What can I do?

Bilingual reporter/producer with four years’ experience

Currently working as a freelance news reporter and producer for French news channel Canal Plus – I-tele in Washington D.C.

Proven strong analytical, writing and organizational skills both in English and French. Specialization in national politics and current affairs. Some of my qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of U.S. congressional policymaking: Reported on the Massachusetts Legislature for the MetroWest Daily News and covered the Vermont delegation in the U.S. Congress for the Times-Argus for a year.
  • Strong reporting, writing and investigative skills both in English and French: Freelanced in Boston for France-Amérique, America’s largest French-language magazine for nine months.
  • Web tech-savvy: Helped the Christian Science Monitor’s Science section achieve 7.2 million page views with SEO and use of social media and WordPress/Tumblr on a regular basis.
  • Broadcast experience: Shot and edited my own videos while in Boston; assisted a producer in a global news channel, France24; and currently a freelance producer for French news channel in D.C. Canal Plus – I>TELE.
  • International/multi-cultural perspective: Bilingual in two languages; born and raised in Paris, educated in the U.S. and regular travels to the Middle-East and North Africa.

REPORTING EXPERIENCE

June 2013 – Present Canal Plus and I Tele – French news channel, Freelance News Reporter and Producer, Washington D.C.

  • On the 2016 presidential campaign trail with correspondent Laura Haim
  • Production of the weekly show “Signe LH”
  • Coordination of live shots with the Associated Press and the Paris office
  • Organization of the first and second annual reception of the White House Foreign Correspondents Association
  • Administrative tasks, researching stories, contacting sources, setting budgets

January – June 2014 Agence France-Presse French news agency, Intern Multimedia Editor, Washington D.C.

  • Editing and optimizing wire stories for Web clients

Jan. – May 2013     The National Law Journal / Legal Times – Intern Reporter, Washington D.C.

  • Contributed to the LegalTimes and conducted interviews with law professionals
  • In charge of weekly columns: D.C. Moves, Calendar, and Civil Actions
  • Written stories for the book (National Law Journal) and covered legal events in the nation’s capital

Sept. – Dec. 2012   The Barre-Montpelier Times ArgusWashington and Congressional Correspondent, Washington, D.C.

  • Worked full time to file 20 news and enterprise stories on the Vermont delegation in Congress
  • Pitched political story ideas to the editor-in-chief in Vermont, including a front-page news story

Jun. – Aug. 2012    The Christian Science Monitor Science Contributor, Boston, MA

  • Optimized wire copy for Google News
  • Published 9 stories on topics ranging from astronomy to archeology
  • Helped the Science section achieve 7.2 million page views with Search Engine Optimization

Jan. – May 2012     The MetroWest Daily NewsStatehouse Correspondent, Boston, MA

  • Worked full time to file 3-4 stories per week in addition to classes – written on education, health, environment, and economy
  • Communicated daily with editor-in-chief to pitch political story ideas
  • Filed stories for both the MetroWest and Milford Daily News

Dec. 11 – Sept. 12 France-Amérique – Largest French Magazine in the U.S., Freelance Contributor, United States

  • Covered political and cultural events in the U.S. for a francophone audience
  • Interviewed the French Consul General in Boston and key economic players at the French-American Chamber of Commerce New England’s Chapter

March – June 2011 Glamourparis.com – Online Magazine, Web Editor Intern, Paris, France

  • Published over 15 stories and slideshows on fashion, relationships, and people
  • Generated story ideas, iconographic research, photograph, and updated the website daily

May – Sept. 2010   France 24 – 24/7 Trilingual International News Channel, Intern, Paris, France

Assistant to the Executive Producer, French and English language services

  • Monitored national and international press for key political events
  • Produced detailed agendas for weekly editorial meetings
  • Coordinated with production agencies and booked studio space for live field broadcast
  • Identified and contacted guest speakers and topic experts

EDUCATION

Spring 2013 Washington Center for Politics & Journalism                                                 Washington D.C.

Training program on political reporting

2011-2013     Boston University College of Communication                                                Boston, MA

Master of Science in Journalism – Political Reporting GPA: 3.5/4. Last semester in a newsroom in Washington D.C. covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fl. and election night in D.C.

  • Award: The Jeffrey White Memorial Scholarship (Dec.12 Boston University)

2007-2011     The American University of Paris                                                                        Paris, France

Bachelor of Arts in Global Communication. Journalism track – Minor in International Politics

LANGUAGES

English: Bilingual / French: Native proficiency

Spanish: Elementary / Arabic: Beginner

SKILLS

Software: Proficient with Mac & PC, Office Pack, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Lexis Nexis, Content Management Systems, SEO, social media tools, WordPress, Tumblr

Hardware: HD/SD video cameras

EXTRACURRICULAR

Articles published in The National Law Journal, The Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, The MetroWest Daily News, The Christian Science Monitor, New London Day, France-Amerique, Boston.com, Convergence Magazine and The Planet, AUP English-language student publications.

References available upon request

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