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Work experience

May 2018Present

Head of Media and Public Relations

Social Security Corporation

  • Develop a marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget and tactics.
  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Coordinate all public relations activities.
  • Direct social media team to engage audiences across traditional and new media.
  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests.
  • Create content for press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations.
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a regular basis.
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis.

Proofreading Duties:

  • Read and evaluate written text for grammatical and typographical errors.
  • Liaise with writers and editors to determine the composition of specific texts in a document.
  • Compare typeset proofs against original copy to identify errors or omission.
  • Rephrase written text to ensure document structure and content are consistent.
Dec 2015May 2018

Media & Communication Coordinator 

AMAN Palestine
  • Develop & maintain relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • Develop, implement & evaluate media strategies.
  • Monitor daily media & advise on reactive media opportunities.
  • Write & distribute media releases and op-eds.
  • Develop strategies & create content to support advocacy objectives.
  • Strengthen AMAN's role as a trusted voice on fighting corruption.
  • Control & maintain organization's online presence ( Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube...)
  • Communicate with other non-government & Media organizations.
  • Build a strong network with youth, media & others involved in the fight against corruption.

Proofreading Duties:

  • Perform a 'quality check' on publications, just before they are due to go to print.
  • Proofread materials for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax and usage.
  • Insure the accuracy of content (e.g., dates, pages, values) and double-check cross-referenced materials (e.g., websites, newspapers).
  • Proofread organization's most important publications (e.g., annual report, ICCR report, activity report)
Jan 2014Dec 2015

Marketing Coordinator

Palestine Automobile Company
  • Prepare, plan & project manage the publication of all publicity material to maximize brand promotion.
  • Create marketing campaigns & work with PR agency to get them executed.
  • Plan & manage marketing events and evaluate their success.
  • Monitor, evaluate & document the effectiveness of all marketing activities.
  • Create & develop new innovative ways to communicate with the existing customers.
  • Contribute to the annual sales and marketing plans.
  • Control & maintain company's online presence ( Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube...)
  • Write & give press releases about company's and brand's latest news.

Proofreading Duties:

  • Quality check on company's publications (e.g., Ads, press-releases, reports).
  • Proofread materials for spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency, and brand voice.
  • Review content with an eye towards campaign, product, or brand consistency. Accordingly, proofreaders are familiar with company-wide work to maintain consistency.
  • Review and markup written work, such as marketing materials (brochures and flyers) and internal documents.
Jan 2014Present

Program Presenter

Ajyal & Angham Radio Network
  • Present clear, informative & entertaining information to the audience.
  • Prepare for broadcasts in areas such as topic research, fact-checking & show outline preparation.
  • Conduct interviews.
Feb 2010Present

Freelance Professional Narrator 

  • Make explanatory comments to accompany action parts of a program or film. 
  • Read aloud from script as film is being projected.
  • Liaise with director regarding details of timing and delivery of commentary.
  • Carefully time commentary to fit with film or television visual sequences.
Feb 2010Jan 2014

Editor and Presenter

Ajyal & Angham Radio Network

News, reports and program editor and announcer. 

  • Stay atop daily local, national & international news via multiple sources.
  • Determine news & information appropriate for broadcast.
  • Edits all scripts for accuracy, timeliness & proper usage.
  • Produce, write, & narrate programs on the radio.
  • Provide breaking news coverage during air shift.
  • Write & edit introductions & continuity for reports, actualities & other elements.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Present content live on-air in an authoritative & conversational manner that connects with local listeners.
  • Has role in helping manage news publication on website.
  • Represent station at industry and community functions and events.

Social Network Officer

  • Manage Ajyal Radio Network page on Facebook.

Proofreading Duties:

  • Proofread news and reports for spelling, grammar, punctuation and consistency just before they are announced or recorded.
  • Review and markup written work, such as reports, brochures and contract and internal documents.
  • Insure the accuracy of content (e.g., facts, dates, names, titles).
  • Provide constructive editorial input, and communicate with team members to effectuate consistent, accurate, and high-quality work product.
  • Suggest process improvements, evaluate and recommend changes to create efficiencies.
Aug 2009Dec 2009

Researcher

University of Cambridge

Researcher in the religious broadcasting Project in association with Cambridge Arab Media Project (CAMP). 

  • Full research about the religious broadcasting and TV Channels.
  • Take part of a published book about the same Topic.
  • Represent Palestine at the Religious broadcasting Conference.
Oct 2007Oct 2008

Reports Editor and Announcer

Shabab Fm Radio Station

News and Reports Editor and Announcer. 

  • Stay atop daily local, national & international news via multiple sources.
  • Determine news & information appropriate for broadcast.
  • Produce, write, & narrate programs on the radio.
  • Provide breaking news coverage during air shift.
  • Represent station at industry and community functions and events.

Education

20072011

Bachelor's Degree

Birzeit University

Media Studies

Major in Radio and Minor in TV Broadcasting

2007

Secondary School Certificate

Al Majidah Waseelah School

Tawjehi Certificate, Scientific stream estimated Average- 97.2%

Courses & Trainings 

Jul 2017

Online Campaigns Management

Media Development Center- Birzeit University

The course gives some basic tools and tricks on how to use social media platforms for promoting goods and ideas, learning the difference between personal and business profiles, using the right Hashtags, the right use of each online platform, the efficient way to promote pages & post and personal branding.

Oct 2016

Technology for Accountability 

Stanford University- Online

An action-oriented course on using digital tools to promote transparency and accountability in politics, government and public affairs.

Jun 2016

Adobe Illustrator

Work with layers, create info-graphics, trace artwork, and use the application's powerful drawing tools to create vector art.
Sep 2015Dec 2015

Human Resources Diploma

Respect Studies & Training Center

The course provides an introduction to the various functions of human resource management, including compensation and benefits, staffing, recruitment and selection, research, labour relations, training and development, health and safety, planning, mediation and arbitration.

Sep 2015

Strategic Planning

Respect Studies & Training Center

An understanding of the relationships between strategy, planning and execution, and learn how to develop a strategic mindset, improve your analytical skills, and apply creative planning to current challenges.

Main Topic: MBO, Action Plan Preparation, Scenario Planning & task management) 

Oct 2014Oct 2014

CIMP- Certified Internet Marketing Practitioner

Palestine Banking Institute & ECcouncil

The course provides a guide in developing and implementing several types of advertising campaigns, designing and implementing Internet campaigns and email marketing, exploiting the reach of social media and social networks for marketing campaigns, identifying the successful factors of mobile advertising and understanding web analysis and use the results to make business decisions.

Jun 2013Jun 2013

War Zone Training for Journalits

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

This course  incorporates both theoretical and practical elements which ensure that journalists and media professionals have the knowledge and tools to deal with the unique challenges and risks which are present within war and conflict areas.

Jan 2011Mar 2011

News and Features Reporting

Al-Al-Quds Educational TV

Practical training in news &  features reporting.

May 2010May 2010

Social Media

Palestinian Youth Union

Practical training in social media and networking.

Nov 2009Nov 2009

Blogging

Birzeit University

Practical training in BLOGS. 

May 2009May 2009

Children's Advocacy

Defense for Children International

Practical training in children rights.

May 2009May 2009

Marketing & Public Releations

Palestinian Youth Union

Practical training in public relations, advertising and marketing. (May 2009) 

Skills

Interpersonal and relationship building skills proven through work experience in media and marketing.

Interpersonal and relationship building skills proven through work experience in media and marketing.

Excellent communication skills, developed through experience in marketing and PR.

Excellent communication skills, developed through experience in marketing and PR.

Creativity and problem-solving ability

Creativity and problem-solving ability

Flexible team player who prospers in a fast-paced work environment based on past experience.

Flexible team player who prospers in a fast-paced work environment based on past experience.

Works effectively under pressure and where both demanding and stringent deadlines are present and prioritizes.

Works effectively under pressure and where both demanding and stringent deadlines are present and prioritizes.

Exceptional leadership skills developed through work experience in marketing and advertising.

Exceptional leadership skills developed through work experience in marketing and advertising.

Highly critical thinker with effective researching skills.

Highly critical thinker with effective researching skills.

Professional public speaking & presentation experience.

Professional public speaking & presentation experience.

Flexibility & Adaptability

Flexibility & Adaptability

IT Skills: Word, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

IT Skills: Word, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Languages

  • Arabic, Mother Tongue.
  • English,  Excellent (reading, speaking and writing).
  • Italian,  Poor.

References

  • Rami El Khoury, Head of Sales and Marketing at Palestine Automobile Company. Phone number: +972 599 261 181
  • Walid Nassar, CEO at Ajyal Radio Network. Phone number: +972 569 853 853
  • Dr. Khaled Hroub, University of Cambridge. Phone number: +447 900 084 284 
  • Juman Qunies, Birzeit University. Phone number: +972 597 777 213