Resume

Roselyn Romero


WORK EXPERIENCE

Investigative Unit Intern | NBC Bay Area – Oakland, CA
June 2022 – Oct. 2022

  • Leveraged data and information from public records, court documents, and printed databases to craft investigative multimedia stories for a broadcast television audience of more than 2.6 million viewers.
  • Collaborated with reporters, photographers, and multiplatform content producers to develop graphics, maps, and other interactive media for digital stories.
  • Generated Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to catalog information and analyze data trends for long-term investigative projects.

Global Investigations Intern | The Associated Press – San Luis Obispo, CA
June 2021 — Aug. 2021

  • Featured on AP, The Washington Post, HuffPost, KNX Radio, and other international, national, and local media outlets for enterprise reporting on why fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards are worrying college officials.
  • Generated and utilized Excel spreadsheets to record facts, track sources and analyze data for investigations.
  • Coordinated, executed, and transcribed interviews with federal agency staff, attorneys, academics, and public health officers to gather information for statewide and nationwide stories.
  • Examined court documents, online databases, and federal agency records daily to fuel investigations.
  • Produced 3-4 graphics to tease projects on Instagram stories and posts for more than 630,000 followers.

Senior News Producer | KSBY-TV News – San Luis Obispo, CA
July 2019 – July 2021

  • Organized, wrote, and boothed live 30-minute newscasts at 6, 10, and 11 p.m. on weekends.
  • Wrote and proofread 3-4 global, national, and local stories for the website, boosting page views by 150%.
  • Collaborated with news director, assignment editor, photographers, on-air talent, and other producers to ensure thorough coverage on air, online, and on social media.
  • Coordinated and executed live shots, satellite feeds, and remotes while on air and during breaking newscasts.

Assistant News Editor | Mustang News – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sept. 2019 – Dec. 2019

  • Assigned and edited 4-5 stories weekly for students in the Advanced Newspaper Reporting Practicum course.    
  • Pitched and reported on 1-2 stories affecting the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo communities per week.
  • Researched information and conducted interviews for 1-2 news stories weekly.
  • Partnered with videographers, photographers, and social media editors to comprehensively report stories.

Communications Coordinator | WITH US Center for Bystander Intervention – San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb. 2019 – Oct. 2019

  • Wrote and edited compelling copy across various marketing communications, including email newsletters, social media captions, event flyers, and blog posts.
  • Collaborated with Marketing Coordinator to design social media graphics and promotional materials that align with the brand voice.
  • Brainstormed and created weekly short- and long-form blog posts on issues relevant to the organization’s mission, including alcohol and substance abuse, hazing awareness and prevention, mental health and well-being, campus safety, and abusive relationships.
  • Developed weekly and monthly content plans for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages while following marketing strategy best practices.

EDUCATION

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2022
Bachelor of Science: Journalism
Minors: Spanish, Ethnic Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies
Cumulative GPA: 3.63
Dean’s List: 11 quarters
President’s Honor List: 2020-2022
Activities: Political Affairs Coordinator of Pilipino Cultural Exchange, Student Research Assistant for Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Learning Assistant for University Honors Program, News Contributor for KCPR

California Scholastic Press Association Workshop – San Luis Obispo, CA
July 8 – 20, 2018

  • Acquired experience in podcast production, photojournalism, social media reporting, and on-air reporting.
  • Produced breaking news stories under tight deadlines in a high-intensity, competitive environment.
  • Unanimously selected for Ralph & Millie Alexander Award (Overall Excellence) out of approximately 20 students.

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Languages: Speak, read, and write conversational Spanish.
  • Technology: Trained in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dalet, Velocity, ENPS, Trint, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
  • Social Media: Familiar with TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, SocialNewsDesk, Slack, Discord, Nextdoor, and Brightspot.
  • Newsgathering: Adept in Associated Press newswire, CNN Newsource, NBC News Channel, Scripps Mastercat, TweetDeck, Citizen, CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, Google Alerts, and PulsePoint.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • SAGE Publishing Award, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Journalism Department (2022)
  • Best of the States Award, The Associated Press (2021)
  • Recipient of Cellular One Journalism Scholarship (2021)
  • Most Promising Freshman Award, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Journalism Department (2019)
  • 1st Place in News Writing, Tri-County Journalism Educators Association Write-off (2018)

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