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Giovanni Moujaes

Multimedia Journalist

Los Angeles, CA, USA
What comes to your mind when you think of storytelling? Reading a fairytale to an audience of young children? Or how about writing the next romance novel?

For me, storytelling is exposing the world in creative, engaging ways that help us understand each other, and Earth itself, better. This definition encouraged me to pursue journalism as a craft, film a full-length documentary, and help young adults tell their stories across the country.

Part of being a good storyteller is not letting age get in the way of producing with seasoned writers, reporters and directors. At 17, I was the first minor ever hired at The San Diego Union Tribune. Around the same time, the American Legion of California asked me to represent the state during the 2012 session of Boys’ Nation, where I met with President Barack Obama and 97 of the nation’s finest young men.

Some would call me a Greyhound—that is, a non-partisan thinker who is constantly hunting for the next best story. An uncontrollable urge for something new and exciting led me to Germany to film a unique program that brought Jews and Muslims together from Israel in 2014. The documentary, “Seeking Peace, Finding Hope,” would later gain recognition in Southern California and be used as an educational tool in some high school classrooms.

At the end of the day, I absolutely love what I do. Whether it’s sports, the environment, or politics, it’s hard to back away from a story that could enlighten and bring all of us closer to humanity. Who knows? Maybe the next one includes you.

Work Experience

NBC

Dateline NBC Production Intern

September 2015 - December 2015 Universal City, California, United States

Annenberg Media

Senior Web Producer

I head a team of 6 web producers and over 200 student reporters for USC Annenberg's daily web unit. My responsibilities include managing daily online distribution along with teaching new student reporters how to effectively produce digital content.
September 2015 - December 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States

Annenberg Media

Student Journalist

➢ Multimedia Journalist, ATVN (January 2015-Present)
- Shot, edited, and packaged video segments for ATVN.
➢ Sports Radio Host, Outside The Pocket (January 2015-May 2015)
- I produced news content and rundown for weekly radio show and also discussed topics in sports and society with other co-hosts. I also mixdowned audio for online uploading and ran social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
➢ Government Agency Reporter, Neon Tommy (January 2015-May 2015)
- I focused mainly on issues surrounding Los Angeles municipalities and relevant civic center updates.
➢ Graphics Producer, ATVN (August 2014-December 2014)
- Create graphics for Annenberg TV News' OTS and FS setups
- Upload graphics into FORK software and INEWS rundown
➢ Jib Operator, ATVN (August 2014-December 2014)
- Frame and calibrate jib camera shots for nightly newscast
September 2014 - Present California, United States

Salty Sandpiper Studios

Founder

- Started with the goal of showcasing birds and other wildlife. SSS has since then expanded to local events, sports, and people, with the aim of creating images “the way nature intended”.
February 2012 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

U-T San Diego

U-T TV Multimedia Journalist

First minor to ever be hired for the company.
- Covered small local and regional events such as high school athletics, street fairs/cultural events, and military news.
- Covered major local and nation events such as Comic Con International, Del Mar Racetrack opening day and Election Night 2012.
- Worked on morning news, midday and primetime news, sports and entertainment, political opinion, and creative programming
June 2012 - July 2013 San Diego, California, United States

La Jolla Light

Photojournalist

- Wrote articles and took photos of local A&E events such as the Oaxcan Art Festival, Concours De Elegance Auto Show, and La Jolla Christmas Parade.
June 2011 - June 2012 La Jolla, California, United States

Education

University Of Southern California

BA, Broadcast and Digital Journalism

August 2013 - Present Los Angeles, California, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Latin (Conversational),
Arabic (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Basic Html, Broadcast Journalism, Communication, INews, News Media, Photography, Premiere Pro, Public Speaking, Social Media, Storytelling, Television, Video Production, Videography,