Writers

 

Little India is seeking full time, part time and freelance writers to write articles and features on overseas Indians worldwide and stories of interest to this community.

We publish several freelance articles in every issue. Our focus is on overseas Indians, returning NRIs and expats. Articles from India should have a strong overseas Indian or NRI or expat hook.

Over the past five years, Little India has won 21 Ippie Awards from the Independent Press Association of New York and six New American Media Awards. The magazine has also been nominated for the Utne-IPA Award and for the GLAAD Media Award in the magazine article category with such publications as the New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Teen People and The Nation.

We consider feature articles, columns, commentaries and essays. Our feature articles are strongly sourced and packed with hard information: interviews with key sources, relevant statistics, anecdotal evidence. Our columns, commentaries and essays are written from a distinctive point of view and we encourage hard analysis as well as strong, even controversial and provocative viewpoints in opinion writing.

Features and essays typically range from 900 to 2,500 words. Columns and commentaries run from 800-1,200 words.

We encourage potential contributors to review recent issues of the magazine or our website for examples of subject matter and style.

The compensation for articles depends on treatment and length. Typically, we pay from 6-10 cents a word. We pay higher for well researched and cover articles. We consider only unpublished materials. Simultaneous submissions are not acceptable. We acquire exclusive worldwide rights in all media and formats to the articles we publish. A submission implies acceptance by writers of these terms.

We expect our writers to procure appropriate photographs for their articles and chances of acceptance are enhanced if such photographs are available. We cover writers' costs for acquiring photographs and we pay professional photographers for their work.

Articles may be submitted in electronic format via e-mail to editor@littleindia.com. Please do not submit photographs/illustrations with your contribution, although you are encouraged to include a note indicating the availability of such materials. The editors will request these visuals as necessary.

We report in two weeks. Please include your telephone number or email with your submission. Acceptances are usually notified by telephone or by email.

 

Editor, Correspondents Wanted

Little India is looking for editor/correspondents to develop exclusive stories for our print and online publications.

The focus of Little India is on overseas Indians, NRIs, returning NRIs, expats and tourists in India. We are currently strengthening our editorial team to expand our editorial coverage and footprint.

We are looking for self-starters with a keen news sense and the ability to identify and develop exclusive news and features on NRI and expat life, social, cultural and business developments on and of interest to aspiring and returning NRIs, expats and overseas Indians. Successful candidates should have strong reporting and compelling writing skills as well as demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage their schedules.

Qualifications

 The ideal candidates should have:

  • 4+ years of experience with a reputable newspaper, magazine or news website
  • The ability to independently identify and develop story ideas
  • Compelling writing skills
  • For the editor position, 2-3 years of experience as editor of a magazine, newspaper or website and the ability to manage and work with freelance writers and coordinate editorial and publication schedules.

 

Experience

3+ years at newspaper, magazine or news website

Salary

 Highly competitive, commensurate with experience

Location

 Bangalore, but telecommuting from major Indian metros OK.

Application

Please send resume to jobs@littleindia.com

About Little India

Little India is the largest circulated overseas Indian print publication established in 1991. The editorial focus of the magazine and its associated websites, littleindia.com, biggerindia.com and expatindia.com, is on overseas Indians, NRIs, returning NRIs and expats in India.