Resume

Sam Katzman

303-947-0065                                                                             232 Charles St. skatzman7@gmail.com                                                    Lindenwold, NJ 08021

Experience

NFL Films — Mount Laurel, NJ
Production Assistant
                                                          May 2016-Present

  • Produced a portion of Worth the Wait: Gary Kubiak and the 2015 Denver Broncos, scouted locations for shoots, helped outline the show, and produced extras and promotional content
  • Assisted on shoots and responsible for all research, logging, and subclipping for The Timeline Fog Bowl & Rebirth In New Orleans episodes

Production Intern                                                             Feb. 2016-May 2016

  • Produced a segment, extras, and promotional content for NFL Top 100
  • Wrote the treatment for Troy Aikman: A Football Life
  • Located and logged all archival footage for The Timeline Fog Bowl episode
  • Gathered footage/other media for producers’ projects through internal databases and outside sources
  • Non-linear editing and digitizing on Avid Media Composer, subclipping/logging game film and interviews, researching and fact-checking

The Source Weekly — Bend, OR
Contributing Writer                                                        Sept. 2015-Dec. 2015

  • Wrote sports/outdoors, music, events, and health features for Bend’s alternative weekly newspaper

1859 Media — Bend, OR
Editorial Intern                                                                June 2015-Oct. 2015

  • Assisted with production and vision for the first issue of Bend Magazine
  • Contributed print & digital features, as well as other copy for 1859 media publications (1859-Oregon’s Magazine, OnTrak, Cascade Sotheby’s Magazine, Bend Magazine)
  • Uploaded content & assisted with website design/management

University of Oregon Athletics — Eugene, OR
Communications Intern                                                 Jan. 2013-June 2015

  • Features writer for GoDucks.com and football game programs
  • 2014-15 student director of football communications
  • Assistant to six sports information directors and the editor in chief at athletic events and in the office, as well as a liaison between UO athletics and the media
  • Coordinated post-game press conferences and interviews
  • Wrote, designed, and edited/formatted content for media guides, rosters, flip cards and other Word or InDesign documents

FLUX magazine, University of Oregon — Eugene, OR
Editor in Chief                                                                June 2014-June 2015
Oversaw production, publishing and distribution of the UO School of Journalism & Communication’s nationally-acclaimed student magazine
As editor in chief, my staff received the following awards:

  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards (Third most among college magazines):
  • First Place: Single illustration, Photography: Portfolio of work, Special or general interest magazine single spread, Table of Contents Page, Use of typography on a single page or spread, Special or general interest magazine multi-page presentation
  • Second Place: Non-fiction interview, Photographs, Special or General Interest Magazine Portfolio
  • Third Place: General use of typography throughout magazine, Portfolio illustration
  • Certificate of Merit: Cover design: Portfolio of work, Use of a designed or art headline: Portfolio of work, Photography: Portfolio of work, Use of typography on a single page or spread
  • Associated Collegiate Press:
  • Third Place: Photo slideshow, Feature picture
    Fifth Place: Environmental portrait
  • My story, Is the Price Right?, was a top-20 features finalist, placing 16th in the William Hearst Journalism Awards

Managing Editor                                                            June 2013-June 2014
In my year as supervisor of all editorial content, FLUX writers received the following awards:

  • Associated Collegiate Press: First Place feature story of the year award
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association: First Place non-fiction interview, Second Place non-fiction article, Certificate of Merit non-fiction interview

Feature Writer                                                                Sept. 2012-June 2013
Longform enterprise feature writer covering Pacific Northwest issues and culture for print, web, and iPad audiences

  • Feature Story of the Year Award – Second Place, Associated Collegiate Press                                                                       Oct. 2013
    My story about unresolved student rental complaints, When Communities Collide, was recognized as the second-best feature story at the 2013 National College Media Convention
  • Gold Crown Award, Columbia Scholastic Press Association       March 2014
    Awarded to the nation’s top-eight college hybrid publications
  • Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press                 Oct. 2013
    Awarded to the top-five college magazines in the country at the 2013 National College Media Convention
  • 2012-13 Cover Story
    When Communities Collide was featured as the cover story for FLUX’s 20th-annual print issue

Editorial Intern                                                             March 2012-June 2012
Wrote weekly blog pieces – Fact-checking – Shadowed various departments – Researching and archiving – Developed curriculum for future FLUX interns – Only freshman on a staff of primarily seniors

  • Online Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press     Oct. 2012
    Awarded to the nation’s top-seven magazine websites

CBS Sports  Eugene, OR
Producer’s Assistant
UCLA vs. Oregon Men’s Basketball                                              Jan. 24, 2015
Arizona vs. Oregon Men’s Basketball                                          March 8, 2014

Spartan Sports Network Eugene, OR
Radio Talent Statistician
Michigan State vs. Oregon Football                                               Sept. 3 2014

Fox Sports Network Eugene, OR
Technical Runner
Utah vs. Oregon Football                                                               Nov. 16 2013

ESPN Eugene, OR
Talent Statistician
NCAA Eugene Regional Baseball Tournament                             May 31, 2013

Eugene Daily News — Eugene, OR
Sports Department Intern                                             Sept. 2011-Dec. 2011
College, professional, and prep sports writer covering events throughout Oregon

Education

University of Oregon — Eugene, OR
B.A. School of Journalism and Communication – 3.70 GPA        June 2015

Volunteering

NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournament 2nd & 3rd Rounds — Portland, OR
Communications Assistant                                               March 18-21, 2015
Gathered, transcribed and disseminated quotes from post-game media locker room availability sessions – Delivered stats to television, radio, and press members – Organized media room and stocking materials

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament — Las Vegas, NV
Media Operations Assistant                                              March 11-14, 2015
Coordinated post-game locker room quotes for releases and notes throughout the tournament for the Pac-12 communications team – Provided media with materials and information for reporting on the event

IAAF World Junior Championships — Eugene, OR
Media Support/Athlete Check-In                                          July 22-27, 2014
Assisted international members of the media in the press tent and announced heat calls for athletes in the staging area at the first IAAF World Junior Championships hosted in the United States

References

Julianne Newton, Interim Edwin L. Artzt Dean – UO School of Journalism & Communication

  • jhnewton@uoregon.edu, 541-346-2167

Dave Williford, Executive Assistant Athletic Director – Football Communications

  • diw@uoregon.edu, 541-346-2251

Charles Butler, FLUX faculty advisor 2014-15/Professor of Journalism and Communication

  • cbutler3@uoregon.edu, 541-346-2008

Greg Walker, Associate Director of Athletic Communications – Men’s Basketball Contact

  • gswalker@uoregon.edu, 541-346-2252