The Seven Sisters Post will be launched from Guwahati in the first week of November, 2011. It will be a publication of the Saradha Group.
The daily will be a hyper-regional paper, giving extensive coverage to the entire Northeastern region. At the same time, our World Page will then focus on global developments but primarily look at the Afro-Asian scenario, drawing on non-western sources to give an alternate view of the world. We will have a features page and an op-ed page that will be rich in contributions from the locality, region, nation and often from our neighbourhood. We intend to do two pages of business in keeping with the emerging opportunities.
Our Sunday supplement will seek to showcase original creative writing from the region and neighbourhood, besides focusing on its varied traditional and contemporary life. We intend to print from other Northeastern states soon. Our team comprises media professionals from the region who have worked in top national dailies such as The Times of India, The Hindustan Times and Mail Today. Our chief editor is Subir Bhaumik, the BBC’s former East India bureau chief. Naba Sarma, ex-bureau chief of The Economic Times, our business editor, will be backed by Abhijit Deb, formerly with the Reuters.
In short, it will be a paper with a difference that the region has long waited for.
We are looking for feature writers with newsroom experience and a flair for English. Interested candidates should get in touch with Features Editor, Purba Kalita, at [email protected], with writing samples and CVs before 15 September 2011.