Résumé

Kulsoom Khan 

EXPERIENCE

Voice of America, Freelance Reporter/Story Producer                                 Chicago, IL, Feb. 2020 – current
-Report/Write stories for web

-Take photos and write corresponding captions
-Shoot elements, cut sound and b-roll, and write script for TV packages

Arlington Heights, IL, July 2019 – current

Sahara Homecare, Public Relations Coordinator                                          Skokie, IL, April 2019 – current
-Draft press releases and obtained media coverage NBC Asian America and Chicago Daily Herald
-Manage company website, social media pages, and YouTube channel
-Assist with design and creation of marketing materials including flyers, brochures, ads, and video content

-Report/Write stories for web
-Take photos and write corresponding captions
-Shoot elements, cut sound and b-roll, and write script for TV packages

Agence France-Presse, Freelance Video Journalist                                    Chicago, IL, March 2019 – current
-Conduct interviews and shoot video in the field for AFPTV and digital platforms
-Cut sound and b-roll for editing purposes
-Write dope sheet for corresponding material

Associated Press, Elections Team Staff
New York, NY, March 2016 – current
Answer phone calls from reporters at polling sites to enter vote counts for each race via AP Vote Tracker
-Monitor county and state websites for updated vote counts and entered results into AP Vote Tracker
-Call county elections officials to verify information and update election results in AP Vote Tracker

Times Leader, Reporter/Digital Producer                                    
Wilkes-Barre, PA, Sept. 2017 – July 2018
-Promoted digital and print content on social media platforms
-Wrote/Reported and posted stories with corresponding photos, videos, and graphics online
-Produced multimedia/video content
-Compiled weekly digital reports measuring digital and social media traffic using Google Analytics
-Monitored social media, news releases, police reports, and police scanner for breaking news

PBS Newshour, Broadcast News Assistant
Arlington, VA, May 2016 – Oct. 2016
-Logged live feeds and transcribed taped interviews
-Wrote national and world web news stories
-Attended to news desk and screened incoming calls, news tips, and inquiries
-Assisted with backtiming in control room
-Assisted with shoots
-Ingested, organized, and located video/stills for taped pieces

“The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas,” Researcher

New York, NY, Sept. 2015 -April 2016
-Conducted database research for newspaper and magazine articles
-Conducted library research
-Conducted phone interviews
-Made timeline of events for each chapter of book

 MSNBC, Now with Alex Wagner, Intern
New York, NY, Sept. 2014 – Dec. 2014
-Logged press conferences, live feeds, and other video
-Assisted with producing opening for show
-Researched news topics
-Assisted with script distribution during live broadcast

SSPTV, News 13, Intern
Hazleton, PA, June 2014 -Aug. 2014
-Produced video packages
-Wrote scripts and cut video and sound for readers, VO’s, and VO-SOT’s
-Shot b-roll and interviews

Standard-Speaker, Freelance Reporter
Hazleton, PA, June 2011 – Aug. 2013
Covered municipal meetings, borough/city council meetings, school board meetings, and public hearings

EDUCATION


M.A. in Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism
New York University, Dec. 2014
B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Sociology
Pennsylvania State University, May 2011

SKILLS


Multimedia/Computer: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Adobe Audition, Pro Tools, Photoshop, AVID Media Central, Ardome, WordPress, ENPS, iNEWS, EZnews, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, InstagramLanguages: Urdu, Hindi and Spanish (Conversational)

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