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CONTACT UMAR HASSAN

NAME

Digital, Data and Video


Journalist
umarhassanmedia@gmail.com
AWARDS
2017 Birmingham City University Extra 07741457180
Mile Awards - Student Representative of
the Year - Runner Up
www.umarthejourno.com
2016 Team BCU Awards - Media Student
of the Year Winner

Founder and Editor, Disability Sports Data


Feb 2017 - present
Worked with clients in which I supplied data visualisations to disability sport charities and teams.
Used Tableau to generate different visualisations for my clients.
Responsible for driving the editorial direction of the agency by creating, designing and supplying
visualisations that tell a story.

Rally Editor, theCheckeredFlag.co.uk


Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
RECENT EXPERIENCE

Managed the national and international rally championship coverage such as the World Rally
Championship.
Content production increased whilst the reporting team doubled in size for the off-road section.
Secured exclusive articles for the site, which included an interview with 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta
Trophy-winner Osian Pryce.

Reporter, Birmingham Eastside


Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Reported on local news and current affairs stories in the Birmingham area.
Liveblogged major events that were taking place in Birmingham such as the European Union
Referendum debate.
Resulted in my stories being published and featured on the Birmingham Eastside website.

Sports Sub Editor and Reporter, The Scratch


Sep 2014 - Aug 2016
Worked with reporters to generate up-to-date sports news stories for the magazine and website.
Networked with university sports teams and professional sporting bodies whilst bolstering
Scratchs sports portfolio.
This led to me winning the Media Student of the Year Award at the 2016 Team BCU Awards.
Sky Scholarship Runner-up Work Experience, Sky UK
Sep 2015
First week worked in different departments including media management, Sky Sports News and Sky
News.
Second week specialised with the Sky News and Sky Sports News departments.
Runner-up in the Sky Scholarship in which I won 1,000 for my two weeks working at Sky.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Birmingham Correspondent, The Irish World


Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
Reported on Gaelic Games sports such as hurling and Gaelic football in the Birmingham area.
Organised post-match interviews with Warwickshire GAA (e.g. interviewing hurling legend John Reddan).
Resulted in my match reports being published to print in which my work was shown to a national reader-
ship.

Editorial Researcher, ITV Central


Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Shadowed various roles around the ITV News Central department (i.e. Newsgathering and Production)
Worked with the team to research into potential stories that would be broadcasted on their regular news
bulletins.
Resulted in me completing a practice bulletin where I would read out the ITV Central News bulletin from
an autocue.

Columnist, The Asian World


May 2013 - Jul 2014
Specialised as a motorsport columnist whilst occasionally writing in the technology and business sections.
Responsible for creating engaging articles whilst maintaining an Asian angle.
Resulted in my articles being published to print whilst reaching a wide Asian readership.

BA (Hons) - Media and Communication (Journalism)


EDUCATION

Upper Second Class Honours, Birmingham City University, 2017


Three year degree that balanced academic study with practical modules in my journalism specialism.
Undertook modules in journalism, web and new media, photography and radio production
Worked multiple placements as part of my study which included NUBI Magazine, The Scratch,
theCheckeredFlag.co.uk and The Irish World as a Freelance Journalist. One of four students who won a
place on the Sky Scholarship in my first year.
Volunteered as a Student Academic Leader for my three years on the course, as well as joining sports
teams such as Rowing and Tennis.

Data Analysis skills using software and languages


SOCIAL MEDIA

such as Excel, Tableau and R. /uhassan96


Professional communication and written skills.
Proficent in the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly
SKILLS

with InDesign and Photoshop.


Experience of using Content Management Systems @umarjourno
such as WordPress.
Shoot and edit video using Premiere Pro to generate
engaging content.
Knowledge of web programming languages such as /umarjourno
JavaScript, HTML and CSS.