Francis A. Rizzo III

Work Experience:
5/2000 - 3/2001
CMP Media, Manhasset, New York
Associate Producer

Daily production duties on TechWeb News, CMP's high-tech news site. Production included site design, graphics production, and on-duty maintenance of news, features and sub-topic mini-sites.

9/99 - 5/2000
News Digital Media, New York, New York
Lead Producer

Handled hands-on maintenance and creation of front page of, a top national sports news website. Assigned daily responsibilities for producers and associate producers on 11 single-sport focused sections of the site. Coordinated live video feeds and contributions from Fox Sports Net talent including John Madden, Keith Olbermann and Don Shula. Served as associate producer on single-site sections, editing wire content, creating original content and producing pages.

1/99 - 5/99
Miramax Films, New York, New York
Publicity Intern

Assisted with publicity campaigns for several films, including "Dogma", "Scream 3", and "Music of the Heart". Produced pitch packets, handled "clipping" of daily media coverage, organized media kit library and researched earlier publicity campaigns to increase effectiveness of upcoming campaigns. Monitored web publications for mention of Miramax films.

8/95 - 5/99
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Athletic Communications Assistant

Acted as a liaison to the press and general public for Hofstra's athletics teams. Managed statistics and the creation and distribution of press releases and news updates through print and on-line channels. Assisted with event management in game day situations for local and national events. Served as a copy editor, writer and designer on media guides for the university's athletics teams.

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Hofstra University - Hempstead, New York
BA in Print Journalism, 5/99, GPA: 3.6
Minors in Psychology and English Literature
Lambda Pi Eta - National Communications Honor Society

Additional Skills:
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Quark XPress, TypeStyler, and WordPerfect (all latest versions)

Knowledge of AP writing style, HTML coding, Internet usage and access, design and layout experience in monthly publishing and proofreading experience