Bianca Consunji

Bianca Consunji

Associate Video Producer at Mashable

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Online Media

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Bianca Consunji's Overview

Current
Past
  • Video Intern at Mashable
  • Community Intern at Mashable
  • Writing/video production at Freelance journalist
Education
Connections

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Bianca Consunji's Summary

Experienced journalist specializing in web video, social media and long-form reporting.

I am a video producer at Mashable, described as "the largest independent website dedicated to news, information and resources for the connected generation."

As a freelance multimedia journalist, my work has been published in The New York Times, City Limits and the Gothamist, among others. I was previously based in Manila as a senior magazine editor for three years, and worked in the culture/lifestyle media industry for more than eight years.

Bianca Consunji's Experience

Associate Video Producer

Mashable

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

2013Present (1 year) Greater New York City Area

I produce videos for Mashable, and co-manage the company's YouTube channel and Web Video Facebook page. Several of my videos have gone viral, reaching millions of views. My daily duties include proficiency with brand strategy, video and photography equipment, editing software and audience engagement metrics. I've also met several Internet-famous animals.

Video Intern

Mashable

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

September 2012June 2013 (10 months) Greater New York City Area

Community Intern

Mashable

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

June 2012September 2012 (4 months) Greater New York City Area

As a member of the community team, I wrote stories and managed multiple social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube for one of the world’s largest tech and social media news websites. Daily duties require familiarity with audience engagement metrics, Hootsuite and Wordpress.

Writing/video production

Freelance journalist

20032012 (9 years)

I have published full-length features, photos and/or videos that appeared in The New York Times, City Limits, NYmag.com, the New York Post, the Gothamist and various NYC-based blogs. Was also a contributing writer for Philippine editions of Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen and Good Housekeeping, among other international titles.

Associate editor, Metro Magazine

ABS-CBN

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

April 2008June 2011 (3 years 3 months) Manila, Philippines

As a senior staff member for Metro, a Manila-based women’s lifestyle magazine, I developed, wrote, and copyedited articles. Many of my pieces were long-form profiles and cover stories on influential politicians and newsmakers from the Philippines. I also managed the magazine’s social media accounts and helped them gain a substantial following on Facebook and Twitter.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

November 2003June 2011 (7 years 8 months)

I wrote 2-4 articles a week and helped oversee the production of 2bU and Super, the youth and culture sections. Much of my reporting was done on technology, social media, campus issues, culture, travel, and pop culture. Frequently traveled around Asia on assignment.

Bianca Consunji's Projects

  • No Country for Cryptocurrency

    Team Members: Bianca Consunji, Evan Engel

    Months ago, MazaCoin was lauded as the "first Native American cryptocurrency" by an enthusiastic press. Half a year after its triumphant launch, its value plummeted, making it nearly worthless. What happened along the way, and what's in store for it now?

  • The 17th Surgery

    • March 2014 to Present

    Rebekah Gregory was severely injured from the Boston Marathon bombing attacks on April 15, 2013. She's since had 16 reconstructive surgeries on her left leg. Now, one year later, she thinks she's ready to amputate it.

  • The Real Story of the Homeless Coder

    • December 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Bianca Consunji, Fran Berkman

    Leo Grand made the news when 23-year-old programmer Patrick McConlogue volunteered to give him coding lessons. This is his story, in his own words.

    Produced by Bianca Consunji and Fran Berkman

Bianca Consunji's Courses

  • M.S, Journalism · Digital media concentration

    Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism

    • Social Media Skills
    • Multimedia Storytelling
    • Aggregation
    • Art of the Profile
    • Reporting and Writing
    • Business Journalism

Bianca Consunji's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Filipino

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Bianca Consunji's Skills & Expertise

  1. Writing
  2. Photography
  3. Social Media
  4. Video Editing
  5. Final Cut Pro
  6. InDesign
  7. Wordpress
  8. HTML
  9. Data Visualization
  10. Online Journalism
  11. Storytelling
  12. WordPress
  13. Copy Editing
  14. Public Relations
  15. Journalism
  16. Magazines
  17. Multimedia
  18. Facebook
  19. Creative Writing
  20. Video
  21. Video Production
  22. Publishing
  23. Television

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Bianca Consunji's Education

Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism

M.S, Journalism · Digital media concentration

20112012

Recipient of the Richard J. Blood Award for investigative reporting/hard news, and Best in Multimedia Storytelling. Scripps-Howard Fellow for International Reporting.

My best area is multimedia storytelling. I took coursework in news aggregation, social media, beat reporting, and investigative reporting. Was a fall semester staff writer for BronxInk.org, and my work included stories on toxic contamination in an elementary school, underground economy practices, cultural pieces, and immigration. Produced a video that went viral and appeared in news organizations including New York Magazine, AOL, the Gothamist, New York Post, and Buzzfeed, among others (http://vimeo.com/30865514)

Activities and Societies: Centennial Committee Chairperson - Society of Professional Journalists Columbia Chapter

International Institute for Journalism

Multimedia and online journalism

20092009

Received fellowships from the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ, formerly InWEnt). Attended training courses in Advanced Multimedia and Online Journalism (January to April 2009 and October 2010) and Media Freedom and Responsibility (September 2007) in Hamburg and Berlin.

University of the Philippines Diliman

B.A, Journalism

20032007

Cum laude graduate. Minored in creative writing and specialized in literary journalism/creative nonfiction. Selected as one of the 10 Outstanding Coeds of 2007. Winner of multiple national and university-wide writing awards, including the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Student Essay Competition. Finalist for the GMA-7 Network President’s Medal for Outstanding Journalism Student.

Bianca Consunji's Additional Information

Interests:

Travel, food, culture, social media, books, international news

Groups and Associations:

Columbia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, European Youth Press, International Federation of University Women

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