Freelance editor, writer, photographer, radio reporter, videographer. Ongoing.

Writer, editor at Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, since February 2016. I produce text packages and photos for the Fogarty website and print newsletter.

Packages on art, business, education, energy, environment, health, international development, lifestyle, mountaineering, natural and manmade disasters, running, science, space, travel, theater and more published, broadcast by Ozy.com, Tamazuj Video, BBC World Service (1993), Channel 4 TV (UK), The National (Abu Dhabi), oneco (Germany), Rock and Ice, Washington Diplomat, IRIN News, London Evening Standard, Independent, Runner’s World UK, VeloNews, Marathon and Distance Runner (UK).

Write, edit, pitch news releases for Turner4D clients including Grameen Foundation, JustJobs.

Write country profiles, backgrounders, economic sector reports for AFA Media.

Head of team that produced and edited more than 400 photos and 40 hours of video for conference of the U.N. Office for South-South Development in Washington, DC, November 2014.

Lead videographer for UNHCR Refugee Congress, November - December 2013.

 

Freelance Editor, Photographer, Reporter, Producer, South Sudan in Focus, Voice of America, Washington D.C.  Jan. 2013 – Nov. 2015.

Commissioned, wrote, produced, edited news, features on tight deadline for daily half-hour radio show, website, social media. Fact-checked, tweeted breaking news. 

Edited radio scripts for grammar, continuity, flow, style. Recast radio scripts for website.

Sourced, shot, edited still images, videos, photo galleries for website. Moderated comments on website. Conducted, edited audio, video interviews, posted them to website. Optimized, promoted stories, videos, audio on social media.

Deputized for managing editor in his absence. Contributed to annual report for State Dept.

Managed Twitter, YouTube, Facebook pages.  Increased Twitter followers from 2,800 to nearly 10,000 from Dec. 2013 – Nov. 2015. 

 

Reporter, Photographer & Editor, RIA Global, 1900 L St. NW, Washington DC 20036.  April 1 – Nov. 15, 2013. 

Researched, wrote, produced, edited analyses, news briefs, business stories, features. Shot, edited photo-galleries, videos.

Optimized content for web, social media. RIA Global was shut down by the Russian government.

Correspondent, Agence France-Presse (AFP), 1500 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.  Aug. 2007 – Aug. 2013.  

Covered science, health, education, environment, technology, global development, women’s issues, lifestyle, religion, politics, breaking news on strict deadline. Assisted on editing desk as needed.

Shot, edited photos, videos to illustrate stories.

Assignments included 2008 presidential election (in Republican Pottsville and Democratic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); 2010 midterm elections and Republican victory party; American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meetings in 2010 and 2011; Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to U.S. in 2008;  protests at G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh, 2009; Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2010; Fukushima-style nuclear reactor in New Jersey, 2011. Interviewed James Cameron, environmentalist Lester Brown, African Development Bank chief Donald Kaberuka, inter alia.

 

Correspondent & Baltic editor, Agence France-Presse, ul. Marszalkowska 76, Warsaw, Poland.  Jan. 2005 – July 2007.

Commissioned, edited, rewrote stories from non-native English-speaking stringers in Baltic states. Managed stringer payments.

Reported on events in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, including 2006 NATO summit in Riga, 25th anniversary of creation of Solidarity trade union. Interviewed Solidarity leader and former Polish President Lech Walesa, and Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga.

Live two-ways with France 24 television.

 

Africa desk editor, Agence France-Presse, 11 place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France. Sept. 2001 – Jan. 2005.  

Edited, rewrote, translated stories from stringers, correspondents across Africa. Worked on special assignment in Athens during 2004 Olympic Games. Provided editorial cover in the Nicosia bureau, headquarters for Middle East coverage, December 2003.

 

Volunteer Work. Press officer for Iraq Veterans' Refugee Aid Association (IVRAA) non-profit group set up by two veterans of the Iraq war to help displaced Iraqis. Organized a trip to Jordan, set up meetings with Jordanian government ministers, Iraqi, U.S., U.N. officials, non-profit organizations. 2008

Clean-up in New Jersey, post-Hurricane Sandy. 2012

 

Education. Returning journalists’ masters program at University of Maryland, College Park. Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY. French teaching diploma, University of Grenoble III, France. Web design certificate from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. 

 

 
 

 

Digital editor, writer, photographer, radio journalist, social mediator.

NGO, corporate communications.  International, management experience.

Award-winning news, feature, technical writer. Text, video, photo, audio editor. Adobe Premiere, Avid, Avidemux, Final Cut Pro 7, X. Audition, Audacity, Dalet, Radio Suite. Photoshop, Picasa. Multiple CMSes. Social media, SEO, HTML. Creative thinker. Quick study. Fluent French, German. Some Spanish, Polish. Smattering of Swahili. 

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