Jennifer Dutton, commonly referred to as “Jen,” is graduating with a degree in Multimedia Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University. Jen aspires to work in media production, specifically broadcast producing and behind the scenes coordinating. She loves writing, organizing, managing, and most of all: people. She is continuing her education online, while working freelance in California, having only general education credits to finish. During the summer of 2014, Jen worked in the Creative Services department with CBS News in Los Angeles, California. She produced I.D. promotions for CBS and also worked as the production assistant.
Currently, Jen is the producer for Murfreesboro After Dark, an MT10 Television comedy/variety talk show that airs bi-weekly. Jen loves producing this tapped television show because she’s able to manage a crew of over thirty students and watch her team improve each week. Jen is also a producer for the student-run news station, MT10 News, which was awarded the “2014 Best College Newscast” by the Tennessee Associated Press. The station director and executive producer awarded “Best News Night” to Jen’s team.
In her junior year, Jen interned with the broadcast department at FOX Sports and The Nashville Predators. She has edited multiple promotional packages for The Nashville Predators, such as a fifteenth anniversary feature and interview with a former NHL player. Jen has also created graphics and edited highlight loops for display on the Jumbotron, as well as promotional reels for the arena. For FOX Sports she enhanced her skills as an EVS replay operator during NHL games.
With a high demand for online content, Jen stayed busy working as the Media Content Coordinator for The Center for Innovation in Media for over two years. The center was designed for converging multiple media platforms, such as print journalism, video journalism, photography, and online magazines. In her freshman year, Jen worked as the multimedia specialist for her university where she created the primary website content for the online magazine and was the photographer for the “True Blue” campaigns. Jen also worked as the Microns and EVS operator for EMC Productions to conduct media tappings and replays for live sports broadcasts. MyTV Channel 30 in Nashville and Lexington airs EMC Productions’ broadcasts, making EMC Productions one of the only successful college-operated mobile trucks in a professional market. She has also contributed to WMOT, Middle Tennessee’s Public Radio and interviewed police chiefs about a local murder case.
In her free time, Jen can be found riding her mountain bike through the beautiful Tennessee mountains or visiting her mom in southern California. Feel free to contact Jen anytime at email@example.com.