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Senior Communication Associate

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. Our work focuses on building sustainable and liveable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, 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 organisation with more than 400 experts and other staff
around the world
. World Resources Institute began in Washington, DC, in 1982 to provide cutting edge analysis to address global environment and development challenges. WRI spans more than 50 countries, with offices in
Brazil
,
China
, Europe, India,
Indonesia
, and the United States. In all of these locations, WRI works with government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action based on high-quality data and objective analysis.

WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.


Position Overview:
The Senior Associate – Communications, will work closely with WRI India’s Sustainable Cities communications team and other project partners globally. The role entails developing and managing communication and outreach initiatives, liaising with partners, and supervising communication and outreach material and elements for on ground and digital initiatives. The selected candidate will report to Manager Integrated Transport.
The communication specialist should have an interest in just transitions/gender-inclusive mobility and other relevant areas to apply for this position. The candidate will be expected to support us in executing ongoing deliverables specific to our ongoing program on gender inclusive mobility. The candidate will be required to spearhead all program-related communications and outreach activities, including both digital and offline channels.
How your day will unfold:
Editorial -
  • Provide writing, editing and proof-reading support to all communication materials conceptualized under the project.
  • Develop content for press releases, brochures and social media content along with ideating, facilitating, and editing op-eds for external publication.
  • Create communication collaterals to facilitate the execution of offline and online events.
  • Document on-ground activities – challenges, opportunities and impact.
  • Serve as liaison between WRI India communications and project partners to develop program-related communications.
  • Create and manage a project-specific calendar and ensure timely dissemination of all communication materials as per program schedule.
Website & Social Media -
  • Create and perform quality control checks on all content for the website and social media.
  • Liaison with project partners and donors to ensure the website is duly updated and relevant for the audience.
  • Ability to create/supervise simple social media infographics/visuals and disseminate research data in a visually appealing format. Visual communication expertise and knowledge of photo editing softwares are a plus.
  • Facilitating webinars/workshops/campaigns that involve digital planning and social media coverage in collaboration with partners.
Technical Responsibilities -
  • Support the researchers/writers in developing research/knowledge products and ensure pertinent dissemination and coverage.
  • Engage in program related outreach activities with various stakeholder groups through strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical writing skills to support the team in ongoing projects, research, content generation, reports, proposals, etc.
  • Ability to simplify complex ideas, including creating visualizations for easy interpretation of the data for different audiences.
  • Communicating and coordinating with partners and other stakeholders and liaising with relevant organizations/ platforms/ initiatives to further project goals.
  • Ensuring that all WRI India content disbursed to the media is precise, factual, and legally sound. Also, ensuring that our branding and style guides are adhered to in all outreach materials.
  • Mapping media to specific work and pitching relevant stories in collaboration with the Media lead.
  • Identifying key messages and packaging and pitching stories for dissemination.
  • Coordinating with local vendors for executing events in different cities as per project requirements.
Qualifications&Requirements we seek:
  • Minimum 5 years of full-time experience working as:
    • Media communicator in the development sector
    • Experience in gender/inclusivity/mobility planning focused organization preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English.
    Ability to speak as well and read and write Kannada
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive relationships internally and externally.
  • Capability to communicate complex ideas in everyday language.
  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines, manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, technical curiosity, and willingness to learn.
  • Understanding of how websites are developed and basic troubleshooting.
  • Basic familiarity with design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Canva or other AV/ animation software) is an added benefit.
Salary and Benefits: INR 11,00,000 to INR 13,00,000 CTC
Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
Duration: 1 year (extendable based on performance and project requirements)

Location: Bangalore
Start Date: At the earliest

List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter (outlining your interest and suitability for the position)
  • Resume
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.
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).
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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 staffmember
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.
Click here to know more about our benefits
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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.