Freelance Professional with more than 2 years of experience
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Currently working as a freelance professional, I am a Journalism graduate from the esteemed University of Delhi passing with a name among the top ten of the University. Further, I pursued my post grad in International Relations from the prestigious University of Manchester. Earlier, I have worked in the position of a Publication Editor at an online firm and handled lifestyle websites for the organization in collaboration with the media house Times of India. While working, I have gained experience in lead hunting, researching, SEO, writing - feature, fiction and non-fiction, editing and social media management. In addition, as I worked with an in house team and an army of freelancers, I gained an insight about the quality of work clients demand. While pursuing my undergrad, I also tried my hand at Public Relations and thus interned at the firm Creative Crest. Later, I joined the giant media house - Hindustan Times in the position of an intern to get a hands on experience in the print media world. Now, I have finally settled in the online arena as a freelance professional with knowledge of how things work on the huge internet world. I have worked with clients engrossed with - Travel, Education, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Design, Technology and Fashion. Being a versatile writer, writing on any beat is never a problem at my end. Once work is assigned, the deadline and quality assurance is strictly adhered to. Any assignment, any work, I am always game for it. Work hard, work better and deliver the best in time!
2011 - 2012
Employed by Instamedia to fill up the post of ‘Publication Editor’to manage the wide ranging lifestylewebsites for the organization. The organization is an online media company and has ventures in the field of lifestyle, technology, automotives, environment and luxury. While in the organization, I led the inhouse team clubbed with an army of freelancers, on the publication – Style Guru, which worked on the core theme of celebrity fashion trends. During the employment period, I was put through rigorous training to experience every role. Therefore, I have had a first-hand experience as a writer, lead hunter, researcher, copy editor and finally a publication editor. I have fitted the bill for each role and have successfully surpassed the stated targets to provide efficient results. I have 104 published articles to my credit. In need of hour, the organization had also entrusted me with the task of handling seven websites characterized with the major theme of lifestyle. The organization boasts of a premium partnership with prestigious media house, ‘The Times of India’. Popular amongst the netizens, the organization has successfully established a huge visitor bank for its websites with numerous link backs from esteemed media sites in US, Europe and Asia.
2009 - 2009
Interned in a print media organization- Hindustan Times at the reporting and the edit desk for 4 weeks. Learnt how to devise, frame, write and edit a story. The internship provided with the actual knowledge of the field of journalism as it required interaction with editors and journalists in the organization.
2008 - 2008
Interned in a Public relation firm- Creative Crest in the Media Relations Department. Handled the public relations at various events organized and managed by the firm. In the process learned how to converse with the media and build up relations for client. Working in the firm, grasped the ability to write press releases for various events.
Dissertation for Undergraduation
The Televised world of Children: Myth and Reality
2008 - 2009
Dissertation- Completed writing a dissertation on children and television for the partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree. The title of study was ‘The Televised world of Children: Myth and Reality’ which dealt with the debate that children’s space is limited in the televised World. The aim was achieved through analyzing and studying the impact of their favourite programs.
Dissertation for Postgraduation
US, China and the Power Transition
2010 - 2010
Completed writing a dissertation on US, China and the much speculated power transition between the two, for the partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree. Entitled ‘Rise of China, U.S. and the possibility of power transition’, the research work was built up in the theoretical framework of power transition theory. It was divided into three segments studying the economy, military and the most sensitive issue of Cross Strait crisis. The issue was largely explored through the literature available and the predictions by political pundits.
Documentary - Short Feature Film during Undergraduation
Four Women and a Hole
2008 - 2008
Made a Short Film as part of college endeavour- ‘Four Women and a Hole’. The movie was selected in the list of top 45 films in the First Frame Film Festival organized by Madhubala Institute. The short film was highly appreciated and awarded the 2nd prize at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Film was also selected in the top entries sent to Tarang ’08, Lady Sri Ram College.