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SHARIF AHMAD SHABBIR Flat 6A, House 41, Road 7, Sector 3, Uttara, Dhaka, 1230 Mobile: +8801756430600, Email: A media & communication graduate with around 2 years of work experience in television and print medium, also a freelance translator with 2 years of experience, seeking a creative job opportunity in any leading media organization preferably broadcast media and also looking for flexible translation work opportunities, want to build up a challenging career that will provide a chance to use my skills through continuous self-improvement and contribute to organizational goals ensuring room for career growth and satisfaction, ultimately wants to open up own media enterprise business and become a successful media business entrepreneur

Career History
Freelance Translation April 2011-Till Present English-Bengali & Bengali-English Translator, Proofreader, Transcriber and Interpreter Text translation, audio/video transcription, live phone interpretation in the above mentioned language pairs Daily Sun December 2012-April 2013 Apprentice Sub-Editor (Magazine Section) Edit copies for magazine articles, compile articles using various sources, assist in page make up, also rewrite news copies Field Nation December 2012 (2 weeks temporary placement) Support Coordinator Provide technical support over phone and email to American technicians on behalf of an American IT jobs website Mans World Bangladesh August 2011-November 2012 Feature Writer (for full job period) and Marketing Executive (for last 4 months only) Deal with press releases for publication, cover various press events, write features on topics like. food review, cinema review, thematic articles for special occasions etc. Grameenphone Limited February 2012-May 2012 Intern (in Direct Sales Commercial Division) Translate documents, perform outbound calls for the company's corporate product range and spread the brand message, validate sales leads Boishakhi Television Limited May 2011-September 2011 Trainee Newsroom Editor Write news reports for newscasts in both English & Bengali, do voice over for news packages in English, prepare news run-down order, update live on-screen news ticker

Journalism News Editing News Writing Research Proofreading Feature Articles Press Releases Translation Legal Health Newspapers Certificates & Licenses General Others Fluent in Bengali & English and basic Hindi MS Office Self-motivated, quick learner, goal oriented, strong communication skills

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Academic History
Bachelor of Social Science in Media and Communication August 2008-July 2012 Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) CGPA: 3.91 out of 4 (major in Journalism and minor in Economics) Courses: Newspaper Reporting & Editing, Radio Reporting, TV Reporting, Feature Writing, Public Speaking, Principles of Macro & Microeconomics, Development Economics General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level March 2005-January 2007 Edexcel, UK (Private Candidate) Grades: A in Mathematics, B in Chemistry, C in Physics General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level July 2003-January 2005 Edexcel, UK (Private Candidate) Grades: A in Bengali, English, Mathematics Syllabus B, Pure Mathematics, Chemistry & Accounting and B in Physics & Economics

Language Test
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall Score: 8 (Listening 8.5, Reading 8.5, Writing 7, Speaking 8) November 2012

Extra Activities
Participation: Live in Field Experience at Joypurhat TMSS in January 2012, e-Asia in December 2011, BYEI South Asian Youth Environment Meet in November 2011, BLC Youth Leadership Summit in March 2011, Creative Writing Workshop by William Dalrymple in November 2009, TV News Presentation Training by in May 2007 Volunteering: 17th International Consortium on Social Development in January 2011, International Conference on Poverty Eradication in October 2009 Others: Contributed writings to New Age Xtra, Star Campus of The Daily Star, Dhaka Live of The Independent and We! Magazine, writing stories and poems in both English & Bengali since 2003 for self pleasure, taught Accounting, English, Bengali and Mathematics to GCE Ordinary Level students from August 2005 to May 2013

Interests Music, dance, photography, TV media Basic web design and blogging Traveling, youth affairs and human interaction Awards 100% tuition waiver by IUB for 4 years of undergraduate study Excellence Award by The Daily Star for getting 6 A grades in GCE Ordinary Level examinations

Mr. Moshfiqur Rahman Reaz, Head, New Business and Development, Grameenphone Limited, Mobile: +8801711506440, Email: Dr. G.M. Shahidul Alam, Head, Department of Media and Communication, Independent University, Bangladesh, Mobile: +8801731914260, Email:

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