Syed Ali

Summary

How did I come into being? Well, you mix in the passion for journalism along with an appetite for proofreading and editing anything and everything, a little bit of design and photography skills and a natural affinity for learning, meeting new people and trying to affect change upon others. I'm buoyant and feel that the journey has just begun for me...

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Online Marketing Intern

LiveCareer

Writing articles, market research, proofreading content, testing for new products, providing clerical and administrative support and contributing to other projects on an ad hoc basis

Jan 2009 - Present

Freelance Writer

The New Fillmore

Write and edit human interest pieces and profiles about San Francisco’s Fillmore District

Aug 2006 - Present

Supervisor

Millberry Fitness & Recreation Center

In charge of letting members into the facility, handling money, maintaining the cleanliness and functionality of the facility, making business transactions, assigning tasks and providing overall customer service to both members and guests

Oct 2008 - Jul 2009

Organizing Volunteer

Unite Here! Local 2

Attend both protests and rallies, create and distribute fliers, did phone banking and leafleting, gather and input data, attend meetings, disseminate important information to members and help campaign for issues pertaining to the hotel and restaurant industry

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

Sports Production Intern

CBS 5 (KPIX TV)

Watched all of the days’ sporting events, logged games, gathered box scores, statistics and information, helped write scripts for the anchors, attended sporting events in the Bay Area and edited audio and TV clips for the night's newscast

Jan 2009 - May 2009

Online Editorial Intern

Reader's Digest

Took stories, headlines, subheads and photo captions off of the web and edited them for grammatical, syntactical and style errors for Reader’s Digest's "How Stuff Works" project

Education

Education
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

B.A. in Journalism

San Francisco State University

I worked for the campus magazine for two semesters and took several classes from the Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, Ethnic Studies and Asian American Studies departments.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2006

A. A. in Journalism

Skyline College

I worked for the campus newspaper for three semesters and took several classes from the Design, Art and Photography departments.