Hello. Here’s a little about myself.
My name is Jamie Alter. I’m a fourth generation American born and raised in India. Yes, that makes me Indian. Since 2005, I have been a sports writer and reporter. Over the past few years, I’ve expanded into content creation, acting, anchoring, presenting and YouTube.
What I Do
Published author, columnist and journalist with editor roles at the Times of India, News18 and Zee.
I’ve acted in Amazon Prime Video’s dark comedy, Afsos, in Undekhi on SONYLiv and have more films and web series lined up.
Host, Glance Live
I host my own chat show, The ‘Alter’nate view, three times a week, discussing a range of topics.
Freelance Writer, Dafa News
Contributing writer during IPL 2022.
Freelance Writer, GQ India
Contribute sports article for GQ India magazine and GQIndia.com.
Analyst, Yorked Radio
Appear as a cricket analyst during India’s tours to Sri Lanka and England, IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup on Yorked Media’s YouTube channel.
Host, Cricket Aakash
Co-anchoring a unique YouTube watchalong show, Mission Domination, on former India Test opener Aakash Chopra’s channel during the current India vs England Test series. Guests include Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Sanjay Bangar, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal and others.
Conceptualising, scripting and shooting a Hindi show titled Hum, Tum aur Cricket during the 2021 IPL and T20 World Cup.
A website for India sports fans and aspiring sports writers whereby the content comes from the fans. A platform or incubator for aspiring writers to build portfolios under the mentorship of experienced writers and editors.
Anchor, Times Internet Limited
(2019 – Present)
The face of the popular YouTube channel Fake it India, a satirical take on the Indian television setup and current affairs.
Group Sports Editor, Zee Media
(2018 – 2019)
Oversaw the running of Zee Digital’s sport pages as well as the English and Hindi websites of CricketCountry. Covered the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England for all of Zee’s digital properties, including written and video content.
Sports Editor, Times Internet Limited
(2015 – 2018)
In charge of content operations for the sports section of the Times of IndiaI’s web portal. Job profile included unique content generation, driving social media and video traffic, running of an eight-person team, overseeing wire/agency/print workflow, liaising with TOI print teams across the country plus Sales, Product, Tech, SEO and Graphics teams as well as third parties such as Sportz Interactive and various PR organisations. Additionally, leading role in content and strategic supervision of the Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA).
(2013 – 2015)
Headed the content desk for Cricbuzz.com, driving traffic via text and video and covered the 2015 Cricket World Cup from Australia and New Zealand.
Digital Sports Editor,Network 18
(2011 – 2013)
Headed Cricketnext.com and News 18 Sports. Duties include daily news operations, content generation and synergy, team and project management, synergy between TV and web desk, running cricket and sports CMS services and coordination with partners, vendors and sales and marketing teams across destination.
Assistant Editor, All Sports Magazine
Active role in running of a monthly magazine; from story conception to print run. Planning, researching, writing, editing, implementation of story design. Written articles and features on various sports and conducted interviews with leading Indian and international athletes and coaches.
Staff Writer, ESPNcricinfo
(2005 – 2010)
Expert in ball-by-ball commentary and match bulletins. Leadership role on editorial desk and website maintenance. Selection of news items, sub-editing of articles by correspondents, contributors and news agencies with appropriate headlines. Management of a website and meeting challenges of a constantly-evolving news medium. On the field, covered matches in India, England and Sri Lanka. Toured Sri Lanka twice, providing analysis, interviews, and diaries. Worked in ESPN’s London office for two months, covering county cricket and one-day internationals, providing colour pieces and handling the UK desk.