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CURRICULUM VITAE


Christian Jay B. Hilotin

Residence Tel. No. +63-916-4994762 (Cavite, Philippines)
Work Tel. No. +971-50-6944060 (Dubai, UAE)
Global Text Roaming No. +63-920-2660021 (text messages only)




CAREER OBJECTIVE

Publishing/Multimedia professional

MEDIA SKILLS AND TRAINING
KEY AREAS OF STRENGTH
EDUCATION
QUALIFICATIONS
COMPUTER and SOFTWARE SKILLS
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS


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EDUCATION

University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
BA in Mass Communications, Major in Journalism, October 1991
Completed Images of the United States: A Content Analysis, undergrad thesis

Special Distinctions
— Co-author: Political Economy of Housing in the Philippines (1991) —
Managing Editor: Kartilya, UP College of Mass Communications
Journalism Department laboratory paper (1990-1991)
— Chairman, Membership Committee
Union of Journalists of the Philippines (UP) 1990-1991

— Intern: Agence France Presse
April-May 1991

— Apprentice: Reuters, Manila Bureau
Summer 1991

— High School Class Valedictorian, 1987

— 92.56 % rating in Professional Civil Service Exams, Manila
Taken in July, 1992



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MEDIA SKILLS/TRAINING

— desktop publishing
— web publishing
— print journalism
— writing for film and TV
— radio/film/video/print/television production
— film and broadcast management
— film and literary criticism


COMPUTER SKILLS

— Operating systems: Mac OS, MS-DOS, Windows 98/ME
— OCR & scanning software
— Internet/e-mail
— FTP software

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SOFTWARE

— QuarkXPress
— Design Studio
— Ready, Set, Go!
— Adobe PageMaker
— Adobe Photoshop
— Adobe Illustrator
— Adobe Acrobat suite (Reader, Distiller & Exchange)
— Microsoft Office suite
— WordPerfect (DOS/Win)
— Claris Works
— Lotus/Excel

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TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

— still, video, film (Super-8) and some television cameras
— video formats: Beta, VHS, V-8, U-matic
— computers: PCs and Macs
— digital/still cameras
— scanners
— optical character readers
— manual & electric typewriters
— fax machines
— digital output machines
— large format printers/plotters
— colour & B/W photocopiers
— switchboards/multi-line telephones
— laminators, cutters, folders, binders


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QUALIFICATIONS

Journalism
— Wrote for print publications and the Internet
— Prepared copy for publication
— Shot photographs to supplement articles
— Covered newsworthy events
— Attended press conferences
— Represented publication on assignment
— Gave lectures in journalism for career orientation purposes

Desktop publishing and editorial production
— Designed page layout of print publications
— Recorded macros for Macintosh DTP software
— Maintained hard disks; updated charts, templates and grids for magazine layout
— Conceived and completed designs for newspaper and magazine advertisements
— Reworked designs and logo pages to a camera-ready stage

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KEY AREAS OF STRENGTH

— A published writer/reporter
— Print publication designer
— A picky proofreader and copy editor
— Proficiency in desktop publishing
— Digital Imaging Manipulation
— Writing for Multimedia Applications
— Extensive knowledge in computer software
— Works well under pressure
— Able to meet deadlines
— Capable of handling confidential information
— Technical writing
— Web Page Design using HTML

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Administration
— Acting editor, as required
— Supervised an editorial team
— Approved artwork for print publications
— Supervised photo shoots for a magazine’s fashion and editorial spreads
— Assigned reporters and photographers to cover events
— Worked with newspaper production team
— Liaised with overseas contributors, syndication and wires, and arranged for their payment


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Sub-Editor/Writer, Gulf News
P.O. Box 6519 Dubai, UAE
August 2001 to present

Sub-Editor/Features Editor, Saudi Gazette
P.O. Box 5579 Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
August 1995 to June 2001

Sub-Editor/Reporter Today (Business Section) No. 15 Paseo de Roxas, Makati, Manila, Philippines
December 1993 to August 1995

Staff Writer, Computer Times
November 1991 to December 1993

Researcher, University of the Philippines
School of Labor and Industrial Relations
June to November 1991


PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Union of Journalists of the Philippines
REFERENCES
References available on request

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