CV

Rabi Raj Baral 

Journalist | Media Researcher

Kathmandu, Nepal

rabirajbaral@gmail.com

+977-9851048942


 Twitter @rabirajbaral |  Facebook @rabirajbaral | Web : rabirajbaral.com


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Projects

Founder at Media Kurakani

Media Kurakani is my personal initiative, started as a blog in 2012, to tell the stories of media and the craft of journalism in Nepal. It covers history, trends and future of media industry and aims to promote media literacy.

Chief Sub Editor at Annapurna Post (November 2017- Till Now)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meetings with editorial team to discuss the issues and ideas for news stories
  • Coordinate with the departments in newsroom including reporting, desk, photography and multimedia.
  • Researching, Reporting, Writing, Editing and Publishing the news stories and features in news paper, news portal and social media

Editorial Board Member at Disaster Reporting Resources for the Media (January 2016- Till Now)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop resources to help media professionals to better cover the tragedy and the recovery process
  • Curate and archive news and opinion content primarily related with media’s role and performance regarding the disaster
  • Assist to create original content on selected topics and areas of media and disaster reporting

Senior Reporter at Annapurna Today Magazine (September 2017- November 2017)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generating ideas for stories and features for magazine readers
  • Researching, Reporting, writing, editing, proofreading and translating the stories
  • Coordinate with designers, photographers, editors and reporters

Chief Reporter at Thaha Khabar (July 2016- August 2017)

Duties and Responsibilities    

  • Briefing news editor regarding the coverage of the news
  • Making plans for special coverage of the news
  • Managing beats and assigning the reporters

Senior Correspondent at PahiloPost (March 2014- June 2016)

Duties and Responsibilities    

  • Develop story ideas and receive assignments from editor
  • Develop credible sources and maintain relationships with them
  • Gather information and provide complete and accurate information for the news stories
  • Assist newsroom to produce multimedia contents

Digital Correspondent at Annapurna Post (June 2013- March 2014)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Report, write and edit news
  • Cover assigned beat as well as handling general assignments
  • Working with audio/ video and photographs
  • Generate, post and monitor contents for social media

Online Reporter at Ujyaalo 90 Network (August 2011- May 2013)

Duties and Responsibilities    

  • Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events/ issues by interview, investigation or observation.
  • Translate News/ reports/ programs English to Nepali and vice-versa
  • Edit newsworthy photos for online portal and write crispy captions for them.

Reporter/ News Presenter at Capital FM 92.4 MHz (April 2011- July 2011)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out in-depth research for radio news and reports and write program scripts
  • To produce live and pre-recorded radio news and current affair program and present bulletins

Content Writer at Udhyami Services Pvt. Ltd. (April 2010- March 2011)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing, proof reading and editing web contents for websites (especially product descriptions and brand support materials)
  • To keep up-to-date with best practices in writing for the web, social media trends, web usability, web design, and business/industry trends

Education

2019- Till Now M.Phil. in Journalism and Mass Communication (Tribhuvan University)

2014- 2016 M.A. in English – Pokhara University (Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research (IACER), Kathmandu

2007- 2011 B.A. in Journalism and English from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, (Tribhuvan University), Kathmandu

2005- 2007 Plus Two (10+2 grade) in Humanities from Columbus Higher Secondary School with Major English, Journalism and Sociology

2004 School Leaving Certificate (S.L.C. Examination) from Laxmi Adarsha Secondary School, Pokhara, Kaski

Training

2019 “Investigative Multimedia Reporting Workshop on Migration, Human Trafficking and Accountability”, organized by Media Foundation Nepal.

2016 “Beyond the Inverted Pyramid: The Enduring Power of Narrative” (Narrative Journalism Training) from GD Goenka University, India.

2014 “RTI based Advanced Investigative Reporting Training” form Freedom Forum, Kathmandu

2013 Participated in “the New Media Gufa”, the digital cave for experiential reporting and writing to examine the scope and prospects of new media (Internet) as accessible, reliable and credible tools.

2011 Basic Graphic Designing and Multimedia Designing courses from Arena Multimedia, Kathmandu

Language Proficiency

Language Reading Writing Speaking
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nepali Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hindi Good Average Excellent

Skills

  • Reporting, Writing, Editing, Interviewing, Translation
  • Media Education, Media Literacy
  • Social Media and Internet
  • Creative, Critical
  • Media Planning, Content Strategy, Content Analysis, Media Research
  • Adobe Creative Suite

References upon Request