Resume

Shahryar Rizvi

3717 Thoroughbred Ln. Owings Mills, MD 21117 ▪ (906)281-7773 ▪  syar.rizvi@gmail.com

SUMMARY 

Flexible writer and content creator with experience in content creation and digital marketing. Extensive knowledge of intercultural communication, project management, and social media techniques.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Project Coordinator

USABAL Solutions

July 2016 – present

Administers websites, email campaigns, and ad accounts for various clients, including National Foundation for Cancer Research, Maryland Sister States, and Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland.

  • Realigned Facebook ad campaigns for National Foundation for Cancer Research to increase donations by 25%
  • Employed Google Analytics to persuade a client to build a mobile-first website

Digital Producer                                                                                      Feb. 2010 – Present

Writes and edits web multimedia content for a diverse spectrum of clients including 1105 Media, National Press Club, Dallas Observer, Kill Screen and Unwinnable

  • Co-hosted ALTbrown, a podcast highlighting artists from diverse backgrounds
  • Wrote weekly music review columns for the Dallas Observer between 2010 and 2012

Communications Coordinator

Dallas/Ft. Worth International Community Alliance                                             Aug. 2011 – May 2012

Organized event calendar and listserv content. Drafting press releases, internal communications, and presentations for nonprofit serving newly arrived communities in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

  • Directed team to correspond with journalists for Dallas Morning News profile on organization’s U.S. citizenship test prep class
  • Coordinated print ad campaign for Fiesta Latinoamericana 2012 with 5,000 attendees

News Writer

Michigan Tech Lode                                                                                                    Oct. 2007– May 2009

Wrote news articles in AP Style as part of the student newspaper’s editorial board.

  • Covered local political figures for the 2008 elections and the 2009 Tea Party rally.
  • Covered reaction of international students, advocacy groups, and university administration to U.S. Border Patrol activity on campus in Fall of 2008

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Journalism

University of North Texas                   Denton, TX

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Culture Studies

Michigan Technological University       Houghton, MI

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • MS Office, WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite: Premier, Adobe Audition, Adobe InDesign
  • Google AdWords Certified until October 2018

LANGUAGES

  • English: native speaking, reading, writing
  • Spanish: basic reading, writing
  • Urdu: basic speaking

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Press Club, Young Members Committee & Communicators Committee, Washington D.C.