rayhollister at rayhollister.com
Sharp, tech savvy, well-spoken, crisp, clear baritone that excels at collecting, researching, writing and telling important, informative and easy to understand news stories. Exceptionally organized, detail oriented and driven to succeed. Excels at discovering imaginative solutions with limited resources.
Host and Producer of Deemable Tech Podcast, WJCT, Jacksonville, Florida – March 2012 – present
Hosts, produces and edits a one-hour weekly podcast that breaks down the latest news in the tech industry, and then answers listeners’ questions about computers, the internet and gadgets. Researches in-depth technical news stories and presents them clearly and coherently. Produces the show using the NPR News Special Programming Clock.
Volunteer, WJCT, Jacksonville, Florida — December 2011 – March 2012
Screened phone calls to gather callers’ names and topic of comments or questions for First Coast Connect. Participated in station fundraising drives. Conducted interviews. Wrote, voiced and edited news reports for use during the local newscasts in Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Functional Coordinator, Internal Revenue Service, Jacksonville, Florida — October 2005 – present
Develops web applications and manages several databases to handle complex processes for the local IRS call site and the Service at large. Designed and continually develops internal website to improve communications in the call site. Writes news stories daily for the website about managerial, procedural and tax law changes that impact employees. Serves as Design Editor for The Wrap Times, an internal newsletter.
Remington College, Jacksonville, Florida — Web Development, 2002
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Florida — Vocal Music, 1999
Extremely proficient in all Microsoft Office products, web development tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft SharePoint, WordPress and Drupal, and many audio recording and editing software programs including Adobe Audition, Cakewalk by Roland, Apple’s GarageBand and Audacity.