Hi i’m Shehnaz, nice to meet you… Can I say that? *Virtually* – I mean,
Lets get to the serious stuff and formalities first shall we :
I am an award-nominated, multimedia journalist, writer, blogger, presenter and aspiring broadcaster with over seven years experience within the industry.
I have had articles, photos and video interviews published on the likes of The Independent, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Debrief, The Pool, Marie Claire, The Tempest and Yahoo! UK, namely Yahoo! Celebrity! Yahoo! News. During my few years at Yahoo, my individual work has amassed more than fourteen million individual page views. In general, my freelance work has resulted in nominations for various Journalism awards, including an Asian Media Award for ‘Outstanding Young Journalist’ at the Asian Media Awards 2017 (in association with ITV) and an XCity Award for an ‘Outstanding Contribution to Journalism’, from City University in 2015.
I currently freelance for all of the above alongside working as a radio presenter for local radio station, Fresh Coventry & Warwickshire, which is broadcast to an audience of 800,000 people. I current present my own weekly two hour show for Fresh, where I showcase the latest music and erm… chat about myself, I guess? Not sure this is too good for my ego, but it’s lots of fun, which is what matters here.
Alternatively, education-wise I hold a Merit, Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from City University London, as well as a 2:1, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Celebrity Journalism from Staffordshire University, both of which are are BJTC and NCTJ accredited courses respectively. In terms of further study, I am considering studying a PhD in Media and Communication at some point in the future, but my Journalism will always take priority.
All of the above is usually why i’m extremely sleep deprived 99% of the time, so apologies if I take a little while to get back to you. However, on a more professional note, I’m always keen to discover new freelance or job opportunities and get involved in further projects, so feel free to contact me on here or via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if i’ve not replied to your email it’s probably because i’m stuck in the queue at Starbucks. Did someone mention coffee? A grande, soy, triple-shot, extra-hot, sugar-free, caramel mocha with no cream please, many thanks.
You can access my full and in-depth LinkedIn profile by clicking on this link.
Thanks for reading!