1. As a journalist, I take pride in writing accurate
and lucid copy and meeting the tightest deadlines -- all the time. I can be as tenacious
as a snarling terrier at your heels, or, if the situation warrants
it, can turn on the charm of a Persian.
2. As an assistant editor, I have managed
up to 12 reporters before and know how to be part of a team and bring
the best out of writers from the cantankerous to the most creative.
3. As an events manager, I co-organized
a successful Asean-level regional primary health care conference for
over 350 medical practitioners. I also launched Alcatel's newest mobilephone
and introduced Sophos plc, the British corporate anti-virus protection
company, to Southeast Asia, among various other seminars, conferences
4. Experience: I am a journalism graduate
(B.A, with honours) , with 15 years experience from cadet reporter
to assistant editor and currently specializing in the technology beat.
But I still enjoy writing with passion about everything from politics
and social issues to food reviews and fashion. I am also an uncanny
reader of trends and well-versed in all desktop publishing, news editing
and web publishing software.
5. Raising bucks: I am great at finding
a need and filling it. In my first year, with The Star, the
No 1 English daily in Malaysia, seeing the gap between the
advertisers and advertising department when it came to technology
ads, I took it upon myself to take on the unforgiving dual role of
hooking them up. We were able to raise NZ$560,000 (one million ringgit)
worth of new advertising for the information technology pullout In.Tech
that year and ad billings went on to grow by 10-15 percent per annum
in my seven years of employment there. The success of that increased
pagination for the weekly pullout from 16 to 64 pages and made the
IT section the most significant contributor to the main paper's
6. Web-savvy: I assisted in developing
and launching thestar.com.my,
currently the most popular website in Malaysia with about 20 million pageviews
a month. I understand the medium all too well, with a special aptitude
for avoiding potholes on the information highway.
7. Logistics wiz: I assisted with organizing
the annual Microfest, the biggest PC trade fair in Malaysia at two
venues in Penang and Kuala Lumpur with 160,000 combined visitors each
year and know how to plan and anticipate every detail, and hustle
when I have to to avoid logistics nightmares.
8. Languages: Besides speaking fluent
English and Malay, the national language of Malaysia, I can converse
in Cantonese, Hakka and Mandarin.
9. Availability: Can relocate to Auckland
or elsewhere within a month of job offer. Can arrange for telephone
interview, interview via Internet chat, or in person, depending on
flights (and maybe Air NZ's servicing of plane parts)
10. Local knowledge: I am well-travelled
in New Zealand, having logged about 4,000 kms with my husband and
two children for six weeks last summer (2001) resulting in this
travelogue. If you have ever been on the road for so long with
two toddlers and not lost it, you will have an idea of how patient
and endearing I can be.
May I suggest viewing my
detailed resume soonest.
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