Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent

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

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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) has been Great Place to Work-Certified™.

At CEEW, we are deliberate about what we stand for (and what we don’t stand for!) as an employer. So, if the below description 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 by 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 / Consultant

Reporting to Communications Specialist

Location New Delhi (flexible)

Duration 12 months (extendable basis mutual agreement) for a Communications Associate / 3 months (extendable basis mutual agreement) for a Communications Consultant


CEEW seeks to hire a Communications Associate/Consultant with exceptional writing and editing skills to join the Outreach team. The role will be crucial to showcase the vast range of research that CEEW undertakes to a wide constituency—comprising government, industry, civil society, media, and the public at large. The candidate will get exposure to the inner workings of one of India’s leading think tanks and will have the opportunity to understand the stakeholders that play a key role in the energy and environment space.

The candidate will support the Comms Specialist on a range of tasks such as media, events, partnerships. The individual must have experience in media engagement and content writing or should have worked at a leading media outlet. An ideal candidate should have prior experience in scientific writing. The candidate should be well versed with the writing styles of leading international publications such as the Financial Times, Economist, The New York Times, Guardian, Atlantic, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, etc. The candidate should be detail-oriented and committed to adhering to timelines.

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

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • Support the Communications Specialist to manage and strengthen CEEW's media engagements.
  • Support the CEO and other senior researchers to respond to inquiries from print, electronic and digital media.
  • Support the team in designing and implementing a strategy to draw attention of international media outlets/journalists to CEEW research.
  • Work closely with the team to develop strategies to nurture deep relationships with the print and electronic media within and outside India.
  • Write/edit opinion pieces, blog posts, newsletters, webpages, press releases, emailers, film scripts, and other communication material.
  • Develop interesting story/content ideas for different mediums and readers.
  • Contribute to writing/editing blog pieces.
  • Work with the Communications Specialist to organise and publicise conferences, workshops, roundtables, public discussions, and media briefings.
  • Support the Communications Specialist to manage and strengthen strategic partnerships.
  • Ensure strict adherence to CEEW branding guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with various vendors including designers, copyeditors, translators, etc.
  • Support the Communications Associate (digital) in creation and dissemination of CEEW e-newsletters bi-monthly/every quarter.
  • Explore emerging formats, platforms and mediums for CEEW to publicise its research.

Selection Criteria


  • Preferably Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English or any related fields.

Work Experience and Other Skills

  • 1-3 years’ experience. Freshers with exceptional writing and storytelling skills may apply (writing samples will be required).
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality written content for different mediums.
  • Exceptional business/science writing skills and demonstrated ability to calibrate communications to resonate with internal and external target audiences.
  • Prior experience in a media organisation/development sector organisation/PR organisation will be an advantage.
  • Prior experience in organising and managing events will be an advantage.
  • Excellent grasp of English language.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent eye for detail.
  • Creative thinker with demonstrated success in implementing out-of-the-box content ideas.
  • 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.

Preference will be given to those who can work full-time.

If you consider yourself a wordsmith, we would like to speak with you. If others consider your writing succinct, eloquent, and engaging, then we would definitely consider hiring you!

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks. CEEW is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to send their curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and writing samples (in one PDF) to jobs@ceew.in with ‘Application – Communications Associate/Consultant’ as the subject line. The last date to submit applications is 20 September 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

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