Resume

Vanessa Lucinda Torres

Bronx, NY 08816 ; C: (210) 897-5729; van3ssa2011@me.com

Summary 
Charismatic, experienced, and energetic multimedia journalist seeking a position as a news reporter

LinkedIn Profile

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vanessa-torres/79/

Work Experience
News Reporter
New Brunswick Today
Shot, edited video footage for multiple news stories
Conducted Interviews
Wrote, edited and produced stories for multiple platforms, including Internet and digital channels.
Placed myself in risky situations in order to get the story, or the shot needed.
Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Edited footage to create videos for multiple multimedia platforms.
Covered issues regarding State Capitol, local politics, budget, energy, breaking news, etc.
Followed through on beat sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Shot video and still photos to accompany news stories.
Arranged and edited interview footage for broadcast using Duplo, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.
Served as a spokesperson and representative
Arranged and conducted interviews with individuals knowledgeable about each story’s

News Reporter 08/2016 – 05/2017
Marion County News – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Created, and hosted online newscast MCNews which covered topics ranging from traffic updates to domestic politics to international affairs.
Conducted Interviews during live newscasts
Wrote, edited and produced stories for multiple platforms, including Internet and digital channels.
Co-hosted the WEPG-South Pittsburg Live 2016 Election Coverage Special
Spearheaded the creation of MCnews, cornering the online news market for Marion County.
Over saw all social media platforms increasing outreach, and engagement %5000 in the first few months
Directed, shot, and edited promotional videos.
Researched and wrote at a minimum six articles per each issue for The Jasper Journal, and The South Pittsburg Hustler.
Followed through on beat sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Arranged and edited interview footage for broadcast using iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.
Served as a spokesperson and representative

Freelance Journalist 01/2016 to 07/2016.
GunCarrier.com – Austin, Texas
Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines.
Combined photography, and graphics to effectively convey each story.
Captured visual content and edited general assignment stories for multiple platforms.

Multimedia Journalist; Field Interviewer 11/2014 to 02/2016.
Ammoland Shooting Sports News – Manasquan, New Jersey
Covered news stories in a national news market.
Wrote factually correct, concise and engaging news stories within tight deadlines.
Gathered and verified factual information regarding stories through interviews, observation and research.
Traveled over 1000 mi to conduct on-site interviews
Networked with various industry leaders and experts to gather multiple perspectives on issues.
Captured visual content and edited general assignment stories for multiple platforms.
Covered breaking stories Such as :”Sons of Guns” scandal exclusive
Conducted multiple interviews with celebrity guests including: Shawn Michaels, Lena Miculek, Brian “Pigman” Quaca, Stephanie Hayden Ford, Steve Rinella, Michael Hunsucker

Sports Analyst; Content Producer 05/2015 to 11/2015
Sporting Debate Podcasts LLC. – Clifton, New Jersey
Covered news stories in a national news market.
Covered pay-per-view events such as: WWE Payback, NXT Brooklyn Takeover, Summerslam, Night of Champions, Hell in a Cell; TNA Slammiversary.
Wrote 5 news stories per week for multiple media platforms.
Reported and penned front-page breaking news stories and provided real time updates online.
Acted as substitute podcast anchor for SportingDebate.com
Combined video, audio and graphics to effectively convey each podcast segment

Education
Bachelor of Communications – Media Communications: Journalism Focus 2016 (Graduated)
Full Sail University– Winter Park, Florida, USA

American Copy Editors Society Member

Associate of Communications and Arts – Mass Communications: Journalism Focus 2014 (Graduated)
University of Phoenix – Phoenix Arizona, USA

Gamma Lambda Delta Sorority Member

 

High School Diploma 2008-2011 (Graduated)
Business Careers High School San Antonio, Texas

Additonal Degree: Bachelors of Communications – Mass Communications and Journalism: Broadcast Journalism Focus 2016- Current
Ashford University, San Diego, California, USA

Certifications, Licenses, and Software Experience 

Adobe Photoshop & Acrobat, Avid Video Editing,
INews, IMovie,
WordPress Software Edius Software, Audacity Audio, Final Cut Pro,
Microsoft Office, LexisNexis, NICAR, ENPS

Languages 
Spanish – Fluent Cantonese – Novice Arabic – Novice