David Quinones

David Quinones

Skills

  • Expert using Canon S5 and with a Panasonic 3CCD Mini DV cameras.
  • Expert with Adobe Premier Pro, Final Cut and Vegas video editing software.
  • Expert in maintaining news sites using interactive platforms. (Trained on the McClatchy Interactive Platform.)
  • Expert in Photoshop and most similar photo editing programs.
  • HTML certified by World Wide Web Consortium.

Resume

Qualifications Summary

Remaining a viable journalist in the industry’s current climate is no easy task, but my reporting chops, myriad audio and visual skills, dexterity with a camera or microphone in hand, ability to accurately edit written stories as well as video and audio on deadline, research expertise and Web 2.0 knowledge intermix on a foundation of a strong written voice to form the ideal, do-it-all journalist for the 21st century.

Relevant Experience

Jan. 2010 – PresentEditorial DirectorIntriago Group

  • Introduced multimedia efforts to traditional trade magazine approach
  • Broke several national stories that were picked up by the mainstream media
  • Increased site traffic by more than 50 percent
  • Redesigned and overhauled our news content site, www.iaaronline.org
  • Use research skills to build a members-only reference library from scratch
  • Managed move from a proprietary CMS to an open source Drupal solution

June 2006 – January 2010Reporter/ Producer/Clerk Miami Herald

  • Covered all South Florida professional sports teams, colleges and high schools
  • Reported on general assignment topics including sports, crime, courts, features, health, politics and finance. Also covered the Cuban community regularly
  • Conceived and created the first Herald-branded Web shows (The Season, Dolphins Weekly)
  • Frequently contributed as a correspondent for National Public Radio
  • Wrote Get Up, Get Out, a biweekly health and fitness column in Tropical Life
  • Covered Super Bowls, Orange Bowls and the BCS National Championship Game
  • After being hired as a clerk, penned over 400 bylines in print and online editions
  • Authored series on socioeconomic conditions surrounding baseball in the Dominican Republic
  • Contributed to the www.MiamiHerald.com revamp and redesign efforts by rewriting taxonomy
  • Scripted, shot, edited and produced consistently top-rated videos
  • Conceived and executed several research-based interactive multimedia ventures
  • Covered editorial shifts on the rim, copy editing and paginating on deadline

Education

Aug. 1998 – Dec. 2003University of Nevada, Las VegasEarned Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

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Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Online Producer-Reporter

The Miami Herald
Jan 2006 - Jun 2006

Technical Writer

Ahern Rentals
Feb 2002 - Sep 2003

Promotions/Bartender

OPM Nightclub
Feb 1999 - Nov 2002

Sales Associate

Verizon Wireless

Education

Education
Aug 1998 - Dec 2003

Bachelor's

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Aug 1993 - Jun 1997

Secondary

Cary High School