With a passion for creativity, Nick Ross has been creating media and producing exceptional content for years. Experience in nearly every aspect of the technical arts, information technology, design, and live production means that there's bound to be some way he can help take a creative project to the next level. Nick has continued to hone his skills through freelance work, in educational environments, and internship training. Just as at home in front of a virtual server environment as he is behind an audio mixing console, Nick's wide array of skills allows him to work in nearly any environment with ease. Problem solving is a cornerstone of his current and past positions where supporting information technology and media production environments on a daily basis were of critical importance. Review Nick's extensive resume and skill set and be sure to read his latest blog posts for more info about all the things he's currently working on.
Director, Dick Clark Studios (Newhouse School at Syracuse University) -- January 2016 - Present
Direct newscast classes for upper-division Broadcast & Digital Journalism classes. Using Ross OverDrive, code rundowns in ENPS to control Ross Vision, Xpression Graphics, and Harris Nexio Playout servers and direct the live half-hour newscast. Only student among a staff of professionals to serve in this role.
General Manager, CitrusTV; Syracuse University -- December 2015 - Present
Responsible for management of a staff of seven direct reports who work to oversee a 350+ member entirely student-run television studio. Day-to-day work includes supervising producers and content for the studio and long-range planning includes budgeting and management of income/expenses for repairs, upgrades, and general operations.
Audio Engineer, Event and Technical Services; Student Centers and Programming Services at Syracuse University -- August 2015 - Present
Manage audio for events held inside the Schine Student Center at Syracuse University. Includes management of wireless microphone systems, mixing for concert, theater, and presentation audio needs. Management of stagehands working the event also fall into the scope of this position.
Intern, Graham Professional Sound & Video; Pittsburgh, PA — May 2015 - August 2015
Assist in various production aspects for the organization including live sound reinforcement, rentals, installations, and video production. Responsible for setup and breakdown of audio-visual equipment including Shure, Sennheiser, and Lectrosonics wireless systems, Allen & Heath iLive and PreSonus StudioLive digital consoles, and a variety of PA equipment. Performed shop work including cable assembly as needed.
Operations Manager, CitrusTV; Syracuse University — December 2014 - December 2015
Manage day-to-day and long term studio operations for on-campus all student-run television studio. Responsible for managing both broadcast and information technologies including Windows & Macintosh computers, Avid ISIS networks, and a wide variety of video equipment to support a fully high-definition production workflow.
Web Developer, Juiced Magazine; Syracuse University — September 2014 - May 2015
Complete a re-design of the existing site’s theme in line with the organization's branding. Manage and maintain the site's Wordpress platform to support dynamic content daily. Responsible for posting content to the site daily and using SEO strategies to promote the brand.
Technical Coordinator, Southwestern PA Synod (ELCA); Pgh, PA — June 2012-Present
Provide technical support and services during the SWPA Synod's annual assembly. Interface with rental providers and location staff to setup audio and video systems. Ensure connectivity between all devices and systems for seamless integration between rented and existing equipment. Serve during the assembly as lead audio engineer.
President, North Hills Television (NHTV) @ North Hills High School; Pgh., PA — 2013-2014
Oversee all studio operations and student production crew. Develop studio and post-production workflow including solutions for automated channel playout. Create broadcast systems for home football games including coordinating talent and seven-member crew. Direct all-school lip dub video which garnered national attention on Good Morning America, FOX News, and The Huffington Post.
Media & Tech Specialist, St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland; Pgh., PA — 2011-2014
Prepare for weekly worship technology needs. Supervise volunteers in audio and video production during live events. Edit web content including transitioning the produced website to an “in house” site design by myself (Saving $1,000+ annually). Work with leadership in training and developing media augmentations for worship and education. Produce video content of member testimonies and special presentations
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
B.S. Television, Radio, and Film | Information Management & Technology, Graduate 2018
North Hills Senior High School, Pittsburgh, PA
Graduate 2014, GPA: 4.1 (Summa Cum Laude)
- Server Administration
- VMware Vsphere Environments
- Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
- Macintosh OS X Server
- Avid ISIS Shared Media Storage System
- Live Video Production Equipment
- Ross OverDrive Automated Production System
- Grass Valley Kayak and Ross Vision/Carbonite switchers
- Ross Xpression and Chyron Lyric graphics systems
- Sony XDCAM-HD studio and field cameras/workflows
- NewTek TriCaster systems
- Final Cut Pro 7/x
- Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator
- Avid Media Composer
- AP ENPS
- Audio Production Equipment
- Large format analog consoles from Yamaha and Soundcraft
- Digital consoles including Allen & Heath iLive, PreSonus StudioLive, Yamaha LS9, and Soundcraft Vi/Si
- Wireless microphone systems from Audio-Technica, Shure, Lectrosonics, and Sennheiser
- Wide array of PA systems
- Lighting Consoles - Strand Palette, Zero 88 Orb XF, ETC SmartFade