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KEY SKILLS

LANGUAGES
Spanish: written, verbal, comprehensive
English: native

PROFESSIONAL
Experience with media outlets: Journalistic research, interviewing, reporting, content/copy editing and online production
Travel experience: Deep understanding of cultural diversity and familiarity with foreign media practices
Professional content writing: Creating/managing social media campaigns, developing/maintaining online blogs and writing product/event reviews

TECHNICAL
Photo/video: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, basic photography
Layout design: EidosMedia Methode, Adobe InDesign
Platform creation: Squarespace, WordPress
Social media fluency: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat
Analytics: Hootsuite, Google Analytics, Parse.ly, TweetDeck, Facebook Analytics, ChartBeat
Other: Extensive knowledge of AP Style

EDUCATION

Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO | AUG. 2012–MAY 2016
Bachelor of arts: Journalism and media communication
Bachelor of arts: Language, literature and culture — Concentration: Spanish

EXPERIENCE

The Denver Post | Denver, CO | OCT. 2016–present
Community reporter | editor | designer
Work with a team of reporters covering suburbs across the Denver metro area with a hyperlocal focus, featuring both profiles and news pieces.
- Use resources at hand to find stories of interest that will engage a hyperlocal audience
- Pitch stories in a team environment, offering suggestions, welcoming feedback
- Conduct research, schedule interviews and produce up to three articles under a weekly deadline
- Work with a particular focus on “personal” voices within the community
- Manage and design the print product of eight sections of the newspaper
- Oversee online production of stories on WordPress and across a variety of social media platforms

303 Magazine | Denver, CO | JUNE 2016–OCT. 2016
Lifestyle writer | social media assistant
Wrote detailed, feature-type articles with a focus on Denver’s lifestyle and culture trends, and assisted in managing the magazine’s online presence.
- Pitched stories in a team environment, offering suggestions and welcoming feedback
- Produced stories centered around local lifestyle/culture news and trends under an assignment-based deadline
- Published a minimum of one article weekly, with additional stories on an as-pitched basis
- Generated engagement on the magazine’s Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook accounts to maintain a strong online presence

Positive Altitude Editorial | Arvada, CO | JUNE 2016–OCT. 2016
Content writing assistant
Worked with a variety of professional clients in maintaining business blogs, websites and newsletters under a weekly deadline.
- Conducted thorough research on subject matters of the clients' choosing
- Took photos and edited them as assigned to meet client needs

International Media Studies | Europe | MAY 2014–JUNE 2014
Student
Spent four weeks traveling in Europe alongside peers and under the guidance of two CSU journalism professors to study foreign media practices.
- Attended media seminars at notable businesses and universities, including BBC London, Johannes Gutenberg University and more
- Studied and witnessed foreign media practices
- Developed a deep understanding of cultural diversity
- Maintained an online blog to relay experiences while traveling

Rocky Mountain Collegian | Fort Collins, CO | DEC. 2012–JAN. 2014
Senior entertainment and arts reporter
Produced cultural stories of interest to the university’s campus and surrounding communities.
- Pitched stories in a team environment, offering suggestions and welcoming feedback
- Conducted research, scheduled interviews and wrote up to two stories under a weekly deadline
- Focused on stories that pertained to art, culture and entertainment, including previews and reviews of local events

PROJECTS

CSU Diversity Handbook | Fort Collins, CO | JAN. 2016–MAY 2016
Team member specializing in writing and research
Carefully selected CSU staff members and students collaborated to create a document of best journalistic practices when reporting to include diversity in an ethical manner.

Conversation Partners | Fort Collins, CO | JAN. 2013–MAY 2013
Language tutor
Worked with foreign exchange student at CSU to assist them in practicing English as a second language and better understanding the American culture.