Sarah Naffa

Freelance Assignment Editor

London, United Kingdom
Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Research
  • Planning
  • Coordination
  • Coordination Management
  • Social Media
  • Writing
  • Editing Proofreading
  • Interview Transcribing
  • Avid Basic
  • Arabic

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Strand Magazine

    Strand Magazine

    • Publishing
  • C

    CBS News

    • S

      Students of London Film Festival

      Work history


      Assignment Editor

      CBS News

      Aug 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • ♣ An Assignment Editor at CBS News London with responsibilities including, but not limited to: Developing and proposing a daily news coverage plan. ♣ Creating Outlooks and Handover reports, constantly monitoring the workforce and amending the documents throughout. ♣ Organising travel/accommodation for travelling crews across the world. ♣ Managing and communicating updates and changes to all stories to ensure they're developing as planned and that the relevant individuals are aware of any breaking and relevant editorial pieces. ♣ Monitoring multiple sources for news stories and utilising researcher skills to guarantee accuracy. ♣ Becoming the main point of communication between reporters, production teams, and executive staff on developing stories both in-house and abroad. ♣ Becoming the first point of contact for teams in high-risk areas, monitoring their activity and logging check-ins and updates. ♣ Work early shift and late shift at short notice.



      CBS News

      Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • ♣ A freelance researcher at CBS News London with a focus on Europe, Middle-East, Africa and local UK and Ireland news and breaking stories. ♣ Skills with social media, transcribing, broadcasting, research and proofreading developed through strong mentorship from senior managers and employees from around the world.


      Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • ♣ Curator and co-organiser of the first Students of London Film Festival, a student-run event celebrating films made by current and former university students across London. ♣ I gained key skills in research, communications, organisation and marketing through this experience. ♣ Developed knowledge and interest in copyright laws, diary-keeping and event planning.



      CBS News

      May 2018 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • ♣ Runner for CBS News from the 14th to the 20th of May for interviews and news pieces for Royal Wedding Week. ♣ I worked directly the live television radio team to broadcast live coverage abroad. Broadcasting from King’s Road and the Long Walk, I was able to work alongside CBS news correspondent Charlie D’Agata and other CBS producers,


      Fine Arts Editor

      Strand Magazine

      Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • ♣ Created the first Fine Arts section of Strand Magazine. ♣ My role required me to oversee the operations and editing of the Fine Arts section of the magazine every week for online formats as well as physical publications. ♣ I gained key skills in writing, marketing, social media skills and communications through this experience with a start-up. ♣ The magazine has since interviewed numerous artists, performers and influential figures including Weaves, Sarah Howe, Bengi Ünsal, Marylou Faure and Francine Stock.



      BA(Hons) English with Film Studies

      King's College London

      Sep 2016 - May 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • ♣ Graduated 2019 with Bachelor of Arts – BA (Hons), English with Film Studies – 2:1


      Sep 2001 - May 2016
      • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
      • ♣ Completed the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Edexcel Certificate ♣ Completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) ♣ Subjects: English Literature and Language, Psychology, Business at Higher Level (7,6,6) ♣ EE & TOK – Full bonus points achieved ♣ Head Girl 2015-2016, 3 years of Public Speaking training, 3 years of Model United Nations