AMY ELIZABETH BENNETT

917.548.9717 | amyelizabethbennett@gmail.com

EXPERIENCE

   The Gamer Agency / Microsoft                                                                                             Oct 2016 - August 2017

   Digital Producer                                                                                                                        New York, NY

  • Produce live and as-live streaming content for Microsoft properties, taking concepts from inception to live stream out of the Microsoft broadcast studio
  • Collaborate with director and showrunner in the control room
  •  Schedule 50+ employees for daily production in studio
  •  Produce comedy sketches on location about gaming for a wide audience

   Freelance                                                                                                                                     Feb 2012 – Oct 2016

Producer, Writer, Copyeditor                                                                                                    New York, NY

  • Worked primarily as a Producer and Copyeditor for multiple clients:

o   Producer | CIGNA | New York, Connecticut, Boston | March 2014 – July 2014 | Producer and coordinator for the Cigna Creative Communications team and Boston-area production company Element, for a series of B2C, B2B and pre-roll videos for Cigna’s Go You campaign

o   Producer | Wolf & Shark Productions | Jan 2016 – Present | Short docs

o   Copyeditor | Violence Against Women Act grant programs | March 2016 - Oct 2016

o   Co-Editor and Writer | Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, a publication of the Civic Research Institute | 2013-2017

   UNICEF                                                                                                                                      Mar 2011 – Feb 2012

   Communications Consultant                                                                                            New York, NY

  • Developed communications strategies and social media outreach for the Children’s Rights and Business Principles
  • Supported the Strategic Partnership Unit with communications materials, case studies and Web stories for presentation to UNICEF’s Executive Board

   LLNS / Omnicom                                                                                                                     May 2010-Mar 2011

   Interactive Quality Control Officer                                                                                         New York, NY

  • Executed quality control on all multimedia content for use online, in interactive presentation software and email
  • Documented design and functionality changes during build process
  • Produced and edited videos for digital projects for clients and the public

   Vidicom                                                                                                                                         Jan 2010-Mar 2010

   Production Manager                                                                                                         New York, NY

  • Re-organized this multimedia marketing company’s production department by hiring new staff, implementing better scheduling procedures and improving communication between departments
  • Executive Produced New York Spring Fashion Week coverage: managed 17 shoots to deliver produced video pieces and B-roll for eight clients to national, local and web-based broadcast outlets
  • Scheduled shoots, booked crews, produced segments, scripted and tracked video pieces while remaining within a strict budget

   UNICEF                                                                                                                                       Oct 2006-Jan 2010

   Assignment Editor and Producer                                                                                      New York, NY

  • Assigned and managed local/international production of at least 20 Web stories and video packages per week for online distribution (90 million page views per month)
  • Improved quality control for incoming video; supervised video editing and distribution to internal UNIFEED distribution system, The Newsmarket (direct to broadcasters), social media platforms and homepage.
  • Produced video packages, wrote scripts and Web text, and copy edited Web stories

Nielsen (Formerly Nielsen IAG)                                                                                                  Nov 2005 – Oct 2006

   Associate Managing Editor                                                                                                 New York, NY

  • Managed and trained roughly 120 writers and editors (on- and off-site) during
  • live nightly production of IAG’s primetime television surveys and metrics
  •  Conducted final edit on survey product; quality control for all data

   Fox News Channel                                                                                                                          2001 – 2004

   Writer, Producer                                                                                                                              New York, NY

  • Handled breaking news stories, wrote script copy for anchors and booked
  • and pre-interviewed guests for live and taped segments; significant coverage during this period included 9-11 and the second Iraq War
  • Assisted in production of historic back-to-back interviews with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as well as several interviews with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf; with Former Israeli President Shimon Peres; and with political and entertainment newsmakers

   CBS News Foreign Desk                                                                                                                 Jan 1997-Dec 1997

   Associate Producer                                                                                                                New York, NY

  • Chased global stories and monitored breaking news; facilitated incoming material from correspondents and stringers around the world

   CBS Evening News                                                                                                                         Sept 1994-Jan 1997

   Assistant to Dan Rather                                                                                                                 New York, NY

  • Acted as right hand to Dan Rather for all broadcast duties: the CBS Evening News,
  • 48 Hours, Dan Rather Reports, public appearances and speeches
  • Traveled nationally to assist with public appearances, interviews and Evening News broadcasts
  • Published in “Deadlines and Datelines” by Dan Rather

EDUCATION

          Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York

  • Master of International Affairs (May 2000) International Media and Communications
  • Editor-in-Chief of Communiqué, the student newspaper

Pepperdine University, Malibu CA

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Minor in English
  •  Completed two overseas summer programs in Florence, Italy

VOLUNTEER WORK

International Women Artist’s Salon | Multimedia Producer/Event Coordinator

StoryForwardNYC | Core staff & social media

Anjellicle Cats Rescue | Staff member: social media, video production, writing, fundraising

  • Co-produced, stage-managed and directed three cabaret shows (the “Catbaret”)