Reporter and personable interviewer dedicated to meticulous fact checking and thorough research. Leverages social media tools and technology to bring the news to a broader audience.
Strong language and communication skills
Editorial skills for publishing in Print Media and on Web
Design skills for page layout for publications
Reporting skills for TV/ Web/ Print media
An eye for details which ensures stories/content are fine tuned and edited maintaining the reporting and other standards with a creative flair
Good understanding of reporting – having covered press meets, product launches,conducted interviews and background research – and working on the desk, coordinating with reporters, designers and illustrators
Good analytic and problem solving skills
Proficient with Quark Xpress and MS Office package
Sub- Editor, 12/2012 to 10/2013 Deccan Herald – Bangalore, India
Worked on nation pages which largely covered politics, crime any major news from other states
Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Work on two or more pages simultaneously on a daily basis
Additionally contributed articles for the Homes and Interiors supplement.
Intern, 05/2010 to 06/2010 NDTV- Hindu – Chennai
Acquired a comprehensive training on an exhaustive range of technical and practical aspects of TV reporting
Accompanied the in-house reporters on their shoots
Worked with both news and features teamß Stories were on air in the news bulletins
Three stories went on air during the news bulletin.
Producer, 08/2008 to 07/2009 AOL India
Managed the television, News and Sports channel for the Australia and New Zealand portal.
Produce news content.
Timely update of the channel.
Brought in traffic and increased page views with special packages
Intern , 05/2008 to 07/2008 Dainik Jagaran
City Plus is a weekly neighbourhood tabloid which is published in Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.
Reported community stories concerning areas in east Bangalore.
Covered events and reviewed restaurants and interviewed people.
Got bylines for most of my stories.
Sub-editor, 07/2011 to 11/2012 Deccan Chronicle – Bangalore
Work largely with the city and district pages
Handled and executed special pages,
Also design special packages on a regular basis
Work on two or more pages simultaneously on a daily basis with short deadlines
MS: Communication, 2011 St. Josephs College - Bangalore
Bachelors of Arts: Journalism, English and Psychology, 2008 Mount Carmel College - Bangalore
2005 National College - Jayanagar
Toast Master International: Qualified as Competent Communicator and Competent leader
Was the president for the term June- December 2013
Performed role of VP Education, VP Public relations for two terms. Part of the organizing committee for Ovations 2011, an annual event conducted by Toastmasters International
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St. Josephs College
Mount Carmel College
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MS : Communication , 2011 Bachelors of Arts : Journalism, English and Psychology , 2008 2005
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