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Summary

I am a self-motivated journalist; with experience in print and broadcast; bilingual; excellent communication skills; ability to multi-task; can effectively use social media platforms to promote work

Work experience

Reporter

The Queens Courier

• Edited (articles written by other reporters)• Wrote (profiles, community events and general news affecting Hispanics in Queens)• Translated (my own articles and articles written by non-Spanish speaking reporters)

Mar 2012Present

Social Media Editor/ Writer

Miami Family Magazine
Jan 2012Present

On-Air Talent/ Reporter

Telemiami

* Weekly On-Air Segment "Cartelera Cultural" 

providing families with free or low of charge cultural events in the community 

• Camerawork for the 7 a.m and 12 a.m newscast "El Informativo" • Switchboard operator for different paid programming shows • Voiceovers for special section "Cartelera Cultural" • Updating of social media networks facebook and twitter; blogging • Ad creation for the station's programs

Aug 2004Sep 2011

Intern/Reporter

South Florida's The Sun-Sentinel

*Wrote community news pieces for the city of Weston 

*Wrote articles for the Travel section

*Contributed stories for the Next Generation section 

•Wrote editorial columns for "College View" (ex. being an exchange student in WA) 

• Contributed story ideas (ex. College Kids addicted to Coffee?

Jan 2011May 2011

Reporter

South Florida Times

• Report on deadline (political campaign in Liberty City)• Found, researched, and wrote enterprise articles (ex. farmers market, green spaces) • Collaborated with other reporters to produce shared bylines (covering town hall meeting)

Education

Aug 2008May 2011

BA

Florida International University

References

Thomas Swick

Thomas Swick was the Travel editor at The Sun-Sentinel at the time when I was an intern there. He is now a published book author and is self-employed. 

www.thomasswick.com 

Jennifer Jhon

Jennifer Jhon was one of my supervising editors at The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale Florida. 

Paula Lamas

Skills

Bilingual
I am fully bilingual and can effectively express myself verbally and in writing in English & Spanish.