Olayemi Okeniyi

  • Smyrna Georgia
  • 7705428423
  • olayemi.okeniyi@yahoo.com
 Olayemi Okeniyi

Objective

 Paralegal with journalism background looking for new challenges in the law and an opportunity to prove self in the legal field.


Work History

Work History
2011 - 2014

Correspondent

News Agency of Nigeria(NAN). Abuja & Lagos, Nigeria.


  • Wrote content for digital, print, television and radio news as well as feature articles.
  • Provided complete, compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news  for the health desk in print and audio media.
  • Pitched stories, conducted research and worked in a team to build a strong rolodex of sources.
  • Was part of team that covered the Ebola epidemic and  helped to contain it through timely and accurate reporting.
  • Spurred the Abuja local government to undertake several reconstruction projects by drawing public attention to public school facilities which had fallen into disrepair. 
2009 - 2011

Assistant Editor, Staff Reporter & Assistant Art Director

MADE men's magazine. Lagos, Nigeria

  • Fulfilled multifaceted duties including fact checking, proof reading, news/feature writing.
  • Helped with client account management.
  • Ran the food column.
  • Worked to integrate social tools into MADE's website in order to increase patronage.
2007 - Present

Freelance writer for multiple magazines on culture and arts.

True Love Magazine, GEM, Sleek Magazine,
  • Approached magazines with feature ideas.

Education

Education
2008

MA in International Journalism

Cardiff University. Cardiff, Wales.








2005

BA in Political Science

Anderson University. Anderson, Indiana.




Skills

Skills

Social Media

Experienced  in intergrating social tools into websites to build community and increase web traffic.


Proficient in using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tumblr 

Multimedia

Proficient in digital video, photo and audio recording and editing ( Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop)