Junior Staff Writer
We are looking for energetic newshounds 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. An ideal candidate will be hungry to chase breaking news and curious to learn digital production operations.
Roles & Responsibilities
—Identify the most crucial news items of the day—from breaking news, trending news and readers’ interests—that match TLF’s sensibility
—Produce stories and content quickly and accurately under deadline pressure
—Find creative ways of digital storytelling, especially using images, GIFs, audio, video, etc. to make content more appealing and shareable for readers
—Assist in and eventually lead daily production processes
—Collaborate on wider content and newsroom initiatives
—News junkie with a passion for TLF’s work
—Demonstrated ability to write sharply and swiftly
—Attention to detail, yo!
—Nimble multi-tasker and enthusiastic collaborator in a dynamic, always-changing news environment
—Some experience in journalism or blogging (preferred but not required)
—Bachelor’s degree in journalism, writing, media studies or related field (preferred but not required)
This is a full-time position based at our fast-paced Bangalore newsroom. Night, holiday and Sunday work may be required.
Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Junior Staff Writer’. Please include:
—A cover letter expressing your interest, experience and availability
—Two or three non-fiction writing samples (journalism samples preferred)
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