Volunteer Editor to Elevate Grassroots Journalism with 101 Reporters - #941931

Ashoka


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Contract type: Full time
This is an opportunity to work with an Ashoka Fellow

Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs that have been taken through a rigorous selection process, testing the quality of their ideas and character, to become part of the Ashoka Fellowship and Network. Ashoka Fellows take on the challenges of building innovative system change ideas to make and spread social impact in a world wrought with challenges. They refuse to let the impossible stand in their way to creating a better world.

This is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity

About The Affiliated Organization

101Reporters was founded by Ashoka Fellow Gangadhar Patil with the vision of establishing an independent platform that fosters connections between grassroots reporters and publishers. The goal was to create a space that empowers reporters from small towns and villages to share stories of public interest and reduce transaction costs for publishers. 101Reporters primarily helps grassroots reporters across India by providing training, editorial support, and access to resources such as public records and experts. We collaborate closely with reporters from story ideation to publication, ensuring the credibility and quality of stories. Additionally, 101Reporters underwrites the cost of all submitted stories, enabling reporters to pursue stories without concerns about whether they will be purchased. 101Reporters amplifies voices from rural India and brings attention to critical issues such as governance, environment, and society. The organization's focus on slow journalism and long-term projects allows for in-depth exploration of complex issues, fostering greater understanding and awareness among audiences.

For more information, please visit https://101reporters.com/

Job Description

The editor will be overseeing the editorial process for stories produced by grassroots reporters. The goal is to ensure the credibility, quality, and coherence of the stories published by 101Reporters. As an editor, we would want the volunteer to:

  • Review story pitches and provide feedback to reporters.
  • Collaborate with reporters to develop story angles and narratives.
  • Edit and proofread drafts for clarity, accuracy, and style.
  • Conduct fact-checking and verification of information.
  • Ensure adherence to editorial guidelines and standards.
  • Coordinate with other team members, including reporters and project managers, to ensure timely publication.
  • Provide constructive feedback and mentorship to help reporters improve their skills.

The work of the editor is crucial for maintaining the integrity and impact of 101Reporters journalism. By ensuring that stories are well-researched, accurately reported, and effectively communicated, the editor upholds the organization's reputation for quality journalism. By providing guidance and support to reporters, the editor strengthens the skills and capacity of the grassroots journalism network, contributing to the organization's long-term sustainability and impact. Please let us know today if you can help!

Volunteer Logistics

Estimated hours required per week: 20

The estimated duration of the project is: 3-6 months

This position is Virtual

Language Requirements

English

Desired Skills And Experience

  • Editorial Skills,
  • Clear and effective communication,
  • Journalistic Ethics,
  • Critical Thinking,
  • Time Management,
  • and Cultural Sensitivity.
  • Previous experience in journalism, editing, or related fields is preferred, along with a demonstrated passion for storytelling and amplifying underrepresented voices.

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