HELLO!
I’M SAMANTHA SARTORI

PRODUCER | CREATIVE PROJECT MANAGER | WRITER | VOICE-OVER ARTIST

 

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING

Stories have the power to change the world.

Through stories, we close the gaps and better understand one another.

We build compassion and empathy.

Let me help you tell your story.

We can spark action that leads to social change, social responsibility, and sustainability. 

Together, we can make an impact.

As a writer and producer, I work and lead with my values first.

I am passionate about serving those around me to discover and utilize their strengths.

And I love helping others communicate their ideas effectively.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

PRODUCER + PROJECT MANAGER

Guy Bauer Productions (Video Agency)

  • Managed five to ten commercial/corporate video projects at a time from ideation to completion

  • Oversaw production for mini-documentary, live-action scripted, and animated video projects, as well as still photography projects

  • Created and managed project budgets up to $150k

  • Worked with talent agencies in Chicago and on-location to cast talent of all ages

  • Scouted and booked locations

  • Developed call sheets and pre-production books for shoots

  • On-set field producer and assistant director managing on-set crews of up to 20 people

  • Served as an account manager to communicate with clients

  • Worked with the post-production team throughout the editing process to create final videos

NEWS WRITER + PRODUCER

WGN-TV

  • Researched and wrote daily news scripts for broadcast and online content

  • Edited video and prepared graphics for televised newscasts

  • Fill-in Supervising producer for the WGN Morning News (5 am hour weekdays, 8 am hour on weekends)

  • Newscast producer for CLTV, a 24-hour cable channel

  • Communicated with reporters on-location to prepare for live shots

MEDIA CONTRACTOR

Chicago Wilderness

  • Managed the environmental alliance’s social media presence, primarily on Facebook and Twitter

  • Engaged both members and non-members through communication tools, e.g. events calendar, events planning, and newsletter outreach

  • Edited conference kick-off videos

EDUCATION

 

MS IN LEADERSHIP FOR CREATIVE ENTERPRISES

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Core business knowledge and
strategic-thinking to lead
purpose-driven organizations
and creative teams.
Relevant coursework:

  • Revenue Strategies

  • Marketing

  • Arts, Public Purpose & Policy

  • Business Models 

  • Organizational Processes

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Media Markets

  • Leadership & Ethics

BA IN JOURNALISM

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Minors:

  • Business Administration

  • Environmental Action & Leadership

Involvement:

  • President of the Loyola Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

  • Student Environmental Alliance

APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Preparation for PMP exam from PMI.

 

  • Establish structures for successful projects

  • Assemble, motivate, and lead project teams

  • Ensure project scope delivers the expected business value and desired outcome

  • Implement the proper mechanisms to prevent, minimize and respond to risks

  • Develop and use various mechanisms to communicate project information

  • Ensure the project is completed per the agreed-upon project standards, budget and schedule

LET ME HELP YOU WITH:

WRITING

Clear & concise.
Need I say more?

PRODUCING

On time, on budget & hands on problem solving for live-action or animated content

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Staying calm, cool, and collected while managing teams from start to finish

VOICE OVER

A smooth and soothing voice ready to narrate, explain, or even help you meditate

 

"We're all different, but there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"

Fantastic Mr. Fox

 

LET’S CONNECT

Reach out for your writing, producing, creative project management, & voice-over needs.
Or just to say hello!

 

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