Job Opportunity for Senior Associate – Outreach at CPPR in Kochi

Website CPPR - Center for Public Policy Research

Centre for Public Policy Research: CPPR is a public policy think-tank based in Kochi that
works in the areas of research promotion, knowledge dissemination and capacity building. We have a talent pool from various parts of the country, who are experienced in handling socio-economic research projects. CPPR believes in engaging the right individuals for its initiatives and efforts in the area of public policy. We therefore welcome people who have a penchant for public policy and display unique skill sets and managerial capacities to work as part of our team.

Job Title Senior: Associate- Outreach
Department: Operations
Location: Kochi
Salary: As per industry standards
Scope of Position: Responsibility for overseeing Public Relations

Key Responsibilities:

● Design and lead the media strategy of the organization
● Overall management of organizational website and apps to ensure that it is regularly updated and becomes an avenue for outreach
● Lead and manage Virtual events, LMS, MOOC and Podcasts
● Deliver on internal and external communications strategy for CPPR
● Work with various media houses to disseminate research papers/articles produced by CPPR
● Manage media relations and ensure publicity/visibility of CPPR in national and international media
● Ensure regional and national media coverage for CPPR activities and events
● Organize press conferences, media briefings, visits of reporters covering CPPR activities, while highlighting CPPR’s programme priorities
● Capacity building of research and project teams in communications, media and campaigning
● Promote and enhance the brand of CPPR
● Respond to enquiries from the public, media, stakeholders and other organizations
● Make presentations about CPPR, as and when required to various stakeholders, governments and others

● Work with media establishments to widen the scope of CPPR activities and build a rapport with journalists and media houses
● Maintain and update CPPR’s media database

Qualifications and Experience:

● Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in Journalism/Mass Communication/PR
● 5-6 years of experience
● Fluent in English and Malayalam. Working knowledge of Hindi or any regional language would be an added advantage
● Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet
● Preference for multimedia specialists
● Interested in interacting with people and good networking skills
● Good analytical and organisational skills
● Proactive problem solver with demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
● Organised and capable of multitasking with a high level of attention to detail
● Excellent follow-up skills a must
● Travel required: 35% in a month

CPPR has a repertoire of Indian and international professionals including researchers,
academicians, technocrats, industry leaders and influencers. Perks include learning
with a team which is a mixture of youth and well experienced vibrant team. National as
well as international travel is an important aspect of our work at CPPR.

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