I'm an energetic multimedia journalist who loves telling a great story connecting an audience with informative and engaging content. I have have experience in writing full-length feature articles on news, profiles, and lifestyle topics including: love, marriage & relationships, health, career and more. I also have capabilities in video editing and shooting with knowledge in AP Style and broadcast scriptwriting.
I am qualified and available to write thoroughly researched news stories in AP style format, full-length features and profiles and blog posts on a range of topics. I'm also knowledgable in filming, video editing and broadcast news production. I have high scores on multiple Elance's skills tests and a proven expertise in proofreading and editing and can also tutor in the English language. I enjoy taking on new projects and welcome you to propose a project that will take advantage of my multimedia skills set.
The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor's of Journalism
A Metaphorical Mind
2010 - Present
Writing editorial posts on lifestyle topics, fashion, news, and human interest stories.
2012 - 2013
Helped to build structure and launch online lifestyle magazine for South Asian Americans; Managed social media channels to promote and drive traffic to site; Built weekly newsletters; Created and managed editorial calendars, Worked with and managed contributors and social media intern; Wrote, edited and optimized content for SEO best practices
Dejamor.com (RCA Labs)
Blog Editor and Social Media Manager
2012 - 2012
Solely managed blog for e-commerce company by researching, writing and posting relevant content via CMS platform. Managed social media channels on Twitter & Facebook; engaged with subscribers and readers to promote engagement and company product. Worked closely with CEO and CTO in developing marketing materials and executing promotional campaigns.
Babble Media | Babble.com
2012 - 2012
Providing support to the editorial team by editing and repackaging content using HTML coding, optimizing existing content using SEO practices, participating in marketing and social media efforts (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.), helping to content using CMS platform (Wordpress), pitching ideas for editors and bloggers for editorial content, creating reports using Google Analytics tracking content performance.
RockThisStyle.com (Supreme Media Group, LLC)
2011 - 2011
Conducted daily research on current trends in beauty/fashion industry to develop ideas for blog posts. Wrote newsworthy features by incorporating seasonal, career, and health related topics with beauty/fashion. Reviewed products and wrote tutorials on how to create looks for specific occasions
Writer & Anchor
2010 - 2011
Pitched stories and conducted research, interviewed sources and gathered necessary material for online blog posts. Wrote and edited news stories targeted towards a college audience. Wrote anchor scripts and filled in as weekend anchor for web newscast
UT-Austin's Texas Newswatch
2010 - 2010
Pitched story ideas and worked as a one-man-band reporter to shoot, report, and edit complete news packages for TV newscast. Anchored, reported live and on-tape on local and national health, politics, entertainment, and education sectors. Produced broadcast by creating show lineups, developing segments, and sourcing necessary material for reporters/on-air talent.
Editorial and Video Intern
2010 - 2010
Generated story ideas, researched, and wrote features on hair care, industry news, styling tutorials, and product reviews. Hosted self-developed video blog series interviewing industry experts and relevant contributors on hair/beauty topics. Worked directly with company's founders to manage and contribute to entire site's editorial content
Brown Girl Magazine
2009 - 2010
Pitched story ideas and conducted research for online magazine catering towards South Asian women. Wrote profile stories, opinion-editorials, and personal essays on hot-button topics in South Asian society including religion, relationships, and career.
2009 - 2010
Conducted heavy editorial research, in-depth interviews, and fact-checking duties for editors' ongoing deadlines. Worked closely with articles editor to write full-page feature and column in magazine's Career & Money section. Assisted with administrative tasks of shipping boxes, delivering packages, and creating daily news packets for editors