About Me

Pratik Mukane is an engaging journalist with a strong presence and a passion for writing and constantly chasing breaking news. He enjoys meeting new people, telling meaningful stories and having a few cups of coffee in between! With over 10 years of experience, he writes on Politics, Current affairs, Social issues, and Technology. Previously, he has worked with – The Free Press Journal (Navshakti), The Sunday Indian, Lokmat and Daily News and Analysis (DNA) newspapers. Currently, he is working with The Times of India Group.

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Industry Related Experience

Mumbai Mirror (Times Internet) | (From January 2019)
Current: Principal Digital News Producer

Daily News And Analysis (DNA) | (From June 2014 to December 2018)
Past: Deputy News Editor (July to December 2018)
– Chief Web-Producer

Key Responsibilities 

⇒ Producing and delivering news updates.
⇒ Tracking and covering major breaking news.
⇒ Coordinating with Bureau Chiefs and Reporters from Mumbai, Delhi, and Ahmedabad.
⇒ Doing live/real-time coverage of major National and International News.
⇒ Writing researched stories, articles, and opinion pieces.
⇒ Writes on Politics, Current Affairs, and Social issues.

News coordinator, Lokmat News (August 2013 – June 2014)

 Co-ordination and news auditing of 38 district supplements.
 Writing articles on current affairs, special days, social issues and technology.
 Wrote a weekly column – ‘Tech Mantra’ – on technology and gadgets.
 During the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, I was also responsible for the political pages of the 48 constituencies of Maharashtra

Senior Social Media Executive, Social Seety (April 2013 – August 2013)

Handled social media of Lokmat Newspaper.

Contributing Writer, Yuva Magazine (October 2012 – April 2013)

Wrote features and special stories on current affairs and technology.

Jr. Assistant Editor, US-ASIA Magazine

I was responsible for arranging and finalizing content, conducting interviews, covering outdoor events, coordinating with writers and agencies to get articles.

Correspondent, The Sunday Indian (TSI) (April to July 2011 )

Worked as Mumbai correspondent and reported on politics and social issues for Marathi and English language issues of TSI. Also, translated articles from Marathi to English and vice versa.

Sub-Editor, Navshakti Newspaper (FPJ Group – Nov 2009 to April 2011)

 At Navshakti, I was responsible for reporting, editing, developing content and pagination of city pages. Apart from that, I translated the news from English to Marathi language and wrote news articles for sister publication (English Newspaper – Free Press Journal)

Research Assistant, Mumbai Votes.com (May 2008 to July 2008)

Worked with Mumbai votes.com before 2009 Maharashtra state assembly elections. Researched and analysed political news and articles related to political leaders.

Graduate in Mass Media from RUIA college, Mumbai
 Major: Journalism and Communication