Elise Widerlite

Resume

 

EXPERIENCE 

ABC News, Washington, D.C. May 2014–August 2014

NewsOne Intern

  • Covered, monitored and logged Washington-based news events; selected and edited clips in Avid with a keen attention to detail, producing more than 60 video segments for use by more than 180 ABC affiliates and international clients
  • Conducted interviews for use in correspondent and affiliate packages
  • Assisted NewsOne team in the fast-paced newsroom and supported correspondents and producers during live shots
  • Reported and wrote stories for ABC News Politics and edited and produced video content for ABC News Digital

The Daily Meal, New York, N.Y., May 2013–August 2013
Video Intern

  • Shot, edited, and produced more than 30 videos for The Daily Meal Video Network; hosted eight videos as on-camera talent
  • Assisted the video reporter and producer with set-up on daily shoots
  • Wrote news briefs and copy for videos
  • Managed online video content and weekly publication schedule, including booking talent and preparing two videos to go live on the website daily
  • Responsible for compiling a music library for future videos

WTOP Radio, Washington, D.C., January 2013–May 2013
News Intern

Dormify, Rockville, Md., Summer 2012
Social Media and Marketing Intern

  • Managed marketing strategy and outreach on social media platforms
  • Created product descriptions for new dorm room arrivals and wrote blog posts on design trends for the e-commerce site

EDUCATION
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Fall 2011–Spring 2015

  • B.A. in English with minors in journalism and psychology, Summa Cum Laude
  • 4.0 cumulative GPA
  • Relevant coursework: Introduction to Journalism, Digital News, Media Techniques, Media Law in the Digital Age, TV & American Society and Journalism Capstone

Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark, Fall 2013

  • Relevant coursework: Cross Cultural Communication and International Reporting

Bullis School, Potomac, Md., Fall 2001–Spring 2011

  • Graduated in the top five percent of my class. Member of National Honor Society. 4.0 GPA.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Spoon University, Georgetown Chapter, Spring 2014–May 2015
Video Director & Co-Founder of the Spoon University Georgetown Club

  • Shot, edited and produced video content for the online college food magazine
  • Responsible for building and supervising photo team; provided feedback to staff photographers and and approved photos before publication

The Hoya, Georgetown University, Spring 2012–May 2015

Staff Writer

  • Wrote restaurant reviews, covering local trends and restaurant news
  • Contributed to the annual food issue

Georgetown University Dance Company, Fall 2011–May 2015
Company Member

  • Costume coordinator (Fall 2012-Spring 2014); Treasurer (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
  • Choreograph and stage original pieces for biannual pre-professional performance

Georgetown College Peer Advisor, Summer 2012–Spring 2013

  • Advised incoming Georgetown College freshmen on selected academic courses and served as a general resource for inquiries related to academic and social life

Georgetown University Tour Guide, Summer 2012

  • Led tours of Georgetown’s main campus, commanding the attention of many summer visitors

HONORS & AWARDS

Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University Chapter, Delta of the District of Columbia

  • Awarded to the top two percent of Class of 2015 Juniors demonstrating outstanding academic achievements and breadth of studies in the liberal arts and sciences

SKILLS

  • Experienced in video editing, video production and audio editing, using the following software and equipment: Avid, Final Cut Pro X, iNews, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Sony HD Handycam Camcorder and JVC Cameras
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

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