Resume

Objective

To provide a media organization with editorial content in an accurate, responsible and ethical manner, utilizing expertise, knowledge and previous experience.

Job History

Digital News Producer
KOB Eyewitness News 4, Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 2016 – present

Manage KOB.com‘s website and social media accounts during nightside shifts and weekend, write and produce content for the website, proofread reporters webscripts prior to publication, edit and post videos from newscasts to website.

Managing Editor/Social Media Editor/Assistant Sports Editor
Daily Lobo, University of New Mexico
August 2012 – April 2016

Hired as assistant sports editor in August 2012, added social media editor position in June 2013, promoted to managing editor in July 2014

    • As managing editor: Managed the publication’s day-to-day operations under the editor-in-chief; edited stories written by the staff; mentored reporters to improve stories
    • As assistant sports editor: Served as primary beat writer for the UNM men’s basketball team and secondary beat writer/columnist for the UNM football team; also covered men’s soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, and track and field; provided live tweets from sporting events
    • As social media editor: Oversaw the newspaper’s social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter; worked with reporters to engage in social media; redesigned the newspaper’s website (www.dailylobo.com); monitored and coordinated the paper’s online efforts

Staff Photographer
Alamogordo Daily News, Alamogordo, New Mexico
May 2006 – December 2011

Served as lead photographer for the publication; twice served as interim sports editor; worked closely with reporters and editors to supply editorial content; fulfilled many design-related activities

Sports Reporter/Photographer/Pagination Tech
Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
August 2000 – July 2005

Hired as pagination technician in 2000, promoted to sports reporter/photographer in May 2002

    • As pagination technician: built newspaper pages utilizing QuarkXPress, including front-page and section-front design; prepared color and black & white photos for publication using Adobe PhotoShop
    • As reporter: covered and photographed athletic events; continued many pagination technician duties for the sports desk

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication & Journalism, History
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Graduated December 2016

Associate of Arts: General Studies
Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Completed program in 2003, graduated in May 2005

Awards/Recognition

  • New Mexico Press Association sports photo, first place, three-time winner
  • New Mexico Press Association general news photo, first place, two-time winner
  • New Mexico Press Association sports column writing, second-place recipient
  • New Mexico Press Association feature writing, third-place recipient
  • Certified fire journalist, recognized by the El Paso Fire Department, 2011
  • David Gomez “Warrior with a Red Bow” Outstanding Journalist Award winner for 2012-13

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