Senior Program Communication Associate

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Who we are and what we do?

WRI India, an independent charity legally registered as the India Resources Trust, provides objective information and practical proposals to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. WRI India’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of our generations. Through research, and recommendations, WRI India puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being.

We are inspired by and associated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization. Over 150 researchers are working with WRI India in our offices at Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Program Overview for Energy

The objective of the WRI India energy program is to inform and guide India’s transition to cleaner energy. The program focuses on three inter-related aspects of this energy transition: enhancing development through energy access, energy transitions across multiple levels - states, cities, industries and utilities, and energy governance. Through research, ground-level implementation experience, partnerships with partners and communicating our work, we seek to achieve impact at scale.

You will work with the project lead(s) and Director of the Energy Program and with our core communications team to the support the program’s vision for equitable energy access and responsible energy sector transition for India. You will co-create an impactful communications and engagement strategy for the program initiatives and leading the implementation of the same by creating products to share our research and recommendations and disseminating them across media and through events and workshops.

You will support the Energy Program at WRI India with the following:

About your role:

Editing and publishing

  • Offer comprehensive support in writing, editing, and proofreading, ensuring adherence to WRI India's standards.
  • Contribute to article creation and meticulously proof/edit content.
  • Write press releases, newsletters, and social media material, overseeing the brainstorming, facilitation, and editing for external publication.
  • Conduct checks for length, language, flow, spelling, and grammar. Document on-the-ground activities, addressing challenges, identifying opportunities, and capturing impact.
  • Manage quality control for dissemination of emailers and newsletters.

Website & Social Media

  • Conduct quality control assessments for all new and revised content on websites and social media platforms.
  • Oversee the maintenance of current microsites; help develop create webpages and new microsites on a need basis
  • Understanding of and previous experience of website wireframe, WordPress/Drupal is required.
  • Contribute to web projects and oversee backend updates.

  • Scriptwriting and the overseeing of videos from shoot to final production in keeping with WRI India’s research and projects.

  • Display the ability to create or supervise social media infographics/visuals and present research data in a visually appealing format. (Understanding of platforms like Canva/Photoshop is required)
  • Help coordinate webinars, incorporating digital planning and social media coverage in collaboration with the social media team.
  • Understanding of platforms like Zoom, YouTube Live, Facebook Live is required

Coordination and Other Responsibilities

  • Manage events, meetings, and conferences, including design execution for event collaterals and digital media.
  • Support the team in developing communication strategy for the project specific communication plans
  • Communicate with partners and vendors.
  • Ensure factual accuracy of all WRI India content disseminated to the media.
  • Uphold adherence to WRI India's branding and style guides in all outreach materials.
  • Understanding communication channels, target audiences and ability to change/creatively think about the right medium to communicate to the target audience.
  • Manage updates from India office and maintaining a repository of content/ stories for internal country and global coordination, and newsletters.

Qualifications and requirements we seek:

  • 4- 7 years of experience as a Media communicator in the social sector or environmental organizations.
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills.
  • Enthusiasm and technical curiosity.

  • Understanding of website structures and basic troubleshooting.

  • Basic familiarity with design software such as Canva, YouTube Live, Facebook Live Video editing
  • Interest/understanding in energy transition concepts.

Salary and Benefits: 11,00,000 INR to 13,00,000 INR CTC Per annum

Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Duration: 1 years as term hire extendable based on performance and project requirements.

Location: New Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai

Start date: As soon as possible.

List of Documents to be attached:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) @WRI India

WRI India values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion across all areas of our work and workforce. Integrating these values into our actions fosters a progressive and collaborative culture and can also enhance our impact. It is our responsibility to create a welcoming working environment for people of diverse cultures, backgrounds and experience to learn together. We are responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive workplace where questions, concerns and information about diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our ongoing dialogue and development.

Learn more about WRI India’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Click Here

People-centric to the core:

We keep our people at the centre of everything we do - from a welcoming work environment to benefits and a culture that encourages staff to stay healthy, happy, engaged, and growing.

Some of the non-monetary benefits that our staff get: Health benefits: We cover health insurance for you and your loved ones for up to INR 8 lakhs

Term Insurance: Our term insurance policy covers life coverage of 50 lakhs per staff member

Employee Assistance program: Promoting mental well-being and supporting staff in achieving a satisfying work-life balance

Health & Nutrition: Personalized diet recommendation from a certified dietitian based on the physical health condition and lifestyle

Flexible work schedule: Alternative work arrangements for all who are eligible by nature of their job

Learning culture: Workshops and trainings to empower staff, encourage new learning opportunities

Rest and Recharge weeks: We encourage staff to take time off to rest, rejuvenate, upskill, and pursue their interests.

Our leave policy: Avail personal time off at 36 per year, along with public holidays, maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves.

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Equal employment @WRI India

We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.

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