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ALEXIS K.

BARNES
Unit 3400, Box 209 DPO, AA 34060 | C: 570-982-1410 | alexiskbarnes@gmail.com | www.alexiskbarnes.com

Information Officer
10/2016 to present
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Providing information support to the mission by serving as a point of contact in Haiti, in cooperation
with the Haiti Task Team at USAID Washington. Handling communications requests from Congress
and other USG stakeholders, media and the public.
 Coordinating online media outreach and campaigns via website and social media utiliz
CMS and hootsuite.
 Maintaining the mission photography archive and documenting success stories by
accompanying site visits.

Contributing Writer
06/2015 to 10/2016
Africa Times
Remote
Covered politics & policy, technology and development for a pan-African audience of 80,000 unique mont
visitors.
 Managed a beat on African progress, including advances in health care and mHealth initiative

Communications Officer
06/2015 to 07/2016
Akros- Global Health Corps Fellow
Lusaka, Zambia
Work to support malaria elimination and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) work by documenting stor
real time.
Used successful elimination stories/strategies in the national context to c
to the global effort.
 Managed a $80,000-funded trachoma elimination behavior change communication campaign
covering 8 districts
in southern Zambia.
 Identified, plan and implement strategies for reaching key target audiences.
 Prepared stories for different audiences including: the communities/districts pursuing malaria
elimination, local
and national publications, policy and funding decision makers
social media.

Researcher/ Reporter
09/201
1/2015
Al Jazeera Media Network-United Nations Bureau
New
City, NY
Reported in the United Nations gathering and verifying content through interviews, observation and resea
anchors and
other reporters. Logged live footage from pertinent Security Council, Noonday Press and General Assemb
meetings and
contributed to the daily cycle of an international news network.
 Manned and logged the live feeds during the 69 th session of the General Assembly of the Unit
Nations.
 Research/reporting done on the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders used in international broad
coverage.
 Coordinated expert talent for interviews/commentary for broadcast packages.
Freelancer
12/2013 to 1/2015
VICE Media, Inc.
New York City, NY

Produced stories for VICE.com and VICE Magazine on investigative and human-interest topics.
Freelance currently, on
assignment.
 Article written on alternative sanitation received over 10,000 page views
and lead to a reporting trip to Haiti.
 Managed the Content Management System, improved SEO and facilitated
with reporter submission fact
checks.
Related Experience
Lorenzo Natali European Commission Media Prize Nominee
10/2015
Theme: Development & Poverty Eradication
Journalism Graduate Reporting Trip to Brussels, EU/US Summit
03/2014 to 03/2014
Delegation of the EU to the US
New York, NY
Volunteer Coordinator
03/2012 to 01/2013
Amnesty International- G48
Seoul, Korea

Skills, Software/Hardware
Visual/Audio &Editing/Data Visualization: Final Cut Pro X, Reaper, InDesign, PhotoShop, DHIS2, CMS
Systems, AP Style, Marantz audio
kits, JVC HM100U Video Camera, Canon EOS Rebel 60D dSLR Camera,
lavalier and cardioid microphones, Adobe Creative Suite.
Education
Master of Arts: Journalism, International Concentration
December, 2014
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2014
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
New York City, NY
Association of Black Journalists, CUNY Graduate Chapter- President
Bachelor of Arts: Print Journalism, International Affairs
2010
Howard University
Washington, DC