Experience

  • Program Officer

    at Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre

    January 2015 - at Present

    Capital Governorate

    a) Define project deliverables and monitor status of tasks. b) Develop action plans and lead meetings with leadership to review project status and proposed changes. c) Collaborate with cross-functional teams to draft project schedules and plans. Monitor and evaluate team progress to ensure tasks are completed on, or ahead, of schedule. e) Update and manage project databases. Review work plans and provide comments and recommendations. f) Analyze competing priorities, financial and resource constraints and schedule considerations to determine costs and benefits of change requests. g) Work collaboratively with internal and external teams to ensure successful project outcomes. h) Support senior project manager ensuring timely execution and completion of projects. i) Program, coordinate, and attend all the training programs organized by the management.

  • Freelance Journalist

    at Various

    April 2011 - at Present

    Capital Governorate

    a. Authored/co-authored several articles that have been published by the likes of the New York Times, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Times of Oman, Sabotage Times, and FourFourTwo.com. b. Articles mostly pertain to football and how its affected by the political climate and mechanisms in their states. Countries covered include: Syria, Djibouti, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Bahrain, Yemen, Mauritania, Sudan and countries that experienced the Arab Spring – Libya, Egypt and Tunisia. c. Interviewed Syrian footballer Tariq Al Hindawi for German outlet Deutsche Welle. d. Completing the articles required huge efforts to include research and conducting interviews with sports personalities including John Duerden, Anthony Hudson, Bibert Kaghado, Mohammad Samba Veily, Gary Al-Smith and Zaid Yasin. e. Acted as correspondent for Iran’s national team for UK’s Metro newspaper during their 2014 World Cup run.

  • Editor/Social Media Manager

    at O-Posts

    April 2011 - at Present

    Capital Governorate

    a) Maintain the website, which is on a WordPress platform. b) Edit all editorial content. c) Maintain and run O-Posts' social media pages, particularly Facebook and Twitter. d) Write and post articles on the website. e) Collaborate with top media outlets to help popularize O-Posts' content. f) Collaborate with companies of different varieties, especially betting, to gain advertising revenue. g) Recruit new writers and contributors. Selected Contributions: Grew monthly viewership of pages from 50,000 to 300,000 within a year and increased social media followers on Facebook and Twitter from 2,000 to over 50,000 in two years. Recognized for contributions when O-Posts received the 2013 Sportskeeda Best Syndicated Football Blog award. Elevated popularity of articles and advertising, showing a 15% rise in revenue in two years.

  • Editorial Intern

    at AARP The Magazine

    September 2014 - December 2014

    Washington, D.C.

    a) Developed article topics and wrote feature stories for AARP. b) Interviewed potential subjects for articles and attended media events. c) Conducted research and edited magazine feature articles. d) Helped conduct and compile reports regarding the magazine's average readership and number of issues sold on a monthly basis. Selected Contributions: Received editor approval for features including a major article on actor Danny Trejo. Prepared a Help Guide for future interns with critical guidelines and help tools for success. Wrote a feature based on an interview I conducted with Wreaths Across America, an organization whose goal is to place wreaths on the resting place of every American who lost their life in military combat. Link to article: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/12/08/wreaths-salute-veterans-and-150th-anniversary-at-arlington-national-cemetery/

  • Field Representative

    at Central Texas College

    November 2012 - May 2013

    Capital Governorate

    a) Provided exceptional customer service, corresponding with students enrolling in educational programs both on-base and online. b) Educated students on available programs of study and applicable application processes. c) Handled administrative duties including budgeting, ordering office supplies and maintaining equipment. d) Recruited educators that met applicable qualifications. Selected Contributions: Increased student registration by 20% including online and on-base study. Facilitated addition of criminal justice and cybersecurity courses to course availability list. Retained five students through graduation, going above and beyond to support them through the educational process while heavily involved in military obligation.

  • Editorial Intern

    at Bleacher Report

    August 2011 - November 2011

    Maryland

    a) Contributed articles for the website, either pitched by myself or through my supervisors. b) Learned how to properly write and edit my articles in accordance to Bleacher Report's style and format, and under the guidance of experienced editors. c) Received recognition and a number of ‘medals’ in light of the popularity of my articles by the site’s many readers. Link to byline and an archive of my articles for Bleacher Report: http://bleacherreport.com/users/549493-omar-almasri

Education

  • Information Technology

    at University of Maryland University College

    2013 - 2015 (2 years)

  • Political Science

    at University of Maryland University College

    2010 - 2013 (3 years) Maryland

Languages

  • Arabic Native

  • English Native

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