Rimal Farrukh is a content creator, an aspiring journalist and a vocal human rights advocate. Passionate about meaningful media narratives, Farrukh's work emphasizes an immersive storytelling experience wrought with technological and journalistic creativity. Farrukh is part of a generation of back pack journalists with versatile, multi-tool expertise in writing, social media management, photography,videography and graphic design. Farrukh is a journalism graduate from Northwestern University from the graduating class of 2018. She is currently employed by the Brookings Institute.

Twitter: @XenabRimal
Contact: [email protected]


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Visual Media Consultant
The Brookings Institution
Aug 2018 - Present | Doha, Qatar

My work as a consultant for the Qatar chapter of The Brookings Institution comprises of print, mobile and web design production. My design products are published across the company website, its social media channels and within its research and promotional publications.

My core responsibilities lie in creating innovative and authentic design solutions across multimedia platforms in compliance with company aesthetics and brand standards. I manage concurrent design projects with tightly controlled deadlines in coordination with the communications and research departments. I focus on producing sustainable and high quality design templates to minimize overall design costs and liabilities.

For this purpose I started the initiative of brand design orientation and training workshops for communications interns. I also assist them with project direction and design. Lastly I pitch weekly design schemes and produce prototypes with advanced technologies to maximize user interactivity across different media.

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Communications Intern
The Brookings Institution
May 2018 - Present | Doha, Qatar

My previous responsibilities at the Brookings Doha Center entailed working in their communications department and press center. I generated daily news reports about Qatar's foreign policy in relation to the ongoing Gulf crisis. In addition to this I wrote monthly news articles for the company website regarding diplomatic developments in the GCC.

My work also comprised of graphic design and multimedia production for their online and social media networks. I produced and edited multimedia content featuring Brookings research fellows to facilitate maximum outreach. I also produced and edited video content for promotions, events and interview research.

Aside from this I strategically created social media scripts to increase online traffic and generated graphic design content for Brookings online networks. A major component of my work experience was the pitching and execution of conceptual strategies for improving the website's multimedia content.

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Teaching Consultant
May 2018 - Jan 2019 | Doha, Qatar

During my time working at Modaris, I taught university level philosophy, English language and English literature courses. I trained students with key concepts, theories and analytical tools for academic work. I edited and revised student work based on academic standards and guidelines. In addition to this I designed instructional content and practice exercises to challenge analytical skills. I also developed individually tailored academic plans which addressed course objectives and charted student progress.

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Staff Writer, The Daily Q
Northwestern University
Jan 2018 - May 2018 | Doha, Qatar

In my position as a staff writer for The Daily Q I wrote and edited hard news, features, opinion pieces and multimedia scripts. I created thoroughly researched, investigative content with the protected use of information sources. I utilized innovative production techniques for multimedia content such as Knight Lab resources for effective storytelling.

In the course of my experience as a reporter for The Daily Q, I pitched creative ideas and multimedia proposals in brainstorming sessions for online content. I interviewed key public officials, social workers, academics, human rights organizations, artists, cultural influencers and migrant laborers for investigative pieces and magazine content.

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PR and Events Coordinator
Kalimat Media and Advertising
May 2015 - Jul 2015 | Doha, Qatar

My duties at Kalimat consisted of event planning, social media and communications consultation. I managed and regularly updated the social media profiles for Kalimat and its clients including Monaqasat and Qatar Solar Technologies. My work included the preparation and analysis of social media reports for clients. I also wrote copy for client companies in the form of website posts, press releases and other promotional materials.

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Communications Intern
Qatar Museums
Aug 2014 - Jan 2015 | Doha, Qatar

I worked on the Qatar Museums Year of Culture initiative which is the Qatari government's annual cross cultural exchange with its trade allies. As a communications intern for Qatar- Brazil 2014, I wrote promotional copy and press releases for the Qatar-Brazil 2014 cultural relations campaign. I also created and managed social media scripts and blog posts. In addition to this I cultivated key relationships with vendors, stakeholders, local press and artists.

I managed press relations and secured interview opportunities for Qatari artists. I was also in charge of executing logistical tasks for each event in terms of ticket sales, setting up and scouting for locations. Lastly I produced photographic and video content for the Qatar Museums blog and social media accounts.


Northwestern University
Bachelors, Bachelors in Science, BSc in Journalism and Strategic Communications‎
Journalism, Social Sciences


5+ Years Adobe Creative Suite
5+ Years Blogger
5+ Years Broadcast Journalism
5+ Years cms
4 Years Documentary Research
5+ Years ENPS
5+ Years Graphic Design
5+ Years Investigative Reporting
5+ Years Media Analysis
5+ Years media design
5+ Years Multimedia Marketing Communications
5+ Years Multimedia production
5+ Years news writing
Less than 1 YearNon-profit Consulting
5+ Years Online & Offline Media
5+ Years Photojournalism
5+ Years Research
4 Years SEO
5+ Years Social Media Communications
5+ Years Video journalism
5+ Years Writing News Releases


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