Senior Communications Officer

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), a leading conservation organization in South Asia, is looking for a Senior Communications Officer.

Location: Bangalore.
Responsibilities: The job requires conceptualization skills, a flair for writing, operational skills in design and print production, ability to meet deadlines and liaising with a number of stakeholders from donors to government agencies, civil society organizations, academia and the lay public. The Senior Communications Officer will:

  • Chart out a media and content plan along with the communications team.
  • Support the design and delivery of strategic communications documentation and films for ATREE
  • Keep abreast of developments relevant to ATREE's vision, strategy and objectives and appropriately communicate these to the communications team.
  • Oversee content generation in coordination with ATREE's research and outreach teams, including news stories, social media posts, OpEds, films etc.
  • Handle end-to-end production of communication material.
  • Handle event coordination for institutional events.
  • Plan and manage content for the website; including stories, video and photo essays and coordinate with the website designer/manager to ensure that it is up to date.

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree /diploma in Communications / Media / Public Relations.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of media and communications.
  • Knowledge of and experience with media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. Ability to represent the organisation in public and to media outlets.
  • Proficiency in English, extensive experience in copywriting and proofreading within a communications role.
  • Interest in science, environment, development and public policy .
  • Demonstrated ability to organise work, manage time, determine priorities and meet deadlines.

Remuneration: will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.
About ATREE: The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment is one of South Asia's leading conservation and environmental research organizations. ATREE seeks to address pressing environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research, teaching and active engagement with civil society and policy makers. ATREE fosters autonomy, professional growth, diversity and gender equity at the work place. Women and persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply. Salaries at ATREE are competitive and at par with other academic institutions in India.

Interested candidates should email their CV, and names and contact information of three references along with a letter describing their professional goals and interests to hr@atree.org by June 15, 2017.