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Copy Editor Children Magazine: Champak

Company : The Champak

Location : Mumbai, India

Job Type : Full Time

Deadline : 15th March, 2019

Company Description

Champak is the most-read Indian children's magazine, which has been nurturing children with enriching, educative and wholesome content since 1969. It is published in 8 languages and is read by more than 43 lakh* readers across India (*IRS 2017). The magazine is read both digitally and in print.

Champak 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:

  • Editing and copy–editing stories.
  • Commissioning pieces for Fiction, Nonfiction, Art, Science and Puzzle and Activity sections of the magazine and working with writers to shape these for publication.
  • Maintaining an evolving and current bank of stories and story ideas.
  • Soliciting pitches and recruiting new writers.
  • Importantly, as a member of the editorial team, work towards the psychological, education and empathetic enrichment of children, parents and teachers.

Requirements:

Candidates should have between two to four years of editing experience, preferably in book publishing or feature journalism. They should also have demonstrated an editorial instinct for children and an interest in working with writers from diverse backgrounds. The applicant should demonstrate top-notch editing and language skills, sound judgment and an enthusiasm for Champak mission nurture knowledge, innovation, empathy and entertainment amongst children.

The Mumbai office is a small shop, with the environment of a start-up, and therefore 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 along with two references (with names and contact information) and a cover letter Ms Haripriya (haripriya.caravan@gmail.com) or Mr. Natarajan (v.natarajan@delhipress.in). Subject line should read "Copy Editor – 2019".