About Me

I am a recent graduate from Oregon State University where I obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Digital Communication Arts. Prior to transferring to OSU to continue my education, I attended Linn-Benton Community College, where I was on staff at the school's student-run newspaper, The Commuter. While I was there, I contributed content on a weekly basis in the form of articles and photos. In addition to writing for The Commuter, I also freelanced for The Albany Democrat-Herald, Jefferson Review, Albany Civic Theater, 10News (San Diego ABC Affiliate), and more. In my free time, I enjoy dabbling in photography and spending time with my wife.

Contact Details

William Allison
Corvallis, Oregon
(541)321-0303
hey@iwilliam.me

Education

Oregon State University

Bachelor of Science with Honors in Digital Communication Arts June 2016

Classes include video production involving all steps of production (preproduction, field production, post production, studio production), media ethics, writing for media, and more. Contributed to The Daily Barometer and KBVR-TV's Beaver News. Worked as production staff for Beaver News in all positions. GPA: 3.83.

Linn-Benton Community College

Associate of Arts: Oregon Transfer, Associate of General Studies June 2014

Classes included core learning requirements. Also completed Journalism/Mass Communication program. Journalism courses included Feature Writing, News Reporting, Photojournalism, Media and Society, and more. Contributed to and worked as Managing and Photo Editor for The Commuter.

Work

Dial-A-Bus of Benton County

Office Administrator June 2013 - Present

• Serve as member of management, assisting with day-to-day operations including: manage employee schedule, coordinate vehicle maintenance with Benton County Public Works, assist dispatch office with tasks, monitor time clock software for discrepancies and make corrections as needed, run monthly reports, and more.
• Perform Human Resources duties including: provide feedback on applicants, guide employees through new-hire process, ensure all forms are filled out correctly (W-4, I-9, etc), conduct criminal and driving record checks.
• Act as primary contact for Corvallis School District contract and perform other District-related duties including: manage student transportation, arrange routes to ensure all students get to school on time, communicate with schools and transportation office when issues arise, compile and invoice detailed monthly billing report.
• Communicate with county partners in relation to contracted services, assist with planning and coordinating new services and modifying existing services as needed.
• Other operations tasks including: build and maintain company websites and social media profiles, transport clients as needed, assist safety manager, and other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

KBVR-TV Beaver News

Production Staff, Assistant September 2014 - June 2015

Production Staff - Assist director and producer in production of weekly news show. Positions include: Lighting technician, audio technician, teleprompter operator, camera operator, clip operator, reporter, and editor.
Assistant - Oversee completion of virtual training materials including writing, editing, formatting, and obtaining visual aids. Train other staff when necessary

The Commuter

Managing and Photo Editor March 2012 - June 2014

you Write and edit articles and photos for weekly issue of The Commuter, LBCC’s student-run newspaper. Photograph and report on community and campus related events. Post stories to website. Assign stories to reporters and follow up to ensure deadlines are met.

Skills

Having an education in media, my skills are quite broad and ever-expanding. If I don't know something, I'm always willing to learn it. Below are just some.

  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Copy Editing
  • Planning/Organization
  • Computers (Mac/PC)
  • Being Awesome

AWARDS

  • Best Feature Photo (3rd Place)
    – 2013 ONPA Awards

  • Best Headline Writing (3rd Place)
    – 2013 ONPA Awards

  • General Excellence (3rd Place)
    – 2013 & 2014 ONPA Awards

  • Honor Roll
    – Oregon State University
    – Linn-Benton Community College

  • Employee of the Month (x2)
    – Benton County Dial-A-Bus

  • Award for Excellence (Newscast)
    – 2015 NATAS NW

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
    – Oregon State University