Work Experience     Filmmaker, Jonathan B. Murray...
Work Experience

Filmmaker, Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism 
Columbia, Mo.; August 2018 – present
  • Graduate student in documentary journalism program
  • Produced/directed/filmed/edited a documentary film using DSLR cameras and the Adobe Suite
  • Awarded "Best Director" by jury at Stronger Than Fiction Film Festival and selected for First Look 2021

Pilot/Teaching Assistant, Missouri School of Journalism Drone Journalism Program
Columbia, Mo.; August 2017 – June 2020
  • FAA licensed drone pilot
  • Conduct flights for photography/videography for clients within the University of Missouri and around the state
  • Work has been featured on KBIA, Columbia Missourian, Paul Pepper Show, Missouri athletics promotions,
  • Teach drone flight course at MU with 20+ college students to help them become FAA certified

Content Producer – MU School of Journalism Global Programs
Columbia, Mo.; Aug. 2018 – March 2020
  • Conduct interviews with student study abroad program participants
  • Responsible for creating content calendar and producing multimedia content (primarily long-form and social videos) to promote MU Journalism Abroad programs 

Technical Assistant – MU School of Journalism Equipment Lab
Columbia, Mo.; Sept. 2017 – April 2020
  • Responsible for checking out gear to journalism students across 10 different courses
  • Ensured that each individual piece of equipment was accounted for in digital management system
  • Maintained equipment in working order - including DSLRs, cinematic cameras, audio gear, tripods, etc. - worth approx. total of $500,000
  • Addressed student issues regarding how to operate equipment, repaired gear when necessary

Reporter – MU Division of Student Affairs
Columbia, Mo.; May 2016 – June 2020
  • Conduct interview of students, staff, etc. for online stories and features in the annual report
  • Photograph campus events and portraits of individuals for publication
  • Pitch, edit and produce stories for MU Division of Student Affairs website and relevant social media channels 
  • Extensive experience with content management systems and programs including WordPress, Asana and Trello

Staff Reporter – Gatehouse Media
Columbia, Mo. and Mexico, Mo.; April – Aug. 2018
  • Staff reporter for Columbia Daily Tribune and The Mexico Ledger 
  • Responsible for filling first and second page of Ledger each day
  • Created weekly features and multimedia pieces
  • Video story on disabled teen’s love for UPS was picked up by The Associated Press
  • Grew Ledger Facebook following by 4.5 percent and established paper’s YouTube and Instagram presence

Multimedia Reporter – VOX Magazine and Columbia Missourian
Columbia, Mo.; Jan. 2017 – Aug. 2018
  • Pitched stories, conducted interviews and created a multimedia package weekly for 
  • Prepared pitches for weekly staff meetings and worked with editors on variety of levels
  • Video story retracing a historic roadtrip was picked up by The Associated Press 

Editorial Intern – Alliance Magazine
London, UK; May – Aug. 2017
  • Wrote and edited stories for website and for September 2017 print edition of magazine
  • Created graphics and worked on Alliance Audio podcasts
  • Assisted with design process of magazine including content layout, image selection, and magazine redesign

Reporter – Reynolds Journalism Institute Futures Lab Update 
Columbia, Mo. July 2016 – May 2017
  • Conducted interviews with professionals in media industry to create online videos for the Futures Lab Update series with the MU Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • Pitched original story ideas on technological innovations relevant to journalists

Justin Huang Peace Scholar – University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo.; May 2016 – June 2017
  • Conducted interviews and edited videos for Activist Legacy Project, video series with activists in the Peace Studies realm
  • Wrote profile stories for MU Department of Peace Studies newsletter

Multimedia Collegiate Correspondent – USA Today College 
Columbia, Mo.; Dec. 2015 – June 2016
  • Pitched and created original multimedia stories remotely each week
  • Corresponded with USA Today editors on daily basis for editing and publication purposes
  • Demonstrated professionalism with colleagues, sources and industry professionals

News Executive – MUTV
Columbia, Mo.; Aug. 2015 – Feb. 2016
  • Managed staff of 30+ for student-run television station at the University of Missouri
  • Maintained all digital and social media content for news department

Technical Skills
  • FAA licensed drone pilot
  • AP style writing
  • Video/audio/photo editing (including Final Cut Pro and Adobe creative suite)
  • DSLR photography and videography
  • Interactive media (Storify, ThingLink, Infogram, Padlet)
  • Virtual reality (360 photography/videography and editing)
  • Basic coding (HTML and CSS)
  • Content management systems (including WordPress and Wix)

University of Missouri – Columbia
Master of Arts (Documentary Journalism)
Graduated: May 2020

University of Missouri – Columbia
Bachelor of Journalism
Graduated: May 2018
  • Major: Convergence Journalism
  • Minor: Peace Studies
  • Certificates: Multicultural Certificate, MU Digital Global Studies Certificate

Sarah Sabatke

Sarah Sabatke is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker based in Columbia, Missouri.
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