Jobs

Scroll.in is an independent news, information, and entertainment venture. Our first offering is a newsfeed that brings into sharp focus the most important political and cultural stories that are shaping contemporary India www.scroll.in. We have also partnered with Atlantic Media Company to launch Quartz India, a digitally native newsfeed for business people in the new global economy www.qz.com/india.

Scroll is powered by a growing team of enthusiastic newshounds, culturists, and tech aficionados from MIT, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, McKinsey, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Guardian, Yahoo, and more!

If you're interested in joining our team, have a look at the openings below:


Technology Writer (Video)

Scroll.in’s video team makes informative and engaging videos to give context to news, politics and evolving cultures. As we expand our team, we are looking for a talented technology journalist with strong writing capabilities, sound editorial judgement and outstanding video conceptualisation skills.

The candidate will be expected to:

  • Conceptualise videos that give insight into how people interact with technology.
  • Write quick, clean and balanced copies.
  • Be aware of social media platforms and their potential as both sources of stories as well as distribution forums.
  • Be able to work with senior editors, video editors and designers, often in limited time to develop engaging videos.

A candidate should have:

  • At least 4 years of experience as a reporter or editor in a news organization (with at least 2 years as a technology journalist)
  • Impeccable analytical skills.
  • A general grasp of a cross-section of news – such as politics, business, international affairs etc.
  • A strong eye for quality video.

Location: Mumbai
Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to jobs@scroll.in
Please reference “Technology Writer - Video” in the subject line.


Designer (Brand Studio)

About Scroll Brand Studio

Scroll Brand Studio is Scroll Media’s branded solutions division. Scroll Brand Studio develops high-quality written as well as visual stories, sponsored by brands. These native content pieces are of journalistic quality, visually stunning and developed to be valued and enjoyed by the audience. We constantly strive to develop new formats of story-telling as well as supporting technology to create best-in-class content.

To know more and to see our work, please visit - http://brandstudio.scroll.in/

Job Description

The designer will work with rich graphics, animations, illustrations, and other design techniques to bring stories to life, across our ad formats

The designer will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the brand studio creative team to develop concepts and story ideas as per client briefs, chiefly contributing to the visual design and behavior (interaction, animation etc.)
  • Developing visual elements (infographics, layouts for interactive ads, illustrations, mixed media etc.), independently as well in collaboration with other designers, or with freelancers, as required.
  • Working with animators to conceptualize the feel of motion graphics in animated ads.
  • Constantly push the envelope with new ideas and formats, as well as design styles.
  • Understand and ensure consistency with client’s brand guidelines and design language

Ideal candidates must demonstrate:

  • 1-3 years of design experience
  • Relevant design education
  • Passion for design
  • Outstanding design skills with understanding of motion graphics, animation, and illustration and at least some of these skills
  • Excellent eye for detail, quality, and balance
  • Expertise in After Effects, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop
  • Ability to maintain brand aesthetics
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, and the ability to work effectively under deadlines and to manage concurrent projects
  • Willingness to learn

Location: Mumbai
Please send in your application to jobs@scroll.in with the subject "Designer – Brand Studio".


Chief Copy Editor (News Desk)

Scroll.in’s The Latest brings readers the top news in an elegant, closely curated newsfeed. We are looking for well-informed and talented journalists with very strong writing and editing skills to join us.

The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Identifying and curating the top news stories across various sections, such as politics, regional news, business/finance, international, features and so on.
  • Writing and editing very quick, very clean, and very balanced copy.
  • Coordinating stories with senior copy editors, which includes assigning and editing when necessary.
  • Responding quickly to the news and to other Scroll teams as events change and stories develop.
  • Managing aspects of production, such as sourcing images and social media elements, along with using appropriate SEO keywords.
  • Being able to sift through biases in reporting while identifying, writing and editing copies.

A candidate should:

  • Have more than five years' experience in journalism (preferably on a news desk).
  • Have impeccable writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Possess a knowledge of news wire services and social media channels.
  • Have a general grasp of a cross-section of news besides just politics – such as business, international, etc.

Location: Mumbai or Delhi
Contact: Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Chief copy editor (News Desk)” in the subject line.


Social Media Manager, Scroll.in

We are looking for a social media manager to work closely with our editorial team to ensure Scroll stories reach the right audiences on social media. The selected candidate will help build our social media strategy across different platforms to increase engagement and interaction with readers.

Successful applicants should have experience in web editorial or a journalism background and must be able to demonstrate sound news judgment. Opportunities for growth in this position rest entirely on the candidate. Depending on performance, s/he may be able to shape the company's overall social media strategy.

A candidates should:

  • Have 2+ years experience publishing for and managing social media feeds for a news organisation or a brand,
  • Possess impeccable news sense, editing, and proofreading skills,
  • Be able to quickly conceive of, and write creative and relevant content for social media feeds,
  • Have mastery of social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and an understanding of various publishing formats, strategies and techniques used by social media teams across the globe,
  • Be very knowledgeable of social media marketing and analytics tools such as Power Editor; knowledge of Qwaya is a major plus,
  • Have basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics, Microsoft Excel and HTML,
  • Be extremely efficient, detail-oriented, and passionate about the news, in particular political and cultural stories.

Location: Mumbai/New Delhi, India
Pay and terms: Competitive
Contact: Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference ‘Social media manager, Scroll.in’ in the subject line.


Director of Marketing

The Director of Marketing will own the company’s aggressive growth targets and develop the strategies to meet them. The Director should be relentless about forging partnerships and identifying new opportunities for Scroll to reach wider audiences.

Specific responsibilities include, but aren't limited to:

  • Working directly with the co-founders to develop a roadmap for meeting growth targets
  • Overseeing current content marketing efforts and team, for both the web and app experience
  • Aggressively pursuing strategic technical and content partnerships in India and abroad to help grow the Scroll audience
  • Identifying various forums for Scroll to reach new users, such as events or festivals
  • Developing and presenting monthly reports to the co-founders

Desired Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have:

  • 8+ years experience in marketing with a top-tier tech, content, or publishing company
  • Aggressive attitude towards growth and targets
  • Strong analytical skills, and experience analyzing data (will be assessed)
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate and manage teams
  • MBA from top-tier business school a major plus

Location: Mumbai
Contact: Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Director of Marketing” in the subject line.


Frontend Engineer

Scroll is reinventing native ad solutions, and we’re looking for a Frontend Engineer with at least 1 year of experience to lead the development of one-of-a-kind designs to clients. Unlike traditional ads, we offer a unique, full-width format that resembles a blank canvas, upon which we can design actions, interactions, and messaging. Examples of our format include the following creatives: [1], [2], and [3].

Among other roles, the Frontend Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Working with designers to understand elements of ad spec
  • Independently developing ads for launch on Scroll’s properties
  • QA’ing ads on staging site before final launch
  • Constantly exploring new technologies to advance the interactivity and performance of the ads

The ideal candidate should have:

  • 1+ years of professional reporting experience
  • be fluent in JavaScript
  • have experience with any of the MV JavaScript frameworks
  • be experienced writing CSS/SASS
  • have a flair for simple, elegant design
  • have experience writing tests for code you write

Location: Mumbai
Compensation: Competitive
Contact: All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Frontend Engineer” in the subject line.


Javascript Developer

Help power the next generation of publishing by joining Scroll.in, a venture-backed digital media company focused on the intersection of editorial and technology. Our first offering is a digitally-native news publication, Scroll.in, which brings readers top political and cultural news in an elegant, responsive newsfeed.

About the technology team

Tech team is a bunch of fun loving geeks who love open source. We have built products and maintain open source projects that we are proud of.
We provide Mac Air/Pro to all our developers. We have flexible office times.

Now we are expanding and looking for a javascript developer with a passion for mobile technologies to design and build out our web and mobile applications.

The javascript developer will be responsible for:

  • Designing and building responsive web applications
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and push new features
  • Unit-testing code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability
  • Working on bug fixing and improving app performance
  • Continuously discovering, evaluating, and implementing new technologies to maximize development efficiency

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Relevant development experience of at least 1 year
  • Familiarity with version control system such as git
  • A deep familiarity with HTML5, Javascript, CSS3

Bonus points:

  • Open source contributions
  • Familiarity with React.js
  • Familiarity with Knockout.js

Location: Pune
Contact: All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Javascript Developer” in the subject line.


Product Designer

At Scroll, we're driven by passion of building the simplest and nicest experiences for our readers. We're dedicated to making the most amazing mobile & web apps to achieve this goal. You will have access to everything you need to build amazing products; Macs, reference books, smart teammates and a great startup culture.

We're looking for Product Designers, someone who will own the designs of products at Scroll.

You are someone who:

  • Thinks through all the product scenarios, constraints and user flows.
  • Is driven by passion to make an intuitive and amazing experience for the users.
  • Has 2+ years of experience in building quality products at start-ups, design firms, etc.

Location: Pune
Contact: All interested candidates should submit examples/portfolio of their work and resume to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Product Designer” in the subject line.


Designer (Video Storytelling)

Scroll is building out its video team and is looking for talented designers to work alongside journalists to tell visually-stunning stories in videos spanning 45s to 3m. Designers will storyboard video concepts and use rich graphics, animations, illustrations, and other design techniques to bring stories to life.

Among other roles, the motion designer will be responsible for:

  • Collaborating with editors to breakdown the elements of a story, or a set of statistics, and recreating them in a visually engaging, mobile-first way.
  • Designing motion graphics that help to transforms individual elements of a story into a compelling, well-edited video
  • Matching motion to voice over files, and adding
  • Consistently iterating on the form and design elements to ensure our videos are as compelling as possible.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate:

  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant design experience
  • Outstanding design skills with experience in motion graphics, animation, and illustration
  • Excellent eye for detail, quality, and balance
  • Expertise in After Effects, Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop
  • A solid interest in explaining the news, and a passion for social media and vertical video storytelling
  • Ability to maintain brand aesthetics
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, and the ability to work effectively under deadlines and to manage concurrent projects

Location: Mumbai
Contact: Interested applicants should send CV and portfolios to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Designer (video storytelling)” in the subject line.


Accounts Manager (Ad Sales)

The candidate will report to the Assistant Director of Ad Sales and will be responsible for:

  • Regularly contacting, prospecting for, and developing new advertising opportunities with key clients and agency stakeholders
  • Managing assigned client accounts, from initial engagement, to campaign completion, to re-engagement
  • Developing clear and consistent strategies to achieve the stated business goals and revenue targets
  • Maintaining and updating key business reports

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Overall work experience of 4-5 years, with minimum 2years experience in ad sales
  • Astute negotiation skills with ability to think well on one’s feet; this isn’t run-of-network inventory sales
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in any stream

Location: Mumbai
Contact: Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to jobs@scroll.in.
Please reference “Accounts Manager (Ad Sales)” in the subject line.