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Kenneth Michael Smith
1234 Green Street, Los Angeles, CA 99999 Home: 012-345-6789 – Cell: 012-345-6789 – email@address.com


Summary
Highly driven media executive with strong professional ethics and journalistic integrity; over 18 years’ diverse experience in journalism, media management, and international relations seeking to leverage experience to take next career step with respected institution that rewards hard work, talent, and proven success in business development and team leadership. Expertise in liaising between multinational agencies with in-depth knowledge of South and Central Asian, Middle Eastern, Soviet Union and Eastern European as well as American foreign affairs. Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate in 10 regional languages.


Highlights
Media Management Broadcast Journalism Journalistic Ethics and Conduct International Relations Public Speaking Media and Public Relations Team Leadership Business Development


Accomplishments
Restructured broadcasting department at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty by creating stability, improving administration, managing human/financial resources, and implementing high journalistic standards. Prioritized distribution channels and added delivery platforms to maximize broadcast reach as Broadcast Service Director. Developed communications strategies to increase visibility with demonstrated 700% increase in website traffic and 1000% increase in social media over three years as Broadcast Service Director. Received Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Best Performance Award in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2012.


Experience
Broadcast Service Director October 2011 to Current Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Prague, Czech Republic Develop, assign, and edit daily radio programming focusing on news and current affairs in South and Central Asia and the Middle East; update Web and social media sites to reflect radio programming reports. Direct 20 journalists; task, edit, and approve news/broadcasting packages. Manage relationships with external agencies and organizations; negotiate and acquire media placements with trade publications such as Foreign Policy Magazine, Central Asia Online Magazine, and Eurasianet.org. Prepare marketing plans to expand reach and increase target audiences. Control $300,000 budget; develop financial plans to strategically allocate funds. US Correspondent January 2011 to October 2011 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Washington , DC Investigated and reported US foreign policy issues in South and Central Asia, including the Middle East; researched events in Congress, think tanks, and across diverse government agencies. Represented Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty at international conferences such as the Annual Terrorism Conference at the National Press Club, and at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and MIT; attended and spoke at panels and policy discussions.

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