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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi
Communications Associate

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for) as an employer. So, if the description below strikes a chord, we would love to hear from you!

At CEEW, we build careers in public policy

  • We offer strong visionary leadership – with emphasis on research and impact at scale 
  • We actively promote leadership through initiative 
  • We celebrate talent and ambition
  • You will be surrounded by smart people who will challenge you and help you grow
  • You will learn faster than your peers in other organisations 
  • Curiosity and irreverence, as well as responsibility, come together at CEEW
  • You will get above-market remuneration
  • We provide a safe space for all
  • At CEEW, your life is your example for others​

Designation offered
Communications Associate

Team
Outreach

Location
New Delhi, India

Reporting to
Communications Specialist 

Duration
Full-time

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Communications Associate with exceptional editing, writing, and communications skills to join the Outreach team. The candidate will be exposed to the inner workings of one of India’s leading think tanks and have the opportunity to understand and shape narratives in the energy and environment space.

An ideal candidate should have prior experience in editing and re-writing or should have worked at a leading media outlet. The candidate should have a flair for writing cleanly and to the point. They must go beyond just line-editing, with the willingness to understand CEEW’s research areas and the ability to significantly re-write articles, create press releases and other content. The candidate should be well versed in the writing styles of leading international publications such as The Financial Times, The Economist, The New York Times, The Indian Express, Guardian, Atlantic, The Hindu, and The Hindustan Times. The candidate should be committed to adhering to timelines and delivering quality work. An eye for detail is a must.  

In addition to the duties and responsibilities below, the individual should be prepared, as and when necessary, to take on additional outreach responsibilities.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • Edit and fact-check opinion pieces, blog posts, and other communication material such as newsletters 
  • Write timely, media-worthy and engaging press releases on CEEW’s reports 
  • Develop interesting story/content ideas for different mediums, social media and readers
  • impact stories for CEEW on a regular basis
  • Manage the CEEW blog. This includes commissioning and editing blogs, and ensuring a regular flow of content
  • Ensure the quality of content is maintained as per CEEW standards across different content products. Ensure strict adherence to CEEW branding guidelines
  • Co-create an in-house style sheet with the Editorial Lead
  • Aid in the creation of impact stories from CEEW’s work

Additional responsibilities

  • Support the Communications Specialist in managing and strengthening CEEW's media engagement. 
  • Support the Outreach team on a range of tasks 

Selection Criteria

Qualification

  • Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, or any related field.

Work experience and other skills

  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in editing and writing. 
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality written content for different mediums.
  • Excellent grasp of the English language.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent eye for detail.
  • A big appetite for news and spotting media trends.
  • Demonstrated abilities to manage multiple priorities, projects and internal/external resources in a fast-paced environment, while meeting deadlines and quality standards.
  • Strong drive and initiative, a self-starter.

If you consider yourself an editor with surgical precision, we would like to speak with you. If authors consider your editing a must-have for what they write, we would definitely consider hiring you! 

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer, and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, or sexuality. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a written test for selected candidates. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by us. We appreciate your interest.


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