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Overview
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Education
Skills
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Additional Information
Affiliations
Certification
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Cordell Cumming

New Britain,CT

Summary

Dynamic and enthusiastic Producer skilled in content creation and production management. Possesses demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategies, meeting tight deadlines and exceeding goals. Exceptional organizational and communication skills for working with diverse teams

Overview

7
7
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

Associate Producer

ESPN
2024.01 - Current
  • Consistently met strict deadlines by prioritizing tasks and effectively managing resources, ensuring timely project completion.
  • Played instrumental role in creative planning and review sessions, working with resourceful team to elevate quality of content and designs.
  • Enabled cross-functional collaboration by removing barriers between departments and promoting open lines of communication throughout the organization.

Associate Producer

ESPN, Reveal Innovative Studio Elements
2023.08 - 2024.01
  • Applied strong leadership talents and problem-solving skills to maintain team efficiency and organize workflows during breaking news.
  • Created a weekly editorial calendar outlining planned content themes allowing for strategic alignment.
  • Developed creative solutions for complex editing challenges, enhancing the overall narrative impact of videos.
  • Conceived, crafted and executed dynamic video edits to captivate target audiences and accomplish project objectives.

Associate Producer

ESPN, College Football GameDay
2022.08 - 2023.01
  • Liaised group of over 15 production technical staff for live team footage request.
  • Maintained integrity for on-air product during live broadcast, making necessary producer and editorial decisions.
  • Cultivated a culture of collaboration among team members through effective communication strategies that foster idea sharing.

Associate Producer

ESPN, College Football GameDay
2021.08 - 2022.01
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to produce compelling visual content, driving brand awareness and audience engagement.
  • Mentored junior team members in video production best practices, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Contributed to brainstorming sessions for concept development, offering insight into effective editing techniques that support storytelling goals.

Content Associate

ESPN, SportsCenter Enhancement Unit
2020.01 - 2021.08
  • Trained team members on best practices in task management, contributing to a more skilled workforce and improved performance.
  • Spearheaded multimedia projects, incorporating video, graphics, and social media elements into feature stories for maximum impact.
  • Participated in meetings with talent and Senior Producers to keep program in step with creative vision.
  • Reviewed scripts and made changes to improve wording, flow or interest levels, consistently producing highly successful elements.

Production Assistant

ESPN, SportsCenter
2018.09 - 2020.01
  • Reduced production errors through research and news gathering process while utilizing social media to enhance video elements
  • Wrote and edited copy for wide range of production elements for daily SportsCenter shows.

Sports Director

Talon Television
2017.05 - 2018.05
  • Created and managed Talon TV Sports Twitter account
  • Developed working relationship with local athletic departments and high schools
  • Trained incoming reporters for sportscast and control room operations.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism And Broadcasting

The College At Brockport, State University of New York
Brockport, NY
05.2018

Associate of Arts - Communication and Media Studies

Monroe Community College, State University of New York
Rochester, NY
12.2015

Skills

  • Microsoft Office & Google Workspace, AP ENPS
  • Video Editing Software: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Quantel
  • Social Media: Instagram, X, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, & TikTok

Accomplishments

  • Led team of 8 staff members as college football content lead.
  • Achieved most watched regular season College GameDay shows through effectively helping with integration and weekly production elements.
  • Assisted in creating specialty elements for Women's College Gameday whose viewership increased 37% year-over-year.

Additional Information

  • 2021 and 2022 Sports Emmy Award Winner (Recognized for contributions to Outstanding Daily Studio Show)
  • SUNY Brockport 10 under 10 Alumni Award

Affiliations

  • National Association of Black Journalist

Certification

  • Content Creation: Strategy and Tools, LinkedIn - 08/2022


  • Social Media Marketing Foundations, LinkedIn - 08/2022


  • Social Media Stories: Creative Strategies and Tips, LinkedIn - 08/2022

Timeline

Associate Producer

ESPN
2024.01 - Current

Associate Producer

ESPN, Reveal Innovative Studio Elements
2023.08 - 2024.01

Associate Producer

ESPN, College Football GameDay
2022.08 - 2023.01

Associate Producer

ESPN, College Football GameDay
2021.08 - 2022.01

Content Associate

ESPN, SportsCenter Enhancement Unit
2020.01 - 2021.08

Production Assistant

ESPN, SportsCenter
2018.09 - 2020.01

Sports Director

Talon Television
2017.05 - 2018.05

Bachelor of Arts - Journalism And Broadcasting

The College At Brockport, State University of New York

Associate of Arts - Communication and Media Studies

Monroe Community College, State University of New York
  • Content Creation: Strategy and Tools, LinkedIn - 08/2022


  • Social Media Marketing Foundations, LinkedIn - 08/2022


  • Social Media Stories: Creative Strategies and Tips, LinkedIn - 08/2022
Cordell Cumming