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SARAH TALAAT

sttalaat@msn.com | +86 188 0128 7976 | sarahtalaat.com

BIO
 Multi-media communicator with wide-ranging international experience and expertise in storytelling and reporting
 Experience with social media, journalism, copy editing, research, data visualizations and data entry
 Always meets deadlines, enjoys working as part of a team, multi-lingual

EDUCATION
Tsinghua University; Beijing, China Master of Arts, Global Business Journalism Degree expected in
Two-year master’s program focused on international July 2018
business and financial journalism. Funded by Bloomberg
and the International Center for Journalists.

The University of Texas at Austin Bachelor of Arts, Journalism; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology May 2016
Minor: Spanish
Bridging Disciplines Certificate: Media, Culture & Identities

EXPERIENCE
Investopedia; Freelance – Republishing Editor November 2017 - Current
 Conduct follow-up research and update stories according to changes in markets or company profiles
 Perform rewrites when necessary

World Health Organization; Beijing — Communications and External Relations Intern Fall 2017
 Copy edited and drafted speeches and weekly social media posts for Weibo and WeChat
 Researched and compiled daily international and national media monitoring related to the UN, WHO and global health news

Rivard Report; San Antonio, TX — Reporting Intern Summer 2016
 Reported over 50 stories for a non-profit online news magazine and managed Facebook and Twitter social media platforms
 Focused on business and development stories; reported a series from China on local leaders visiting Wuxi

Austin Monthly Magazine; Austin, TX – Editorial Intern Spring 2015
 Copyedited, researched and wrote articles for city-wide monthly magazine
 Assisted editors with fact-checking and story pitches

The Daily Texan; University of Texas at Austin – Copy Editor Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
 Edited articles for spelling, grammar, punctuation and AP Style
 Composed headlines per AP Style and verified data, statistics and sources with reporters

Moody College of Communication; UT-Austin – Peer Editing & Writing Coach Spring 2015, Spring 2016
 Aided students with copy editing, researching sources, tightening writing, editing stories and checking AP Style
 Collaborated with fellow team members to offer study halls, writing “boot camps” and guest speakers

KUT, Texas Standard; Austin, TX – Production Intern Fall 2014
 Wrote script for broadcasts, edited tape, and produced radio content and web blogs for local NPR affiliate
 Assisted reporters and producers with annual Texas Tribune Festival preparation, research and social media

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Beijing Family United Health Foundation; Beijing, China – Administrative Volunteer December 2016 – June 2017
 Edited copy for grant applications, grant reviews and social media posts; Compiled and entered data into Salesforce

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, InCopy, InDesign, HTML, Photoshop, Audacity, Bridge, Audition, Final Cut Pro, Tableau, Infogr.am
Media Skills: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Blogger, Wordpress, Wix, Snapchat, Data Visualization, Chat Bots
Languages: Native English-speaker, Proficient in French, Proficient in Spanish, Beginner in Chinese
Visa Status: U.S. Citizen