Work with us

At Pragati, we run a lean machine. However, we do have vacancies from time to time, and those will be posted here. Our current openings are below.

Assistant Editor

We’re looking for someone young, enthusiastic and passionate about both journalism and public policy. Either journalistic training or journalistic experience is important. You should also be interested in public policy, and a basic understanding of economics or foreign policy is a plus. You should be hungry to learn and ambitious about your career. A familiarity with new media — making videos, podcasting — is a plus, but not a prerequisite.

Pragati runs on a shoestring, and staffers tackle multiple responsibilities. The successful candidate will get a chance to transcend their position, and to be involved with creating new sections, building the contributor base, commissioning pieces and so on. This is a job that will train you not just to be a journalist who can be a cog in a wheel, but an editor who can create and build. That is why we’d like you to be ambitious, and not someone content with a routine job.

The post is based in Bangalore, and will function out of the office of the Takshashila Institution, which owns and runs Pragati.

For more on Pragati, click here.

Assistant Editor, Digital Media

We are looking for someone young, dynamic and passionate about modern media and public policy. You should be skilled at creating video and audio shows that can simplify and explain complex topics. Video scripting, filming, editing and and audio processing are must-have skills. A sense of emergent social media and online trends and tools is essential. You should be hungry to learn and be ambitious about your career. You should be passionate about public policy.

Journalistic training and a basic understanding of economics or foreign policy is a plus. Ability to speak, read and write in Kannada or Hindi is also a plus, but not a prerequisite.

Pragati runs on a shoestring, and staffers tackle multiple responsibilities. The successful candidate will get a chance to go beyond their mandate, and be involved in establishing and running a small audio and video studio, co-hosting shows, writing op-eds, creating content strategies and more.

The post is based in Bangalore and full-time, and will function out of the office of the Takshashila Institution, which owns and runs Pragati.

For more on Pragati, click here.

Translator (English to Hindi)

This is a full-time job based in Bangalore. Applicants will need to translate two to four pieces a day from English to Hindi, as well as scripts for videos. Fluency in both languages is expected. Apply with a sample translation of this piece. Write to us here.

Translator (English to Kannada)

This is a full-time job based in Bangalore. Applicants will need to translate two to four pieces a day from English to Kannada, as well as scripts for videos. Fluency in both languages is expected. Apply with a sample translation of this piece. Write to us here.

Write for us

Our pages are open to new voices, and you are welcome to write to us with ideas or submissions. Pragati is a journal of commentary, not news. We are bipartisan, and rarely comment on parties or people, preferring instead to talk about policies and ideas. Check out our different sections to get a sense of where your work might fit.

Interested? Get in touch below.