James Sneddon - Resumé
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Location: Edmonton, AB, Canada
School: NAIT
Major: Radio and Television - Television

James Sneddon - Resumé

James Sneddon

James Archie Sneddon
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9044 208 St NW
Edmonton, AB
T5T 1X6

BACKGROUND

-Graduate of the Radio and Television program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
-Have experience on-camera as a live reporter, sports reporter, video journalist and anchor.
-Aim to pursue a career in sports broadcasting as a reporter for a professional team.
-Quick to learn the infrastructure of an organization and key personnel.
-Keen to implement my own creativity and ideas on major projects.

EXPERIENCE

Content Creator (Intern) Sherwood Park Crusaders, Sherwood Park, Alta. Jan. 2020 – Apr. 2020

-Worked for a junior-level hockey team as part of my internship.
-Gathered b-roll of games and practices, as well as helping with production duties.
-Conducted interviews with players post-game and -practice.
-Wrote articles for the team’s official website.
-Built and maintained relationships with players, coaches, and the media team.

Guest Experience Associate Oilers Entertainment Group, Edmonton, Alta. Jul. 2016 – Sep. 2019

-Assisted guests with a variety of problems and concerns.
-Built good relationships with co-workers across different departments.
-Ensured that guests and spectators maintained a respectful environment.
-Interacted with regular visitors and season ticket holders to create “I remember” moments.

EDUCATION

Radio and Television (Television) – Diploma
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alta.
Sep. 2018 – Apr. 2020

-Conducted a variety of on-camera and production tasks for NAIT NewsWatch.
-Gained knowledge of the functions of a news room and roles within studio production.
-Used industry-style cameras to gather b-roll, stand-ups and interviews.
-Awarded the Jason Lang scholarship in Feb. 2020 for obtaining two consecutive semesters with over a 3.0 GPA.

Bachelor of Communications (Hons. Journalism) – Degree
MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alta.
Sep. 2016 – Apr. 2018

-Learned the basics of writing, rhetoric, and the legal elements of journalism.
-Gained an understanding of communication theories, including verbal, non-verbal and printed forms of communication.

Alberta High School Diploma
Jasper Place High School, Edmonton, Alta.
Sep. 2014 – Jun. 2015
-Graduated in 2015 with all necessary 30-level courses.
-Worked as an ambassador for the Jasper Place Rebels senior girls’ basketball team during the school’s annual REB tournament.

General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE)
The Hayfield School, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sep. 2008 – July. 2014

-Completed GCSEs in the summer of 2013, obtaining 11 pass grades.

OTHER PROJECTS
-Wrote two fan-based articles and blogs for West Ham United’s official website. -Wrote in an opinion column for The West Ham Way, a soccer podcast regarding West Ham United, my favourite team in sports.
-Created a project called “Jensen Saves”, a sports feature about a goaltender’s plan to raise money for a charity that supports families dealing with brain injuries.

HOBBIES
-Exercising
-Travelling
-Learning foreign languages
-Watching a variety of sports, either live or on TV -Reading and writing for sports-related blogs

SKILLS
-Final Cut Pro X
-Adobe Audition
-Microsoft Word
-Microsoft PowerPoint

REFERENCES

Chris Durham
Radio and Television Instructor, NAIT
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Spencer Love
Marketing Director, Sherwood Park Crusaders
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Jeanette Dube
Radio and Television Instructor, NAIT
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Sports, reporting