Sylvia A. Martinez

Sylvia A. Martinez

Communications Executive

Greater New York City Area
Online Media

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Sylvia A. Martinez's Overview

  • Freelancer Writer & Editor at SMartinez Media
  • 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

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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

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

Founding editor, responsible for launching all editorial content on, 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


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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