Work Experience

Professional Experience:

              

THE STAR (PART OF THE USA TODAY NETWORK)-Camarillo                                                                                      

Breaking News Reporter-Contractor                                                                                                                         2019-2020

•Wrote, edited and produced 260+ stories online and in print for a large daily newspaper

•Covered crime stories at the scene of fatal shootings and accidents

•Shot, edited and published pictures, videos and audio stories

•Actively monitored scanners and websites like PulsePoint and California Highway Patrol

CobBird-Los Angeles                                                                                                                                                                     Multimedia Reporter-Contractor                                                                                                                                        2018

•Shot, edited, and produced reports and podcasts on education, human rights, immigration and millennial issues

 

Eastern Arizona Courier-Safford                                                                                                                                                

General Assignment Reporter-Contractor                                                                                                                    2016-17

•Wrote, edited, and produced 100+ print and video reports

KVSC 88.1 FM-St.Cloud                                                                                                                                                              

News Director and Reporter-Contractor                                                                                                                  2014-2016

•Wrote, edited, and produced 100+ audio packages and 50+ podcasts for live & online newscasts

•Conducted in-person interviews with officials on and off campus

•Directed and trained two assistants to cover stories for air and online

•My stories reached to as many as two million listeners per month

St. Cloud State University Television Station-St. Cloud

Reporter & Producer-Contractor                                                                                                                              2015-2016

•Shot, edited and prepared video stories for on air newscasts & website           

WORT 89.9 FM-Madison

Writer and Anchor-Contractor                                                                                                                                 2013-2014  •Wrote & edited reports and headlines

WSUM 91.7 FM-Madison

Writer and Anchor-Contractor                                                                                                                                           2013

•Wrote, edited, and hosted One Thousand and One Nights, a cultural-diversity based talk show 

Education:

•MA Journalism from St. Cloud State University, MN                                                                                                          2017

•BA English Translation from Azad University Khorasgan Branch, Iran                                                                              2011

 

Awards

•Fulbright Scholarship awarded by Institute of International Education                                                                          2012-13

•National triathlon silver medal                                                                                                                                              2007

 

Skills

Software and Equipment: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Audacity, Final Cut Pro, iTune, Slack, Wochit, Presto, Okta, Dropbox, G Suite, Zoom, CMS, DSLR Camera, Marantz, Tascam, ENCO, Apple products

Language: English, Farsi, French, Dari, Arabic

Affiliations: IRE, AIR, AAJA