jennifer saavedra

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City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism,

New York
M.A. Journalism / Track: Broadcast / Subject Concentration: Health and Medicine, December 2008

Marymount Manhattan College, New York
B.A. English and Psychology / Minor: Writing, May 2006

  • Won leadership awards and made Dean's List
  • Studied abroad for a semester at the University of Salamanca in Spain, December 2003



  • Language: Fluent in Spanish; certified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL)
  • Operating System: Mac OS X, Windows Vista/XP
  • Coding: XHTML, CSS
  • Software: Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Soundslides, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Lexis Nexis and Factiva. Familiar with Avid Media Composer, iNEWS and ENPS
  • Equipment: Sony PD 170 DVCAM, Panasonic AG-DVX100A, Digital SLR Camera, Marantz PMD660, Edirol R-09HR



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Jennifer Saavedra
New York, USA ~ South Delhi, India
(917) 575-4422 (NY Mobile) ~ 09560725262 (Delhi Mobile)



Down to Earth (Centre for Science and Environment), New Delhi, India

February 2010 - Present

Web Editor

  • Create magazine’s bi-weekly web column including scouting, generating and executing story ideas
  • Report, produce and edit multimedia stories for science and environment magazine website
  • Direct, assist and train reporters in producing multimedia stories for web
  • Manage magazine's online multimedia content and twitter account

    CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York

    March - December 2008

    Research Assistant

    • Assisted Trudy Lieberman, director of the health and medicine reporting program, with consumer- journalism project focusing on barriers diabetics face in Hunts Point, a low-income neighborhood in the South Bronx
    • Produced a seven-part mini-documentary on a neighborhood clinic’s health initiative to lower diabetes and obesity rates in Hunts Point

      NIGHTLINE (ABC News), New York

      May – August 2008

      Eddie Pinder Fellow

      • Participated in week-long Avid training workshop exclusive to Eddie Pinder Fellows
      • Compiled research packets, found and contacted sources for stories, chose clips for air, logged tape, attended editorial meetings and pitched story ideas

        DOTCOM ARABIA, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

        April – August 2007


        • Edited, proofread, fact-checked, researched, and wrote destination pieces for travel Web site,
        • Read and evaluated materials for publication; uploaded content and sourced photographs
        • Worked with programmer and designer to ensure Web site was up to company standards

          TIMESLEDGER NEWSPAPERS, Queens, New York

          January – April 2007

          Journalism Internship
          • Covered local arts and culture events in Queens for weekly newspaper
          • Published 2-4 stories per week and condensed lengthy press releases into community news briefs

            JEMMA PUBLICATIONS, Dublin, Ireland

            June – September 2005

            Journalism Internship

            • Researched, reported, and wrote feature-length articles, including two cover stories
            • Covered news concerning Ireland's tourism, hospitality, bar, and printing industry for four monthly trade magazines including Get a Life in Tourism, Hotel and Catering Review, Licensing World and Irish Printer