Erin Rebecca Schneider

Journalist. Video Storyteller. Consultant.

I am an experienced journalist currently working in tv, radio and online. My recent work includes producing videos aboard the Nomad Cruise Conference (going from Colombia to Portugal), where I hosted a panel titled “Digital Nomadism – Running Toward or Running From?” In my sold-out workshop called “The Elements of Video Storytelling,” I taught over 75 attendees how to captivate their intended audience through concise and engaging online videos. Topics included story development, pre-production, filming, and interviewing strategies.
 

During the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, I produced and directed videos – from story idea to interviewing, scripting and working with an editor on the final cut – for an international tv audience of over a billion people. I also covered the 50k-person Web Summit conference in Lisbon, the Million Women’s March in Washington, D.C., and 2017’s World Pride celebration in Madrid.
 

My first documentary short on the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk policy continues to make waves. In 2013, a federal judge mentioned me for finding the “only known recorded evidence” of an abusive police stop in the ruling that declared the decade-old practice as unconstitutional. “The Hunted And The Hated” has over eight million views worldwide and the topic is still debated and tweeted about by the American president.
 

Works in: English, Portuguese, Spanish
 

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REPORTER

interview, anchor, host, voice-over

STORYTELLER

script, write, copyedit, storyboard

PRODUCER

research, coordinate, direct, manage

CONSULTANT

video oversight, branded content, marketing

EDITOR

premiere, final cut, AVID, newsboss

COMMUNICATOR

fluent Portuguese & Spanish

Portfolio

Radio

Polls show Portlanders are still undecided over whether to approve a 10-cent per gallon gas tax for the next four years. In a KXL exclusive, we spoke to passionate parties from both sides.

Search the word "binge" on Google and the first thing to pop up is "Binge-On" unlimited video service. KXL's Erin Schneider explores why this doesn't sit well with people with eating disorders.

Bernie Sanders takes Oregon handily. It's ones of the only three states with mail-in and drop-off voting. For CBS National.

Your summer bucket list just got longer. KXL's Erin Schneider has the scoop on the whale watching spots attracting people from all over the world.

Residents of Portland, Oregon can now legally identify themselves as gender-neutral. For CBS National.

The radio host-turned-occupier is the middle of a debate on the first amendment. KXL's Erin Schneider was at the trial of the United States government vs. Pete Santilli.

Suicide rates have hit a 30-year high and Oregon ranks near the top. KXL's Erin Schneider looks behind the scenes at one of the state's busiest mental health resources.

Suicide is at its highest rate in three decades. KXL's Erin Schneider finds out what you can do to help stop the epidemic.

Work Experience

REPORTER, OLYMPIC BROADCAST SERVICES

Pitched, produced, scripted and contributed to video editing of short feature videos at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Conducted mixed zone interviews with athletes post-event. Interviews and 2-3 minute video packages sent to 238 Rights Holding Broadcasters worldwide - reaching an audience of over a billion people. Contributing reporter to 500 hours of continuous Olympic coverage.

2016

REPORTER, CBS RADIO

Reported and edited stories for CBS FM, with 30 million weekly listeners nationwide.

2016

REPORTER & ANCHOR, KXL 101.1 FM

Weekend anchor and board operator for live, satellite and prerecorded shows and presidential debates. Fill-in weekday reporter and editor for top-rated local news station. Covered daily news and produced long-form series on suicide, Brazil and the Olympics.

2016

CO-ORGANIZER, STAGES PDX

One of a core team of four, organizing the first year of STAGES, a mini-incubator for assembly-stage entrepreneurs from all verticals. Also wrote all website content, sponsorships and public-facing material.

2015 - 2016

FREELANCE REPORTER, VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL

Pitched, reported and wrote articles on local businesses, commerce trends, startups and government.

2013 - 2016

TRANSLATOR & COPYEDITOR, SPRING MOBILE

Portuguese-to-English translations for B2B advertising, internal and public-facing content.

2015

WRITER & COPYWRITER, DOWNSTREAM MEDIA

Wrote business-to-business advertising content for motion graphics and 3D-interactive displays for Fortune 500 businesses. Worked closely with marketing team on content and strategy for company website relaunch.

2014

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Point person on mobile app development for art exhibit celebrating 15 years of the show Oregon Art Beat. Worked individually with app developers, art studios and 300 artists.

2014

ANCHOR & WRITER, NEWSBEAT SOCIAL

Reported and delivered daily news stories for startup with three million Facebook fans. Specialized in finance, military and science & technology reporting.

2013

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, ONE NATION FILMS

Researched and interviewed scientists, doctors and patients worldwide for PBS film on alternative medicine.

2013

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER, JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Filmed, produced and edited video shorts on controversial police policy. Interviewed politicians, police, citizens and activists.

2012

CO-PRODUCER, THE NATION

Found only known recording of controversial police practice known as Stop-and-Frisk. Worked on three-person filming, scripting and editing viral documentary-short called The Hunted and The Hated

2012

Education

May2012

New York University – Bachelors of Arts and Science - Honors Journalism & Sociology

During her time at NYU, Erin became a rising star in the journalism department. The journalism school’s annual honors film festival screened her thesis film on “Stop and Frisk,” which was the precursor to her viral documentary featured by The Nation. Erin double-majored in sociology, where she also dove into racial justice and policing, interviewing almost two dozen police officers for her final project.

May2015

Academia Internacional de Cinema – Rio de Janiero – Post-Production Documentary Editing

At Rio’s premiere film academy, Erin worked closely with a small class of local filmmakers and journalists in an intensive course covering the latest in audiovisual editing and Adobe Premiere.