Title: Public Health Reporting Fellowship

Company: The Caravan

Location: Delhi, India

Job Category: Magazine

Experience: 1-3 years

Deadline: 26 May 2020

Company Description: 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 is politics, culture 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.

The Caravan has consistently striven to produce the highest quality journalism on public health in India. The magazine’s body of coverage on the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is one of the few examples of independent, wide-ranging and critical reporting on the topic in the country. The Caravan hopes to build a dedicated team of health journalists to enhance the overall quality and scope of health journalism in India, producing everything from in-depth analysis and investigations to data journalism and spot reporting on some of the most important topics in health.

Job Description: We plan to hire one reporting fellow with at least one year of experience and demonstrated interest in reporting and writing on public health.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Producing accurate health journalism on the cutting edge of public-health discourse

- Closely tracking developments in public health, and developing a wide range of sources, particularly among opinion makers and public institutions working in the health sector

- Engaging in in-depth on-the-ground reporting to provide nuanced coverage on the biggest challenges affecting India's health sector

-Working closely with the public-health editorial fellow and others editors to plan reporting and to edit material intensively into final stories

- Writing long-form stories that combine investigation, data journalism and on-the-ground reporting, while combining journalistic rigour with an eye for literary detail

Requirements: 1-3 years of experience in health reporting and writing. A robust understanding of the public health situation in India, an ability to find and cultivate sources, strong interviewing and investigative skills, a nose for news and a commitment to improving one’s own writing. Candidates from marginalised social groups are encouraged to apply.

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 a résumé, two samples of writing, three story ideas, two references (names and contacts) and a cover letter to Vinod K Jose, Executive Editor, at [email protected] with the subject line “The Caravan Health Reporting Fellowship—2020” before 10 am on 26 May 2020.