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Media and Communications Officer, OPA
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Field of study
July 12, 2022
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Tel no. (66-2) 524-5056
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.

Media and Communications Officer
Office of Public Affairs
Asian Institute of Technology

The Media and Communication Officer will work with the Office of Public Affairs (OPA) on the following:

Terms of Reference (TOR):

  • Gather stories around AIT that can be reported on various media outlets of the Institute and of external media organizations.
  • Produce media content, in written; for website, social media, newsletter, and promotional items, in accordance with AIT communications strategies.
  • Provide support for online communication, promotional activities, webinar management.
  • Provide copy editing to improve understanding, meaning and impact.
  • Provide high-quality and up-to-date content and content features, including news, announcements, widgets, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan communication content to be published or released under communication strategy and objectives assigned, write content or article, control concept of communication, edit and review all literature and video materials.
  • Ensure all communication materials designs are clear, understandable, correct, beautiful design, and under institute’s branding direction correctly.
  • Create website content and manage social media outlets of AIT.
  • Coordinate the production and publication of daily online content that supports AIT communications strategies and engages target audiences in a meaningful way to build the AIT brand.
  • Work with colleagues in Central Administration, Schools and Centers to ensure full coverage of the Institute’s activities and the generation of new and dynamic content.
  • Ensure regular update implementation of digital content for the Institute’s communications platforms (website, e-newsletters, and social media) and coordinate efforts with AIT Promotions / Marketing / Media and Recruitment Officers.
  • Ensure consistent and modern messaging, quality control and a coherent user experience across AIT digital platforms.
  • Capture and analyze appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices to support continuous improvement.
  • Make recommendations on the development and delivery of digital media content and strategies, particularly social media through platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification in line with AIT’s Strategic Roadmap and communications strategies and policies.
  • Analyze current events in Higher Education, public opinion and media coverage, identify issues and trends, and advise management on appropriate digital media responses.
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate implementation and impact of the AIT’s social media presence.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and innovations in interactive digital media fields and make recommendations for new opportunities to expand or enhance the social media presence of AIT.
  • Make recommendations and provide advice to team members and other AIT components on best practices in digital media, to increase the Institute’s reach and contribute to achieving its goals.


This position requires a bachelor's degree or higher in education, training, and experience, plus some related experience in the fields of media and mass communication.

  • Creativity.
  • Ability to produce accessible and entertaining science/technology reporting.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience in creating digital media content: writing captions, blogs, feature articles,
  • Interest in taking photos and videos.
  • Experience in website content management system such as WordPress
  • Experience in computer graphics or animation is desirable.
  • Experience in maintaining and managing organizational social networking accounts.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating the impact of web and social media content is desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of web technologies and social media usage.
  • At least one year of dedicated experience managing in digital channels in English (website and/or social media) in a professional context is desirable.
  • Experience in delivering digital campaigns strategy, including social advocacy and marketing engagement is desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Team-oriented with positive attitude.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal colleagues and external partners.
  • Ability to build productive relationships through interaction with faculty and staff.
  • An understanding of the academic culture and the processes and policies of an educational institution is desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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