Jacob

Aere

  • Multimedia Reporter
  • Sportscaster 
  • Web Producer
 

About Me

Skills

Multimedia reporter and web producer with a background in play-by-play broadcasting and radio hosting. Fluent in Spanish, adept in editing and accomplished in social media marketing.

2020 Media Studies graduate from the University of British Columbia with a minor in Spanish. 

  • Journalism

  • Sports Play-by-play

  • Broadcasting

  • Interviewing

  • News Editing

  • Digital Marketing

  • Social Media Management

  • Associated Press Style

  • Video Editing

  • Web Production

 

Work Experience

June 2020 - Present

KPBS News, San Diego, CA — Multimedia Reporter/ Web Producer

  • Write, record and produce daily news stories for television, radio and web

  • Cover a diverse array of news beats including arts & culture, education, environment, health, politics and religion

  • Manage KPBS News website and oversee company social media accounts

  • Edit audio, photo and video news content

August 2018 - July 2020

Horrow Sports Ventures, Remote Employee — Writer/Social Media Manager

  • Wrote 10 weekly sports business stories for television and radio networks including NBC Sports, Fox Sports, Thomson Reuters, and ESPN Radio

  • Increased company’s social media presence through Hootsuite

September 2017 - March 2020

CiTR 101.9 FM/Canada West TV, UBC — Sports Broadcast Coordinator

  • Announced play-by-play coverage for University of British Columbia's basketball, volleyball and baseball teams

  • Wrote, hosted and produced weekly sports radio program

  • Conducted interviews with collegiate and Olympic athletes

  • Directed team of 10 sports journalists

May 2019 - August 2019

Coast News Group, Encinitas, CA — Intern Reporter

  • Wrote politics, sports and breaking news articles including front-page coverage of USA Skateboarding athletes and trail of Kellen Winslow Jr.

  • Photographed for digital and print news stories

  • Established over 30 social media posts per week via Hootsuite

May 2018 - August 2018

Ranch & Coast Magazine, Encinitas, CA — Writer/Digital Media Specialist

  • Interviewed news makers, politicians and athletes including Sara Jacobs, John H. Cox, Jacob Alsadek and Switchfoot’s Chad Butler

  • Wrote and edited arts & culture, politics, sports, business and technology articles for print and web

  • Updated award-winning WordPress website and increased Google search presence over 15% using SEO

 

Awards

October 2019 

San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism, 2nd Place

Magazines, Political/ Government 

Dark Horse Running

June 2019 

NCRA Community Radio Award, 1st Place - Excellence in Sports Broadcasting

NCRA Award-winning Submission

October 2018

San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism, 2nd Place

Magazines, Political/ Government 

Coffee and Conversation with Sara Jacobs

October 2018

San Diego Press Club Excellence in Journalism, 3rd Place

Magazines, Sports

Guarding the Pack: Rancho Santa Fe native Jacob Alsadek joins the NFL

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