Cindy Y. Rodriguez
 

American-born Peruvian raised in New Jersey who loves Seinfeld, Gang Starr, & talking to strangers and hates writing about herself in the third person. 

 
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Cindy Yulissa Rodriguez

Cindy Rodriguez is an innovative journalist with 10+ years of experience with a proven track record for producing scalable quality & creative content while managing cross-functional projects. Most recently, she was the head of content for eVote.com, an online voting platform, where she was responsible for creating engaging videos, supervising remote freelancers, and nailing down the start-up's content and social media strategy. 

She has produced content for NBC, CNN, Latina magazine, and Vivala.com, which she helped launch in 2015. One of her greatest successes was assisting in the launch HuffPost’s LatinoVoices in 2011. Two years later, she became the Editor for Latino audiences at CNN, where she was responsible for producing culturally relevant content in English across the network. Since then she has become well-versed in producing engaging, impactful and diverse content for English-dominant Latinos. So much so, that she co-founded a feminist podcast called Morado Lens where she and her childhood friend discuss embracing intuition as a form of empowerment, sex and culture all from a Latina’s perspective serving an organic monthly audience of 24K listeners. 

She has freelanced for Voto Latino, New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan for Latinas, and HipLatina covering all things race, culture, travel, food, identity, and politics. Her journalism career also includes television production at NBC, public relations for the NFL, event coordination for MediaBistro.com, and online production for American Express publishing.

Resume

 

Experience

Digital Producer
PBS
2018 to present

Senior Editor
Vivala.com
2015-2016

Associate Editor
The Huffington Post
2011-2012

Online Producer
American Express Publishing
2008-2009

Head of Content
eVote.com
2016-2017

Editor for Latino Audiences
CNN
2012-2014

Fact-checker
Philadelphia Magazine
2010-2011

NBC
Intern/Production Assistant
2005-2008

Education

B.A. Journalism & Spanish
Rutgers University
2001-2006

Study Abroad: Spain
Salamanca University
2004

Study Abroad: Australia
Macquarie University
2005

Volunteer Experience

Gloria Steinem Media Mentoring Program
2017 to present