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B.S. in Journalism with a strong background in writing, filming, editing and video production garnered through work experience; Self motivated and creative with excellent diplomatic skills           

JOURNALISM / COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

Voice of America (Public Relations Department)                                                                           Washington DC

            Public Relations Associate                                                                                                            Oct. ’14 - Present             

-        Develop media outreach campaigns via web, video, e-mail to deliver internal and external communication

-        Build productive, cooperative relationships with communication specialists to improve organizational effectiveness

-        Organize, plan and execute engagements such as studio shoots, town halls and panel events

-        Manage social media by taking photos, filming and editing videos on Final Cut Pro and Avid to share with others

 

 

Voice of America  (East Asia Pacific Division)                                                              Washington DC      Multimedia Journalist: Producer/ Communications Coordinator                                         Sept. ‘09-Oct.’14

-        Oversee social media for VOA Burmese which had an increase of 80% since I began-now with over 1 million FB likes

-        Book guests and interview various people including politicians, refugees, lawyers, celebrities and CEOs

-        Work as a one man band/ backpack reporter- produce, report, film in the field and edit packages for TV and web

-        Supervise new employees and interns while proposing assignments and assisting in their work

-        Pitch stories, draft top news leads and contribute in team meetings and plans

-        Film on HD and DSLR cameras; Edit video & audio on Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Audacity

 

Cablevision- PATV20                                                                                                                       Lake Success, NY      Communications Coordinator                                                                                                       August ’08- August ’09

-        Created a popular entertainment show and corresponded with guests including Broadway actors and government officials

-        Collaborated with third party vendors to make Public Service Announcements and promote websites and events

 

Lifestyle Television (NBC)                                                                                                                     New York, NY

              Communications Assistant                                                                                                                                     May’07-Sept.‘07

-      Created manuscripts for show segments aired on NBC’s hit real estate show “Open House New York”

-      Assisted in the technical production of shoots in the field from lighting to camera work

 

              Channel 7- WHDH (NBC)                                                                                                                        Boston, MA                                              Intern – Communications- Special Projects Unit                                                                                                2007- 2008

-      Researched and wrote scripts broadcasted on the evening newscast while maintaining a deadline

-      Communicated with government agencies, federal officials and viewers via phone and email

 

         LEADERSHIP AND PHILANTHROPY

BU for Burma                                                                                                                                            Boston, MA

President                                                                                                                                  January  2006- May 2008

-      Founded the organization to raise awareness about Burma’s politics and human rights situation

-        Fundraised for victims of Cyclone Nargis in 2008 and raised nearly $5,000 with the help of the Boston community

-        Organized events with Boston University, Harvard and the US Campaign for Burma

 

          SKILLS

-        Excellent writing for print and broadcast media with a great understanding for technology and video

-        Great skills in dealing with people – diplomatic and sensitive to colleagues and guests as well as situations  

-        Creative thinker and goal oriented

          LANGUAGES                

-        Speak fluent English, Burmese and working knowledge in Spanish      

          EDUCATION

Boston University                                                                                                                                    2004-2008 

-        Bachelor of Science, Journalism; Minor in Sociology                                                                                                              

 

 

 

Cablevision- PATV20                                                     Lake Success, NY   

Communications Coordinator                                   August '08- August '09                                

-    Anchored a news show which highlighted the latest events that took place in the county

-    Created a popular entertainment show and interviewed guests including the lead actor of “ RENT”

-    Filmed stories, Public Service Announcements and promotions to later edit on Final Cut by deadline

 

Inside Boston                                                                    Boston, MA          

Reporter/ Administrative Coordinator                                 2004 – 2008

-    Produced, reported and edited story packages for television and web as a one man band

-    Searched, developed, wrote stories and anchored the weekly Magazine show aired on BUTV10

-    Managed emails and inquiries from students and performed administrative duties

 

Lifestyle Television  (NBC)                                                New York, NY                          

Assistant Producer                                                              May’07-Sept.‘07

-     Created manuscripts for show segments aired on NBC’s hit real estate show “ Open House New York”

-     Assisted in the technical production of shoots in the field from lighting to camera work

-     Worked with MTV’s host, Su Chin Pak and built relations with people around NYC 

 

Channel 7- WHDH (NBC)                                                        Boston, MA      

Intern - Special Projects Unit; Assignment Desk                          2007- 2008

-     Researched and wrote scripts broadcasted on the evening newscast while maintaining a deadline

-     Communicated with government agencies, federal officials and viewers via phone and email 


 Writing Experience

 The Source                                                                               Boston, MA

 Staff Writer                                                                                 2005-2006 

-    Wrote weekly features for a newspaper that was distributed in the majorly populated Boston area 

-    Articles included “ Underage Drinking and “ Dirty Dancing” which spurred controversy as it   exposed University dance teachers who banned “hip hop” and “ free flow” in an urban town.

 

PHILANTHROPY

 BU for Burma                                                                            Boston, MA

  President                                                                                    2006-2008         

  -    Founded the organization to raise awareness about Burma’s politics & human rights situatio        

  -   Fundraised for victims of Cyclone Nargis in 2008 and raised nearly $5,000 with the help of the

             Boston community       -   Organized events with Boston University, Harvard’s Burma chapter, US Campaign for Burma and

           the Burmese society living in the Boston area 

SKILLS

-       Proficient in both Windows and Mac platforms; Word, Excel, Power-Point

-       Capture, log and edit video competently on Final-Cut Pro and familiar with Avid

-       Keen in searching for scripts, editing and importing video on Dalet Plus and iNews

-       Shown a proven capacity for camerawork with PD150 series and HD Cameras and excellent production skills

     

LANGUAGES                        

-       Speak fluent English, Burmese and working knowledge in Spanish       

 

EDUCATION

 

-     Bachelor of Science, Journalism                       

       Minor in Sociology                      

       Boston University                                                                    2004-2008

 

AWARDS

 

-   2013 Fellow with the Global Post and Open Hands Initiative  

     Chosen as one of the " top 20 young American and Myanmar journalists to participate in a Reporting Fellowship entitled Burma Telling Its Own Story."

 

Burma Telling Its Own Story - Meet the Fellows