Qrius (formerly, The Indian Economist) is among India’s top rated digital magazines, acclaimed for excellence in economics, policy and culture. We aim to add extraordinary value to our readers by publishing articles that say ‘Something New’ or provide a ‘Fresh Take’ on subjects. Our Android App rating of 4.8 on a 5 point scale, from more than 4,750 reviews is a testament to the value we provide to readers by consistently delivering high quality articles.
We are now on an exciting growth path as we expand the scope of our product and increase our outreach. Whether you are a working professional looking to expand skillsets and acquire leadership experience, or a student out to gain in-depth learning and professional experience, Qrius has opportunities available across the spectrum of the organisation. Choose from 3 Career Tracks – the Leadership Program, Associate Program or the Analyst Program.
The acclaimed Leadership Program at Qrius is an opportunity for you to gain hands on experience in leading a team and owning workstreams and targets. The rigorous leadership program demands much from participants – the weekly commitment in this program exceeds 25 hours. Past members of the leadership program have gone on to global Ivy League universities as well as some of India’s best B-schools. The program is selective, and demands individuals that have a combination of talent, perseverance and the ability to work hard. You start off as a Junior Team Lead, working on key strategic projects. High performers move quickly to the Team Lead role, where they traditionally lead a team of 5 individuals or more. At higher ranks, members of the Leadership Program lead upward of 20 member teams.
Apply to this program if you are genuinely passionate and committed about working with Qrius. We promise you – it’ll be worth it.
Note – If you are not confident about applying to the Leadership Program at this stage because of other commitments, you can begin your association with Qrius through the Associate Program. Members of the Associate Program are given the opportunity to switch to the Leadership Program at a later stage.
The 6 month long Associate Program is an opportunity to engage deeply with Qrius. Members of the Associate Program play key roles in the organisation. They are responsible for core operations in teams such as Editorial, Post Production, Content Strategy, Marketing, Account Management, Human Resources and more. Our Associates are deeply engaged, and many extend their 6 month contract for another 6 months to continue working and learning with Qrius. The Associate Program demands a lower commitment than the Leadership Program, with a weekly time commitment of roughly 10-15 hours. Qrius offers an option to continue in the Associate Career Track (see Career Progression below for more details) or switch to the Leadership Program track when the Associate wants to take on greater responsibilities. The Associate Career Track is also well defined, and enables individuals specialised in their role to continue progressing consistently in a defined career ladder.
The Editorial Team at Qrius is among our most selective teams. We are looking for individuals who are exceptional writers with the ability to craft a compelling reader experience by engaging deeply with the content sent in by our contributors. Individuals with past experience in editing or individuals with great writing samples will be given preference.
The exclusive Writing Program at Qrius brings together a group of sharp minds to write crisp 500 word articles that help our readers understand (a) Big stories – how do these affect the reader? (b) Bigger picture & trends behind smaller stories – noticed a small event happening, but connecting the dots and giving the reader the bigger picture behind these.
The Writing Program begins at the Analyst position (check the Career Progression tab below) and climbs to the position of Senior Editor. Analysts work with Editorial Associates to pick major topics to write about. On average, members of the writing program are expected to contribute 3 stories a week (500 words). The turnaround time for stories can be short, in conjunction with the news cycle. The program therefore needs sharp writers that can add value to readers with well research and analysed stories in a tight time frame. (Deadlines can vary between 6 to 48 hours depending on the type of story)
The Writers are encouraged to establish their expertise in any one of the following categories:
- Culture & Society
- Science & Technology
Working at Qrius can bolster your profile while providing you with valuable opportunities to learn and develop diverse skill set.
Job profiles at Qrius are not narrow and rigidly defined. They are broad and flexible, giving Associates an opportunity to gain experience across the business value chain and functions. The collaborative team environment and fast-paced work-streams combine to give a valuable learning experience that stays with you long after you have left the organisation.
The senior team members at Qrius are always willing and available to mentor Associates and help them develop their skills and profile. Qrius believes in helping the Associates succeed in their endeavors beyond the organisation as well, by providing advice, helping with skills and training and providing access to useful business and social networks.
Qrius provides unique opportunities to gain leadership experience in your area of specialisation. Leading a team of between 3 to 30 individuals will enable you to grow as a leader and get a steep learning curve early on in your career.
The Qrius network is extensive. We currently host more than 400 columnists from across the world. More than 1,000 individuals have worked with us as Associates over the past 4 years. You will get to work with 100+ Associates in the current team – spread all over India. Qrius gives you unique opportunities to grow your network and make friends from all over the country.
As a startup that operates digitally, Qrius believes in providing flexibility to you to enable you to balance your academic and professional commitments with the work you do at Qrius. You will find the environment here young, friendly and merit driven. We believe firmly in Facebook’s original motto – ‘Move fast and break things’. Mistakes are welcome here at Qrius. We err, learn and grow.