Steph Rodriguez 

Professional Experience:
Sacramento News & Review
Managing editor, Dining editor, Cannabis editor, proofreader, copy editor ||
Freelance contributor April 2009-May 2018; Managing editor, May 2018-July 2020
• Create and write original content and special issues that speak to the character and cultural landscape of Sacramento; Conduct interviews for every section of the newspaper, while also writing for the sections I oversee
• Edit articles for grammar, punctuation and AP style; edit pages in Adobe InDesign and finalize each issue for print
• Record annual budget using Microsoft Excel; File editorial and contributor payroll biweekly
• Completed internships in the events and editorial departments in 2009
• Contributions include: first place for the Dessert Issue at CNPA, best pickup rate in 2019 for the Comfort Food Issue, news stories on the current coronavirus pandemic and highlighting the voices of my community

Freelance Journalist
Freelance Contributor || March 2003 – Present
• Manage, produce and edit online content for publication using WordPress
• Implement social media marketing strategies across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Edible Sacramento
Contributor || January 2015 – January 2018
• Research, pitch and write content that illustrates the vibrant food culture in the farm to fork capital; Conduct interviews, meet deadlines and strict word count targets. Stories include five cover stories on the region’s bustling food industry. This publication is now defunct.

Sacramento Magazine
Contributor || April 2016 – Present
• Contributions include stories in the health, arts, lifestyle and garden sections of this award-winning publication

• AP Style proficient
• Deadline proficient
• WordPress, HTML
• Working independently and in a team setting
• Page layout: Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress
• Audio Production: Audacity, Reaper
• Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
• Marketing: Solve, Insightly (CRM), Zoho (CRM), Mailchimp (EMS), Trello
• Microsoft Excel and keeping track of annual budgets

Awards & Scholarships:
California Newspaper Publishers Association: First place special categories for the Dessert Issue
Sacramento Press Club Dan Walters Journalism Scholarship 2018
Sacramento Press Club Dan Walters Journalism Scholarship 2019
Jean Stephens Journalism Scholarship 2009

Sacramento City College Graduate 2018
Degree: Associate in Arts, Journalism
Activities: Editor-in-Chief, the Express newspaper; Editor-in-Chief, Mainline magazine; Managing Editor, Mainline magazine


Furnished upon request.






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