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Sarmento - Editor - Hollywood, FL, USA

Mario Sarmento

Hollywood, FL, USA



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have 15 years of experience in the journalism profession -- in print, television and the internet. Previously, I was a sports editor for Terra Networks, where I uploaded, edited and wrote stories and headlines using V7 CMS, created photo galleries with Adobe Photoshop, and helped manage social media accounts in Twitter and Facebook. I have won two awards for my sports writing, I have covered a Super Bowl, two BCS National Championship Games, the Ericsson Open, the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, the Allianz Championship, the 2013 NBA Finals and the 2013 World Baseball Classic semifinals, among other events. I also am experienced in using Microsoft Office, InDesign, QuarkXPress and know some HTML.

Work History

Sports editor

Terra Networks

June 2012 - June 2013

Posted and edited stories and headlines for Terra sports web site, with an emphasis on soccer. Also did on-camera work, covered events like the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the 2013 NBA Finals and Miami Dolphins minicamp. Experienced in Adobe Photoshop to upload and edit photos for the site, V7 content management systems to edit and upload stories. Also posted stories and photos on social media using Facebook and Twitter.

Freelance writer

November 2010 - January 2011

Contributed Q&As and a blog to the Heat Index on's .

Staff writer/clerk

The Miami Herald

September 2009 - June 2012

Covered a variety of sports, copyedit pages, and helped design pages using CCI. Experienced in newsroom operations.

Real Clear Sports Blog Network

August 2009 - June 2012

The Real Clear Sports Blog Network is a consortium of some of the best sports writers from around the world.

Wrote a blog called "Dolphins Watch" that offered commentary and observations on the Miami Dolphins.

Sports editor/writer/page designer

Boca Raton News

January 2006 - August 2009

Covered sports at 11 high schools in the Boca Raton area and at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University. Also covered Super Bowl XLI and the 2008 National Championship Game. Used QuarkXpress and InDesign for layout and page design on a daily basis. Also copyedited sports pages. Experienced in using Adobe Photoshop and digital photography.

Lake City Reporter


August 2003 - January 2006

sports columnist/page designer
Covered various high school sports, and wrote weekly columns about topics ranging from fantasy football to soccer. Also used QuarkXpress for layout and page design on a daily basis. Copyedited sports pages. Experienced in using Adobe Photoshop and digital photography.

Freelance sportswriter

April 2002 - August 2003

Wrote articles for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, covering high school sports and the Florida Panthers of the NHL. Also wrote sports features for Biscayne Magazine.

Sports editor/staff writer

Terra Lycos

May 2000 - January 2002

Handled day-to-day content management of website. Wrote weekly sports columns ranging from topics such as golf and football to movies. Covered the 2000 Trinidad-Thiam fight, 2001 Ericsson Open and 2001 BCS National Championship Game.
• Directed Terra Lycos spring training coverage in March 2001
• Gained copyediting experience

Post-production coordinator

February 2000 - May 2000

Coordinated use of graphics for daily newscasts with editors and show producers. Experienced in combining video and graphic images to improve overall quality of newscasts.


May 1999 - May 2000

News editor

May 1999 - February 2000

Edited videotape for morning and evening newscasts. Responsible for deciding which images should appear on-screen. Experienced in video editing for sports and news.
• Edited Sports Update packages daily

Sports staff writer


January 1997 - April 1997

Covered a variety of Florida State sports, from baseball game stories to basketball, tennis and track features.

Awards and Honors
Won second place in the Sports Features category in the 2008 Florida Awards of Excellence contest.
Won third place in the Sports Columns Division C category in the 2004 Florida Society of Newspaper Editors' journalism competition.

Qualifications & Certifications

Nova High

Media Communications

Florida State University

Mass Communications

University of Florida

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