MediaNama is Hiring One Associate Editor And One Journalist


MediaNama is a leading online media company covering news and providing analysis on India’s digital (Internet and mobile) ecosystem. We provide our readership with incisive inputs on industry developments, and take a pan-digital perspective. We have big plans for 2013, and are looking for people who are interested in expanding the breadth and depth of one of the most important sectors for India – Digital.

We are looking for 2 dedicated and incisive journalistic professionals who want to be a part of our growing publication over the long term, and helping grow the digital ecosystem in India by providing sharp reportage, analysis and opinion.

An Associate Editor

Candidate Profile

- Passion and understanding of the Internet and Mobile domains. You need to live and breathe digital. Have a keen sense of what matters in the Digital ecosystem and an understanding of the digital industry value chain
- Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken English.
- A nose for news, for breaking a story. You need to know a good story when you see one, know which story to chase, and identify the right pegs. You need a sense of which story to focus on and focus on repeatedly because it is important and your readers need to (or should) know more.
- A strong sense of ethics. Integrity beyond question.
- Have a track record for breaking stories, and/or guiding journalists to break stories
- Ability to guide our journalists piece together a compelling read, as well as write a compelling read. We’ll need your writing samples
- Minimum 2-3 years of business news reporting experience.
- Familiarity with WordPress, and blogging.
- Background knowledge of Media, Internet, Social Media, mobile and/or technology
- Comfort with ambiguity: this is a fast paced business, you will have to learn to work with limited information at your disposal, and take decisions quickly.
- Scepticism and immense curiosity to the point of being irritating is an asset.

Candidates with over 5 years of experience need not apply.

Key Responsibilities

- Track & report current events & news in Internet and Mobile domain
- Identify and source developments for MediaNama to report on. Talk to hundreds of people in the digital domain. Go get stories.
- Conduct in-depth interviews
- Identify multiple pegs and approaches to stories that deserve more detailing and coverage, and allocate accordingly.
- Prioritize stories and allocate them to MediaNama journalists
- You must also be open to taking on additional responsibility during events and conferences.
- Get data via RTI and other means

Location
- Preferably, Delhi, but we’re open to the idea of you managing editorial from anywhere.

How To Apply

Send us a single email at nikhil@medianama.com

- Explaining to us how you fit the abovementioned role.
- With Links to stories you’ve broken stories in the past.
- Links to your best posts/stories
- Your CV
- Three questions you’d like to ask us

A Journalist

Candidate Profile

- Passion and understanding of the Internet and Mobile domains will be preferred. You need to live and breathe digital.
- Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken English.
- Have an eye for news, and a desire to get the news first.
- Ability to piece together a compelling read. We’ll need your writing samples
- Some business news reporting experience. Preference would be given to candidates with online work experience, or at least having blogged for a year.
- Background knowledge of Media, Internet, mobile and/or technology
- Basic working knowledge of HTML.
- Comfort with ambiguity: this is a fast paced business, you will have to learn to work with limited information at your disposal, and take decisions quickly.
- Scepticism and immense curiosity to the point of being irritating is an asset.

Candidates with over 3 years of experience need not apply.

Key Responsibilities

- Track & report current events & news in Internet and Mobile domain
- Analyse information and present in a concise manner
- Create industry specific analytical reports
- Talk to hundreds of people in the digital domain. Go get stories.
- You would need to be on top of the market environment & general happenings and identify opportunities and leads in the domains to provide competitive advantage to MediaNama.
- You must also be open to taking on additional responsibility during events and conferences.
- Get data via RTI and other means, and create charts and visualizations

Note: preference will be given in case of one position, to candidates who have reported on digital marketing and advertising

Location
- Preferably Chennai, Pune, Bangalore or Delhi. Could be from anywhere: as long as you have an always-on Internet connection, you are always on, and don’t mind working from home.

How To Apply

Send us a single email at nikhil@medianama.com with the following information:

- What kind of reportage you want to do.
- Which segments you want to focus on
- Links to stories you’ve broken in the past.
- Links to your best posts/stories
- Your CV
- Three questions you’d like to ask us

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  • cyber pluto

    Why is work experience a disqualification? I worked for 5 yrs and know the e-Gov field and can analyse its issues. I am looking to work from home and contribute as a journalist. Do you think it fits with your needs?

    • http://www.medianama.com Nikhil Pahwa

      sure. mail us. Work experience is a disqualification for full time positions because our approach is to set up our own editorial processes, and not adapt ourselves to processes followed by traditional media companies. Not saying that people with experience can’t adapt: just that they are less likely to. 

  • http://twitter.com/mostlynerd Mostly Nerd

    You need free lancers?

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