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Media and Communications Specialist, India

Remote, India Regions, Central

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The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is seeking an experienced and talented Media and Communications Specialist to support our India-based research team to pitch and publish reports, media releases and op eds on the energy and finance sectors, and further engagement with key decision-makers and influencers.  This position is a remote work-based role and candidates may be located anywhere in India.

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Media and Communications Specialist, India will use their excellent media and communications skills to pitch IEEFA analysts and their research to local, national and international media. They will also identify and contact key target stakeholders for meetings and briefings with IEEFA analysts, and ensure target decision-makers and influencers are receiving IEEFA content.

The Media and Communications Specialist will support IEEFA’s India analysts in building engaged audiences for their work through the media, social media and stakeholder outreach. A proactive approach and ‘can do’ attitude are vital to help increase the impact and timeliness of our work.

The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge about the media in India and globally, and must possess a commitment to IEEFA’s mission to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable, and profitable energy economy. The Media and Communications Specialist needs to be self-motivated, able to work independently, able to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines with limited direction while working remotely. Please click this link to review the full job description.

Headquartered in the United States, IEEFA has a significant portion of staff located across the Asia-Pacific region. The Media and Communications Specialist will report to the Director of Strategic Communications, Australia/South Asia, working with our dynamic team of analysts based in India and the Australia-based communications team.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a media/communications and stakeholder engagement role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • Exceptional media relations skills
  • Ability to write press releases about complex and technical subject matter so that the content of the release is accessible to a broad audience.
  • Experience in planning and posting social media content
  • Autonomous and organised, able to manage time and priorities effectively across competing demands
  • Able to work remotely while liaising with IEEFA analysts and the communications team locally and globally using online file sharing and video conferencing platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience working in digital publishing suites is advantageous.
  • Media experience in finance, energy or a related field or working for a non-profit organisation is favourable.

ABOUT IEEFA

IEEFA is a NGO/not for profit thinktank that conducts independent public interest research and analysis on financial and economic issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. Our mission, major research reports, daily commentaries, press coverage and other resources can be found on our public domain website: www.ieefa.org.

Term and Schedule: Full time initial 12-month contract with the option of extension by mutual agreement.  Renumeration based on experience.

Travel: Some travel may be required.

Please be sure to add [email protected] to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

IEEFA promotes a diverse, inclusive work culture and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply immediately.  Applications must be received by May 23 2022.

Apply Now

IEEFA promotes a diverse, inclusive work culture and people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply immediately.  Applications must be received by May 23 2022.

Apply Now

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