Resume

Index:

Objective

An ideal job for me would be managing a team of talented multimedia journalists in packaging multimedia stories. As a kind of producer, I would use social media and spend time in the field exploring and hunting for stories while ensuring the stories are filled with diverse voices.

Skills

Summary of Skills
My abilities combine traditional reporting with technical skills such as video editing, making me a multimedia journalist. However, I often think about and assist in engaging the community via social media and in person for reporting and producing live events. While I prefer a collaborative environment, I am able to work independently as well. I’m fluent in three languages and am often called upon to interview or translate interviews conducted in Spanish or Portuguese. Finally, I have an interest in learning about all aspects of a news organization and am always seeking professional development.

Reporting

  • Writing articles for newspaper and online platforms
  • Exploring a neighborhood, finding contacts, uncovering newsworthy topics
  • Conducting interviews
  • Using The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
  • Community outreach and engagement for stories and live events

Social Media

  • Developing a social media presence, voice, and tone
  • Publishing on Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Tumblr, and so on
  • Audience engagement
  • Tracking Google Analytics

Language

  • Fully proficient in Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish

Software and Multimedia

  • Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Audacity
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs
  • HTML, CSS, Jquery
  • Simple mapping using Google Fusion Table

Education

University of Miami; Coral Gables, Fl
MA in Multimedia Journalism, 2010
BA in Journalism and in International Relations, 2008

Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus; Miami, Fl
AA in Journalism, 2006

Study Abroad
The Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change; Salzburg, Austria
Certificate in Global Media Literacy, Summer of 2009

The New Politics of Globalization: Democratization and Civil Society Activism in Argentina (Buenos Aires), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), and Uruguay (Montevideo);
Summer of 2007

Experience

Columbia University – New York, NY
Web Content Editor, March 2015 – Present

  • Producing, editing multimedia content on university-related news
  • Managing the homepage and the news website
  • Keeping the Columbia community informed
  • Being a total nerd

Kairos – Wynwood, Fl
Journalist, November 2014 – January 2015

  • Reporting on the biometric field technology
  • Raising brand awareness of Kairos
  • Documenting the company’s story over time

Fusion – Doral, Fl
Associate Features Editor, August 2013 – January 2014

  • Launched a brand new national TV network and accompanying website targeting Millenials
  • Edited, wrote, and packaged content for the web
  • Worked with reporters to develop feature stories
  • Assisted the Managing Editor in the interview and hiring process
  • Helped develop the voice for a prime­time TV show called DNA
  • Wrote scripts and produced TV packages

American Public Media – New York City, NY
Public Insight Analyst and Outreach Strategist, March 2013 – June 2013

Analyzed and evaluated the data in and composition of the Public Insight Network, a database of insights gathered from over 80,000 sources across the country. Developed outreach strategies to engage the audience and gathered knowledge from diverse and minority communities as well as recruited new sources. Used news judgement to create queries and curated responses from PIN sources.

WNYC: New York Public Radio – New York City, NY
Public Insight Analyst, November 2010 – March 2013

Launched the Public Insight Network

  • Coordinated marketing, promotional materials for launch of Public Insight Network
  • Evangelized integrating the tool in newsroom to editors, reporters
  • Recruited and maintained journalist/source relationships with national network’s 80,000 members
  • Gathered insights and diverse voices for news stories
  • Pitched news story ideas that came from PIN sources and outreach
  • Trained newly hired analysts for other organizations in English and Spanish
  • Participated as a panelist during Social Media Week in New York on crowdsourced news

Reported on education and managed social media accounts for SchoolBook

  • Shared content and solicited comments on Facebook, Twitter
  • Used social media to find sources and spot trending topics
  • Conducted phone interviews for radio stories
  • Wrote articles to ensure sufficient content for the website
  • Published Q&A’s with school principals across the city
  • Presented SchoolBook.org at community education council meetings

Collaborated with Community Engagement, The Jerome L. Greene Space on live events

  • Gathered anecdotes, comments for live events held in The Greene Space using Public Insight Network, Twitter or Mobile Commons
  • Curated and relayed audience questions to host Brian Lehrer at annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day event at the Brooklyn Museum
  • Established relationships in city’s diverse and under-served neighborhoods through outreach

The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald/WLRN – Miami, FL
Public Insight Analyst, June 2010 – November 2010

  • Publicized the launch of the Public Insight Network in English and Spanish on all the media outlets owned by the Herald, gaining 1,000 sources in two days – a record for PIN
  • Recruited and developed a journalist/source relationship with the network’s 5,000 members
  • Identified stories and sources by surveying and analyzing the members’ answers
  • Worked with reporters to create surveys meant to collect specific insights

The Miami Herald, Neighbors – Miami, Fl and Florida City, Fl
Reporter, January 2008 – December 2008

  • Covered a city beat and wrote enterprise stories for the Neighbors and Business section that had a bi-weekly deadline as part of a high-selective paid internship

Knight Center for International Media – Coral Gables, Fl
Associate Editor and Web Developer, September 2007 – May 2010

  • Gathered, edited, and translated audio, print and visual content related to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
  • Assisted the editor in gathering and editing news on water from freelancers around the world
  • Developed the structure and design of the following websites

Special Olympics: 2009 World Winter Games – Boise, Idaho and Miami, Fl
Videographer, February 2009

  • Gathered footage of the opening ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit, and the torch run
  • Shot and edited four short documentaries on Latin American special athletes

Greening the Grid – Raft River Valley, Idaho and Prague, Czech Republic
Videographer, August 2009

  • Produced and shot two videos on geothermal and wind power
  • Engaged in cross-cultural communication with other film/journalism students in Prague

Witnessing History in the West Grove – Coconut Grove, Fl
Producer, November 2008

  • Oversaw the web development of WestGrove2008.org
  • Pre-reported and identified stories
  • Organized undergraduate journalism students in teams of videographers and photographers

Awards

For Witnessing History in the West Grove:
Website College & University category, Gold
Horizon Interactive Awards
2009

Interactive Multimedia Group, 1st place
Broadcast Education Association’s Student Competition
2009

Multimedia Project Category, 1st place
NPPA Monthly Competition
November 2008

For Fish at Bay:
Interactive Multimedia Group, 3rd place
Broadcast Education Association’s Student Competition
2009

For Road of Dreams:
Best of Web – Creative Site, 1st place
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
August 2008

For the Catalyst, a student newspaper at Miami Dade College:
1st Place In-Depth Story, 2nd Place News Story
Florida Community College Press Association
October 2006

Outstanding Journalism Student Award
MDC’s English Department
March 2006

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