SAMANTHA LIEBMAN

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1010 WINS
New York, NY                                                                    
12/2015-Present
 
Freelance Reporter        
Reporter for 24-hour all-news radio station covering stories around the Tristate area. Duties include developing stories—setting up and seeking out interviews and information—then quickly filing multiple reports, incorporating interviews and sound with easy-to-understand copy. Must also file live reports, sometimes multiple times per hour.
 
 
FiOS1 News
Rye Brook, NY                                                                  
10/2011-12/20015
 
Reporter           
Multiple Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist who covered New York and New Jersey. Wrote, shot, and edited stories on a daily basis, as well as delivered live, breaking-news reports. Enterprised stories and long-form pieces, including several on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and the heroin epidemic on Staten Island that were nominated for Emmys. 
 
 
New England Cable News
Newton, MA
11/2011-12/2011
Freelance Reporter
 
Fill-in reporter for the 24-hour Comcast/NBCUniversal-owned cable news channel. Regularly delivered live reports, both in-studio and in the field, multiple times during shifts. Worked with photographers and assignment desk to create accurate, compelling stories.
 

Bloggains
7/2011-4/2012
Founder and Blogger
 
Wrote and edited blog (bloggains.com) dedicated to saving money in the New York City area on everyday items and the occasional splurge. Generated ideas that provided a service to readers. Used social media to increase traffic and solicit ideas.
 

NY1 News
New York, NY
6/2008-6/2011
Anchor/Reporter
 
Reported, wrote, shot, and edited stories as well as anchored and produced hourly newscasts for the New Jersey unit. Covered a wide array of events and topics, from Zagat Survey segments to New York Fashion Week to breaking news. Enterprised stories for myself, as well as for other reporters. Supervised freelance reporters, assigning, approving, and editing their stories. Maintained relationships with local officials and community leaders. Filled in for other units as needed.


WLUC-TV6
Negaunee, MI
6/2006-6/2008
Reporter/Weekend Anchor
 
Reported, wrote, shot, and edited stories on tight deadlines. Delivered live reports daily. Anchored and produced weekend newscast and filled in on weekday newscasts when needed. Produced several series on topics ranging from regional tourism woes to the history behind a long-plagued local development project. 
 

Niche Media
New York, NY
2/2003-9/2005
Copy Editor and Nightlife Writer
 
Managed copy flow of multiple titles including Gotham, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, and Aspen Peak magazines, ensuring blue lines were error-free and the style was consistent. Worked with multiple editors as well as the art and production staff to make corrections, as well as changes to page layouts when necessary.
 

Cargo magazine
New York, NY
1/2004-8/2004, 8/2005
Copy Editor and Writer
 
Copyedited for Conde Nast’s men’s shopping magazine. Worked with multiple editors as well as the art and production staff to make corrections, as well as changes to page layouts when necessary. Contributed a travel feature on Miami for the November 2005 issue.
 

MJI Broadcasting
New York, NY
10/2000-8/2001
Associate Editor, Interactive
 
Planned, assigned, and edited stories for six daily Web-based music news services for Clear Channel Communications’ radio stations, managing several writers. Published stories using HTML on a content management system (CMS).


Freelance Copyediting and Writing Experience
(February 1999-2012)

• Digests – Seventeen magazine: Copy Chief

• Spin magazine: Copy Editor

• Teen Vogue: Copy Editor

• InStyle magazine: Copy Editor

• The Waltham News Tribune: Sports Correspondent

• The Miami Herald/Miami News Service: Reporter

• NewBeauty magazine: Copy Editor

• Lohmanns.com: Fashion Blogger

 

Professional Affiliations

• New York Press Club

• The Inner Circle



Volunteerism

• Friends Seminary Alumni Council: Fundraising chair

• Friends Seminary Annual Fund Co-Chair

• Bide-a-Wee: Former volunteer dog walker

 

Education

• University of Miami, School of Communication, Miami, FL. M.A. in Broadcast Journalism, December 2005

• Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. B.A. in African and African-American Studies, May 1998


Skills

• Able to shoot using DVC Pro cameras

• edit and produce using Avid, Dalet, I-News, ENPS, Final Cut Pro

• knowledge of Apple and PC operating systems and their applications, including MS Office, InCopy, InDesign, and Web content management programs

• writing and copyediting

• proficient in French

• adept in using social media





SAMANTHA LIEBMAN

 New York, NY

samantha.liebman@gmail.com


 

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