A little about me:
Suheil has a well rounded insight into the journalism industry after graduating with a Bachelor Arts degree, majoring in Communications from the University of Western Sydney. Holding a Masters degree in Media Practice from the University of Sydney, he excelled in Political Journalism, News Writing, Dealing with the Media, Legal and Ethical Issues in Media Practice and Radio Journalism. For the majority of his subjects, he attained a Distinction grading or higher.
Whilst studying, Suheil gained hands on experience by producing for the TV Journalism unit. One story, which looked into car hoons and drag racing in Western Sydney, was highly commended by the Journalism Education Association in the category of Best TV /Current Affairs Story. Researching, developing and filming in a small team was a valuable lesson in the importance of collaborative work and resourcefulness.
Among the highlights was preparing a weekly bulletin for transmission on Penrith Valley Radio. It was a rewarding experience to produce and present local news to the public. This gave him practical experience in preparing a radio news program and dealing with various issues arising during a live broadcast.
Suheil has worked in the media industry for five years, gaining skills in television, radio, online and print. His efforts in these mediums have made him versatile and adaptable in any media organisation.
As an assistant producer with SBS News, Suheil writes LVOs, handles cut downs, write back announces, scripts weather reports and utilises his library skills to help reporters and producers source vision. he has also taken the initiative to go on-location with reporters to follow the production process.
Working in the News Libraries/Archives at SBS and Channel Nine, has given him experience in providing appropriate vision for well known current affairs programs including, 60 Minutes, A Current Affair, Dateline and Living Black.
Whilst covering the APEC Leaders Week with Reuters Television, Suheil produced wire feeds for international news clients. This involved assisting camera operators on-location, writing relevant stories, editing and packaging video feeds.
Aside from Suheil's experience in television, working for a local newspaper allowed him to develop strong writing, editing, interviewing and time management skills. His involvement in editorial meetings helped develop higher level skills. These allow Suheil to produce high quality content in accordance with editorial guidelines.
With Palestinian heritage, Suheil was born in the United Arab Emirates before migrating to Australia 10 years ago. Raised in a bilingual family, speaking fluent Arabic and English, Suheil's language skills are utilised by journalists to isolate Arabic grabs from incoming video feeds to be subtitled for World News Australia. This skill has also been used to transcribing camera tapes for the ‘City of Widows’ story appearing on SBS' Dateline.