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Dedicated and versatile professional with in-depth journalism and administrative experience. Highly attuned to world affairs, with a passion for international human rights and geopolitical landscape of sub-Sahara Africa. Draw on firsthand knowledge of censorship, human rights violations, and other hazards of reporting from hostile environments. Possess unique international perspective, having lived and worked in both Cameroon and the US; break down communication barriers to enhance understanding between different cultures and races. Augment skillset with versatile administrative experience. Recently completed Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

Journalism Highlights: Freelance Reporter, New York, NY, 2010 to Present Cover Cameroonian diaspora in the US, generating content for print, radio, and TV channels in Cameroon. Pitch and write various stories on health, immigration, politics, and religion. Master’s Degree Candidate, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY, 2012 to 2014 Covered Brooklyn Community Board 18 and contributed articles and photos for “The Brooklyn Ink,” a multimedia hyper-local news website. Reported Master’s project on increase in American women converting to Islam post 9/11. Member of “Columbia News Tonight” weekly webcast team. Selected for Scripps Howard Reporting Workshop that included trip to Israel. Deputy Editor-in-Chief and News Anchor, Equinoxe Radio and Television, Cameroon, 2005 to 2010 Led staff of 12 journalists in production of flagship daily live newscasts in English and French for this independent national cable news channel. Frequently reported breaking news from the field, specializing in coverage of local and national politics and elections. Coordinated daily staff meetings, edited scripts, assigned stories and angles, and directed camera crews. Presented daily prime-time news and conducted interviews in “Talking Point” segment, a forum for debate and analysis of national and international news. Produced and hosted weekly “Top Stories” program providing coverage and updates on news of the week. Administration Highlights: Concierge, Douglas Elliman Properties, New York, NY, 2011 to Present Effectively handle diverse administrative duties for this 98-unit building. Answer and manage telephone inquiries, keep mailroom and lobby organized, monitor security cameras, and welcome and announce guests. Administrative Assistant, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY, February 2011 to May 2011 Scanned and photocopied course materials as handouts for students. Researched and proposed list of potential board members. Managed applications from prospective students, and followed up with shortlisted candidates. Translation Highlights: Translator, VoDoo Communications, Douala, Cameroon, 2007 to Present Provide translation of website, magazine, and billboard ad copy from French to English. Work on major ad account for multinational phone companies. Draft press releases and facilitate contact with media outlets. Help tailor and record radio and TV commercials, and advise on how best to engage target audience.

Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY Diploma in Entrepreneurial Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY Coursework included business of journalism, social and online media startups, disruption and branding. Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of Buea, South West Cameroon

James Doe, MD