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Apr 2003Present


Melody Romancito - freelance

Freelance writer. Taos correspondent for ArtTalk Magazine, regular interviews for Taos Magazine, articles for The Taos News, regular advice columnist, “Ask Mabel,” and "In the Studio," of Tempo, the arts and entertinment section, writer for CBS HealthWatch. Past projects: writer and Taos correspondent for Southwest Art and Thirsty Ear magazines.

Feb 2010Present


Melody Romancito: web | print | media

Well versed in

  • social media
  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • WordPress
  • writing/editing
  • Content Management Systems
  • SugarCRM
  • audio & video editing
  • Final Cut
  • Live Type
  • InDesign
  • PhotoShop
  • DreamWeaver
  • Reason
  • Audacity
  • NewsEdit Pro
Nov 2010Oct 2011

News Director

DMC Broadcasting

Director of the news for four individual radio stations owned by DMC Broadcasting. I cover stories,monitor wire services and the internet and I am involved with identifying the important news issues within the community.

Sep 2011Oct 2011

News Director

Northern New Mexico News Room

News stories, photos, video and audio of news as it happens in Taos, and Northern New Mexico.  I covered stories,monitor wire services and the internet and I identified the important news issues within the community and reported on it -- prepared the story in a variety of media, platforms and methods.

May 2008Jan 2010

Production / Media Coordinator


I telecommuted from my home office in Taos, NM, to the headquarters in Santa Fe, interacting with other team members scattered across the country. I illustrated, coded and published articles, columns and features in the ten ConnectPress professional online communities. I brought up the quality of the Web sites with improved graphics and upgraded the look of the ConnectPress annual calendar of  special-subject publications, called "Industry Spotlights."

Jun 2006May 2008

Web Editor | Media Producer | Paginator

The Taos News

A hypenated position at the paper led to gains in many skill areas of design, media production and Web content management. I designed and produced page layouts and cover illustrations for this award winning weekly newspaper.

I was promoted to Web editor of their award winning web site just prior to their conversion to a new content management system. I drove the paper to create the media center as a way to boost The Taos News into the cutting edge of newspapers' movement into video and Web media. I also prototyped their breaking news media coverage procedure.

I also helped the paper institute their forum policies. I also designed other social media platforms for the paper, including a community forum site and Twittered headlines as news broke on the paper's Web site.

The Taos News Online

Aug 2001Apr 2003

copy editor

The Taos News

Chief Copy Editor and Calendar and Events Editor for an award-winning weekly newspaper with a circulation of 10,000. Duties included preparation and tracking of news briefs, letters to the editor, anouncements, and items for Tempo’s briefs sections; copy editing, copy flow through the editorial department’s software system.


I'm pretty familiar with content management systems, especially Wordpress. It's easy to take what I've learned there and port it over to other CMS programs -- whether proprietary or public. I maintain several blogs and sites for myself and clients. I love to see the joy on a person's face when he or she sees, once I've helped get them set up, how easy it is to take part in the Internet and have a Web site.
Audio Recording and Sountrack Creation
Using Audacity and Reason, I've created dozens of soundtracks for videos and interactive media like CDs for tourism, education, and news and feature videos for The Taos News media center. As a semi-professional musician I've logged many hours of recording studio experience, created advertising and radio spots and have embraced the new digital recording revolution because of the freedom and accessibility it represents. Voice-overs, narration and script writing skills are also a big plus.
From BBEDIT to Dreamweaver, I've built Web sites and HTML since Adobe Page Mill. I don't write applications or javascripts, though I do understand how to install them. I'm learning Flash. I know how to embed plug-and-play scripts and how to work with CSS as well.
Final Cut Express
Edited videos shot with the reporting staff of The Taos News in Taos, New Mexico. Helped the newspaper make the transition to media with the creation of the Taos News Media Center on Youtube.
Live Type
I love making titles as much as I love making full-scale videos. I would really appreciate an opportunity to pursue it as an art form.
I made the conversion from Quark to NDesign in 2005 and helped The Taos News make that conversion in tandem with a news content management system called News Edit Pro. I've been involved with desktop publishing since the mid-1980s.
I've used PhotoShop since it was released in the late 1980s, as a photographer, designer and also for designing Web sites.


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