Associate Editor – 2019

Title Associate Editor
Company The Caravan
Location Delhi
Job Type Full Time
Job Category Magazine

Deadline 15 November 2019

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 vivid writing, with a commitment to the art of storytelling, whether the subject is politics, culture, business or art.

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

Primary Responsibilities

– Commissioning pieces for the magazine and working with writers to shape these for publication
– Overseeing and providing research support for complex investigative projects
– 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 magazine
– Staying up to speed on news and current events, especially in the areas of politics and culture


Candidates should have between five and ten years of editing experience, preferably in book publishing or feature journalism. They should also have an editorial instinct for news and an interest in working with writers from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of South Asian 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 The Caravan’s mission to improve the quality of writing and reporting in Indian journalism.

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

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 Vinod K Jose, Executive Editor, at [email protected] with the subject line “Associate Editor2019” by 15 November 2019.

Candidates from marginalised social groups are encouraged to apply.