Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

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 2006 - Sep 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 2010 - Mar 2010

Video Presenter

ShowHow2, Kolkata, India
  • Acting as Video Hostess to demonstrate internet and mobile banking services provided by
Mar 2003 - Jul 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 2008 - May 2009

Freelance Reporter

Kindle Magazine, Kolkata, India
Jun 2008 - Oct 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 2006 - Jul 2006

Intern

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

Jan 2006 - Jan 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 2005 - Jul 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 2004 - Jul 2004

Anchor(Part-Time)

Ahimsa Television, Kolkata, India
Mar 2003 - Mar 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

Education
2005 - 2006

Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication 

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
2005 - 2006

Diploma in Journalism

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata, India
2004 - 2005

Multimedia Course  approved by Jadavpur University

Brainware Computer Academy, Kolkata, India
1998 - 2002

Bachelor of Arts in English Honours

Sri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata, India