Experience

Digital Distribution Producer, Houston Chronicle (July 2017 - Present)

  • Curate homepages for the free and premium sites, select photos, write headlines for audience engagement, promote stories in optimum positions on the site
  •  Assign stories and edit content from breaking news reporters on the evening shift
  • Write breaking news stories in conjunction with reporters and assist with live coverage
  • Experiment with different social platforms to create new funnels for loyal audiences

Digital and Television Producer, KTUU, Alaska (Nov 2014 - Dec 2016)

Digital Reporter (2 years)

  • Wrote and posted stories, galleries and content on the website
  • Co-wrote and copy edited stories in collaboration with T.V. reporters to maintain the station’s competitive edge in the market
  • Worked daily to break big news stories including plane crashes, crime and investigative pieces, natural disasters, political news
  • Experimented with social media strategies to draw readers the site
  • Helped build a strong social media presence and one of the most read and respected news websites in the state

Television News Producer (1.5 years)

  • Produced newscasts ranging from 30 minutes to two hours long
  • Lead producer for the 2-hour long KTUU Morning Edition and conducted an overhaul of the format of show to make it content-driven and fast-paced with a focus on hard news
  • Raised ratings of the Morning Edition in the younger demographic
  • Trained co-producers, fill-ins and executive producer/anchor on show format and producing
  • Occasionally edited video for show along with stacking stories and writing scripts

Managing Editor, The Northern Light (Feb 2014 - Nov 2014)

  • Pitched story ideas, generated content and copy-edited for each edition of the weekly newspaper
  • Periodically wrote opinion pieces, editorials and investigative pieces

City Reporter/ Intern, MiD Day Newspaper, India (2010)

  • Wrote and reported from the field and edited content
  • Worked on an international award-winning social initiative reporting by the paper

 

Education

Bachelor of Mass Media, University of Mumbai, India (2012)
Major: Journalism
GPA: 3.97

 

Awards

2018 Pulitzer prize for Breaking News Coverage (Finalists)

2017 TAPME Award for Best Online Live Coverage (First Place)

2016 Alaska Press Club Award for Best Use of Social Media (First Place)

2016 Alaska Press Club Award for Best Media Website (Second Place)

2015 APTRA Award for Best Use of Social Media

2015 Alaska Press Club Award for Best Layout (Second Place)

 

Skills

Digital: WCM, Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture, Chartbeat, Crowdtangle, Taboola Dashboard, Lakana/ IB Publishing CMS, Clickability CMS, Wordpress, Squarespace, Adobe Photoshop

TV News Production: ENPS, Axis Graphics, Grass Valley Stratus, Grass Valley Edius, Audacity, Adobe Premiere Pro

Print Design: Adobe InDesign, Quark Express, Windows OS, Mac OS, MS Office Suite

Language Proficiencies: English, Hindi, Marathi

 

Work Authorization: U.S. Citizen

Former Name: Tulsi Patil