Data Journalism Academy Project Manager (India Based)



Part Time/ Full Time:

Part Time

Who We Are

Thibi is a data and design consultancy that specialises in building interactive web-based data tools and visualizations. Our team has been active in Southeast Asia’s civic tech and open data community for many years, with extensive experience in data visualization, data-driven web development, and data literacy training. We have worked with organizations such as Thomson Reuters Foundation, Internews, Open Knowledge Foundation, and The Asia Foundation. Thibi is currently growing into a remote team of designers, developers and data experts based remotely across Southeast Asia.

The Project

Thibi and the Earth Journalism Network are offering an intensive multi-month training program to selected Indian journalists to produce in-depth data-driven journalism on critical environmental issues. The course, which will run in 2024, will be divided into three parts: one month of Fundamentals of Data Journalism online learning, one month of Intermediate Data Journalism online learning, and a two-month Fellowship with a story production stipend. 

Our project team consists of data journalism trainers and data analysts who will be preparing and delivering the training materials, as well as designers and developers who will work with the participants to co-create their data stories. We anticipate the stories co-created with the participants will be published in renowned international and Indian media outlets.

Your Role

We are seeking a Project Manager to join our team and manage the development and implementation of Thibi’s Environmental Data Journalism Academy, a program for Indian environmental journalists who want to learn data journalism skills. The program will be carried out in partnership with the Internews Earth Journalism Network, and the Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the program, including connecting with media organisations, liaising with journalists, and handling all reporting requirements for our project’s funders.

Must Have Skills

  • Experience with the media landscape in India - you have at least 3 years of experience working in media organisations or media-support organisations in India.
  • Organisation skills - You are stellar at organising a wide range of information that is required for the smooth running of the multi-month journalism training program.
  • Experience with digital project management tools - Our team is remote and uses a variety of digital tools for project management including Notion, Slack, Airtable, and Google Workspace. You have to have used some of these tools in prior projects.
  • Experience managing a grant-funded program - You have a proven track record of successfully managing projects or programs.
  • Interpersonal skills – You’re friendly, empathetic, and genuinely willing to help people with their problems. You’re an expert listener who tends to understand where people are coming from.
  • Communication skills – You express yourself clearly and concisely. You can choose the right language in the right context to explain complicated things in simple ways.
  • Language skills – You demonstrate native fluency (both spoken and written) in English and preferably Hindi and other ethnic languages in India. 

Must Have Skills

  • Interest in data journalism - Experience with producing data journalism, investigative journalism, data analysis, or data visualisation is a plus.
  • Experience as a trainer or educator - Experience working as a journalism trainer, teacher, or educator of professional skills is a plus.
  • Experience with international funders - Experience working with international donor-funded programs and familiarity with donor reporting requirements is a plus.

The Culture

Taking initiative – We are self-starters. Our team members take responsibility and act on initiative instead of waiting for instructions.

Broad interests – We’re a tech company, but our team members entertain a wide range of interests from poetry and surfing to lacquerware and art history. We deeply value people with interests beyond technology.

Diversity – We welcome and cherish teammates and collaborators who represent a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, be it culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion.

The Details

This is a fully remote, part-time position. * There will be periods (maximum of 3-4 working weeks) where full-time availability will be required for arranging and conducting in-person workshops.
It is for a ten-month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Thibi is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, or sexual orientation.

Interested? Please apply via this link: For full consideration, please apply by November 28, 2023.