Title: Assistant Editor

Location: Delhi

Job Category: Magazine Editorial

Job Type: Full Time

Deadline: 12 April 2024


Company Description: As the country’s leading publication devoted to narrative journalism, The Caravan occupies a singular position among Indian magazines. Its stories present a unique mix of detailed reportage and lively and vivid writing, with a commitment to the art of storytelling, whether the subject be politics, culture, business or art.

The Caravan is published by the Delhi Press Group, one of India’s leading magazine publishers. Started in 1939, Delhi Press today publishes 33 magazines in 10 languages.

Primary Responsibilities:

– Commission pieces for the print edition of The Caravan and work with writers to shape these for publication

– Edit and copy-edit stories

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

– Solicit freelance pitches and recruit new writers

– Supervise staff writers and freelance writers as they report and write long-form pieces

– Stay up to speed on news and current events, especially in the areas of politics and culture

– Be a keen observer and fast learner of Indian and South Asian politics, culture and society


Candidates should have at least two years of experience, preferably in book publishing or feature journalism. They should also have demonstrated an editorial instinct for news and an interest in working with writers from diverse backgrounds. Candidates should demonstrate top-notch editing skills, sound journalistic judgment and an enthusiasm for The Caravan’s mission to improve the quality of writing and reporting in India.

The Delhi office is a small shop, with the environment of a start-up, and requires team players with a willingness to be flexible. Night, holiday and weekend work may be required.

Candidates from marginalised social groups are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Write to Hartosh Singh Bal, Executive Editor, at [email protected], with the subject line “Assistant Editor — 2024.” Please attach a résumé, two writing samples and a cover letter, which includes a summary of your journalism experience and two references (only names and contact information).