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Shaista Ali

UK Correspondent, Hello Magazine Pakistan

Career Profile

An experienced assistant editor with the background in working for magazine. Possessing a high level experience of technical competence and a commitment to quality, I am now looking for a challenging position where these can be used for maximum effects.

Key Strenghts

Commitment to quality: Currently responsible for commissioning the articles and photo-shoots for which field leader Hello Pakistan Magazine is known.

People skills: Have worked profitably with a wide range of people, liaising successfully with editors, suppliers, authors and freelance contributors. Able to question, consult, negotiate & influence to gain understanding of the client's needs using a wife spectrum of approaches to ensure that both editors and contributors feel happy with the outcome.

Key Experience & Achievements

  • Planning and implementing visual policy for the leading magazine
  • Developing key areas within the subject field
  • Successfully implementing editorial policy
  • Liaising tactfully with authors and freelance contributors
  • Designing and co-writing promotional material
  • Coordinating public relations, publicity and press releases

Career History

Feb 2012Present

Uk Correspondent

Hello! Magazine Pakistan
  • Designed, set up and photographed spreads
  • Organised and photographed 'step-by-step' instruction series in conjunction with fashionistas
  • Edited freelance submission to journal standard
  • Researched and developed new fields of interests to readership
  • Solicited contributions from fashionistas
  • Covered exhibitions and conventions for news items, ideas and information
  • Organised and carried out interviews and photographic sessions with subjects
Sep 2011Feb 2012

Sales Assistant

Chicken Cottage, Birmingham
  • Took orders from costumers
  • Operated computerized tills
  • Managed store's stock


Jan 2012Jun 2012

Certificate in Caring for Children Level 1

Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education
  • Self Development
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Sharing learning experiences with children

Certificate in Business & Administration Level 1

Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Database Management
  • IT Security
  • Manage own performance in business environment
  • Solve business problems
  • Analyse and report data
  • Plan and organize meetings
Aug 2006Apr 2008


Handsworth Wood Girls School, Birmingham
  • English Literature
  • Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Islamic Studies


May 2012Jun 2012

Certificate in Adult Numeracy

City & Guilds of London Institute


Member of local amateur photographic society, music appreciation, swimming, traveling.


Available on request.