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Jai
Krishna
Languages: 
English
Tamil
Hindi
January, 1978
Bio: 
PROFESSIONAL GOALS A self-motivated professional committed to pursuing a long–term career in the field of social development through mass communications. A consistent performer recognised for combining work excellence, integrity and innovation with best practices and disciplined attention. To work in a professional environment with utmost sincerity and to explore various areas and learn more for professional and personal development PROFESSIONAL CAPABILITIES  Good proven journalistic record, knowledge and skills  Fast learner and creative  Fully proficient in managing external and internal relationship  Flexible and able to work under pressure  Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation skills.  Ability to work with story concepts  Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. ACHIEVEMENTS • Crisis handling and management in terms of organization as well as news coverage • Covered Political stories of both international, national and regional importance • Shot visual stories of human interest relating to Tsunami, Dalit rights, HIV/ AIDS • Interviewed eminent personalities such as Matti Vanhenan, former Prime Minister of Finland; former prime minister of Australia, Bill Clinton, former President of USA • Covered important events such as India-South Africa test series in Chennai, launch of GSLV and PSLV by ISRO • Did extensive coverage of Chennai Rains 2005 – the worst in 100 years • Covered both regional and general elections of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2014. CAREER HISTORY November 2008 till date Reporter, The Wall Street Journal/ Dow Jones Newswires (India & South Asia Bureau) Responsibilities: • Reporting for the Corporate Bureau on Information Technology, Media and Telecom industry; retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare as well as energy and infrastructure sectors. • Responsible for covering various government, regulatory and companies in the relevant sectors. • Reporting and writing on global companies and regulatory issues in India • Assigned responsibility to revive stock markets coverage in Singapore markets between Feb-March 2015. May 2008 till October, 2008 Staff Writer, HT Mint newspaper Responsibilities: • Reporting for the Corporate Bureau on Telecom industry • Responsible for covering various corporates in telecom sector • Building extensive contacts with analysts, government officials, and industry leaders April 2006 till May 2008 Senior Assistant Editor, CyberMedia News (India's premier Technology News Wire) Responsibilities: • Reporting for the New Delhi bureau on Information Technology, Telecom and Biotech areas • Responsible for covering various events in and around Delhi, scripting and editing them. • Key Result Area for creating about 15 exclusives and 3 interview pieces every month • Handling on special issue every six-months • Building extensive contacts with government officials, industry leaders and CEOs April 2005 till March 2006 Correspondent, Asian News International (India's premier News agency and Asian partner of Reuters) Responsibilities: • Responsible for covering various events in and around Chennai, scripting and editing them. • Planning visual stories in advance for national and international television channels such as BBC, CNN and SKY, Doordarshan, NDTV, ZEE TV, AAJTAK, SAHARA, ASIANET and as well as the regional ones. • Coordinating with the district bureaus in different parts of Tamil Nadu state. Responsible for assigning them stories and getting the same done within defined timelines. • Contributed extensively for the print/ online wire service catering to clients such as yahoo.com, web123india.com, keralanext.com. September 2004 till December 2004 Business Head (Content), Info Network Management Co. Ltd., Chennai Responsibilities: • Handling a team of professionals in conceptualising and promoting city-based information portal • Researching and Collating information for the city-portal for 72 cities and 14 industries in India • Responsible for creating a reporter network for continuous flow of content about the cities and up-dation of news, and current affairs for the portal • Planning special content in advance in terms of news-value and festivals July 2003 till March 2004 Editor (Features) Resurgent India group, New Delhi Responsibilities: • Handling a team of professionals in conceptualising and compiling a biography of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi • Researching, Collating and editing information for the biography and designing and lay-out of the biography July 2000 till June 2003 News sub-editor and Producer (English News), Raj TV, Chennai Responsibilities: • Select, edit and rewrite news stories for the English News Desk • Coordinate with Visual editing team and Reuters visual team • Voice-over and editing relevant visuals for the story • Create a run-down for the bulletin • Produce the bulletin and handle the up-linking team till the bulletin finishes on-air OTHER JOURNALISTIC ASSIGNMENTS • Print Journalism: Contributed articles and features regularly to various newspapers in Tamil Nadu, such as Indian Express, Perambur Seithigal, Manthri, Kathai Solai and Thehoot.org • All India Radio: Participated in various discussions on the premier Radio Station of Tamil Nadu EDUCATION  Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication from University of Madras  Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Presidency College, Chennai  Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate from Ebenezer MHS School, Chennai  Secondary School Leaving Certificate from Don Bosco MHS School, Chennai PROFESSIONAL TRAINING • Pursuing Public Affairs program at Frank Batten School of Public Policy • Underwent BBC Television Journalist training in covering environmental issues • Underwent Thompson Foundation training in HIV/ AIDS coverage • One-month print media internship in reporting and editing at The New Indian Express, Chennai during May 2000 • Two-months Broadcast internship in reporting, editing and program production at Raj TV, Chennai during December 2000 to January 2001 • Student Editor and Reporter for Madras Universitas during November 2000 • Documentary production – On a cancer-stricken IAF officer whose last wish was to procure a Ph D • Designed a public-information brochure for a campaign on HIV/ AIDS awareness • Did a detailed research project on Portrayal of Journalists in Cinema with special reference to Tamil films SKILLS Language proficiency Fluent in English, Tamil, Hindi, and Bengali Computer proficiency Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Page Maker, Coral Draw, & Ms Office ADDITIONAL INTERESTS Reading Travelogues and subjects of historical importance; Watching movies, listening to classical music and Ghazal PERSONAL INFORMATION Date of Birth & Age January 10, 1978 (37 years) Nationality Indian Gender Male Marital Status Married Permanent Address # 47-A, Navyug Adarsh Apartments, Vikaspuri, New Delhi 18 REFERENCES (1) Gordon Fairclough, South Asia Bureau Head, The Wall Street Journal – Gordon.fairclough@wsj.com (2) Paul Beckett, Asia head, The Wall Street Journal. – paul.beckett@wsj.com REMUNERATION • Current CTC: INR22, 00,000 per annum
Volunteering Experience: 
Volunteered for HelpAge India, Aung Moi Old Age home in Singapore,
Education: 
Masters in Journalism and Communications
Occupation: 
Journalist
Other Skills: 
Communications, Public Affairs,
Developing Sustainable Business Model for nonprofits
Strategy and Team Management,
Jai Krishna
Navyug Adarsh Apartments, Vikaspuri, New Delhi
India
Languages:
English, Tamil, Hindi
January, 1978
Description
PROFESSIONAL GOALS

A self-motivated professional committed to pursuing a long–term career in the field of social development through mass communications. A consistent performer recognised for combining work excellence, integrity and innovation with best practices and disciplined attention. To work in a professional environment with utmost sincerity and to explore various areas and learn more for professional and personal development

PROFESSIONAL CAPABILITIES

 Good proven journalistic record, knowledge and skills
 Fast learner and creative
 Fully proficient in managing external and internal relationship
 Flexible and able to work under pressure
 Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation skills.
 Ability to work with story concepts
 Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

ACHIEVEMENTS

• Crisis handling and management in terms of organization as well as news coverage
• Covered Political stories of both international, national and regional importance
• Shot visual stories of human interest relating to Tsunami, Dalit rights, HIV/ AIDS
• Interviewed eminent personalities such as Matti Vanhenan, former Prime Minister of Finland; former prime minister of Australia, Bill Clinton, former President of USA
• Covered important events such as India-South Africa test series in Chennai, launch of GSLV and PSLV by ISRO
• Did extensive coverage of Chennai Rains 2005 – the worst in 100 years
• Covered both regional and general elections of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2014.
CAREER HISTORY
November 2008 till date
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal/ Dow Jones Newswires (India & South Asia Bureau)

Responsibilities:
• Reporting for the Corporate Bureau on Information Technology, Media and Telecom industry; retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare as well as energy and infrastructure sectors.
• Responsible for covering various government, regulatory and companies in the relevant sectors.
• Reporting and writing on global companies and regulatory issues in India
• Assigned responsibility to revive stock markets coverage in Singapore markets between Feb-March 2015.

May 2008 till October, 2008
Staff Writer, HT Mint newspaper

Responsibilities:
• Reporting for the Corporate Bureau on Telecom industry
• Responsible for covering various corporates in telecom sector
• Building extensive contacts with analysts, government officials, and industry leaders


April 2006 till May 2008
Senior Assistant Editor, CyberMedia News (India's premier Technology News Wire)

Responsibilities:
• Reporting for the New Delhi bureau on Information Technology, Telecom and Biotech areas
• Responsible for covering various events in and around Delhi, scripting and editing them.
• Key Result Area for creating about 15 exclusives and 3 interview pieces every month
• Handling on special issue every six-months
• Building extensive contacts with government officials, industry leaders and CEOs
April 2005 till March 2006
Correspondent, Asian News International (India's premier News agency and Asian partner of Reuters)

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for covering various events in and around Chennai, scripting and editing them.
• Planning visual stories in advance for national and international television channels such as BBC, CNN and SKY, Doordarshan, NDTV, ZEE TV, AAJTAK, SAHARA, ASIANET and as well as the regional ones.
• Coordinating with the district bureaus in different parts of Tamil Nadu state. Responsible for assigning them stories and getting the same done within defined timelines.
• Contributed extensively for the print/ online wire service catering to clients such as yahoo.com, web123india.com, keralanext.com.
September 2004 till December 2004
Business Head (Content), Info Network Management Co. Ltd., Chennai

Responsibilities:
• Handling a team of professionals in conceptualising and promoting city-based information portal
• Researching and Collating information for the city-portal for 72 cities and 14 industries in India
• Responsible for creating a reporter network for continuous flow of content about the cities and up-dation of news, and current affairs for the portal
• Planning special content in advance in terms of news-value and festivals
July 2003 till March 2004
Editor (Features) Resurgent India group, New Delhi

Responsibilities:
• Handling a team of professionals in conceptualising and compiling a biography of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
• Researching, Collating and editing information for the biography and designing and lay-out of the biography

July 2000 till June 2003
News sub-editor and Producer (English News), Raj TV, Chennai
Responsibilities:
• Select, edit and rewrite news stories for the English News Desk
• Coordinate with Visual editing team and Reuters visual team
• Voice-over and editing relevant visuals for the story
• Create a run-down for the bulletin
• Produce the bulletin and handle the up-linking team till the bulletin finishes on-air
OTHER JOURNALISTIC ASSIGNMENTS
• Print Journalism: Contributed articles and features regularly to various newspapers in Tamil Nadu, such as Indian Express, Perambur Seithigal, Manthri, Kathai Solai and Thehoot.org
• All India Radio: Participated in various discussions on the premier Radio Station of Tamil Nadu
EDUCATION

 Master of Arts in Journalism and Communication from University of Madras
 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Presidency College, Chennai
 Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate from Ebenezer MHS School, Chennai
 Secondary School Leaving Certificate from Don Bosco MHS School, Chennai

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

• Pursuing Public Affairs program at Frank Batten School of Public Policy
• Underwent BBC Television Journalist training in covering environmental issues
• Underwent Thompson Foundation training in HIV/ AIDS coverage
• One-month print media internship in reporting and editing at The New Indian Express, Chennai during May 2000
• Two-months Broadcast internship in reporting, editing and program production at Raj TV, Chennai during December 2000 to January 2001
• Student Editor and Reporter for Madras Universitas during November 2000
• Documentary production – On a cancer-stricken IAF officer whose last wish was to procure a Ph D
• Designed a public-information brochure for a campaign on HIV/ AIDS awareness
• Did a detailed research project on Portrayal of Journalists in Cinema with special reference to Tamil films

SKILLS

Language proficiency Fluent in English, Tamil, Hindi, and Bengali
Computer proficiency Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Page Maker, Coral Draw, & Ms Office

ADDITIONAL INTERESTS
Reading Travelogues and subjects of historical importance; Watching movies, listening to classical music and Ghazal
PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth & Age January 10, 1978 (37 years)
Nationality Indian
Gender Male
Marital Status Married
Permanent Address # 47-A, Navyug Adarsh Apartments,
Vikaspuri, New Delhi 18
REFERENCES

(1) Gordon Fairclough, South Asia Bureau Head, The Wall Street Journal – Gordon.fairclough@wsj.com
(2) Paul Beckett, Asia head, The Wall Street Journal. – paul.beckett@wsj.com
REMUNERATION

• Current CTC: INR22, 00,000 per annum
Volunteering Experience
Volunteered for HelpAge India, Aung Moi Old Age home in Singapore,
Education
Masters in Journalism and Communications
Occupation
Journalist
Other Skills
Communications, Public Affairs, , Developing Sustainable Business Model for nonprofits, Strategy and Team Management,
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