The Ladies Finger (TLF) and its sister operation Grist Media are hiring staff writers for our fast-paced Bangalore newsroom. We are looking for energetic newshounds and stylish writers who have a passion for TLF’s work, a keen interest in following the daily news cycle and an ability to write fast under deadline.
Roles & Responsibilities
—Ideate, report and write magazine-style reportage, commentary and features
—Identify breaking and trending news on a daily basis
—Pay attention to readers’ interests and under-reported stories
—Collaborate on wider content and newsroom initiatives
—0 to 6 years of experience
—News junkie with a passion for TLF’s work
—Strong news judgment and reporting skills
—Demonstrated ability to write swiftly and sharply, with a sense of what makes for a fresh magazine-style piece. Your writing must exhibit your style, i.e., it should have your distinct points of view, a sense of humour, and nuance. Bonus: Making connections within pop culture
—The ability to write a killer headline
—Attention to detail, yo!
—Nimble multi-tasker and enthusiastic collaborator in a dynamic, always-changing news environment
—Some work experience at a magazine or online publication (preferred but not required)
This is a full-time position available only out of Bangalore. Nights and holiday work may be required.
Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
—A cover letter expressing your interest, experience and availability.
—3 non-fiction writing samples (journalism samples preferred).
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