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Jennifer Garcia

Freelance Blog Writer, Article Writer, & More

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Adjunct Professor, English Department 2009 - Present
Miami Dade College Miami, Florida

Currently teach a writing intensive curriculum I developed for College Prep (ENC 0015 & ENC 0025) students. Am the writing tutor at Miami Dade West, instructing a new generation of writers on the intricacies of writing across different medium, from traditional to social media platforms. Develop and implement writing strategies for writing lab students.

Social Media & PR Specialist/Freelance Writer, Olympic and Paralympic Judo 2011 - 2013
United States Olympic Commission

Built and managed the social media plan for USA Judo across multiple social media platforms through original written and photographic content. Wrote and prepared official Olympic copy for distribution and publication, including press releases and media kits. Interviewed athletes and other Olympic participants, wrote articles, organized publicity events and arranged publicity opportunities for athletes across multiple medium. Leveraged content from other producers and collaborated with other professionals to produce media kits, drive social advocacy and share of voice, raising brand awareness for USA Judo.

Purchasing Agent 1998 - Present
National Ceramics of Florida, Corp. Doral, Florida

General purchasing agent for a major flooring company. Responsible for corporate management, inventory and staff, marketing and business development. Also responsible for identifying and rectifying potential liability issues and debt collection. Developed and executed operational budget for company.

Research Assistant 1997 - 1998
BusinessWeek Magazine (McGraw-Hill Publications) Coral Gables Bureau

Assisted Bureau Chief, David Greising, in the research for the book: I’d like to buy the world a Coke: The life and leadership of Roberto Goizueta.

Editorial Assistant/Freelance Writer 1997 - 1998
BusinessWeek Magazine (McGraw-Hill Publications) Coral Gables Bureau

Assisted Bureau Chief, Gail de George, with editing, research and news reporting. Developed, read and evaluated articles for accuracy. Conducted interviews and fact checked research. Regular contributor to the “UpFront” section of magazine.

Lectures and Presentations

• Society of Professional Journalists Conference, Colombia University School of Journalism. Topic: “Diversity in the Newsroom.” Attended by journalists, journalism professors, and graduate journalism students.

• Society of Professional Journalists Conference, Colombia University School of Journalism. Topic: “Objectivity.” Attended by journalists, journalism professors, and graduate journalism students.

Skills

• Bilingual in Spanish (written and oral)
• Literate in French (written and oral)
• Proficient in Pearson Writing Lab, MS Office Products PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, and Excel as well as WordPerfect.
• Proficient in social media and blog platforms, manage and run own blog.

Education

Master of Arts, Journalism August 1998
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida

• Newsroom Bureau Chief
• Intern, BusinessWeek Magazine.

Bachelor of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship May 1993
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida

• Publication Manager, American Marketing Association
• Recipient, Academic Scholarship Grant

References available upon request.