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Mandira M. | Elance
 
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Mandira M.

Development writer and editor
   India
  |   Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  |  8:04 am Local Time

Overview

MSc. Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, U.K.
(September 2002 to September 2003)
Theories and concepts in media and communications (Power and processes); Methods of research in media and communications; Quantitative analysis; Citizenship and the media; Social psychology of media and communications; Current issues in media and communications: new media research; Dissertation: How does the Newspaper in Education program contribute to The Hindu newspapers' social responsibility and business...

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Service Description

Excellent written and verbal skills; Strong communications, campaigning and advocacy background; Progressively responsible positions dealing with various communication forms and media; Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of current theories and practices in communications; Strong ability to research, plan and execute strategies and programs; Excellent office management skills; Good analytical skills and qualitative research skills; Research report writing; Public relations; Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, applications and the Internet; Ability to prioritize workloads and to meet deadlines; Strong and dedicated team member; International work experience and ability to work well in different cultural settings and backgrounds.

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Employment

UN Millennium Campaign
Campaign and Advocacy Specialist
2008 - Present
Key responsibilities: As the campaign and advocacy coordinator of the Millennium Campaign in India, I oversee the campaign activities for the country, managing a budget of $775,000. I support...
American Consulate General, Chennai
Cultural Affairs Specialist,
2005 - 2008
Key responsibilities: To conceptualize, plan, execute and evaluate a wide variety of multimedia thematic programs, including but not limited to lecture-discussions, seminars, roundtable...
The Hindu, Madras, India
Senior Sub-editor
1998 - 2002
Key responsibilities: Responsibilities for editing, proofreading, picture research and production of: Frontline Magazine (http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/) The Hindu Sunday Magazine...
Blackwell Science Oxford, U.K.
Rights Assistant
1998 - 1998
(Part Time, 11 March to 31 July 1998) Organization of the Frankfurt, Warsaw and London Book Fairs and sales trips;Co-coordinating promotional mailings; Maintaining records; Building of the Foreign...
Heinemann Educational Publishers, Oxford, U.K.
Manuscript Reviewer
1997 - 1997
Review of manuscripts for the African Writers Series, giving feedback to the publishers on the suitability of the manuscript for publication.
Banyan Books and Seminar Publications, New Delhi
Editorial Assistant
1996 - 1997
Banyan Books: Editing; Proofreading; Liaison with the production team and designer; Correspondence with authors, booksellers and customers. Assisted in commissioning and identifying prospective new...

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science
Master of Science, in Media and Communications
2002 - 2003
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.
Postgrad Diploma in Advanced Studies in Publishing
1997 - 1998
Women's Christian College, Chennai, India
B.A. English
1993 - 1996
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