Monique Morton

Media Communications Professional

Monique Morton

Media Communications Professional

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Hi, I'm Monique Morton!

Media Communications Professional


Looking for a media professional who can adapt to the many different aspects of, well, media? You’ve stumbled upon an excellent candidate.

With experience in television broadcasting, online writing and social media, I would make a great fit in your company’s media team.

I can write. I know my way around Wordpress and Photoshop. I’m great with mobile videography and photography (iPhone is my tool of choice), and I can swiftly learn new applications and software and manipulate them in a way that is beneficial for your company.

To summarize: I’m an adaptable tech-savvy person who craves to get knee-deep in the creative planning process. And I put in the work to get the job done.

Sounds good to you? Continue reading to learn more about me.

Profile

Full name

Monique J. Morton

Contact Me

monique.morton@gmail.com

Summary

Creative and tech-savvy media professional. Adaptable in solo projects and in a team environment. Able to learn new skills quickly with practical understanding. A diligent worker with a go-getter attitude and strong work ethic. Willing to put in extra time to complete tasks. Holds a high standard for accountability, taking responsibility for mistakes and offering solutions to resolve those mistakes. Passion for the creative planning process.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fox Sports Network, The Woodlands, TX

SENIOR ON-AIR OPERATIONS OPERATOR, LEVEL III - May 2007 – Current

• Deliver formal training, support and mentoring to over 60 trainees over a 9-year period on critical departmental workflows in order for them to achieve Level I accreditation.

• Responsible for ensuring Master Control operators (Levels I & II) execute proper procedures in order to deliver a high-quality sporting events product.

• Accountable for constructing daily programming lists ensuring that every show is aired at its scheduled time.

• Assistant Director during live sporting events, collaborating with producers and directors in a fast-paced control room to produce a quality and entertaining product on behalf of FOX Sports Regional Networks.

Position achievements include:

• Acquired a FOX X-Award Brick and Bonus, FOX’s highest company award, for researching, testing, and identifying the current solution for personnel scheduling.

• Received FOX Spotlight Bonus for developing transitional workflows which permitted Fox Network Center’s move from Houston to The Woodlands, TX on time and on budget.

• Earned a FOX X-Award for volunteering to work a continuous 18-hour shift during Hurricane Ike to maintain FOX Sports regional networks high-quality programming during the disaster.

• Recognized as a core team member in the company-wide “FOX Friend” formal mentorship program. Served as a mentor to new employees. Currently actively mentoring four employees.

LocalSugar.com, Houston, TX

CONTENT WRITER - February 2015 – Current

• A core member of the Houston team, responsible for producing high-quality blog content for The Woodlands / Heights area.

TabbedOut, Houston, TX

BRAND AMBASSADOR - September 2012 – March 2013

• Planned and hosted promotional events to increase awareness of the TabbedOut brand and ensured customers had a positive experience.

• Communicated with bartenders, bar managers, and customers on the use of TabbedOut and answered any questions about the mobile app

• Provided face-to-face end user support on the app

Examiner.com, Houston, TX

HOUSTON NIGHTLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY EXAMINER - July 2009 – May 2012

• Worked with promoters, club/bar owners, and managers to develop and execute online content to promote their establishments and premier events

• Editor and writer tasked with delivering compelling articles for the Examiner.com online platform

• On-site photographer for various bars, clubs, social venues and events

ESPN, Inc., Bristol, CT

SUMMER INTERN (MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR) - June 2005 – August 2005

• Interned in the Production Operations department as a Master Control Operator

• Participated on a student research panel for the launch of ESPNU network providing feedback on the network’s branding

Education

MASS COMMUNICATION

Grambling State University - May 2006

• Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

• Attended on multiple academic scholarships including a 4-year scholarship awarded by the J.W. Marriott and the 10 Who Are 10 Foundation

Portfolio

SKILLS

Professional Skills

  • 90% Complete
    Comunication 90%
  • 80% Complete
    Leadership 80%
  • 85% Complete
    Confidence 85%
  • 95% Complete
    Flexibility/Adaptability 95%
  • 85% Complete
    Creativity 85%

Professional Skills

  • 75% Complete
    Organization 75%
  • 95% Complete
    Ability to Learn Quickly 95%
  • 85% Complete
    Customer/Client Service 85%
  • 90% Complete
    Detail Oriented 90%
  • 85% Complete
    Time Management 85%

Professional Skills

  • 90% Complete
    Planning/Organizing 90%
  • 80% Complete
    Problem-Solving 80%
  • 85% Complete
    Teamwork 85%

Values

  • 95% Complete
    Integrity 95%
  • 95% Complete
    Work Ethic 95%
  • 98% Complete
    Positive Attitude 98%
  • 100% Complete
    Willingness to Learn 100%

Technical Skills

  • 70% Complete
    HTML/CSS 70%
  • 90% Complete
    Blogging 90%
  • 95% Complete
    Microsoft Office 95%
  • 90% Complete
    Adobe Photoshop 90%
  • 70% Complete
    Adobe InDesign 70%

Technical Skills

  • 90% Complete
    Wordpress 90%
  • 90% Complete
    Video Production 90%
  • 85% Complete
    Photography 85%
  • 70% Complete
    SEO 70%

Social Media Skills

  • 95% Complete
    Facebook 95%
  • 90% Complete
    Instagram 90%
  • 85% Complete
    Periscope 85%
  • 75% Complete
    Snapchat 75%
  • 75% Complete
    Twitter 75%

Interests

Traveling

Whenever I can, I love to hop on a plane and jet-set to a new city to discover a new culture. A few of my favorite places are:

Australia

Muscat, Oman

New York City

London

Bali, Indonesia

Reading

I used to read a lot of physical books until I discovered audio books. My favorite books include:

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Mastery by Robert Greene

Culinary Arts

I enjoy cooking and baking dishes I have had while traveling the world. My favorite chefs include Gordon Ramsay and Jose Andres. I can also make a pretty tasty Rose Water Cheesecake. Don’t knock it until you try it.

Technology

I’ve always been a fan of technology since the internet’s arrival. I owned the very first Android phone. I’m the go-to person for all things technology when it comes to my friends. I try to incorporate it in everything I do.

Thank You!