Resume

Melissa Vargas – Multimedia Journalist and Communications Strategist

Samples of work & Past Clients

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Awards

PROMAX North America: Silver – Entertainment spot “Julio en UniMás” 2016

Emmy Award: Promotional spot for “Julio en UniMás” 2016

Langauges

Expert: Spanish, English.

Proficient: Portuguese.

Hard Skills

Software: Microsoft Office, Mac Office suite (Pages, Numbers Keynote). Adobe Suite. 

Web: WordPress. CPanel. SharePoint. 

Marketing: Mailchimp. Hootsuite. Buffer.

Video: Final Cut Pro

Audio: Vegas, Audacity.

Radio: NexGen.

TV: INews, Media Player (Avid), Nirvana (Monitor IQ), BlackMagic VideoHub.

Soft Skills

Proven leadership and team player, refined by years of training.

Personable, trusting, and friendly personality

Charismatic personality fit for on-air (tv and radio) and live hosting. 

Successful objection pivoting in sales

Confident and clear verbal, written, and non-verbal communicator.

Creative problem solver.

Empathetic listener.

Published On

Cross Culture Collective
South Florida Times
Examiner
Voxxi

Kingdom Business Guide
MyCity Networks
El Peruanisimo
FabrikaLink

Media Experience

CVC Latin America – A Todo Color – 2016-2019
Host, Producer, Board Operator Miami, FL

  • Choose weekly entertainment news, main topic(s) of the evening, music, and video content.
  • Research and prepare calendar of guests for the show.
  • Write, design and plan on-air, social media, and digital promotion for the show.
  • Manage board and all studio software.

CVC Latin America – Noticias CVCLAVOZ, Caso Puntual – 2016-2019
Reporter, Producer, Board Operator Miami, FL

  • Research and write daily news for anchor
  • Prepare and attend and/or connect to guests
  • Edit and manage correspondents’ daily content (video and audio)
  • Research and record stories for air (culture, health and entertainment)
  • Manage board and audiovisuals
  • Handle all technical preparations prior to air

Univision Communications, Inc. – The Agency – 2015-2016
Copywriter Miami, FL

  • Write and produce promos for the UniMás network: movies, Cine Cantinflas, Rosa de Guadalupe, Sal y Pimienta, and other properties when necessary.
  • Manage incoming material for properties to be launched on network a archive
  • Assists in material distribution to other producers.
  • Manage transfer to master and distribution to different departments.
  • Handle marketing material requests from studios.

One Beat Live Radio Show – 2014-2015
Buzz Beat Segment producer and host Miami, FL

  • Prepared weekly segment with local events, artists’ news, musical guests, social media happenings.
  • Hosted segment and included main show hosts on information.
  • Brought weekly entertainment-related topics for thought-provoking conversation

Fusion Radio Show – 2014-2015
Cultura y Fe Segment producer and host Miami, FL

  • Prepared weekly segment with national and/or international events, artists’ news, musical guests, social media happenings.
  • Hosted segment and included main show hosts on information.
  • Brought weekly entertainment-related topics for thought-provoking conversation.

Telemundo Network 2009
18 & over Intern/Mun2 Miami, FL

  • Researched content for the show’s script and website.
  • Wrote and edited content for the script.
  • Assisted with production of the show.

SAP International Inc. 2007-2008
Corporate Communications Intern Miami, FL

  • Organized managed all databases for the department.
  • Gathered information and prepared quarterly and clippings reports.
  • Managed budgets for the pan-regional expenses.
  • Scheduled, organized, and reported all internal meetings.
  • Prepared clippings as needed for the global newsletter.

AGENCY EXPERIENCE

Tropic Survival 2017-2018
Content Producer Miami, FL

  • Established voice and tone of all social media channels through consistent copywriting.
  • Delivered messaging through print ad copy.
  • Streamlined broadcast (TV & radio) spot production and created cohesive communication between the different team players.
  • Facilitated intercultural communication with “trans-created” script writing to cater to the Spanish audience.
  • Wrote blog content according to marketing efforts and monthly theme.

Independent Marketing Specialist – 2007-2015
Social Media, Online Presence, Communications Miami, FL

  • Established and improved the branding identity and online visibility of non-profits, artists, and start-ups
  • Created successful social media campaigns for organizations and the promotion of their events and/or causes.
  • Created fresh, original, SEO-friendly content for websites in industries from inbound marketing, condominium services, entertainment, non/profits, and more.
  • Wrote, edited, and translated content for print and web marketing materials to establish a cohesive voice for said brand.
  • Produced events from concept, to event logistics, booking, staffing and promotion of the event.

Tierra Firme & My City Alive – 2014-2015
Social Media Manager Miami, FL

  • Created and managed social media accounts.
  • Provided feedback on existing accounts (if any).
  • Provided list of relevant hashtags, topics, accounts to follow and other revenant information to increase engagement and visibility for each account.
  • Assisted in creating new content related to the account’s industry.

EMA Interactive   2010-2011

Copywriter/marketing assistant Miami, FL

  • Research content for the marketing element to be designed/produced.
  • Write and edited content as needed.
  • Assist in client relations, closing of contracts and agreements, and provided information to both parties as needed.

Downtown Production Group 2008-2009
Public Relations Intern Miami, FL

  • Wrote and edited all content for the company website.
  • Created budget for the company’s public relations needs.
  • Wrote and molded press releases.

EVENT PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

Color, Glow, Adore / Come Together – 2014
Event Host Miami, FL

  • Researched each artist to present with relevant information
  • Created event program and schedule
  • Prepared co-host for event

Zion Tour Winter Jam / OutCry – 2013-2015
Production Volunteer Miami, FL

  • Helped with all merchandising needs
  • Assisted in sales.

Benefit concert for Haiti 2010
Backstage Manager Miami, FL

  • Created and structured program according to the talent’s needs.
  • Managed the backstage area including on/off stage queues for all talent and green room coordination.
  • Supervised all the audio, video and audiovisual implementation to guarantee smooth sailing throughout the event.

Mission Possible Unity 2006
Backstage Manager Miami, FL

  • Received instructions for them general manager of arrival and departure of bands.
  • Maintained contact with the team responsible of assisting bands in arrival to the city and the venue.

Buena Vibra Concert 2004
Backstage Manager/Sponsorship/ Logistics Miami, FL

  • Selected and booked musical talent and maintained open communications between the two parties.
  • Coordinated meetings between bands and event coordinator to ensure that deadlines were met.
  • Organized event time line / program, and monitored a time effective schedule.
  • Confirmed and finalized event sponsorship.
  • Distributed marketing materials to parties involved.

EDUCATION

Florida International University – Dec 2010
Bachelors of Science in Communications Miami, FL
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Florida International University – Continued Education Certifications

  • Creative Writing Course
  • The Keys to Effective Editing
  • The Craft of Magazine Writing

Lynda

  • Writing Ad Copy
  • Writing Marketing Copy