Creative Communicator with 15 years of experience in Newspaper Journalism, Broadcasting media and Event Management. Possess both creative and client-side experience.
Consultant for Oil and Gas Events in Middle East 2010
Idea generation for programs/conferences. Internet/phone research for topic/agenda generation Sourcing of speakers for events. Liaising with design house for brochures and creative content layout. Copywriting / dissemination of Press and PR material. Liaise with hospitality/travel agents for logistical arrangements Content designing and event website management. Conduct project briefs with stakeholders/marketing/accounts departments. Liaise with sponsors/media/contacts/venue operators for events. Travel to oversee arrangements.
Projects –Editor Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR, Brisbane) 2005-2008
Write/Edit, ANTaR newsletter. Liaise with Aboriginal Australians to uplift the community. Produce Stolen Wages Speaker's kit. Fund-raise, organise volunteer manpower. Research Aboriginal health, education, housing and justice issues.
Organise Ladyfest Brisbane PR from concept to communication. Plan, coordinate & stage the events. Script, Produce Radio news /analysis & documentaries. Train cadets in radio production techniques. Archive 30yrs of Radio history.
Interpreter- Centrelink Services, Australia 2004-2008
Communicate Australian social security policies to Asian migrants. Promote health care initiatives among migrants.
Senior Sub-Editor-The Gulf Today, United Arab Emirates 1997-2002
Head the desk in the absence of the Editor. Produce daily pages/special supplements. Introduce marketwatch/columns to improve circulation. Liaise with expatriate community for socio-cultural news. Train cadet jounalists/translators in newswriting techniques. Write special features/marketing initiatives. Format style sheet. Set-up picture library.
Transmission Executive, All India Radio 1989-1993
Script, produce English programs. Scout new talents. Liaise with performing artistes. Monitor Srilankan/external news broadcasts. Evaluate & budget outlay for programs.
TERTIARY EDUCATION & TRAINING Master of Communication and Journalism 1987 Kerala University, India (Dissertation-TV viewing trends among youth in the cities) Internship, RK SWAMY/BBDO, India 1987 Creative, Client Servicing, Media Research and Production Department
Bachelor of English Literature 1984 Madras University, India
Certificate 111 in Broadcasting 2004 4EB FM, Brisbane
Certificate 111 in Business Administration 2005 Bridgeworks Personnel, Brisbane