Many newsmagazines, webzines and newspapers would carry the odd article lamenting the continued absence of dalits and adivasis in newsrooms, but few actually do anything about it. Caravan has been doing this quietly but openly for some years now. Spread the word…
Title: Reporter, Vantage, The Caravan (a newsroom diversity position)
Company: The Caravan
Location: New Delhi, India
Job Category: Web
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 0 to 1 years
Deadline Date: 25 April 2016
The Caravan occupies a singular position among Indian magazines. Its stories present a unique mix of detailed reportage and lively and vivid writing, with a commitment to the art of storytelling, whether the subject is politics, business or culture.
The Caravan is published by the Delhi Press Group, one of India’s leading publishers. Started in 1939, Delhi Press today publishes 36 magazines in 10 languages.
The near-complete absence of Dalit and Adivasi journalists in the Indian media has created a noticeable decline in its sensitivity to issues of caste, communalism and discrimination. Committed to promoting greater diversity, both in the workplace and in the way news is reported, The Caravan seeks a Reporter (position reserved for Dalit and Adivasi candidates) for Vantage, the magazine’s web-exclusive section, to join its fast-paced Delhi-based newsroom.
– Planning, conceptualising, reporting and writing articles for Vantage, the magazine’s web-exclusives section.
– Working with the editorial staff to give shape to original material, and remaining motivated and open to editorial changes and interventions.
– Staying up to speed on breaking news, especially in the areas of politics and business, to identify stories to follow.
– Importantly, to be a keen observer and fast learner of Indian politics, culture and society.
This is a full-time position. Night, holiday and weekend work may be required.
Requirements: 0-1 year experience in reporting and writing. Ability to cultivate sources, interviewing skills, a nose for news, and a commitment to improving one’s own writing. Candidates with a university degree in any subject are preferred.
Please send a résumé, two samples of your writing, three story ideas for the magazine’s web-exclusive section, two references (names and contacts) and a cover letter to Vinod K Jose, Executive Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line Reporter, Vantage, The Caravan – 2016 (diversity position). Please attach a copy of your community certificate for verification.
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