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Deepankar Sadekar

Auto Journalist

20 years of industry experience

A veteran auto- journalist, Deepankar is the Director and Editor - in- Chief of the exceedingly successful automotive media company.
With over two decades of experience of driving and reviewing cars, it is safe to say that he is an expert of machines.

KEY SKILLS

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Well-versed with the Automotive Industry

  • Passion for Cars

  • Communication Skills

  • Editing

  • Time Management

  • Traffic on Websites

  • Out of The Box Thinking

  • Market Analysis

  • Testing New Automobiles Technology

  • Updated on Latest Developments

PROS

  • You get to travel a lot nationally and internationally

  • Your passion turns into a full-time paying job

  • It is not a mundane 9-5 job

  • You are constantly learning about new technology and get to experience it first-hand

  • You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with people from various industries

CONS

  • The travelling compromises your personal life 

  • The competition is cut-throat

  • Irregular working hours

  • It is tough to gain recognition

  • It is a stressful job if you are not passionate about it

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Companies

  • Freelancer 

  • Agencies

  • Youtube content creator

  • Content Writing

  • Blogger Magazines

  • Newapapers 

  • NewspapersNewsletters

  • You communicate effectively

  • You are passionate about automobiles

  • You love to travel and know how to manage your personal life

  • You are very adaptable and accomodating 

  • You are social and are constantly building your network

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

Books

Podcasts

Networking Groups

Interesting Facts about the career

  • How can one start a career in automotive journalism?

Everybody can be his or her own publisher in today's world you can set up your own blog and write about bikes and cars. You can create your own Youtube channel. Make a podcast. If you can demonstrate your ability, and maybe develop a specialization that particularly interests you, you may then be able to interest editors of paying publications in your work. And it may lead you to get your first job.


  •  How to become an automotive journalist

1.  Start writing and then use your writing as a portfolio.
2.  Read everything you can about the automotive industry. Popular publications include Car & Driver, Motor Trend, and Automotive News.
3. Attend as many car shows as you can.
4. You can have a degree in automotive engineers or journalism.
5. Follow up motorsports and understand what kind of cars they drive and who are popular car drivers out there.
6. Write a variety of stories, including opinion pieces, reviews, interviews, and features. Accept feedback.
7. Stay up to date on the calendar of car shows, launches, and product testing so that you know what is going on.
9. Have a flexible schedule as you will need to be available to travel.

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