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Do you want to sharpen your reporting and editing skills but don’t know where to go?

The media industry, especially in India, is in flux. The traditional newsroom model has broken down, so it’s hard for journalists to find the right environment to sharpen their reporting and writing skills. Here are some problems you might face in newsrooms now:

  • Lack of growth opportunities: Investigative deep-dives and long features are often reserved for experienced journalists in traditional newsrooms. Newer, less-experienced journalists remain stuck with desk work for years before they get access to such growth opportunities.
  • Censorship of your reporting: It is no secret that freedom of the press in India is now on the decline, with tough consequences for ad-dependent newsrooms that speak out. In effect, this means there are clear limits to what you’re able to report on and write.
  • No work-life balance: Traditional newsrooms might exert pressure on journalists to cover breaking news at the cost of their personal hours, often leading to burnout and a decline in your overall wellbeing.

At MediaNama, We Aim To Do Better

For 14 years, MediaNama has reported fearlessly about tech and governance in India. Our journalists, whether entry-level or experienced, have had the opportunity to do pioneering work around privacy, surveillance, platform regulation, and more.

What our journalists and editors say about working at MediaNama

Join our editorial team

MediaNama is hiring for multiple roles in our editorial team. Here are the details:

  • Senior Sub Editor
  • Junior Correspondent
  • Journalist

We are also hiring for roles outside the editorial team. Check out all our openings here.


Senior Sub Editor

MediaNama (www.medianama.com) is looking to hire a Senior Sub Editor with journalism and/or sub-editing experience to work with our existing team of technology policy reporters. This is a specialised field, so please do read the post below, before applying, and please follow the application process detailed below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Editing and subbing: 
    • Writing, rewriting, editing and proofreading text, and take overall responsibility for maintaining high standards of subbing in the team.
    • Follow our sub-editing checklist and ensure that all aspects in that checklist are addressed adequately.
    • Checking facts to ensure stories are accurate, adhere to copyright laws and are not libellous.
    • Edit copy for varying lengths and adhere to various platform-specific guidelines.
    • Ensure that basic standards of SEO and tagging are followed for enhancing discovery
    • Ensure that the output adheres to the house style and standards of our publication
  • Managing:
    • Deputise for the editor and, allocate
    • work to the team, check progress, and ensure the professional contribution of staff and the quality of output.
    • Evaluate story pitches
    • Guide the team in terms of improving quality of output and provide value for MediaNama readers.
    • Spotting and recommending high impact stories to the editorial team
    • Documenting performance of individual team members

What we’re looking for

  1. Location: Delhi. We are currently working with a hybrid WFM model, and you will be expected to work in our office in (North) Delhi on designated days.
  2. Experience:
    • 3-4 years of experience in a daily newsroom as a sub-editor.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with online work experience.
    • Some experience in reporting on technology. Experience in understanding legal, policy and/or financial documents and filings is preferred.
  3. 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 this domain and how it impacts the world.
    • Should be following social, political, economic issues of the country on a day today basis.
  4. Skills
    • A high standard of Editorial judgment and writing ability based on substantial experience of editing news stories and features.
    • A team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to resolve conflicts, and willingness to get the job done.
    • Excellent project and time management skills, ability to multi-task and ensure tasks are completed on time
    • 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.
  5. Setup: Your own laptop with a functional webcam, audio setup, and a working Internet connection with a backup
  6. Comfort with ambiguity: the news industry is dynamic, you need to be able to take decisions and iterate quickly. We are currently working with a hybrid WFH model, so expect ambiguity.

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.

Remuneration: INR 30,000 – 50,000 per month. 

Apply here: https://forms.gle/DsCJJYfWYZ1Sg84Y7 (Note: Application form requires a Google sign in)


Junior Correspondent

MediaNama (www.medianama.com) is looking to hire journalists to work with our existing team reporting on Tech Policy. This is a specialised field, so please do read the post below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Track and report
    • 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
  • 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. Prepare reports based on MediaNama events. You may also be required to host or moderate MediaNama events.

What we’re looking for

  1. Location: Delhi. We are currently working with a hybrid WFH model, but in a post-COVID19 scenario, you will be expected to work with our team in our office in (North) Delhi.
  2. Experience:
    • 0-2 years of legal or policy reporting experience, preferably on technology policy.
    • Preference would be given to candidates with online work experience.
  3. 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 this domain and how it impacts the world.
  4. Skills
    • A high standard of writing ability.
    • Excellent time management skills
    • 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.
  5. Setup: Your own laptop with a functional webcam, audio setup, and a working Internet connection with a backup
  6. 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.
  7. Comfort with ambiguity: he news industry is dynamic, you need to be able to take decisions and iterate quickly. We are currently working with a hybrid WFH model, so expect ambiguity.

Remuneration: INR 25,000 – 35,000 per month

Apply here: https://forms.gle/DsCJJYfWYZ1Sg84Y7 (Note: Application form requires a Google sign in)


Journalist

MediaNama (www.medianama.com) is looking to hire journalists to work with our existing team reporting on Tech Policy. This is a specialised field, so please do read the post below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Track and report
    • 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
  • 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. Prepare reports based on MediaNama events. You may also be required to host or moderate MediaNama events.

What we’re looking for

  1. Location: Delhi. We are currently working with a hybrid WFH model, but in a post-COVID19 scenario, you will be expected to work with our team in our office in (North) Delhi.
  2. Experience:
    • 2-4 years of legal or policy reporting experience, preferably on technology policy.
    • Experience in understanding legal, policy and/or financial documents and filings is preferred.
    • Preference would be given to candidates with online work experience.
    • Promising candidates with limited experience may also be considered; your passion for the policy domain and writing skills matters most.
  3. 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 this domain and how it impacts the world.
  4. Skills
    • A high standard of editorial judgment and writing ability.
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Proven experience in delivering a mix of news and features content.
    • Proven familiarity with Google Analytics and basic knowledge of SEO will be an advantage
    • 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.
  5. Setup: Your own laptop with a functional webcam, audio setup, and a working Internet connection with a backup
  6. 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.
  7. Comfort with ambiguity: the news industry is dynamic, you need to be able to take decisions and iterate quickly. We are currently working with a hybrid WFH model, so expect ambiguity.

Remuneration: INR 30,000 – 45,000 per month

Apply here: https://forms.gle/DsCJJYfWYZ1Sg84Y7 (Note: Application form requires a Google sign in)


 


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