About

Jordan Elder

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Thank you so much for coming to visit my site! My name is Jordan Elder and I am pursuing a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. My emphasis is in broadcast. I am also completing a certificate in Leadership & Ethics. The Cronkite School is the perfect place to call home, though I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Journalism has been my passion since I was seven years old, and I’m truly blessed to be able to make it my career.

My greatest achievements thus far include two Emmy awards. My first was from the Mid-America NATAS for on-air talent, from which I moved on to the national competition and won that Emmy as well. I’m also the Student of the Year for the Student Television Network, the largest high school broadcast organization in the country. I have the immense honor of giving a speech at their national convention this March. Earlier this year I proudly accepted the Mike Wallace Memorial Journalism scholarship from the national Emmy chapter and I look forward to carrying on the legacy that Mike Wallace left in the field of journalism.

I will complete my bachelors degree in 2019 and graduate from ASU in 2020 with my masters in journalism. I hope to have a job lined up after college and work my way up the ladder over the years to become an anchor on Good Morning America or maybe the host of World News Tonight.

Jordan Elder

120 E Taylor Street #2314 | Phoenix, Arizona | 85004 | 816-803-1807 | jmelder1@asu.edu

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, May 2019
Emphasis in Broadcast Journalism
Certificate in Leadership & Ethics
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

GPA: 4.21

Barrett, The Honors College

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

EXPERIENCE

Communications Intern, Park Hill School District, Kansas City, MO

May 2017-July 2017

  • Produced, edited and logged content for school district social media and news channel
  • Collaborated with the communications director to edit cutlines and approve posts
  • Assisted in the studio production of interviews with community and district leaders

 

Feeder, Electionland, Phoenix, AZ

November 2016

  • Monitored the state of Arizona for instances of voter oppression by filtering social media to verify claimsand examine photographs taken by voters
  • Received extensive training on verifying sources using programs like Dataminr, Facebook Signal,Tweetdeck, Check and Google Analytics
  • Worked directly with journalists from Pro Publica and Cronkite News to input voter oppressionoccurrences and help get the incidences covered by media outlets in Arizona

 

Assistant Producer and Head of Social Media, Cronkite Cut, Phoenix, AZ

August 2016-May 2017

  • Updated Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat pages multiple times every day, increasing thesocial media audience from 34 viewers to over 2000 per post
  • Created interactive spotlight segments allowing the audience to connect with cast members
  • Worked directly with Sony and Allied Integrated Marketing to produce social media campaigns promotingupcoming movies in the Phoenix area theaters

 

Intern at Student Television Network, Anaheim, CA

March 27-31, 2017

  • Served as the 2016-2017 Student of the Year and delivered a speech at the opening ceremonies of the2017 convention
  • Attended and helped set up workshops presented by journalists from all over the country on topics relating to print, broadcast and digital journalism

ACTIVITIES

Sparky’s Spirit Ambassadors
Barrett Leadership and Service Team Downtown Cronkite Broadcast Association
Youth With Vision Chair
Executive Producer of Trojan TV News

AWARDS

NATAS Mid-America Emmy for On-air Talent
NATAS Student Production Awards National Emmy
Student Television Network’s Student of the Year

SKILLS

 

  • Advanced knowledge of social media analytics tools including programs like Hootsuite, Crowdtangle, BuzzSumo, Followerwonk, Google Trends, Ritetag, Keyhole and Parse.ly
  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere
  • DSLR setup, shooting and conducting interviews
  • Basic knowledge of the Adobe Suite, specifically Photoshop, Audition, Bridge, Premiere and Illustrator
  • Google Analytics and Inbound certified
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