Hocalwire

  • Delhi, India
  • Crowdsourcing, journalism, News

A crowd sourced news platform, to source and disseminate hyper local news. Anyone can report, verify and publish news around them.

Founded:
2015
Stage:
Beta Launched
Market:
B2B

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Founded

The beta version of the app was launched in Playstore

Sep

2015

New Team Member

Gaurav Joined the team for aggregating news.

Oct

New Product Release

Product release with UI changes to facilitate better customer interaction

Oct

Media Coverage

Selected by Weekend Venture Delhi, to present in startup launchpad

Oct

Customer

First reporting of News from outside our network

Nov

New Team Member

Rajneesh joins the team for taking care of crowd sourcing ops

Nov

New Team Member

Sagar joins as a consultant to take care of the Community centric campaigns

Dec

New Product Release

Launched new website, which can accommodate futuristic needs.

Jan

2016

New Team Member

Natasha joins the team for heading the user curated content part

Jan

New Product Release

Video support added to app

Jan

Customer

Republic Day Promo event, we got 3000 + installs in app. Exemplar Awards GZB

Jan

New Product Release

Launched Assignments . On demand Reporting

Mar

Jobs


Principal Editor Operations
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Delhi, India
Content Curation, content writing, Journalism, Editorial

Job Description
About Us
We are a team of IIT & NIT grads, with close to 25 years of combined experience. We are looking to use technology to change how we have done things traditionally. In our case, we are looking to redefine the way news is generated. We are looking to establish a network which will allow us to source news from grass root level, be faster, be reliable and be more relevant. In the journey we are looking to change what is considered news. And hence the idea of Hocalwire: Redefining Journalism.
To help us go along this journey we are looking for with appetite for fast tracked growth. This profile of Principal editor, will look towards designing and setting benchmarks for others to follow.
About the Profile
This profile will work closely with the founding team. We are looking for a person, who has little knowledge in the way news industry works. It would be great if you have already worked with any citizen journalism facing arm of tradition media
Roles & Responsibilities
1) Plan the contents of posts according to Hocalwire’s style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
2) Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
3) Review and approve proofs submitted by Hocalists before publishing.
4) Oversee publication production, including artwork, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
5) Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories
6) Responsible for end to end operations of a Delhi region, with respect to generation and curation of stories
7) Need to have a personal connect with Hocalists, to ensure smooth operations is being carried out
Requirements
We are looking for a person, who can grow with the organization. Being a startup, we expect the candidate to be nimble footed, and ready to work in an unstructured environment.
1) Prior experience in media industry would be a better fit
2) Need to be well versed with English and Hindi
3) Basic Microsoft skill set, in terms of using MS Word, MS Excel & MS Powerpoint
4) Having worked as an independent journalist would be a plus points
5) An attitude to get things done
Looking for someone, who can design the processes and head the Editorial team going forward.

Team Summary

The founding team consists of 3 member.
Vinoth Poovalingam, IITM & IIMB, with experience of launching E kart logistics and ATSPL, with focus on business and operations. 2 strong tech co-founders, with more than 20years of combined experience. Ashwani and Suresh, bring a good skill set of Product & Tech knowledge. We also have 3 member team which is working remotely.

Team


Product/Service Summary

We are building a crowd sourcing platform to source news at the grass root level.
We intend, to setup a viable business model to capture content which can be curated and channelized to reach big media houses.

How are we different?

We are enabling crowd sourcing of news rather than just pure aggregation from different medium. We are striving to create a platform which will one day enable each citizen to become a journalist.

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