I sincerely hope my official website effectively displays both the time and effort I've put into the various projects I've worked on thus far. And the list doesn't stop here — I've only just begun. If you're interested in contacting me, please select the 'Contact' tab or message/InMail me on LinkedIn.
For the summer of 2013, Liam dual-interned at FRONTLINE, a public affairs television program produced by PBS member WGBH in Boston. He assisted the OutPost team's Post-Production Coordinator with day-to-day tasks for 2½ days per week and aided the Digital team's Research Assistant with groundwork, investigative analysis and online maintenance for 1 day per week.
• Assisted Post-Production Coordinator with asset tracking, footage research and client services.
• Archived production media using FileMaker, answered phones and fulfilled tape-dubbing requests.
• Observed non-linear Avid editing sessions of Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentaries.
• Assisted Digital Research Assistant with editing, social media and special interactive projects.
• Researched topics varying from war to the economy to politics and managed comment threads.
• Assembled databases using Excel and transitioned original documentary information for digital.
• Collaborated in 28+ live, commercial-free broadcasts of 11 different varsity sports over three years
• Furthered experience in off-site production; covered games at Boston College, Gillette Stadium
• Operated under consistently high stress due to frequent technical difficulty
For his senior capstone project, Liam and his digital journalism class partnered with the Bangor Daily News to improve the city of Bangor's livability and future sustainability efforts.
• Partnered with Bangor Daily News to improve city of Bangor's livability and future sustainability
• Outlined project's early objectives and guided progress of fellow classmates' segments
• Managed branding and creation of graphic, social and web design efforts
For his last year in college, Liam co-founded Black Bear Media Association (BBMA) along with a few of his fellow Communications & Journalism seniors in an effort to promote student media involvement on campus, engage interested students with intern and post-graduate media opportunities and connect students with alumni in order to foster professional development.
Liam produced all branding for the group and served as Social Media Coordinator. His connections with the university's largest student-run media organizations, The Maine Campus and 91.9 WMEB-FM, proved vital in integrating leadership alignment and developing story collaboration.
• Led conception and creation of UMaine's first campus media alliance board
• Produced organization's fundamental branding and social reach
• Represented campus' two most notable media organizations
Emigrationland was a blog written by Liam for his Maine Government (POS 362) class during the spring semester of his senior year. Each week, Liam attempted to better understand contemporary demographic trends in Maine, analyzing correlations between the retirement of Maine's large Baby Boomer population, college-aged adults leaving for work and overarching sustainable qualities of a healthy economy in terms of age. Emigrationland ended up relating well to his Bangor 2020 work.
Strides Amongst the Elite
Olympics / edurance sports blog
On Sep. 9, 2010, Liam created Strides Amongst the Elite, a journalistic-based blog created to better serve the national and international Olympic community with up-to-date information concerning the upcoming 2012 London Games of the XXX Olympiad. Liam's original motives behind the project were to show the world the hidden brilliance of track and field — a sport which, worldwide, is barely glorified unless the Olympics are on television — but then he realized most of the sports inside the Olympics are forgotten about too. For the past half decade, Liam has taken every opportunity to better himself as an expert in Olympic sports. The blog has since transformed into a highly updated Twitter feed, covering breaking news.
From May 2011 to Jan. 2012, Liam was an intern writer for FasterThanForty.com, a website created by Mark Gomes and Rick Miller to better provide running communities of all ages with sources of running-related news and entertainment while also serving as home to updates surrounding Gomes' Masters running career. Liam wrote the weekly "News of Note" column, which summarized the top stories from around the running world while linking to unique, external sources to provide further detail.Follow @FasterThanForty
During May and June 2011, Liam wrote three articles for MaineTrackXC (me.milesplit.com), Maine's affiliate of MileSplit.us, an online network of news and coverage for cross country and track and field throughout the country at, primarily, the high school level. Liam's three articles covered championship previews, with interviews included, on the 2011 Boys & Girls Western Maine Conference Outdoor Championshipmeet and the 2011 Boys & Girls Class 'C' Outdoor State Championship meet.
During high school, from 2006 to 2010, Liam was a leading member of TV-2, his hometown's student-run, local-access television station. TV-2 is broadcasted in the Maine communities of Baldwin, Cornish, Hiram, Parsonsfield and Porter — also known as MSAD #55 — and is operated by students of Sacopee Valley High School. Liam served as the "Voice of the Hawks", commentating JV and Varsity basketball games for three years, and also co-founded and co-hosted TV-2's most popular show, Sports Central.
During the first half of his senior year, Liam worked on a semester-long project in CMJ 351: Digital Journalism that analyzed the connection between UMaine Dining (the University of Maine's sole dining service) and UMaine Greens (a student group that works to supply the university with fresh, local, organic greens during the academic year) a in a piece titled, 'The Natural Collaboration.'
By visiting his course tumblr blog, you can find the full project in its entirety. The project's infographic, which was created exclusively in iWork's Keynote, can be found here, while the complimentary video interviews can be found below after the break.
Liam is always working on some kind of project — whether or not it's clearly relevant to improving his future marketability, that's for someone else to decide. Here are just a few of them currently being hosted online.
umainEDM 2012 Year in Review compilation
Montage of 2011 Bruins feat. audio from Toucher & Rich
Research Assistant, Dept. of PoliSci (UMaine)
Sept. 2013 - May 2014
• Alleviated pressure on department by managing small, menial tasks while also handling specific requests from over 13 professors to edit future publications and organize research sources.
↪ umaine.edu/polisci | @UMainePoliSci
Film Crew, AMC Theatres
June 2013 - Aug. 2013 (2 months)
• Advanced skills in movie theater business and customer service.
↪ amctheatres.com | @AMCTheatres
Produce Team Member, Whole Foods Market
May 2012 - Aug. 2012 (4 months)
• Increased familiarization with fruits and vegetables, both common and exotic.
• Acquired a great deal of knowledge surrounding the handling of organically certified product.
• Furthered costumer service skills through an above average work pace.
↪ wholefoodsmarket.com | @WFMportlandME
Floor Staff, Cinemagic Stadium Theaters
May 2011 - Aug. 2012 (1 year, 4 months) Westbrook, ME
• Provided a clean, presentable form of entertainment for a diverse population of all ages.
• Furthered skilled work behind a cash register.
• Gained experience working with concessions.
↪ cinemagicmovies.com | @CinemagicInside
Receptionist, Wade Center for Student Leadership (UMaine)
Oct. 2010 - May 2012 (1 year, 8 months) Orono, ME
• Organized cooperative desk work with organizations, groups and leading members of the university's student body.
↪ umaine.edu/sold/wade-center | @UMWadeCenter
Cashier, Call's Shop N' Save
March 2007 - Aug. 2010 (3 years, 6 months) Cornish, ME
• First job ever; started freshman year of high school.
• Forced to leave in 2010 after moving 30 minutes away from hometown before starting college.
• Established experience and expertise in community service, both behind a cash register and on the store floor.
• Never missed a day of work.