Associate Editor

Title: Associate Editor

Company: Kashmir Observer

Location: Srinagar

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category Newspaper

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Company Description

The media in Kashmir has a particularly unenviable job to do. The problems faced by it are both universal to the conflict situations and unique to the region.

The story of the Kashmir Observer for the twenty three years of its existence is one of resilience in the face of heavy odds, and success in surmounting the many challenges to journalistic integrity. In that span the paper has navigated a sea of political instability, logistical nightmares and misplaced perceptions. Steadfast in the face of these considerable pressures, Kashmir Observer has in return earned a loyal readership and a reputation for integrity.

Kashmir Observer, as its content will bear out, has, as far as possible, tried to strike a delicate balance in its content. Its news and editorial pages have sought to present a well-rounded picture of the complex situation.

Kashmir Observer stories present a unique mix of detailed reportage and vivid writing, with a commitment to the art of storytelling, whether the subject is politics, culture, business or art.

Primary Responsibilities

– Commissioning pieces for the newspaper and working with writers to shape these for publication

– Editing and copy-editing stories

– Maintaining an evolving and current bank of stories and story ideas

– Supervising staff writers

– Soliciting pitches and recruiting new writers for the newspaper.

Requirements

Candidates should have between two and five years of editing experience, preferably in newspaper writing or feature journalism. They should also have an editorial instinct for news and an interest in working with writers from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of Kashmir society, politics and culture will count as a strength, as will a demonstrated ability to learn quickly on the job. Candidates should demonstrate top-notch editing skills, sound judgment and an enthusiasm for writing and reporting on and about Kashmir.

To Apply

Please send in a résumé, two writing samples, a detailed statement on your editing experience, two references (only names and contact information), and a cover letter to jobs@kashmirobserver.net with the subject line “Associate Editor – 2020” by March 31, 2020.