Hiral Bhatt

Freelance Journalistic Writer & Content Writer

Location:Midlothian, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Hiral Bhatt
Richmond, Virginia • 704-222-9716 • hiral0930@gmail.com • www.linkedin.com/in/hiralbhatt/

Professional Summary:
Heading multimedia content with 5 years of experience in online marketing, content management, social media marketing, and staff management, along with establishing websites from inception.

Areas of Expertise:
Project management • Social Media Marketing • Internet Marketing • Content Management • CMS • Business Development • Online Marketing Strategy • SEO/SEM Strategies • Content Writing • Client Relations • Media Buying.

Relative Experience:
Screaming Critics (Telecommuting) [May 2012 – Present]
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Job Description:
• Content Management for www.ScreamingCritics.com.
• Proofreading content.
• Handling a team of external freelancing writers, graphic designers and web developers.
• Contributing articles.
• Social media strategizing.
• SEO Optimization.
• Developing content templates, strategies and maintaining content style, brand and quality.

Social Wavelength (Mumbai, India) [September 2010 – November 2011]
Team Leader
Job Description: Social media marketing for international TV channels.
• Corresponding with the clients, working together with a team of writers, graphic designers, Facebook application developers and marketing executives.
• Content generation for Facebook, Twitter, blog and applications.
• Media buy strategies.
• Client interaction.
• Ghost writing for a TV channel’s official blog.
• Strategy building and executing to increase fans, followers and views to the channels’ Facebook pages, Twitter handles and YouTube Channels.
• Clients included: Star Movies India, Star World India and Star Plus.
• Increased the total number of fans on Facebook by 250,000+ and a 40% increase in interactions across the pages.

UTV – Subsidiary of Walt Disney (Mumbai, India) [February 2009 – January 2010]
Content Head
Job Description: Heading the website content for one of UTV’s national TV channel.

• Designing/managing all online content, writing articles.
• Managing a team of freelancing writers and bloggers.
• Budget management for the website.
• Interactions with clients and their teams.
• Building strategies for driving traffic to the website.

Kreative Access Media (Mumbai, India) [May 2008 – February 2009]
Special Correspondent
Job Description: Content writer and reporter for an agency that generated content for multiple websites and an entertainment television show.

• Designing content.
• Reporting entertainment and celebrity related news.
• Writing a script for a TV show that featured celebrity news and updates.
• Interviewed celebrities and covered Bollywood events, movie premieres, fashion shows, red carpet for award shows with a team of camera man.

India-Forums (Mumbai, India) [May 2006– April 2008]
Associate Editor
Job description: Associate Editor and creative head for the website featuring Movie and Television news and updates.

• Initiated the news section on the forum for Indian television and movies.
• Celebrity and PR interaction.
• SEO strategies for the website.
• Increasing traffic to the news sections.
• Assisting with content strategy.
• Assisting in managing the public forms, blogs, and research.
• Writing movie reviews, reporting for events and writing feature articles.

Rush-Henrietta High School, Rochester, New York – Passed – GPA: 3.2 {NY Regents}

Awards and Recognition:
• President’s Education Award - 2004
• Parker Parent Academic Achievement Award - 2004
• Best Effort in Critical Inquiry (best creativity) - 2004
• English Language Arts - 2003/2004
• National Honor Society - 2003/2004
• Principal’s All Star Medal - 2004
• Best Citizen medal - 2004

Extra curricular activities:
• Volunteer for the Cancer Aid Association - 2006
• Active member of the Art of Living - 2006
• On the advisory board for the Youth Empowerment Skills for Future leaders: 2003-2004
• Member of the Amnesty international: 2002 – 2004

Technical Skills:
MS Office, Website Content Management Systems (CMS), and Google Analytics.