Name: Xurxo Martínez Bravo
Date of birth: 05-02-1975
Place of birth: A Coruña (Spain)
Marital Status: Single
Address: 4025 Midvale Ave N, Apartment 5, 98103 Seattle, WA
Mobile Telephone: +1 206-432-6494 [US], +34 647393731 [Europe]
I am a journalist with a nine-year experience in Online news in Spain. The first three years I worked as an editor in Lavozdegalicia.es, spain’ seventh most viewed digital newspaper. Later I decided to move to Madrid, in order to work for Terra Spain (Telefonica group) where I learned to work with multidisciplinary team groups, dealing with design, marketing, advertisement or business development tasks. I also had to deal with clients and providers there.
At Yahoo! I worked hard with providers and developers, and get used to be in a team where one member was in Sunny Valley, other in Bangalore and a few more through the whole Europe. My following work (at ADN.es) was more editorial focused. As Head of News I had 13 people on my team (reporters, two editors and some juniors who were dealing with agencies teletypes). Later I became Head of Information, managing also the front page team and coordinating Culture, Sports, Science/Tech and Local teams too. Besides from December 2007 to April 2008 I worked in the team that created a whole new CMS for ADN.es. Later I was in charge of the redesign of a News social aggregator web called Fresqui.com. The goal was to give it a more news oriented look and feeling. Later I worked for another four months with the Development Team in ADN.es—now Bitban Technologies—in the development of their CMS, and as PM with a project for Spanish main cars website, km77.
Since the end of September 2009 I’m in Seattle, enrolled in the Master of Communications in Digital Media (UW). My academic goals are to learn more about storytelling, social media and entrepreneurship. My professional goals are to work on new formats for information delivery—news or any other kind—and understand what the user will find interesting to know and the kind of tools that she or he should be provided with for that purpose. This Fall will be my last quarter at the program. So far I stand among the top 10% of my cohort.
Product Manager at Bitban Technologies (June-September 2009)
Product Manager at Fresqui.com (October 2008-June 2009)
Head of Information at ADN.es (February 2008-September 2008)
Head of News (Finance, Politics and World) at ADN.es (June 2007-February 2008)
Media Product Manager (Finance, News, Sports and Gossip) at Yahoo! Spain (May 2006-June 2007)
Project Manager, Movies Channel at Terra Networks Spain, Telefonica Group (January 2006-May 2006)
Editor-in-chief (Evenings and weekend), News Channel at Terra (March 2005 – January 2006)
Project Manager, News Channel and Lottery Channel, at Terra.
Senior editor, News Channel at Terra (May 2003 – March 2005)
Junior and Senior Editor, La Voz de Galicia (digital newspaper). June 2000 – May 2003.
Microsoft Windows applications (Fluent in XP, Vista, and Windows 7)
Mac applications (Fluent in Mac OX)
In my job I use developer tools like Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver; Video and Audio editors such as Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, or Audacity; XML editors, FTP programs. I feel comfortable using HTML and I’m familiar with CSS
Spanish (Mother Tongue)
English (High level, both written and spoken)
Galician (Mother Tongue)
Degree in Law. A Coruña University, Spain. 1995/1999
Master Degree in Journalism and Media. A Coruña University. 1999/2000
Master Degree in Digital Media. University of Wasington’s MCDM. 2009/2011