Sherif Maher Hanna
Telephones: Cell +1-703-***-****
International Journalist and experienced writer, Editor and Producer. with 16 years of professional editing and reporting in major news and printing organizations and proven record of self-management skills and first-hand experience in politics, Technical writing,proof editing and documentary production.
Arabic and English Professional news writing and proof editing, reporting
and experience in Video Editing
Using Social media as a news source and as an outreach instrument following international and national news and diversifying on news sources
Monitoring and analysing media outlets to learn the news direction and get more news coverage ideas.
Reviewing marketing material and identifying how appropriate it is for broadcast and avoiding liable material.
Live and recorded TV and Radio Studio production
Pitching ideas and doing research and communicating with producers organizing production teams to complete assigned projects.
Using Adobe Audition and Dalet Plus in Editing News Packages
Video Editing/ Shot selection
Editing already shot material preparing it for broadcast and selection of Shots appropriate for the target audience
Producing news reports and longer pieces
Proof Editing technical and political scripts reading it either for broadcast or to be presented to end user
Lead teams in editorial situations and was always a team player and part of team.
June 2010 – September 2018 Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) Alhurra/Sawa
Assignment Editor/News Broadcaster
Researching topics for daily and weekly news reports and special programs
Avoiding liable material and identifying them in broadcast materials in order to avoid Legal ramifications
Creating and reviewing marketing material for the channel
Evaluate social media material and create content for the website,
Identify and book guests for interviews to be included in news packages or special programs multiple times per week.
Editing Reports and preparing it for broadcast.
Proof editing reports and approving them for broadcast.
Assigning reporters to subjects and following up with them to insure their appropriateness to standards
Receiving reports and discussing reporting problems
Dealing with financial aspects for reporters.
Cooperating with the news room in assigning reporters and preparing coverage
Participating in recruitment of new reporters.
News broadcasting of news bulletins.
Preparing news items for broadcasting by using various news sources.
Using social media (Facebook, YouTube) in acquiring news and validating them.
Calling newsmakers and pundits and producing news from them.
Acquiring new contacts and urgent stories.
Covering events in Washington DC area for Radiosawa programs.
January 2009 – June 2010 BBC World Service
Generating ideas for new TV Documentaries
Responsibility for info gathering and contacting guests
On the ground production in the shooting trips.
Legal assessment of broadcast material in order to avoid liable claims
Logging Video material and preparing for editing,
Editing of documentary and preparation of packages
Planning ahead for various news events and commissioning & working with colleagues and reporters to produce reports and interviews for the BBC Dawn programs.
Commissioning reporters to various reporting issues.
Compiling & reading in-house reports both original and from English and other languages Sources.
In house coverage of Israel war in Gaza,
Producing on-air programs in the BBC in London (World AT One – World AT Five)
Producing and translating news bulletins in BBC Radio
Adapting stories in radio format into online pieces
Adapting Arabic reports to English.
Working as a journalist in the BBC Television in-house team
Sept 2004 – Dec 2008 BBC Arabic Service (Cairo)
Reporter/Producer/Acting Team Leader.
On Air presentation of Live pieces (Press Review – Sports Bulletin).
Online Journalist in BBCarabic.com for a year
Live News Programs Radio Producer responsible for Producing “World This Morning”.
Interviewing big named politicians in the Middle East.
Leading studio coverage of the assassination of Lebanese PM Rafeek El-Harriri.
Reporting From Various Places in Egypt being the BBC Arabic Reporter including:
1 – Egyptian Parliamentary Elections 2005 in Damietta which was the bloodiest governorate in the third round in election.
2 – “Wafd Party” bloody incidents that involved leadership struggle and lead to 23 injuries.
3 – Sectarian Violence in Alexandria in April 2006 that left 4 dead and dozens injured.
Working in BBCArabic.com for six months as producer doing original reports.
In house coverage of Israel war in Lebanon 2006.
Mar 2007 – Dec 2008 German Press Agency
Translating news Stories from English to Arabic
Editing written reports from Arabic Reporters and publishing them.
Researching Various News sites and Newspapers to Drive News Pieces out of it.
Feb 2000 – 2007 Nile News Channel
Worked in the launch of first Nile News website launched (www,nilenews.tv now nile.eg) as a shift Editor for 2 years.
Contacting and preparing phones and life feeds with politicians and news sources from all over the middle east and the world
Receiving and video editing news reports from news reporters in various parts of the world.
Working as an acting senior editor in Nile News Channel.
Leading teams on training sessions in television script and video editing,
Participating in Nile news coverage of the 9/11 New York & 7/7 London incidents.
Translating and editing news bulletins from English to Arabic
Editing news bulletins from Arabic sources
Video editing for news bulletins using both linear editing and Omnibus media
Editing using both AP's ENPS and news star
Shooting and video editing of a daily TV program called "science in our life".
Preparing series of special reports in both space and military fields for the live program “New morning" (Sabah Gadeed) produced by Nile news channel
Various dates: Other Working Experience
Freelance translation for Google Site in translating the guide for the putting commercials in Arabic on the Google search,
Freelance translation for the USAID in Egypt in the field of women & children rights,
Courses & Qualifications
Documentaries filming and writing and producing … BBC World Service.
Legal training and liable avoidance local and internationally BBC world service
News Production and News Writing… BBC World service
Radio reporting and editing … BBC World service
Hostile Environment course … BBC World Service.
Interviewing skills course … BBC World service
Dalet and video editing… BBC World service
Voicing reports…. BBC Arabic radio.
News Writing Course… ERTU
TV Program Making …. ERTU
1999 Cairo University Bachelor Degree ACCOUNTING