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Maria del Carmen Montes

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Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Bachelor of Arts: May 2009
Major (s): Broadcasting; Spanish Interpretation-Translation
Minor: Criminal Justice
EXPERIENCE
Bilingual Anchor/Reporter for NTV News (KHGI)
Created first Spanish News Webcast in Nebraska
Produce prerecorded Spanish Newscast
Translate/Interpret for News Stories and Live and prerecorded Interviews
Book guests for shows at NTV station ABC Affiliate
Operated an evening spot on KLPR campus radio station for 11/2 years
Created news reports on campus for KFTW-TV
Edited news reports and audio/film projects
Created several news video stories for local web based campus newspaper
Created PSAs, news headlines, and sport remotes
Translated scripts and recorded voice overs for Charter Media
Filmed and produced a storytelling session by a local Native American of Alliance, NE
Wrote press releases for Latina Youth Leadership Conference
Work Experience
NTV News- Pappas Telecasting/Sinclair Broadcasting Axtell, NE Spanish News
Anchor/Reporter/Fill-in Anchor for NTV News at Noon
December 2012-Present
Cover events that impact the Latino communities throughout Nebraska
Anchor/Produce Spanish News Webcast Sus Noticias Al Instante on a daily basis
Report/write stories in Spanish for Sus Noticias Al Instante and in English for Good Morning
Nebraska and NTVs News at Noon
Translate reporter/AP wire stories for NTVs Latino website page Noticias NTV
Maintain social media pages for Sus Noticias Al Instante with current local news
Knowledgeable use of Edius video editing software
Conduct interviews with political figures from the State to local community leaders
Handle equipment such as camera, tripod, mics, cords, camera LED lights
Fill in as anchor for NTVs Good Morning Nebraska and News at Noon on an on-call basis
Conduct live interviews during shows
Monthly cooking guest for NTVs The Good Life talk show
Occasional co-host for NTVs Good Life

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NTV News-Pappas Telecasting Axtell, NE Booking News Producer
March 19, 2012-2015 (Promoted to Full Time in Dec. 2012)
Booth Produce NTVs Good Life Show
Book guests/entertainment/cooks for NTVs News at Noon Show, Good Morning Nebraska,
NTVs GROW during Husker Harvest Days
Produce NTVs GROW during Husker Harvest Days and Black Friday Special show
Communicate with producers, anchors, reporters and production staff on daily basis
Coordinate remote interviews with guests for live shows
Post shows on website along with guest cook recipes and interview information
Write scripts for anchor interviews
Book guests during special broadcasting events such as the Nebraska State Fair, Husker
Harvest Days, Black Friday Special
Edit video for shows
Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island Grand Island, NE Immigrant Advocate
February 2011-March 16, 2012
Write and edit the Multicultural Coalitions monthly newsletter
Maintain website and social media outlets for the coalition
Create promotional material for the agency
Interpret and translate for individuals and businesses in the community that request the
service
Address the needs of the new and established immigrants in the Grand Island area
Plan, coordinate and organize events/programming for the coalition that address immigrant
and minority issues
Update database of people served by the coalition
NAF Multicultural Human Development Corporation Grand Island, NE
Office Supervisor/Case Manager June 2009-February 18, 2011
Supervised office staff
Attended National Conferences that help migrant and seasonal farm workers
Worked under different grants and did outreach in Eastern Central region of State
Helped clients with high growth job search
Participated in community events, committee meetings and community conferences
Charter Media, Kearney, NE Independent Contractor May 2007-June 2009
Translated and recorded voice overs for scripts
Medical Interpreters Bilingual Manual, the late Dr. Eduardo Gonzlez Spring05
Recorded voice audio for manual dialogues
LANGUAGES
Speak, read, and write English/Spanish fluently
COMPUTER SKILLS
PC and Mac formats, Microsoft XP, Final Cut Pro 5, Edius 8, NewsKing, Cool Edit software, Radio
Console, Excel, PowerPoint, various email formats, Photoshop, and Adobe Premier

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ACHIEVEMENTS
Served on the Governors Youth Advisory Council (2002-2006)
Served on several leadership positions on campus organizations (2003-2009)
Recognized for Leadership in Cultural Diversity Enrichment (2003-2009)
Wrote the constitution for and co-founded a multicultural dance group called Ladies Mix on the
UNK campus (2004)
Co-founded first Latina-based sorority on UNK campus ( 2005)
Awarded certificate of completion for Spanish Interpretation Program (2009)
NALA North Central Regional Director for Lambda Alumnae (2010-2013)
Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Grand Island (2010-2012)
Awarded the Associated Farm workers Opportunity Program (AFOP) Job Development
Certification (2010)
Winner of AFOP Training Institute-Job Development Certification 5 slide Presentation (2010)
NTV Employee of the Month October (2013)
VOLUNTEER WORK
Nebraska Cultural Unity Conference

Organized conference and helped get participants registered


Assisted in food and entertainment committees

Red Cross Bloodmobile

Recruited volunteers for event


Assisted in getting donors to recovery area

Youth Leadership Diversity Conference

Assist on the Board on recruiting students and planning of conference


Organizing workshops/speakers for conference
Design promotional material such as programs, brochures, posters, and name tags
Elected Co-Chair of Conference 2011-2013
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Participated in the Grand Island Lock-up, raised $90
Toys for Tots
Helped Spanish speaking families with selecting toys for their children
Helped give instructions to new volunteers
Mission of Mercy
Interpreted for 21 hours in two days for patients (adults and children) that needed dental care