ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Openings at the EPW

The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) is seeking to hire a dynamic candidate for its digital initiative: Engage. Engage was launched in 2017 with the aim of shaping public debate and academic engagement by innovatively animating EPW’s vast archives. This digital project is supported by a grant from the Independent And Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF). 

Digital Assistant Editor

The Digital Assistant Editor will be involved in digital content production for the EPW website. They will be responsible for commissioning articles and special features, as well as reviewing and editing articles and other content. 


  • A master's degree in the humanities or social sciences
  • At least three years’ experience in web publishing, including editing, reviewing and commissioning
  • Ability to transform academic expertise into accessible content
  • Ability to communicate complex research to a digital audience 
  • Interest in current affairs and a demonstrated ability to ideate fresh editorial content
  • Strong editing and reviewing skills 
  • Familiarity with current practices in data visualisation and interactive media

The last date for receipt of applications for all positions listed above is 17 February 2021.
All applications must be emailed to with the subject line: [EPW Digital 2021 - Position you’re applying for]

The application dossier must include:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in and ideas for EPW's web presence
  • An updated CV, including the names of two academic/professional references (Kindly do not send reference letters at this point. We will contact the referees, as necessary.)

Please note that incomplete applications or applications that are not sent in the prescribed format will not be processed. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

The interview for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted through Skype/Meets/Zoom. 

The selected candidate would be required to start work remotely at the earliest and subsequently out of our Mumbai office in the event of lockdown relaxation. Work experience may influence remuneration. 

Please note that this is a short term project-based requirement. 

We give preference to candidates from marginalised backgrounds who meet our requirements. 



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