Peter Martinez, Jr.

Peter Martinez, Jr.

Managing Editor, AOL.com at AOL

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Broadcast Media

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Peter Martinez, Jr.'s Overview

Current
  • Managing Editor, AOL.com at AOL
  • Owner, Photographer, Editor, Webmaster at rePeteProductions
Past
Education
Connections

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Peter Martinez, Jr.'s Summary

I'm a digital media specialist with a passion for visual storytelling and social media producing. I have advanced skills in High Definition news gathering, editing (Avid and Final Cut Pro) and online distribution.

My interest and drive in digital media and journalism has landed me full-time jobs in New York -- first at the ABC News network where I managed and produced content for the digital & broadcast platforms for World News Now, America This Morning and TechBytes.

Most recently I moved into a new position at AOL's headquarters as a managing editor of digital content for AOL.com and its loyal users.

I've held major market internships back home in Southern California at the #1 rated TV stations KABC and KCET (formerly of PBS). I've also created a company called "rePeteProductions" which has produced high-end video segments.

Passionate, innovative, competitive and tireless are some of the words that describe my work ethic.

Peter Martinez, Jr.'s Education

California State University-Fullerton

B.A., Broadcast Journalism

20042008

Graduated cum laude. Student leader throughout all 4 years at Cal State Fullerton and held a journalism fellowship each summer. Inspired other students to become involved in their education and seek leadership positions.

I helped bring national recognition to the College of Communications by winning the 2008 FOX News Channel "College Challenge." My group earned a $10,000 grant for the Department of Communications plus a national TV appearance on "FOX & Friends."

Activities and Societies: Communications InterClub Council (two-term president); Associated Students Incorporated (student government); Titan Communications TV Producer & Reporter; field producer & reporter for the Cal State Fullerton & KCET partnership.

Peter Martinez, Jr.'s Experience

Managing Editor, AOL.com

AOL

July 2014Present (2 months) Greater New York City Area

I'm a digital content manager and homepage editor for AOL.com -- covering breaking news, business, politics, entertainment, lifestyle, tech and more.

Leverage the AOL owned & operated brands (Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget, etc) to create a pixel-perfect user experience.

Owner, Photographer, Editor, Webmaster

rePeteProductions

September 2007Present (7 years)

My entrepreneurial endeavor into digital media production specializing in HD news coverage and special event videos (including corporate videos and weddings). Owned and operated by Peter Martinez -- online at http://www.rePetePro.com and http://youtube.rePetePro.com.

Digital & Social Media Producer (staff)

ABC News - World News Now & America This Morning

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; DIS; Broadcast Media industry

June 2010June 2014 (4 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area

DIGITAL:
•Created social media platforms for World News Now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.
•Manages & moderates the World News Now facebook page (260,000+ fans).
•Edits HD video & uploads to the official ABC News YouTube channel.
•Writes SEO-friendly headlines & video captions that include trending keywords & search phrases.
•Prepares original content (HD video segments) to be published on ABCNews.com on a daily basis.
•Familiar with Disney's proprietary content management system.
•Uses the @abcWNN twitter account for cross-promotion between the WNN facebook page & network TV broadcast.
•Interacts with fans, answers viewer questions & monitors the WNN email inbox.
•Collects & clears user generated content to produce segments for on-air broadcasts.

BROADCAST:
•Field producer & talented HD cameraman for original content.
•Avid non-linear editor for network broadcast segments.
•Coordinates with broadcast producers for the A-block.
•Produces A-block news segments for World News Now & NewsOne affiliate service.
•Uses an efficient digital work-flow with ABC News software such as Pathfire & MARS (digital archive).
•On-air reporter for special announcements on social media milestones for World News Now.

Desk Assistant

ABC News

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; DIS; Broadcast Media industry

September 2008June 2010 (1 year 10 months) Greater New York City Area

•Two live on-air TV appearances: the SKINNY & reporter for WNN's facebook fan page success.
•Created the "World News Now" facebook fan page.
•Produced the SKINNY -- a celebrity news & entertainment segment.
•Selected AP images & video elements for the SKINNY.
•Non-linear editor in an Avid / Interplay work-flow.
•Co-produced off-beat news segment (Morning Papers).
•Proficient in iNews newsroom software.
•Kept news production running efficiently.
•Compiled & posted national political stories for The Note's Must-Reads.
•Live shot producer for weekend news; coordinated with the assignment desk, control room & satellite truck operator.
•Worked well under pressure and tight broadcast deadlines.
•Part of the NABET-CWA union.

Chair

Communications InterClub Council (Associated Students Inc.)

August 2007June 2009 (1 year 11 months) California State University, Fullerton

I was a two-term chair for the Communications InterClub Council for the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton. We managed funds that allocated financial support for students to host and attend communications-related events.

Digital Media Fellow

ABC News

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; DIS; Broadcast Media industry

June 2008August 2008 (3 months) New York

•Three-month rotation between ABCNews.com, ABC News NOW & the "World News" webcast.
•In-depth training on Avid software (iNews, Newscutter) & Content Editor workflow.
•Published a business article for ABCNews.com “Pain at the Pump” section & edited AP wire stories.
•Wrote on-air scripts & questions for ABC News NOW.

Peter Martinez, Jr.'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Social Media Integration
  3. Social Media Marketing
  4. Facebook Fan Page Creation
  5. News Producing
  6. Web Broadcasting
  7. Broadcast Journalism
  8. Broadcast Television
  9. Journalism
  10. Visual Journalism
  11. Technology Journalism
  12. Digital Journalism
  13. Entertainment Journalism
  14. Digital Media
  15. Final Cut Pro
  16. Avid
  17. Television
  18. Video
  19. Producing
  20. Non-linear Editing
  21. Blogging
  22. Broadcast

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Peter Martinez, Jr.'s Additional Information

Interests:

social media, digital media, broadcast journalism, non-linear editing, digital editing, copy editing, writing, producing, anchoring, reporting, reading, music.

Groups and Associations:

Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Honors and Awards:

Digital Media Fellowship, ABC News
"College Challenge" Winner, FOX News Channel
Scholarship Winner, Radio & Television News Association
Mark of Excellence Award Winner, Society of Professional Journalists
Semi-finalist, "Good Day LA" On-air Contest

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