
Helped create a "green logging system" to save on waste.
VMFM nominated for MTVU Woodie Award.
Electric City "Best College Radio Station" Winner 3 years in a row

Intern/Staff Writer
Scranton Times-Tribune
Scranton, PA
Credit Based Internship
(May 2013 - August 2013)

The duties of the position included meeting story deadlines, interviewing, story development, copyediting, research, page layout and photography. This was a great opportunity to learn about applying the skills that were learned in an academic into a real world situation. Furthermore, I learned about newsroom educate, budgeting, sourcing and how to establish ties with my local community or beat.

Society for Collegiate Journalists
Marywood University Chapter
Scranton, Pa

Historian (Jan. 2012 - Feb. 2014) - The duties of this position included archiving historical records for the Marywood Chapter, documenting through photography and video events and significant moments and providing detailed accounts of each members meeting. Each member is given the task to increase the use of journalism and communications within the campus community.

President (Jan. 2011 - Jan. 2012) - Organized and lead meetings, events, discussions, and endeavors the group decided on pursuing to advance or improve campus media and communication.

Founding Member (Aug. 2010 - Present) - Participated in meetings, events, discussions, fundraisers, and efforts to enhance media and communication presence on campus.

The Wood Word
Marywood University’s Student Run Newspaper
Scranton, Pa

Photography Editor (Aug. 2012 - October 2013) - The duties of this position is to be in charge of the quality and integrity of the photographs being used. Providing photography that was minimally edited and to work with other editors and writers in order to choose a photograph that accurately depicted the content being presented. The position required providing assistance in creating cross platform media packages through video and video editing.

Summer News Director (May 2013 - Aug. 2013) - This position was co-organized by myself and the advisors of the publication in order to continue news coverage throughout the summer when staff were unavailable to cover stories. The sole responsibility of this position was to act as a sojo and to use various journalism skills to provide content. The advisors of the publication believed I was the perfect candidate for this position due to my skills in photography, writing, investigative journalism, videography, editing, cross platform journalism and my strong ties to the community.

Opinion Editorial Editor (Aug. 2010 - Aug. 2012) - Managed the Opinion section for Marywood University's student run newspaper. The duties of this position included setting deadlines for writers, drafted story ideas, edited and fact checked stories, photographed images, writing the editorial, and designed and layout the section. In addition, I constructed and wrote my own column called "Fueled by News."

EDUCATION

Marywood University
Scranton, Pa 18509
Class of 2014
Major- Broadcast Journalism
Minor- Photography

Learned journalism, broadcast, and web-based skills. Learned journalistic ethics, news media markets, documentary production, and video production. Worked on solo and group endeavors to produce print and news packages. Built upon both oral and written communication for various media platforms. Traveled internationally to Ireland to report on a different culture and in a different writing style. Learned the importance of new and existing journalistic techniques. Taught the importance of convergence and adaptation to social media.

Member of Society for Collegiate Journalists
Editor for The Wood Word
Radio Station Manager

MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

(SCJ) Society for Collegiate Journalists
(SCJ) Society for Collegiate Journalists 2013-2014 National First Place Sports Story Winner
(NPPA) National Press Photographers Association
Lamda Pi Eta - National Communication Association Honor Society, Rho Tau Chapter
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges winner and member

SOFTWARE/SYSTEM SKILLS

Mac and Pc, Photoshop, In-Design, Garage Band, Final Cut, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Sony Vegas, Illustrator, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Encoding Software, Power Director, Edius, image conversion software.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English
(Moderate) Spanish

REFERENCES

Ernest D. Mengoni
Marywood Coordinator of Broadcast Operations VMFM 91.7
(570) 348-6272
[email protected]

Ann L. Williams
Marywood Wood Word Advisor& Graduate Counselor/Admissions
(570) 340-6002 ext. 2368
[email protected]

Dr. Lindsey L. Wotanis
Marywood Wood Word and Broadcast Journalism Assistant Professor
(570) 499-1829
[email protected]

Faith Golay
Scranton Times-Tribune
(570) 840-7799
[email protected]

Victor Sweet
Fan Experience Manager
(518) 596-8790
[email protected]

Nancy Kman
WILK Newsradio Program Director
(570) 602-5703
[email protected]

Portfolio

Scranton Times-Tribune

Wood Word

The Wood Word
November 20, 2011
Mission possible

The Wood Word, Editorial Board (Joseph Petro)

Fueled by News

The Wood Word
April 3, 2011
Fueled by News

Joseph Petro Outlook Editor

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