Sacramento, CA

Steph Rodriguez

Professional Experience:

Freelance Journalist
Freelance Contributor || March 2003 – Present

  • Manage, produce and edit online content for publication
  • Implement social media marketing strategies across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr
  • Design and layout monthly newspapers and proficient in maintaining database systems

edible Sacramento
Contributor || January 2016 – Present

  • Research, pitch and write content that illustrates the vibrant food culture in the farm to fork capital. Conduct interviews, meet deadlines and strict word count expectations.

CBS Local-The Examiner
Contributor || January 2016 – Present

  • Write assigned, online content for the “Best Of Sacramento” section under tight deadlines and word counts. Ability to take on last-minute assignments the editor needs in order to fill holes whenever they may occur. Independently post content using Kapost online software.

Sacramento News & Review
Contributor, on-call proofreader, copy editor || May 2009 – Present

  • Research, pitch story ideas, conduct interviews, plan special editions, and write stories for the news, arts and culture, 15 minutes, music and entertainment sections
  • On-call proofreader duties: edit articles for grammar, punctuation and AP style, edit pages in InCopy, Quark and Adobe InDesign softwares
  • Completed internships in the events and editorial departments


Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, AP Style, WordPress, Kapost, Portal, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, basic HTML, proofreader/copy editor, QuarkXpress, Solve, Insightly (CRM), Zoho (CRM), Mailchimp (EMS), Trello, Microsoft Excel, Audacity and Reaper audio production softwares. Proficient in social media platforms: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, and Tumblr.

Awards & Scholarships:

2010 JACC NorCal Conference: First place News story

2010 JACC SoCal State Conference: First place News story

2009 Sacramento Press Journalism Open: Third place Feature story

Jean Stephens Journalism Scholarship 2009


Sacramento City College: 2008 – Present
Concentration: Journalism, online and digital media
Activities: Editor-in-Chief, the Express newspaper; Editor-in-Chief, Mainline magazine; Managing Editor, Mainline magazine

Furnished upon request.







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