Vijetha Rangabashyam

  • Mumbai Maharashtra
Vijetha Rangabashyam

My Portfolio

Projects & Achievements

  • Written, edited and published a Journal ‘Sattva’ on Development in India through Communication, with a cover story ‘Right to Information Act’
  • Editor and co-founder of the bi-weekly newspaper ‘Confluence’, which bagged the best newspaper of the year at MOP Vaishnav
  • Reported for Mylapore Times and Agni, a local tabloid
  • Scripted, directed and produced ‘Please Pave Way’, a documentary film on pavement encroachment in Chennai
  • Organized a campaign against AIDS sponsored by USAID at Marina beach, Chennai
  • Recipient of the medal of honour for proficiency in Journalism at MOP Vaishnav
  • Recipient of the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh medals for expedition and social work


I believe in bringing out my individual sense of aesthetics in writing, which is essentially defined by the cultural milieu I was brought up in, my perceptiveness to the society that is ever evolving, the writers who have influenced me thus far and my penchant for the quirky albeit beautiful language that is English. I also have a keen interest in studying people, which I have used in my stint with journalism every step of the way. At Options Media, I dabbled with different genres such as women’s interest, food, lifestyle and travel magazines.  Over the years, I have been involved in every aspect of magazine production from conceptualizing editorial content to delivering clean copies, handling cover shoots, copy editing and proofreading.

In light of avoiding redundancy in my stories, my forte lies in making even a run-of-the-mill idea look bright and interesting by way of my writing. Though my allegiances may lie with certain genres of writing, what makes me a wholesome writer is the fact that I don’t restrict myself to my favourites in order to bring versatility to any publication I work for.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Nov 2012

Associate Features Editor

Options Media Pvt Ltd.

jfW Magazine (Just for Women)

Responsible for all editorial content (final edit) of the magazine with a pan South Indian circulation of 30,000 copies per month. Headed and mentored a team of writers and administered their performances. Interviewed eminent personalities such as Saroja Devi, Khushboo, Deepika Pallikal, Trisha Krishnan, Shruti Hassan, Aishwarya Rajnikanth & more.Played a pivotal role in executing two of South India’s Biggest award shows ‘jFW Women’s Achievers Awards’ and ‘jFW Divas of South’. 

Club Class Magazine

Interviewed distinguished personalities like Ravi K Chandran. Worked in liaison with the art director to implement design, oversaw photo shoots and the entire production of the magazine.

A la Carte

Planned and developed the core content framework of the food magazine during its initiationEdited, copyedited and proofread the magazine and worked closely with the chief designer to implement design.

Nov 2009 - Feb 2011

Managing Editor

Taxi - The Magazine

Generated informative and interesting editorial content for the entire magazine. Managed editorial interns, assistant editors, designers and 10-12 freelance writers per issue. Was involved with the marketing team to ensure the overall growth of the magazine, oversaw distribution and circulation. Supported the director in streamlining the budget for the magazine.

Jan 2009 - Sep 2009

Editorial Desk Assistant

Global Adjustments (Culturama Magazine)

Create story ideas, write, edit and proof read stories and promote the magazine through social media platforms.

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009

Freelance online marketing consultant


Helped with the promotion of through social networking websites such as Facebook and Orkut and aided in generating more than 3000 page hits on their official website in a span of three weeks. Added 1000 new members in the company’s online user group in a span of 2 weeks.

Sep 2008 - Jan 2009

Freelance Feature Reporter

Ritz Magazine

Report events and write articles in the field of fashion and entertainment.

Jun 2007 - Dec 2007

Content Editor

Industry IDS

Excelled in SEO writing, which led to maximizing user hits for client’s website through Google. Created and edited web content for key accounts handled by the company and responsible in content creation of the company’s virtual newsletters, virtual booths and trade show websites.