Sylvia A. Martinez

Sylvia A. Martinez

Communications Executive

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Online Media

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Sylvia A. Martinez's Overview

Current
  • Freelancer Writer & Editor at SMartinez Media
Past
  • Head Writer/Associate Producer at AIM Television Group-Maximas Productions
  • Editor in Chief at Latina Magazine
  • Education Editor, Night Assistant City Editor, City Hall Reporter at Dallas Morning News
Education
Connections

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Sylvia A. Martinez's Experience

Freelancer Writer & Editor

SMartinez Media

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

Communications executive and award-winning journalist with non-profit and varied media experience (online, TV, newspaper and magazine). Public relations, web site traffic growth, and strategic communications.

Vice President & Digital Content Director

Mamiverse.com

June 2011June 2012 (1 year 1 month) New York, NY

Founding editor, responsible for launching all editorial content on Mamiverse.com, recruiting and building team of freelance writers; assisted in building brand awareness across social media.

Conference Specialist

Stern + Associates

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

May 2010July 2010 (3 months)

Identified, managed and secured conference speaking opportunites for high-level CEOs and other speakers for public relations agency. Temporary post while employee out on family leave.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2006November 2009 (3 years 3 months)

* Responsible for all internal & external communications, including marketing, branding and public relations.
* Serve as spokesperson for organization.
* Press releases and press events.

Head Writer/Associate Producer

AIM Television Group-Maximas Productions

January 2004July 2006 (2 years 7 months)

* Head writer for three award-winning, nationally syndicated television shows, American Latino TV, LatiNation and Urban Latino TV.
* Produced features for half-hour entertainment magazine-style, Latino-themed, English-language shows.

Editor in Chief

Latina Magazine

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

June 1999December 2003 (4 years 7 months)

* Creating vision for monthly Latina women's magazine.
* Managing editorial staff of about 25 full-time staff.

Education Editor, Night Assistant City Editor, City Hall Reporter

Dallas Morning News

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; AHC; Newspapers industry

19921999 (7 years)

Sylvia A. Martinez's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Relations
  2. Press Releases
  3. Social Media
  4. Editing
  5. Strategic Communications
  6. Marketing Communications

Sylvia A. Martinez's Education

Sylvia A. Martinez's Additional Information

Interests:

Writing, photography, travel, green living, corporate social responsibility, environmentalism, philantrophy, organic cooking, impressionist and abstract art, home decor,

Groups and Associations:

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Board Member Dallas iMedia Network, Board Member Dallas/Fort Worth Hispanic 100, Member National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Vice President/Print (1998-1999); Financial Officer (1997-1998); Secretary (1994-1997); Member (1988-present); Repertorio Español, Junior Board Member (2004-2006) Latino Commission on AIDS Cielo Latino Fundraising Gala, Benefit Committee Chair (2003-2006) Working Mother Media Women of Color Conference, Advisory Committee Member (2003-present) Las Comadres Para Las Americas, New York City Chapter Coordinator (2005-2006); Member (2003-present)

Honors and Awards:

Commencement Speaker, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (2003)
50 Most Influential Hispanic Media Professionals (2003)
Hispanic Media 100 Awards (2002)
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Best Print Series for 9-11 story (2002)
Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Media Award (2000)
Borough of Manhattan Community College Corporate Partnership Award (2000)

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