Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2014 - Present

Digital Producer | Digital Editor | Social Media Coordinator

The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Create engaging, non-narrative digital stories and videos to serve as standalone news features or to be packaged with feature, investigative and enterprise news pieces.
  • Repackage existing news content, media elements and curate from various news sources and social media to produce fresh content for
  • Format digital news pieces to work optimally on online, mobile and tablet platforms.
  • Plan, manage and execute digital news packages and social media outreach campaigns.
  • Monitor and collect digital analytics for news content on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter) and to help develop marketing strategy for online news elements.
  • Collaborate with various newsroom departments, such as the digital, visuals and marketing team, in the execution of long range digital projects.
  • Fill in for assignment editor for Business, Politics, Education and Environment.
  • Serve as a digital-first ambassador for the newsroom and the company by exploring and experimenting with digital storytelling tools; conduct interactive classrooms to demonstrate how to use programs.
  • Engage with readers on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to crowd source and collect news tips; to provide useful, timely information to the community; to become aware of trending community topics to produce fresh, local news content; to promote news content and increase brand awareness and value of and the franchise topic "Our Indian River Lagoon."
  • Manage, including mobile and tablet platforms, to ensure the best news content is clearly displayed and accessible to the reader.
  • Coordinate with various newsroom departments to handle breaking news and posting timely updates to all digital platforms. 
  • Work and partner with the other newsroom digital producers/social media coordinators to establish best social media practices to increase reach and influence to online audience.
Feb 2013 - Feb 2014

Digital general assignment reporter for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Create digital stories for various news topics, such as crime, features, environment and sports.
  • Collaborate with various reporters and editors to organize and plan digital projects.
  • Explore new digital storytelling techniques and disseminate that knowledge to various newsroom reporters and editors.
  • Capture, produce and edit video packages for
  • Responsible for setting the foundation for digital experimentation at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers.
Oct 2010 - Feb 2013

Multimedia Journalist

The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Covered local government issues for the city of Port St. Lucie.
  • Reporting was awarded Best of Scripps for the first quarter of 2012
  • Participated in a three-county investigation looking into tax-payer funded organizations with costly paid time off policies.
  • Reported on a four part immigration series covering illegal immigration and a bill that would impact local residents
  • Completed E.W. Scripps Company's Multi-media Journalist University training to become more familiar with digital storytelling tools and video reporting
  • Covered a series of breaking and investigative hard news pieces, as well as feature stories, across the Treasure Coast with beats that have included health/biotech and education
Jan 2010 - Oct 2010

Freelance Reporter

Miami Herald
  • Covered, reported and developed sources in the area of Sunny Isles Beach, Aventura, Biscayne Park and the Village of Miami Shores for the paper's Neighbors section.
Sep 2009 - Aug 2010


South Florida News Service
  • Reported on hard news and feature stories for three metropolitan newspapers: The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post.
  • Pioneered the news service concept at my university.
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Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

Intern, Contributing Editor

Medical Tourism Association
  • Worked as Contributing Editor for both publications of the association: Health Tourism Magazine and Medical Tourism Magazine.
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Jan 2009 - Dec 2009


Miami Herald
  • Covered features and business producing one story a week.
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Aug 2005 - Dec 2009

Bachelors of Science in Communications

Florida International University
  • Graduated on the Dean's List of The School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Honor student

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Oct 2014 - Present

Digital Analytics and Social Media

Poynter News University