Dinika Naidoo

Independent media strategist, content specialist, Radio/ Television producer and broadcaster.
Reply rate:
Hourly ($/hour)
29 years old
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
7 years
Supporting Motivation Letter: Dinika Naidoo Contact: Address: 190 Arkansas Avenue, Northcliff, Johannesburg, 2195 Mobile: +27 84 - 2018 To whom it may concern, My professional experience in the field of Media, Journalism, Public Relations and Project Management, spans over a period of 5 years. I have obtained my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media, Writing and English Literature at The University of Cape Town (UCT). In 2012, I relocated to Johannesburg to take up a Junior Account Executive position at Marcus Brewster. Shortly before the Launch of Power FM, I was selected to join the Newsroom, and thereafter moved to Producing Shows across the station. My main role was Content and Digital Producing for Power Breakfast with Tim Modise. Throughout my career, I have been involved in content-development, editing, public speaking, producing and directing current affairs/ human interest television and radio programmes. During my time at agencies, I have been extensively involved in developing business proposals and managed new business developments. My involvement and experience with the Media Industry, with strategic projects on BBC World News accounts, Momentum and working on various projects in broadcasting, has equipped me with skills such as strategic planning, relationship building and management; to name but a few. As a Content Producer at Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk, I have had the privilege of producing for the John Robbie Show, Xolani Gwala show, Sam Cowen Show and Kieno Kammies show. Primedia Broadcasting has afforded me the necessary training and experience in the following fields: Technical, Content, Current Affairs and Business, Strategic Alignment with the company’s vision and providing a service to the public. Work with a purpose was the highlight of my job. The following highlights some strong attributes which best describes my work experiences and ethics, my personality and character, and will benefit me in the advertised position: Analysing content in global trends & in digital migration Brand development through facilitating strategy into client briefs Generating innovative concepts Social Media Community management across channels Develop online strategy plans for brand-development on Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other online channels Strong networking & marketing skills Develop, hold strongly and adhere to the culture, vision, mission, philosophy, aims, values, and policies and procedures of a company Strong understanding of business and current affairs landscape in South Africa Strong personality and commitment to making a positive difference Take pride in my work and demonstrate personal commitment to quality Responsible and accountable to all commitments Generate great satisfaction from the outcomes which meet with the objectives Strong interpersonal and social standards (which were inculcated since childhood) Manage challenges with confidence Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills Sound proficiency in English A hands-on team member who is a fast learner Superior ability to concurrently manage numerous projects while meeting rigorous performance standards and demanding schedules Problem solving skills and analysis Computer literate (MS Office, Power Point and Excel). Audio Editing Skills (Newsroom, Newsboss, Audacity, Adobe) Furthermore, I am passionate about: Sound understanding of the South African market Global trends and current affairs National and international politics Radio broadcasting Technology innovation and economic development in Africa Education Social activism Youth-related conversations and platforms I am continuously learning the dynamics of global and local trends through consistent engagement with digital media platforms, broadcast radio and television, as well as print mediums; whilst working at Classic FM (News and Programming) and producing African business stories on China Global TV (CGTN). In addition, as a professional Voice-Over Artist, I have undergone voice training and have contributed to radio adverts. My involvement as a voluntary Project Manager for a self-awareness programme called Words of Peace Global, has provided opportunities to manage and coordinate events, emcee and communicate extensively within a global team. Through developing my own perspective on learning and sustainable social change, I feel confident that I can contribute to creating a positive, functional and transformative environment; and to manage the essential functions of this position. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Dinika Naidoo NB: Please find below my CV… CURRICULUM VITAE DINIKA NAIDOO Contact Details: Mobile: - Email:-Address: 190 Arkansas Avenue, Northcliff, Johannesburg, 2195 Date of Birth: 24 August 1991 Nationality: South African Education: February 2015 - March 2016: University of Cape Town: Post-graduate Diploma in Management: Specialising in Marketing (incomplete due to financial reasons) 2010 - 2012: University of Cape Town: Bachelor of Arts (Media and Writing, English) 2006 - 2009: Pinelands High School, Cape Town: National Senior Certificate – Bachelors’ Pass WORK EXPERIENCE April 2018 to current: Kaya FM Content Producer Production: Manage, facilitate & position strategic content on current affairs, human interest topics, and global news. Investigative Research: content, guests and agenda for upcoming shows. This included having strong government, media and industry-specific relationships. Member of the Content Collective Committee that decides content strategy for the station. February 2018 to April 2018: Glencore South Africa Communications *Independent Contractor* External & Internal Communications: Managing social media, public relations, advertising and branding strategy April 2017 to January 2018: Classic FM Business Executive Producer Production: Manage, facilitate & position strategic content on the markets, business, financial and political news. Investigative Research: content, guests and agenda for upcoming shows. This included having strong government, media and industry-specific relationships. Manage the content and team, mentoring graduates in business and political news. Programming and News Write and produce long-lead radio audio packages of current affairs and human-interest stories. Edit: both audio and content. June 2017 to Current: China Global TV and Africa News (DRC Network) freelance Producer and Presenter South African correspondents generate ideas and angles on business and human-interest stories around the Africa. Radio/ TV: Script-writing, television pre-and post-production skills. Direct, interview and anchor of story-tellers. TV presentation February 2016 to March 2017: Primedia Broadcasting: Radio 702/ Cape Talk freelance Eye Witness News: News Anchor Specialise in: Deliver radio newscasts Write copy for radio Prioritise stories Cover breaking news Edit all scripts for accuracy. Ensure timeliness and proper usage - from reporters and own stories. Arrange and manage newscasts, billboards and other on-air content. Present content live on-air in an authoritative and conversational manner that connects with local listeners. Operate the phonebox system, systems such as newsroom, newsboss, adobe and audacity, recording machines, and other relevant equipment. May 2016 to March 2017: Ogilvy & Mather Account Manager Manage financial service accounts: MMI Holdings and Momentum businesses. Client liaisons Client management Media relationship-building Strategy and content-creation: Write articles, quotes, statements for media use. Campaign Development: Innovation in client-business, crisis management, media strategy and digital strategy. February 2016 to April 2016: Old Mutual Graduate Trainee Emerging Marketing Digital Marketing Innovation team: continuous development of ideas on product, financial education, systems and processes, and mobile innovation. Objective: enhance and amend systems internally March 2015 to January 2016: Primedia Broadcasting, Talk Radio 702 Content and Digital Producer for The John Robbie Show, Xolani Gwala Show and Sam Cowen Show Production: manage, facilitate & position strategic content on current affairs, lifestyle and events and politics. Digital: Social Media community management across the show and station. Run and manage John Robbie’s and 702 twitter account using Tweetdeck Contextualise show content for the 702 websites Design content for 702 social media pages Research for upcoming news: Content, guests and agenda. Strong government, media and industry-specific relationships. Logistics: Facilitate outside broadcasts (OB’s). Technical and content support. Primedia Brand: Engage with sales, marketing and PR content Align brand messaging with content. Support: assist listeners with certain service-delivery issues. July 2014 to February 2015: Total Exposure Publicity Account Executive Media and Client Services: campaigns across BBC World News and BBC Worldwide Channels Afrisam-SAIA Sustainable Architecture Awards 2014 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival 2014 Soweto Buskaid The Delicious Food & Music Festival in Cape Town 2014. Client Services: Online and print reputation management Campaign head for launch of BBC World News programmes South African content/ liaison for BBC clients for industry changes, updates and news. Digital: Social media management and client networking, liaisons and support. Develop content plans for BBC World News and National Arts Council Monitor social media engagement April 2013 to June 2014: Power FM Content Producer for Power Breakfast with Tim Modise and Power Perspective with Lawrence Dube Content Production: Conduct extensive research on current affairs and politics Create and provide direction for content Strategize content for on-air show purposes. Content Management: Adapt and localise international content for South African market and access Create and maintain large database of contacts across government departments and private sector entities. Digital: Write articles for the website Manage Tim Modise twitter account on tweetdeck Team collaboration and support: work alongside social media team Promote on-air content on social media platforms. November 2011: SABC Television News, Auckland Park, Johannesburg Internship Investigate stories: Assist SABC TV News Reporters Contribute to and participate in editorial meetings SABC: Training in reporting, editing and newsroom protocol of the SABC Experience in writing for television, audio management and editing LEADERSHIP ROLES 2017: Classic FM Executive Producer: production manage, facilitate & position strategic content on the markets, business, financial and political news. 2017/2018: China Global TV and Africa News (DRC Network) freelance Producer and Presenter: direct, interview and anchor story-tellers and TV presentation 2016/2017: Primedia Broadcasting: Radio 702/ Cape Talk freelance Eye Witness News: as News Anchor, arrange and manage newscasts, billboards and other on-air content, and present content live on-air in an authoritative and conversational manner that connects with local listeners 2016/2017: Ogilvy PR Account Manager: manage a team in the financial services team. Coaching, media and writing strategy. MMI Holdings and Momentum businesses. 2015/2016: Primedia Broadcasting, Talk Radio 702 Content and Digital Producer 2012: UCT Radio, University of Cape Town News Editor, News Reader & DJ Presenter: Human Resource functions: interview prospective candidates, selection and Administrative tasks. ACHIEVEMENTS I am a dedicated individual who is passionate about contributing toward change, development and growth of the self and in people. My achievements: Project & Event management of BBC World News representative visits to South Africa Project management, presentation, script-writing and emceeing: for a self-awareness programme, a non-profit organisation which promotes Self Knowledge, Peace and Fulfillment: Words of Peace Global INTERESTS AND INVOLVEMENTS Current Affairs Travel Music Physical Fitness Food Culture Politics Arts: Dance & Literature REFEREES 1. Amel Belay, Former Executive Producer of The John Robbie Show, 702 Primedia Broadcasting Tel: +2774 - Email:- 2. Farrah Francis, Former Account Manager at Total Exposure PR/ Publicity Tel: +27 74 - Email:- 3. Ferdinand Mabalane, Former Station Manager, Power FM - Johannesburg Tel: - Email:- 4. Sumitra Nydoo, Editor and Correspondent at China Global TV, Mentor Tel: +27 - Email:- 5. Beverley Bradley, Former Manager at Ogilvy & Mather: Ogilvy PR Tel: +27 72 - Email:- 6. Tanya van Tonder, Business Media Mentor/ Managing Director of Opinion Solutions Tel: +27 82 - Email:-
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