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Meredith Garretson

Meredith Garretson

Online Desk Assistant

PBS NewsHour

Washington, DC

I work to help connect viewers' comments and suggestions with producers to improve the program.




Microsoft Office Suite Social Media Online Content Management Systems: CMS Moveable Type, Wordpress, Scribble Live, Tumblr AP Style Editing: Adobe Premier Pro, Avid iNews, Aurora Editing System, Final Cut Pro

Social media, promotion, and writing.

Social media editor at a start up organization.
Career medium 06

PBS NewsHour

Tape Library Production Assistant

• Maintains and manages videotape archival database
• Digitizes video using Adobe Premier Pro
• Posts content to internal and external FTPs
• Completes research requests and provides video for NewsHour producers and clients
• Substitute for PBS NewsHour's scripts production assistant


PBS NewsHour

Online Desk Assistant

• Wrote and produced original content, including headlines and segment descriptions, for NewsHour’s website
• Organized and distributed viewers’ emails and feedback to producers, correspondents, and staff
• Edited segment transcripts from each broadcast for publication on the website
• Assisted online team with projects, including the 2013 Inauguration special

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

PBS NewsHour

Broadcast Desk Assistant

• Coordinated interviews with correspondents, anchors, and producers
• Researched and fact-checked content for correspondents
• Served as a liaison between the newsroom, studio, and control room
• Shot and edited daily promo segments using Final Cut Pro



Production Intern- "Chicago Tonight"

•   Assisted senior producers daily operations related to the nightly program
• Pitched community-based story ideas for the program
• Accompanied producers and crew on shoots
• Distributed essential production material to staff and crew before each broadcast

Career medium 05

Loyola University Chicago

Bachelors of Arts, Communications Studies, Journalism Emphasis

Honors: Dean’s List
Activities: Society of Professional Journalists, Loyola Student Dispatch Radio News Service