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Video Editor and Producer

Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
May 26, 2018

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Margot Buff


Bulharská 20, 10 100 Prague 10, Czech Republic

U.S. and Czech dual citizen


Multimedia Producer

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), September 2008 – present

Report, shoot, write and edit original news and feature videos for RFE/RL's English website and 28 language departments

• Produce short video features for social media combining motion graphics, video and photos

• Write and edit daily video news summaries with material shot by correspondents in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia

• Manage production, editing and distribution of breaking news videos from international agencies

• Train RFE/RL staff on multimedia production, including video editing, videography, photography and basic motion graphics

• Collaborate with international reporters on joint broadcast and multimedia packages and oversee translation and distribution in English

Web Editor

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), December 2006 – September 2008

• Wrote articles, headlines, captions and teasers and produced videos and photo galleries for RFE/RL’s English website

Edited copy for the website, maintaining AP and in-house style guidelines

• Worked with RFE/RL’s content management system and social media platforms to develop and promote the company’s online presence

Copy Editor

Czech Business Weekly, September 2005 – April 2006

• Wrote and edited content for the Czech Republic’s main English-language business newspaper

News Writer

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), September 2001 – September 2004

• Researched and wrote news articles and features for radio broadcast

• Monitored, managed and assigned news coverage for RFE/RL's internal 24-hour news service

Freelance Writer

The Prague Post, Czech Business Weekly, and other publications, October 2001 – December 2006

• Reported on education, environment, health, social issues, culture and the arts

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language

Glossa Language School, April 2000 – September 2001

• Taught business English and general English to adult students of all levels


Bachelor of Arts at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; completed May 1999

Double-majored in English and Linguistics (at Swarthmore College); graduated Magna Cum Laude

One-year practical filmmaking program at Prague Film School; completed May 2005


• Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Avid

Motion graphics with Adobe After Effects

• Photo editing and post-processing with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

• Documentary videography and photography with HD video cameras and DSLRs

• Basic web publishing via content management systems

• Copy editing with AP style


Producer, camera operator, writer and editor

• Soviet Food and Soviet Housing:

• Refugee Aid With Lighthouse Relief:

• Czechoslovakia’s Rock Revolution:

• EU Immigrants Feel Stress Of Impending Brexit Vote:

• Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich: A Quest “To Understand Who We Are”:

• Former Refugees Lead Relief Effort In Sweden:

• Eyeing Russia, Gotland Gets Nervous:


• Photo essay: Mardi Gras In The Czech Republic

• Photo essay: In Nagorno-Karabakh, Daily Life At The Heart Of A Frozen Conflict

• Photo essay: Music And Worship At A Romany Pilgrimage


Director, camera operator, writer and editor

• “Tramping in Bohemia”:

Official selection at American Documentary Film Festival; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival; Wild and Scenic Film Festival; DocUtah; and Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Broadcast on The Community Channel in the U.K.

• “Fish Eye”:

Official selection at Angel Film Festival; Bird's Eye View Film Festival; Leeds International Film Festival; Crown Point Film Festival; Euroshorts Film Festival; and The DIY Film Festival. Broadcast on Propeller TV in the U.K.

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