The Ladies Finger (TLF) and its sister operation Grist Media are hiring for our fast-paced Bangalore newsroom.

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.

This is a full-time position based in Bangalore. Night, holiday and Sunday work may be required.

Roles & Responsibilities

—Identify the most crucial news 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

Qualifications

—News junkie + passion for TLF’s work
—1-2 years of experience in journalism and/or blogging
—Sharp and swift writing skills
—Attention to detail, yo!
—Keen sense of humor and eye for the absurd
—Interest in engaging readers on various social media
—Knowledge and/or experience of working with video, audio and GIFs is a plus
—Nimble multi-tasker and collaborator

To Apply

Apply at careers@theladiesfinger.com. Please include:

—Your resume
—A cover letter expressing your interest, experience and availability
—Three non-fiction writing samples (journalism samples preferred)

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