Thank you for coming to visit my site! My name is Jordan Elder and I am currently looking for my first job as a multimedia journalist. I received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in May 2019 and will earn my master's degree in May 2020. My emphasis is in broadcast journalism and visual storytelling. I have also completed a certificate in Leadership & Ethics.

I have gained valuable experience in digital analytics by interning with the Park Hill School District's communications team in Kansas City, Missouri, and earning my Google Analytics, Google Ads and HubSpot Marketing certifications.

 

I was a production assistant during my two semesters as in intern with Arizona Midday on KPNX Channel 12 in Phoenix, and after that internship was able to assist the weekend morning producers at 12 News by serving as the second-chair producer if the team was understaffed.

 

I am a producer and reporter for Catalyst on Arizona PBS, a show about the innovations in science and technology. After completing Catalyst as a class, I was invited to continue working for the show as a graduate assistant to help with editing and post-production.

In the summer of 2019, I was a reporter for News21. I travelled across the nation and wrote articles and produced non-narrative stories about natural disaster relief and recovery, which you can view in my portfolio. I also produced many substories in the News21 docuseries and created the title sequence.

I am currently a reporter for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS. I covered all things sustainability in Arizona during my first semester, and am now covering health disparities across the Southwest as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's health reporting initiative. I am also working on the Cronkite School's collaborative documentary about youth suicide prevention in Arizona.

My greatest achievements thus far include two student Emmy awards. My first was from the Mid-America NATAS for on-air talent, from which I moved on to the national competition and won that Emmy as well. I am also a proud recipient of a Broadcast Education Association "Best of Festival" Award for TV Long Form Storytelling. Only 18 awards are given out each year out of thousands of entries.

After college, I hope to find an on-air reporting/MMJ job that will allow me to utilize the many skills I learned at Cronkite, as well as learn new ones. I like to tell stories in a way that people haven't seen before and push the boundaries of innovation. If you have any questions or would like more information, my email address is jmelder1@asu.edu.

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