Resume

EXPERIENCE

NBC Asian America, Contributing Writer
May 2016 to Present

  • Pitch and produce stories relevant to the Asian American community
  • Provide original photographs to accompany stories

Asian Journal, Reporter
November 2014 to May 2016

• Produce stories pertinent to the Filipino and Asian community for print and digital products, with focus on general assignment news and features
• Submit original photographs to accompany stories when needed
• Produce press releases for advertising clients

Guild Opera Company, Board Member
February 2014 to September 2016

  • Assist in production of content for quarterly newsletters
  • Proofread newsletter copy submitted by board members
  • Manage social media accounts

The Transit Coalition, Intern
June 2013 to February 2014

  • Assist in production of weekly newsletter by summarizing transportation and urban development news articles
  • Schedule blog posts and tweets

Daily Sundial, Features, Social Media Editor
August 2012 to May 2013

  • Generate story assignments tailored to the interests of the Cal State Northridge campus community
  • Coordinate assignments and deadlines with staff reporters
  • Organize story publications with editorial staff
  • Proofread articles submitted by staff writers for content, grammar, spelling, AP style and fact accuracy
  • Maintain and update social media accounts
  • Select stories for promotion on social media platforms, particularly on Facebook and Twitter
  • Assign reporters live social media coverage of campus and community events

Crescenta Valley Weekly, Intern
June 2011 to September 2012

  • Produce stories pertinent to the Crescenta Valley community for digital and print products
  • Submit original photographs to accompany stories

El Vaquero, Copy Editor
August 2010 to June 2012

  • Proof read stories submitted by staff writers for content, fact accuracy and AP Style
  • Generate and assign story ideas
  • Report on student government meetings
  • Update website

SKILLS

Editorial: Copy editing, AP Style, rewriting, stylistic editing, proofreading, structural editing

Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher, basic Photoshop; Multimedia programs: SoundSlides, GarageBand, basic Final Cut Pro, iMovie; Familiar with basic HTML coding; Knowledge in basic SEO procedures

Social Media:
Platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Storify, Tumblr, Showzee
Management & analytics: Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Iconosquare, Google Analytics
Blogging: WordPress, Tumblr, Blogspot, Squarespace

Languages: English and Tagalog

AWARDS

Plaridel Award for Best Feature Writing, 2015
Plaridel Award for Best Profile Writing, 2015
Chuck Benedict Memorial scholarship recipient, 2012
Hughes Journalism scholarship recipient, 2010

EDUCATION

Glendale Community College, 2008 to 2010
Associate’s Degree, Mass Communications

California State University, Northridge, 2010 to 2013
Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science
Bachelor’s Degree, Journalism

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