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The Wire is an independent, not-for-profit website operating out of New Delhi, India.

Our current openings are listed below.


Subeditor – Science Section

Date of posting: December 16, 2017

The Wire is inviting applications for a subeditor to work with the science section.

The applicant should:

  • Possess good writing and editing skills
  • Be comfortable with editing and fact-checking science copy (ranging in length from 600 to 2,500 words) quickly and efficiently, and according to our style guide
  • Be comfortable reporting on local and international developments
  • Be comfortable composing science podcasts and videos with our multimedia team
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in multiple fields of scientific research (including physics, astronomy, mathematics, biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, nuclear physics and climate change)
  • Be comfortable reading scientific papers and reports
  • Be mindful of issues surrounding scientific publishing (e.g. peer review, impact factor, embargoes, open access, etc.)
  • Be mindful of relevant political, ethical and historical aspects of scientific research
  • Be able to work with and visualise numerical data
  • Understand basic statistical concepts
  • Possess good time-management skills and be able to work under strict deadlines
  • Be able to collaborate with the larger newsroom at The Wire on some projects
  • Be well-versed with social media practices, such as publishing on Twitter and Facebook
  • Be comfortable working on WordPress

Applicants should also be okay with working either out of Delhi (preferred) or Chennai. The salary provided will be competitive. To apply, please send your CVs/resumés along with a short cover letter to [email protected], with ‘Application for science subeditor’ clearly mentioned in the subject line. Also include a tentative date by which you think you will be able to join The Wire should you be selected.

Motion Graphics Designer

Date of posting: May 23, 2017

As we scale up on the multimedia front, The Wire is looking to add one or more motion graphics designer(s) to work with our current team on a range of story-telling initiatives.

The candidate should have at-least two years of experience in motion graphics, animation and video editing. News media background would be preferable. They should have expertise in Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Audition. If you’re interested, please send an email with your CV and a cover letter to our multimedia editor Akhil Kumar at [email protected]

Dalit, adivasi and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


Date of posting: June 7, 2016

We are pleased to offer a limited number of internships for the summer months.

Preference will be given to candidates with some or all of the following skills:

  1. Data journalism and visualisation
  2. Graphics and illustration
  3. Video editing
  4. Social media engagement
  5. Editing

Qualified candidates will be paid a modest stipend.

If you’re interested, please send an email with your CV to [email protected]. If you wish to be a multimedia intern, you must fill out this application form in addition to sending your CV to [email protected] 

The internship will be at our office in Gole Market, New Delhi.

Dalit, adivasi and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.