A portfolio featuring a collection of published news pieces, a cover letter, and a resume.

 ILIAN CERVANTES

"Fostering relationships is paramount not only in news, but in any business."

COVER LETTER

Editorial Experience

My background in news writing and editing has not only allowed me to develop and express my passion for writing, it has taught me about networking, project management, and levelheadedness. 

 

Fostering relationships is paramount not only in news, but in any business. Knowing who to talk to has managed to aid me in meeting countless deadlines. The ability to stay levelheaded when juggling varying facets of a project is a strong-suit. Editing various news stories, researching new story ideas, checking and providing feedback on live Twitter sport updates, while approving the weekly print newspaper layout is one example of an editor’s afternoon. It is paying attention to the details and assuring the project is on task for deadline that appeals to my personality. 

Campaign Director

Aside from my editorial experience for various online and print publications, I also ran a successful 4-month campaign. As campaign director for the Green and Gold Campaign it was my job to manage a team of 60. Our goal was to infuse a lasting brand identity amongst the student body at California State University, Sacramento.

 

It began with research. Conducting focus groups and runnings surveys allowed us to strategize for the campaign. Working with the university’s administration, writing and approving various business proposals, securing television airtime in both English and Spanish markets as well as establishing a social media presence were tasks I oversaw as campaign director. We presented our findings to the university’s president and achieved institutionalization of our campaign directive. Wednesdays became Green and Gold days, an opportunity for staff and students to display their school identity. 

 

What sets me apart 

An audience’s perspective is a valuable asset that sets me apart. I have been an AppleCare Advisor for four years and learned from the very technical articles that I will be tasked in editing and improving. For the complete section please refer to the application. 

I look forward to an interview opportunity,

Ilian Cervantes-Branum

ENGLISH  RESUME

SPANISH RESUME

NEWS ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE STATE HORNET

My time at this news publication was spent as a Sports Editor and a News Writer.

SACRAMENTO STATE LOOKS TO INCREASE NUMBER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY GRADUATES

February 11, 2014

STUDENT ENGINEERS STRIVE TO LIMIT HARMFUL STORM WATER RUNOFF

March 18, 2014

COUNCIL FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CALLS FOR FACULTY DIVERSITY

April 8, 2014

Every news piece contained research, at least three sources, and was published both online and in the bi-monlty print edition.

VICE PROVOST WOULD ASSIST IN ADVANCING MISSION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

March 18, 2014

Former engineering dean says he resigned from position

April 15, 2014

NEW SENATE BILL WOULD ALLOW DREAM ACT STUDENTS TO QUALIFY FOR LOANS

April 23, 2014

Learning how to navigate communication preferences when contacting sources allowed me to adapt my communication style. This came in handy as an editor because I was able to advise reporters how to contact specific sources.

SACRAMENTO STATE HEALTH CARE GRADUATES EARN AMONG HIGHEST SALARIES IN NATION

May 1, 2014

STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST NEW RAINY DAY AMENDMENT PROPOSAL, DEMAND MONEY IS NEEDED NOW

May 1, 2014

DIRECTOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION HELPED SHAPE SACRAMENTO STATE POLICY

April 29, 2014

As I was researching, interviewing, and writing these news stories, I was also excelling in college courses, and providing excellent customer service as an AppleCare Advisor. Learning how to care for a baby boy as a new mother was also an experience intertwined with my other responsibilities that taught me about time management.