Alex J. Thiede

Digital Media, Radio & Television Production

847.707.2994 |



Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Major: Television and Radio Production
  • Minors: Human Behavior and Political Science


Leadership & Practical Experience:

-The Colonie, Post Production House, Chicago, IL Summer 2017

  • Intern: Worked on projects in AVID video editor, assisted editors and clients on projects

-KCCI-8 News, Des Moines, IA November 2015

  • Camera Operator: Filmed live panel discussion for 2016 Democratic Presidential Debates

-Drake Relays Broadcasting Network April 2015

  • Associate Producer: Sports directed and produced and supervised camera operations

-Campus Radio Station 94.1 The Dog September 2014-Present

  • Producer and on air talent: Monday Night Mayhem and Rock N’ Roll Madhouse radio shows


Technical, Editing & Camera Proficiencies

  • Final Cut Pro Edited videos/films for class projects, on campus events and freelance work
  • Adobe Premiere Edited packages for 2015 Drake Relays
  • Adobe Photoshop Created posters/ads for campus events, 2015 Drake Relays and freelance
  • Audacity Created PSAs/radio promos for 94.1 The Dog and edited music for freelance, received third place award at 2018 ICMA Annual Convention for Best Student Radio Commercial

-Videography – Filmed 2015 and 2016 student body presidential campaign videos, created online promo videos for 2015 and 2017 Drake Relays, freelance work shooting music videos, nominated for National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2017 Midwest Regional Student Production Award

-Photography – Took headshots for Drake Broadcasting System executive board 2015-2016 and hired as freelance photographer for local music artists and their music events


Additional Work History

-Schaumburg Township District Library Summer 2015, 2016 and 2017

  • Front Desk Staff/Summer Associate: Served patrons, organized inventory and summer book distribution

-Hollister Co., Schaumburg, IL Summer 2014

  • Retail Associate: Organized/restocked inventory and assisted/interacted with customers