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Paul Isaiah Maga

32-25 91st St. Jackson Heights, New York 11369 T: 718-683-0529 E:



EDUCATION Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism New York, N.Y. M.S. in Journalism—focus on Digital Media/Video and Broadcast - Expected May 2014 Coursework includes: Multimedia Storytelling, Producing a Magazine, workshops that focus on producing digitally savvy reporting. Currently producing and reporting a video master’s project on ―Conversion Therapy,‖ a pseudo-science that attempts to change the sexual orientation of a person. Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. B.A. in English and Spanish Double Major, May 2013 A member of Sigma Tau Delta (English) and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish) honor societies. Alpha Lambda Delta – Student Mentor; worked with freshmen with poor academic standing and assisted Dean of freshmen with peer leadership and event planning. EXPERIENCE Associate Producer - Aliento Vision Network; New York, New York [Jan. 2014 – Present] Produce, shoot, narrate and edit a series of three minute features about faith and conversions for a Hispanic channel, which focuses on religion and airs in the U.S. and Latin America Founder/Reporter - BrunchBiddies; New York, New York [Jan. 2014 – Present] Founded a newsletter that aggregates diverse brunch spots in NYC. Currently reporting, advertising and marketing for the organization. Founder/Editor - Manish Advisory; New York, New York [Jan. 2014 – Present] Conceived, designed, and launched a men’s online urban fashion magazine. Currently reporting, blogging and focusing on social media promotion. Founder/Executive Producer– Salt Studio Productions; New York, New York [Oct. 2013 – Present] Founded a freelance video production company. Currently producing and editing video for various organizations, focusing on social issues. P.R. & Marketing Intern - Shodogg/Touchstream Technologies Inc.; New York, New York [Summer 2013] Mobile communications start-up that helps streamline sales presentations by connecting mobile devices to any second web enable screen. I conducted research on cloud computing, social media engagement trends, B2B blogs vs. B2C blogging and technology competitors in the same market. Handled the social media accounts, responsible for doing extensive product app testing, and helped frame wire the new version of the existing app. Public Relations Director - Morehouse Maroon Tiger Newspaper; Atlanta, Georgia [Sept. 2012 – May 2013] Increased the circulation of a weekly campus newspaper and handled publicity for special issue releases. Pitched ideas and planned panel discussions about issues raised and covered by the publication, including the death of Trayvon Martin, the election of Barack Obama, and the killing of Troy Davis. Public Relations Intern - Trea Day Management and Publicity; Atlanta, Georgia [April 2012 –Aug. 2012] P.R. company that catered to celebrities and red carpet events. Organized events, handled logistical and design elements, contacted media and press, handled red carpet events including movie screenings, and worked directly with celebrity clients. Wrote press releases for email blasts and designed press kits, presentation packages and flyers for many of the events. SKILLS &LEADERSHIP Languages: Fully bilingual—English and Spanish Multimedia: Proficient in Design and Layout [Adobe Photoshop, Light Room, Premier and InDesign], Web Design [Word Press and basic HTML, CSS], Video and Sound Recording [Adobe Premier, Audition] and Social Networking [Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flicker, Pinterest, etc.] Activities: Columbia – NABJ [National Association of Black Journalists], NAHJ [National Association of Hispanic Journalists]; Morehouse – Faces of Manhood, B.L.U.E² Jeans – (Boys Like Us Exceed Expectations) - Lead mentor and board member for a youth mentoring program in the Metro-Atlanta area. REFERENCES Duy Linh Tu, Director, Digital Media Program at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 212-851-0791, Margaret Sullivan, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 212-556-7646, Pastor Victor M. Tiburcio, Executive Producer of Aliento Vision Network, 347-707-0399,