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Angely Mercado

(917) 294-2556   angely.mercado@journalism.cuny.edu

Instagram @angely_mercado Twitter @AngelyMercado

Website www.angelymercado.com

 

JOURNALISM

DNAinfo                                           New York, NY                                             June 2016 to Aug 2016

  • Wrote over 60 posts about upcoming NYC food events, breaking news, and drink deals
  • Looked for trends in news, sources, and story ideas via social media platforms like Reddit
  • Wrote the first local news feature about a wine bar/bookstore in the South Bronx

 

Freelance Writer                           New York, NY                                  Feb 2015 to Present

  • Write about money and savings for The Billfold, a personal finance blog
  • Writing campaigns, gender, race, and beauty for Vivala.com and The Tempest.CO
  • Write about ethnic communities and local news for Voices of New York

 

Gothamist                                      Brooklyn, NY                                   Sept 2014 to Dec 2014

  • Proofread posts, photographs, and original blog posts on NYC news
  • Looked for trends in news via social media for original features and news posts
  • Attended community board meetings and took notes for various articles
  • Contributed reporting and photography to different articles

 

Curbed NY                                    New York, NY                                   June 2014 to Aug 2014

  • Took photographs and wrote original blog posts on housing and real estate
  • Researched trends in housing and real estate in NYC
  • Wrote original posts about real estate in NYC

 

Hunts Point Express                     Bronx, NY                                        June 2013 to Aug 2013

  • Research, photographs, and interviews for articles on life and events in the South Bronx
  • Attended community board meetings and local events throughout the coverage area

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Worldwide Helpers                       New York, NY                                  Feb 2015 to Aug 2015

  • Posted on various social media platforms, gaining the website over 100 new followers
  • Compiled and sent out email blasts to gain new organizations and volunteers
  • Wrote various blog and forum posts, and back end administrative work

 

EDUCATION    M.A. CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY       Dec 2016

B.A. CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY                                      Jan 2015

Member of National Association of Hispanic Journalists since 2014

 

SKILLS          Basic Photoshop, basic Adobe Bridge, basic HTML, Pro Tools audio editing

Photography with DSL camera, basic photo archiving and editing

Fluent Spanish, 6 years intermediate Italian

Research and source finding on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit

 

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