Achyuth Punnekat

Deputy News Editor

New Delhi, 110025, India



Problem Solving

Team Management

Critical Thinking


Bournemouth University

Business Administration(Media) , Business Administration(Media)

November 2011 - November 2011

Kerala University

Mass Comm & Video Production , Mass Comm & Video Production

July 2002 - July 2002

Kendriya Vidyalaya

July 1999 - July 1999


Deputy News Editor

CNN-IBN , New Delhi

September 2005 - November 2012

Oversaw editing and rewriting operations at the copy desk through the management of a team of journalists.  Coordinated with reporters, assignments desk and other departments in the organization.  Led operations at the copy desk managing 6 Copy Editors  Member of senior editorial team responsible for output  Ideation, commissioning and editing of news content.  Involved in contributing to online content as and when required  Entrusted with the responsibility of managing schedules and imparting training to 20-30 new journalists  Has, in the past, successfully handled panel production of news bulletins  Actively involved in cross networking with affiliated media houses.

Copy Editing
Team Management
Broadcast Production
Associate Producer

South Asia World , New Delhi

June 2005 - September 2005

Part of team which produced South Asia-specific news content for expats in US & UK  Assisted Chief Producer with management of the news desk  Coordinated with reporters, video journalists and external news content providers  Part of core team devising news strategy  Ensuring on-air hygiene of the news content

Broadcast Production
Team Management
Sr Sub Editor

Indiavision Satellite Communications Ltd , Kochi

September 2003 - June 2005

Managed English news desk at the 24-hour television Malayalam news channel.  Conceptualized, set up and led operations of the English News desk, managing a team of 5 sub-editors  Worked as Anchor/Correspondent.  Coordinated with reporters, video journalists and ancillary departments  Entrusted with quality control of news content and brand building  Involved in sourcing news content from affiliated media organizations

News Anchoring
Sub Editor

Jeevan Telecasting Corporation , Kochi

August 2002 - August 2003

Part of team which pioneered English television news in the province of Kerala.  Part of operations at the English News desk  Worked as Anchor/Sub-Editor/Correspondent.  Coordinated with reporters and video journalists

News Editing
Broadcast Production
News Anchoring

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