Founder And Editor In Chief resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Career Highlights
  • A Washington DC based, Global Communication leader experience of over 25 years as a Journalist, TV Commentator, digital start up founder, Strategic and crises management Communications coach.
  • Through strategic thought leadership, strong execution built an independent and successful global media organization with presence across India, APAC, Europe and the US. Currently serving 5 languages.
  • Responsible for removing over 50 million posts on misinformation and disinformation posts from social media platforms
  • Crises management and vaccine hesitancy reduction through strategic intervention and coaching leaders of government, global organizations and the UN.
  • Interviewed several world leaders including Donald Trump, Aung San Suu Kyi, Hamid Karzai , Schinzo Abe; Imran Khan; BanKi- Moon among many others
  • Worked actively with social media platforms to debunk fake news during the War in Ukraine and Climate Change
  • Deep understanding of international relations and economics based on strong academic background I have investigated and brought to light several investigative stories pointing out to poor governance and corruption. Eg- expose on Dawood Ibrahim and financing of terrorism and money laundering nexus; Investigated and exposed the India connection on the oil for food scam in Iraq.
  • Focused on Multilateralism and inclusive growth in writings and commentaries in thought leadership forums and on live Tv shows.
  • Reported from over 50 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas, I have a wide network of contacts amongst leaders, public officials, media, NGO’s and businesses across the globe
  • Conducted live shows, interviews and press conferences. Bring strong executive presence to communicate in a thoughtful and collected manner to land the message as desired and manage pushback.
  • Co-authored best selling book on hijacking covering on ground and behind the scenes nexus of Taliban. IC 814 Hijacked- an Inside Story
  • Invited by Harvard University and MIT in Boston for addressing students and faculty on Misinformation and impact on inclusive growth of nations.
Work History
01/2014 to Current Founder and Editor in Chief Future Today Institute | New York, NY,
  • Founded NewsMobile in 2014 as Asia's independent mobile media network.
  • Specialize in debunking misinformation and disinformation and thought leadership and strategic advisory.
  • Expert at managing live crisis situations and key messaging for the leadership: Created a handbook for leaders A to Z of crisis communication with practical advice based on the changing media landscape
  • Problem solver for leaders - Advisory and intervention in real time. Developed and delivered Crisis and strategic communication training as a coach and advisor to CEO's, Public figures including public officials and ambassadors, key organizations like IKEA, Rockefeller Foundation, Apco World Wide, with a focus on navigating the new media and television
  • Deep expertise and knowledge in use of latest technology and its interface with communications and Media
  • Collaborated with leading global networks as a commentator and analyst.
  • Effective communicator and collaborative ability to work with people and leadership from across the globe
  • Stories have been followed extensively by BBC, Daily Mail, Guardian, International Herald Tribune, and New York Times.
  • 2005: Transparency International Award for exposing Corruption.
  • International finalist for the Kurt- Schork Award for international journalism,

06/2004 to 12/2014 Senior Editor India Today Group | City, STATE, India

Living Media India Limited, - India Today Group, is an Indian media conglomerate based in New Delhi, India. founded 1975; Revenue INR 8.2 Billion, circulation over 50 million monthly

  • Member of Leadership team and Strategic Affairs Editor. Advisor to Group Chairman and Editor in Chief on planning and selecting key global leaders for group’s premier thought leadership event The India Today Conclave for over 10 years.
  • Guided and motivated staff to achieve demanding targets under tight deadlines.
  • Oversaw story pitches, assignments, final revisions, and layouts.
  • Wrote editorial pieces for various publications within group on Policy, Politics and Foreign Affairs.
  • TV commentator and writer for magazine and group’s TV channels and other media properties.
  • Reported from global hot spots like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Sudan, and Nepal covering international events, politics and, business.
07/2000 to 05/2004 Chief Diplomatic Correspondent The Hindustan Times | City, STATE,
  • Broke many exclusive stories on foreign affairs, political economy and policy matters.
  • Stories on political corruption and misuse of public money were critically acclaimed and followed by Indian and global media.
  • Editorial lead for Thought leadership event, The Hindustan Times Leadership Initiative.
  • Covered key international organizations such as the UN, IMF and World Bank for the newspaper and impact on their policies on India.
08/1996 to 05/2000 Principle Correspondent The Indian Express | City, STATE,
  • Researched and produced daily news reports.
  • Investigated important community issues and put together well-received reports.
  • Shaped narrative on key issues through effective storytelling and knowledge of public opinion.
  • Exclusive story highlighting how politicians and public officials misused their position and owed millions of dollars to Government run company with mounting debt. expose led India's Supreme Court to intervene in matter.
  • Reported from Bangladesh on plight of migrants in that country
  • Did investigative reports on hijack of Indian aircraft to Afghanistan and then wrote best selling book which was globally acclaimed
  • Multilingual oral and writing communication skills - English and Hindi ( speak write) Punjabi and Urdu (speak).
  • Influence stakeholders. Excellent onscreen executive presence. Live TV commentator with the ability to modify message content and style to match the needs of various stakeholders. Experience with live press conferences and press gaggles.
  • As a successful start up founder and prior experience of leadership roles in large scale organizations I bring extensive leadership experience, particularly leading large and complex teams, developing functional strategy, and translating broader organization strategy into tactical steps for execution.
  • WIth a collaborative approach I provide others clear guidance so they can accomplish mission-critical tasks, and lead and promote innovation and change to keep up with the external environment.
  • Expertise with available communications best practices, and their potential applications and impact on the Fund.
  • Crises Management: Adept and experienced at managing crises. available at short notice to resolve live issues.
  • Have a wide network of contacts amongst leaders, public officials, media, NGO’s and business across the globe
  • Ability to navigate through crisis situations and recognized as a collaborative manager who is a problem solver.
  • Running and managing a digital start up has made me self-aware and resilient and on a lifelong learner
Expected in 09/1999 Master of Arts | Security Studies University of Hull, United Kingdom, GPA:

British Chevening Scholar

Expected in 1996 Master of Arts | International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,, New Delhi, India, GPA:

Did a paper on Contemporary International Economic Relations with specialization on IMF

  • Elected as Cultural convenor and Counsellor for school of international studies in 1995-96
  • Member of the Board of the School of International studies - JNU- 1995-96
Additional Information
  • Served two terms on the Media Advisory Committee of Parliament of India.
  • Spain-India leadership fellow
  • Fellow 21St century trust, London
  • Member India International Centre, New Delhi
  • Invited to speak and chair global thought leadership events.- Horasis Global Meeting ; BRICS media leaders dialogue, Moscow
  • High level media leaders dialogue, Beijing
  • Invited to Deliver talks at prestigious global universities: Harvard, MIT, and Oxford.
  • Member of the delegation of The President of India, the Vice President of India and the Prime Minister of India for major multilateral summits.
    Like the UNGA, G-7, BRICS and NAM summit.
  • Winner MS Oberoi Transparency international award on exposing corruption.
  • International finalist Kurt Schork Global journalism award by Columbia University.

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  • University of Hull
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University,

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