Tech Policy Reporter
MediaNama (www.medianama.com) is looking to hire a reporter to work with our team of tech policy reporters. Please do read the entire job post below, before applying.
We’re a 13 year old subscription-based online media company providing analysis and news on developments in Digital/Technology Policy and business. We provide our readership of technology policy leaders, business leaders, government officials and citizens with incisive inputs on Indian and global technology policy developments across the digital industry, with a primary focus on India. We organise online and offline discussions with our community of policy professionals, and produce reports on subjects relevant for a technology policy audience.
What we’re looking for
- Location: We are currently working remotely, but in a post-COVID19 scenario, you will be expected to work with our team in our office in (North) Delhi.
- 2-3 years of reporting experience is preferred. Promising candidates with limited experience may also be considered; your passion for the technology domain and reporting skills matters most.
- Some experience in reporting on technology. Experience in understanding legal, policy and/or financial documents and filings is preferred. Any experience in reporting on tech policy would be a bonus.
- Preference would be given to candidates with online work experience.
- Interests: Interested in policy developments related to Internet access, commerce, communications, social media, telecom, digital payments, e-governance, global Internet governance etc. You need to be passionate about the Internet and how it impacts the world.
- Excellent command of the English language.
- You need to have basic working knowledge of HTML, and familiarity with WordPress.
- Comfort with working cross-platform, whether Slack, WhatsApp and/or phone calls.
- Setup: Given that we will be working remotely, you must have:
- A working Internet connection and a backup
- Your own laptop with a functional webcam and audio setup
- A comfortable workspace, given that this will require long hours
- Cultural fit: MediaNama’s journalists care about the open Internet, and are keen on learning about the latest technology policy trends and perspectives. We are geeky about technology policy. We have an eye for news and a desire to get the news first. We enjoy engaging with and helping each other out with stories, information and perspectives. What matters most to us, is that MediaNama’s community of readers benefit from our work, and learn from the conversations they have with our journalists. We like the work that we do, and take great pride in it, and the impact that it has on the domain that we cover.
- Comfort with ambiguity: the news industry is dynamic, you need to be able to take decisions and iterate quickly. We are currently working remotely, perhaps for the rest of the year, so expect ambiguity.
- Current news and developments in technology policy and tech law in India, key developments in the rest of the world.
- Technology policy developments at the UN, EU and various global Internet policy forums.
- Parliament, Supreme Court and various High Courts in India for policy developments
- Reports: Prepare reports based on MediaNama events.
- Analyse: judgments, data, regulatory filings and other information and present it in a concise manner
- Organise: Prepare questions, help identify speakers, live tweet and/or report on MediaNama events, apart from taking on additional responsibilities. You may also be required to host or moderate MediaNama events.
- Email email@example.com with
- Your CV
- Details of your social media handles
- Links to your three best writing samples (and author page, if available)
- A cover letter (200 words) on why you would like to work with us and what kind of work you’d like to do.
Important: Completeness in the application is a screening criteria.
- Based on the initial screening, we’ll schedule a call, which will typically be 10 min.
- Following the call, we’ll schedule a test and an editorial interview. The test will take 3-4 hours.
- Following the test, we may schedule an interview with our editor.
- We’ll finalize terms on an HR call, followed by an appointment letter.