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ZACH - Prof political science - Anchorage
$25/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by ZACH
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Political science
  • General knowledge
  • Social science
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Digital Communications
Levels
  • All Levels

Communications Professional. Weather Forecaster -- Television & Radio, CRLA Tutor, TEFL / TESOL Teacher, and Leader

Methodology

Believes success requires positive and ethical open-minded thinking combined with diplomatic conflict resolution, resilience, and effective communication. My approach is listen, relate, and develop. I believe that teaching styles should be adaptable to ensure every individual is given the opportunity to succeed.

Background

Communications professional with seven years combined television and radio experience seeking leadership projects aimed at the development and communication of key messages and strategies aimed at the public for the purpose of creating quantifiable results. Social interests include, government operations, culture and society, education, health, and the environment.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $200
Lessons offered by ZACH
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Political science
  • General knowledge
  • Social science
  • Journalism
  • Communications
  • Digital Communications
Levels
  • All Levels

ZACH's resume

Professional Work Experience:
University of Alaska – Student Assistant C,
Learning Resource Center
September 2019 - Present Anchorage, AK

One-on-one learning coach and language partner in the disciplines of verbal and written communication. In 30 to 90- minute sessions encourage development of individual abilities, confidence, and self-sufficiency. Focus areas: brainstorming, documenting ideas, and preparing presentations. Guide thought organization and speech delivery with an emphasis on concise, effective communication. Editorial review of sentence clarity, grammar, and three primary collegiate citation guidelines (MLA, APA, Chicago). Structural organization of essays and manuscripts, idea creation, and thesis development. Elaboration of existing thoughts, explanations of assignments, and improve reading comprehension.
TEFL / TESOL Certification
CRLA Certified Tutor


Alpha Media – On-Air Talent
September 2019 – April 2020 Anchorage, AK
Broadcasted weather and traffic reports within the Anchorage, Alaska, Designated Market Area (DMA) for six-station radio cluster. Perform air shift on the Oldies / 80s Hits formatted station KAEG 97.3 Kool FM. Utilize Adobe Audition software and Prophet NexGen digital automation system.
Member #(concealed information) of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
Member of the National Weather Association (NWA).

Denali Media a GCI Company – Morning Weather Forecaster
December 2017 – October 2018 Anchorage, AK
Morning Weather forecaster for Anchorage CBS television affiliate KTVA-11. Produced weather content and created presentation graphics with WSI Max. Broadcasted radio weather forecasts for seven iHeart Radio stations. Analysis of satellite & radar imagery, three primary numerical weather prediction models, and statistics. Forecasted the entire state of Alaska with an emphasis on Southcentral, AK. Collaborated with local National Weather Service offices to alert the public of weather hazards and severe weather. Published content daily for digital platforms. Daily video editing with non- linear Adobe Creative Suite software. Monitored key performance indicators (KPI). Increased social media content more than 75 percent and boosted engagement 25 percent.
Promoted to morning show from weekend forecaster with merit increase within seven months of hire.
National Weather Association (NWA) member, became member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

General Communications Inc. (GCI) – Specialist II, CSD Provisioning & Support
August 2015 – November 2017 Anchorage, AK
Troubleshot and resolved cellular service and mobile device issues through telecommunications with subscribers, vendors, cellular providers, and internal resources. Reviewed and processed cellular service orders to include order entry, modifications and cancellations. Communicated with customers to ensure accurate order processing and to assure service delivery. Maintain data integrity of customer records. Provide and statistical data daily for management.
Resolved an average of 250 subscriber issues each week via telecommunications, email and online chat.
Received 12 excellence in customer service awards within first year of employment.

Coastal Television – Chief Forecaster
December 2014 – April 2016 Anchorage, AK
Chief weather forecaster for four stations four stations, KYUR ABC-13 Anchorage, AK; KJUD ABC-8 Juneau, AK; KATN ABC- 2 Fairbanks, AK, and KTBY FOX-4 Anchorage. Oversaw weather department content for broadcasts and digital formats for the entire state of Alaska. Redesigned full weather graphics package for Weather Central within a four-week time period. Provided weather systems and oral forecast presentation training to journalists. Developed and maintained relationships with the local National Weather Service office. Delivered evening weather segments. Multi-media journalist on occasion. Composed, shot, and edited content. Use of non-liner video editing software. Web-administrator of station website content. Mentored four journalists.
Completely redesigned Weather Central graphics package within first six weeks of employment.
Became a member of the National Weather Association (NWA) and completed over 50 Comet MetEd modules.

Last Frontier Mediactive – On-Air Talent
August 2014 – December 2014 Fairbanks, AK
Weekend midday radio announcer for KWLF-FM, CHR/Top-40 format. Daily use of Adobe Audition software and Wide- Orbit, Scott Studios automation systems.

Tanana Valley Television – Weather Director
July 2013 – December 2014 Fairbanks, AK
Weather forecaster for K13XD CBS “News 13”, 6pm & 11pm weeknight broadcasts. Prepare weather forecast for the Fairbanks DMA and Eastern Interior Alaska. Employed the use of satellite, radar, model data for preparation of broadcast weather discussions. Created and designed weather presentations utilizing WSI Weather Producer and Show FX. As multi- media journalist (MMJ), authored, video graphed, and edited video content with Final Cut and Premier. Social media admin.
Acquired core competencies of WSI through a Linux based operating system.
Developed and maintained relationships with the local National Weather Service office.

Education:
University of Alaska – Fairbanks, AK
Associate of Arts in the General Program
December 2018

University of Alaska – Fairbanks, AK
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, minor Political Science
Present – December 2020

University of Alaska – Anchorage, AK
Master of Public Administration
January 2021 – Future

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