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Zameena Mejia

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
Master of Arts, International Reporting/Business concentrations
State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
B.A. in Journalism: Public Relations, Spanish; Magna cum laude, Honors Program
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Expected December 2016

May 2015

August 2013December 2013

Co-founder, cd Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
September 2015Present
Write weekly blog posts on interactive and data journalism using Medium and share posts through social media.
Press Intern, New York City Housing Authority, New York, NY
June 2015October 2015
Wrote and pitched press releases and media advisories and attended press conferences/NYCHA events.
Worked with other NYCHA departments to coordinate events and gather information for media requests.
Wrote editorial content for the NYCHA Journal, Connect newsletter and outside publications.
Led a media metrics project to gather news hits into measurable data to form media strategies.
Media Relations and Marketing Intern, SUNY New Paltz Office of Communication and Marketing, NY August 2014May 2015
Wrote and edited press releases, media advisories, feature stories, news briefs, and copy for the events calendar.
Proofread and fact-checked alumni newsletters, annual reports, internal/external press materials.
New Paltz Blogger, SUNY New Paltz Office of Admissions, New Paltz, NY
Wrote weekly posts on academic and extracurricular highlights.

August 2014May 2015

Ex officio, Media and Journalism Society of SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
September 2012May 2015
Served as co-president in Spring 2014, administered weekly meetings and workshops. Also, served as public
relations manager from September 2012 to May 2013.
Student speaker at 2014 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention in Las Vegas, NV.
Arts & Entertainment Editor, The New Paltz Oracle, New Paltz, NY
September 2012October 2014
Curated Arts & Entertainment section. Designed and laid out print and online sections. Oversaw copy editors.
Reported on campus, town, and Hudson Valley events.
Previously copy-editor for two years: copy-edited and fact-checked all articles.
Press Intern, New York City Public Advocate, New York, NY
May 2014August 2014
Wrote press releases, media advisories, statements, quotes and media prep. Compiled news clips for a daily
newsletter, kept track of press clips and appearances, and corresponded with community press.
Study Abroad Blogger, SUNY New Paltz Center for International Programs, Madrid, Spain August 2013January 2014
Blogged weekly about academic and personal experiences during semester at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Communications Intern, Advocates for Children of New York, New York, NY

July 2013August 2013
Planned, filmed and edited videos which were used as educational resources on the website.
Interviewed and wrote profiles of project directors.
Internship-Coordinator Intern, SUNY New Paltz Communication & Media Department, New Paltz, NY January 2013May 2013

Managed the Facebook page to share internship opportunities

Designed, copy-edited & printed brochures explaining the Colleges internship application process
Summer and Winter Intern, Grand Central Marketing, New York, NY
January 2013, May 2012August 2012
Assisted Account Managers, Account Directors, and senior management in compiling research for clients, e.g.
finding appropriate event venues, vendors, promotional giveaways, etc.
Participated in development and implementation of promotional programs for existing clients
Developed, copy edited, and fact-checked Request For Proposals for potential clients


Languages: Native Spanish speaker
Software/Platforms: Adobe Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop/Audition. Avid Pro Tools, Vimeo, YouTube, Tumblr,
WordPress, Prezi, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, CartoDB, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, Trello.
Hardware: Nikon D5100 and Canon 60D DSLR cameras, Marantz audio recorder.
Web development: Beginner level HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
Research: Factiva, JSTOR, ReferenceUSA, LexisNexis, Google Scholar, Gale Newsstand, NYC Open Data.
Member: New York Women in Communications Foundation, National Association of Hispanic Journalists,
Broadcast Education Association, and National Communication Association: Lambda Pi Eta.
View my extended resume on Linkedin!