Writing

7 July 2011 UNICEF.org UNICEF hosts briefing on corporate social responsibility and children

7 June 2011 UNICEF.org UNICEF co-hosts consultations on first-ever global standards for child-friendly businesses

17 December 2009 ONE.org blog “Rolling Back Malaria”

30 November 2009 UNICEF.org “Launch of Children and AIDS: Fourth Stocktaking Report”

16 October 2009 UNICEF.org “Young people speak out at event focused on Child Participation”

5 October 2009 UNICEF.org “UNICEF ‘Progress for Children’ report advances child-protection goals”

30 September 2009 UNICEF.org “Paris Commitments on protecting child soldiers gain support among UN Member States”

26 June 2009 UNICEF.org “Youth leaders gear up for Junior 8 Summit, to parallel upcoming G8 meeting in Italy”

17 June 2009 UNICEF.org “Ten years on, the Machel Study cites continued abuse against children in conflict”

16 April 2009 UNICEF.org “UNICEF consultation takes on challenges facing indigenous and minority children”

24 July 2007 UNICEF.org “Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman take the ‘Long Way Down’ to support landmine education”

Production Reel

CLIENT VIDEOS: CIGNA HEALTHCARE

I was a producer for Cigna and we produced commercials, long-form videos and 15-second social media videos about two clients who overcame incredible odds to reclaim their lives after serious illnesses.

“If you just say you can do it, you can do it”. That’s just the approach Chrissy Kaestle takes to every task she is faced with.

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Athlete, adventurer, inspiration, wife and mother are all words that come to mind when thinking of Tricia Prestia… notice how cancer patient isn’t one of them.

ADVOCACY VIDEOS

UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett reports on how educational programmes in Colombia are helping children recover from emergency situations and a legacy of turbulent times. Produced by Amy Bennett and Eduardo Cure. Narrated by Amy Bennett.

TRT: 07:35

For more information,visit Education and Transition.

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Shown at the opening of the Consultation on Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Issues, hosted by UNICEF in New York on 15 October 2009. Produced by Amy Bennett and Eduardo Cure. Read the article by Amy Bennett.

TRT: 3:04

 

UNICEF REPORTS

UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett reports on the launch of ‘Children and AIDS: Fourth Stocktaking Report 2009′. Read the article by Amy Bennett.

TRT: 2:21

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UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett reports on the Ministerial meeting on implementation of the Paris Commitments relating to the use of children in armed conflict. Read the article by Amy Bennett.

TRT: 2:29

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UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett reports on this year’s UN Web4Dev conference, hosted by UNICEF. Read the article.

TRT: 2:56

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UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett reports on efforts to rehabilitate learning centres for children in Gaza.

TRT: 2:05

VIDEOS FOR YOUTH

UNICEF correspondent Amy Bennett reports on a child participation event at UNICEF House in New York.  Read the article by Amy Bennett.

TRT: 2:09

VIDEOS FOR FASHION CLIENTS

New York Fashion Week 2010, Ralph Lauren (via http://www.Stylewiz.com)

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Calvin Klein Mens Underwear Ad Launch (VNR)

VNR for Calvin Klein from Amy Bennett on Vimeo.

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Paris Fashion Week 2010 for Chanel, Lanvin and Max Mara (via http://www.Stylewiz.com)

Resume

AMY ELIZABETH BENNETT

515 West 110th Street, #1B | New York, NY 10025
(212) 932-9168 | c: (917) 548-9717
amyelizabethbennett@gmail.com
Twitter: @amyelizbennett

Multimedia producer with experience managing production teams,
producing short and long-form video, 
script writing, storytelling and copyediting.

SKILLS

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Media Compressor, Lightroom; WordPress and other blogging platforms and company-specific Content Management Systems. Immersed in social media; familiar with Flash, HTML and SEO.

EXPERIENCE

CIGNA, Producer March 2014 – Present

  • Primary liaison with Cigna Creative Communications team and production company Element, to produce and complete a series of B2C, B2B and pre-roll videos for Cigna’s Go You campaign: http://www.goyou.cigna.com

UNICEF, Communications Consultant March 2011 – February 2012

  • Developed communications strategies and social media outreach for the Children’s Rights and Business Principles, an initiative developed by UNICEF and others.
  • Supported the Strategic Partnership Unit with communications materials, case studies and Web stories.

LLNS Lyonheart, Interactive Quality Control Officer May 2010 – March 2011

  • Executed quality control on all multimedia content for use online, in interactive presentation software and in e-mail.
  • Documented design and functionality changes during build process.
  • Produced and edited videos for presentations to clients and the public.

Vidicom, Production Manager January 2010 – March 2010

  • Re-organized this multimedia marketing company’s production department by hiring new staff, implementing better scheduling procedures, and improving communication between departments.
  • Executive producer for New York Spring Fashion Week coverage; managed 17 shoots to deliver produced video pieces and B-roll for 8 clients to national, local and web-based broadcast outlets.
  • Scheduled shoots, booked crews, produced segments, scripted and tracked video pieces while remaining within a strict budget.

UNICEF, Assignment Editor and Producer 2006 – 2010

  • Assigned and managed local/international production of at least 20 Web stories and video packages per week for online distribution. Managed production staff of eight
  • Organized and streamlined story production for UNICEF.org (90 million page views per month)
  • Improved quality control for incoming video; supervised video editing and distribution to internal UNIFEED distribution system, The Newsmarket (direct to broadcasters), social media platforms and homepage.
  • Produced video packages, wrote scripts and Web text, and copy edited Web stories as needed

IAG Research (Nielsen IAG), Associate Managing Editor 2005 – 2006

  • Managed roughly 120 writers and editors during live nightly production of IAG’s primetime television surveys and metrics
  • Conducted final edit on survey product
  • Trained writers and editors and oversaw all aspects of their workflow

CBS News 

  • CBS News Foreign Desk /Associate Producer January 1997-December 1997
  • CBS Evening News /Assistant to Dan Rather September 1994-January 1997  

EDUCATION

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York
Master of International Affairs (May 2000) Focus: International Media and Communications

Pepperdine University, Malibu CA
Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, English minor (1991) Completed overseas summer programs in Florence, Italy, 1989 and 1990

About Me

Independent multimedia producer, copy-editor and writer. Free for freelance. Social gadfly. Fan of fictional things. Your basic all-purpose nerd-girl.

My strengths are creative story-telling, video production, team management, social media relationships, writing and wrangling. I can’t stop researching things.