CNS is recruiting! [for position of Communications Manager]

Citizen News Service (CNS) specializes in rights-based and in-depth, health and science writing and syndication to print and online media. CNS also manages a dedicated division, Solutions, that provides media and communication services to health and development agencies globally.

POSITION: COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
We are looking for experienced people with absolute professional integrity, preferably 55 years or more (younger people are welcome to apply too) for the position of Communications Manager at CNS.

Key responsibilities:
- Perform online (and hardcopy) issue-specific news scanning, aggregation and analysis
- Disseminate CNS content using social media platforms and engage its audience around issues
- Assist in content processing and website management at CNS
- Support communications with CNS Correspondents' Team, CNS fellows, partners and other associates
- Translate Hindi to English and English to Hindi content
- Transcribe audio or video files (in Hindi and/or English)
- Write commissioned news articles on specific health and development issues in Hindi and/or English
- Conduct online or in-person interviews on health and development
- Support communications for Vote For Health campaign and partners
- Maintain consistently high standard of work, punctuality and professional ethics

Requirements:
- Reasonable familiarity with computer and internet usage
- Proficiency in Hindi and English language
- Good English typing speed and quality (knowing Hindi typing is added benefit)
- Understanding of health and development issues
- Minimum 2 years relevant experience with references
- Comfortable in working with flexibility and within tight deadlines
- Should be methodical and detail-oriented

Location:  Lucknow, India

Duration: Preferably 15th February to 31 December 2014 (possibility of contract being renewed)

CNS is committed to gender justice and encourages people of all genders to apply.

How to apply?
If you are interested in being a part of CNS team as a Communications Manager, please send a cover letter and your current CV with sample of relevant work done to: hr@citizen-news.org


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