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 thorough, timely and incisive 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 4 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. 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 email@example.com. Please include:
—A cover letter expressing your interest, experience and availability.
—3 non-fiction writing samples as attachments or links (journalism samples preferred, links preferred).
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