ROB SMART

(773) 750-8949  rob@robsmart.com

SUMMARY:

Media Specialist with extensive creative and management background. Built a track record for tackling complex programming and production issues, achieving innovative solutions and positive results. Gained a deep understanding of the television and digital production process. Wrote effective copy for a variety of mediums. Exceptional team building and mentoring skills that improve profitability.

EXPERIENCE:

Senior Multimeida Producer, Brighton Agency


Produce and script video content for clients including Monsanto, Mars Petcare, HD Supply Waterworks etc.

Write branded copy over various mediums

Coordinate and direct talent in the field

Book and interview subjects on-camera

 

Account Manager, Ready + Willing, Inc. (2014)


Manage the creation of new marketing materials to build awareness and attract funding for the non-profit organization KEEN St. Louis

Coordinate and direct photo shoot

Copyedit brochure, creative brief and social media strategy materials

Direct Liaison between creatives and the client

 

TELEVISION SHOWRUNNER (2009 – 2014)


Create and execute the vision of major television series, budgeted up to $2.5 million including: Underground BBQ Challenge (Travel Channel), Parole Diaries (TV One), and Behind Bars (Discovery)

∙ Responsible for the day-to-day operations of entire production

∙ Hire and manage a team of 40+ including producers, editors, production crew, and support staff

∙ Budget, establish, and manage workflow for series pre-production, field, and post-production

∙ Write and copy edit scripts

∙ Direct liaison between production company and the client who are the network executives

 

SUPERVISING STORY PRODUCER (2013)

 

∙ Review footage for six episodes of travelogue show, Alternate Route (Esquire Network)

∙ Provide creative and logistical guidance to the field team, improving story and coverage

∙ Edit together rough scenes on Avid for editors to polish and refine

∙ Write placeholder narration

 

WEB PRODUCER/EDITOR (2010 - 2011)

 

∙ Produce two web-series for The Onion’s pop culture website, The A.V. Club (www.avclub.com)

∙ Hire and manage crew and graphics team

∙ Write, direct, and edit 26 webisodes on Final Cut

∙ Compile film and television archive

 

COORDINATING PRODUCER (2010)

 

∙ Development for Great Lake Warriors (The History Channel)

∙ Produce casting reels

∙ B-Unit Producer responsible for directing field shoots

∙ Edit together rough scenes on Avid

 

WRITER/PRODUCER (2007 – 2009)

 

∙ Write, produce, and manage budgets of several reality/documentary television programs: Gangland (History Channel), Runaways (MSNBC), and Perilous Journeys (Nat Geo)

∙ Book and interview subjects on camera

∙ Coordinate and direct talent in the field

∙ Manage editing team through post-production of series

∙ Provide network with promotional content

 

HD CAMERA OPERATOR (2006 – 2007)

 

∙ Shoot multiple concerts (Band of Horses, The National, Girl Talk, etc.) for www.pitchfork.com

∙ Shoot Conan O’Brien interview for comedy series Sports Action Team (NBC)

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (2004 – 2006)

 

∙ Story research

∙ Coordinate travel

∙ Oversee props, talent, and crew for re-enactments

∙ Collect and organize all materials from national footage/photo sources

∙ Fact check script

 

POST-PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, OGILVY & MATHER, CHICAGO (2002 – 2004)

 

∙ Edit casting and sample reels for national ad campaigns

 

STAGE MANAGER, The Jerry Springer Show (2001-2002)

 

∙ Cue Jerry Springer and guests from backstage

∙ Liaison between Director and crew

∙ Crowd control

 

INTERNSHIP COORDINATOR, The Jerry Springer Show (1999 - 2001)

 

∙ Hire and train all interns

∙ Develop relationships with universities and colleges across the nation

 

University of Iowa

Bachelor of Arts - Communications - Film/Television Production *
University of Iowa Dean’s List

* REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST *