Mahesh Mhatre

ABOUT

Mahesh Baliram Mhatre

Date of Birth: 5th Jun 1967

Accomplished Media Professional Keen Strategist and Analyst offering extensive experience of 20+ Years in Conceptualization, Editing, Content Management & Development and Relationship Management
 
Professional Synopsis

• Highly accomplished Media Personality with an eventful career of more than a decade with esteemed organizations producing Newspapers, Journals and Magazines – spearheading as an Editor with Daily Prahaar – Newspaper.
• Meticulous attention to detail with excellent copy writing/ features/ proofreading abilities coupled with acumen to work on varied subject lines from political issues to social, corporate and entertainment issues while developing effective contacts with eminent people in the media industry.
• Proficient in managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines along with the ability to garner information from requisite sources.
• Keen sense of the print media, matured outlook on coverage,analysis and robustness of writing with an intuitive talent for connecting with the target audience.
•  Skilled at ushering into the readers’ sphere of experience,articles or content that is thorough in research, comprehensive in treatment, multi-dimensional in viewpoints and refined in analytical value.
 
Key Strength Areas

Copy Editing & Content Management

~ Strategic Management & Leadership
~ Conceptualization / Ideation Qualitative Analysis & Evaluation
~ Cross-functional Coordination
~Team Management & Training

Organizational Experience

Prahaar, a leading newspaper, Mumbai, Feb 2012- Till date. (Editor)

News Focus, a multinational media company,  Oct 2010 -  Jan 2012 (Editor)

Daily Navshakti, Marathi Newspaper of the Free Press Journal Group, Aug 2009 – 2010 (Executive Editor)

INC Multimedia, May 2008 – Jul 2009 (Chief Consultant)

The Indian Express, Mumbai, Mar 2006 – Mar 2008 (Senior Assistant Editor)

Daily Lokmat, Jun 2005 – Dec 2005 {Editor (Special News & Analysis)}
 

Sakal, Nagpur, Mar 2003 – Mar 2005 (Editor)

Tarun Bharat, Nagpur, Jan 2002 – Mar 2003 (Chief Editor)

Mumbai Tarun Bharat Jan 2001 – Nov 2001(Executive Editor)

Lokprabha - the Marathi Magazine of the Indian Express Group, Feb 1995 – Dec 2000 (Political Reporter)

Sakal Group of Newspapers, Jul 1991 – Jan 1995 (Reporter / Sub-Editor)


Career Milestones

As an Editor in Mumbai & Nagpur, actively participated in the lecture series organised by various prestigious organisations like Amar Hind Mandal, Dadar to Vileparle's Lokmanya Tilak Sevasangh.
• Effectively delivered discourses at Mumbai University,Nagpur University and Y B Chavan Open University.
• Holds the credential of being invited for exchange with students and alumni of Mumbai's K C and other colleges.
•  Actively associated as Advisory Capacity Consultant for several literary, social and cultural associations.
Successfully associated with Television & Media for more than a decade and conducted talk shows, phone-in- programs, live interviews and on the spot coverage for Doordarshan.
• Successfully Guest Anchored talk shows on other Private Channels like Zee TV & TV 9.
• Attended the World Editor's Congress at Brussels and Bruggee 

•  Associated as the Editor of the first Marathi webzine www.pratibimb.com
• Involved as an Anchor of the popular phone-in program on Doordarshan titled 'Saad-Pratisaad' which invited ministers, IAS-IPs officers and public personalities.
• Awarded with the Nanasaheb Parulekar and Dahanukar Award by Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh - an apex body of Marathi Journalists, for Rural Reporting in 1992 for a series on malnutrition deaths in the tribal areas of Thane district.
• Won the Ramesh Raikar-Bose Award in 1994 for investigation into the purchase of arrest warrants in Gujarat.
• Awarded for Special Journalistic Contribution in 'Sakal' Papers in 1995
• Acquired Humanscape Fellowship - 1999, for the Health Journalist to study health-related problems of rural communities in Maharashtra.
Received Special Award for rural reporting from the Rotary Club of Mumbai, 1999 – 2000
• Appointed as Expert on the School Committee of the YB Chavan Open University.
• Awarded for social contribution by renowned organization Aashirwad and Doordarshan (Indian Television), Oct.2005
• Visited South Korea as a Member of Group Study Exchange, Apr 2005 - May 2005
• Visited Israel as a Member of High-level Delegation of Public Representatives, Community Leaders and Editors
      

* Attended 2012 US Presidential Election Reporting Seminar organized by East West  Centre during October 30 – November 11,
2012
 

Academia

M.A  (History)
Mumbai University.
 
 


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