Sergio Cándido, who served as a senior reporter for the now defunct Falcon Times, has landed a full-time job as an online producer/reporter for El Nuevo Herald.
Cándido, 25, will write news and feature stories, curate and publish wire stories, select stories for display on the paper’s homepage, and propose and carry multimedia projects using the latest online tools, among other duties.
“This opportunity is definitely a milestone in my short career as a journalist. I’m very grateful to my editors for giving me the chance to help them take El Nuevo Herald even beyond where it stands right now,” Cándido said. “ I’m very excited to be working with experienced journalists from all parts of the world.”
Prior to joining El Nuevo Herald, Cándido served as Online News Director for South Florida Gay News, Assistant Editor for Open Media Miami—a hyperlocal web partner of The Miami Herald—and as an intern for Telemundo’s Al Rojo Vivo.
He is also a 2011 graduate of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, and is currently a freelance real estate columnist for Ocean Drive Magazine.
Cándido, who is scheduled to earn his Bachelor or Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism from Florida Atlantic University in December, has an associate in arts degree from Miami Dade College.
While at FAU he was a finalist for the 2011 “Story of The Year” award from the Associated Collegiate Press. At MDC, he won third place in the Best News Story and Best In-Depth Reporting categories at the 2010 Florida Community College Press Association newspaper competition.
In addition to serving as a senior reporter for The Falcon Times, Cándido was the paper’s first-ever Multimedia Editor.