Samannaz Rohanimanesh


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          American University – Washington, DC

     Masters of Arts in International Journalism                                                                           Aug 2017

Capstone Project: Proficiency in storytelling, directing, shooting, editing, color correction and sound enhancements for the thesis video project

  • Relevant Course Projects:

Backpack Documentary in Spanish:  Produced news packages, short story videos and long news worthy documentaries

Foreign Correspondence: researched on India as target country and produced short story news worthy videos

Race and Ethnic Reporting: Reported on minorities in Washington D.C. metropolitan area and neighborhoods, produced news packages and short story videos; published “Voices from Divided America book highlighting multi-national experiences

Reporting of the Public Affairs:  Viewed Congressional hearings, requested first person interview with House/Senatorial members, created on-air story and participated in mock news desk

Florida International University   - Miami, FL           

Bachelors in Fine Arts;

Minor: in Art History                                                                                                         May 2015      

       Awards/ Honors:

  • Copenhagen Underground Film Festival

         Included and screened in festival, Short Film 'Ban Upon a Star'                                                  Aug 2017

  • Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Scholarship Award - $2,500

          Short Film 'Tabagh'                                                                                                                       Mar 2016

  •  Betty McDonald Award, Women in Visual Arts (WITVA) -  $1000,

           Short Film 'Tabagh'                                                                                                                      Mar 2016

Journalism & Production Experience:

Editor and Writer, Artist Raheleh Filsoofi, TX                                                                         Apr 2018 - Present

  • Writing creative content for exhibitions
  • Writing and polishing artist manuscripts and statements
  • Creating engaging content and analytical narrative for the exhibitions
  • Publishing press releases and articles for the exhibitions                                      

Staff Writer, Iranian Online Magazine                                                                                     Oct 2017 - Present

  • Writing social content for publication
  • Carrying out relevant researches and interviews for each article
  • Writing features, Op-Eds and reviews

 Social Media and Communications Manager, Fold Multifaceted Exhibition, IMAS, TX     Jan 2018 – Jan 2019

  • Creating and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content
  • Identify and improve organizational development aspects that would improve content
  • Create a regular publishing schedule through social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Creating and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content.
  •  Identify and improve organizational development aspects that would improve content.

Multimedia Journalist, Voice of America, Washington, DC                                                    Jan 2017 –Apr 2017

  • Involved with pre-production of Boko Haram documentary project
  •  Identified sources, researched published articles and edited raw footage of VOA’s Boko Haram video inventory
  • In-depth charachter research

Freelance Journalist, Reorient Magazine, Toronto, Canada                                                     Mar 2014-Present

  •  Interview and photograph Middle Eastern/North African artists, actresses and musicians; inquire about their career history and future aspirations
  • Author monthly articles for several publications; increase readership by promoting articles through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Recognized by magazine as top writer during 2015 publications for ensuring accuracy for both research and fact checking

Journalist/Reporter, AL Mahha Art Magazine, Kuwait                                                              Mar 2014-Present

  • Acknowledged reporter of Art Basal Miami Beach 2015; published articles focused on art and the connection between Israeli and Iranian art culture

Intern/Art Advisor, Miami Dade County, Miami, FL                                                                Apr 2013- Aug 2014

  • Filmed, edited and produced two minute videos to summarize community advocacy events; showcased videos through organization’s website and several social media sites
  • Designed brochures and pamphlets, highlighting events with the Asian American Advisory Board designer
  • Published booklet on South Florida’s Asian pioneers and served as secretary of Asian American Advisory Board

Journalist/ Reporter, The Beacon, Florida International University, Miami, FL                          Feb 2013-Present

  • Incorporated sound news judgment to research, interview and public article


  •   Language:   advanced fluency in English and Farsi; intermediate fluency in French and Spanish; basic fluency in Arabic
  •  Computer:   full proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); advanced proficiency in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6; advanced proficiency in Adobe Audition CS6, After Effects and Photoshop CS6; HTML, CSS (web development)
  •  Social Media:  ability to promote through Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter

Additional Experience:

  • Mistress of Ceremony, Asian Culture Festival, Miami, FL                                                             Mar 2016
  • Mistress of Ceremony, Armenian Night Concert, ICS, Miami, FL                                                   Jan 2016
  • Artist Coordinator/IP Host, SCOPE Art Fair, Art Basal, Miami Beach, FL                                      Dec 2014
  • Curator Assistant, Edge Zones International Performance Art Festival, Miami, FL                       Jun 2013
  • Performance Artist/Host, SCOPE/TRIAD Art Basal, Miami Beach, FL                                           Dec 2013
  • Intern/Artist Coord/Cultural Services Assist, Embassy of France, FL                            Aug 2011- Jun 2012