Sophie Samara

Resume posted by frisco.90 in Media.
Desired salary: $24,000.00
Desired position type: Any
Location: Chalandri Attica, Greece

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I possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and Television, with an emphasis on Video Production and a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technologies, with an emphasis in Instructional Media.

Currently and for the last two years I work for the Municipality of Vrilissia. In my duties is the design and facilitation of courses targeting children and adults, especially preparatory courses for the schooling process.

I have also worked extensively as a television (line) director in live talk shows for Hellenic Broadcast Corporation as well as for the Alexander Onassis Foundation in New York City for which I have directed a series of documentaries. You can also review my resume for a detailed description of my work.
I would also like to mention a few things about my experience as an Instructional Designer for Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In this project I had the great pleasure to work with many different professionals and our goal as a team was to gather all the necessary data and transform them into real training packages.
As you can evaluate my resume, I have an extensive experience in working under really stressful and demanding conditions and have been a member of team working environments.
Closing I would like to express my will and availability to relocate.


 Bachelor of Arts in Radio & Television


 Master of Arts in Education, (emphasis on Instructional Technologies)



01/15-Present County of Vrilissa, Athens
 Instructional Technology Freelancer
• Kids Arts & Crafts Workshop, Coordinator (age group 6-12)
• Kids’ journalism Workshop, Editor (age group 9-12)
• Creative Activities Facilitator (age group 3-5)

10/04-02/12 Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
 Director of the following TV shows: “27 of Europe” ”ThreeNet” “Press” “Oudeis Anamartitos” Ekloges

11/07,1/09 The Alexander Onassis Foundation, New York, USA
 Director for three documentaries on exhibitions held be the Foundation “ATHENS SPART” “From the land of the Labyrinth: Minoan Crete” “Worshiping Women”

8/00 – 9/04 Athens 2004 (Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games)
 Design and development of educational material regarding the Olympic & Paralympic games targeting school students, journalists, educators, police officers, military personnel, volunteers
 P. Faliro Venue Communications Manager (during Paralympics)
 Producing & directing the educational videos for the twenty eight Olympic sports (for the elementary schools around the country)

7/99 – 7/00 Lynx Productions, Athens
 Casting Director for TV Commercials

9/99- 7/00 Ministry of Education, Athens
 Evaluated the educational videos (Consumer Education Program, Greek language)which were targeting students of elementary and junior high schools around the country

9/97 – 7/98 Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation
 Assistant Director for daily liveTV shows

6/97 – 7/97 IAAF ’97 WORLD CHAMP. IN TRACK & FIELD, Athens
 Assistant Director of G. Karageorgiou (Producer/Dir. of the World TV Coverage)

8/96 – 9/96 National Elections’ 96, Athens
 Director/Image maker of N. Konstantopoulos (President of the Greek Coalition Party)
 Director of a 15′ video, on the political agenda supported by the Greek Coalition party, aired by all TV stations around the country

9/94 – 1/95 KBI-Channel 30, San Francisco
 During my internship I practiced in all production positions (directing, studio camera operation, IMMIX non- linear editing, lighting)

4/94 Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
 Technical co- Coordinator of a multimedia tribute to actress Melina Mercouri

10/92 – 10/93 BSB, Broadcast Services for the Blind, S.F.
 co-hosted and produced a weekly radio show


  • extenisve experience as a TV Director
  • extensive experience as an educational TV programming
  • experience as an Instructional Technlologist (designing and facilitating childrens’ workshops

Groups & Associations

    positive and a good linstener. Maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting • Experience with children teaching., respectful, • Experience and sensitivity toward working with vulnerable groups. • Quick reflexes in problem solving. Ability to make decisions independently. • Responsible

Spoken Languages

    English, Greek