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Work experience

Sep 2011Present

Media Consultant

Masdar, UAE
  • Event Management:
  • Helping organize large-scale events like the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2012-2015
  • Drafting speech/talking points for spokesperson,
  • Writing scripts for online media registrations,
  • Logistical coordination including liaising with marketing and events team for branding material and its content,
  • Staffing impromptu requests for interviews by media at the event
  • Managing media tours during the five-day international event,
  • Identifying photo opportunities, selecting, processing and sending approved pictures to press for printing, and
  • Developing communications plan for side-events
Aug 2006Sep 2010

Media Manager & Senior Radio Jockey (RJ)

Power FM, Kolkata, India
  • Duties included :
  • Scheduling songs that play on air using RCS and as a core team member, taking vital decisions as to which songs would be considered, included and/or even deleted from the playlist,
  • Working closely with radio station's promotions department to devise and execute station events and remote broadcasts,
  • Acting as a liaison between company, media and other organisations,
  • Taking celebrity interviews from the Bollywood fraternity for a special Sunday show ‘’Power Funday Morning’’ and maintaining PR with them and music companies,
  • Working closely with outside groups to fulfil station's commitment to community service and public interest,
  • Self producing and hosting a regular live show between 1pm and 4pm, known as ‘’Request Fest’’ from Monday to Saturday,
  • Training the RJ interns on console management and on-air talk,
  • Hosting programmes in accordance to the requirement of the station and on a free lance basis as well (eg. Hosted the press-conference where Dhoni was introduced as brand ambassador of Kolkata Fashion Week),
  • Giving voice-overs for various commercials as per the requirements of the station,
  • Writing a training manual (which included policies and procedures of the organisation and a few tips and tricks of the trade) for newly recruited RJ interns, and
  • Overseeing station's "day-to-day operations”.
Mar 2010Mar 2010

Video Presenter

ShowHow2, Kolkata, India
  • Acting as Video Hostess to demonstrate internet and mobile banking services provided by
Mar 2003Jul 2006

Radio Jockey

All India Radio, Kolkata, India
  • Duties included :
  • Hosting and producing own shows under the western music section,
  • Providing technical assistance and on-air performance training to the new recruits of the station, and
  • Giving voice-overs for various commercials as per the requirements of the station.

Jul 2008May 2009

Freelance Reporter

Kindle Magazine, Kolkata, India
Jun 2008Oct 2008

Freelance Reporter

India Insight and New Global Indian magazines
  • Wrote the following articles :
  • Remembering Rizwanur Rahman,
  • Human Horses (article on hand-rickshaw pullers),
  • Bengal Unexplored,
  • Youngsters : Masters or Slaves to cell usage, and
  • English theatre in Kolkata.
May 2006Jul 2006

Intern

Hindustan Times, Kolkata, India
  • Did internship with Hindustan Times for two months in the editing section.

Jan 2006Jan 2006

Freelance Reporter

Times Of India, Kolkata, India
  • Duties included :
  • Writing several feature style stories for their supplements and their web portal kolkatamirror.com ,
Jul 2005Jul 2005

Intern Reporter

Indian Express, Kolkata, India
  • Worked with Indian Express for half a month as an intern in the reporting section and contributed several articles for print.
Apr 2004Jul 2004

Anchor(Part-Time)

Ahimsa Television, Kolkata, India
Mar 2003Mar 2011

Freelance Voice-Over Artist

Various contracts, Kolkata, India
  • Duty included giving voice-overs for private companies for computer-based tutorials (CBT), web-based tutorials (WBT), cable ads and other assignments.

Education

20052006

Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication 

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
20052006

Diploma in Journalism

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata, India
20042005

Multimedia Course  approved by Jadavpur University

Brainware Computer Academy, Kolkata, India
19982002

Bachelor of Arts in English Honours

Sri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, India