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Lokal delivers local news and classifieds to 900M non-English speaking users in India

Operations - Tamil

₹8L – ₹11L
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About Lokal

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Lokal is building a local news platform across India. Lokal is a destination for you to know the news in your native languages. Lokal gets its news from qualified freelancer ground journalists - who submit news on their product. Lokal delivers local news quicker than any other news platform. Lokal is serving a largely underserved market in India ( India 2 ) who got access to the internet recently because of Jio and cheaper smartphones. Lokal aspires to be at the centre of the change happening in India by giving access to information (about jobs, government schemes, community etc ) and wants to serve 700 million Indian users by 2022.

India needs to be informed but in the right way. There are thousands of news channels in the market today but there is a massive gap of information around hyperlocal news, jobs, classifieds and life services in rural India. Lokal with over 4 million downloads in just three Indian states is a one-stop platform for life services and news interaction.

Your Responsibilities

Manage overall growth in the state of Tamil Nadu, including the user base; managing end to end P&L of a city
Plan the roadmap for new acquisitions in the state and ensuring its execution
Build the Lokal brand in a new state including partnership development, sales, operations and customer experience
Launch and expand business
Build and manage end to end operations

Apply If

You have an engineering/management degree from a premium college
You have at least 2-3 years of experience in operational role, had a lead a team
Worked with a Media company
You are proficient in Tamil with good analytical skills
You are a process-driven individual and comfortable to travel
You are a hustler and proficient with data

Location
BengaluruRemote
Hires remotely in
Bengaluru
Job type
Full-time
Visa sponsorship
Not Available
Experience
2+ years
Hiring contact

sushma M

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Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Jani Pasha

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Founder and CEO @Lokal • part of @Y Combinator S19. 2x Entreprenuer • Headed product at @Zoomo India

Pushkar Dongare

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Product Manager @Lokal | UI/UX Designer | Photographer | @Indian Institute Of Technology - Bombay alumnus

Lokal at a glance

Lokal delivers local news and classifieds to 900M non-English speaking users in India

Lokal focuses on Video and News. Their company has offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

You can view their website at https://getlokalapp.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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