Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER | ORLANDO SENTINEL
Spring 2019—Present
Serve as homepage and social media producer, reporting and collaborating with the audience engagement team by helping manage digital content for the largest news publication in Central Florida.

Maintain proper rotation of Orlando Sentinel’s daily articles on the main website based on viewing retention statistics using ChartBeat and solid news judgment of Central Florida’s news readership. Curate photo galleries, breaking news and evergreen content using Arc Publishing system. Write daily broadcast scripts based on Orlando Sentinel’s top weekday stories for voice briefs using smart speakers like Amazon Alexa.

Proofread and schedule social media posts and mobile push notifications on trending stories daily through SocialFlow and Urban Airship content management systems. Respond to Twitter messages and moderate Facebook comments in order to maintain active discussion while abiding by legal and regulatory guidelines.

Set up Orlando Sentinel’s daily newsletter—Orlando Morning Report—by adding top articles and reviewing newsletter format before deadlines (6 a.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on weekends). Set up alerts for the weekly podcast—Orlando Sentinel News Now—by embedding Facebook Livestream on our homepage before deadline (Monday through Friday at noon).

Highlights include social media management during President Trump’s reelection campaign in Orlando and daily updates on Hurricane Dorian’s path toward Central Florida.

 

VIDEO PRODUCER | THE STATE NEWSPAPER
Winter 2017—Spring 2018
Produce, edit, and upload video content for South Carolina’s daily newspaper within digital platforms such as our main website and social media. Collaborate with reporters on producing complimentary multimedia content—using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects—such as text-caption videos summarizing articles, on top of filming and editing footage to enhance the article (interviews, B-roll footage). Monitor viral content, spike alerts, video plays and analytics via ChartBeat and Adobe Omniture.

Highlights include compilation gallery videos on local sports prodigies throughout South Carolina, breaking news video curator on fatal Amtrak train crash in Cayce, SC, producing a summary explainer on arrest details of Morgan Roof—younger sibling of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof—in Richland County.

FREELANCE JOURNALIST | SELF-EMPLOYED
Summer 2014—Present
Contributor to several publications on print and online mediums based on the knowledge and research on subject materials.

Bylines included are South Florida Gay News on OUTCon preview blurb, profiles on South Florida’s prominent LGBT competitive eSports players for special video games/Gaymer issue, Japan Travel.com for a travel feature based on Shonen Jump’s  indoor theme park, WLRN 91.3 FM Miami for a multimedia coverage piece on the 10-year anniversary celebration of a cultural open-mic venue, and Huffington Post: Latino Voices on an op-ed post about 2016 Olympics.

BROWARD CAMPUS CHIEF OF STAFF | FAU STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Summer 2015—Spring 2016
Appointed official under FAU’s Broward Student Government executive branch between Summer 2015 until Spring 2016 semesters. Leadership position where I maintained proper operations between executive and legislative branches, presided over budget meetings and monitor disbursement of funds, accurately wrote bi-weekly agendas and transcribed recordings of meeting minutes following Florida Sunshine Law.

STAFF CONTRIBUTOR | UNIVERSITY PRESS
Summer 2013—Spring 2015

Serve as contributing writer, designer, and copy editor for both print and online mediums of Florida Atlantic University’s student newspaper and website. Report on current events, news, and features. Submit stories before deadline, edit and proofread for grammar, voice, and spelling by following Associated Press style.

ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK | OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE WORK
2009—2015

Administrative assistant, file clerk, and front desk receptionist at numerous small businesses and corporate offices throughout Washington, DC metro and South Florida metro areas with over 5+ years of clerical experience and proficiency.

Skill sets include data entry, filing, customer service, copywriting, time management, payroll, hiring procedures, coordinating office meetings, business travels, promotional events and more.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA | GAINESVILLE, FL
Master of Arts in Mass Communication: Social Media
UF’s College of Journalism and Communications Online Program
Beginning January 2020

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY | BOCA RATON, FL
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies: Multimedia Journalism
FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
August 2012—August 2017

INDEPENDENT WORKSHOPS

SKILLS & SOFTWARE

  • Native Bilingual: Spanish & English (Read, Write, Speak)
  • Interpersonal Skills: organization techniques, detail-oriented, analytical skills, public speaking, teamwork and collaboration, research and fact-checking. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, After Effects
  • Technology Equipment: Windows & Mac OS, Sony Alpha SLR camera and native lenses, external microphone, portable audio recorder, tripod and monopod setup.
  • Social Media Metrics: Chartbeat, SocialFlow, CrowdTangle, Adobe Omniture, Google Trends, HootSuite
  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel
  • Basic HTML 5, CSS and WordPress.com & WordPress.org technical knowledge
  • Associated Press style editing and formatting