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Nazmul Ahasan

Nazmul Ahasan
Mahanagar Project, Rampura, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Journalist and translator with nearly five years of experience in reporting and opinion-writing focusing on Bangladesh’s politics, foreign policy, and human rights. Formerly with The Daily Star, the country’s most widely-circulated English daily.

Beximco Holdings Ltd.
Mar 2019—
Communications Officer
  • Help formulate an overall effective media and public relations strategy
  • Ensure that public events get maximum media exposure
  • Draft press releases, statements, official and diplomatic letters
  • Respond to official letters and emails, and press queries
The Daily Star
July 2017— Mar 2019
Editorial Assistant
  • Write two editorials per week
  • Write a weekly column/op-ed
  • Oversee the “Letter to the Editor” section
  • Occasional interviews, translations and transcription (typically from Bengali to English)
  • Fact-check op-eds and editorials
  • Contribute to yearly special supplements
Aug 2018—Nov 2018
  • Report on political developments in Bangladesh
Daily Manab Zamin
May 2014—Jul 2017
Sub Editor
  • Select and prioritize international news stories, op-eds, features and reports sourced from reporters, news agencies and international news outlets
  • Translate and transcribe English stories and materials to Bengali
  • Supervise the international desk more than once a week
  • Prepare page makeups
The Unmesh
Jan 2016—Dec 2017
  • Supervise the entire production—from page makeup, design to printing—as the editor
  • Task writers and reporters with new assignments 
  • Select, proofread and edit articles and reports
Daffodil International University
Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Founded and edited Unmesh, the first student-run student newspaper at the campus
  • Graduated with Honors (CGPA: 3.90) in Journalism and Mass Communication
Lakshmipur Government College
Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Led the debate club of the college
Bilingual proficiency
Native proficiency
Moderate speaking proficiency
Other skills
Microsoft Office
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Indesign
QuarkXpress 5.0
Camtasia Video Editor
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Nazmul works as a communications officer with a leading corporate group. He worked for several years as a journalist, notably with The Daily Star, Bangladesh.