Brenna Paukert

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Address: 802 Walnut St. Duncombe, IA 50532

Email: | Cell Phone: (515)-835-9912


Drake University  |   Des Moines, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication

Major: Broadcast News | Concentration: Leadership Education & Development

Graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors


Wright Service Corp.   |  Multimedia Production Coordinator

October 2016 – present | West Des Moines, Iowa

  • employee owner
  • create and write video scripts with marketing team
  • produce internal company training videos and external marketing videos for six subsidiary companies for use in online learning management system
  • properly light video interviews and indoor video shoots
  • shoot video using DSLR and SONY cameras
  • interview company employees for a variety of internal and external productions
  • edit video using Premiere Pro
  • photograph company job sites, products, and services for use in biannual newsletter, on website, and through social media
  • manage photos in an online photo-management site
  • upload and edit posts on company websites
  • design occasional signs and posters for internal company use using Photoshop and InDesign
  • review and edit biannual newsletter
  • manage multiple YouTube accounts for six subsidiary companies
  • create monthly newsletter for company wellness program
  • use Constant Contact to create, organize and send e-mails

WHO-TV  |  Studio Technician

September 2016 – November 2016 | Des Moines, Iowa

  • Set up studio and camera shots
  • Floor direct
  • Communicate with talent on set about schedule and cues

Wright Service Corp.   |  Multimedia Intern

July 2016 – September 2016 | West Des Moines, Iowa

  • Photograph landscape and garden projects for marketing use on social media and website
  • Write and review video scripts in preparation for video shoots
  • Create, shoot, and edit internal company training videos
  • Upload and organize hundreds of photos into photo software

KCCI-TV | Leadership Intern

January 2016 – May 2016 | Des Moines, Iowa

  • Participate in department meetings
  • View news station from leadership perspective
  • Produce an Iowa Caucus Review report
  • Create sales plan for new multi-cast news

Waskul.TV at the NAB Show | Production Intern

April 16-21, 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada

  • One of 9 interns selected nationally
  • Worked as part of live production team
  • Manned a studio camera
  • Edited multi-camera footage in post production
  • Introduced interviews live on camera

Drake University Athletics Creative Services | Video Production

August 2015-May 2016 Des Moines, Iowa

  • Created promotional videos for athletes & teams
  • Worked production for live athletic events
  • Ran 3-PLAY system for ESPN3 broadcasts

WOI-TV | News Intern

May-August 2015 | Des Moines, Iowa

  • Produced news packages for evening news
  • Conducted interviews
  • Edited video packages
  • Pitched story ideas
  • Helped muti-media journalists in the field

KCCI-TV | News Intern

January-May 2015 | Des Moines, Iowa

  • Wrote news stories and anchor copy
  • Covered on-site breaking news
  • Conducted interviews
  • Edited video packages
  • Pitched story ideas
  • Observed reporters and anchors in action

Dress for Success

Fall 2014 | Des Moines, Iowa

  • Created a promotional video
  • Interviewed clients about their experience
  • Edited and produced video


  • Proficient with Premiere Pro CS6
  • Familiar with Avid NewsCutter
  • Proficient with InDesign & Photoshop
  • Proficient with EZNews & INews
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office
  • Experienced with video cameras
  • Comfortable with Windows & Mac
  • Project management skills
  • Extroverted social skills


American Marketing Asssociation | August 2016 – present

Society of Professional Journalists |  September 2014 – present

Drake LEAD Student Assistant  | May 2014 – present

President of Student Leadership Advisory Panel

  • Grow LEAD program at Drake
  • Seek & implement feedback of students

Drake Broadcasting System

Pre-Produced Producer | Spring 2016

  • Organize & manage production groups
  • Finalize pre-produced packages
  • Produce broadcast of the Drake Relays

Line Producer | Spring 2015

  • Led a group of five students
  • Created pre-produced packages

Field Reporter | Spring 2014 & 2015

  • interviewed athletes after race

Relevant Coursework

  • Audio News Reporting
  • Advanced Video Production
  • Television Field Photography
  • Media Law & Ethics
  • Advanced Writing & Reporting


International Leadership Association Conference 

Barcelona, Spain | October 2015

Presidential Scholarship | Drake University

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Fairfax, VA | June 2012