Rutwik Khalanekar

  • Pune, Maharashtra
Rutwik Khalanekar

Cultural Coordinator


I specialize in content design, visual communication, and event management. I am seeking a social media management and digital content development role as it is more in tune with my interests and core competences.

Work history

Work experience
Oct 2014 - Present

Cultural Coordinator

Alliance Française de Pune
  • Event management
    • Organization & coordination of cultural events
    • Managing technical, financial, administrative & design aspects
    • Organizing events with French artists and dignitaries
  • Marketing and communication
    • Writing press releases and maintaining press relations
    • Creating email campaigns for courses and events
    • Promoting the brand by suggesting design for merchandise
    • Design visually appealing posters, flyers and brochures
    • Creating promotional videos
    • Updating a WordPress based website & adding new features
    • Management of social accounts: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram
  • Business development
    • Developing institutional collaborations and partnerships
    • Promoting cultural exchanges between France and Pune
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014

Assistant Cultural Coordinator

Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad
  • Visual communication
    • Designing posters, brochures, & website elements
  • Online and offline promotion of events, courses and other services
  • Cultural activities
    • Coordinating, taking feedback, and offering value-additions
    • Planning and executing Library events (in collaboration with librarian & cultural coordinator)
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014

Receptionist & Secretary

Alliance Francaise d'Ahmedabad
  • Introduced efficient processes for streamlining the front desk duties
  • Redesigned the student database
  • Actively promoted cultural activities and classes
  • Provided technical assistance for all cultural events
  • Extended IT related help to professors and other AF staff
  • Coordinated library events in collaboration with librarian
  • Handled online promotion of AF Ahmedabad (Facebook & website)
Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Content Writer

PicDif Stock Photos, Ahmedabad
  • Analyzed photos
  • Tagged images & described them with suitable keywords
  • Search engine optimization
Aug 2010 - Oct 2011

Research Associate - Social Media Listening

Motif India Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad
  • Tabulated online opinions on brands & analyzed their sentiment, created reports
  • Search engine optimization & social media optimization
  • Participated in process development, automation as well as software design
  • Worked in the BizDev team for leads profiling, content writing & case studies


2012 - 2014

Diploma in French

Alliance Française d'Ahmedabad

Professional usage of the French language

2011 - 2013

Master's in Computer Applications

IGNOU, L.D. College, Ahmedabad 

Specializing in software development life cycles

2007 - 2010

Bachelor's of Science

St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad

Specializing in Botany

Technical knowhow

  • Adobe Creative Suite : Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects,  Creative Cloud
  • WordPress : Content management, editing themes & plugins, configuration of sites
  • Office Suites: Office 2016 (Use of office mix to create interactive presentations)
  • Miscellaneous software & online services to get the job done 

Languages I speak

Marathi, English, French, Hindi, Gujarati, Japanese