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Andrew Kauffman
Columbia, Mo.

Special Olympics Missouri

Marketing and Communications Director

Jefferson City, Mo., April 2022-Present

  • Direct marketing and communications statewide for entire organization with 12,491 athletes in six regions.

  • Grow social media engagement, reach and impressions, showing a 319% increase in first year in this position.

  • Communicate with local media outlets and write news releases.

  • Craft and execute marketing campaigns for statewide fundraising and program events.

  • Manage organization website,, which had 364,000 page views last year.

  • Serve on 6-person administrative council.

  • Lead a 3+ person team and consistently recruit interns.

Missouri School of Journalism

Adjunct Professor

Columbia, Mo., August 2019-Present​​

  • Create and teach journalism and strategic communications courses, which include storytelling and basics of filming and editing a multimedia story, to 15+ undergraduate and graduate students, while assigning and grading projects.

  • Mentor and advise journalism students entering the journalism and strategic communications field.


Sports Director

Columbia, Mo., March 2017-April 2022

  • Manage the KMIZ/KQFX sports department

  • Designated assignments, created department goals, monitored progress, managed and mentored 4+ direct reports.

  • Developed, shot, wrote, voiced, and edited day-turn and enterprise sports stories and posted to

  • Anchored, crafted and produced nightly sportscasts and weekly half-hour sports show, SportsZone, that consistently ranked #1 in the market during my tenure.

  • Gained over 10,000 subscribers on YouTube; top video garnered over 5 million views and 800+ comments.



Reporter/Anchor/Host/Producer/Sports Digital Producer

Columbia, Mo., January 2012-May 2015

  • Produced, edited and anchored nightly newscasts.

  • Collaborated with fellow coworker to enhance and transform weekly sports program, Opening Drive.




- University of Missouri

- Missouri School of Journalism

- Bachelor of Journalism

- GPA: 3.8/4.0

- Emphasis in Television

- Minor in Business

- Minor in Psychology

- Multicultural Certificate


Work Skills


- Content Creation

- Writing

- Strategic Communication

- Editing

- Production

- Adobe Creative Suite

- Blackbaud

- Raiser's Edge



- TriCaster

- Dejero LIVE Backpack

- LiveU Backpack & Phone App



- Final Cut Pro

- Social Media


- Sony XDCAM

- Panasonic AG-AC130


Honors & Awards


- 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Winner

- Mid-America Emmy Nominee (4x)

- Missouri Broadcasters Association Award Winner (3x)

- Kansas City Press Club Award Winner (2x)

- 2015 Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, All-American


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