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AMEENA RASHEED


Digital Content Strategist 

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AMEENA RASHEED


Digital Content Strategist 

About


About


I'm Ameena Rasheed, a native Houstonian and digital content strategist who excels at both online storytelling and social media management. 

After working in the news industry for a little over three years, I decided to transition into higher education. Currently, I am a social media coordinator at the University of Houston. 

In 2016, I was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Poynter-NABJ Leadership Academy for Diversity in Digital Media program. My byline has graced the pages of the Des Moines RegisterHouston Chronicle and Houston Press.   

In 2013, I graduated magna cum laude from Texas Southern University, where I earned an undergraduate degree in journalism and served as the editor-in-chief of the university's official student newspaper. 

If you would like to get in contact with me for volunteer or freelance work opportunities, feel free to email me at ameena[at]ameenarasheed.com. 

writing + videO WORK


writing + videO WORK


Houston Chronicle

I published more than 145 blog posts and 10 photo slideshows for www.chron.com which received from 7,000 to 89,000 page views in a week. I blogged content that was shared by several Hearst newspapers and the New York Post.

I wrote for the Houston Chronicle's Celebrity Buzz and Shop Girl blogs. I also shot photos for the 2012 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo parade (photos 29 through 45).Here are some of the print stories that I wrote for the Houston Chronicle:

Houston Press

National Association of Black Journalists

For Harriet

Des Moines Register

I wrote articles for the news curation team, which increased the Des Moines Register’s social media traffic to the website by 18 percent.

I wrote articles for Juice magazine, an entertainment website geared toward young professionals in Des Moines.

Facebook Live + Video Work

  • If you've been paying attention to the summer weather report in Des Moines, then you know that there were some excessive heat warnings during the summer of 2016.  I headed over to Blank Park Zoo and hopped on Facebook Live via the Juice Facebook page. I picked the brains of a few zoologists on what they do with the animals in times like these. I also fed fishsicles (fish popsicles) to the otters at the zoo.

Here's the first Facebook Live video.

Here's the second Facebook Live video.

  • In 2015, I participated in a video with my colleagues at the Des Moines Register. It was about different tips that we had about what to do and not do during the holidays.

Click here to view that video.