Resume

 Photo by Shuji Moriwaki

Photo by Shuji Moriwaki

Ari Beser

Producer • Editor • Photographer

Aribeser@gmail.com www.aribeser.com 410 - 591 - 5829

Multimedia Storyteller producing original content for broadcast, international press, multinational corporations, and non-profit organizations.

Professional Experience

Associate Producer 2018 - Present

Interface Media Group, Washington, D.C.

  • Produce videos from script to screen in high pace and high workload environment for television, internet and political agencies Assist in studio, on location and 360 VR shoots

  • Manage teams across editing, graphics and sales departments

  • Manage social media channels across all platforms with Hootsuite

Multimedia Journalist

Freelance, Washington, D.C. 2013- Present

  • Getty Images Contributing Photographer

  • National Geographic Travel, Writer

  • National Geographic, Field Producer

  • National Geographic News, Writer

  • National Geographic, The Plate, Contributing Blogger

  • The Nation Magazine, Writer

  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Photographer

  • Huffington Post, Contributing Blogger

  • PRI’s the World, Photographer

Digital Storytelling Fellow

National Geographic-Fulbright, Japan 2015-2016

  • Contributed weekly to National Geographic digital platforms

  • Produced and filmed documentary over ten months on location in Japan

  • Conducted and filmed 50+ interviews complete with b-roll and separate audio

  • Edited a 25 minute documentary that was accepted into The Oregon Short Film Festival, and The Chesapeake Film Festival. It was nominated best picture at the former

Media Lab Director

Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, Rwamagana, Rwanda 2013- 2014

  • Created digital video content for fundraising

  • Taught 70+ novice students basic digital photography and videography skills

  • Oversaw TV club where students created their own television news program

Mentored a group of 16 boys; taught English

Awards Trainings and Recognition

  • Creative Mornings DC, 2018 November Guest Speaker

  • 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

  • American University Dean’s Intern at Interface Media Group

  • National Geographic Sciencetelling Boot Camp 2015, 2016

  • 3 times TEDx speaker

  • Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow 2015-16

  • Africa Geographic Photographer of the year 2015

Education

M.A., Film Media Arts, American University, Washington, D.C., 2018

B.A., Political Science, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2011