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I am a career journalist who has been associated with the top media groups in Pakistan – Dawn, Geo and Express. I have worked with the news in all mediums, TV, print and online as Web Editor, The Express Tribune, Roznama Express and Express News.

I am currently running a 30-member web desk at Express Media Group. Heading tribune.com.pk, and Urdu news portal express.pk in terms of content, online strategy, planning, convergence and social media. I am a regular writer for Tribune’s op-ed and blog sections, focusing on local media and the internet. I also created Jay’s Toons – an online comic series commenting on the political and social dynamics of Pakistan.

Workshops/Lectures/Research/Training conducted:

2013

• Trainer for 2 day workshop with NGO participants on understanding cyberspace for the workplace, for Church World Service.
• Assistant Researcher for Mapping Digital Media: Pakistan – a 105 page report on local media for Open Society Foundations.
• Panelist, The New Digital Age Symposium organized by SZABIST. Spoke on Digital Tech future of Pakistan.
• Panelist, Seminar on Digital Journalism organized by Open Society Foundations.
• Presented Tribune as digital journalism case study for Unilever marketing team.

2012

• Panelist, discussion on the internet’s growing influence in Pakistan at the British Council’s all-staff conference.
• Panelist, talk on social media’s impact in Pakistan at Social Media Baithak, by Xenith PR.
• Moderator for panel on online comics in Pakistan at Social Media Mela organised by T2F and US Embassy.
• Conducted workshop on online journalism and newsroom convergence for Tribune.

2011

• Led a workshop on social media for journalists, for Pakistan Press Foundation.
• Panelist on impact/use of social media in society at Khudi’s International Youth Conference and Festival. Led workshop on the internet’s impact on journalism.
• Conducted workshops on blogging and Twitter for Tribune.
• Conducted workshop for university students on online journalism for All Pakistan Newspaper Society.

Jahanzaib Haque’s Experience

Web Editor, The Express Tribune

Express Tribune

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

March 2010 – Present (3 years 8 months)

Developing content for the English and Urdu sites, coordinating the Express Media Group’s content (TV and print) to appear on the sites, determining editorial policy (print and site), convergence of multiple media, forward planning and strategy for Express Media Group online.

Developing/maintaining social media for Express, writing articles, editing/vetting copy, commissioning articles, graphics/illustrative work for web, online reporting and live coverage of breaking news events, maintaining and developing blogs, managing a web desk consisting of 25 members.

Content Coordinator

Dawn Group of Newspapers

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

2008 – 2010 (2 years) Aurora Magazine

Part of Aurora Magazine’s editorial team concerned with determining content, coordinating with writers, and editing for the publication. Involved in writing articles, reporting, conducting research, commissioning stories, page making, all aspects of magazine production and promotion of Aurora via Facebook and Twitter.

Copy editor

Geo Tv Network

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Broadcast Media industry

2007 – 2008 (1 year) Geo English

Content treatment, conceptualizing hourly bulletins, designing and producing packages/features, script writing, proof-reading, news reporting, copy writing/editing, rundown in-charge, newsroom coordination.

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2 thoughts on “About

    Bashir said:
    March 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Dude, you’re my new hero (atleast till lunch)

    madeehahassan said:
    June 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Are u that jay toons guy? anyways! i love the first 2 lines of ur intro. 🙂

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