Jill Hirschman

Chicago, Illinois

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WORK EXPERIENCE:
Towers Productions, Chicago, IL
Supervising Producer, November 2007-Present
• Supervise and manage company's reality series
• Writing scripts, managing edits, handling budgets and schedules
• Manage 24 employees
Director of Development, November 2007- Present
• Conceptualize, research, and pitch episode & show ideas to networks

Freelance Field Producer, NBC’s Today Show & CBS’ Early Show
Field Producer, August 2007-Present
• Field produce Chicago area segments for national daily morning shows
• Interview guests
• Research and book segments

Future Food Season 1 (Gala Films USA), Chicago, IL
Show Producer, October 2009-December 2009
• Conceptualized, researched, and pitched episode ideas and topics to the network.
• Booked each of the 12 episodes
• Coordinate shoots and crews
• Field produced each episode (12 total)

Top Chef Season 4 (Magical Elves Productions), Chicago, IL
Field Producer, August 2007-November 2007
• Coordinate shoots and crews
• Research and booked guest judges and locations
• Field Produce each episode (12 episodes total/2 specials)

PieTown Productions, Chicago, IL
Producer, August 2005- August 2007
• Supervise, organize and manage all aspects of Design On A Dime production
• Field Produce
• Research, scout, and book various guests and locations
• Responsible for program budget, releases, travel, and production crew and talent

CBS News, Chicago, IL
Supervising Producer, November 2003- August 2005
• Supervise, organize, and manage all aspects of live newscast
• Research and book guests and interviewees for stories
• Research, develop and generate news segments
• Manage the control room during newscast, field produce for special projects

CLTV, Chicago, IL
Newscast Producer, November 2001- November 2003
• Supervise, organize, and manage all aspects of 3-hour evening newscast.
• Write, design graphics, and select elements for broadcast.
• Research and develop creative stories and ideas that focus on local news


EDUCATION:
Miami University, College of Arts and Sciences, Oxford, OH
Major: Broadcast Journalism, May 2000 G.P.A: 3.6
Minors: Political Science and Business Management


CIVIC AFFILIATIONS:
Junior League of Chicago, May 2004-Present
• Windy City Nights Chair (2007-2009)-chair of the league’s largest fundraiser
• Media Relations board member (2006-present)-work with area media to publicize the JLC
• Philanthropy Chair (2005)-develop volunteer opportunities for 3000 women


COMPUTER AND EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE:
Digital Editors (FINAL CUT, etc.), DCM, AP Newscenter, DVC Pro Editing, Beta Editing, Avid, Nexis Lexis, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)

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