Title: Comedy Writer & Host
Location: Civic Studios office (BKC, Mumbai, India)
Commitment type: Full time or part time basis availability/ project type
Pay: Compensation commensurate with experience
Civic Studios is developing a new video based digital content channel. It is a Hindi focussed youth brand that brings everyday civics to citizens in a fun and engaging way. We will be creating a number of short form video series with a civic entertainment focus.
One of our non-fiction series is an explainer video series for young people answering everyday questions on civic fixes in their own voice & humour. The episodes will be a mix of piece to camera, animation, and field reportage. Each video is approximately 3-10 min long.
This explainer series will answer questions on how our democracy works with a tadka of comedy and masti.
We are looking for a young and funny host to be the voice and face of this series, and also who can own the narrative of the series!
We would like them to be the writer on the show, where they research credible information and fun facts on civic subjects, write scripts which are clear and funny, and work with the team to create videos that are engaging for the youth.
Given this is a new show with a goal to make civics fun for today’s millennials, the host will be a key contributor, along with the series producer, in developing the tone of the show and building a connection with our young audience.
A young anchor who is funny, charming, , politically aware, and excited to work with civic topics and simplify them for the youth.
- 18-30 years old
- Excellent fluency in Hindi (spoken and written); knowledge of more languages is welcome
- Based in or can relocate to Mumbai (post Covid is acceptable)
- Proven comfort in speaking in front of the camera; prior professional experience is welcome but not essential
- Proven experience in comedy writing; published or released work is a bonus
- Should be able to work with research on law, policies, govt. processes, etc.
- Being up to date with mainstream and independent pop culture, social media trends, and memes
- A sense of ownership and passion to develop a new digital series
- A curiosity to understand our public institutions like police, judiciary and parliament, and figure out how our democractic processes really work on ground
We actively encourage applicants from all identities of gender, sexuality, and caste to write in, as we are committed to use this platform to showcase diverse civic experiences of young Indians!
All roles at Civic Studios require an interest in civic engagement and participative democracy.
How to apply:
Please send in the following in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org: with the subject ‘For Comedy Writer & Host position’ by Friday 28th August:
- Your resume
- A short cover note/email about why you are interested in this position
- Your creative portfolio with video links of any previous on-camera work
- Any 1-2 writing samples
- Your social media handles
- How you found out about this position
Read more about Civic Studios and Civic Entertainment:
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- MIT Comparative Media Studies Dept.: How Entertainment can help fix the system
- Professor Henry Jenkins: How Do You Like It So Far? Podcast: Anushka Shah on Civic Entertainment