Resume

VICTOR JACOBO

vic.r.jac@gmail.com | Resume – PDF

Experience

TouchVision TV

News Producer/Writer          August 2014 – January 2016

  • Pitched, produced and wrote headline and feature news on breaking, political, sports, business, tech and culture stories for a 24/7 broadcast and digital network that aired in 70% of U.S. television markets reaching approximately 20 million homes.
  • Wrote for broadcast script and online text that was aimed at younger, digital-savvy audiences.
  • Used AFP, Getty Images, CNN Newsource, AP Video Hub and Reuters Media Express services to acquire assets.

Production Assistant May 2014 – July 2014

  • Multi‐faceted newsroom asset, copy edited, proofed show for style and accuracy and organized assets for archival use.
  • Contacted and pre‐interviewed subjects through phone and email.

Team Wisconsin Cycling

Social Media Manager April 2015 ‐ present

  • Writing blog posts and updating social media accounts for the largest amateur cycling team in southeastern Wisconsin.

Football.com

Writer/Blogger December 2013 – present

  • Contributing news, feature and opinion articles to Football.com on U.S. and international soccer.

WXYZ‐TV ABC 7, Detroit

Freelance Field Producer          March 2014

  • Field produced coverage of the University of Michigan Wolverines for second and third rounds 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Milwaukee.

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Student Assistant          August – December 2013

  • Assisted Milwaukee Journal‐Sentinel investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dan Egan with research on threat of invasive species to the Great Lakes region in a feature series that won the Alfred I. duPont‐Columbia University Award.
  • Collaborated with editors, reporters, online designers and developers to create a published interactive timeline.

WBBM‐TV CBS 2, Chicago

News Intern          May – August 2013

  • Field produced with reporters and photographers at breaking news events, press conferences and general assignments.
  • Two field produced stories were featured on CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

WDJT‐TV CBS 58/Telemundo Wisconsin, Milwaukee

News Intern          May – August 2012

  • Field produced with reporters and photographers at breaking news events, press conferences and general assignments.
  • Used Spanish skills to edit content and assist with Telemundo Wisconsin’s coverage of 2012 gubernatorial recall election.

Marquette University Student Media

Marquette Radio – News Director          May – December 2013

  • Managed editorial direction, ran social media accounts and assigned, produced and wrote stories and podcasts.

Time Warner Cable Sports Channel | SPORTS.edu

Executive Producer          January – May 2013

  • Led and supervised a team of ten members to produce a 30‐minute program on NCAA athlete compensation.

Marquette Wire – Multimedia Reporter          May 2012 – May 2013

  • 2013 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards Winner in Online and Feature Reporting

Marquette University Television – Assistant News Director          May 2011 – May 2012

  • Shot and edited reports, produced segments, directed programs and wrote scripts for broadcast on deadline.

Education

Marquette University Diederich College of Communication, Milwaukee

Bachelor of Arts, Class of 2013

Major: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Minors: Political Science | Spanish

Affiliations | Skills

  • Professional member – National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Fluent in Spanish | AP Style | Avid iNews | Final Cut Pro 7 | Final Cut Pro X | Avid Media Composer | Adobe Audition | Adobe Photoshop | Sony PMW‐EX1 | DSLR still and video photography | Professional audio recording
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