Armando García offers media relations services to Hispanic news media organizations, public relations departments, advertising agencies, social networking in the United States, Mexico and Latin America.
Currently he is the acting managing editor and a columnist for Conexión Hispana, a weekly bilingual newspaper in Laredo-Del Rio-Eagle Pass-San Angelo,Texas region.
He is also the Media Relations Director for Finding Productions in Los Angeles, California.
In San Antonio, Texas, he worked at the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation as the Communications Director, responsible to handle all media and public relations for the foundation.
In 2009 he assisted the editorial department of Latin Opinion a Baltimore, Maryland Spanish language newspaper. Responsible for writing, local and State stories, proofreading advertisement and copy editing.
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In 2008 he worked as an advisor for ‘El Patriota’ a weekly publication in Honduras Central America in news gathering, investigating reporting and news photography and American journalism standards.
In 2007 he was named the Editor-Reporter for Qué Pasa Media in Charlotte, North Carolina. His job duties included news reporting for weekly newspapers and broadcasted daily news over the radio waves. He also worked the role of Media Relations director for IMF Global Enterprises in San Antonio, Texas. He was responsible to manage the planning and execution of public relations/media relations activities designed to help generate awareness of company’s services and products among consumers.
From 2004 and early 2007 he worked full time as reporter for Rumbo, an award winning Spanish language newspaper in San Antonio Texas. His news beats were crime, labor, local government, state politics, immigration, and transportation. Responsible of the news assignment desk
He was also the Ford Fellow Writer for the Hispanic Press News Service in Washington DC writing automotive industry stories in English and Spanish. He also wrote press releases and immigration related syndicated stories for the agency and the National Association of Hispanic Publications.
He was the correspondent for EFE News Agency in San Antonio, Texas.
He worked as contributor writer for El Mundo and La Crónica both publications from Spain and for Latino Leaders Magazine in the United States.
From 2001 until mid 2004 he worked for La Prensa de San Antonio responsible to write weekly news and feature stories in English and Spanish about the life, economic and political events of the Alamo City. In 2004 he received the 2nd place award for best political story by the National Association of Hispanic Publications for his article related to the “Rule of Law in Mexico”.
From 1993 until 2000 he was the publisher and founder of Nuestra America Magazine, now being published online. http://nuestraamericanews.blogspot.com
He was the editor of Imágenes-Spanish Language Newspaper published in California. Cofounder and editor of "La Farándula" a Spanish language monthly newspaper featuring Latino entertainers.
He served as the editor of "El Nuevo Tiempo”, the Spanish language weekly newspaper in Southern California. He was the contributor writer for Vida Newspaper.
He was the managing editor and public relations director for the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO responsible for publishing Food & Justice, El Malcriado and The Migrants. He also organized media tours and press conferences to promote the UFW’s cause, services and products. For his work for the UFW he received three major journalism awards given by the Western Labor Press Association: Best Overall Publication, Best Photographs and Best Feature Story.
He worked for other labor organization publications and helped grass-roots organizations with their media projects. Producer for Vision Advertising in Los Angeles in the developing and directing TV and Radio Commercials for the Spanish Language Media. Reporter for La Raza Magazine in East Los Angeles.
what languages do you speak?
ENGLISH & SPANISH
what countries have you lived in?
MEXICO, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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