Alessandra Freitas

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HuffPost, July – Dec. 2017, Production & Research intern

·       Conducted research, found sources, reached out to influencers and developed social media strategies for "Listen to America", a 25-city bus tour focused on reporting overlooked stories across the United States
·       Wrote human interest stories for the website, including one about a Holocaust survivor that got over 63,000 shares
·       Led a project to expand HuffPost's presence on voice platforms by nailing down video and audio strategies for devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home
·       Conducted user-testing and A/B testing for the NewsLab team

Wall Street Journal, Jan. – May 2017, User Experience Researcher 

·       Created video explainers on complex financial issues using After Effects
·       Developed strategies to implement mid-rolls in the video explainers as part of a partnership project with Facebook
·       Conducted user-testing and A/B testing for the video team

ProPublica, Jan. – Sept. 2017, Investigative Unit Research Assistant 

·       Interviewed sources and co-wrote a multimedia investigative story about maternal death
·       Tracked down sources, gathered and analyzed data for an investigative story on military waste

Veja São Paulo, Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2016, Contributor (Jan. – Aug. 2016) & Metro Section Intern (Sept. 2014 – Dec. 2015)

·       Worked under tight deadlines to produce culture, human rights and the city of Sao Paulo
·       Reported weekly news stories for the print version of the magazine, including cover stories such as an investigation on the possible deactivation of a major overpass in São Paulo due to drug trafficking
·       Co-wrote blog Últimas de São Paulo (Sao Paulo’s latest news) on the city’s breaking news

 Vem Comigo, Gazeta TV, March – April 2014, Contributing Reporter 

·       Led and produced an hour-long special report on the decontamination of a major water source in Sao Paulo

Edição Extra, Gazeta TV, Jan. – Sept. 2014, Production Intern 

·       Produced dozens of stories for a 30-minute monthly TV newscast on everything from the dictatorship heritage in São Paulo to the illegal homeless occupation in an abandoned public building in Sao Paulo
·       Reported, shot, edited and presented news and feature packages
·       Edited graphics and features on After Effects

OFuxico, May – Sept. 2013, Intern 

·       Covered entertainment news and culture and managed social media accounts


New York University, New York, NY, Dec. 2017

Master’s candidate in the Studio 20 digital multimedia journalism program

 Faculdade Cásper Líbero, Brazil, Jan. 2012 – Dec. 2015

Journalism and Social Communication major


College Photographer of the Year (2017): Award of Excellence in the Online Multimedia Storytelling category for Finding Sanctuary


Language: Portuguese (fluent), Italian (advanced), French and Spanish (conversational) Computer: Excel, Powerpoint Web: HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Squarespace, JavaScript, GitHub Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat Multimedia: Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Adobe XD, Kolor Autopano, InDesign, Photoshop, DSLR cameras, 360 GoPro Omni Rig, Samsung 360 Gear