Atul Kumar

Atul Kumar

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Oct 2011

Editorial and Project Consultant

Media Initiative

Providing editorial and technical support to Lucknow's First Weekly E-newspaper Lucknow Lead.

Providing support to Reth Services Pvt. Ltd. for its Brand and Product Promotion activities in Uttar Pradesh.

Working on a new media project focused on the news, information, events of up-country areas.

Also working on a portal specifically to cover Bundelkhand by all means.
Jul 2010 - Nov 2010

Senior Copy Editor

Chauti Duniya

Co-ordination and editing of News for it's Uttar Pradesh / U'khand Edition.

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Freelance Consultancy

Online Media Project

Associated with a Senior Journalist for his Issue Based News Project.

Dec 2009 - Apr 2010

Sr. Copy Editor

By-Line – National Weekly News Magazine (Hindi and English)

Sr. Copy Editor – By-Line – National Weekly News Magazine (Hindi and English), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Responsible for news co-ordination with Editor and Reporters, Editing, Run-Order co-ordination with Editor, Advt. Co-ordination Editor and Advt personnel, Finalization for printing, co-ordination with Printer and updation & management of WebSite.

Aug 2009 - Nov 2009

Producer / Sr. Copy Editor

Sadhna News

Producer / Sr. Copy Editor – Worked for Special Investigation Team of SADHNA NEWS CHANNEL.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2009

Sr. Sub Editor

Daily News Activist

In-Charge – Allahabad Edition Desk at Head Office, Daily News Activist, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • From Editing uptill finalization of pages for final printing.
  • Also coordinating with Advertisement Section.

In-Charge – Dak Desk, Daily News Activist, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Here I was responsible from content selection uptill finalization of page.
  • Monitoring newswire along with news coming from our district centers.

In-Charge –, Web Edition of Daily News Activist, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

In-Charge –E-Paper of Daily News Activist, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Nov 2001 - Jan 2006

Sub Editor

Dainik Jagran

In-Charge – Jagran City, Dainik Jagran, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • Edit, rewrite, and proofread all articles for Jagran City, four page city based supplement of Dainik Jagran newspaper. This publication has been designed to bridge the gap between upper/creamy layer of society and the rest of the sections of society.
  • Had done so many One-to-One Interview ranging from celebrities, bureaucrats to various top-notch professionals.
  • Assist with content ideas, copywriting and complete layout of Jagran City.

News Desk – Dainik Jagran, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • Here I was responsible from content selection uptill finalization of page layout of INTERNATIONAL page.
  • Monitored newswire for national ground-breaking stories and developed local angles.
  • Accompanied reporters on assignments.
  • Designed few columns to enrich the International page.
  • Envisaged, Designed, and Developed special package and write-ups on various events, occasions and social issues like ‘150 years of postal services’, ‘Lucknow Mahotsav’ etc.
  • Handled/operated few equipments and software (Quark Xpress, Script Editor, JagInfo – Communication Software, Outlook Express, MS Office etc.).

Reporting – Dainik Jagran, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • Authored several articles and covered a variety of writing assignments assigned directly by Resident Editor.
  • Additionally assisted with editorial functions including final editing, selection of Photographs.
  • Also coordinated successfully with Graphics Division to enrich the story.

Worked on special stories on occasions like Republic Day, Independence Day, International Day for Elderly, Teacher’s Day, Children’s Day, Holi, Deepawali, Eid, Christmas etc.

May 1999 - Oct 2001

Manager - Media & Public Relations

Naitik Vikas Sangathan

Worked as Manager – Media Relations with Naitik Vikas Sangathan (NVS), Lucknow. NVS is lucknow based NGO working especially for Senior Citizens.

Dec 2000 - Jan 2001


Zee News

Had done Internship at Zee News, Zee Telefilms Ltd., Essel Studio, FC19, Sector 16A, Noida, under expert guidance of then Executive Producer Mr. Shazi Zaman.

Mar 1996 - Apr 1999

Manager - Media & Public Relations

International Institute of Fashion Technology

Worked as Manager – Media and Public Relations with International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), H-12, South Extension Part-I, New Delhi. During my tenure at IIFT, I also organized various Fashion Shows, Workshops, Seminars and Career Counselling Camps, not only in delhi but some other parts of India like, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Jaipur, Haryana and also at Kathmandu, Nepal.



PG Diploma in Mass Communication & Journalism

Institute of Professional Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Chatrapati Sahuji Mahraj University



FTP Softwares,(Cute, WS, etc.)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe PageMake

Quark Express

E-Mail Clients

Handling Various E-Mail Clients like MS Outlook Outlook Express Eudora Incredimail

Microsoft Office


Sports : Badminton, Chess and various TV Games

Reading : Interest in reading books, subject/topic of my interest are  Philosophy, Religious, Spiritual, Science, Medical and Health, Fashion, Court Room Stories, Information Technology, Architecture, History, Arts & Culture, sports and politics.

Experience Summary

  • Experienced in writing feature articles, short stories, biographies, essays, editorial pieces, press releases, research reports, and creative promotional copies.
  • Well versed in concept creation, Research, copyediting, proofreading, transcribing, editing, Layout and Packaging, most recently as Producer / Sr. Copy Editor – Special Investigation Team – SADHNA NEWS CHANNEL (Bihar / Madhya Pradesh / Jharkhand / Chhatisgarh), New Delhi and earlier as In-Charge Allahabad Edition, In-Charge Dak Desk, In-Charge Web Edition ( of Daily News Activist (Hindi Daily), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and previously as In-Charge Jagran City (four page city based supplement of Dainik Jagran, Lucknow).
  • Strong technical command of the Software commonly used in print media and also competent enough to handle any new or customized software with given due know-how; familiarity with virtually all writing styles; serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word.
  • Competent researcher, interviewer, reporter and proven track record for leading the team of District Correspondents, Dak Desk Members, Web Edition ( personnels at Daily News Activist, Lucknow and members of Jagran City (Dainik Jagran), Lucknow.
  • During my tenure at Dainik Jagran, Lucknow, I have given this opportunity to be one of the members of Core Team, which is responsible for daily newspaper analysis and also the responsibility to foster the readership and circulation of newspaper.
  • Also coordinated from Lucknow to Noida office in 2002 for online publication and updation of Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha election results on Jagran’s Website. Few days after was rated in top six news site by ALEXA.
  • Regularly contributed for Column "Duniyadaari" for "Desh-Videsh" (International) page of Dainik Jagran Lucknow.
  • Earlier I was also writing health related news/articles for "Desh-Videsh" page of Dainik Jagran, Lucknow.
  • Started column "Ajab-Gajab" (based on some interested facts) published on "Desh-Videsh" page of Dainik Jagran, Lucknow.
  • Contributed and Coordinated for various news/articles/features during America - Iraq War for Dainik Jagran, Lucknow.
  • Contributing in Shaher Apna Shaher Weekly (Thursday) Suppliment of Dainik Jagran, Lucknow.
  • Designed Developed the official website of Lucknow Mahotsav – 2003 URL:
  • My Published Poems could be read on URL:
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  • Designed, Developed and launched the personal website of noted journalist Shri. Prabhat Ranjan Deen.
  • Designed and Developed the complete Web Site for Archives of Information Department, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, URL Beside this I also designed and developed sites for UP Election and for SUDA at All These projects was undertaken by UP Portal Dot Com.
  • Designed the HOME PAGE and various other pages and sections of UP Portal Dot Com
  • Designed and Developed Various event/occasion specific Sub-Sites like for Republic Day, Valentine’s Day, Holi, Rakshabandhan/Bhai Dooj, Independence Day, Navratri, Dussehra/Deepawali, Lucknow Mahotsav, Christmas, New Year Celebration etc. during my tenure with UP Portal Dot Com.
  • Designed and Developed the site of Metro City Lucknow URL:
  • Internship Done at Zee News, Noida from December 2000 to January 2001.


Writing/Editing/Conceptualising responsibilities with a newspaper, E-paper, News Portal, News channels or magazine.