BuzzFeed News is seeking an ambitious, intrepid and passionate reporter to cover women’s rights around the world, with a particular focus on India and south Asia.
The reporter will be based in India and seek to tell the country’s biggest stories — from the rise of populism to the spread of urbanism to the struggle for civil rights — through the lens of its women. The reporter will also be expected to remain plugged into the global conversation on women’s rights, break stories from around the world and travel widely to tell those stories as necessary. The split on India/global stories will ideally balance out to something like 50/50.
The successful candidate will be a hard-working self-starter who revels in finding creative and hard-hitting angles to the stories he or she is seeking to tell. They will have investigative instincts and a sharp news eye. The successful candidate will be able to tell big stories that set or shift the narrative on certain issues; they will also be able and eager to deliver scoops in the sphere of global women’s rights.
This is an ambitious beat that goes far beyond describing what it is like for women in India or other countries around the world. We are looking to dive into legislative challenges and reproductive rights initiatives, and to hold national and international institutions to account.
To apply, please include links to at least three stories (preferably scoops or exclusives), as well as thoughts on how you would approach the beat.
We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, and a stock option program.
- Tell stories that set the agenda on women’s rights in India, and globally
- Break news and deliver scoops
- Write and produce stories that people will want to share
- Write unique features that advance the conversation
- Work with other members of the World team and broader BuzzFeed News team as needed
- Proven ability to break news and develop sources
- Great news judgment.
- Strong writing skills
- At least three years’ reporting experience
- A genuine love for and excitement about the internet
- Solid list of contacts and sources
BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We have offices in 19 cities around the world and more than 1500 employees including reporters, video producers, data scientists, engineers, brand strategists, and more. We fuse hard work and fun, through a culture of experimentation, teamwork, equality, and humble confidence. As an employee, you’ll enjoy perks like office events, snacks, career development courses, and no work on your birthday! But most importantly, you’ll work with inspiring colleagues to build tools and create content that helps connect people all over the world.
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