RESUME 

 Amanda Honigfort 
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 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV), St. Louis, MO – Special Projects and Programs Producer; May 2016 – Present

  • Produced and edited over 20 segments, and over 25 live shows and virtual events as well as partner programming; serve as the HEC Magazine editor; initiated our intern program and now recruit, hire, supervise and mentor up to three interns each semester (totaling nearly 20 interns); search for and apply for grants (earned nearly $47,000 for the station); assist with social media as well as other marketing and community partnership efforts. 

Freelance Writer, St. Louis Magazine & Others; January 2018 – Present ​

  • Contributed several articles to St. Louis Magazine and have had articles published in DELTA Sky Magazine, HEC Media, and others

Freelance Copywriting, Marketing, Editing, and Ghostwriting; May 2019 – Present ​

  • Worked with STLMade, AllianceSTL, and Rise Collaborative Workspace on copywriting, marketing, ghostwriting, and editing assignments

Illinois Public Media (WILL), Champaign-Urbana, IL – Producer; January 2015 – May 2016

  • Part of the launch team and a producer for The 21st, a statewide news/public affairs talk show.

  • Find and develop segment ideas, determine the best guests, ensure guests and host are prepared, write web copy, web page design, develop web and social media strategy, assist with directing and engineering

  • Before launching The 21st I:

    • Served as the content producer for Living With Cancer In Central Illinois: Diagnoses and Decisions on WILL-TV & WTVP-TV (http://bit.ly/1GSpd4k)

    • Produced numerous spots, features and interviews for local Morning Edition, Here & Now, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition

    • Produced and often hosted numerous hour-long specials for the 10:00 a.m. hour

    • Served on a search committee and on strategic planning committees

  • Served as local fill-in host for Weekend Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered and recorded daily continuity breaks for weekday evenings

  • Served as pledge drive talent for both radio and TV drives and assisted with station events

NPR, Washington, D.C. – Internship with TED Radio Hour; September 2014 – December 2014

  • Researched & booked guests, edited billboards & promos, generated show ideas, engineered interviews, created web posts, completed special projects as assigned

WETA, the Washington, D.C. PBS Affiliate – Internship with Washington Week with Gwen Ifill; Summer 2013

Saint Louis Public Radio, St. Louis, Missouri – Talk Show Internship; January 2014 – August 2014

  • Pitched and produced shows and segments, wrote web-posts, completed post-production, assisted with directing, engineering and call screening and interviewed historian & author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

  • Created a video about the station’s science initiative for the station’s annual dinner

Cardinals Care, non-profit of the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Team, St. Louis, Missouri – Internship; Fall 2013

  • Produced a professional package of promotional materials for the organization – served as lead editor and field producer   

Nine Network of Public Media; St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis PBS affiliate – Internship; Fall 2013 and Summer 2012

  • production assistant for weekly public affairs shows Stay Tuned & Donnybrook, which included managing social media, directing and preparing guests, and ensuring continuity of set, among other tasks

  • Promotion of locally produced and nationally aired Homeland: A View from the Center documentary: proposed and created a Pinterest board (http://bit.ly/1kZWmxS), managed "Explore Homeland" Twitter account (http://bit.ly/19WCCG0) and wrote blog posts

  • Researched and interviewed teachers for a Teacher Wall initiative from Scholastic & American Graduate and helped teach digital storytelling classes

Independent Projects  

Spotlight On St. Louis; December 2017 - Present

  • Spotlight On St. Louis is my side-project where I am working to build the city up and help tackle the inferiority complex many St. Louisans seem to have about our city. I'm covering the people, places, attractions, food, ideas, events etc. that make the city great, while not hesitating to also cover the issues St. Louis faces and highlight ways we can all come together to help solve those issues and make St. Louis better. You can find it at: https://www.spotlightonstlouis.com/ and on the respective social media.

SLU-TV, Student-Run Campus Television Station; August 2010 - May 2014

  • President; overall responsibility for station included developing and managing its $14,000 budget, recruiting, managing & motivating staff of 20, meeting with outside groups about station business & collaborations, and leading executive board meetings (2012-2013). Previously Administrative Vice-President; assisted with all duties above (2011-2012). News Director, Executive Producer of SLU NEWS 22 (weekly live newscast); managed staff, made final decisions on stories, graphics & anchors, edited script & supervised tech-work (2012-2014); and Executive Producer & Director, Mondays in Midtown (news-magazine show); assign, film, and edit segments, conduct interviews (2010–2014)

 Awards & Achivements 
  • 2019 Emmy-Nominated Producer (NATAS Mid-Am Region) 

  • Emerging Leaders Program at FOCUS St. Louis (Spring 2019)

  • Member of the Saint Louis University Communication Department Advisory Board (2016 – Present)

  • Member (2017 - 2019) and Marketing Chair (2018 - 2019) of the St. Louis Public Radio Generation Leadership Council

  • Gold NATOA Award - Documentary Production (2018) 

  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter Walter Cronkite Scholarship (2013)

  • The John J. Pauly Award for Outstanding Student Achievement (2014) honors a graduating senior who demonstrates academic excellence and an interest in a career that enhances the quality of public life

  • Saint Louis University Dan Kelly Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism (2012-2013 and 2013-2014)

  • Saint Louis University Student Leader Honorarium (2012-2013)

  • Girl Scout Council of America – Gold Award; this is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve (September 2009)

 Programs 

Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro X, Core Publisher, AP News Wire, NewsFlex, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, WordPress, Expression Engine, MTE, Seamus, AudioVAULT

 Education 
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri; May 2014; Magna Cum Laude

    • Honors B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism & Media Studies, Lamda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society President

    • Interdisciplinary Minors in Marketing & Film Studies, Honors Program

  • Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri; May 2018; Magna Cum Laude

    • M.A. in New Media Production

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