Become A Content Engineer: Grad Spotlight on Timothy Johnson
So, I'm hoping we can eventually score a guest post from Ohio Center for Broadcasting Cleveland graduate Timothy Johnson. He's fairly busy - so for now, I'll just kind of make one up based off of what I DO know about him.
- Yes he's highly touted by Nate Riggs of NateRiggs.com and Social Business Strategies.
- Yes he's super saavy with social media.
- Yes he graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting Cleveland campus
What I love about the last bullet point is the fact that for a couple years now we've been touting the new reality of our training: That it's not just for radio and television careers anymore.
You see - Timothy Johnson is a Content Engineer for Incept Results in Canton, OH. He also does some work with Nate Riggs and Social Business Strategies.
What Does A Content Engineer DO?
Well, to put it simply a content engineer facilitates and helps distribute web content in the form of shooting and editing videos, blogging, and possibly podcasts - among other things.
As Nate Riggs so eloquently put it via twitter: "a content engineer = channel agnostic media making..."
And THAT is what we ultimately teach at the Ohio Illinois Center for Broadcasting. How to identify and capture content. Then how to take that content and use it to tell a story. Whether it be on television, the radio, OR the web.
Storytelling is a valuable skill - one that has become more so with the explosion of the social web. An individual that can not only tell a good story, but also identify one, then capture it and present in a compelling way is an individual that will not only have a career in broadcasting, but in business and marketing as well.
Way to go Mr. Johnson. And I hope it was cool that I published a little about ya ;)
PHOTO CREDIT: NateRiggs.com