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12 Dec 2017, 13:45 HRS IST
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  • The Press Trust of India Ltd.
  • PTI, the country’s premier news agency, is looking for dynamic and competent candidates with sound knowledge of English and experience in leading English newspaper/agency for the following positions :-

    1.    Chief Copy Editor, New Delhi and Kolkata:

    The candidate must have excellent news sense and at least 10 years’ experience in an English-language news organization. High proficiency in editing and rewriting are necessary. The candidates will supervise and mentor a team of young copy editors, manage a large flow of stories while juggling copy from stringers and bureaus in other parts of the country or the eastern region. They will be required to tighten copy, breathe life into stories and brighten intros. Candidates should be able to deal with breaking news and file stories quickly under pressure. They will also be required to work with reporters and senior editors to develop stories. Proficiency in another Indian language is desirable. Familiarity with technology and social media is a must.


    2.    Senior Copy Editor, New Delhi and Kolkata:

    The candidate must have excellent news sense and at least six years’ experience in an English-language news organization. High proficiency in editing and rewriting are necessary. They will be required to tighten copy, breathe life into stories and brighten intros. The candidates will be required to manage a large flow of stories while juggling copy from stringers and bureaus in other parts of the country and eastern region. The candidates should be able to deal with breaking news and file stories quickly under pressure. They will also be required to work with reporters and senior editors to develop stories. Proficiency in another Indian language is desirable. Familiarity with technology and social media is a must.


    3.    Copy Editor, New Delhi and Kolkata:

    The candidate must have excellent news sense and at least three years’ experience in an English-language news organization. High proficiency in editing and rewriting are necessary. The candidates will be required to edit stories from local bureaus and stringers. They should be able to deal with breaking news and file stories quickly in pressure conditions. Proficiency in another Indian language is desirable. Familiarity with technology and social media is a must.


    4.    Copy Editor for Hindi language service, Bhasha, New Delhi:

    Bilingual candidates with excellent news sense and at least three years’ experience in a Hindi-language news organization. High proficiency in editing, rewriting and translation are necessary. The candidates will be required to translate PTI English service stories and also edit stories from Bhasha reporters and stringers. They should be able to deal with breaking news and file stories quickly in pressure conditions. Familiarity with technology and social media is a must.


    5.    Legal Reporter, Mumbai:

    The candidates must have excellent news sense and at least five years’ experience covering trial courts and the High Court for an English-language news organization. The candidates must be familiar with the law, including defamation and libel. A law degree is desirable but not mandatory. The reporter should have the ability to sift through voluminous legal documents to extract news. They should also be able to file fast and provide the context and background in their stories. Ability to speak Marathi and familiarity with technology and social media are a must.


    6.    General Reporter, Bengaluru:

    The candidates must have excellent news sense and at least five years’ experience covering Karnataka for an English-language news organization. The candidates must have a high degree of familiarity with the legislative process, the government, the city, its culture, history, personalities and current affairs. The reporters should also be able to file fast and provide the context and background in their stories. Ability to speak and read Kannada is a must. Familiarity with technology and social media is also necessary.


    7.    General Reporter, Jammu :

    The candidates must have excellent news sense and at least five years’ experience covering Jammu for an English-language news organization. The candidates must have a high degree of familiarity with the the government, the city, its culture, history, personalities and current affairs. The reporters should also be able to file fast and provide the context and background in their stories. Familiarity with technology and social media is also necessary.


    8.    Senior Reporter, Hyderabad:

    The candidates must have excellent news sense and at least 10 years’ experience covering Andhra Pradesh for an English-language news organization. The candidates must have a high degree of familiarity with the legislative process, the government, Hyderabad city, its culture, history, personalities and current affairs. The reporters should also be able to file fast and provide the context and background in their stories. Ability to speak and read Telugu is a must. Familiarity with technology and social media is also necessary.


  • Minimum qualifications for all posts: Graduate with a First Class degree/diploma in journalism from a recognized university or college.

    Job Applications may be downloaded from PTI website www.ptinews.com and reposted at dgmadmin@pti.in highlighting ‘Post Applied for’ or sent by post to Deputy General Manager (Administration), Press Trust of India, 4, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001 before April 5, 2017.
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