RESUME

TALIA AVAKIAN

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST

Los Angeles, CA . taliaavak@gmail.com. www.taliaavakian.com


EXPERIENCE  

Freelance Reporter 

Los Angeles, CA : Aug. 2019-Present


 TRAVEL + LEISURE — Digital News Reporter     

New York,NY: Aug. 2016-Aug.2019

• Reported digital and print stories on transportation, infrastructure, tourism, and technology

• Produced travel features with original photography and conducted on-air interviews


TIME — News Reporter     

New York, NY: Nov. 2017-March 2018

• Wrote breaking news stories across publications including Time.com, Fortune, InStyle, Southern Living, Money, T+L, and People

• Produced print content surrounding travel for TIME Magazine

• Produced original features and expert advice regarding travel for TIME.com

  

BUSINESS INSIDER — Lifestyle Reporter  

New York, NY: April 2015-Aug. 2016   

 • Wrote content on real estate, culture, travel, tech, and business developments

• Worked with data and graphics teams to produce exclusive lists and multimedia pieces

• Conducted reporting for video features and produced original photo and video stories 


NBC I-TEAM — Freelance Reporter   

New York, NY: Nov. 2014-Dec.2014

• Broke story on HIV positive New Yorkers stopping medication to qualify for gov.-funded housing programs  

• Conducted full reporting, interviewed sources for air, and wrote web copy


NBC UNIVERSAL, TODAY­— Production Intern 

New York, NY: Sep. 2014-Dec. 2014

• Pitched, shot content, created interview questions, and edited video 

• Served as a primary source to assist with breaking news content due to quick turnaround

  

BBC AMERICA — Editorial Intern  

New York, NY: Dec. 2013-Sep. 2014

• Created photo features, wrote daily content, and managed social media

• Created first video series tied to digital 


SKILLS  

• Pitching, reporting, shooting, and editing for digital, print, and broadcast

• CMS, SEO, traffic optimization, social media strategy

• Adobe (Photoshop, In Design, Premiere, Pro Tools), Final Cut Pro, AVID, Microsoft 

· Languages: English, Armenian

· Syndications: MSN, Fox, The Independent, Slate, SF Gate, Yahoo Finance, Inc., People, Smithsonian Magazine, Boston Herald, Real Simple, Extra Crispy, Coastal Living, Food and Wine, WNBC-TV, ScienceAlert, Essence, the World Economic Forum, and more


EDUCATION  


NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, M.A. Reporting the Nation In Multimedia         Dec. 2014

• Courses: Multimedia Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Data Reporting, Ethics, Digital Newsroom


LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY, BA English and Journalism              May 2013