Yuri S. Rey | Communications Specialist

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April 2018 – Present

Web Specialist

Oceana Europe – Madrid, Spain

April 2017 – April 2018


ESL teacher (TEFL cert.), translator, copy editor and proofreader

October 2016 – March 2017

Press & Communications Manager

International Institute for Law & the Environment (IIDMA) – Madrid, Spain

In addition to supervising the communications team, writing press releases in Spanish and English and acting as the organization’s spokesperson, I developed and implemented a successful integrated communication plan (incl. branding, online community management, clipping and media production).

September 2015 – May 2016


The Tower (Kean University) – Union, New Jersey

Created an award-winning video news program as well as designed an app to access the newspaper’s content on smartphones and tablets. Other responsibilities: research & fact-finding and news writing (AP Style).

February 2011 – July 2013


RMV Productions – Westfield, New Jersey

Produced marketing videos for television broadcast and online distribution.

Clients: MetTel Telecom; BNI Playmakers; Diamond Commissary Group

March 2008 – June 2012


RPC Multimedia, LLC – Mountainside, New Jersey

Established an LLC that produced digital content and interactive media.

Clients: Manhattan Symphonie, Bargemusic, Bachanalia; musicians Nina Beilina, Mark Peskanov & Gregory Singer

January 2003 – December 2007

Freelance Videographer & Photographer

September 1998 – June 2003

Camera Operator

TV 35 – Cranford, New Jersey



Co-Producer, “Coming Full Circle” (Documentary, In Production)

Directed by Vlad Smishkewych

“A View from the Train” (Video/Photo Exhibit, 2016) 

Created a series of ultra high definition videos for an exhibit by the celebrated photographer, Donald Lokuta (USA).

Production Assistant, “La Ausencia” (Trailer, 2014)

Directed by Rainer Kirberg

“A Saffron Woolgathering” (Short, 2013)

by Yuri S. Rey

“Captain Parsec” (Short 2012)

by Yuri S. Rey

Production Assistant (uncredited), “Frames of Mind” (Feature, 2008)

Directed by Carl T. Evans

Gaffer, “One Hour” (Short, 2007)

Directed by Jimmy S. Curry

“The Real Thing” (Short, 2007)

by Yuri S. Rey

Director of Photography, “The Man who was Everywhere” (Short, 2007)

Directed by David Bosca

“Four Fives” (Short, 2006)

by Yuri S. Rey



  • B.A., summa cum laude, in Communication – Kean University, 2016
  • A.A. in Film Studies – Union County College, 2014
  • Cranford High School, 2003

New York Film Academy:

  • 12-Week Digital Film Program, 2007
  • 8-Week Film Program, 2006


  • 120-hour TEFL certification



  • English & Spanish


  • Galician & Ukrainian



  • Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator & After Effects
  • CMS: Drupal, Joomla! & WordPress
  • Google Analytics
  • Hootsuite
  • Coding: Actionscript 2.0, CSS, HTML, Java
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Office plus VB
  • Social Board



  • Reading & creative writing
  • Traditional photography & darkroom; alternative processes
  • Photo restoration and preservation
  • Still & movie camera reparation and replica-building
  • Acrylics and oil painting
  • Carpentry & metalworking
  • Sailing & seamanship



  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • National Communication Association: Lambda Pi Eta
  • Dean’s List (Kean Univ.) 2014-16
  • Lambda Alpha Sigma
  • NJ College Press Association Newspaper Competition 2015-16: Second Place for Critical Writing and Third Place for Online Video