Elida Perez

Elida Perez

Work History

Work History


Wrote stories for Minero Magazine, a bilingual UTEP student publication and La Chican@ Art Magazine in Los Angeles.

Jan 2009 - Present

Multimedia Director, City Editor


Working to help develop multimedia content and stories for the Web site.

May 2006 - Present

Copy Editor, Multimedia Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Editor, Reporter, Correspondent

The Prospector, UTEP student newspaper

Held various editorial positions including the first multimedia editor, responsible for developing multimedia content and delivery on the Web site www.utepprospector.com.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Reporter Intern

Associated Press

General assignment reporter working in a fast paced newsroom. Covering a variety of short and long-term assignments in the Dallas bureau.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Multimedia Intern

Scripps Howard News Service
  • Worked as a multimedia producer and reporter.
  • Produced multimedia projects and wrote stories for the national wire service.
  • Assisted in developing a permanent multimedia delivery system.
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

General Assignment Intern

The Statesman Journal
  • Worked as a general assignment reporter for the local section. Wrote an average of three to four stories per week.
  • Wrote front page articles and provided photos for multimedia projects while covering a variety of writing assignments on a daily deadline.
  • Worked on a weekly series titled "Living with Less," addressing how the local community coped with the declining economy and rising fuel cost.
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Metro Intern

The Spokesman Review
  • Worked as a city desk intern and wrote an average of three to four stories per week.
  • Wrote front page articles and covered a variety of writing assignments on a daily deadline.




  • Excellent hard news and feature writer.
  • Skilled at writing Web updates for breaking news and spot coverage.
  • Experienced with producing multimedia projects including video, photos and audio.
  • Knowledgeable with editing software such as Final Cut, Audacity, Soundslides, iMovie, Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Management and leadership of The Prospector's newsroom, a 30-person staff.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)




Chips Quinn Scholar, Summer 2008

Scripps Howard Top Ten Student Journalists, 2007