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Riley Powell
Professional Summary

Looking for a career change.
Seasoned News Director with more than 11 years of experience in fast-paced Television Broadcast industry. Excellent live television directing and graphical design skills along with audio visual editing skills. Track record of achieving exceptional results in live television technical directing and live television verbal directing.

  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training
  • Instructing
  • Operations Analysis
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Programming
News Director Mar 2006Present WVUE FOX8 News New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • Perform live editing of newscasts using a live switcher.
  • Design digital graphics for artwork or information used in newscasts.
  • Coordinate activities between departments, such as news and programming.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in broadcast news, sports, or programming.
  • Monitor and review programming to ensure that schedules are met, guidelines are adhered to, and performances are of adequate quality.
  • Operate and maintain on-air and production audio equipment.
  • Prepare copy and edit tape so that material is ready for broadcasting.
  • Confer with directors and production staff to discuss issues such as production and casting problems, budgets, policies, and news coverage.
  • Develop ideas for programs and features that a station could produce.
  • Read news, read or record public service and promotional announcements, or perform other on-air duties.
  • Act as a liaison between talent and directors, providing information that performers or guests need to prepare for appearances and communicating relevant information from guests, performers, or staff to directors.
  • Conduct interviews for broadcasts.
  • Cue announcers, actors, performers, and guests.
News Editor Mar 2005Mar 2006 WVUE FOX8 News New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • Organize and string together raw footage into a continuous whole according to scripts or the instructions of directors and producers.
  • Review assembled films or edited videotapes on screens or monitors to determine if corrections are necessary.
  • Trim video segments to specified lengths, and reassemble segments in sequences that present stories with maximum effect.
  • Determine the specific audio and visual effects and music necessary to complete broadcasts.
  • Select and combine the most effective shots of each scene to form a logical and smoothly running story.
  • Set up and operate computer editing systems, electronic titling systems, video switching equipment, and digital video effects units to produce a final product.
  • Edit films and videotapes to insert music, dialogue, and sound effects, to arrange films into sequences, and to correct errors, using editing equipment.
  • Cut shot sequences to different angles at specific points in scenes, making each individual cut as fluid and seamless as possible.
  • Piece sounds together to develop broadcast soundtracks.
  • Mark frames where a particular shot or piece of sound is to begin or end.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in broadcast editing, assembling, and recording activities.
  • Manipulate plot, score, sound, and graphics to make the parts into a continuous whole, working closely with people in audio, visual, music, optical or special effects departments.
  • Verify key numbers and time codes on materials.
  • Record needed sounds, or obtain them from sound effects libraries.
  • Review footage sequence by sequence to become familiar with it before assembling it into a final product.
  • Program computerized graphic effects.
  • Confer with producers and directors concerning layout or editing approaches needed to increase dramatic or entertainment value of productions.
  • Collaborate with music editors to select appropriate passages of music and develop production scores.
Production Assistant Jun 2004Mar 2005 WVUE FOX8 News New Orleans New Orleans, LA
  • Monitor incoming and outgoing pictures and sound feeds to ensure quality, and notify directors of any possible problems.
  • Install, adjust, and operate electronic equipment to record, edit, and transmit radio and television programs, motion pictures, video conferencing, or multimedia presentations.
  • Diagnose and resolve media system problems.
  • Switch sources of video input from one camera or studio to another, from film to live programming, or from network to local programming.
  • Determine formats, approaches, content, levels, and mediums to effectively meet objectives within budgetary constraints, utilizing research, knowledge, and training.
  • Obtain, set up, and load videotapes for scheduled productions or broadcasts.
  • Perform minor repairs and routine cleaning of audio and video equipment.
  • Notify supervisors when major equipment repairs are needed.
  • Meet with directors and senior members of camera crews to discuss assignments and determine filming sequences, camera movements, and picture composition.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of assistants and other personnel
  • during production.
  • Maintain inventories of audio and video tapes and related supplies.
  • Analyze and maintain data logs for audiovisual activities.
  • Construct and position properties, sets, lighting equipment, and other equipment.
  • Operate teleprompter for news broadcasts
Bachelor of Arts : Mass Communications (Radio/Television Broadcast) May 2004 Spring Hill College Mobile, AL
High School Diploma May 1999 Jesuit High School New Orleans, LA
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Previous Companies:

  • WVUE FOX8 News New Orleans

Previous Job Positions:

  • News Director
  • News Editor
  • Production Assistant


  • Spring Hill College
  • Jesuit High School

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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