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Angela Rene Blakely


Profession: Video Editor //  Journalist // Videographer

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Camtasia 8/10 and FCP7

  • Hands-on experience with DSLR and DV cameras

  • Expert in every part of the production process: ideation, research, interviewing and recording of quality audio and video, and post-production

  • Managed team of 3 assistant video editors

  • Worked for ABC News and overseas at News24 South Africa

Work experience


Video Producer/Editor, USA Today, Los Angeles, CA, March 2019 – Present

  • Responsible for all production: Pitch and research story ideas that relate to USA Today’s Humankind brands, film interviews and b-roll, interview subjects involved, write video scripts, etc.

  • Creates custom logos and motion graphic assets for internal and external partners.

  • Creates creative assets for branded and sponsored content: LEGO, Facebook, etc. 

  • Manages Youtube channel: creates schedules, posts content, uses SEO keywords for titles, description and tags. Creates thumbnails, and analyzes channels analytics to generate more views and build audience.

  • Helped grow Youtube Channel from 200 subscribers to over 33K subscribers in less than a year.

  • Helped lead initiative to significantly grow our company's first Snapchat channel. Within the first 6 months we gained over 525k subscribers and grossed over $233k in revenue.

  • Uses Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects to edit videos across all brands.

Digital Video Editor/Producer, America's Funniest Videos/Fishbowl Worlwide Media, Santa Monica, CA, November 2016 – February 2019

  •  Responsible for every part of the video production process: ideation/pitching, filming, editing and motion graphics.

  • Manages Youtube channel: posts content, uses SEO keywords for titles, description and tags. Creates thumbnails, and analyzes channels analytics to generate more views and build audience.

  • Helped grow Youtube Channel from 200,000 subscribers to over 1.5M subscribers

  • Uses Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects to create digital content (webseries and video compilations) for AFV and other digital brands

  • Uses  Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop to create original motion graphics packages and branding (thumbnails, cover photos, logos, and watermarks) for AFV and other digital brands

  • Creates Snapchat and Instagram story vertical graphics to generate audience interaction and increase follows

  •  Manages 3-4 freelancer team


Training Video Editor/Producer, CU Direct, Ontario, CA, April 2015 – November 2016

  • Responsible for every part of the video production process: ideation, research, graphic design, and scripting.

  • Uses Camatisia 8, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects to edit web video and tutorials for Marketing and Training departments

  • QA presentations and videos for Training and Marketing departments

  • Prepares marketing materials (agendas, presentations, brochures, etc.) for national conferences using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Microsoft Powerpoint

  • Hosts national webinars

  • Manages and maintains course content and resources on Learning Management System


Lead Assistant Video Editor, Mopro, Costa Mesa, CA, January 2014 – November 2014

  • Used Adobe Premiere and After Effects CC to edit, add titles/graphics, and color grade “mini-documentaries” for client website

  • Used Adobe Audition CC to ‘clean’ and edit audio

  • Created and managed shooter and media datasheets using Google Docs

  • Oversaw and managed job duties of 3 other assistant editors

  • Assisted in the hiring process of new assistant video editors

  • Conducted semi-annual reviews of assistant video editors


Assistant Video Editor, Mopro, Los Angeles, CA, July 2013 – December 2013

  • Used Pluraleyes to sync audio and video footage

  • Ingested and organized footage from freelance shooters (domestic and international) using FTP server, Dropbox, and other file sharing applications

  • Used Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom CC to edit photos for client websites and promotional products

  • Used Adobe Media Encoder to transcode and/or encode media into acceptable formats


Video Editor Intern, Process Green, Los Angeles, CA, July 2013 – December 2013

  • Synced audio and video footage manually

  • Used Final Cut Pro 7 to edit promotional videos for client

  • Filmed additional B-roll for promotional videos



 Production Assistant Intern, ABC News Nightline, Glendale, CA, September 2012 - December 2012

  • Prepared three to four research packets per week for producers and correspondents

  • Pitched story ideas to producer on a weekly basis

  • Found newsworthy and/or appropriate video clips for day of air packages

  • Assisted producers and video crew with video shoots in the field

  • Transcribed short and lengthy interviews (30-60 minutes in length) every week


Multimedia Desk Intern,, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2012 - July 2012

  • Produced 1-2 web videos per week for News24’s Multimedia section:

  • Researched and pitched 5-10 stories to multimedia editor each week

  • Used DSLR and DV cameras to capture audio and video interviews at various events and news conferences

  • Used Adobe Premiere to edit video and audio footage into web videos and uploaded onto CMS site

  • Created photo and video galleries from news wires and user content


Staff Reporter, Neon Tommy Digital News, Los Angeles, CA, September 2011 - December 2012

  • Political blogger for the 2012 Presidential and California Assembly races

  • Reported on other newsworthy issues: such as city government or community events

  • Created multimedia packages, such as audio and picture slideshows, to accompany written articles

  • Used Twitter at events to provide live tweeting for Neon Tommy followers












2010 - present

2010 - present



University of Southern California (August 2011 to May 2013)

          M.A. in Digital Journalism 


 University of California, Riverside (September 2006 to June 2010)

            B.A in Political Science: International Affairs; Minor in Journalism           

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