News Editor/ Copy Editor /Journalist job in New Delhi at Hindustan Times

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News Editor/ Copy Editor /Journalist job in New Delhi at Hindustan Times

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  1. Kishalaya Mukhopadhyay

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Hope you are doing well. I would like this opportunity to express my interest to work for your reputed organization.
    I have over 3 years experience in full/part time writing/content development/website and social media management, 1 year experience as a professor of Media Science and an MA in Mass Communication from Kalyani University (First Class First).
    I have worked previously with Venkatesh Films, a leading film company, as Content Manager, Website Manager and Social Media Marketer. I was tasked with regularly updating the company’s official website as well as maintaining the official blog with creative content like film reviews and news scoops. I also used to build liaison with the public through social media marketing, using platforms like Facebook and Twitter, about upcoming events like movie premiers, merchandise sales, promotional offers etc. Besides, I was also in charge of development of material for internal communication, ranging from fliers about gaming competitions for employees to brochures about shuffles in internal management, developments and reports from various departments etc. I also worked closely with the event management and outdoor marketing teams. I was also tasked with event management for movie premiers and other high profile events, during which I also served as an in-house journalist for the company simultaneously, doing photography, interviewing and reporting.
    I have also worked as a freelancer with various other companies like Content Yogi, Wonderslist.com etc. during course of which I have written informational and promotional material on a wide range of topics. I have also published in a number of popular websites like Kafila, Countercurrents and Global Voices as well as an academic journal (EPW). I have also collaborated with a news and commentary portal, Eye Art Collective, as a freelance correspondent.
    I have also worked as a professor of Media Science with SVIMS, Sonarpur, affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology. I was tasked with taking classes on a wide variety of subjects on my core discipline, Mass Communication, including Development Communication and New Media. I was also responsible for creating learning materials and keeping track record of the academic and professional achievements of the students, collaborating with other teachers and technical assistants etc.
    I believe I am suitable for this position because of my familiarity with a diverse range of work environments as well as my ability to deliver quality work while operating within a tight schedule.

    Educational Qualifications:

    • Madhyamik/10th Standard (South Point School), 2004 – 85%

    • Higher Secondary/10+2 (South Point High School), 2006 – 71.9%

    • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Guru Nanak Institute of Technology (West Bengal University of Technology) in 2010. – 6.93

    • Completed MA in Journalism, from Institute of Mass Communication, Film and Television Studies, Kalyani University, 2013 – 70%

    Project:

    1. Documentary on a Kolkata NGO [New Light] that works with children of AIDS affected sex workers

    2. Project report on Development Communication from Iper (NGO) working with underprivileged children

    3. Project report on Mass Communication from NGO working with organic Betel farming

    • Completed M.Phil with University of Calcutta at Institute of Development Studies, Salt Lake, Kolkata, in July 2016.

    Domain Knowledge: Human Development, Qualitative and Quantitative research methodology, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, Social Media and Mobilization, Corporate Communication, Social Research, Alternative media for capacity building.

    Work Experience (Total 4+ years):

    • as Content Writer with Content Yogi Solutions

    Roles: Writing SEO optimized articles for a wide range clients from furniture companies to insurance policy sellers to visa providers, Delivering Copyscape passed plagiarism-free quality content within tight schedules.

    • as Freelance Content Writer/Blogger with Freelancer.com

    – Roles: Providing SEO optimized content on a wide variety of topics, mostly on products and product categories, catering to the specific needs of clients

    • as Content Writer with SeoNest

    – Roles: Writing Keyword-Rich Content for SEO optimization, Maintaining strict deadlines, Writing unique content on same topic multiple times in a day

    • as Freelance Content Writer for Wonderslist.com

    -Roles: Writing Creative Content like “Top 10” Lists

    • as Content Writer for Shree Venkatesh Films

    – Roles: Content management, Website Management, Social Media Marketing, Blog Creation, Writing Film Reviews, Ad Copy Writing, Reporting, Event Management, Internal Communication etc.

    • Assistant Professor of Media Science in Swami Vivekandanda Institute of Modern Science, Sonarpur

    – Roles: Teaching Papers like Development Communication, Communication in Historical Context, Media Laws, Comparative Media Studies, New Media, Radio Journalism.
    – Developing Learning Materials, Maintaining a Strong Student Connect, Career Guidance and Special Counseling, Monitoring Student Progress in Academic and Professional Achievements, Miscellaneous Administrative Responsibilities.

     Other Skills: Good communication skills (fluent in English), team player, sound numerical skills, basic IT skills like MSWord, MSExcel, MSPowerPoint etc.

     Also volunteered with an NGO working to popularize anti-corruption drive

    Selected Publications/Presentations:

    1. Co-presented a paper titled “Problematizing Beauty in the Context of Feminities and Masculinities” in National Queer Conference, 2015.

    2. Queering the Narrative: Can the Subaltern Sex Speak? – Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 2, 09 Jan, 2016
    http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/2/commentary/queering-narrative.html

    3. “Nobody Killed Rohith Vemula” – http://kafila.org/2016/01/19/nobody-killed-rohith-vemula-kishalaya-mukhopadhyay/ (Republished in Rediff.com)

    4. “A Tragic Suicide at a University Puts the Spotlight on Discrimination Against Dalits in India” – https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/20/a-tragic-suicide-at-a-university-puts-the-spotlight-on-discrimination-against-dalits-in-india/

    5. “Rohith Vemula’s Suicide Shows the Need for a Politics of Intersection” – http://www.countercurrents.org/km210116.htm

    6. “Coldplay’s New Video Featuring Beyonce Faces Backlash for Alleged Stereotyping of Indian Culture” – https://globalvoices.org/2016/01/31/coldplays-new-video-featuring-beyonce-faces-backlash-for-alleged-stereotyping-of-indian-culture/

    7. “Pranab Bardhan on Democracy, Dignity and Development” – http://www.eyeartcollective.com/pranab-bardhan-on-democracy-dignity-and-development/

    8. “Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir” – https://globalvoices.org/2016/07/11/dozens-killed-after-indian-forces-crackdown-on-protests-in-kashmir/

    9. ” In Nike’s Ad About Female Athletes in India, Too Much Glamour, Not Enough Names?” – https://globalvoices.org/2016/08/01/in-nikes-ad-about-female-athletes-in-india-too-much-glamour-not-enough-names/

    Contact:
    Phone no.: 919433099592, 9103324849123
    Email address: kisholoy2005@gmail.com, kisholoymukherjee@yahoo.co.in
    Address:
    Flat 2A, 2nd Floor, 241, P Majumdar Road, Kolkata 78

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