Eric Dively


News Reporter


Unparalleled work ethic – Verbal and written communication abilities – Team oriented with people skills and the capability to work alone – Outstanding creativity, networking, multi-tasking, problem solving, organization and leadership proficiencies with exceptional attention to detail and time management – Deeply passionate, motivated and dynamic with a high degree of versatility


Full Sail University; 3300 University Blvd; Winter Park, FL 32792

Master of Arts Degree in New Media Journalism (11/14)

  • Gained capabilities in social media, analytics, SEO, web design, multimedia applications, investigative skills, etc.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Entertainment Business (12/04)

  • Obtained knowledge in A&R, marketing, promotion, accounting, finance, ethics, statistics, communication, etc.

Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts (12/03)

University of Maryland, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

Basic Management Course, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

Diploma, Leadership (5/97)

  • Acquired many leadership qualities, verbal and written skills, managerial abilities and process improvements


Freelance Journalist (2/13-PRESENT)


  • Research, investigate and gather reliable sources to disseminate accurate and relevant material
  • Informative article creation with creative AP style writing, storytelling and fact-checking abilities
  • Well-versed with audio/video recording and editing procedures as well as multimedia production skills
  • Experienced with WordPress and web design while being adept at social media, SEO, and analytics
  • High degree of ethical, professional and responsible reporting while conveying the trusted message
  • Proficient at establishing beneficial discourse with the audience
  • Exhibited public relations and promotional aptitude

Property Manager (7/12-PRESENT)

Z & A Associates/LB Property Management; 4730 Woodman Avenue, Suite 200; Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

  • Create, analyze and revise systems and procedures for maximum efficiency
  • Perform administrative duties to maintain effective documentation, recordkeeping and workflow
  • Coordinate competent labor by developing and maintaining vendor relations
  • Recognized marketing, leasing and sales competencies

Instructor (3/08-PRESENT)

The Los Angeles Recording School/Los Angeles Film School; 6690 Sunset Blvd.; Hollywood, CA 90068

  • Teach studio recording, live sound, electronics, computer maintenance, technology and troubleshooting
  • Use instructional design to develop curriculum and teaching strategies with respect to various learning styles
  • Attend meetings and discuss advancement
  • Handle student problems and disputes with fairness while taking disciplinary measures when required
  • Responsible for student retention and accreditation compliance
  • Lead class exercises, assign work and evaluate performance
  • Demonstrate proper industry procedures while utilizing both vintage and present technologies
  • Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to administer online assets and e-learning curriculum

Studio Manager/Staff Engineer (10/05 – 2/08)

HeartBeat Recording Studio; 1592 N. Meadowcrest Blvd.; Crystal River, FL 34429

  • Utilized overall understanding of recording session workflow to achieve optimum time usage and quality
  • Booked sessions, scheduled needed personnel and ensured all necessary equipment was available
  • Created invoices and made payments using QuickBooks, collected payments from clients and made bank deposits
  • Fully trained 2 colleagues on the Pro Tools digital audio workstation
  • Fluent with marketing, promotion, customer service and sales methods
  • Skilled in the troubleshooting and fixing of technical problems
  • Developed and maintained valuable relationships with clients

Production Manager/Music Director/Producer (2/05 – 4/06)

Nature Coast Broadcasting Inc. – WIFL WOW 104.3FM; 1566 N. Meadowcrest Blvd.; Crystal River, FL 34429

  • Wrote copy and produced radio ads, liners, jingles, backbeats, PSAs, weather alerts, emergency info. & taglines
  • Producer and sound designer for 5 radio shows to include “The Lisa-Lisa Morning Show”, “Pimped-Out Radio”, “Citrus County SportsBeat”, “University X” and “The Morning Zoo”
  • Responsible for the recording, editing, mixing and loading of Ryan Seacrest’s “American Top-40”, “Backtrax”, “Issues” and “Healthy Moments” for scheduled air times
  • Experienced on-air personality for live broadcasts with voiceover skills for produced audio
  • Set up antennas and necessary equipment on location for live remote feeds
  • Researched new music and contacted record labels about promotions
  • Assisted in the selling of advertising time

Live Sound Engineer (6/97 – PRESENT)

Various Events at Many Venues; Worldwide

  • Run live sound for bands, solo artists, benefits and charity events in many different venues from small to large
  • Mix both front of house & monitor sound for Crystal River United Methodist Church from 9/07 to 2/08
  • Record, edit and duplicate live shows
  • Design sound systems for multiple live sound environments

Communication/Navigation Systems Specialist (10/90 – 10/00)

United States Air Force, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan; Travis AFB, CA; Loring AFB, ME; Keesler AFB, MS; Lackland AFB, TX

  • Inspected, tested, calibrated, troubleshot and repaired UHF, VHF, HF and SATCOM radio systems; interphone; PA; navigational aids; altimeters and instrumentation; RADAR systems, RF equipment and emergency systems
  • Extensive knowledge of B-52, C-141, C-5, C-130, C-17, KC-10, 747, 727, DC-10, DC-8, L-1011 and L-100 aircraft
  • Trained and evaluated 2 apprentices in communication/navigation maintenance procedures
  • Accountable for the safety standard enforcement of 12 co-workers
  • Acquired both Top-Secret and Secret security clearances and was appointed communications security manager
  • Flightline expeditor and dispatcher of aircraft maintenance operations


  • Self-Aid and Buddy Care Instructor, Kadena Medical Hospital, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan (1/00) Competent in teaching First Aid and qualified to administer CPR
  • EO 2000 Awareness Course, Social Actions, 18th WG/SA, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan (2/98) Thoroughly educated on Equal Opportunity and Treatment policies to ensure against unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Quality Awareness Course, 60th Airlift Wing, Travis AFB, CA (1/94) Knowledgeable in quality environments, core values, principals and operating styles
  • Communication/Navigation Tech School, Technical Training Wing, Keesler AFB, MS (12/90 – 9/91) Received high-tech training on electrical principals, AC & DC circuits, soldering and test equipment


  • Four Outstanding Performance Awards, U.S. Air Force – Received 4 Achievement Medals for Meritorious Service
  • Two Good Conduct Awards, U.S. Air Force – Received 2 Air Force Good Conduct Medals
  • Seven Letters of Appreciation, U.S. Air Force – Received for humanitarian acts and excellent job performance
  • Five Certificates of Appreciation, U.S. Air Force – Received for various lucrative accomplishments
  • Course Director’s Award, Full Sail University – Received award for exemplary achievement in Business Law
  • Instructor of the Month, The Los Angeles Recording School – Received for excellent teaching performance
  • Manager of the Year, LB Property Management Company – Received award for exceptional managerial duties


  • Construction of playground equipment for children to play in parks at Travis AFB, CA
  • Transported furniture donations for families in need with Habitat for Humanity in Citrus County, Florida
  • Creation of Public Services Announcements for many causes in Citrus County, Florida
  • Walked in support of the cure for AIDS in Los Angeles, CA in 2011
  • Walked in support of the cure for Ovarian Cancer in Los Angeles, CA in 2011
  • Walked in support of the cure for Breast Cancer in Los Angeles, CA in 2012
  • Donated hair to Locks of Love in support of children with cancer in Los Angeles, CA in 2014


  • Member of The Recording Academy



AVID Pro Tools (LE, TDM, HD) – D-Command – D-Control (ICON) – Command-8 – Allen & Heath ML-3000 Mixing Board – SSL 9000, 4000, 6000 – Neve VR – Mackie Consoles – Soundcraft Ghost – AMEK 9098i – Macintosh – PC – Bellari Stereo Tube Sonic Exciter – Alesis ML 9600 High Resolution Master Disc Recorder – Alesis ADAT HD 24 – DBX Dual Vacuum Tube Preamps – Rocktron Hush IIC Noise Red. System – T.C. Electronic M-ONE Dual Effects Processor – Yamaha SPX 990 Multi-Effects Processor – JBL 7110 Limiter/Compressor – Alesis Q20 Master Effects – Audio Electronics PreSonus ACP 88 – Aphex 104 Aural Exciter – Symetrix Pk-RMS Compressor Limiter – Behringer X32 Digital Console – Martin M1 Lighting Controller – Yamaha MGP 24X – Eventide Eclipse – Focusrite Red (Compressor, EQ), Universal Audio (Teletronix LA-2A Compressor, UREI 1176 Limiter) – Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor


AVID Pro Tools – Adobe (Photoshop, Audition, Premiere) – Cool Edit Pro – Image-Line FL Studio – Steinberg (WaveLab, Nuendo) – Digital Performer – Sonic Foundry (Acid, Vegas, Sound Forge) – OSX – Keynote – Microsoft Windows – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) – MediaFACE – QuickBooks – WinAce – Nero – Roxio – Creative – LightScribe – Ableton Live – Propellerhead Reason – Melodyne – Logic Pro – iMovie – iTunes – QuickTime – Safari – Firefox – Google – Virus Protection – GarageBand


Antares Auto Tune – Celemony Melodyne – Waves Bundles – IK Multimedia (Amplitube, Sampletank, TRackS) – SansAmp PSA-1 – MoogerFooger Ring Modulator – Joe Meek (Meequalizer, Compressor) – Tel-Ray Delay – Bombfactory (BF-3A, BF-76) – Vocoders – Filters – Pitch Shifters – Cosmonaut Voice – Voce Spin – Doublers – Noise Reduction – Time Compression/Expansion – Modulation – Delays – Phasers – Flangers – Reverbs – Choruses – Equalizers – DeEssers – Limiters /Compressors – Gates – Expanders – Magneto – Liquid Audio – Blue Cat Audio Bundle – Focusrite Red – Universal Audio – Native Instruments(Komplete Bundle, Guitar Rig, Reaktor, Kontakt) – McDSP Bundle – Melda Metering


Condenser, Dynamic & Ribbon Microphones – DI Boxes – MIDI Equipment – Instruments – Cabling – Amplifiers – Turntables – Drum Triggers – Power Conditioners – Battery Backups – Speakers – Test Equipment – Meters – Synthesizers – Signal Generators – Samplers – Tape Machines – Reamp Boxes – Crossovers – Printers – Copiers – Scanners

Special Skills:

Soldering – Micing Techniques – Tape Calibration – Computer Maintenance – Analog & Digital Gear – Studio Recording – Mixing – Live Sound Production (FOH & Monitor) – Stage Lighting – Visual Enhancement – Video Recording – Writing – Storytelling– Multimedia Production – Infographics – WordPress – Storify – HTML – Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Tumblr, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Kred) – SEO – Analytics – Troubleshooting – Research – Marketing & Promotion

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