Belinda Cai

Professional Experience
Freelance Journalist
June 2015 – Present
VICE on non-binary relationships, how post-9/11 laws affect Muslim immigrants, what it’s like to live with a former partner, Facebook group as an emotional outlet for men, sober/non-sober relationships, sham marriages and life-size creationist Noah’s Ark being built (6 stories); Bitch Media on Cincinnati enacting the first citywide ban on LGBT “conversion” therapy; PRX, Bitch Media’s Popaganda and XRAY.fm on documentary of father growing up during Cultural Revolution and immigrating to the U.S.; WVXU on Haile Fellow building tiny houses, bar/acade scene and new mixed-used development; CityBeat on various arts and culture topics; Acro Collective on topics related to race and gender; Cincy Magazine on issues related to business, education and health; Life in LA on entertainment news in Los Angeles; independent podcast series, As I Lay Crying, on sociocultural stories related to emotion.

INHAILER Broadcast // Cincinnati, OH
Host/Producer of “Brat Chat with Belinda Cai” and Lead Content Editor
April 2017 – July 2017
“Brat Chat with Belinda Cai” is a lively, free-flowing, informal conversation about local arts, culture and music and the people behind them. The live chat show is not limited to the confines of the particular organization or band or event, but rather explores those that bring it all to life. So get ready for some fun, in-depth character profiles about diverse people doing cool stuff all around town. In the same vein as Terry Gross’ “Fresh Air,” Brat Chat features interviews, general conversation, and clips of music and other pre-recorded content. There are regular poetry, comedy and storytelling segments, along with different co-hosts throughout the week. M-Th 3-4 / F 3-5 on http://www.inhailer.com

(INHAILER is a community broadcast platform designed for social activation. We believe communities thrive when diverse people come together for live entertainment, music arts & culture. We recognize the value of creativity, entrepeneurship & activism, and believe people should be fairly compensated for their time and energy. By harnessing the collective power of community, we can build a network that connects DIY organizations, business and non-profits with their fans, patrons and supporters.)

NPR Member Station WVXU // Cincinnati, OH
Assistant Producer
September 2015 – April 2017
Assistant producer for 91.7 WVXU’s longform show “Cincinnati Edition” that runs Mondays through Fridays from 1-2 p.m. Find and schedule topics and guests; update show website and social media; prepare background research for host; screen calls during show; write promotional content for air, website and social media; work with host and producer to continually improve show quality.

The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center // Los Angeles, CA
Multimedia Journalist
July 2014 – May 2015
Provide multimedia coverage for all Annenberg Media Center outlets while working closely with editors and staff. Report for/work as web producer for digital site Neon Tommy; report for Annenberg Radio News; report for Annenberg TV News; create documentary for longform television newsmagazine USC Impact.

Cincy Magazine // Cincinnati, OH
Assistant Editor
February 2014 – June 2014
Copy edit and fact check stories and documents; write and do research for articles in the magazine; assist editors with projects and other tasks; contact PR representatives for photos and information; help with copy editing, fact checking, writing, contacting PR and etc. for Dayton Magazine, Northern Kentucky Magazine (NKY), Best of the East, Best of the North and Summer Fun Guide.

CityBeat // Cincinnati, OH
Editorial Intern
October 2013 – February 2014
Write and edit calendar listings and “To Do” event picks; contact PR representatives for event information and press photos; write creative and newsworthy blog posts and articles for paper on a regular basis; copy edit and fact check stories and documents for special sections; work with web publishing and content management; freelancer from December 2013-February 2014.

University of Southern California // Los Angeles, CA
Master of Science in Journalism
Class of 2015

The Ohio State University // Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Class of 2012

Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud including Audition, Premiere Pro, InDesign and Photoshop; Competent writing and typing skills (80-90 wpm); Skilled in rigging and using a Sony NX5 professional camcorder; Skilled in using a Tascam DR-100mkII; Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office; Language skills in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese; Proficient in WordPress, Drupal, Blogger and Wehaa; Experience with Trello, Avid iNews and NewsBoss; Experience with Google Fusion Tables.

KCBS Graduate Broadcast Journalism Scholarship for Women; Member of Society of Professional Journalist; Honors in the Arts and Sciences; Dean’s List Recipient; John Glenn Washington Academic Internship Program Fellow; Morrill Excellence Scholar; Provost Scholarship Recipient; John Glenn Washington Academic Internship Scholarship Recipient.

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