Taylor's Resume


Taylor Cairns



Email: t.m.cairns@gmail.com                         Cellphone: (410) 302 1336
Website: www.TaylorCairns.Blogspot.com                   Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/TaylorCairns
Twitter: www.twitter.com/TaylorCairns                 Youtube: www.Youtube.com/CairnsNewsVideos

Broadcast Experience:

Mult-Media Journalist, WGME CBS13 News, Portland, Me. Summer 2017- Present
              * As a morning reporter I led the news show with a liveshot every 30 minutes.
              * Relied on to shot, edit, and report stories solo when necessary. 

Mult-Media Journalist, WCAV CBS 19 News, Charlottesville, VA, Summer 2015- Summer 2017
              * Shoot, report, and edit all stories solo.
              * Was relied on to be a main live shot reporter and photographer when needed 

News Editor, WBFF Fox 45 News, Baltimore, MD, Winter 2015- Spring 2015
              * Responsible for editing VO's, VOSOTs, and packages to put on live television.
              * On Weekends, the newscasts are all edited solo. 

Freelance Assignment Editor, WJLA TV ABC 7 News, Washington D.C. Winter 2013
                * Monitored police scanners and social media for news stories and updates.
                * Sent news story ideas and information to producers and reporters.
                * Organized and distributed of WJLA photographers and reporters across D.C.



Contests and Awards

Winner, Superior Award for Feature Photography, AP Award of the Virginias Spring 2017
Winner, News Employee of the Year, Charlottesville, Va. Winter 2016 
Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, College Park, MD, Spring 2015
                *Placed in Spot News for my story about a support rally for a pregnant worker.
Winner, SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, USA, Spring 2014
                 *Newscast I was a part of won best student newscast in the Nation.
Winner, NATAS Chesepeake Bay Chapter, Washington D.C., Summer 2012
                *Won the Betty Endicott Student Scholarship for Outstanding Journalism Performance.

Memberships and Education
Member, NPPA, East General Divison, Winter 2013- Present

Chapter President, NPPA, University of Maryland, Winter 2013-Summer 2015
              * As President, Maryland's student chapter was named National Chapter of the Year in 2015.

Attendee/Shooter, NPPA News Video Workshop, Norman, OK, Spring 2015

Member, NATAS Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Washington D.C. Spring 2017

Volunteer, NATAS Chesapeake Bay Chapter, Washington D.C., Summer 2010-Summer 2015
                * Help escort winners, arrange Emmy displays, and gather tickets.
                *Summer 2013 I was also appointed to help recruit new volunteers.

 Member, Society of Professional Journalists, University of Maryland, Spring 2013- Winter 2015

Student, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, Spring 2012- Spring 2015 

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