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TONGWA (GABRIELLA) A. AKA
Email: gabriellaaka@gmail.com Cell: 202-749-6803 Word press: iamakanji.com

       SKILLS

  • Broadcasting
  • TV Program Scheduling
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Writing/Blogging
  • English/French/Pidgin(Cameroon)
  • Digital Video Operations
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Business self-

    EXPERIENCE

Freelance Programming Associate                                                                     Jan. 2017 – Present
Engage Network (Baltimore City Public Access Channel)

  • Create daily schedules for broadcast on Engage Network using Tightrope Media Systems (Cablecast)
  • Create monthly data reports for channel progress evaluation
  • Organize and categorize new video and audio content for air on Engage Network
  • Manage day-to-day correspondence with over 60 show producers
  • Research broadcast patterns to enhance viewership and promote new content
  • Inform and train producers on video formatting procedures

Production Assistant                                                                                 Nov. 2016 – Present
Charm TV Baltimore (Mayor’s Office of Cable and Communications)

  • Camera operator for MTA Commuter Connections TV show
  • Assist with teleprompter, studio setup, during PSA tapings
  • Technical Director for live broadcasts of City Council events; Board of Estimate, Zoning
  • Create analytical social media charts to monitor channel standing against market competitors

Digital Live Operations Assistant                                                            Aug. 2016 – Present
Oath/Verizon – ESPN live 

  • Broadcast live sporting events nationally and internationally
  • Capture Video On Demand for millions of online consumers
  • Insert commercial breaks into live programming
  • Communicate all related video issues with ESPN MCR
  • Broadcast live events on Go90

Student Reporter                                                                                                    Sept. – Dec. 2015
WMUC FM Radio, Terp Weekly Edition, College Park, MD

  • Researched diverse topics for weekly news report
  • Wrote scripts on deadline
  • Edited sound packages for on air broadcasts
  • Prepared show rundowns and web pieces pre-production

Television Production Intern                                                                                May – Sept. 2015
PBS To The Contrary , Washington, DC                                                                 

  • Conducted weekly interviews with guest panelists 
  • Wrote scripts read on air read by show moderator; Bonnie Erbé
  • Edited packages aired during show segments 
  • Created weekly press releases and show listings
  • Researched and pitched story ideas to the executive producer
  • Prepared set for weekly show taping (Q&As, supplementary reading, news updates, prompter prep, etc.)

    EDUCATION

    American University , Washington DC                                      May 2020

    • MA, Film and Media Production

    University of Maryland, College Park                                       Dec. 2015

    • BA, Broadcast Journalism with French Minor

    Prince George’s Community College, Largo                           Aug. 2013

    • AA, Public Relations and Journalism

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