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Communications Manager

Location: New Delhi, India

The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues in South Asia and the region’s relationship with the world. It holds regular events on issues relating to South Asia; offers fellowships and grants to further the study of the South Asian region; produces research and programs on social, economic, scientific, and political issues in South Asia; and much more. We are seeking a Communications Manager to handle content, communications, press relations, and event outreach in our New Delhi office.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the India Country Director of The Mittal Institute (MI), the Communications Manager will be responsible for the following broad roles under the Tata Trust funded Project:

Content & Communication Material

  • Creating all communication materials related to the Tata Trusts funded projects – posters, invites, blogs, articles related to the program etc.
  • Managing and uploading website content about the different components of the Projects on the Mittal Institute website and on social media handles.

Press Relations

  • Building relationships and networks with journalists across the country to share the work of the Institute.
  • Drafting and disseminating press releases to highlight work under each of the projects.
  • Liaising with journalists and scheduling interviews for guests and faculty for their work in India.

Event Management

  • Assisting in planning and execution of communication outreach events held in India under the Tata Trust project.

The Communications Manager will also work with the Cambridge office Communications Manager to ensure coherence in the look and feel of the communications materials produced by both the offices of the Institute.  The Communications Manager will work with the India Country Director to develop and implement communication strategies on a continuous basis. The Communications Manager should be able to take charge of overall conceptualization and hands-on implementation of the communication needs of the projects funded through the Tata grant.

Qualifications 

  • 3+ years of related experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and/or Photoshop, Microsoft Office, and WordPress is a must
  • Candidate must possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills, work well on a team, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and have cultural and relational sensitivity
  • Experience with social media in the workplace is desired
  • Must be able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines, and have excellent computer skills, including designing and maintaining the website
  • The candidate must have permission to work in India

Interested candidates should send a resume, two writing samples, and two samples of design work to mittalinstitutedelhi@fas.harvard.edu.

Communications Intern

Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: Summer 2019

The Mittal Institute’s paid internships with the Communications team give students the opportunity to receive training in publicity, marketing, event management, website management, and writing and editing.

The Communications team focuses on maximizing the presence of the Mittal Institute in print and online media outlets and promotes the Mittal Institute’s events, projects and programs, research, and partnerships with other organizations. Our interns have the chance to interact with experts, scholars, and faculty in various interdisciplinary fields.

This is a paid internship that requires a part-time commitment of 8–12 hours per week, or more if desired.

This opportunity is only available to current Harvard undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students.

The major responsibilities of the Communications Intern include (but are not limited to):
  • Social media management on platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
  • Creation of a new database that will house all internal materials.
  • Brainstorming new modes of publicity and outreach to connect with Harvard students.
  • Assisting with the planning and creation of multimedia content, including videos and podcasts.
  • Various communications tasks, including newsletter planning, article editing, and outreach.
  • Regularly updating the Mittal Institute website.
Qualifications
  • Current undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student at Harvard University
  • Proficiency in WordPress and social media platforms
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and some office experience
  • An interest in South Asia is a plus, but not required
About the Mittal Institute

The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues in South Asia and the region’s relationship with the world. It holds regular events on issues relating to South Asia; offers fellowships and grants to further the study of the South Asian region; produces research and programs on social, economic, scientific, and political issues in South Asia; and much more.

To Apply

Please send a brief statement of interest, a resume, and a writing sample to Alex Gilliard at agilliard@fas.harvard.edu.