The Ladies Finger (TLF) and its sister operation Grist Media are hiring for our fast-paced Bangalore newsroom.
We are looking for a high-energy, versatile editor who will lead and inspire our team of journalists, oversee the daily production of digital stories and contribute to editorial vision. This position will require you to be responsible for the commissioning and assessment of stories, manage staff, copy edit and fact check with precision, and write stories of your own. An ideal candidate will have a deep passion for digital storytelling, a sense of urgency and rigour in the newsroom and the ability to move into different roles as needed.
This is a full-time position based in Bangalore only.
Roles & Responsibilities
—Serve as the newsroom’s point person for daily workflow. Coordinate with bureau journalists, provide editorial support to senior editors and oversee the team to manage and produce daily stories
—Closely track daily news cycle, identify smart ideas for news coverage and exercise excellent news judgment on what works for TLF and Grist’s audiences. Run daily editorial meetings to ensure newsworthy ideas
—This is a hands-on role, and you will not only ideate and manage but also copy edit, fact-check and pressure-test stories on deadline with a keen eye for strong narratives that fit TLF’s and Grist’s respective voices
—Sign off on final texts and oversee production as per set standards
—Write thoroughly reported and incisive reportage, commentary and features
—Innovate fresh ways of engaging audiences and new ways of digital storytelling
—Contribute to special projects and collaborate on wider content and newsroom initiatives
—News junkie with a passion for TLF and Grist’s work
—5-10 years of experience, some of which must be as an editor and managing journalists
—Superior copy editing and fact-checking skills. Must have excellent command over the English language, grammar, syntax, and various genres of non-fiction writing. Should be able to understand application of house style, identify material that requires fact-checking, and execute fast on deadline
—The ability to write a killer headline is a must, as is the skill and diplomacy to reshape a narrative without hurting the writer’s voice
—Deep adherence to sound journalistic practices and ethics
—Ability to work on digital CMS and social media
—Energetic and cheerful multitasker in a fast-paced news environment, with a knack for collaborating effectively under pressure
Apply at careers<AT>theladiesfinger<DOT>com with the subject line ‘Associate Editor’ or ‘Assistant Editor’. Please include:
—A cover letter expressing your interest, experience and availability
—Three journalism writing samples