Vinod John

  • Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • (1)- 647-297-3022
Vinod John

Photojournalist, Graphic Designer, Digital Marketing Specialist

Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

Executive Editor

Immigrant Times

Developing, modifying and editing contents for the website. Creating editorial themes. Implementing creative ideas to increase website traffic.  Identifying and liaising with potential contributors and advertisers. Managing Social Media Accounts. 

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015

Advertising & Marketing Manager

Fit Custom Shirts

Leading social media campaigns across multiple platforms. Designing banners for the website and social media pages. Researching target market & recommending marketing strategies. Researching & developing online marketing strategy. 

Dec 2014 - Mar 2015

Advisory Board Member

Immigrant Times Corporation

Sharing the editorial/ media experience to make the website more impressive and live. Recommending contents to attract more readers. Planning social media strategies to build traffic. 

Mar 2012 - Apr 2013

Hub Co-Ordinator

Malayala Manorama

Coordinating the desk level operations at the Kochi Hub of the largest selling language daily in India. Assigning and monitoring the editorial duties of sub-editors, reporters and photographers with the guidance of Chief News Editor and Chief of Bureau.

May 2011 - Mar 2012

Chief Sub Editor

Malayala Manorama

Independently handling the production of 'Padippura', the publication for high schools students from Malayala Manorama, the largest selling langauge daily in India. Communicating with writers, educational experts and teachers. Proof reading the contents. Planning and organizing corporate events and contests for students and youth.

Jun 2007 - Apr 2011

Manager/ Chief Correspondent

Malayala Manorama FZ LLC

Leading the operations of the only international bureau of Malayala Manorama, the largest selling language daily in India. Executing corporate projects and policies. Recruiting and mentoring new staff and contributors in the Middle East. Supervising in-house and outsourced teams of different divisions. 


Jan 2015 - 2017

Digital Marketing Management

School of Continuing Studies (University of Toronto)

In progress. Joined to complete a certification program in digital marketing management. Objective is to become a digital marketing 'specialist', integrating the skills and experience in  journalism, media and graphic design. 

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014


CDI College, Mississauga

Graduated with honours in the visual graphic design diploma program. Acquired technical background in Adobe Creative Suite CS5; Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash and Dreamweaver. 

1996 - 1997

Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism & Communications

Kerala Press Academy, Kerala, India

Graduated with gold medal for the topper in the batch. Professionally crafted the writing and editing skills. Learned theories of journalism and practical knowledge from reputed and senior personalities in the media industry. 

1992 - 1995

Bachelor's degree

St. Berchmans College, Changanacherry, Kerala

Earned university degree in bachelor of arts (Economics). Led the students union as Chairman (1994) and the debating club as the Secretary (1992).  Awarded the best camper in national service league camp and best debater in various competitions.

Video Resume

After Effects Creative

Logo in After Effects

News Reporting




Filed noteworthy news photos as well as related reports. Photographed international events and personalities. Accredited to cover the FIFA 2006 Germany World Cup. 

Team Management

Four years of managerial experience as the Manager and Chief Correspondent in the international bureau of a well known media group. Excellent skills in managing a team which includes seniors to juniors. 

News Reporting

Excelled in news reporting, especially in the field of politics, business and sports. Contributed noted exclusive stories. Grabbed a number of external and internal awards for news reporting.

Copy Editing

Exemplary skills in framing headings and coining words. Excellent in editing copies and photographs. Hands-on experience in trimming and enhancing news items, corporate press releases. 

Digital Marketing, Design

Incorporates the journalism experience into Graphic Design and Digital Marketing. Hands-on experience in designing logos, posters, flyers, websites and brand building. Quick learner. 

Videography, Video Editing

Technically skilled in covering socio-cultral events for news and online publications and preparing news reports for the organizers. Professionally trained in video editing and presentation of the events.


Specilised in interviewing political, business and sports personalities. Contributed notable interviews from different segments of the society which includes Franz Beckenbauer, the organizer of 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Public Relations

Maintains excellent professional and personal relationship with people from different segments of life. Good rapport with business owners, sporting icons, political leaders, officials. 

Link to LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Facebook Pages

Excellent In

  • Managing content development and editorial calendars. 
  • Assigning, editing and writing content.
  • Generating editorial, design and marketing themes and  strategies. 
  • Creative photography, videography and designing.
  • Leading social media campaigns across multiple platforms. 
  • Developing Search Engine Optimisation campaigns.
  • Multi-tasking and coordinating.
  • Cultivating new online communities.

Part-time/ Volunteering

Contract Videographer- DRC Video Productions, Vaughan (2015)

Contract Photographer- Future Stars Sports Photography, Toronto (2014)

Contract Photographer- Marathon Photos, Mississauga (2014)

Volunteer- PanAm Games, Toronto (2015)

Volunteer- FIFA U-20 Womens World Cup, Toronto (2015)

Volunteer- Rogers TV, Mississauga (2014)

Volunteer Photographer- Homes First, Toronto (2014)

Volunteer Photographer- Photographers without Borders, Toronto (2014)