RSTV begins hunt for a new editor-in-chief

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MUMBAI: Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV) is inviting applications for the position of editor-in-chief. The post will be on a contract basis for a period of three years.

The channel is accepting applications from Indian citizens who are up to 58 years of age and have at least 15 years of combined experience in the field of journalism – print and visual media.

The candidates should have five years’ experience with a reputed media organisation in electronic media. They must also have experience of working at a Senior Editorial /Production positions for at least five years in reputed media organisations.

The candidates must have Degree/ Diploma from a recognised University/ Institution in Journalism or Mass Communication or Electronic Media. They must have knowledge of parliamentary procedures, coverage of the proceedings of parliament for three years in either print or visual media.

The monthly professional fee payable for this position is negotiable and is determined on the basis of applicants’ last fee drawn, merit, and experience. The eligible candidates can submit their applications before 30 November at Rajya Sabha Televisions’ official address.

Earlier, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the chairman of Rajya Sabha TV, had constituted a five-member committee comprising Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Additional Secretary (Personnel) in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat PPK Ramacharyulu and journalist Rahul Srivastava to select the new editor in chief.

In August 2017, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati had got an additional charge as the CEO of Rajya Sabha TV following the resignation of Gurdeep Singh Sappal. The resignation came after Naidu took oath as the vice president of India, replacing Hamid Ansari.

Launched on 26 August 2011, Rajya Sabha TV is owned and operated by the upper house of Indian Parliament. Besides telecasting live coverage of Rajya Sabha proceedings, the channel also focuses on bringing incisive analysis of parliamentary affairs.


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