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Openings at the EPW

The EPW has initiated a project for communicating social sciences and humanities content to a digital audience. Among other things, the project will using EPW's archives to create platforms for debate and public engagement. The EPW invites applications for for its Digital Initiative: Engage.

Please have a look at the positions open now: 

  • Editorial Digital Assistant 

The person in this position will be responsible for curating EPW’s archival content to provide insights into current debates. They will also implement a social media strategy for the EPW Digital Initiative, working with the design and editorial team to gauge response and reach. The candidate must be able to run social media campaigns to increase user engagement.

The ideal candidate must have strong writing and editing skills along with an interest in news, contemporary affairs, and the social sciences.


  • Manage EPW's social media presence;
  • Work on well-researched, news-based articles on a weekly basis;
  • Produce high-quality infographics in coordination with the designer.


  • A Masters' degree or equivalent in the social sciences, humanities, journalism, or mass communication. Persons from allied fields may also apply.
  • Experience in online publishing is desirable.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, audience analytics, and metrics 
  • High degree of comfort with using technology and willingness to adapt to new software and platforms is a must. Familiarity with current practices in data visualisation and interactive media will be an added advantage.


  • Full-Stack Web Developer

The developer will work with the EPW team to translate ideas and concepts to the EPW Engage web pages.


  • Developing and modifying webpages from scratch, in layout and function.

  • Build visualizations based on qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Build interactive web pages and web applications

  • Writing miscellaneous scripts to assist in processing/manipulating documents and information from the web e.g. web scraping

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Body of work demonstrating web development skills using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Understanding design patterns for building applications

  • 3+ years experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering or equivalent technical discipline

  • Experience working with Python, Django, Drupal

  • Knowledge of UI/UX principles

  • 2+ years experience working as a software/engineering professional

Interested candidates should send their applications to with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter by 10 July 2018Please be sure to write "EPW Engage: [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.

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