John Venneman

St. Louis, Missouri

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Dynamic, award-winning multimedia producer with 18-year portfolio of success driving production efforts across corporate, TV broadcast, and online platforms for organizations and clients across diverse industries. Instrumental in launching new local programming for Fox Sports Network, driving start-up of the Busch Satellite Network, and revamping entertainment format at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals. Passionate leader, with contagious positive “can do” energy; dedicated to delivering vital projects on-time and on-budget. B.A. in Mass Communications.

Expertise includes:

Multimedia ~ Project Management ~ Staff Supervision/Mentoring ~ Social Media Marketing ~ Broadcast Production • Web/Online Production • Brand Enhancement • Content Development
Video Editing • Copywriting • Commercial Scripts • News/Sports Coverage
Live Event Field Production • Web Video – Strategic Planning and Consulting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
TYPE A MEDIA, St. Louis, MO 2008–Present

Multimedia Producer
Drive all multimedia production efforts across multiple platforms including corporate, broadcast, and web. Develop introductory social media strategies for client product lines.

Fox Sports Net - Midwest, St. Louis, MO 2000–2008
Regional sports network that operates in eastern and central Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Iowa.

Coordinating Producer / Regional News Director
Directed regional news programming launch in St. Louis; supervised and mentored 10-member staff and 15 freelancers comprising of anchors, reporters, photographers, and associate producers. Oversaw all phases of production. Planned, coordinated, and evaluated content for 2 nightly news broadcasts. Administered annual operating ($1.6M) and capital purchase budgets.

? Maximized local exposure through facility\venue partnerships; cultivated relationships with key local media members to elevate brand exposure.
? Facilitated launch of local production facility, negotiated deal with KETC studios in St. Louis
? Enhanced staff productivity by identifying and leveraging individual staff member strengths.
? Directed all News Division operations for 4 years prior to promotion to Coordinating Producer.
? Coordinated coverage for 22 FSN regions at MLB All Star Game (2002-2007)

ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, St. Louis, MO
1994-1996, 1997–2000
Anheuser-Busch television production division created to manage operations of the Cardinals Television Network, the promotional vehicle for their ownership interest in the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club

Staff Producer / Associate Producer (Freelance)
Hired from freelance to staff position; produced, edited, and coordinate production of original Busch Satellite Network (BSN). Produced 30-second, sports-related commercials and live event drop-ins as Freelance Associate Producer. Served as Field Producer on diverse projects.

? Assisted Busch Satellite Network Launch (provides content to A-B wholesalers
? Led production efforts for St. Louis Cardinals\Blues live event remote events
? Served as Associate Producer for Theme Park promotional campaign

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BASEBALL CLUB, St. Louis, MO 1996–1997
Professional baseball team; member of Central Division in National League of Major League Baseball.

Entertainment Manager
Produced original content for Busch Stadium screen show; supervised 35-member production staff in delivering stadium entertainment. Increased the number of player appearances, advanced the quality of fan interaction segments through corporate sponsorship tie-ins with Ice Mountain (Question of the Day) and Dean’s Milk (Ask the Player)


KFVS-12/CBS, Cape Girardeau, MO 1992–1994
CBS affiliate TV station serving the Cape Girardeau, MO area with local and national news, sports, weather, and more.

Associate Producer
Wrote copy for morning, 5, 6, and 10PM newscasts; provided camera, audio, graphics, and edit work.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications ~ Southeast Missouri State University
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Avid X-Press Pro • Avid Media Composer (Adrenaline) • Final Cut Pro • Media Manager • iNews • ENPS

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