Steph Rodriguez 

Professional Experience:

Sacramento News & Review

Managing Editor, Dining Editor, Cannabis Editor, Copy Editor
Freelance Contributor: April 2009-Present; Managing Editor et al.,: May 2018-July 2020

  • Create, write original content; Plan special issues; Manage freelance contributors

  • Copy edit for grammar, punctuation and AP style; Finalize print issues in Adobe InDesign

  • Record annual budget using Microsoft Excel; File editorial and contributor payroll biweekly

  • Completed internships in the events and editorial departments in 2009

  • First place for The Dessert Issue at CNPA in 2018

  • Project lead of the College Essay Contest 2015-2020

  • Lead editor of the Sacramento Area Music Awards 2019-2020

Freelance Journalist/Editor

Freelance writing and editing || March 2003-Present

  • Active freelance journalist who specializes in writing arts and culture stories through a food lens

Sacramento Magazine

Freelance Contributor || April 2016-Present

  • Dozens of features including artist profiles, performing arts features, garden and lifestyle stories

Capital Public Radio

Freelance Contributor || August 2020-Present

  • Articles published for the web on local restaurant news, dining trends, arts and culture features

Future PLC: Android Central, iMore, Windows Central

Deputy Editor || September 2020-Present

  • Copy edit articles for grammar, AP and house styles, SEO best practices, and ensure templates are correctly utilized; Record assigned, drafted, published content in Airtable

  • Schedule articles to publish across three leading tech media websites: Android Central, Windows Central, and iMore


Sacramento City College Graduate 2018 || Degree: Associate in Arts, Journalism

Activities: Editor-in-Chief, the Express newspaper; Editor-in-Chief, Mainline magazine

Skills and Qualities:

AP Style proficient

Deadline driven

WordPress, HTML, Airtable, Content Management Systems, social media savvy

Independent work ethic and a great team collaborator

Detail-oriented copy editor with 15 years experience in online and print publications

Awards & Scholarships:

CNPA: First place special categories for the Dessert Issue 2018 for SN&R

SPJ NorCal: Excellence in Journalism Award Winner for food reporting 2018

Sacramento Press Club Dan Walters Journalism Scholarship: 2018 and 2019 recipient

JACC: First place news story 2010; First place feature story 2009

Jean Stephens Journalism Scholarship: 2009 recipient


Furnished upon request.

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