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Lena Cohen

Lena Cohen

Story Coordinator

Inside Edition

New York , NY

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CBS Corporation

Story Coordinator

Responsible for finding, securing and coordinating TV news segments in a highly competitive environment, under very tight deadlines for a nationally syndicated newsmagazine show. Possess excellent research, phone and people skills. Daily duties involve making many phone calls, conducting over the phone interviews, and research that utilizes public records and knowledge of Lexis/Nexis-Accurint. Often juggle four or more assignments at once while working effectively under extreme newsroom pressure. Responsible for pitching stories on a daily basis and being knowledgeable of current and local events. Work with the assignment desk in gathering information for high profile stories. Responsible for obtaining every element of a story including video, stills, and any props and/or featured segment items. Coordinate travel for guest and/or freelance crews outside of state. Assist producer with production of segment. Maintain relationship with all parties involved, building a significant contact list. Establish and maintain a relationship with magazines, national sports teams, retail stores, networks etc. for potential collaboration opportunities.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 04

CBS Corporation

Back Up Stills Producer

Pitch interesting, exciting and shocking photos for potential story ideas. Take requests from producers and gain information about the original source of the still. Research the still in order to determine who currently has the rights to the photo. Contact the person and/or company and request asking price. Negotiate with paparazzi and other contracted companies to get the best price within our budget for high priced photos. Work with the executive producer and/or lawyers to make sure all rights, clearance and FCC guidelines are followed. Execute all assignments within very difficult timelines, while multitasking for more than ten producers. Obtain, organize, and/or edit stills before placing them in their appropriate data share folders to be used for air. Document usage and non-usage of all images for the day’s programming.

Career

Self Employed

Production Team

Varies depending on assignment.

Independant business owner

CEO

Kean University

Alumini

Independant business owner

CEO

Independant business owner

CEO

Kean University

Alumini

Kean University

Alumini

Career medium 05

CBS Corporation

Researcher

Log and updated tapes in ABLS by entering show data. Receive, barcode, scan and file all tapes accordingly. File all tapes on the correct shelves maintaining the integrity of the tape library holdings. Respond quickly and efficiently to all tape requests. Organized, labeled and created a system for over four hundred tapes that had no location, label and/or barcode.

Career

Channel One News

Intern

Log tapes, coordinate script, research stories, conduct preliminary interviews, assist during shoots, select footage, perform light clerical duties and assist staff members in various other departments.

Career medium 05
Career

Kean University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication and Media Studies