Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Communication Leadership
Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa
August 2018

Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication
Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa
December 2000


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa

Senior Media Producer
2016 – Present

  • Lead university in the management, production, and distribution of multimedia projects for use by academic, administrative, promotional, and outreach programs
  • Develop overall themes for multi-faceted projects as well as individual concepts, and determine appropriate mediums and the effective use of resources
  • Engage with faculty, and staff, and the campus at-large to facilitate effective and sustainable media production services in support of the entire university community
  • Oversee and maintain university media delivery systems, including live-streaming, podcasting, and flipped classroom solutions

Multimedia Producer/Analyst
2011-2016

  • Coordinate and manage multimedia projects for academic and administrative units across campus
  • Identify emerging trends in the field of educational media technology and support the integration of these trends into teaching and learning environments
  • Research, recommend, and implement hardware and software configurations to meet diverse user needs

Multimedia Producer
2007 – 2011

  • Design, create, and deliver multimedia projects in support of university academic mission
  • Instruct faculty, staff, and students in skill-building and knowledge application that enhances their use of multimedia and presentation technology
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration on creative approaches to meet learning goals using digital media
Notable Projects

Panopto Content Management System, Chair/Administrator
Oversaw implementation of campus-wide video content management system and lecture capture hardware for use by all faculty, staff, and students, both in person and at distance, with diverse user needs

Drake Commencement Ceremonies, Producer/Director
Conceived and coordinated coverage of annual campus commencement ceremonies for in-house and live stream viewing

Digital Storytelling, Instructor
Developed and presented best practices to faculty, staff, and students in creating multimedia storytelling content for university classes, departments, and programs.

Multimedia Experience Workshops, Coordinator/Facilitator
Developed and delivered monthly training workshops for faculty and staff on use of multimedia applications in academic environments

Drake on ITunes U, Facilitator
Coordinated university video, audio, and RSS feeds on iTunes U service for use by internal and external campus community participants

Mediacom Communications
Des Moines, Iowa

Producer/Editor
2004 – 2007

  • Conceived and produced original programming content for regional sports and entertainment network
  • Coordinated creative and technical aspects for local, regional, and national level live-event programming
  • Developed production workflows, style guidelines, and delivery methods for variety of local origination programming
Notable Projects

Learfield Sports Productions, Producer/Director
Served as line producer and director for pre-game and post- game broadcasts for Iowa and Iowa State sporting events, including 2005 Capital One Bowl, 2006 Outback Bowl, and 2005-2006 CyHawk Series

Iowa State University Sesquicentennial, Producer/Editor
Worked with Iowa State University academic, alumni, and student life departments to produce promotional video for campus sesquicentennial celebration

Four Hire, Producer/Editor
Collaborated with Greater Des Moines Business Partnership and national corporate sponsors to produce reality-based television series for Midwest regional distribution

Independent Freelance/Contract Production
Producer/Director/Replay Operator
2003 – Present

  • Provide creative, administrative, and technical services for national, regional, and local broadcasts specializing in live-event programming
  • Schedule and coordinate talent, technical crews, and remote operational aspects before and during events
  • Research and develop story-lines and key elements for use during broadcasts to inform and engage audience
  • Foster and maintain positive working relations with media officials, school representatives, and broadcast administration
Select Client List

ABC News
ABC Sports
Big Ten Network
CBS Sports
Comcast Sports Network
ESPN Television
FOX Sports/Fox Sport Net
NBC Sports
Learfield Sports
PBS Network
Stadium Sports

Notable Projects

ESPN DII Game of the Week, Producer/Director
Oversaw and executed weekly feature game broadcasts at Division II schools across the country for national audience on ESPN network

CBS Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match, Producer
Conceived and coordinated primetime broadcast of All- American high school volleyball competition for national audience on CBS Sports network

Conference USA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournaments, Producer
Produced and coordinated simultaneous studio productions for week-long, multi-site men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for national audience on ASN network

Des Moines Symphony Yankee Doodle Pops, Director
Directed annual live coverage of musical performances for third-largest Independence Day celebration by attendance in the nation

2008 & 2012 ABC News Presidential Primary Debates, Videotape Operator
Served as videotape operator for multiple nationally televised presidential primary debates

KFPX Television
Urbandale, Iowa

Director of Creative Services
2003 – 2004

  • Developed and executed station’s commercial, marketing, and promotional campaigns
  • Hired, coordinated, and collaborated with outside vendors and service providers
  • Managed day-to-day operations, set budgets, and recruited, hired, and mentored employees
  • Fostered a positive working relationship with local, regional, and national clients

Production Editor
2001 – 2003

  • Oversaw a variety of commercial, corporate, and promotional projects for station clients
  • Worked closely with clients to establish a comfortable rapport and ensure high satisfaction with finished project
Notable Projects

Cooking with Cookies, Editor/Videographer
Selected by client and agency to develop and produce regional and national campaigns for food product line, including commercial and long-format productions

The Golf Academy, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Developed and produced long-format sports instructional series for regional broadcast

KCCI Television
Des Moines, Iowa

Associate Producer
2000 – 2001

  • Created, formatted, and oversaw production of daily morning newscast for nationally-ranked CBS affiliate
  • Collaborated with newsroom, production, engineering, and promotional departments to ensure high quality and compelling broadcasts
  • Coordinated multiple tasks and responsibilities while meeting numerous concurrent internal and external deadlines

Videotape Editor
2000

  • Created and managed video and multimedia elements for multiple evening newscasts for nationally-ranked CBS affiliate
  • Coordinated with reporters, anchors, videographers, and newsroom management to ensure both accuracy of content as well as timely delivery to meet deadlines
Notable Projects

Commitment 2000, Associate Producer/Editor
Developed and produced interviews, features, and reports covering political candidates running for federal, state, and municipal office, including live coverage of election night results


TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Adjunct Professor
Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Intro to Visual Communication
2017

Adjunct Professor
Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Multimedia Lab
2017

Adjunct Professor
Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Multimedia Lab
2015

Adjunct Professor
Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Multimedia Lab
2014


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2020 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Producer

2020 Iowa Association of Independent Colleges & Associations IT Conference
Conference Coordinator/Facilitator

2020 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Judge

2020 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Instructional Video Competition
Judge

2020 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Narrative Video Competition
Judge

2020 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Documentary Video Competition
Judge

2020 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VI
Institutional Awards
Judge

2019 Iowa Association of Independent Colleges & Associations IT Conference
Conference Coordinator/Facilitator

2019 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Producer

2019 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Student Video Competition
Judge

2019 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Judge

2019 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VI
Institutional Awards
Judge

2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Producer

2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Student Video Competition
Judge

2018 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VI
Institutional Awards
Judge

2018 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Judge

2017 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Rules Committee Member

2017 Broadcast Education Association Super-Regional Conference
Creative Works Competition
Judge

2017 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Judge

2016 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Judge

2015 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VI
Institutional Awards
Judge

2015 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
Interactive Media and Emerging Technology Competition
Judge


INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2018 Panopto North American User Conference
Flipping Faculty – The Panopto Ecosystem at Drake University
Delivered October 2, 2018

2018 Broadcast Education Association National Convention
The Evolution of Student Media Groups
Delivered April 9, 2018

2018 Broadcast Education Association National Convention
Special-Event Television Production
Delivered April 8, 2018

2017 Broadcast Education Association National Convention
How Emerging Technology is Taking Sports Storytelling to New Heights
Delivered April 24, 2017

2017 Broadcast Education Association National Convention
Launching the Freelance Career: A Total Mind Shift
Delivered April 22, 2017

2013 Iowa Technology & Education Conference
Flipped Models for Lecture Capture
Delivered October 14, 2013

2012 Iowa Technology & Education Conference
Building a Lecture Capture Campus
Delivered October 15, 2012

2012 Iowa Association of Independent Colleges & Associations IT Conference
iTunes U and You
Delivered June 5, 2012

2012 Iowa Distance Learning Association IACONN Conference
iTunes U and You
Delivered April 13, 2012


UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

2018 Learning Symposium
Blackboard Crucial Conversations: Best Practices From, and For, the Community
Delivered August 20, 2018

2018 EdTech Workshop
Video in Courses
Delivered March 26, 2018

2017 Community Research Summer Scholars Program
Best Practices in Audio Creation, Editing, and Delivery
Delivered July 26th and July 27th, 2017

2017 Did You Know/HR BUILD Program
Inside Information Technology Services
Delivered February 2, 2017

2016 HR BUILD Program
Technology Tools and Tips
Delivered October 11, 2016

2015 Learning Symposium
Gateway to Digital Production: Integrating Multimedia Elements into Your Classroom
Delivered August 21, 2015

2014 OIT Workshop
Using Panopto on Campus
Delivered February 5, 2014

2013 OIT Workshop
Using Panopto on Campus
Delivered November 13 and 14, 2013

2012 Drake University FYS Program
Presenting iMovie
Delivered September 5, 2012

2012 College Bound St. Louis
Studio Production Workshop
Delivered June 27, 2012

2012 OIT Workshop
iMovie Essentials
Delivered April 11, 2012

2012 OIT Workshop
Welcome to Photoshop
Delivered February 8, 2012

2011 OIT Workshop
Picture Perfect Photography in the Digital Age
Delivered November 9, 2011

2011 Human Resources Workshop
Death By Powerpoint and How to Avoid It
Delivered October 5, 2011

2011 OIT Workshop
Using iTunes U in the Classroom
Delivered September 7, 2011

2010 OIT Workshop
The Multimedia Education Experience
Delivered December 1, 2010

2010 OIT Workshop
Podcasting and iTunes U at Drake University
Delivered September 14, 2010


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Member, Assistant Director for Campus Relations Search Committee
Information Technology Services
2019

Member, Campus Technician Search Committee
Information Technology Services
2019

Member, Assistant Director Search Committee
Information Technology Services
2019

Member, Classroom Support Technician Search Committee
Information Technology Services
2018

Member, Multimedia Engineer Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
2017

Member, LMS Specialist Search Committee
Information Technology Services
2017

Member, Digital Media Support and Classroom Trainer Search Committee
Information Technology Services
2017

Member, President’s Committee on Commencement
Office of the Registrar
2016 – present

Member, Communications Committee
Information Technology Services
2016 – 2017

Chair, Selection Committee
Drake University Lecture Capture
2012 – 2013

Member, Communications Committee
All-Staff Council
2011 – 2014

Member, Multimedia Instructor Search Committee
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
2010

Member, Selection Committee
OIT Podcasting Service
2008 – 2009


CERTIFICATIONS

Adobe Certified Associate
Photoshop CS5
April 2012

Apple Certified Pro
Compressor 3.5, Level 1
October 2010

Apple Certified Pro
Final Cut Pro 7, Level 2
July 2010

Apple Certified Pro
Final Cut Pro 7, Level 1
October 2009

Apple Certified Pro
Final Cut Pro 6, Level 2
February 2008

Apple Certified Pro
Final Cut Pro 6, Level 1
November 2007


AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS (non-reviewed)

CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDITED VOLUMES

McNab, J. (2019). Tips from the masters. In T. Koester (Ed.), Time-saving techniques for building model railroads (pp. 111). Milwaukee: Kalmbach Publishing.

McNab, J. (2016). Patching freight cars with paint pens. In J. Wilson (Ed.), 25 freight car projects (pp. 8–10). Milwaukee: Kalmbach Publishing.

Magazine Articles

McNab, J. (2016, December). Large industries in limited space. Model Railroader, 83(12), 52–55.

McNab, J. (2016, January). From hidden staging to visible yards. Model Railroad Planning 2016, 78–81.

McNab, J. (2014, October). Less is more on a modern branch line. Great Model Railroads 2015, 44–51.

McNab, J. (2014, January). Choosing the right place at the right time. Model Railroad Planning 2014, 64–69.

McNab, J. (2013, October). Use layered foliage to enhance your scenery. Model Railroader, 80(10), 50–53.

Web-Based Publications

McNab, J. (2013, December). Locking up your layout. Model Railroad Hobbyist, 46. Retrieved from https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2013-12-dec

McNab, J. (2013, October). The endless horizon. The Missing Conversation, 6. Retrieved from http://www.ostpubs.com/ost-publications-bookstore/

Articles Accepted for Publication

McNab, J. (2019). Tune up your turnouts. Model Railroader.

McNab, J. (2019). Planning tip: Fascia signs. Model Railroad Planning 2020.


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member, Broadcast Education Association

Member, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees – Local 745