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Josh McKenna

Photojournalist

College Station, TX, USA
I believe in capturing the beauty of every human soul through the lens – and to share it with the world. Every twinkling eye, each effervescent laugh gives a glimpse into the hearts and souls of humanity. Through every soul, I believe that God shines in his creation.

Work Experience

Impact Retreats

Creative Director

Impact seeks to glorify the Lord in every aspect of its existence by serving the incoming freshman class and showing them their first glimpse of the body of Christ at Texas A&M University and Blinn College. Impact is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry serving roughly 500 student staff and over 1600 incoming freshmen retreat attendees.

As a leader of the 2014 Media Crew, my job primarily consists of leading a creative team in documenting 3 back-to-back sessions over the course of 10 days. With a team totaling 7 crew members, we serve a retreat program of 500 staff and over 1600 attending freshmen with a focus to the glory of God's kingdom. Our crew manages a production schedule for daily multiple speaker and worship sessions, produces a consistent Social Media photographic presence during the course of retreat, creates session recap videos, and designs graphic content for promotion of the organization.
October 2013 - August 2014 College Station, Texas, United States

Student Media: Aggieland

Photojournalist

Photojournalists serve 24/7 on-call for breaking news; the position requires attention to detail, resilience and adaptability in diverse situations, and insightful identification of the underlying story interaction between the people involved in news events.
November 2011 - July 2014 College Station, Texas, United States

Student Media: The Battalion

Photojournalist

Photojournalism for a daily newspaper produced by students of Texas A&M University for students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M University.
November 2010 - May 2014 College Station, Texas, United States

Corps Of Cadets Assiociation

Photographer

Texas A&M Corps of Cadets holds 1,900 young men and women in a ROTC program for leadership development, with many signing contract for military service branches and many other "non-regs" graduating with a unique leadership certification.

The Corps represents the largest concentration of ROTC students in the United States outside of the branch service academies.

My job is to follow all of their student and ROTC activities to share with alumni and former students.
February 2011 - April 2012 College Station, Texas, United States

Student Media: The Battalion

Photo Chief

As lead photojournalist of a daily newspaper, photographers may contact the Photo Chief at any time regarding breaking news events; the position requires a thorough understanding of the production process of the newspaper in order to better provide photo requests in a timely manner, organizational skills to maintain photo archives and sort photo assignments based on urgency and location in print media, people management skills based on organization and direction of a team of staff photographers, and coaching ability in order to educate and improve staff members' understanding of photography and photojournalism.
May 2011 - January 2012 College Station, Texas, United States

Student Media: The Battalion

Design Editor

As a Design Editor, secondary review of the accuracy of information and style fall under the responsibilities of the daily layout designer. Advance page design, inside copy and layout, and front page layout design all contributed as responsibilities under the editor position.
September 2010 - May 2011 College Station, Texas, United States

Education

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Community Health

August 2010 - August 2014 Texas, United States

Texas A&M University

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

May 2015 College Station, Texas, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),

Awards

Texas Interscholastic Press Association

1st Place – Sport Feature Photo

2012

Texas Interscholastic Press Association

1st Place – Front Page Design Package

2012

Texas Interscholastic Press Association

3rd Place – Sport Action Photo

2011

Boy Scouts Of America

Eagle Scout

2007

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, AP Style , Branding, CSS, HTML, Photography, Storytelling, Workflow,