Skills + Interests + Experience

My name is Claritza Jiménez. I am a digital producer focused on telling stories through video. As a news producer, I excel at keeping my composure while juggling competing priorities to deliver quality work under tough deadlines. I have exceptional planning and organizational skills. I know how to maximize my time and resources to execute the best results possible. I am skilled in finding and vetting social content for news gathering purposes and develop many of my story ideas from my advanced use of social media.

I work as a digital video editor at The Washington Post focusing on top and trending news stories. Previously, I worked as a news producer at Associated Press Television News (APTN) in Washington, D.C. I produced international news as part of the Latin America broadcast team. My favorite stories to produce deal with politics, international issues and culture.

Native Spanish speaker, conversational French
Proficient in video editing with Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro
Live news production, field producing and control room experience
Videography (experience with Sony PD 150 video camera & KODAK Zi8 Pocket video camera)
Working knowledge of HTML and CSS
Social news gathering and real-time content curation
Online news production with experience using WordPress & Drupal as content management systems
Broadcast style and online news writing
Project management
iNEWS and ENPS software
Knowledge of FTP, LiveU and Bambuser for transmission of video and live streaming

In 2009, I was awarded an Investigative Journalism Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication where I obtained a Master of Arts in journalism. I graduated Cum Laude from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in political communication.