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JOCELYN N.

DEPASS
jocelynndepass@gmail.com
www.linkedin.com/in/jndepass
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757-479-0183
SUMMARY
Accomplished manager experienced in digital inventory management with a record of success protecting
the integrity and accuracy of programming information databases and essential program assets.
Proficient with exceeding performance expectations in the area of database administration, leading topperforming teams and implementing cost-effective strategies and processes.
Management Solid background with handling over 16k digital assets across 20+ HBO/Cinemax
services. Hands-on manager with highly developed organization and planning skills. Equally strong in
conducting impact analysis and providing resolutions for favorable outcomes.
Team Building Decisive leader with extensive experience recruiting, training, mentoring and
developing high-performing teams.
Communication Persuasive communicator with well-developed presentation skills. Adept at developing
and cultivating productive relationships with colleagues and staff members at all levels.
Strategic Effectiveness Creative planner with implementing new ideas and processes to increase
productivity.

EXPERIENCE
HBO - New York, New York
Premium cable television programming network.
Manager, Program Planning (1999-2014)
Provided operational leadership for protecting the integrity and accuracy of program inventory
databases which was attributed to being key in successful launches of HBO and Cinemax OnDemand and Broadband services.
Established and organized my administration department, including structure, roles and
responsibilities, basic business processes, policies and procedures, quality standards and measures
and managed the workflow to meet established deadlines.
Recommended database enhancements and initiated the creation of analytical reports to facilitate
and support the strategic programming vision for the company.
Defended HBO/Cinemax against possible infringements avoiding costly litigation and settlement fees
by creating and implementing customized reports.
Provided in-depth analysis and program planning history information used by internal and external
department members to facilitate their strategic programming decisions and aide in the retention of
the subscriber fees for 45+ million cable customers.
Created efficiency processes and streamlined department workflow procedures by reducing staff
overtime costs and supported the completion of assignments/projects early or on time
Conceived enhancements and suggested database upgrades for in-house IT staff to address
improved performance time and streamline user-friendly functionality.
Assistant Manager, Program Planning (1995-1999)
Managed HBOs programming inventory to facilitate the creation of program schedules across the
linear, broadband, electronic sell-through and mobile platforms to generate and expand the popularity
of the HBO/Cinemax brand
Presented program inventory availability information weekly to senior program scheduling members
and collaborated with them to create positioning scenarios for HBO/Cinemax subscribers. Evaluated
the scheduling inventory for long-term planning usage and ensured that the millions of dollars
allocated in the annual budget for theatrical programming was slated optimally.

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Hired, trained and supervised staff in four proprietary planning and scheduling databases used
exclusively for my department to facilitate the creation of the program schedules delivered to the
HBO/Cinemax audiences. Developed and implemented guidelines and procedures for my staff
members to follow to guarantee the accuracy of the data.

Coordinator, Broadcast Operations (1989-1995)


Performed data entry and updates of program information in the operations database in preparation
for the broadcast schedules.
Prioritized quality control and duplication of air masters for programming in accordance with the
scheduled air dates to deliver the best visual experience to subscribers.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Communications/Business
Howard University, Washington, D.C.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Project Management, Certificate
The Learning Tree, Reston, VA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), Member
Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), Member