Professional Experience

 
Web Designer, Office of University Relations, Rutgers University (Fall 2011)
Worked at the Office of University Relations. Produced three banner stories for the website www.rutgers.edu, worked on Drupal and web production, interviewed for the banner stories and worked on web design layout.
 
Web Writer, Demand Studios, and Helium Telecommute, USA (2009 - 2011)
Weekly online writer of health, education and communication subjects like “Post Partum Psychosis”, “Effective communication in social work,” “Distance learning in India”.
 
 
Senior Correspondent & Editor, The Times of India, Kolkata, India (2007 - 2009)
Covered health, consumer, traffic, education and the 2009 national elections. Responsible for producing a 12-page weekly supplement for teenagers, including pagination, selection of news and current affairs, reporting, editing and supervising team members. Trained and coached college interns and team members. Conducted workshops for school student reporters.
 
Radio journalist/producer, BBC World Service, Kolkata, India (2007)
Covered news based feature stories for BBC World Service radio program Outlook.
 
Researcher, BBC Television News and current affairs, London, UK (2006 - 2007)
Interviewed economists, academicians, social workers and others for a three-part news feature on “Changes in the UK in a decade during Tony Blair’s office.” Edited, translated and assisted in the scripting of news features “Child Slavery in India and UAE” and “Food politics in developing countries” for the news series This World.
 
Trainee Journalist, ZEE-Akash Pvt Ltd, Kolkata, India (2005 - 2006)
Assisted in newsgathering; news writing for this newly launched regional channel during state elections.
 
Freelance Writer-Reporter, Kolkata, India (2004 - 2005)
Feature writer for magazines and education supplement of The Times of India.