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Work experience

Jan 2008Jan 2009

Producer (freelance)

Al Jazeera English
  • US election campaign trail coverage, pitch and produce national feature and political stories
  • Cultivate and communicate with local contacts for reporting and logistical information
  • Direct and coordinate camera crews and correspondents for live/tape events from locations across the U.S.
  • Conduct site surveys for live segments; direct, plan and coordinate coverage of major media events 
Oct 2000Jan 2008

Producer

  • Produced news stories from various locations across the U.S. and Baghdad bureau
  • Coordinated movements/logistics with assignment desk; directed and coordinated camera crews and correspondents for live and tape events or segments for breaking news or feature stories 
  • Researched and pitched story ideas for shows; coordinated reports from White House and Capitol Hill
  • Conducted live segment site surveys and produced live segments; researched and conducted expert interviews
  • Researched, wrote, reported and field produced assigned news events of the day and feature stories ranging from domestic to international news
Oct 2000Jan 2002

Producer/Writer

Reuters

  • Pitched and produced news reports throughout Latin American region
  • Researched, wrote and/or translated news reports
  • Assigned field producers and camera crews throughout region to cover events
  • Coordinated video feeds with remote crews and satellite technicians in field
Jan 2000Sep 2000

Content Producer/Project Manager

SpeakOut.com

  • Wrote, researched and produced issue briefs on such topics as crime, law, and domestic and international policy
  • Produced and designed web pages for interactive online projects in conjunction with major political parties 
Nov 1997Dec 1999

Producer/Writer

  • Wrote, produced and post-produced commercials for various international programs including a weekly international music show, special programming, and daily programs focusing on international news and sports
  • Coordinated edit sessions in post-production facility
  • Selected and researched best promotional and most representative video for use in commercial promotion production 

Skills

Language
Native Spanish speaker
Production Research
iNews, Microsoft Word, Lexis-Nexis, Dow Jones Interactive 
Production
    Extensive experience with Final Cut Pro and Avid editing software Post-production audio and graphic production     

Education

Aug 2009Present

MA

American University
Sep 1991Dec 1995

Bachelor of Arts in History

References

Bob Franken

Matt Speiser

Produced by Silvio Carrillo

Professional Networks

Affiliations

National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Women in Film and Video

Objective

Bilingual producer with extensive field experience seeking to apply production skills to long-form documentary or feature film/television projects

Interest

photography, soccer, tennis, reading

Published Writing Samples

Summary

Creative production professional with over 15 years experience producing and writing human interest and political stories in English and Spanish from concept to completion for domestic and international audiences. Well honed abilities to lead assignments, manage diverse teams, juggle competing timelines, set agendas and workflows, and communicate effectively and efficiently with a wide variety of stakeholders all while staying within budget. Built an extensive rolodex of contacts at government agencies, media, and for profit and non-profit organizations across the country and internationally.