Digital journalist with experience in social newsgathering, verification, investigative research, news and feature writing, and documentary film production. I've self-shot one film so far: an observational character portrait focusing on the backstory of a woman trying to escape a troubled past and the extremes she's gone to in that quest.
London, United KingdomFull Time
Embed journalist within Storyful's News UK clients, The Times and The Sun. Duties include finding and authenticating newsworthy UGC videos on social media, carrying out investigative research, curating newsletters, attending daily editorial meetings and pitching stories to The Times. I’ve also worked with Storyful’s wider editorial team to source and verify eyewitness videos, and cover breaking news for other newswire clients such as The Telegraph, New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News, among others. Highlights include discovering Harriet, the viral singing donkey from Ireland. The story was picked up by the BBC and broadcasters around the world.
- London, United KingdomFull Time
Requires mostly mechanical, but also some substantive editing, as well as keyword optimisation of copy from our global pool of writers, as well as fact-checking. Assess the quality of article images, ensuring accurate caption information and that copyright protocol has been followed. Liaise with commissioning editors, writers and digital asset librarian where necessary.
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- Documentary Film
- Article Research
- Image Sourcing
- Fact Checking
- ESL Teaching
- CMS Experience
Summerdocs CertificateNational Film and Television School
- Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
I self-shot and edited an 18-minute documentary film as part of this summer course.
BA Humanities & Social Science, majoring in Persian and Social AnthropologyThe University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Anthropology essay 'There Is No Me Without You: Exploring The Self Through Others' published in peer-review journal, The Unfamiliar. URL: Ethnographic vignette 'Letting The Rhythm Move You' also published in peer-review journal, The Unfamiliar. URL: Participated in 'College on Wheels', a one-week cultural exchange project in India, involving students from University of Edinburgh, University of Delhi, and King's College London.