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Reem

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Richmond upon Thames, TW9
8 years in business
10 total staff

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About Reem

Having spent my entire academic and professional life in media and film production, I would like to apply to this position as it would help me develop my proven skills in creating stories and producing high-quality journalism which is unique and interesting but, most importantly, informative. I learned in my formative academic years that journalism is a creative profession and art form which you learn through practice in the field, rather than memorise in a classroom. I took it upon myself to interview people I came across at university and in Damascus at large, drawing on their experiences in a rapidly changing society. I wrote numerous satirical articles to shed light on the reality of public services and institutions in Syria, making sure I was only an observer and narrator of the news and not the centre of what I was conveying. Soon after I realised that crucial details can be even more accurately portrayed through film, so I dedicated myself to honing my film-making skills: generating ideas, writing scripts, pitching, shooting and editing. This was achieved through diligent technical practice and a commitment to getting the stories which mattered most to my rapidly growing viewership. An example of this was a story about an 11year-old girl who had been imprisoned and forgotten about for years. I visited her, took pictures of her appalling conditions and took my investigation to an editor of a national magazine who made it the front page story. The story was my impetus to expand my multi-media production skills so that I can produce innovative material. Towards the end of my final year, I took up work with a media production company which I spent five years working for. I was trained to shoot videos for the charity and commercial sectors, leading teams of technicians and camera crews to carry this out, and then I was training new recruits, and shortly afterwards I was made the company’s head of public relations. I pursued a Master’s degree in film-making in London, and built a portfolio of short and medium-length documentaries which discussed issues such as politics, history, love, exile and mental illness. Soon after graduating, I worked as a freelance video journalist for a number of London-based Arab and Indian television networks. That was followed by my working as Broadcast Assistant at BBCArabic’s Xtra team, where I enhanced my interpersonal skills with colleagues and contributors, and gained valuable experience in a largely editorial role. That stint led to securing freelance work with the Documentaries team, where I worked primarily with the Service’s Film Festival this year. Not only was I assigned the task of editing material, translating feature-length films and adding their subtitles, creating trailers and promos which were broadcast online and on BBCArabic TV, I also co-produced the Festival’s highlights programme, taking charge of securing interviews with the directors and film-makers whose work was showcased at the festival, and conducting thorough research on the interviewees, proof-reading the script and writing questions which the presenter asked them. The run-up to the festival and the event itself were an exhausting but fruitful experience, in which unanimous praise from colleagues and audiences made up for the gruelling seven-day,16-hour shifts I was putting in. The experience was topped off at the end when I took participating film-makers to a musical concert (which I was filming!) followed by a tour of London, a gesture which my managers noted with great appreciation. As well as creating high-quality content with BBCArabic, I have succeeded in forming strong relations with colleagues and participants, whose experiences are the backbone of my work, whether they share their stories on film, in an article, or a simple but resonant soundbite. At the moment, I’m producing short films for Xtra TV, and have recently come back from Sweden where I recorded material for the latest such film. As you can see from the synopsis of my career so far, the position which I’m applying for suits me perfectly, and is one I am eager to excel in


Location

Richmond upon Thames, TW9

The pro travels up to 50 miles from TW9

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Business Hours

Sunday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm

Monday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm

Thursday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm

Friday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm

Saturday

8:00 am to 11:59 pm


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