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

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

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) was certified as a Great Place to Work™ in 2020 and 2021.

Terms of reference
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 (Media)


Job location
New Delhi, India

Reporting to
Communications Specialist


CEEW seeks to hire a Communications Associate/Consultant with exceptional media engagement skills to join the Outreach team. The role will be crucial to further raise the bar of CEEW’s media outreach. It will 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 must have experience in media engagement and should demonstrate the ability to work across teams and manage multiple priorities. 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


  • Lead and strengthen CEEW's media engagements in consultation with the Communications Specialist and Strategic Communications Lead.
  • Design and implement a strategy to draw the attention of international media outlets/journalists to CEEW research.
  • Work closely with the Communications Specialist, Communications Associate and partners to develop strategies to nurture deep relationships with the print and electronic media within and outside India.
  • Work closely with the Strategic Communications Lead and Communications Specialist (Media) to inform and enhance CEEW’s media strategy.
  • Identify and ensure timely announcements at topical moments such as key policy announcements, topical days, sectoral developments, etc.
  • Support other members of the outreach team in editing/reviewing opinion pieces and press releases, and other communication material.
  • Develop interesting story/content ideas for different mediums and readers.
  • Support the CEO and other senior researchers to respond to inquiries from print, electronic and digital media.
  • Support the Communications Specialist to identify, secure and sustain strategic brand partnerships.
  • Ensure strict adherence to CEEW brand guidelines.

Additional responsibilities

  • Mentor the Communications Associate and outreach interns as and when required.
  • Support other members of the outreach team in the 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

  • 3-10 years’ experience 
  • Prior experience in media engagement. Strong media connections with regional, national and international media would be a plus. 
  • Proven track record of delivering high quality written content for different mediums.
  • Prior experience in a media organisation/development sector organisation/PR organisation will be an advantage. 
  • Excellent content writing skills.
  • 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.

Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

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 encouraged to apply.

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 [email protected] with ‘Application – Communications Associate/Consultant (Media)’ as the subject line. 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.