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 Job title: Copy Editor – Economics Editing

Department/Division: Ideas for India (, India Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), under the auspices of the International Growth Centre

Duration: Fixed term one-year contract (full-time), with possibility of extension

Application deadline: 15 May 2019 (23:59 hours IST)

Job summary

‘Ideas for India’ is an economics and policy portal run by the India Programme under the auspices of the International Growth Centre (IGC) (, as directed by LSE and Oxford University. The portal aims to serve as a platform for economists, other social scientists and practitioners to use their research and experience to weigh in on key policy questions and raise the level of debate in a format that is accessible to specialists and non-specialists interested in the issues of growth and development in India. To enable deeper dissemination of I4I’s evidence-based content, a Hindi section has been launched recently.

The copy editor will work as a part of the I4I Editorial Team. S/he will primarily be responsible for managing the Hindi section, and will also assist the Managing Editor in editing other I4I posts, and undertaking other activities involved in running the blog.

The position is based in New Delhi.

Key tasks/Responsibilities

  • Checking English-to-Hindi translation of I4I content, and editing Hindi content to ensure that the language is accessible and engaging
  •  Developing a style guide for the new Hindi section of I4I
  •  Managing the dissemination of Hindi content via targeted emails to relevant policy stakeholders, and social media to reach the general audience
  •  Supporting the process of editing, publishing, and dissemination of other I4I posts
  •  Assisting with planning and execution of I4I events
  •  Assisting with management of website backend/ content upload

Person specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, development economics, public policy/administration, or a related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; Master’s degree desirable
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills, with a focus on Hindi
  • Understanding of policy-relevant economic research and interest in current policy issues
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, while producing work within tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.


Competitive; Based on qualifications/experience.

To Apply:

Please email a covering letter, CV, writing samples (Hindi and English), and details of two academic/professional referees to

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