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EXPERIENCED BUSINESS REPORTER

Prudent and proactive journalist with around nine years of overall experience, having keen eye for finding and creating news stories.
Extensive experience in covering energy, commodities and technology. Multimedia reporter having served several mediums-- prints, online and wire agencies. Adept storyteller who treats news, features and other events with equal passion and thrives within the deadline-intensive, 24x7 newsroom environment.  Aims to gain global exposure to further sharpen journalism skills

Work History

Nov 2014July 2016

Oil & Gas Stringer

Bloomberg Data Services (India) Pvt Ltd

Report news on Indian oil and gas market for Bloomberg's leading news product 'First Word Oil' from Mumbai

  • Special focus on physical crude market
  • Break stories on Indian oil refiners, track refinery outages 
  • Break news on oil tenders, products and shipping 
  • Track trends in country's oil import, exports and fuel consumption 
  • Compile wraps of main stories and highlights 

Achievements 

  • First reporter at Bloomberg to get regular stream of exclusive shipping data on India's crude oil imports every month, started regular columns on India Tanker Tracker stories, ahead of competition several times in reporting tanker stories
  • Breaking several crude procurement tender results of state refiners
  • Successfully predicting planned maintenance at Reliance's Jamnagar-- world's biggest refinery  
  • Creating solid contact base of local refiners and traders


Sep 2013Oct 2014

Senior Correspondent 

DNA Newspaper- general daily from Diligent Media Corp 

Covering energy and metal sectors for newspaper's business section

  • Coordinating with editors for featuring and placing most important corporate stories for business pages  
  • Interviewing corporate honchos

Achievements

  • Covered extensively mining disruptions faced by metal corporates
  • Broke exclusive stories on metal and oil giants including Hindalco, Tata Steel, Reliance Industries
  • Interviewed top leaders from Vedanta and Essar  
  • Team player, pitched in with reports on several other sectors 
Feb 2013Sep 2013

Senior Sub Editor with Moneycontrol. com from Network 18 group

Web18 Software Services Pvt Ltd

Write and edit market and corporate stories

  • Author short and accurate news copies and updates, exposure to several industry verticals
  • Monitoring business news across various mediums and updating website
  • Prioritizing news stories and planning a line-up
  • Writing breaking news on Indian economy and corporate houses
  • Stock market trends and development reports

 

Feb 2011Aug 2012

Correspondent

Cogencis Information Services Ltd., earlier known as NewsWire18 Ltd., Mumbai

Financial and business reporter covering sectors like metals and information technology.

  • Monitor and report breaking news on Indian economy and corporate houses
  • Author short and accurate news copies and updates
  • Break exclusive stories on industry sector such as metal and IT.
  • Stock market trends and development reports
  • Extensive coverage of company’s quarterly financial results
  • Interviews of several listed company officials

 Achievements 

  • Developed a strong contact base of steel, pipe, IT, oil and gas and engineering companies, industry association, and stock analysts and dealers.
  • Swiftly made transition to mainstream financial reporting, from technology  reporting
  • Interviewed Nifty company SESA GOA’s Managing Director P.K. Mukherjee in a special two hour interaction at Goa
  • Broke several exclusive stories on steel, pipe, construction and engineering companies
Aug 2009Feb 2011

Principal Correspondent 

TechTarget India (Indian arm of Nasdaq listed company) 

Technology reporter covering topics like information security, data centre and enterprise technology.  

  • Exclusive content generation (features, case studies, tips, articles),
  • Daily website updates, writing newsletters, preparing story calendar etc and social media optimization.

  Achievements 

  • Launched and contributed content for websites – searchcio.in, www.searchdatacenter.in and www.searchsecurity.in.
  • Broke several stories on hacking, information security and data privacy concerns in India
  • Created a robust contact base of information security professional across India and abroad
  • Established in as the key platform for information security professionals in India
  • Covered more than 15 industry events in short span of a year
Aug 2007Aug 2009

Correspondent with technology website Biztech2.com 

Web18 Software Services Pvt Ltd

Enterprise technology reporter focused on covering usage of  IT among various industry verticals. Conduct video as well as text interview of Chief information Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officers of enterprises on their usage of technology

  • Exclusive content generation (features, case studies, articles),
  • Daily website updates, writing newsletters, preparing story calendar etc and social media optimization.

Achievements 

Key member of the team that launched India's first video portal on enterprise technology called Biztech2TV.

  • Contributed more than 150 videos featuring Chief Information Officers and Chief Executive Officers of leading Indian corporate. Some video stories appeared in CIO Files show on CNBC TV18 channel.
  • Learned video production and anchoring on the job
May 2006Aug 2007

Staff Correspondent for Food & Beverage News 

Saffron Media Pvt Ltd 

Business reporter covering food processing industry for a weekly newspaper named Food & Beverage News.

  • Also contributed to group’s pharmaceutical publications- online and print namely Chronicle Pharmabiz & Pharmabiz.com respectively.

Education

Jun 2005May 2006

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism

Harkisan Mehta Institute of Journalism

One year diploma course in print journalism

Jun 2000May 2005

Bachelors of Commerce  

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce

Achieved first class at Mumbai university in the graduation course involving subjects like accounts, economics.

Skills

Research, facts gathering

Building news sources

Multimedia reporting skills

Reporting, news writing

Personal Reference

Name : Dhwani Pandya
Date of Birth: 27 February 1984
Linguistic: English, Hindi, Guajarati & Marathi
Hobbies: Trekking, hiking, river rafting, travelling, reading travelogues, writings poems, cooking, dancing, 

Other Activities

  • Have freelanced for the Westside Plus-Dahisar-Virar, a supplement of Times of India.
  • Have volunteered for an international event World Social Forum..