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Yousif A. Salame

YOUSIF A. SALAME

Abu Dhabi, UAE +971 50 471 5875

salamey3@gmail.com | www.yousifsalame.com

Nationality: Lebanese

Date of Birth: March 13, 1982

Languages: Arabic (native), English (Professional)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (2011)

Electronic Media & Broadcasting, Major

Communication Studies, Minor

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, USA

CAREER SUMMARY

Director • Editor • Producer • Online Video Content Creator

  • Creative and transformative Content Creator with 14 years of experience providing digital content that hits the target within the anticipated deadline and meticulous project execution. 
  • A “best of both worlds” Director & Editor with deep technical and creative expertise across digital platforms and broadcast networks, with an ability to devise and execute integrated campaigns that engage audiences and deliver strong ROI.
  • A technically inclined superior expertise in live streaming with engineer-like understanding of live streaming and broadcast systems such as Blackmagic Design ATEM devices, Vision Mixer, and V-Mix  with hundreds of live shows done with flawless precision and client satisfaction.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Copy Writing / Editing
  • Video Directing & Editing
  • Camera operating
  • Video production
  • Customer-oriented skills
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Live streaming
  • Vision mixer
  • ATEM Blackmagic
  • V-Mix
  • Open Broadcaster Software | OBS
  • Content Strategy 
  • Online Content Creator
  • Brand Awareness Campaigns
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fine Line Production, Beirut, LEBANON

(September 2017 – Present)

A one-stop shop for media productions and online campaigns representing well-known brands and organizations such as (Puma, Kellogg’s, BeKind, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and Agence universitaire de la Francophonie)

ROLE: Co-Founder, Director, and Head of Editing Department

With my 3 partners and a small investment of $25K, I co-founded Fine Line Production in 2017 with a clear vision: To bring cutting-edge technology and media trends to the Lebanese market

  • Procuring more than 20 clients representing big names who also gave referrals to other clients with great track record in customer satisfaction and goal-oriented end product. 
  • Growing the team from the initial 4 investors to a team of 20 experts growth in company assets and value by more than 500% from the initial investment. 
  • Devising strategic campaign plans for the clients enhancing their visibility across social media platforms, with business-oriented blogs and video content that made them prominently present on top of the search engines search results.

Qatar Foundation, Doha, QATAR

(March 2015 – July 2017)

Stars of Science TV Programme on MBC

ROLE: Social Media Producer, and Digital Content Coordinator

I was hired initially as a Social Media Producer in March of 2015 to produce social media content to be published on the show’s platforms, but then in early 2016 I proposed a plan to create separate social media accounts for each candidate to drive more viewer interaction. This proposal got me promoted to Digital Content Coordinator where I became responsible for the below:

  • Created online segments and stories on all Stars of Science candidates and their mentors for YouTube and all social media platforms. 
  • Managed updates and content copywriting  for the Stars of Science website and all social media platforms, in addition to managing the social media platforms for all 12 candidates for the 2 following seasons of the show.

Future Television, Beirut, LEBANON

(October 2012 – February 2015)

A Lebanese television station founded in 1993, officially closed down in 2019 after 26 years of airtime.

ROLE: Assistant Producer, and Segment Director

  • Coordinated major stories for the newscast between producers, reporters, and the execution of the love newscast in the control room. 
  • Produced segments for Paula Yaakoubian’s show titled “Interviews” and assisted in the execution of the live remote show from the OB Van.
  • Produced segments for the daily show “Akhbar al Sabah” and assisted in the execution of the live remote show from the studio and control room.