So You Want My Job?
Shein takes CLEO into the world of broadcasting in 3, 2, 1…
Name: Shein Shanin Age: 27 Job: Digital and Broadcast Journalist
What’s a typical day at work?
It’s hectic. Time is of the essence when it comes to the newsroom. From the moment you step into the office, you are bombarded with news, news, and more news. I am constantly on the go, but that’s what makes it exciting. Every day for the last two years has given me a new experience.
If you weren’t doing this, what kind of job do you think you’d have?
I studied Law in university but I don’t think I would have become a lawyer. It didn’t make me happy. My motto in life is to always do things that make me happy, and broadcasting does just that.
What’s the best and worst part of your job?
The best part of my job is finally seeing the product of a hard day’s work and meeting a myriad of people on a daily basis. That and having my makeup and hair done every day. The worst part is definitely the working hours. When you work in broadcasting, your schedule tends to change every week; say goodbye to your weekends and your nights. My advice? Just learn to embrace your new broadcasting family.
Do you still get nervous before you go o on air?
I do. Presenting or conducting interviews gives me a huge adrenaline rush. My mind is constantly looking for the next question. I take deep breaths and tell myself that I’m m in charge of setting the tone.
Tell us an embarrassing or funny experience that’s happened while you were on air.
I attended a press conference with Cherie Blair and needed her answers for my programme. I held the microphone for the entire duration.The PR team practically wrestled it away from me and said “Miss, the press conference is over. Mrs Blair needs to leave.”
Rubbing shoulders with Cherie Blair. C%e &r ' J()s: “I ll I’m
ch"$.” Shein has been working as an anchor and digital journalist at Astro Awani for two years.
Conducting interviews gives Shein an adrenaline rush.
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