SUMMARY: Dynamic and bilingual multimedia journalist with extensive knowledge in world politics seeking a challenging position in which I utilize my skills to inform and raise awareness through compelling and creative story-telling.
Middle Tennessee State University Aug. 2011-Present
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media Journalism
Concentration: TV Broadcasting
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, International Relations
Concentration: Conflict Management, Middle Eastern Studies
Projected Graduation Date: May 2014
Motlow State Community College-Smyrna, TN Jan. 2010-May 2011
General Associate Degree Courses
-Multimedia Journalist (TV, Print, Web)
-Proficiency in Video/Audio/Graphics/Editing
-Software Mastery: EZ News, Final Cut 7
Good research skills. Ability to interpret complex data into useable information. Ability to communicate simply yet effectively. Advanced understanding of local, national, and international politics. Ability to work under pressure and meet quick deadlines. Ability to work with all kinds of people and backgrounds with ease.
WTVF-NewsChannel5 / Talk of the Town
Nashville, TN Aug. 2013-present
Production Assistant: I worked closely with the show’s host and producers to maintain high ratings and effective time constraints for Nashville’s number one midday show, “Talk of the Town”; gained an understanding of the show’s demographics, cultivated professional relationships with “Talk of the Town” guests and assisted them in getting ready to go live, properly handling scripts and studio equipment; updated social media websites and information about the show to the channel 5 website; Additionally, I took it upon myself to shadow a reporter in the field and assist in pre-taped segments, learn from channel 5’s website director how to upload video segments to the website and take on this responsible after the show aired, shadow the award-winning investigative team on remote locations and video editing, etc. during a 4-month internship.
MT10 HD Television Aug. 2012- Dec. 2012
Student Run TV-Station
Middle Tennessee State University
Field Reporter: I reported news for, and around, Rutherford County during live newscasts. Responsible for a minimum of one news package weekly. This included original story idea, all video and audio content, reporter standup, editing, complete story scripting and in-studio reporting.
Assistant Producer: I scripted a minimum of six local and national stories for anchors; assisted the producer with newscast content, layout and format of newscast, graphics, etc; assisted anchors and reporters in preparing for newscast, assisted producer with general direction of news staff.
Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Middle TN Jan.2012-Jan.2013
I assisted clients classified as refugees, asylums, or other types of new, in-state immigrants to become self-sufficient and adjust to Middle Tennessee; translated for Iraqi and Egyptian clients and their case workers; assisted with social services and employment services; assisted clients with creating job resumes and applications; assisted them with English class testing and placement, etc.
*References and Demo Reel available upon request