BEN WILLIAMSON
 Resume EXPERIENCE WBTV News (Channel 3) July 2016—Present Anchor/Reporter Anchor, write, and produce multiple nightly newscast every Saturday and Sunday Hosted weekend morning newscast every Saturday and Sunday until September 2017 Manage the weekend crew of 15+ people that produce and air multiple hours of news every weekend Frequently fill in anchor for both morning and afternoon newscasts during the week Shoot, edit, write, and produce news stories and feature pieces for on-air shows during the week Report on-air for morning newscasts, evening newscasts, and late-night newscast Responsible for all facets of getting a story on air (one-man band). Proficient in shooting, editing, and writing while out in the field Strategically time social media posts, using content management systems, to receive maximum engagement and impressions from users. Garnered a personal following of over 20,000 people through professional Twitter and Facebook, and Instagram Helped coordinate coverage of major events such as the Death of Billy Graham, Presidential Visits, the 2020 Republican National Convention, the Charlotte Riots, and 3 major hurricanes. WTOC News (Channel 11) August 2012—July 2016 Anchor/Reporter Anchored, wrote, produced multiple nightly newscast every Saturday and Sunday Helped launch and solo anchor weekend morning newscast. Managed the weekend crew of 10+ people that produced and aired 4 hours of news every weekend. Shot, edited, wrote, produced news stories and feature pieces for on-air shows during the week. Covered local breaking news stories, national, and international breaking news stories. Responsible for all facets of getting a story on air (one-man band). Proficient in shooting, editing, and writing while out in the field. Fox 5 News (WAGA-TV) Summer 2011 Intern Wrote, edited, and produced own news stories/packages. Wrote stories for the 5, 6, and 10 pm newscasts. EDUCATION The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Major: Digital Broadcast Journalism, May 2012 Bachelor of Arts, Major: Communication Studies, May 2012 Cum. GPA: 3.84/4.0. Dean’s List all 4 years. Member Phi Beta Kappa SKILLS Efficient in Edius editing system, Experience with Avid editing system, Efficient in ENPS news program, Efficient with Ellipses web service, Efficient in social media video and editing, Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Efficient with remote contribution programs. LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE President—Di Gamma Kappa (Official Broadcast Society of the University of Georgia), Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Leader of over 100 students in the journalism industry and directly in charge of 7 executive members. Responsible for every facet of the organization (Scheduled speakers, ran bi-weekly meetings, scheduled organization trips, etc.). References Available Upon Request