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Summary

Six years experience as a Communications Professional and Self-Shooting Video Producer
Strong interest in international development
Lived and worked in developing countries
Certified security training in hostile environments
Website and social media experience
Languages: French and English (currently learning Arabic)

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Self-Shooting Video Producer and Editor

Freelance, international
Jan 2011Present

Website Editor

The smoochies
May 2014Present
  • Editor of The Smoochies, a blog about positive news, highlighting social and environmental issues from around the world
  • Researches material, manages contributing writers, and distributes posts through newsletter and social media outreach

Videographer/Director/Editor

Plan International, London UK
Jan 2013Oct 2013
  • Developed creative concepts for campaigns to highlight Plan International's programs abroad
  • Filmed and edited The Other Malalas in Pakistan which was screened at the UN General Assembly for Malala Day in 2013. Responsible for writing, filming, organising and editing the Malala Day promotional film, for which I coordinated with numerous Plan offices around the world, and translated into multiple languages
  • Traveled to field programs to film a number of documentaries focusing on girl's rights issues such as child marriage, city safety and education
  • Work was widely distributed by outlets including CNN, The Guardian and multiple development blogs

Freelance Video Producer

The Dots
Sep 2010Sep 2011
  • Self-initiated the production of a web series highlighting various social and environmental issues, such as human rights, education, ocean pollution and land mines, among others
  • Organised over 200 interviews with NGOs, students and professionals in 23 countries on 5 continents

Communications Assistant

UN Environmental Programme, Paris France
Jan 2010Apr 2010
  • Developed new social media issues paper and strategy for OzonAction. 
  • Organised roundtable conference on social media with international experts

Skills

Strong storytelling, organisational and writing skills

Proficient in video editing and animation (Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Photoshop)

Website development and social media strategy (FB, Instagram, Pinterest, Wordpress, Twitter)

Education

Masters Degree

American University of Paris                           (Paris, France)
Sep 2008May 2010

International Communications and Public Policy

Bachelors Degree

George Washington University           (Washington DC, USA)
Sep 2004May 2008

Major in American Studies, Minor in Sociology (grad. Cum laude)

Semester abroad in Rabat Morocco studying Moroccan culture and Arabic

EQUIPMENT

  • Canon 5D MII
  • Canon EF 70-200 f2.8
  • Canon EF 24mm f1.4
  • GoPro
  • Audio: Radio mics, directional mics, shotgun mic
  • Other: Tripod, shoulder mount, glide track