Amber Zafar

Undergraduate BA Journalism Student

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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About me

I am a BA Hons Journalism student at City, University of London. I am enthusiastic about entering such a movement of journalists who delve straight into the encounters of the world and broadcast them. I I have work experience at Il Giornale’s hard news website InsideOver as a journalistic intern and social media manager. I have also freelanced with words available in Prospect Magazine and also co-host Podcast “Yam On It” with my peers. In a world where everyone has a broadcast platform, I wish to be part of a new wave of journalism which rises and expands media platforms and practices beyond this pandemonium of ‘digital noise’. Please feel free to peruse my online journalistic portfolio of my work and CV here: https://amberzafar8.wixsite.com/website

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Skills

  • Communicating Ideas
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Interviewing
  • Audio Interviewing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Teamworking
  • Deadline Management
  • Article Writing
  • Social Media
  • Intuitive

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Inspire FM

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      il Giornale

      Work history

      2020

      Journalistic Intern and Social Media Manager

      il Giornale

      Sep 2019 - Feb 2020
      • Milan, Italy
      • Internship
      • As an intern, I assisted in the management of the English site ‘InsideOver’ by sub-editing and proof-reading articles, checking the grammar for English speaking audiences. Enhanced social media presence by scheduling posts throughout the day at peak times on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with appropriate SEO headlines and Meta-Descriptions to entice readers. Conceptualised and produced videos to enhance online viewership of articles and social media. Consulted with external contributors and draft emails to resolve all problems and queries as well as communicate any messages from senior staff. Elevated social media strategies and production of post through third-party apps allowing branded and thematic content to be made utilising an understanding of industry trends. Pitched and proposed new story ideas for the publication in line with their brand. All articles can be read here: https://www.insideover.com/author/amber-zafar

      2019

      Part Time Radio Experience

      Inspire FM

      Apr 2019 - May 2019
      • Luton, United Kingdom
      • Part Time
      • I hosted a small news bulletin for English listeners as part of Inspire FM’s radio show in Luton: Here I created a four minute news bulletin weekly to be aired every Friday with a catch-up of the week’s news. This consisted of local, UK and World news, relevant to the ethos of the company (Community friendly, easy listening for Muslim audiences) to be listened to in English as there is also an Urdu bulletin. Cues, Teasers and Headlines are written up and recorded in line with the news and this is edited through Adobe Audition and sent to the Editor for final approval.

      Education

      Currently

      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      City University London

      Sep 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Second year: 2.1 Third Year: Six month placement in Milan/Study abroad in the Netherlands

      2017

      Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
      • Luton, United Kingdom
      • AS Levels: Psychology (A), English Language (A), Government and Politics (B) A2 Levels: Psychology (A), English Language (B), Government and Politics (B)