Ivan Chesnokov

Digital creator and producer

Level
Mid Level
Location
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

Having an impressive experience with texts, I also produce video and multimedia projects. I am an author and producer who can pack the necessary meaning in almost any form: from mailing lists to videos for YouTube. Since my work experience is related to various fields (from politics to IT companies), I can tell you not only about the person but also about the new technological tool and service in the right format. The knowledge of foreign languages ​​allows me not only to find additional information and interesting characters but also to convey their stories to a global audience. As a journalist, I learned how to communicate with different people even in extreme situations. According to the experience of working both in small companies and global corporations, I feel confident in teams of various sizes and fit into the corporate culture. I can work remotely (using Trello, Notion, and Slack). I plan my work schedule based on tasks and follow deadlines with actively involved in work processes. In addition to working on assignments, I like to do personal projects. For example, after winning the competition for journalists from the Swedish Institute of Press and HackPack grant in 2016, I made a multimedia project about hermits on the edge of Russia. Also, after winning the competition from the International Center for Journalists in 2017, I have been training for a month in the US media and listened to lectures from representatives of the world's largest media (NYT, Washington Post, etc.) I seek inspiration in human stories, music, and travel. In my opinion, the last point is the most important for the knowledge of the world.

Skills

  • Video Creation
  • Content Creator
  • Youtube
  • Creative Research
  • Production
  • Text Editing
  • Author
  • Video Content
  • Adobe Software
  • Creating Stories

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The New York Times

    The New York Times

    • Publishing
  • S

    Self Employed

    • T

      The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC News))

      • Y

        Yod News online media

        Work history

        Currently

        Digital creator/producer

        Self Employed

        Oct 2019
        • Saint Petersburg, Russia
        • Freelance
        • As an independent producer and author of documentary projects I participated: - In the development and production of the new season of the YouTube travel series "I Want to Go Home" (Culture Shock), it has more than 600 thousand subscribers. I found heroes from other countries, conducted preliminary interviews in English and Spanish, and thought over the logistics of filming. - I wrote and produced filming for foreign corporate publications in English. In particular, for the Mining & Construction magazine of the Swedish company Epiroc, where I organized articles on new technological solutions in the mining industry.

        2019

        Oct 2018 - Oct 2019
        • Saint Petersburg, Russia
        • Full Time
        • I found topics on the current socio-political agenda, did interviews, wrote reports and made videos and films. Several works were nominated for a Russian journalism award "Editorial Board". - Report and film about the environmental conflict around the Shies station in Northern Russia (youtu.be/sq2TLVsrGg8), nominated for the award. - Reporting on fines for contempt of authority (https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-48943012), also nominated for a prize.

        2019

        Producer and journalist

        The New York Times

        Jan 2018 - Oct 2019
        • Saint Petersburg, Russia
        • Freelance
        • I worked as a producer and writer, dealing with topics related to sports, science and human stories. All materials were in English. - In a closed city in central Russia that once made atomic bombs, there is a sports school churning out Olympic hopefuls. (www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/sports/champions-behind-the-wire.html) - Deep in a mountain in southern Russia, scientists are tracking one of the universe's most elusive particles. (www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/science/neutrinos-baksan.html)

        2019

        Freelance author and photographer

        Self Employed

        Oct 2015 - Oct 2019
        • Saint Petersburg, Russia
        • Freelance
        • As a freelancer, I collaborated with many Russian and foreign media as a writing journalist, photographer, and producer of multimedia projects (Kommersant Publishing House, Esquire, TakieDela, Inc., The Moscow Times, TASS, etc.) What am I proud of: - I made a multimedia project about how a family of hermits lives on an island on the edge of Russia. The project was nominated for the Russian journalistic award "Editorial Board" (https://newrobinsons.esquire.ru) - Made a long read on the life of the homeless people, based on personal experience (https://takiedela.ru/2016/12/zapiski-iz-trushhob/). - Made lots of business cases of successful companies, such as Russian Samokat delivery service (https://incrussia.ru/fly/samokat/). I also gave lectures and workshops for students of the Mayak school in St. Petersburg, the program of the Public Opinion Foundation and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and for the Open Library project in Vladivostok, Russia.

        2015

        Special correspondent

        Yod News online media

        May 2015 - Oct 2015
        • Moscow, Russia
        • Full Time
        • As a special correspondent for the Moscow publication, I conducted a review of the Moscow news agenda, found relevant topics and persons. I also conducted interviews with experts (for example, the chief architect of Moscow), built communication with representatives of the city administration. I wrote notes, reports, and investigations.

        Education

        2017

        Workshop

        MiCT Fund

        Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
        • Tbilisi, Georgia
        • As a participant in a workshop organized by the German Journalist Support Fund, I studied new techniques and platforms in multimedia journalism.

        2017

        Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
        • Washington, United States
        • After winning the competition from the International Center for Journalists, I was doing an internship for a month in major American media. Among them were The New York Times, Washington Post, The Politico and others.

        2017

        Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
        • Saint Petersburg, Russia
        • I participated in a workshop of one of the most notable war photographers Stanley Green (Noor Agency). I studied new techniques of photography and independent photo projects.

        2015

        Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
        • Moscow, Russia
        • I learned new writing skills from top journalists in the country.

        2012

        Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
        • Saint Petersburg, Russia
        • I studied at the Faculty of Physics, specializing in theoretical physics and wave theory. But after two years of studying, I realized that I did not want to do science, and left to work in the field of journalism. But still, I love natural sciences and, especially, mathematics.

        Awards

        2019

        Russian journalism award "Editorial Board" nominee

        Editorial Board journalism award

        • A six-time nominee for the main Russian journalistic award "Editorial Board" for materials on topics of conflict, ecology, and politics.

        2018

        Top 10 Young Journalists in Russia

        Esquire Magazine

        • I was included in the prestigious list of the top 10 young journalists of the country who should be monitored.

        2017

        The winner of the International Center for Journalists exchange program with an internship in the United States media organizations

        International center for journalist

        • After winning the competition from the International Center for Journalists, I was doing an internship for a month in major American media. Among them were The New York Times, Washington Post, The Politico and others.