1) News Editor:
BOOM is seeking a dynamic hands-on News Editor for its Bengali fact-checking website. We are looking for a highly driven self-starter with 5-10 years work experience who can take charge of our Bengali fact-checks and hit the ground running. The successful candidate is expected to keep a pulse on the news in India. Our News Editor will search for claims to fact-check, research, write and manage the website.
In addition, the role would involve actively monitoring various social media platforms. Interested candidates should be tech savvy and write stories that adhere to the highest standards of journalism. Fluency in written and spoken Bengali is a must. The role is ideal for those who thrive under the pressure of a newsroom and enjoy working in a team environment.
The full-time position is based in Mumbai/Kolkata.
The ideal candidate should have 2-3 years experience and keen to learn all the tools necessary to debunk fake news. A self-declared social media junkie and the ability to go through several images and videos in a day will help you stand out. Prior digital media experience will be an advantage but not a pre-requisite. Fluency in written and spoken Bengali is a must.
This is an invaluable opportunity to join the fight against misinformation and disinformation in India and learn new verification skills in one of the most exciting spaces in journalism today.
We are India’s premier fact-checking website. BOOM is one of the only two fact-checking organisations in India to be certified by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) by the Poynter Institute. We are a small and young team that punches above its weight.