- Innovative communications professional with more than 12 years of experience across diverse industries with strengths in healthcare and higher education.
- Substantive editor with in-depth knowledge of the Chicago, AMA, and AP styles.
- Academic writer and researcher with international field experience and proficiency in corporate communications, SEO, and business writing.
- Expert at generating robust marketing and public relations materials that enhance organizational profiles, increase visibility, and champion the brand.
- Superior relationship-building skills and unique international perspective, able to promote multicultural effectiveness in diversity and inclusion.
- Diplomatic and sophisticated ambassador able to establish strong relationships of trust and respect with key stakeholders, as well as civic, community, cultural, and industry leaders. -
- Extremely flexible and adaptable with strong business acumen and intellectual agility, able to quickly turn around high-quality finished products.
- Fluent in English, Hindi, and Bengali.
VITAS HEALTHCARE | MIRAMAR, FL 03/2015–PRESENT
Corporate Communications and PR Editor
Direct the successful execution of internal corporate communications and contribute as an architect of long- and short-term communications strategies for the organization. Oversee all content development and complete production of the employee newsletter and wellness newsletter distributed to 12,000 employees in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
? Conduct research, interview subjects, write and edit content, and distribute content using WordPress and Constant Contact.
? Write and edit tailored bylined articles/advertorials.
? Ensure content is directional, clear, and audience-appropriate. Write clever, informative copy, on target and on time.
? Oversee the updating of the annual company benefits books.
? Write promotional corporate initiatives including benefits updates, promotional posters, etc.
? Serve as proofreader and editor for all articles published by the public relations department.
? Edit volunteer newsletters from all programs across the nation.
? Manage projects diligently under aggressive deadlines, while maintaining branding and messaging integrity.
GUARDIAN LIBERTY VOICE | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 03/2014–03/2015
News writer with a focus on global affairs.
? Generated story ideas, performed copy editing, and wrote articles relating to global affairs.
? Produced and presented compelling, creative and original stories, and maintained the highest levels of editorial integrity and quality.
? Developed a strategic alliance and network of relevant contacts and news media sources.
FREELANCE PROFESSIONAL | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 01/2011–03/2015
As a credible, passionate, and knowledgeable subject matter expert and freelance journalist, covered national news and events, and wrote about business, healthcare, travel, lifestyle, and entertainment. Edited books and publications, wrote blogs and other digital content, wrote speeches for business professionals, conducted market research, and performed exit polling.
? Served as the editor of an e-book on women’s empowerment.
? Substantive editor for academic content.
? Editor and blogger for a sustainable and affordable healthcare website.
? Generated relevant blogs for daily posts, writing in a variety of voices, and building in key words to support SEO requirements.
? Engaged in content provision (research and writing) for travel websites.
? Conducted market research and demographic profiling for Florida-based Medicare resources.
? Served as a translator for Broward and Miami-Dade public schools.
? Content writer for travel app; health and fitness website; insurance website; medical tourism website; impact website; and finance and credit card website. Writer for an event management magazine and marketing magazine.
? Maintained editorial integrity and ensured stories had entertainment and/or educational value.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY | MIAMI, FL 08/2004–08/2009
Student Outreach Coordinator (08/05–08/09) Responsible for promoting the prestigious Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series for the Department of Politics and International Relations. Coordinated all aspects of speaker recruitment, marketing initiatives, event logistics, and vendor management.
? Created multi-channel print, web, and direct marketing materials for events.
? Designed and managed Series website including the events calendar.
Teaching Assistant (08/04–08/05)
Assisted undergraduate students enrolled in Economic Geography and Food Security courses.
? Stimulated class discussions, proofread papers/recommended changes, and acted as a liaison between students and professor.
? Provided academic and administrative assistance, and support to students outside the classroom.
? Graded papers, held review sessions, organized class database and website, and helped formulate/administer tests.
ALSTOM POWER INDIA LTD. | NEW DELHI, INDIA 06/2001–08/2001
Corporate Communications Intern
Wrote press releases, created content for marketing materials, developed internal communications, and produced media kits.
? Generated industry-related information to be used for internal communications.
? Produced media kits for external communications that included key marketing analytics and demographic information.
TEMPLE TIMES, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY | PHILADELPHIA, PA 01/2001–12/2002
Coordinated the campus event calendar and managed the online university newspaper, using Quark, FrontPage, and Dreamweaver.
? Ensured content style, flow, and tone of all printed materials remained consistent in each publication. Completed thorough editing on all marketing materials as requested, checking grammar, punctuation, and overall comprehension of intended ideas.
? Ensured consistency of voice and clarity of language. Ensured content was directional, clear, and audience-appropriate.
? Consistently met/exceeded demands, expectations, and deadlines through exceptional work ethic and commitment to excellence.
THE INDIAN EXPRESS | NEW DELHI, INDIA 01/2000–07/2000
Wrote feature stories on local personalities, events, sports, and the arts. Collected and analyzed facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, and observation, and wrote and reported on those stories.
? Interviewed local and national artists for stories and profiles.
? Created headlines, subheads, and photo captions for local, national, and syndicated stories.
? Maintained standards and editorial guidelines in all texts including clarity of writing; consistent style, voice and/or grammatical accuracy; and factual accuracy. Provided honest, fair, and breaking news analysis and reporting.
Ph.D., International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, FL - 12/2010
M.A., International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, FL - 12/2008
M.J., Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - 01/2004
B. Arch., Architecture, Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon, India - 04/1999
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Gangopadhyay, Monalisa and Kashyap-Miller, Priyanka. Fall 2011. “A Veil of Silence: Hindu Arranged Marriages and Domestic Violence”. The Voice: The Journal of the Battered Women’s Movement. 13–15.
Gangopadhyay, Monalisa. 2009. Review of Global ‘‘Body Shopping’’: An Indian Labor System in the Information Technology Industry by Xiang Biao. Political Geography (May). Volume 28, Issue 2. 146–147.
“Globalization and the Indian Woman” Paper presented at the 7th Annual Women’s Studies Graduate Student Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, Miami, Florida, April 1, 2005.
Dissertation Year Fellowship, Florida International University (2009–2010)
Board Member (2016–Present) of Suits, Stilettos, and Lipstick; and Prior Board Member (2004–2009) of Sahara of South Florida
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