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Work experience

Feb 2014Present

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 TCPalm.com.
  • 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 TCPalm.com 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 TCPalm.com and the franchise topic "Our Indian River Lagoon."
  • Manage TCPalm.com, 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 2013Feb 2014

Digital general assignment reporter for TCPalm.com/ Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers

The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Create digital stories for various TCPalm.com 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 TCPalm.com.
  • Responsible for setting the foundation for digital experimentation at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers.
Oct 2010Feb 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 2010Oct 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 2009Aug 2010

Reporter

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 2009Dec 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 2009Dec 2009

Intern

Miami Herald
  • Covered features and business producing one story a week.
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Education

Aug 2005Dec 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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Certifications

Oct 2014Present

Digital Analytics and Social Media

Poynter News University

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