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Dipin Damodharan

Dipin Damodharan

Associate Editor

DC Media, DC Books

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Professional Strengths:
To lead a new team to execute media-based projects with a strong sense of intrapreneurship. Capable of formulating the editorial and managerial policies of any company with a long-term vision. Core strengths: Writing, editing, generating story ideas, coordinating an editorial team...
Career Profile:
Group Associate Editor at DC Media, the magazine publishing and new media arm of DC Books (India’s largest retail chain of books), which publishes Education Insider (www.educationinsider.net), India's leading education magazine, Money Indices (www.moneyindices.com), a monthly magazine on business, economy & politics...,Emerging Kerala (www.emergingkerala.in), Kerala's first and only publication devoted to progressive journalism in Malayalam language, Future Medicine (www.futuremedicineonline.com), a comprehensive magazine on health and medicine and Travel & Flavors (www.travelandflavors.com)... Act as the Editorial Head of five magazines. It includes leading and coordinating a team of reporters and sub editors for different magazines...Formulating editorial policies, generating and filtering story ideas, editing, rewriting copies according to journalistic standards for English and Malayalam magazines...
Done Differently:
Identify like-minded professionals who have a true spirit of entrepreneurship to work with me and shoot off a new venture...Its the age of entrepreneurship and India needs thousands of young entrepreneurs to take her growth to the next level. Wasting no time, I would become an entrepreneur
Prized Accomplishment(s):
I have got a wonderful opportunity to be a crucial part of the successful launch of five national magazines. As the functional editorial head of the group, I have succeeded in setting up of new teams to carry on the projects.
The Decisions That Matter
1. After a Masters in Communication and Journalism, I joined with a news channel. After one year, I had quit the job to join with a leading magazine. Then started two ventures, but bad luck...
2. Another major breakthrough was at the age of 23. Quitting the job with a business magazine to join in the position of a decision-making editorial staff with a media start-up. An education magazine, a unique concept in India’s media industry, was the flagship title. Subsequently, left the job to start the magazine division and new media arm of DC Books with my boss. And I happened to be one of the key founding members of DC Media, a subsidiary of DC Books, which publishes five monthly magazines and runs three news portals. Now the editorial in charge of DC Media group
Role Model:
Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest human beings the world has ever seen. From the philosophy of Vivekananda, I have learnt that, Time is God, and Work is worship. When India is passing through a tumultuous stage, Swami Vivekananda's philosophy assumes great significance to instill an uncompromising feeling of nationalism among Indian youth
Job Profile:
Group Associate Editor at DC Media, the magazine publishing and new media arm of DC Books (India’s largest retail chain of books), which publishes Education Insider (www.educationinsider.net), India's leading education magazine, Money Indices (www.moneyindices.com), a monthly magazine on business, economy & politics...,Emerging Kerala (www.emergingkerala.in), Kerala's first and only publication devoted to progressive journalism in Malayalam language, Future Medicine (www.futuremedicineonline.com), a comprehensive magazine on health and medicine and Travel & Flavors (www.travelandflavors.com)... Act as the Editorial Head of five magazines. It includes leading and coordinating a team of reporters and sub editors for different magazines...Formulating editorial policies, generating and filtering story ideas, editing, rewriting copies according to journalistic standards for English and Malayalam magazines. Working on to execute new projects.
Degrees That Matter:
A degree, preferably in English or any other subject and a Master degree in Communication & Journalism
Changes In The Professional Environment:
When I set off my career as a Reporter with a news channel, it was the infant stage of online journalism. The digital revolution has changed the media in an unprecedented manner. I would like to describe it as the democratization of media...Now we are living in a world of participatory journalism. But, it has far reaching consequences
Family Background
My father was a great book lover, who dared to set up a huge library in my home town to change the reading culture of the people. I believe that I have inherited the book reading culture from him...and of course the passion to write...I am currently based in Cochin
Growth Strategy:
I have been consistently following the latest trends in the field, having interactions and discussions with with my team members at regular intervals. I am also engaged in experimenting new projects. I have been inspiring my team members about the need to be intrapreneurs whereever they work.
Involvement in the Industry
Accomplishments...that's definitely the launch of a new media division of my company. I believe that I have got an opportunity to contribute something to my field also. Education journalism is still at a nascent stage in India. I am happy that I have been playing an instrumental role in setting new benchmark in education journalism with our magazine Education Insider.
Other Thoughts:
Yes...Intrapreneurship should be the buzzword of Indian business. Whether you are working as an office staff or a Team Leader, no matter, believe that the company is yours. There must be a sense of belongingness. Indian corporates badly wish their employees to be intrapreneurs to take their growth to new heights.
Working Life Management:
Good food. Love to eat more...Food is the most important thing in my work life balance.
Required Reading:
Books:'How to Win Friends and Influence People' by Dale Carnegie, Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner

Websites: www.slate.com, www.educationinsider.net, www.firstpost.com, www.businessweek.com

Publications:Fortune magazine, Forbes magazine, Education Insider magazine, Time magazine
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