Opportunities

Work for InPRA

If our work fits with yours or you wish to initiate your  independent writing with a young but experienced team, this is where you contact us. We keep look out for Junior Policy Analysts, Research Interns, Editors and Web Developers to work with us across platforms. Send us your resume and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We’ll save you the effort of re-writing another long cover letter.

Write for InPRA

Have a view you want to share? Have the desire to write regularly and actively on issues that matter? Do you think that Ukraine and Syria deserve more attention than movie awards? Write for us. Contact us at editor@inpra.in.

In addition to our style guide for your writing, you can find a few more tips below.

  • While we want your write style to remain academic, we also insist that it remains understandable. Excessive jargon and the tendency to dwell into technical details will ensure that the novice reader does not finish your article. While it is important to make your point, it is just as vital to make your point for everyone who happens to read it.   
  • Keep it simple. Do not get carried away with the brilliance of one phrase, one analogy or one point. Never use a long word where a short one will do. We could go on about this, but that would defeat the purpose, wouldn’t it?
  • Edit smartly. If you can cut a sentence or a word out without sacrificing the content or the intent, please help yourself.
  • One sentence paragraphs and very very long paragraphs are just as ineffective. Structure your paragraphs and adjust your flow of thought well.
  • Given the nature of our work here, we would encourage, an active tone in your writing and not a passive one. Speculation without substance and retrospection without reason are also widely discouraged.
  • Do not let the author or an institution gain dominance over the subject matter. Never assume that because a certain economist predicted a specific event, he deserves to be talked about and not the event. Some information is always helpful, but hero-worshiping and sometimes self-adulation just bore and/or annoying the reader.
  •  If you must interact with the reader, make sure it’s not random. Formulate your questions well and provoke responses. For them to engage, you must make them.
  •  Resist the urge to mock or be aggressive towards opposing ideology.  Wherever it comes from. Refute or debate with the knowledge we know you have and the brilliance that made us pick you as a writer without a second thought.
  • Avoid scandal or conspiracy theories in the middle of an academic piece. Don’t let your dissent get ugly or your consent become overtly submissive. Never indulge the reader or pamper yourself. Basically, don’t over do anything or under sell any point.
  • Make sure you build up to a point. Don’t leave anyone hanging in anticipation.
  • Think clearly and your writing will show that, trust us.