Communications Associate, LEAD at Krea University

Posted 5 months ago

Type: Full-time
Employer: LEAD at Krea University
Location: Chennai
Start Date: Immediate

About LEAD at Krea University: 

LEAD is an action-oriented research centre of IFMR Society (a not-for-profit society registered under the Societies Act), that leverages the power of research, innovation, and co-creation to solve complex and pressing challenges in development. LEAD has strategic oversight and brand support from Krea University (sponsored by IFMR Society) to enable synergies between academia and the research centre. LEAD is a collaborative hub that brings experts from diverse disciplines and sectors together to develop innovative solutions by harnessing innovation, technology and analytics. 

About the Position: 

Do you have a knack for weaving powerful stories and exceptional writing skills? Are you fluent in navigating the digital landscape and can make content stand out on online platforms? In this entrepreneurial role, the Communications Associate will play a creative, dynamic part in executing our communications strategy. The Associate will be supervised by Manager, Learning & Communications, and work in close coordination with the senior staff and other team members.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Work closely with the Learning & Communications Manager and team to support in executing LEAD‚Äôs communication strategy, including digital communications strategy for website and social media channels.
  • Help create engaging social media content, including visuals, graphics, GIFs, videos, and stories. Identity and develop similar assets for the web and assist in helping elevate the overall digital presence of the organisation. 
  • Draft, edit, and update the website content, including projects, publications details, resources, and job boards.
  • Build and manage a repository of multimedia and communication assets including videos, illustrations, stock and commissioned images.

Content Production and Outreach 

  • Assist in creating and distributing email marketing campaigns, including internal and external newsletters.¬†
  • Manage mailing lists and contacts for the organisation.
  • Undertake formatting and low touch designing of marketing and communications products such as leaflets, policy briefs, posters, presentations as per branding protocols.
  • Coordinate with internal team and vendors for design and printing of publications and collaterals.
  • Assist in rephrasing and editing content for learning outputs and publications ranging from blogs to full reports.
  • Undertake all the above tasks under the supervision of the Learning & Communications Manager and senior team.

Background, Qualifications, and Skill Sets

  • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in communications, journalism, marketing, literature or related fields.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong flair for writing for a variety of audiences.
  • 1-2 years of prior experience in a communications role. Early graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in using software and digital applications such as Mailchimp, WordPress, Adobe Suite and Canva.
  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial and dynamic with the ability to work creatively under limited supervision.
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance competing priorities.

To Apply: Applications will be open till the position is filled. To apply, please collate your resume, a cover letter and writing sample in a single PDF and apply in the form here

Note: Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purposes.

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