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Darlene Melendez

Work History

Sept. 2017Current

8 News Now | Reporter

•  Report daily: enterprise stories, cover breaking news
• Maintain strong social media presence: break, promote, and update stories. "L
ive Tweet" press conferences, Facebook lives, promote newscasts

July 2016Sept. 2017

KYMA News 11 | Anchor, Producer, Multimedia Journalist

• Produced, anchored, reported, and gave weather forecasts 
"One man band" reporter, enterprised story ideas daily, covered breaking news
• Optimized digital strategy by updating web with new details, used social media to tease stories by posting SOTs, videos, Facebook lives, etc. to promote newscasts
• Served as a station representative for  events and fostered community relationships by attending meetings, banquets, ceremonies, volunteered, etc. 
• Doubled viewership for weekend newscasts after joining the KYMA staff

March 2016July 2016

Crowd Surf | Digital Account Manager

Supervised team of marketing coordinators
• Created original content for respective social media platforms and utilized social listening and analytics tools to measure success and identify actionable insights for future strategy 
• Developed and implemented marketing strategies for all clients including: Fifth Harmony, The Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and more
Created and monitored weekly/monthly analytic reports on audience growth, best performing content, and key conversational threads with goals to improve strategy, engineer cultural moments, and recommend appropriate campaign optimizations

June 2015March 2016

Laundry Service | FOX Social Media Manager

Managed social media accounts for FOX original television shows 
• Created and scheduled original content for respective social media platform and utilized social listening and analytics tools such as Crimson Hexagon, Canvs, and native platform analytics to measure success and identify actionable insights for future strategy
• Planned, executed, monitored, and optimized paid social media strategies to achieve and exceed client objectives
• Created real-time content and copy for premieres, episode airings, special events, and engaged in real-time meaningful interactions with fans and influencers
Managed multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment


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