Hello, my name is Gina Avile. I'm a 24 year old recent graduate from the University of Central Florida, graduating with a BA in Journalism and a minor in cinema studies.
I've had editorial and social media internships at Bonnier Corporation (Scuba Diving & Sport Diver magazines), Watermark Media and the Winter Park/ Maitland Observer. I have also been a contributing writer at the Central Florida Future since Fall 2014, and have done story packages for Knightly News, a college news outlet featuring videos.
I have experience editing and producing video through iMovie, as well as photography experience. I own a DSLR camera and love taking my own photos. I have also worked with InDesign, Photoshop, iStock, Shutterstock, Adobe Analytics and Omniture. I have social media experience, using Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other various mediums on a daily basis. I also have experience in editing using AP Style.
I was a small business owner from 2014- January 2016, owning Derogatory Doughnuts, which gave me experience in recipe writing, baking, marketing and blogging to create web traffic for business. I also know to utilize SEO practices.
I inspire to work in the journalism field covering a wide range of topics, everything from hard news to features. Cooking is one of my main hobbies and passions, so I would especially love writing for a publication related to food journalism.