JOB: Vidhi Requires Reporter/Blog Administrator for SCOIblog.in (Blog on the Supreme Court); Rs. 50k Salary; Apply by June 8

SCOIblog.in: An Informational and Analytical Resource on the  Supreme Court of India

Call for Reporter-cum-Blog Administrator

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (“Vidhi”) invites applications from suitable candidates for the post of “Reporter-cum-Blog Administrator”, a fully-paid and full-time engagement based out of Vidhi’s offices in New Delhi.

The post will be initially for a period of one (1) year and be renewed for an additional year subject to performance.

The Reporter-cum-Blog Administrator will work in the SCOIblog team at Vidhi and form an integral part of the day-to-day running of SCOIblog.in; a website dedicated to the focussed coverage and analysis of the Supreme Court of India.

The work will include, but not be limited to –

 Identifying and following important ongoing petitions at the Supreme Court of India by going through the daily cause-list and following other relevant developments at the SC in the media;

 Attending hearings of ongoing petitions at the SC on a regular basis;

 Writing content for the website that will include posts on daily developments, summaries of judgements, and op-ed pieces on important cases;

 Compile court statistics from the SC and interpret them for lay readers;

 Finding out information on ongoing petitions from offices of senior counsels and by speaking to others in the legal fraternity;

 Collecting material for featured posts and op-ed pieces for the website;

 Managing interns and external contributors for getting content for the website;

 Being responsible for uploading daily content to the website on a timely basis.

Applications are invited from candidates with either an under-graduate degree in law or journalism. Experience in legal reporting and/or litigation at the Supreme Court is preferable.

The position will carry with a competitive retainer of up to Rs. 50,000 per month, subject to merit and experience.

Interested candidates are requested to email the following to [email protected].

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Two (2) writing samples, not more than 800 words each demonstrating both legal and non-legal writing ability, and

3. Names of two referees who may be contacted for future reference

Please use ‘Application for SCOIblog’ as the subject title for your email.

Last date for applications: 8th June, 2014

The official notification is HERE.

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