Greetings from Abadan, where my journey began, now thriving in Sydney, Australia!
I'm currently stationed at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as a Social Media Specialist and Content Creator. With over 5 years of experience in A, I've cultivated expertise in crafting captivating digital content and expertly managing social media landscapes.
My early roots saw me working with Abadan's Sports and Youth Department at the age of 14. As I honed my skills, I transitioned into the world of media, contributing to notable names like Hamshahri Newspaper and Goal Daily Newspaper. Through my lens, I've captured the essence of sports and translated it into captivating visual narratives.
Presently, my canvas spans across IG, TW, and FB, where I've orchestrated impressive campaigns for AFC. My Adobe Application prowess, including Photoshop and Lightroom, complements my knack for visual storytelling.
Let's connect and explore the boundless possibilities of fusing sports, media, and digital artistry, no matter the geographical divide!
Ready To Work!
Content Creator | Social Media Specialist
Jul 2018 - Present
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
Strategizing, producing, and curating an array of digital content (including graphics, videos, and more) for comprehensive dissemination across all digital platforms of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), with a particular focus on enhancing the AFC Farsi Instagram account (@TheAFChub_ir), boasting an impressive following of 3.5 million.
Pioneering inventive concepts, proposing novel and forward-thinking approaches for delivering digital content, while remaining attuned to the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing trends.
Taking the helm in day-to-day oversight of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) social media accounts, crafting content that is both motivational and enlightening, fostering meaningful audience engagement.
Skillfully crafting graphics and refining photographs, collaborating harmoniously with the internal design team whenever necessary to ensure a cohesive visual identity.
Methodically monitoring, dissecting, and delivering insights on the performance of digital channels and activities using tools such as Sprout Social. Conveying these findings to stakeholders, and leveraging data to shape and guide future initiatives.
Jul 2023 - Present
DeFodi Images Press Photo Agency
My journey with this Press Photo Agency commenced at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 held in Australia. I undertook the task of capturing captivating visuals during numerous women's matches, ensuring comprehensive coverage. This involved not only photography but also encompassed the crucial steps of editing, adding captions, and preparing the images for publication. These meticulously curated photographs were then uploaded and showcased on the agency's website, poised to be procured by renowned news outlets such as CNN, ESPN, FOX SPORT, and others.
First Digital Content Creator / FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Nov 2022 - Dec 2022
Host Broadcast Services (HBS)
Engaged as a Digital First Content Creator at HBS and FIFA studios, contributing to the immersive coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar!
Capturing dynamic match footage from pitchside using a smartphone during the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Documenting scenes from dressing rooms, player arrivals, warm-up sessions, tunnel walkouts, and other intriguing behind-the-scenes moments.
Photojournalist and Photo Editor
Dec 2017 - Aug 2023
Mizan News Agency
Photographing events, incidents, and individuals to craft compelling press narratives.
Skillfully editing and refining photographs captured in real-life scenarios, producing visual assets that bolster news features.
Providing coverage for significant occasions, including the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa League Final, national elections, mass protests, and other pertinent events.
Nov 2014 - May 2021
Hamshahri Press (Newspaper, Magazine and Website)
My photographic journey commenced with Iran's renowned publication, Hamshahri newspaper, which served as my gateway into the realm of media and facilitated my personal and professional growth. Within its folds, I honed my skills and passion, with a particular focus on capturing the essence of political and sporting events through my lens.
Photo Editor and Photographer
Jan 2019 - Nov 2019
Photographer and photo editor on a TV show that airs every Monday on IRIB3.
Nov 2018 - Aug 2019
Goal Daily Newspaper
Capturing captivating photographs and delivering striking imagery from the Iran Pro League (Football League).
Producing compelling videos through exclusive interviews held within the Goal newspaper studio.
Expertly editing both photographs and occasional videos tailored for optimal impact across Goal's diverse social media channels.
Vigilantly monitoring and skillfully managing the various social media platforms to ensure a dynamic online presence.
Bachelor's degree | Public Relations and International Communications
2018 - 2023
Certificate of Merit | AFC Football Management Certificate (FMC)
May 2022 - October 2022
AFC Academic Centre of Excellence | ACE
High School Diploma in Mathematics
2014 - 2018
I have experience with the following companies:
What Others Say:
Sajad Imanian has dived into the pulse-pounding world of sports through a digital lens. Sajad, a go-to Social Media Maestro, steering the ship for international sports organizations. I have always been in the front row to witness the actions, right from his innovative angle!
But that's not all – Sajad isn't just about the digital game. He is a master of freezing moments in time, capturing the soul of the moment as a remarkable photographer. Expect to be awed by his captivating visuals and unique perspectives exactly like me.
Not only professionally, but he is also a fantastic lifetime friend with a lot of energy that inspires me!
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