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Serial No: 41635
(06/19/1979, female)
List top 5 skills: content management, editing and proofreading, great communication skills, leadership skills, writing and editing
Short Bio:

My Professional experience encompasses over fourteen years in the media industry. I was the owner of a Travel and a Lifestyle Magazine called Alcove. I launched the magazine as the CEO and Managing Editor and published a differentiated and well accepted product in the Indian market. I have also been a Chief Content Officer/ Consultant with SCG Sporting Initiatives/Glocal Thinkers in the past one year.

Current location: 

Haryana, India - View on map

Nationality: 

Indian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

media and design, Travel and Tourism

Spoken languages: 

english, Hindi, punjabi

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Key Attributes

• Masters in English & Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism with 14+ years of experience in Media & Publishing both in Print and Digital media

• Currently working as a Consultant/Chief Content Officer with Glocal Thinkers/ SCG Sporting Initiatives.

• Worked as Managing Editor and CEO of Alcove Magazine, a differentiated offering in the Travel and Hospitality space

• Experience in creating and managing independent publishing business and handling large teams

• Exposure of the international market and have attended international seminars on behalf of the organization.

• Worked with Saffron Media, as Head (Travel & Hospitality) – Delhi Bureau.

• Worked in HT Media Ltd, Chandigarh HT School Times. Single-handedly looked after the weekly edition sent in the schools.

• Completed freelancing assignments for Dainik Bhaskar, Chandigarh and Bhartendu a local newspaper in Shimla.

• Attended the closing ceremony of friendship year between India and China held in Kunming capital of Yunan, China.

• Attended the Australian Tourism Exchange’ 07 programme in Brisbane, Australia as a visiting journalist.

• Skilled decision taker and an expert in creating motivated and result-oriented teams.

• Expert analytical, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

 

Work Experience

Nov 2014 – Present,
Gurgaon, India
Company Chief Content Officer/Consultant
SCG Sporting Initiatives/ Glocal Thinkers

Planning the school curriculum based on the WHO guidelines on Life Skills.

Interfacing with school authorities, teachers and students.

Managing the Content Team.

Carrying out background research for Life Skills Program to be taught in the schools.

Planning & designing the style-writing/ lay-out etc.

Successful execution of the soft launch of the program.

 

July 2009 – Oct 2014
Gurgaon, India
Managing Editor and CEO
Alcove Magazine

Planning the layout of issue, ensuring article’s tone and style is appropriate for the publication and selecting photographs for the same.

Interfacing with advertisers, printing staff and distributors ascertaining all deadlines are met.

Exploring/ writing stories on various issues in travel trade

Carrying out background research for stories or features.

Planning & designing the style-writing/ headlines/ captions/ lay-out.

Ensuring that the text is grammatically, factually correct & free from spelling mistakes.

Liaising with writers, photographers and production departments to discuss the presentation of the article.

 

Nov 2008 – June 2009
Editor, Eli Research
India Pvt. Ltd

Handling e-mail marketing for 11 publications

Writing and editing content for e-mails and websites.

Doing some US market research

Would in future be given responsibility of Direct and Tele Marketing.

 

Aug 2007 – September 2008
Bureau Chief
Travel Biz Monitor & Hospitality Biz

Heading both Travel and Hospitality magazines of Saffron Media in Delhi.

Interacting with travel, hospitality and National Tourist Offices (NTO’s) across India.

Making sure that at least 30 stories are filed per week by me and my team.

Reporting the travel and hospitality events taking place in Delhi and mainly dealing with business news.

Responsible for the overall smooth and effective functioning of the department and employees under my charge.

Directly responsible for the successful and timely completion of any job assigned to any person working under my control and supervision.

 

May 2006 – August 2007
Assistant Editor
Durga Das Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Planning the layout of issue, ensuring article’s tone and style is appropriate for the publication and selecting photographs for the same.

Interfacing with advertisers, printing staff and distributors ascertaining all deadlines are met.

Exploring/ writing stories on various issues in travel trade

Carrying out background research for stories or features.

Extensive experience in newsgathering, reporting.

Planning & designing the style-writing/ headlines/ captions/ lay-out.

Ensuring that the text is grammatically, factually correct & free from spelling mistakes.

Liaising with writers, photographers and production departments to discuss the presentation of the article.

Monitoring adherence/ compliance to media law & regulations.

Checking for repetition, consistency & contradiction and adapting the copy to the house style.

 

April 2004 – April 2006
Editorial Coordinator

Write features for the School Times Weekly supplement of Hindustan Times.

Design the pages of the School Times

Edit the news and articles.

Responsible for designing the overall pages of the School Times.

Reporting the events and educational news for HT Chandigarh Live.

Coordinating with teachers and principals.

Interaction with school students for various activities.

 

March 2003 – March 2004
Teacher

Class Teacher of Class II

Taught English to class VIth and VIIth

Also took spoken English classes for class II and III

 

Education

2003 -05
M.A (English)
Punjab University, Chandigarh

2001 – 02
PG Diploma in Journalism
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Chd

1998- 01
B.A.
Punjab University, Chandigarh

Degree from Government College for Girls, Sector XI, Chandigarh