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Jackson Thompson
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  • Collaborate with executive and creative teams 
  • Manage production schedules and workflows
  • Craft complex narratives
  • Foster positive working relationships  
  • Process a high volume of materials 
  • Proficient with Avid and Final Cut Pro editing software
Post Producer, Alaskan Bush People Sep 2014Jan 2015 Discovery Channel, Park Slope Productions New York, NY
  • Produced multiple episodes of high-profile docu-series about an Alaskan family that lives off the grid 
  • Reviewed hundreds of hours of multi-camera footage with nine characters and crafted complex storylines
  • Researched and scripted final broadcast narration
  • My episodes earned the second-highest ratings on cable TV for that broadcast day with nearly 4 million viewers
Story Producer, Edge of Eighteen Feb 2014Jul 2014 Al Jazeera America, Jigsaw Productions New York, NY
  • Developed and produced multiple episodes of a groundbreaking documentary series about high-school seniors around the United States and the factors that determine higher education.
  • Wrote detailed episode outlines and crafted compelling narratives into broadcast format using unconventional storytelling methods.
Producer/Editor, Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development (CGSD) Aug 2013Sep 2013 Earth Institute, Columbia University New York, NY
  • Collaborated with the senior management team to create a web video for the Center's homepage that would inform visitors about innovative poverty-reduction projects around the world.
  • Compiled footage and photos obtained in the field and edited the content into an engaging format.
Story Producer, Million Dollar Shoppers Apr 2013Jul 2013 Lifetime, True Entertainment New York, NY
  • Worked closely with executive producers to create an edgy new series about the world of high-end fashion
  • Wrote interview questions for principal characters and edited rough assemblies of episodes on Avid 
Story Producer, Chef Roblé & Co Aug 2012Mar 2013 Bravo, Red Line Films New York, NY
  • Produced episodes for a popular documentary-style cooking show on a highly-rated lifestyle network. 
  • Conducted interviews with principal characters.
  • Worked closely with executive producers and editors to address network feedback.
Story Producer, Mob Wives: Chicago; Why Am I Still Single?! Jul 2011Jul 2012 Vh1, Left/Right, Inc New York, NY
  • Developed dramatic storylines and produced episodes for a high-profile docu-soap franchise with high ratings 
  • Created a fresh format and style for a brand new series featuring an up-and-coming matchmaker 
Story Producer, Mad Fashion Feb 2011Jun 2011 Bravo, WNRP LLC New York, NY
  • Produced multiple episodes for a Project Runway spinoff fashion design series.
  • Integrated feedback from network executives into episodes
Story Producer, The Skunk Whisperer (Pilot series) Jul 2010Oct 2010 Animal Planet, Superfine Films New York, NY
  • Developed format and style for a pilot series about an animal rescuer.
  • Selected feature stories and edited rough assemblies for multiple episodes.
Story Producer Feb 2010May 2010 MTV News & Docs MTV's HIRED New York, NY
  • Produced multiple episodes of a docu-series that presented a fresh take on the job search.
  • Created promos and edited additional content for series website.
Series Production Coordinator / Associate Producer, Wide Angle (Seasons 6-8); Going Green New York Apr 2007Dec 2009 Thirteen/WNET News & Public Affairs New York, NY
  • Conducted extensive research on current affairs topics and scripted segments for Wide Angle, an Emmy award-winning international documentary series broadcast on PBS.
  • Supervised and coordinated multiple field production and post-production teams.
  • Directed voice over sessions and supervised online edits.
Segment Producer, Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies, Bravo's Even Scarier Movie Moments Oct 2005Nov 2006 Sharp Entertainment New York, NY
  • Conducted interviews with celebrity film actors.
  • Directed voice over sessions and supervised online edits.
Segment Producer, Grounded (Pilot), High School Stories (Seasons 1 & 2) Apr 2002Jan 2005 MTV News & Docs The Social History of New York, NY
  • Managed and supervised field teams and post-production teams 
  • Created production calendar and helped teams meet all network deadlines
Production Assistant Jan 2001Feb 2002 Atlantic Video Animal Planet's The Pet Psychic
  • Coordinated a 150-person studio audience for Animal Planet pilot The Pet Psychic.
pilot series The Skunk Whisperer

B.S : Radio, Television and Film Jan 2001 Northwestern University Evanston, IL Cumulative G.P.A. 3.54/4.0; Major G.P.A. 3.7/4.0; Dean's List
Additional Information:
Co-founder of Producers Collective New York, an online professional group for producers in the New York area International adventure travel
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Previous Companies:

  • Discovery Channel
  • Park Slope Productions
  • Al Jazeera America

Previous Job Positions:

  • Post Producer
  • Alaskan Bush People
  • Story Producer
  • Edge of Eighteen
  • Producer


  • Northwestern University

Level of Education:

  • B.S

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