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SOJOURNER A. ELLEBY 914.299.6960--sojourner.ay.elleby@gmail.com--linkedin.com/in/sojournerelleby

REFINERY29 – NEW YORK, NY (July 2017-present) Producer & Host • Pitch and conceive beauty, fashion, wellness, lifestyle, diversity & inclusivity video concepts • Cast talent, research & interview experts, budget & allocate resources, and set deadlines for video shoots • Producer of “Try This Challenge,” “Hair Me Out” & “Special Projects” videos for Snapchat, reaching over 2 Million viewers a day and YouTube reaching over 1.5 Million viewers • Work with Post-Production to edit and provide final cuts for videos • Host and Produce Refinery29’s weekly pop culture talk show “The Mention” delivering live content and celebrity interviews (Jada Pinkett Smith, Danai Gurira, Jeannie Mai, Meghan Trainor, Alysia Reiner, Tika Sumpter, Michaela Angela Davis, Carla Hall, Melvin Gregg, Justine Skye) • Refinery29 Correspondent for the 2017 Emmy Awards and 2018 Grammy Awards • Host and Produce for Refinery29’s “Unbothered” page cultivating original video content made for and by black women • Greet talent and review show material for on-air prep INSTYLE MAGAZINE – NEW YORK, NY (June 2015 – May 2017) Reporter (Freelance) • Ensure accuracy on assigned stories for factual, grammatical and typographical errors, meeting daily deadlines • Work closely with senior editors, copy editors and publicists on all fact-checking queries • Assist editors with pre-production for events and awards catered to celebrities on fashion and beauty ensembles BET NETWORKS – NEW YORK, NY (May 2017 – July 2017) Production Associate, Celebrity Basketball Game • Book and track travel for Production & Tech—Flights/Hotels/Car Rental/Per Diem • Manage projects from conceptual stage to post-production • Create and update Wrap Binder, Contact Sheet, Meeting Agendas, Schedules, Timesheets and Logistics Grids • Hire and manage Production Assistants EASTERN TV—LOVE & HIP HOP NEW YORK REUNION (January 2017 – January 2017) Production Assistant (Freelance) • Develop creative for segments and questions for host • Manage social media accounts, encouraging & increasing engagement • Direct “Behind the Scenes” action with camera • Produce documentation outlining the different packages, proper clips, time codes and transcripts • Use Avid Media Compressor to extract necessary audio & video clips EMBASSY ROW PRODUCTION VH1 LIVE! – NEW YORK, NY (April 2016 – October 2016) Production Assistant • Assist show writer with researching elements and producing team with logging VH1 shows • Pull social media highlights for producers for that week's guests • Coordinate and shoot GIFs on show day with talent • Sit in control room on show day and work with Chyron Op to review elements/Prep EVS operator • Prepare binder for host, Marc Lamont Hill with bio and facts of guests • Work on master elements list. Update Elements list as elements change on show day • Greet talent and review show material for on-air prep

Howard University, Washington, DC Bachelor of Arts, Communications, May 2015 (Cum Laude) Concentration: Broadcast Journalism Minor: Spanish Social Media (Facebook • Instagram • Twitter • Snapchat • YouTube)

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