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I am a writer and a journalist, residing in Addis [login to view URL] being a non- native English speaker, I can fluently and proficiently communicate in English both verbally and in writing. I am a creative person having a high command over technical and commercial writing, reading and typing skills. I can also manage digital and social media very well. I consider myself a great team player owing to my profession as an Editor-in-Chief and involved in various research activities including working as a quantitative researcher in projects of Girl Hub and Central Statistical Agency. . Through my staying at university and professional life I have had the exposure to work under stressful environments and pressure, enabling me to improve my management and interpersonal skills. I possess expertise in editing, stylizing and proofreading in a timely manner. I can also add a fresh perspective to editing, and presentation of Newspapers as a whole.
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Editor-in-Chief

Jan 2017 - Feb 2018 (1 year)

Being Editor-in-Chief of Fortune has also helped me to met with investors, entrepreneurs, celebrities, chief executive officers and government officials working in different lines of ministries. This enabled me to have contacts of important personalities in the country. It also helped me to have a high command over technical and commercial writing, reading and typing skills. I consider myself a great team player owing to my profession as an Editor-in-Chief, adding to my previous experiences.

Research Editor

Feb 2016 - Jan 2017 (11 months)

While working as Research Editor of Fortune, I have shown my ability in collecting and analyzing as well as interpreting data in a way that can fit the objective of stories published in Fortune, a business newspaper. I have also demonstrated my skills in handling the pressure of deadlines. I can say, I was not intimated by the workload pressure and stress. Most importantly, I have also acquired the ability to locate and interpret raw data about the economic and business sector of the country.

Quantitative Researcher

Jul 2014 - Dec 2015 (1 year)

I have worked on various projects during my stay at the Sub-saharan African Training Centre, including being a quantitative researcher for Yegna Survey Projects of DFID, Retail Census conducted for East African Bottlings, bottler of Coca-Cola. I acquired methods for collecting and analyzing data while being there. Additionally, I got the opportunity to pay a visit to learn and investigate the lifestyle of people living in rural parts of the country.

Education

Bachelor of Degree

2011 - 2014 (3 years)

Publications

News, Features, News Analysis, Opinions

While working as Research Editor and Editor-in-Chief, I got the opportunity to write more than 200 news and feature articles as well as news analyses. I also invite you to read my articles found on the website of Addis Fortune. To find some of my published works, you may also visit my works on Muck Rack's Website.

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