News Editor

New Delhi, New Delhi
Work Type: Full Time

Inc42 Media is looking for a News Editor who will be responsible for writing, editing and coordinating for delivery of News Production. The role will report directly to the Editor-in-Chief.

Our ideal candidate is a passionate and experienced journalist with 8 plus years of business writing and editing exposure. They bring with them the ability to effortlessly lead a team of journalists to fulfill existing editorial goals with news production delivery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with senior editors for building daily, weekly and monthly rosters for the team 
  • Monitoring feeds, identifying trends for preparing the day’s schedule
  • Editing (language, validating and fact-checking) and getting stories published while maintaining optimum TAT per story, scaling news publishing to x no. stories a day.
  • Ensuring data-driven value-adds in stories whenever required while ensuring deadlines and enabling team members to meet targets on regular basis
  • Enabling and training team for — breaking, exclusive stories; bringing in more depth in the stories; interviewing ecosystem stakeholders; and in time enabling reporters to produce 2-3 exclusive stories per week
  • Building newsletter order/content and coordinating with marketing team for the same
  • Brainstorming new story formats, series, concepts, themes, etc. when needed
  • Enabling team to understand the story selection process
  • Ensuring timely publishing of breaking stories during odd hours / beyond working hours
  • Sustaining team’s performance (authors and sub-editors) and upskilling them continuously
  • Ensuring team’s roster optimisation and happiness

Annual KRA

  • Ensure all stories meet Inc42’s editorial guidelines, styles and are error-free
  • Timely publication of stories while maintaining quality standards
  • New initiatives for better optimisation of resources
  • Bringing in a scalable change in the quality and quantity of exclusive/breaking news being published
  • Formation of an effective and efficient team by clearing out possible bottlenecks

Professional Traits

  • Individuals with at least 4-5 years of relevant experience startup/tech reporting/ writing
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Journalism / Mass Communication or equivalent.
  • Should understand and have passion for tech / startups
  • Well informed about broad global tech, digital and startup trends
  • Strong language skills
  • Strong news reporting basics - understanding essentials such as nutgraf, lede, background, news structure/tropes etc.
  • Should have the acumen to understand tech landscape, the changing market landscape and foresee upcoming trends

About Inc42 Media 

Inc42 is India’s leading digital media & research platform on a mission to build & serve India’s tech & startup economy.

Born in January 2015, Inc42 has become the leading source for news & analysis on India’s rapidly growing internet economy. Inc42, with over 30,000+ published stories, 50+ research reports, 100+ conferences & events & having featured 1000s of entrepreneurs, now reaches over 50 Mn+ tech leaders & professionals every month.

In 2020, we introduced Inc42 Plus, our membership program designed to help industry leaders & professionals stay ahead in India’s tech economy with premium tools & analysis. With 10,000+ members already, Inc42 Plus is now India’s fastest growing media subscription.

Recognized & cited globally by the likes of Quartz, Forbes, The Economist, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, CBInsights & more.

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