Youth Ki Awaaz is giving the Indian youth what it never had; a podium to raise their voices” – Democratic World Magazine

team533985_10151403021318212_1135595519_nFor us, “JOB” is a dirty word. Work needs to be fun, educational, something that adds constant value to your life and something that aligns with your life’s dreams – no matter how unrealistic people believe they are. We want to push the human race forward by making sure that the future generations are made a part of how this world is run, and will be run.

Working at Youth Ki Awaaz gives you the freedom to be yourself. We know that brilliant people hate rules that bind them down, and thus we ensure you get your own space for free thought to decide how you wish to work. You work with an amazing team of writers, editors, journalists, activists, organizations and artists to churn out the best of youth opinions to have considerable ground impact – and we invest a considerable time in ensuring that you learn all skills you want to, while you work at Youth Ki Awaaz.


WE ARE RECRUITING!

1) Social Editor – New Delhi preferred (Virtual office) If Buzzfeed and Upworthy are the words that come to your mind when you hear the word “virality” then you might just be the one. Add some passion for writing, curating and publishing amazing content, and being all out opinionated on relevant issues.

If you have experience in writing, editing or publishing, plus are a hog for news through social media and can work on issue-based viral stories and media projects then this might might just be for you.

Is This Position For You?

Do you believe that social media is THE ultimate way to create important around relevant issues? Do you have a tremendous understand of what kind of stories have a true potential to go viral on social media; moreover, do you believe you can make boring and anti-social news turn into something really amazing? Do you find it tough finding a job like this in the mainstream news organizations?

If you answered yes, then you might want to apply. We’re looking for someone who’s creative, persuasive, ambitious, and multi-talented. You should be a great communicator, a high achiever, and a principled representative of Youth Ki Awaaz – high on values and integrity. You’ll be the only one of your kind (for now!) and will be working with the content team to create some amazing amount of ripples on social media around issues such as LGBTQ rights, worker rights, human rights, gender issues and much more.

Responsibilities

  • Building heavy social potential in daily stories getting publishing on YKA
  • Driving authoritative social change conversations on social media and translating them into potentially viral content
  • Creating and publishing stories based on relevant social and political issues
  • Working on visual media projects
  • Represent Youth Ki Awaaz out in the world at events and conferences. Make people generally feel like we’re awesome.
  • Be a part of a radical news and opinion organization that aims to change the media landscape

Skills & experience required?

  • Great judgement and strong focus for story writing, and an experience with examples of great judgement to go with it.
  • Experience of writing on relevant issues. An additional experience of having worked on social virality for news and opinions would do wonders.
  • Great with people. You understand what motivates them and can put yourself in their shoes. And people like you, too.
  • Great oral and written communication skills; highly responsive. Especially in terms of clarity and tone — you should be very clear and come across exactly the way you intend to.
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic, mission-driven, virtual, start-up environment. This includes, but is not limited to: Comfortable in a nonprofit and social enterprise milieu. Creative approach to problem-solving. Enjoy working with people in a distributed, virtual work environment (read: lots of email, facebook messages, video conferences, and phone meetings).
  • Comfortable with technology. Comfortable with numbers.
  • (Preferably) Have experience in behavioural analysis and understanding user psychology through analytics and reactions

Compensation & Perks

  • Competitive compensation. We’re mission-driven, but we’re a for-profit company. We can offer a mix of a strong base salary and commissions.
  • Take vacation when you need it. We ask employees to take three weeks of vacation per year — at minimum. And when you’re off, we want you to really be off, so you can recharge and come back fresh.
  • Awesome team. You’ll be collaborating with folks who’ve been activists, journalists, writers, thinkers, campaigners – have led movements and are extremely fun to work with.

Location

Youth Ki Awaaz has a distributed office, so most of our staff can work from anywhere. However, for this position you must be in Delhi or the National Capital Region.

Other info and How To Apply

We’re looking to fill this position as soon as possible but not later than 18th September.

How to apply?

Please email us your CV and cover letter at [email protected] We usually appreciate cover letters which are very detailed and tell us a story about your experiences.


2) Sub Editor (Publishing) – New Delhi preferred (Virtual office) Do you have immense passion for writing and publishing, and an experience to go with it? Have you always wanted to work on stories of your choice and craved creative freedom and the wish to work with a media organization that truly wants to change the world?

Is This Position For You?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then you might want to apply. We’re looking for someone who’s articulate, focused, writing-a-holic and is passionate about journalism that can change perceptions.

Responsibilities

  • Join our editorial team in writing and publishing stories that can have an impact on people’s minds
  • Manage your own team of 10 rotating reports every 8 weeks and get them to focus on issues you think are relevant and important, moreover, be a mentor to them

Skills & experience required?

  • Great writing and editing skills
  • Budding with story ideas ALL.THE.TIME
  • Ability to work with a team of extremely diverse individuals who are extremely opinionated as well
  • Great oral and written communication skills; highly responsive. Especially in terms of clarity and tone — you should be very clear and come across exactly the way you intend to.
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic, mission-driven, virtual, start-up environment. This includes, but is not limited to: Comfortable in a nonprofit and social enterprise milieu. Creative approach to problem-solving. Enjoy working with people in a distributed, virtual work environment (read: lots of email, facebook messages, video conferences, and phone meetings).

Compensation & Perks

  • Competitive compensation. We’re mission-driven, but we’re a for-profit company. We can offer a mix of a strong base salary and commissions.
  • Take vacation when you need it. We ask employees to take three weeks of vacation per year — at minimum. And when you’re off, we want you to really be off, so you can recharge and come back fresh.
  • Awesome team. You’ll be collaborating with folks who’ve been activists, journalists, writers, thinkers, campaigners – have led movements and are extremely fun to work with.

Location

Youth Ki Awaaz has a distributed office, so most of our staff can work from anywhere. However, for this position you must be in Delhi or the National Capital Region.

Other info and How To Apply

We’re looking to fill this position as soon as possible but not later than 18th September.

How to apply?

Please email us your CV and cover letter at [email protected] We usually appreciate cover letters which are very detailed and tell us a story about your experiences.


4) Opinion Influencer – Volunteer Writer/Editor/Curator (Virtual office)From time to time, we recruit trainee writers, editors and curators and work with them over the course of 3 to 6 months to hon their skills of writing, editing and curating to help them churn content that really has an impact, and to give them an opportunity to get published on Youth Ki Awaaz and shape opinions on crucial issues.

Over the years, Youth Ki Awaaz has developed a very unique audience of influential readers and sharers. We’re looking for a dedicated, skilled and highly passionate, writer/editor/curator to take on the job of being at the forefront of this content creation and get trained on the same.

Is This Position For You?

Do you have a passion for writing? Do you believe that your opinions are a cut above the rest and they can influence how other people think? Do you have basic writing/editing skills and are adept with the knowledge of blogging/internet writing?

If you answered yes, then you might want to apply. We’re looking for someone who’s creative, ambitious, and multi-talented. You should be a great communicator, a good writer, have the willingness to learn and work with a team with diverse backgrounds, ambitions and skills – high on values and integrity. Our writers are our ambassadors and represent opinions of young people.

Responsibilities

Since we would want you to focus on only one expertise area, you will have one or two of the below given responsibilities:

  • Writing/Editing/Curating as per given assignments
  • Driving authoritative social change conversations on social media and translating them into content
  • Leading and organizing Twitter chats and discussions on crucial topics.
  • Work with the editorial team to develop compelling articles and curated stories.
  • Assist in editing of content.
  • Identifying and managing columnists (read: Influential writers, journalists, authors, activists, entrepreneurs, and many more)
  • Dedicate about 3-4 hours a day on weekdays.

Skills & experience required?

  • Great judgement and strong focus.
  • Comfortable with working in a team.
  • Great with people. You understand what motivates them and can put yourself in their shoes. And people like you, too.
  • Great oral and written communication skills; highly responsive. Especially in terms of clarity and tone — you should be very clear and come across exactly the way you intend to. And you’re very responsive — you’re happy writing about 30 diverse topics at different times.
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic, mission-driven, virtual, start-up environment. This includes, but is not limited to: Comfortable in a nonprofit and social enterprise milieu. Entrepreneurial instincts and a hands-on attitude. Eye for the big picture but enjoyment of day-to-day operations. Creative approach to problem-solving. Enjoy working with people in a distributed, virtual work environment (read: lots of email, facebook messages, video conferences, and phone meetings).

Compensation & Perks

  • A recommendation letter by our Founder and Editor-in-Chief.
  • An opportunity to brand yourself as a writer/curator – grab followers and value for your writing/curating profile. Google your name and be sure that your YKA profile would display all about your experiences.
  • Awesome team. You’ll be collaborating with folks who’ve been activists, journalists, writers, thinkers, campaigners – have led movements and are extremely fun to work with.

Location

Youth Ki Awaaz has a distributed office, so most of our staff can work from anywhere. You can be anywhere in the world to apply for this position.

Other info and How To Apply

How to apply?

Please email us your CV and cover letter at [email protected] with the following information:

  • 3 samples of your original writing on 3 diverse themes (for example, don’t send three articles on political issues, but try sending one on culture, one on arts and one on politics)
  • What will make you a good opinionator?
  • What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?
  • Why do you want to work with Youth Ki Awaaz, and not any other organization?

WHAT DOES YOUTH KI AWAAZ DO? CHANGING THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE OF INDIA!

Youth Ki Awaaz™ which literally translates to voice of the youth in English, is an award winning and India’s largest online and mobile platform for young people to express themselves on issues of importance.

We are striving to transform the media landscape through thoughtful opinions contributed by you, and by making best use of online and mobile journalism, social and new media tools. We believe that anyone and everyone can and should voice their valuable opinions and insights on the issues that matter, and broadcast them to the world.

Here’s what people who’ve worked with Youth Ki Awaaz have to say:

Youth Ki Awaaz helped me get the most rounded experience, necessary in journalism these days. I worked, primarily, with student reporters and fellow editors. Writing and editing with the team online was a no-nonsense, dynamic yet enjoyable experience. I developed skills such as writing feature stories, research articles and social awareness campaign work and can now apply these skills in academic research and organizational communication. Most importantly, I learned how to write about pressing issues and voice my opinion albeit objectively. – Shraddha Sankhe, Former Senior Editor (Volunteer)
I think I have made few decisions in my life that I am proud of and applying for Youth Ki Awaaz is certainly one of them. It is one place where you get a lot of creative freedom and this really does make you feel good about yourself. Moreover you learn a lot about an array of things because you get to interact with so many bright minds that are brimming with ideas. I can easily vouch for the fact that my term with Youth Ki Awaaz has been the most productive time of my life. This learning experience is like no other. – Sumedha Bharpilania, Former Sub-Editor
Opinions, ideologies and beliefs are expressions, but in order to effectively create an impact, it does needs propagation; and YKA to me, has been a supportive podium to propagate my thoughts and my opinions as a writer.

There is a need to consider the voice of the Youth, since we remain the architects of world tomorrow! We youth, are surely the bearers for change, but we do need platforms, where I, along with the one’s who think alike me, could collectively make an ambitious fruitful impact on everyone. Together, our collective thoughts with platforms such as YKA acting as one catalyst, will surely direct our society towards one beautiful destination. – Achilles Rasquinha, Former Intern/Writer

I discovered YKA in June 2012. The purpose for which this platform was setup is something I could relate to myself. I found a place where you could tell stories, expose the truth, break myths and swim against social conditioning. I have done everything on YKA, vocalized the issues of the voiceless, expressed objection to injustice, disagreed on majority opinions, and also shared my personal encounters. I have benefited from this source where I could expel my reservations regarding many things when I read other’s stories. I have evolved as a person through this interaction each time I write and read at YKA. This association shall take me far. – Mahitha Kasireddi, Former Intern, Current Writer