Career

Summary

Career1

– Dedicated media professional with a diverse background in both online and television journalism, production, coordination and event operation;
– Born and raised in Japan, fluent in three languages (Russian, English, Japanese);
– Worked at two Olympics – Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016; FIFA Confederation Cup 2017, World Cup 2018,  Asian Games 2017
– BJTC Masters diploma in Television journalism at Goldsmiths University, London;
– Became the youngest news reporter at the Russian national sports channel Match TV (former Russia 2) at the age of 19;
– Produced my own short documentary «Olympians on board», which explores how skateboarding is transforming into an Olympic sport;
– Proven track record of successful work in the deadline-intensive, 24×7 newsroom environment;
– Familiar with all editorial, production and post-production processes. Can self-shoot, edit and write scripts;
– Proficient with mobile video journalism software such as Filmic Pro;
– Experience in working with social media and digital platforms;
– Interested in work opportunities internationally.

Current Positions

Creative Editor

Movavi

December 2019 – Present

Moscow, Russian Federation

Founded in 2004, Movavi was formed by a group of digital aficionados dedicated to making video editing and processing as simple as brewing coffee or using a blender. The company produces software for working with video and pictures.

The Blog is an infotainment platform which provides tips and advice on making visual content, latest trends in videography and video marketing, photography and more.

As the creative editor of the blog, I perform the following functions:

-Overseeing the blog team (the authors and the designer): setting tasks and deadlines

-Forming monthly content plan

-Liaising with Movavi Product marketing teams

-Writing marketing copies which cater for both the needs of the company and the software users: how to-s, reviews, checklists, etc.

-Proofreading articles

– brainstorming content marketing ideas

Communication Specialist

Health&Help International Charity Organization

June 2020 – Present

Guatemala/Nicaragua/Russian Federation

Health&Help is a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing med­ical aid to some of the poor­est peo­ple on the planet. Up till this moment, the organization has built two charity clinics in Guatemala and Nicaragua.

As a communications specialist, I do the following:
– Provide information for the press on request
– Interview vour volunteers and doctors for media materials of various profile
– Assist the founder of the organisation (Victoria Valikova) in all activities which involve dealing with the media
– Write content for social media accounts of Health&Help
– Oversee our media volunteers: give out tasks and proofread their their writing
– Currently controlling the process of development of the new website

Projects

Coordinator of 8K Super Hi-Vision TV – FIFA World Cup 2018

NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

May 2018 – Present

Russian Federation

8K Super Hi-Vision filming crew will be filming a number of FIFA World Cup 2018 tournaments in Moscow, Saransk and Kazan’. As a coordinator, I was in charge of:

– on-site guidance
– organising all aspects of logistics for the crew
– Russian-Japanese-English translation
– Research of all kinds of relevant information, locations, etc.

Production coordinator – 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG)

Progress Productions

Aug 2017 – Sep 2017

London UK – Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Progress Productions is a company that was appointed to provide sports presentation for the Asian Games (AIMAG) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. As a Production coordinator, I did the following:

– Liaising with representatives of the Turkmen Government (authorities responsible for the staff accreditation, Turkmen Ministry of Culture, Turkmen Textile Ministry);
– Providing communication with the executive committee: composing documents, liaising and interpreting (Russian-English);
– Venue management: control over all technical, logistical and other issues within the arena; organising workflow for volunteers
– Overseeing all sports presentation aspects and Medal Ceremonies at the boxing arena

Coordinator – FIFA Confederation Cup 2017

NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

Jun 2017 – Jul 2017

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

– Coordinating a group of 8K (Super High Vision TV) team
– Russian-Japanese, English – Japanese translation
– Managing logistics, arranging filming permissions
– Researching locations, assisting ENG crews

Assistant Press Officer – FIVB Moscow Grand Slam 2015

FIVB Moscow Grand Slam Press office

May 2015

Moscow, Russia

– Media accreditation for Moscow Grand Slam (beach volleyball tournament)
– Helping in the organisation of the press conferences
– Distributing information for media
– Organising the workflow for the volunteers at the event
– Giving out instructions
– Assisting the FIBV filming crew

Production Assistant – Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

OBS – OLYMPIC BROADCASTING SERVICES

Jan 2014 – Mar 2014

Sochi, Russia

I was appointed as a member of the Broadcast Training Programme held by the Olympic Broadcasting Services at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

My duties were:
-Assisting in the shooting and production process of the ‘Making of’ film
– Logging the footage
– Filtering quality shots
– Assisting the camera man at certain locations
– Searching for information on local attractions, arranging shoots
-Assisting in the production of the “Highlights of the Games”: making daily sequences of the best shots from medal events
– Voice-over recordings for the Olympic News Channel Features

Other jobs

Project Coordinator

NHK, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (Moscow bureau)

Northern Lights Production 

Feb 2018 – November 2019

Moscow, Russian Federation

As a project coordinator, I was overseeing the whole process of planning, organising and conducting the production of programmes and documentaries for the state television of Japan. As I was working in the Moscow office, we were mainly in charge of the programmes that involved the post-Soviet area.

My duties were:
– Providing news digests from the Russian press in Japanese (researching, compressing and translating)
– Location and character research
– Submitting filming requests; arranging shoots
– Researching and arranging logistics for away shoots e.g. transportation, accommodation, guides, etc.
– Liaising with the government structures and applying for accreditations
– Coordinating at shoots
– Russian-Japanese-English translation

Copywriter

Unilever

March 2019 – April 2020

Moscow, Russian Federation

Writing marketing copies for several Russian websites of major Unilever brands including Lipton, Sir Thomas Lipton, Knorr, Axe, and more.

Marketing Copywriter

Movavi

July 2019 – December 2019

Moscow, Russian Federation

The company produces software for working with video and pictures.

– producing content for the company’s blog and learning portal

– brainstorming content marketing ideas

– writing marketing copies which cater for both the needs of the company and the software users: how to-s, reviews, checklists, etc.

Assistant Marketing Manager

InStat Sports Co.

Jan 2018 – Feb 2018

Moscow, Russian Federation

– Composing commercial offers and presentations
– Assistance in research and accreditation for sports events (summits, conventions, major tournament finals)
– Producing content for InStat’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts

Mobile broadcast journalist

Punditto Ltd

Mar 2017 – Nov 2017

London, United Kingdom

Short-form broadcasting for the mobile app Punditto – a platform for sharing sports content made by fans and amateur broadcasters: match preview, interviews, live reports.

Reporter

Match TV

Nov 2015 – Sep 2016

Moscow, Russia

– Presenter at “You can do more!” morning program’s ‘Gadgets’ section (November 2015).
– Reporter working for news & ‘Vse na Match!’ program: coverage of various sports events in short features.

-Launching social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vkontakte) for the new sports science program “Mad Sports”; generating content

News Editor

Vesti.ru, VGTRK

Sep 2015 – Nov 2015

Moscow, Russia

– Freelance journalist at Baku European Games-2015
– Reporter at Extreme Sailing Series in St. Petersburg(August 2015)
– Writing news for  ‘Vesti.ru’ website (since September)

Researcher (freelance)

Gracenote

Nov 2016 – Dec 2017

London, United Kingdom

Researching biographies of athletes for databases of various sports organizations such as the IOC, federations, committees, etc.

Internships

Junior content producer (intern)

Engage Digital Partners (Previously ENGAGE SPORTS MEDIA LIMITED)

Oct 2017 – Nov 2017

London, United Kingdom

Engage is a modern content company that partners with rights-holders and brands to create, distribute & monetise engaging content. The agency’s clients include World Rugby, Godolphin, Goodwood, Manchester City FC, Arsenal FC, and many more.
My responsibilities involve:
– Brainstorming ideas for content across various distribution platforms;
– Writing scripts;
– Assisting at shoots (setting up lights, filming);
– Editing in Adobe Premiere

Journalist (intern)

The Times

May 2017 – May 2017

London, United Kingdom

– Writing articles for The Times website
– Compressing sports data into lists and panels

Reporter, editor

EastLondonLines

Oct 2016 – Feb 2017

London, United Kingdom

– Writing news features and articles
– Filming packages for weekly news bulletins ELL+

Journalist

Gazeta.Ru

Nov 2014 – Apr 2015

Moscow, Russia

– Writing articles on various sports issues
– Reporter at Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (March 2015)

Journalist

Sportbox.ru

Aug 2014

Moscow, Russia

Writing news for the ‘News’ section of a major Russian sports-oriented website as well as large articles. Reporter at Summer Biathlon World Championship, which was held in Tyumen, Russia.

Documentary Centre Intern

RIA Novosti 

Apr 2013 – May 2013

Moscow, Russia

– Assistance in organizing documentary showcases
– Writing announcement posts for Facebook
– Searching for the potential audience and experts for discussion panels
– Technical support of live streaming during the discussion panel