Resume and Contact

Alexander Popichak
Multimedia journalist, producer and director

Alexander Popichak is a multimedia journalist, producer and director based in Pittsburgh, Pa. His journalistic work has been published by 90.5 WESA - Pittsburgh's NPR News Station, 535media's upgruv, the Point Park University Globe, WPPJ 670-AM and Point Park's U-View Television. Production credits include direction of WPPJ's 2016 Election Night coverage, the development of Point Park's NewsNight program, the Globe's Pioneer Public video series, direction of Chair Shot Reality and Point Park's Pioneer Spotlight series.

Education

2015 - Present

B.A. Broadcast Production and Media Management
Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Minor: Journalism
Anticipated Graduation Date: January 2018

2009 - 2015

Diploma
Carlynton Junior-Senior High School, Carnegie, PA

Graduation Date: June 12, 2015
Class Rank: 10/92
GPA: 4.0

Experience

January 2017 - Present

Editor-in-Chief
Point Park Globe

Manages staff as head administrator, coordinates publication and layout, and writes pieces

Highlights: coordinated 2017 Inauguration Coverage, planned and executed 50th Anniversary Edition and Celebration

Print circulation: 1,000 Online Reach: 400 Weekly
Previous positions: Editor-Elect, News Editor
Click here for my full Globe Profile

August 2017 - Present

Studio Apprentice
Point Park University Student Production Services

Manages and maintains studio equipment for use by various internal and external television and cinema productions.

Summer 2017

Production Assistant
90.5 WESA-FM, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station

Pitched, wrote and produced content for 90.5 WESA. Duties included conducting interviews, recording spots and pitching features.

Project Highlight: From Highways To Runways: In Search Of The Noisiest Spot In Pittsburgh
For WESA’s Good Question Series, I wrote and produced this feature in search of the noisiest spot in Pittsburgh. This is the resulting package:


For my 90.5 WESA profile, click here

October 2016 - Present

Executive Producer
Point Park NewsNight

Crafts and presents long-form enterprise segments, produces, writes and directs live-to-tape news show. Created show with Robert Bertha. Click here for a sample reel of NewsNight.

January 2017 - May 2017

News Director
WPPJ 670 AM - Pittsburgh

Developed on-air news updates and features for Point Park’s student-run radio station, WPPJ.

January 2017 - May 2017

Technical Director
Pioneer Spotlight, Point Park Athletics

Directed live-to-tape weekly feature program for Point Park’s Athletics department. Worked alongside host Josh Croup to produce weekly web feature. Guests were athletes and coaches from around the Point Park athletic world.

February 2016 - December 2016

Editor-Elect (Managing Editor)
Point Park Globe

Supervised staff, critiqued layout and wrote pieces

Summer 2016

Editorial Intern
535Media, LLC - upgruv

Aggregated and wrote content for a trending news website

Project Highlight: The Stanley Cup Tracker
Developed and created a map documenting the travels of the Stanley Cup following the Pens’ 2016 Stanley Cup win.

For my upgruv.com profile, click here.

September 2015 - February 2016

News Editor
Point Park Globe

Pitched, edited, wrote, and created layout of weekly newspaper’s news section

Leadership Roles and Experience

August 2016 - May 2017

Resident Educator
Point Park University Office of Student Life

Planned and executed community-centric events and programming, mediated roommate conflicts, managed programming deadlines and managed crises as needed.

September 2015 - May 2016

Senator
United Student Government of Point Park University

Served as a representative for School of Communication, served on communication committee and planned 2016 Pioneer Community Day service event, placing 70+ volunteers across the Greater Pittsburgh Area to donate 4+ hours of service

Awards and Recognition

2017 SPJ Mark of Excellence finalist for Photography
Winner, 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcast Service “Best Celebrity interview” award for interview with Sarah Koenig

Winner, 2017 U-View Television Dale Award for Best Overall Production for NewsNight
Winner, 2017 U-View Television Dale Award for Best Episode for Episode 6 of NewsNight

Carlynton Maggie Scholarship,
Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s List

Eagle Scout, Troop 831 in Carnegie, PA November 14, 2014

Memberships and Associations:

Society of Professional Journalists
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
National Eagle Scout Association Life Member