WorldFish Job Vacancy: Digital Communication Intern - Penang, Malaysia

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual to support our digital communications work. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to develop their experience in a busy and dynamic communications department in a well-respected international research organization.

You will help support the production of content for WorldFish digital assets and internal communications channels. You will also help monitor and evaluate our digital communications, and assist with tasks to support the wider communications team.

You will be organised, enthusiastic and have an established social media presence as well as a demonstrable interest in digital communications. You must be unfazed by new technologies and able to learn new ICT skills quickly.

The specific duties expected from the successful candidate are:
  • Recommend potential stories for the WorldFish website and social media
  • Assist with:
    • Selecting external stories for sharing through WorldFish social media
    • Maintenance of our public relations management tool including media database and press release distribution functions
    • The drafting of written content for the WorldFish website, including news articles and blogs
    • Uploading content to the WorldFish website and Intranet
  • Support for the development of new website
  • Other relevant activities assigned by the Head of Communications.
  • First level degree (preferably in communication/journalism/media relations or related field) with a strong interest in digital communications
  • Good knowledge of software beyond Office, for example example content management systems; blog hosting platforms; digital asset management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work to a deadline and in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Hard working with a good work ethic
  • Proficiency in English
  • This position is an excellent opportunity to gain information management experience with an international research organization.
  • The internship is predominantly desk-based.
  • The intern will also get the chance to interact and collaborate with staff on other projects.
  • A monthly stipend, a return ticket (if applicable), and medical insurance shall be provided.
Location and duration
This position will be based in Penang, Malaysia. The successful candidate should be available to commence the internship as soon as possible for a period of 6 to 12 months. This position is open to Malaysians and international applicants.

Our commitment
WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and professionals from developing countries are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 31 August 2016

How to apply
Application process is rolling. Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information:
  • A cover letter stating your knowledge of and experience with social Media, digital marketing and new media - including relevant classes and related work experience. Your cover letter should also demonstrate what you hope to gain from this internship.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses) of three professional referees who are familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Your nominated referees ideally should have persons from each of the following category: direct supervisor, internal peer and/or direct report.
Screening will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.