I contribute features and op-eds that focus on the UAE as well as the entire GCC to this London-based newspaper. thearabweekly.com is produced by Al Arab Publishing House. The site reaches Western and Arab audiences that are both influential and affluent. This news site provides insight and comment on news that affects the Arab World
Responsible for five magazines (two weekly, two monthly and one quarterly) and two websites. Managing a team of 14 reporters and editors as well as a pool of freelance writers around the world. Focusing the Arabian Business brand on the GCC exclusively, while making digital and print titles relevant with local residents and international readers. Responsible for achieving the greatest digital month in the history of Arabian Business.
Responsible for all content issued by Seven Media on behalf of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) for the Dubai Shopping Festival, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. Wrote all press releases, and oversaw all videos produced by the team. Worked in-house with DTCM on a daily basis.
Breaking news online, treating the newspaper’s digital operation like a wire service, promoting our content on all relevant social media platforms; also responsible for increasing the number of page views to the website, lengthening the time readers stay on the site and increasing our social media followers. Managing the online team in the newsroom.
Responsible for hiring all team members and managing a desk of 43 journalists (28 reporters, 12 senior editors and three translators) while producing a local news section seven days a week. Assigning stories to reporters and deciding which editors should edit which stories. Slotting stories and selecting pictures. Responsible for deciding which reporters should cover which news beats as well as supervising all work schedules for all reporters and editors.
Hiring and managing a team of 25 foreign correspondents around the world, including at least one in every GCC country. Assigning stories to correspondents, selecting stories from the wires and slotting stories. Responsible for editing copy and proofing pages.
Assigning stories to a team of five foreign correspondents, reading the wires, slotting stories and selecting pictures. Responsible for hiring and managing all correspondents.
Assigning stories and editing copy for 10 local news reporters, and five foreign correspondents; reading the wires, slotting stories and selecting pictures.
Editing all copy for the local news section. Managing a team of eight copy editors. Responsible for hiring all team members.
Rewriting and editing staff stories and wire copy. Writing headlines and picture captions. Designing pages and selecting and cropping pictures. Assigning stories to reporters, selecting stories from the wires and slotting stories.
Writing and editing NKK News, NTT Monitor, Suntory Today and Toray Newsletter, all of which are corporate newsletters. Supervising production schedule from first draft to publication. Writing speeches and press releases as well as delivering presentations.
Writing and editing an electronic dictionary for machine-readable translation. Responsible for hiring and managing a team of eight editors while producing 150,000 definitions.
Editing and proofreading manuscripts and typesetting to camera-ready art. Supervising meetings between authors and artists to produce cover art and illustrations.
Editing stories for content and length. Writing headlines and picture captions.
Writing news briefs as well as a feature that moved on the Reuters wire service.
Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto
Two-year graduate degree in journalism
York University, Toronto
Major/Minor: English Literature/East Asian Studies