March 2014 - present
Elements Producer, Weekend Programming

FOX News - New York, N.Y.

  • Create visuals (maps, polls, head shots, quotes, bullets, backgrounds) using VIZ; pull elements from external sources such as AP Images. Closely work with the legal team, and national and foreign desks to get ensure editorial standards
  • Use creativity, research skills and strong editorial judgment to effectively tell TV news stories
  • Write news readers for Fox Report as well as the “Around the World” segment

Video Production Assistant, Weekday Programming

  • Work closely with writers and producers to find and gather the best quality, most current, and relevant news material and file video from Fox database and other sources; live shows include Fox Report, Shepard Smith Reporting, America's Newsroom, Happening Now and The Real Story
  • Input media clips into rundown in iNEWS under deadline, ensuring all story elements are delivered, and stay informed of last-minute changes to rundown
  • Pitch stories daily for the afternoon news show Outnumbered and assist in handling the show’s social media presence

Ailes Apprentice '15 Graduate

  • Produced original lifestyle and entertainment video packages for the Ailes Apprentice website. Researched, conducted interviews, wrote and edited scripts and field produced. Covered major events such as New York Fashion Week and the U.S. Open

Assistant to Anchor Harris Faulkner

  • Maintain calendar and scheduling; arrange travel, set-up appearances, research new stories and work on special projects
Jan 2014 - March 2014

May 2011
-July 2011
Online Reporter

WRC-TV, NBC4 - Washington, D.C.

  • Booked, interviewed, and profiled mayoral candidates Tommy Wells and Andy Shallal; wrote bi-weekly election round-ups.
  • Pitched and produced six web videos, covering events such as the Dalai Lama’s visit.
  • Wrote 20 articles and created six photo galleries for the website’s entertainment section
June 2013 - Sept 2013
Global News Intern

The Associated Press - New Delhi, India.

  • Pitched and reported a multi-format enterprise story on the lives of Afghan refugees in India; article featured on The Washington Post, ABC News and Voice of America among other news outlets
  • Reported a multi-format enterprise story on a 24-hour matrimonial television station in India
  • Filmed using Panasonic 171, edited and scripted a spot news story on Indian rupee depreciation for AP Television News
  • Shot and captioned 11 photographs on global wire of daily life in the capital. One photo recognized among AP's Best of Asia.
March 2013 - May 2013
News Intern

Al Jazeera English - Washington, D.C.

  • Worked as a booking producer for Inside Story Americas, a thirty minute daily news program that focuses on in-depth leading topics. Contributed to daily editorial meetings, researched show segments, booked and greeted guests.
  • Pre-interviewed guests on topics such as Guantanamo force-feeding policy, press freedoms and sequestration
Sept 2012
-Dec 2012
Editorial Intern

The Washington Times - Washington D.C.

  • Reported stories under daily deadline using AP Style on transportation, crime, and politics. Topics included Maryland’s concealed-carry gun law and Virginia’s high-occupancy toll lanes
  • Wrote a front-page story on the resurgence of area stinkbugs
June 2012
-Aug 2012
Video Journalist

Hindustan Times - New Delhi, India.

  • Pitched, filmed using a Kodak HD pocket camera, reported and edited a six-minute feature on child trafficking in India. Also produced three video news stories on topics such as Delhi’s eco-friendly auto rickshaws and college admission season
Jan 2012
-May 2012
Video News Intern

Voice of America, Daybreak Asia - Washington, D.C.

  • Pitched, interviewed, filmed, scripted, and edited two videos for web publication
  • Produced and narrated a news piece for international radio broadcast
  • Researched daily news pertaining to Asia for radio broadcasts and set up and edited on-camera interviews with many authors, directors and political activists
Sept 2010
-May 2011
Intern in the Office of Public Affairs

Department of Homeland Security - Internal Communications department,Washington, D.C.

  • Managed the daily content of the intranet on SharePoint, which included drafting, editing, and uploading articles
  • Participated in meetings on how to increase communication among components of the department. Also worked with a team on special projects that involved planning Secretary Napolitano's town hall meeting
Education
The George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, May 2013 GPA: 3.5; Dean's List (Fall 2010)

East China Normal University, CIEE Study Center
Shanghai, China


Study Abroad, China in a Global Context, Fall 2011

Skills
Language |Hindi-Urdu - Fluent, Mandarin - Basic Working Proficiency.

Computer | Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), iNEWS, Ardome, DART, ELVIS, ENPS, FTP, Clickability, Motion 5,
After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Easycut, Photoshop, Photography, Building Graphics, Digital Shooting, Video Editing, Panasonic 171,
Panasonic P2, Online Video, Hard News/Feature Writing, Script Writing/Shotlists, Blogging, Interviewing, Booking Guests,
Research, Newsgathering, Television News Production
Recognition
Philip L. Graham Award for Diversity in Journalism, 2012

Special Honors in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013
Professional Affiliations
Asian American Journalists Association
Contact
shivansarna@gmail.com
@shivan_sarna

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