Work with us

1) Internship

2) Citizen Reporter

 

(1) Internship

 

We offer 3 months of unpaid internships. Due to COVID 19 lockdown, the interns will have to work remotely from their respective place and coordinate with the editorial team.

 

Who do we need? Eligibility

  • Undergraduate and graduate students of Journalism, Mass media, Arts, Social Sciences, Development studies.

  • Young Professionals can also apply.

 

What do we expect from an intern?

  • Interest towards storytelling and communication

  • Follow news, keep updated on current happenings and socio-political issues.

  • Self-learner, efficient, productive, capable of multitasking

 

 

What will an intern gain from us?

 

  • Work experience and a Certificate of Internship

  • Secure references and recommendations

  • Learn how a workplace operates

  • Connecting with a professional network

  • Application of education and career exploration

  • Opportunity to explore a variety of tasks

  • Guidance in career goals

 

 

We require interns for the following roles:


Feature Writing

  • Research, suggest story ideas to the editorial team, interview people and write feature-length stories on the approved ideas.

 

 

News Writing

  • Research, report, interview and write on current affairs, news stories.

Proofreading

  • Examine and correct documents for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, punctuation marks, consistency in the text style like fonts like bold and italics, spacing, underscore etc.

 

 

Copy Editing

  • Review the text to improve its flow and structure. To ensure that the document meets all the conventions of good writing, grammar, usage of correct vocabulary and the placement of text. To ensure overall consistency and accuracy of the content.

 

 

Translation (English-Hindi-Marathi)

  • Translation of the News and Feature article.


 

Social Media

  • Actively managing the social media handles to publish the content and ensure active engagement by the followers. Acting as is the link between the organisation and its social media followers. Help to increase exposure on social media to reach the organisation's goals and improve brand value. Using marketing strategies to deliver content in creative ways. Keep an eye on trends, update and suggest story ideas to the editorial team according to the trends

 

 

Research

  • To help the editorial team on the stories by research, gathering data and information through reliable sources, checking authenticity, verifying facts.

 

 

Graphics

  • Conceptualised and design creative works and graphical representations such as pictures, collages, artworks etc according to the content to be published. Editing pictures, helping in other design work as required by the editorial team.

 

 

Video Production

  • Conceptualise and create videos (feature and informative) on the story ideas approved by the editorial team. Editing the videos provided by the team.


 

To apply, kindly send your CV with a cover letter to: 

 

contact.thecolourboard@gmail.com

(2) Citizen/Community Reporters:

 

We invite motivated individuals with non-media background from the urban and rural Maharashtra to join us as Citizen/Community Reporters for: 

 

  • News reporting and writing

 

  • Video news/Mobile journalism

 

  • Photojournalism

 

Interested people kindly fill this short form: Application for Citizen Reporter

 

Don't worry if you don't have any experience or skills on the above. We will provide the necessary training.

 

Ideas you can work on.

  • Interesting stories about their own neighbourhoods or professional spheres.

  • Informative stories that fellow citizens will find engaging and useful.

  • Anything relevant to public interest in the form of report, opinion, analysis, interpretation.

  • An important update on something relevant to the community.

  • Expertise or in-depth knowledge of a field of work that could be useful for other citizens.

  • Commentary on governance or simply asking questions.

 

 

Important things to keep in mind on how to execute an Idea ?

  • Avoid telling obvious or regular things.

  • Put efforts on to bring out an angle, point of view or perspective that hasn't been covered.

  • While reporting on issues, don't just focus on the problem but put a light on the potential solution as well as people working towards it.

 

 

What is Citizen Journalism ?

 

Citizen Journalism is when the active citizens, the members of the society plays a vital role in media by themselves collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information related to important concerns. This kind of participatory approach offers citizens an opportunity to become involved in the process of reporting the news that is relevant and thus upholding the democratic ideals.

 

It is important for the functioning of democracy that citizens must know what is going on around them in a clear manner, with details, context and awareness so that they can connect the dots between governance and its implication on their daily life. And they should become a part of the conversation on the issues that are affecting everyone. Citizens need to place themselves in the conservative to check what is there for them and their community at large.

Important Note: Citizen contributions are voluntary and unpaid. Due Credits will be given with the name of Author.

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