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  • Organisation Name

    CUTS International

  • Job Description

    We seek an experienced Communications Officer to be a part of a Communications team within CUTS. Serves as key contact person and coordinator for assigned publication(s), and/or performs a variety of writing and/or editorial duties: plans, designs, writes text, edits and/or produces scholarly materials, journals or publications.

    Responsibilities:

    • Writes, drafts and/or edits, and submits for final approval: press releases, articles, newsletter submissions, news stories, features, backgrounders, profiles, book chapters, marketing/advertising materials, indices, handbooks, bulletins etc.
    • Establishes production schedules for each publication with clear timelines and responsibilities at each stage of the process
    • Maintains a publications calendar and a record of publications produced
    • Oversees all aspects of production, often of multiple publications; copy editing, fact checking and quality assurance stages; often using desktop publishing or other publication-specific software tools
    • Organises copy flow, coordinates multiple production schedules and printing deadlines
    • Serves as liaison to contributors/authors and others directly involved in the published work: solicits chapters, edits submissions, conveys editorial comments and ensures deadlines are met
    • Ensures permissions standards for content and image are consistent and documented; may coordinate post production activities, such as mailing, mail house arrangements, coordinating copyright registration, and permissions activities
    • Hiring, briefing and liaising with copy editors, designers, printers and photographers
    • Ensures that all publications comply with the relevant branding, marketing and style guidelines and that all legal requirements, including charity regulations and copyright law, are followed
    • Provides guidance to the organisation on publishing, keeping abreast of new developments to ensure that publications are cost-effective and relevant

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Master’s in Mass Communications or equivalent degree;
    • 3-5 years of professional experience;
    • Strong working knowledge of printing, publishing and/or graphics arts procedures and related computer software and electronic communications tools;
    • Proven command of editorial, grammatical, writing skills and techniques;
    • Experience of working in a multicultural environment.

    Skills:

    • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment;
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written;
    • Ability to work across teams and with a variety of projects and vendors;
    • Ability to manage parallel tasks and deliver on time to meet internal and external deadlines;
    • Ability to generate goodwill with working partners.

    Location:

    The position will be based in Jaipur. Occasional travel around India with potential for international travel to partners and conferences will be expected.

     

  • Job Location

    Jaipur

  • Years of Experience

    3 to 5 years

  • Contact Email

    recruit@cuts.org

  • Application Closing Date

    Oct-25-2018