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Brandon Refour

Brandon Refour

Atlanta,GA

Summary

Dedicated communications professional with nine years of experience and a history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Experienced news producer who is skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience

Work History

Producer

Gray Media
2022.05 - Current
  • Successfully created and launched new two-hour morning show and grew viewership to thousands. Ranking top two during 7am-9am hours.
  • Produced newscasts with high-grossing viewership. Implementing strong story selection and teases.
  • Liaised with Public Relations managers to successfully book high-profile talent for segments during newscasts. I.E. Janelle Monáe, Ryan Johnson, Teyana Taylor, & Jermaine Durpri.
  • Drove cross collaboration between multiple departments daily.
  • Lead breaking news coverage on multiple leading news stories.

Segment and Line Producer

Black News Channel
2021.12 - 2022.03
  • Produced and wrote segments on Ukraine-Russia war and other foreign affairs.
  • Managed a team of ten during editorial discussions and throughout show's production.
  • Managed changes and breaking news on the daily.

Producer & On-Air Talent

Bahakel Communications
2020.01 - 2021.12
  • Created nightly schedule for team.
  • Researched, produced and fronted two special projects for newscasts.
  • Enhanced effectiveness of digital communication and advanced and advanced audience growth and engagement across website using SEO, email, and social media.

Editor and Producer

Tegna, First Coast News
2016.05 - 2019.12
  • Prepared, rewrote, and edited pieces to improve readability and impact.
  • Reviewed articles for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, accuracy, and compliance with quality standards.
  • Determined readiness of written pieces, made changes, and approved final versions for publication.
  • Led and managed multiple projects from conceptual stage through to launch.

Program Assistant

Cox Media Group
2014.06 - 2016.05
  • Operated studio sound boards.
  • Attended promotional events to create station awareness and build listener reach.
  • Selected and created audio cuts and pre-produced audio programs for more fluid broadcasting.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Communication & Information Sciences, Psychology

University OfAlabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
05.2014

High School Diploma -

Paxon School For Advanced Studies
Jacksonville, FL
06.2010

Skills

  • Broadcast Media
  • Blog Posts
  • Corporate Promotions
  • Technical Writing
  • Relationship Management
  • Live Events
  • Copy Editing
  • Press Releases
  • Press Coverage
  • Storytelling
  • Social Media

Timeline

Producer

Gray Media
2022.05 - Current

Segment and Line Producer

Black News Channel
2021.12 - 2022.03

Producer & On-Air Talent

Bahakel Communications
2020.01 - 2021.12

Editor and Producer

Tegna, First Coast News
2016.05 - 2019.12

Program Assistant

Cox Media Group
2014.06 - 2016.05

Bachelor of Arts - Communication & Information Sciences, Psychology

University OfAlabama

High School Diploma -

Paxon School For Advanced Studies
Brandon Refour