Openings at the EPW | The EPW Digital Initiative
The EPW Digital Initiative
The Economic and Political Weekly will be appointing editors, writers, visualisers, designers and programmers to conceptualise different forms of text and design for communicating social sciences and humanities content to a digital audience.
The EPW is initiating a project to revamp its digital presence by, among other things, using its archives to create platforms for debate and public engagement. Please have a look at the positions open now:
I. Deputy Digital Editor:
The person will work closely with the digital editor, be involved in all aspects of the initiative and take key decisions about innovating with editorial content. He/She will work with subject experts and the design team and also collaborate with the technology and business team. We are looking for someone who:
● has a strong background in the humanities and social sciences and has strong writing and editing skills
● will be able to transform academic expertise into communicating research to a digital audience
● has experience with online publishing
Interested candidates should send their applications to email@example.com before 25 April 2017 with a curriculum vitae, published writing samples and a letter describing their interest in and plans for the EPW Digital Initiative.
II. Data Visualiser (Design):
The person will primarily work with editors to break down components of EPW articles and recreate and redesign them in interesting digital formats. He/She will implement design changes on the website and design occasional campaigns for social media. We are looking for someone who:
● is able to conceptualise templates and layouts for infographics
● has a deep understanding of digital design and user experience
● is familiar with current practices in visualising data and interactive media, and is open to experimenting with visualising data which is narrative and not entirely quantitative
The candidate should be proficient with Adobe Software suite (Photoshop, Illustrator and similar design tools). Familiarity with HTML, CSS and ability to work with a front-end developer will be a plus.
Interested candidates should send their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org before 25 April 2017 with a curriculum vitae and a letter describing their interest in and plans for the EPW Digital Initiative and a portfolio of relevant work.
III. Editorial Digital Assistant:
The person will be responsible for curating EPW’s archival content to provide insights into current debates. He/She will also implement a social media strategy for the EPW Digital Initiative, working with the design and editorial team to gauge response and reach, and follow-up with interface changes on the website. We are looking for someone who:
● has strong writing and editing skills and an interest in current affairs and the social sciences
● has a mastery of social media channels, SEO strategies, and is swift in adapting to new publishing platforms and technologies
Interested candidates should send their applications to email@example.com before 25 April 2017 with a curriculum vitae, writing samples and a cover letter describing their interest in the EPW Digital Initiative.
Please be sure to write "EPW Digitial Initiative: [position you are applying for]" in the subject line of your email. The interview for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted either through telephone/Skype and/or in person in Mumbai. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selected candidate would be required to work out of our Mumbai office at the earliest. Work experience may influence remuneration.
We give preference to candidates from marginalised backgrounds who meet our requirements.
Note: The deadlines were extended.