My Resume

email: efebarker@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/effebarker
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/effebarker/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/effebarker

SUMMARY

An energetic, entry-level broadcast journalist with experience in reporting on-air from the field, online writing, social media, and producing packages and taped shows for Los Angeles’ No. 1 Filipino/Asian TV station. Produce weekly show for the company website. Knows cross platform digital writing and video editing, and managing social media

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

I conceived and produced a show about how older American men seek wives across the Pacific and marry young Filipino women. It’s a topic that requires sensitivity and diplomacy with the families interviewed on the show, sometimes with children. This made me a finalist at the 5th Plaridel Awards in 2016. The Plaridel Awards provides a platform for journalists covering the Filipino-American community.

Results: Among best-ever audience response for the show and even bigger social media engagement with record-breaking views on YouTube. Here’s link: http://bit.ly/2oyzqPp

Developed, produced, and did on-air analysis for a two-part series on the Philippines presidential elections, which was eventually won by a hard-liner who was been likened to the Filipino version of Donald Trump.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Researcher/Copy Editor 
Notes from the LA Dept. of Redundancy
Third Book from Retired USA Today film Critic, Scott Bowles
August 2017 – Present

Digital Show Host/Producer 
KSCI-TV LA Channel 18
January 2017 – July 2017
http://bit.ly/2jJxtO1

I work on two shows: Ugnayan (“In the Loop”) and Kababayan Today. The first, which I host and produce, covers a range of political, economic and entertainment issues involving the Filipino community in Los Angeles. On the second program, a daily talk show, I manage the show’s social media content.

Create content for 30-minute shows, arrange interviews, and coordinate photography. Also shoot my own video. Do audio/video editing and pre/post production work in station’s editing bays. Record the voice-overs for commercials and news promos. Transcribe promo and commercials scripts from between English and Tagalog.

Radio news reporter
A.M. public radio station in 2nd largest city in southern Philippines (Surigao, Philippines)
2002-2003.
Did hard news stories for Radio Philippines Network DXKS, one of biggest broadcasters in Mindanao province. Also did live interviews of regional officials, experts, and personalities for feature and news programming. Reported breaking news while in the field for morning shows. (Surigao is my hometown)

Journalism instructor
Northeastern Mindanao Colleges
Surigao City, Philippines
2003-2006
I taught a required course for undergraduates majoring in education who would later become public school teachers and advisers to school newspapers. Taught them how to publish newspapers in public schools. Emphasized the fundamentals: report, write, edit, and design layouts.

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles
June 2012 – June 2015
Journalism certificate concentration media studies

Bukidnon State University, Bukidnon, Philippines
June 2004-May 2006
Completed post-undergraduate coursework for Master of Education in Educational Management.

Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines
Bachelor of Mass Communications
June 1995-March 1999

LANGUAGES: English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Surigaonon

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