Associate Editor

Title Associate Editor

Company Supreme Court Observer

Location Bangalore

Job Type Full Time

Supreme Court Observer (SCO) is one of India’s leading legal journalism websites that produces high quality reports and analyses of the Indian judiciary. We track important cases, access and share legal documents, produce daily reports of court proceedings and analyse key decisions of the Indian judiciary into a highly informative but easy read. Our aim is to enable common citizens to develop an understanding of the role of the judiciary in Indian public life, through fast-paced reporting and rigorous research.

About the role

The Associate Editor (AE) will

  • Commission pieces for the SCO and work closely with staff writers and contributors on developing the pitch. Oversee the reporting process, along with editing, copy-editing and fact checking.
  • Identify and track cases which have the potential to significantly impact the development of law or otherwise impact the general public.
  • Ideate stories and build a bank of stories. Find and recruit new writers.
  • Write and edit reports on cases, including petition summaries and explainers on judgments and orders, deeply researched analytical pieces, and judges profiles.
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy along with the rest of the team that will direct SCO’s social and digital media presence.
  • Assist with other outreach strategies such as organising workshops, seminars, conferences and other events.

The role is based out of SCO’s office at Bangalore. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and proven ability. Candidates from marginalised social groups are encouraged to apply.


Our ideal candidate is an individual who is passionate about the Supreme Court’s work and its impact on India’s constitutional democracy and must be committed to communicating this to the public at large. They should possess an in-depth knowledge of the working of the Indian judiciary and have top-notch editing skills.

Candidates must have

  • An undergraduate degree in Law or Journalism with a strong academic background. Preferably have a Masters’ degree in either Law or Journalism and 1 to 3 years of experience in legal journalism.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to deconstruct complex legal materials and developments and communicate them to the wider public through accessible and attractive prose.

How to apply

To apply, email, with ‘Application for Associate Editor’ in the subject of your mail. Application should include your resume, a cover letter naming two references, two writing samples and a statement of purpose. Candidates from marginalised social groups may, if they wish, briefly describe their social background in the cover letter.

Shortlisted applicants can expect a test assignment followed by an interview process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Open until filled.