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Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Reporter/Producer

Corbis/Splash News TV

I write and produce entertainment oriented TV segments for Splash News TV, a production team acquired by Corbis. We syndicate to a variety of different media outlets throughout the world, including MSN, AOL, 5Min.com, Huffington Post, as well as foreign TV stations. 

I'm responsible for writing breaking news and feature stories. I also edit, upload and implement various social media platforms to help share and syndicate the exclusive video and pictures we use, sent in from more than 2,000 photographers around the world. 

Click here  for my recent piece on a Justin Bieber outburst picked up by AOL. 

May 2010Jul 2010

SEO/Journalism Intern

Consumer Track

I wrote SEO/Social Media focused financial articles, and contributed financial information for ConsumerTrack.com, a marketing/ad agency located in Manhattan Beach. 

Mar 2010Apr 2010

PR Intern

Traction Communications

I interned and creatively contributed to Traction Communication's PR department. I helped develop social media campaigns, blogs, and other forms of online marketing for clients. I also edited press releases, and interviewed clients for event promotion. 

Jan 2009May 2009

Reporter

Border Beat

I reported and wrote blogs, news and feature articles for the School of Journalism's student-run online publication at the University of Arizona. Here are links to a few of my articles; The Tequila Factory; A Tequila-Lover's Paradise, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Saga Sushi.The Tequila Factory article is currently the number four most viewed article on the Border Beat site.

As a staff member, I reported and published eight articles, and created multimedia oriented stories using Final Cut and Soundslides. The publication's focus is hot button border-issues ranging from migrant health care to newsworthy Mexican influenced cuisine. 

Education

Skills

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
30 Day Challenge
I completed the Thirty Day Challenge, which is an online seminar about internet marketing. Through this I have gained experience with Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, SEO and generating online traffic. 
Spanish
Completed Spanish 202 at the University of Arizona. Periodically used while interviewing Spanish speaking sources. 
Adobe Photoshop
Apple Final Cut
HyperText Markup Language HTML
Soundslides
Microsoft Word

Portfolio

Mission/Objective

My objective is to make a valuable contribution to an outstanding organization. 

I want to contribute creatively to an excellent team. I want to be efficient, learn quickly, and offer an unparalleled work ethic.

Mostly, I want to help a great company become even greater. 

Personal Highlights

3.4 GPA in the University of Arizona's School of Journalism. 

I co-created and co-hosted "Hot Campus," a variety show airing on the University of Arizona's campus TV Network, UATV. 

Border Beat was recognized as the second Best All-Around Independent Online Student Publication by the The Society of Professional Journalists at the Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards in 2009. My blogs can be seen at MexiCasino and Tucson Gym Sesh

I'm a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. This is a great network of leaders and an organization strongly committed to philanthropy and on-going development throughout the community. 

Honorable Mention All King County Football, Mercer Island High School, 2003. 

Writing/Captions Editor of the Mercer Island High School Yearbook, 2003-2004. 

References available upon request. 

Freelance Writer

Since graduation I have reported and edited for a variety of online publications. 

LA's the Place. May 2010 - Sept. 2010.

I covered high profile celebrity events in Los Angeles, including charity events, gift suites, and VIP parties. 

Samples: 

The Concern Foundation Raises More Than $1 Million for Cancer Research at Paramount Studios

W Hotel's tenth birthday and American Cancer Society fundraiser 

SVEDKA vodka sponsored party hosted by the Kardashians at Wonderland in Hollywood.

My Ocean Planet in Malibu 

Bleacher Report - Mar 2010 - May 2010.

I worked as a sports editing intern for Bleacher Report, which is ranked as one of the top 100 blogs on Technorati.com. 

Ranker.com - Sept. 2009 - Jan. 2010. 

I wrote creatively developed and entertaining lists for Ranker.com. 

Sample: 

What Does Your Beer Say About You (111,000 views.) 

Examiner.com - Jul. 2009 - Dec. 2009. 

I wrote for Examiner.com as a Seattle Nightlife Examiner. I toured the local nightclubs and bars, and reported on the city's hottest nightlife.

Sample: 

Seattle's Wild Frontier