Basic Info

Yasmine Zohdi

5 years

Cairo, Egypt

Master's Degree

Experienced

Work Experience

Freelance Writer/Culture Journalist at Mada Masr

Experience Details

Freelance Writer/Culture Journalist

Writing/Editorial

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Contribute articles covering a wide range of topics having to do with the Egyptian arts and culture scene on a regular basis
• Attending meetings with other journalists working in the Culture section and brainstorming ideas for features and the overall editorial direction of the section


Company Details

Mada Masr

Egypt

11-50 employees

Writing and Editing

www.madamasr.com

Jun 2016 to present (6 months)
Writer/Culture Journalist at Ahram Online

Experience Details

Writer/Culture Journalist

Writing/Editorial

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Responsible with two colleagues, under the supervision of our editor, for maintaining the platform’s arts and culture section
• Writing features and reviews about the arts and culture scene in Egypt, from film to music to theatre and visual art
• Covering various types of cultural events, including film festivals, concerts, theatre or dance performances, exhibitions, etc.
• Reporting the latest news related to arts and culture in Egypt and the region on a daily basis
• Interviewing a wide range of artists working in different fields, as well as an array of cultural figures


Company Details

Ahram Online

Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Publishing and Printing

english.ahram.org.eg

Aug 2013 to Aug 2014 (1 year)
Freelance Editor at Procter & Gamble

Experience Details

Freelance Editor

Writing/Editorial

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Edited newsletter, brochures and some of the company's other publications


Company Details

Procter & Gamble (multinational)

Egypt

More than 1000 employees

FMCG

https://www.pg.com/en_EG/

Apr 2013 to Aug 2014 (1 year 4 months)
Freelance Editor at Orascom

Experience Details

Freelance Editor

Writing/Editorial

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Edited newsletter and promotional material for El Gouna


Company Details

Orascom

Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Real Estate/Property Management, Hospitality/Hotels

http://www.orascomhd.com/

May 2013 to Jul 2014 (1 year 2 months)
Part-time editor and Communications Executive at Smash Management

Experience Details

Part-time editor and Communications Executive

Writing/Editorial

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Writing and editing the company’s monthly newsletter
• Handling the company’s communication channels: Wesbite, Facebook pages, etc.


Company Details

Smash Management

Egypt

101-500 employees

Recreational Facilities and Services , Sports

N/A

Jan 2013 to Mar 2014 (1 year 1 month)
Part-time Translator at Core Virtual

Experience Details

Part-time Translator

Media/Journalism/Publishing

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Translating articles and documents from English to Arabic or vice versa
• Working on subtitles for a number of the company’s online shows


Company Details

Core Virtual

Egypt

11-50 employees

Media Production

N/A

Feb 2013 to Oct 2013 (8 months)
Managing Editor at Ehna Magazine (Core Publications)

Experience Details

Managing Editor

Writing/Editorial

Manager

• Devising monthly editorial plan
• Contacting writers and assigning them features and articles
• Writing several pieces per month, from features to interviews to op. eds.
• Editing articles from freelancers
• Overseeing the design process and approving every design before it’s finalized
• Checking the magazine’s blueprint and signing it for approval before it goes to print


Company Details

Ehna Magazine (Core Publications)

Egypt

11-50 employees

Publishing and Printing, Writing and Editing

N/A

Sep 2012 to Dec 2012 (3 months)
Senior Editor at CAMPUS Magazine (Core Publications)

Experience Details

Senior Editor

Writing/Editorial

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Structuring and maintaining the magazine’s editorial policy
• Holding brainstorming meetings with the rest of the editorial team and coming up with fresh and diverse content for every issue
• Contacting freelancers and recruiting new ones, and assigning each their own piece after agreeing upon certain topics and the angle from which they are to be tackled
• Editing a wide range of articles every month
• Covering events and conducting interviews with different public figures, as well as surveys (online and on the ground)
• Working on many features, book and film reviews, opinion pieces, as well as writing the magazine’s editorial starting March 2011 up to September 2012
• Following up with the design department throughout the issue’s preparation phase
• Drafting a monthly pay-sheet for all the magazine’s contributors (mostly writers and photographers) and making sure our budget is not exceeded
• Approving final blueprint
• Occasionally taking part in creating customized advertising campaigns for some of our clients to be published in the magazine


Company Details

CAMPUS Magazine (Core Publications)

Egypt

11-50 employees

Publishing and Printing, Writing and Editing

N/A

Dec 2010 to Sep 2012 (1 year 9 months)
Junior Editor at CAMPUS Magazine (Core Publications)

Experience Details

Junior Editor

Writing/Editorial

Entry Level

• Contributing to the formulation of the editorial content for each issue
• Writing at least one article per month
• Editing articles received by freelancers and staff writers
• Covering press conferences and handling press releases


Company Details

CAMPUS Magazine (Core Publications)

Egypt

11-50 employees

Publishing and Printing, Writing and Editing

N/A

May 2010 to Dec 2010 (7 months)
Donor Officer at Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW)

Experience Details

Donor Officer

Analyst/Research

Entry Level

• Looking out for and applying to diverse funding opportunities matching the organization’s vision and mission
• Drafting project proposals that were sent to different local and international donor foundations
• Writing monthly and annual reports for those foundations describing our progress and specifying the goals reached
• Handling ongoing funding agreements with several donor foundations


Company Details

Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW)

Egypt

101-500 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

N/A

Oct 2009 to May 2010 (7 months)
Deputy Head of the Organizing Committee at International Model of the European Union (imEU) (student activity)

Experience Details

Deputy Head of the Organizing Committee

Operations/Management

Student

Setting a comprehensive plan for the operation of the Organizing Committee, supervising the progress of all other sub-committees and helping with their work (fundraising, public relations, events organizing, etc.)


Company Details

International Model of the European Union (imEU) (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Sep 2008 to Jun 2009 (9 months)
Head of the Editorial Staff Committee, Editor-in-Chief at International Model of the European Union (imEU) (student activity)

Experience Details

Head of the Editorial Staff Committee, Editor-in-Chief

Writing/Editorial

Student

Guiding editorial staff members through weekly meetings and brainstorming sessions, writing and editing articles for the newsletter, coordinating with the graphic design team, printing one Visions issue every two weeks.


Company Details

International Model of the European Union (imEU) (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Sep 2007 to Jun 2008 (9 months)
Editorial Staff Member at International Model of the European Union (imEU) (student activity)

Experience Details

Editorial Staff Member

Writing/Editorial

Student

Writing articles, conducting surveys and interviews


Company Details

International Model of the European Union (imEU) (student activity)

Egypt

N/A

Sep 2006 to Jun 2007 (9 months)

Education

MFA in Writing

Education Details

MFA

Writing

Sarah Lawrence College, United States

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

N/A

Sarah Lawrence College
2014 - 2016
BA in Political Science

Education Details

BA

Political Science

Cairo University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

N/A

N/A

Cairo University
2005 - 2009
High School - Thanaweya Amma

High School Details

Thanaweya Amma

Misr Language Schools

Egypt

2005

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

Misr Language Schools
2005

Certifications

TOEFL
May 2014

Certificate details

TOEFL

May 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GRE
May 2014

Certificate details

GRE

May 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Workshop: Film Criticism with Olivier Barlet

Mar 2014

Luxor African Film Festival

N/A

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Profile Skills and Keywords

AdaptiveArabicCommunicatorDeputy Head Of The Organizing CommitteeDetails-orientedDonor OfficerEditingEditorialEditorial Staff MemberEducationEnglishFMCGFlexibleFreelance EditorFreelance Writer/Culture JournalistGREHard WorkerHead Of The Editorial Staff Committee, Editor-in-ChiefHospitalityHotelsJournalismJunior EditorManagementManaging EditorMediaMedia ProductionMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft PowerPointMicrosoft WordNon-Profit OrganizationsOrganizerPart-time Editor And Communications ExecutivePart-time TranslatorPolitical ScienceProcter & GambleProofreadingProperty ManagementPublishingPublishing And PrintingReal EstateRecreational Facilities And ServicesResearchSenior EditorSportsTOEFLTranslationWorkshop: Film Criticism With Olivier BarletWriter/Culture JournalistWritingWriting And Editing

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Arabic

Arabic

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Tools and Technologies

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

: Expert

: High

:

More than 7 years

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

: Intermediate

: Medium

:

5-7 years

Fields of Expertise

Writing

Writing

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Editing

Editing

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Translation

Translation

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Proofreading

Proofreading

: Advanced

: High

:

3-5 years

Journalism

Journalism

: Advanced

: High

:

5-7 years

Key Skills

Communicator, Hard worker, Organizer, Flexible / Adaptive, Details-oriented

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