Koyel Chatterjee

Koyel Chatterjee

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2009 - Present

Banking Associate

Bank of Baroda, USA

Handle customer relations, perform operational duties of retail banking; maintain corporate correspondence with other branch offices.Collaborate with remittance and Compliance departments for integration. Implement internal banking procedures, reporting to the Chief Manager of Operations, Bank of Baroda, USA.

  • Internal Banker  

  • o Analyze data in excel spread sheets of certain banking transactions. Collect and keep records of the checks, drafts, money orders and travelers checks received and do the correspondence by making calls, sending mails/facsimiles and writing letters.
  • o Processing checks/drafts/money orders/travelers checks and feeding relevant information in the system before sending the instruments drawn on American banks for clean collection
  • o Filing indemnity in case of lost or damaged instruments
  • o Conducting investigations on returned instruments by interacting with corresponding American Banks like the Bank of New York etc. along with national/international subsidiaries of the bank
  • o Doing OFAC checking on all instruments and conducting due-diligence in case of suspicious instruments
  • o Uploading wire/swift messages in the internal banking system to process wire transfers (MT 103/FOCU, 202/FOBK, FOTTs etc.)
  • o Passing journal entries for specialized financial transactions
  • o Microfilming important documents and instruments for archival and future records

  • As Customer Care Executive

  • o Receive and delegate customer calls for overseas banking services
  • o Helped customers by furnishing them information about the banking services and introducing them with the new schemes to be launched from time to time
  • o Reconciled the cash drawer as needed
Jun 2008 - Present

Freelance Reporter

Indian Express (US and Canada)

Building pipeline for the "Tristate Newsline" - a 12-page segment for each edition. Collaborate as a member of reporting team and participate in tactical endeavors. Responsible for developing article ideas, writing, editing for the weekly publication.

Joined as an intern and progressed based on performance

  • As a reporter

  • o Chase stories, attend media events, cover and review socio-cultural programs and shows, do movie reviews, take interviews of celebrities from different spheres, do corporate and socio-political analysis
  • o Write three-five byline articles and feature stories on an average per issue
  • o Arrange and conduct media pulse survey, and opinion polls on burning issues and file stories on those topics
  • o Formulate, collaborate and produce corporate profile articles

  • As an internal editor

  • o Research, analyze and edit the content of stories filed by others, as required
  • o Edit standard press releases and convert them into articles for the Managing Editor and Bureau Chief

Initiate networking and manage PR relations leading to coverage

Jan 2005 - Feb 2008

Sub Editor/ Reporter

ABP Pvt. Ltd.

Worked as a sub editor and reporterin the most popular monthly entertainment magazine in eastern India. ABP is one of the leading media players especially in this part of the country. Was initially recruited as a staff reporter for the Celebrity/Entertainment magazine via screening tests and panel driven interview. Promoted as Sub-Editor by EOY for the Bollywood beat and specific Hollywood correspondence reports.

  • o Attended press conferences, industrial promotional events and other socio-cultural entertainment related events for the publication
  • o Interviewed celebrities - movie, music, art, sports and socio-culture
  • o Wrote articles on the events/programmers covered/attended or interviews taken
  • o Edited copies written by others in editorial room, organized pre-press pagination with story boarding major events coverage
  • o During correspondence I was credited by covering multiple beats within the same editorial cycle - as a result, covered Hollywood pieces and Bollywood beat
  • o I have been approached by MNC house PROs as event coverage lead for ABP due to effective communication and relation building capabilities even outside my editorial turf of entertainment
  • o On several occasions this reporter's articles featured amongst the most appreciated & read articles of the magazine according to readers' survey conducted in the metropolitan cities as well as the districts
  • o Distinguished language skills in English and Indian languages (Bengali and Hindi)

Established computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Web Research

Jul 2004 - Sep 2004

Paid Journalist Intern

Financial Express

Worked as a sub-editor cum reporter in one of the leading Finance vertical based daily. Financial Express is a part of ExpressIndia group and one of the leading national business publications of India. Was selected as a finalist after successful screening examinations and interview process (which was not a part of University recruitment program) indented for competitive journalist job-market.

  • o Worked as an sub-editor cum reporter on quite a few assignments for the newspaper based on the business platform of India
  • o Did in-depth extensive market analysis research and some of my reports got published during my employment period
  • o Before the end of the said apprentice I was forwarded an offer to join the house as a reporter which I respectfully declined as I had a better offer from ABP


2002 - 2000


Calcutta University