Project Consultant - Public Relations

Early Career Opportunities Bengaluru, India


The Company 

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

 

About APCO in India 

India is playing an increasingly important role in global geopolitics — not only as the world’s largest democracy but also as an emerging economic powerhouse. It is growing and changing at an exponential pace, due to the pro-reform policies of the government and increased investor confidence. 

APCO’s India operations began in 2007, and our regional operation is one of the largest and most successful in the firm. Our offerings in India include corporate advisory, government relations, strategic communications, coalition building, crises management and consulting services. Our clients in India include multinational companies, industry associations, non-profit organizations and governments. 

We take an integrated approach to consulting, which is based on our strong public affairs heritage, our nuanced understanding of strategic communications and remarkable research, creative and digital capabilities. This is supported by our global perspective and local knowledge, enabling us to address complex issues for our clients and deliver path-breaking campaigns. 

Our team in India comprises a significant bench of senior-level staff with deep expertise coming from a range of journalistic, business, management consulting, communications, academic and government backgrounds. The team is based in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Alongside trusted affiliates, the team penetrates all important markets within and around the sub-continent.

 

The Role 

  • Lead from the front a wide range of media related and PR activities, such as media outreach, coordination, developing media briefs and documents for the client, media interviews/interactions, roundtables with editors/senior journalists, dissemination of press releases, organize press conferences and media briefings, intelligence gathering on national, state and local media, documenting media feedback and creating a strong on-ground media network for the client.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of local political-social-economic landscape are required.
  • Devise media campaigns (including digital media) for the client as per on-going political issues.
  • Understands media logic, can develop and maintain a healthy network with the media at national, state and district level
  • Complete ownership and management of all the Social Media Accounts of the client (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and others.
  • Develop platform-wise digital media campaigns and content plans.
  • Prior experience in photo editing and video editing.

 

Qualifications And Standards 

University or Postgraduate (Preferable) degree in management, economics, public policy, mass communications or a related field 

Experience: Relevant experience of 2-4 years

 

Competencies Required 

  • Experience of working on tech sector and other policies and issues.
  • Client Service Communication Skills
  • Research & Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Team Work Planning & Organization
  • Business Development and Project Management
  • Strategic Thinking Skills, Professional Presence, Knowledge Seeking & Sharing

 

Location - Bangalore