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The WorldPost, New York — Associate editor, August 2017 - PRESENT
Edit opinion pieces, features and videos for partner vertical with The Washington Post. Commission weekly packages from leading experts on world affairs. Executive produce and edit video stories, including script writing, audio and production.  

The New York Times Upfront, New York  March - August 2017                                                                                         Researched and copy-edited stories for biweekly young adult magazine, in partnership with Scholastic. Pitched and wrote news stories. Edited scripts for video and multi-media content.

Monocle, New York July 2016 - January 2017
Produced a weekly live segment for radio service Monocle 24. Reported, researched, edited audio, booked guests and wrote scripts for Monocle’s various podcast series on politics, culture, art and design. Wrote and fact checked copy for Monocle magazine’s design and culture sections. 

Al-Monitor, New York — Editor & web producer, 2013 - 2016
Edited daily news from the Middle East. Collaborated with bureau editors and reporters in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and the Gulf. Edited headlines and images. Oversaw production of daily English and foreign language news.

ArteEast, New York — Media editor, 2012 - 2014
Spearheaded audience engagement for a New York-based nonprofit in support of the arts in the Middle East. Worked closely with sponsors to create original content. Engaged emerging artists across the region through launching and editing the organization’s blog, promoted live programming and managed contributors for a quarterly arts publication.  

Media Republic, Cairo, Egypt — Assistant editor,  2009 - 2010
Oversaw editorial content for digital arts and culture start-up. Managed freelance writing team, liaised with local media, managed advertising partnerships and headed creative planning. Wrote daily articles covering culture trends and emerging artists in Cairo. Led team in best SEO practices, CMS management and digital publishing, including audience engagement.