MediaNama, India’s premier digital news & analysis publication, is looking for researchers to work on a project basis, for its newly set up research division. We have two positions open:

  • Researcher (Freelance or Full time)
  • Research Internship (two)

Contact: Nikhil Pahwa, Editor & Publisher, MediaNama at nikhil@medianama.com
Deadline for applications: 25th April 2014

Researcher (Freelance or Full Time)

Applicant should:
– Have excellent oral and written English communication skills
– Be inquisitive, investigative, and detail oriented, with strong comprehension abilities. The ability to ask the right questions is key to this role.
– Be passionate about the digital (Internet and/or mobile) industry in India. You need to showcase granular understanding of the digital domain to us.
– Be skeptical and obsessive about cross-verification of information
– Aware of business concepts.
– Aware of the trends and the terminology applicable to the Internet and Mobile industry in India
– Have the ability to gather, analyse and interpret data, spot trends.
– Ability to work on tight deadlines

Work involves
– Identifying areas of research, in co-ordination with our journalists. A granular understanding of the digital industry helps.
– Meticulously tracking, storing relevant information, and cross verification
– Conducting interviews for greater qualitative insight from industry stakeholders
– Compiling, analyzing, and presenting facts and information for the report.

Work Experience
– At least 3 years of work experience to be considered for this position, which includes relevant work experience as a researcher or a business journalist.

Renumeration:
– For freelance, will vary from project to project. Applicants may be offered full time positions based on performance in a project.
– For full time, is negotiable

Location: Anywhere in India

Contact: Nikhil Pahwa, Editor & Publisher, MediaNama at nikhil@medianama.com, with ‘Research Project’ as the subject
Deadline for applications: 25th April 2014

Research Interns (2)

Eligibility Criteria
– Studying journalism, commerce or finance.
– Have excellent oral and written English communication skills
– Be inquisitive, investigative, and detail oriented, with strong comprehension abilities. The ability to ask the right questions is key to this role.
– Be passionate about the digital (Internet and/or mobile) industry in India. You need to showcase granular understanding of the digital domain to us.

Your work will involve:
– Conducting one research by yourself. See above profile for details.
– Assisting our research team with collecting data, structuring, verification, among other things
– Filing RTI’s and collating information.
– Creating visualizations that represent data in a visually appealing and easy to understand format. Slice and dice the data to extract meaning from it.

Eligibility Criteria:

– Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel. You might have to learn other visualization tools on the job.
– Excellent command of the English language
– An eye for detail, and exceptional research skills
– Basic working knowledge of HTML / WordPress

Location: Delhi, but we’re open to applications from all across India.

Contact: Nikhil Pahwa, Editor & Publisher, MediaNama at nikhil@medianama.com, with ‘Research Internship’ as the subject
Deadline for applications: 25th April 2014