Coursera is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 71 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. Thousands of companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Government equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online education to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.
The Global Communications team is responsible for connecting the world to lifelong learning and shaping public conversations about the future of education and work. As a PR Manager, you will be based in India and responsible for managing PR efforts for Coursera for Campus and Coursera for Business. A key member of the India and APAC comms team, you will manage the full gamut of PR activities — strategic planning, media strategy, thought leadership, asset development, spokesperson preparation, and agency management. You will also play an important role in supporting Coursera’s critical COVID-19 response initiatives, the Workforce Recovery Initiative and the Campus Response Initiative. Learn more about these initiatives in ToI, Business Insider, CNBC, CNN, NBC, or Yahoo! Finance.
Manage the PR strategy for Coursera for Campus and Coursera for Governments; thoughtfully communicate Coursera’s leadership role in equipping individuals and institutions with skills to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Develop PR assets such as press releases, blog posts, and briefing notes for major government and campus launches, partnership announcements, product news, and COVID-19 related initiatives
Grow the thought leadership program by driving keynotes, data reports, awards, and opinion articles
Collaborate with marketing and the extended enterprise teams to identify PR opportunities and secure government or university participation in PR initiatives
Coordinate initiatives with leading global institutions like the World Economic Forum, NASSCOM, the World Bank, etc.
Manage agencies for key launches, setting press goals and driving global coverage for various announcements
Advise spokespersons on media interactions, effective messaging, and sensitivity to local issues
4-5 years of PR experience with leading consumer internet or enterprise technology companies serving private and public sector markets, in India, and across APAC.
Experience in learning and education products is preferred but not mandatory
Highly skilled in ideating PR strategies and aligning the approach with cross-functional teams
Proficient in developing simple, authentic, and inspiring messaging across an array of communications artifacts
Experience coordinating PR campaigns for institutional and enterprise audience
Ability to manage senior executives and engage in the strategic planning process
A knack for using data and insights to power thought leadership and media conversations
Strong project and global agency management skills, with a track record for developing trusted relationships with reporters
Passion for technology driven solutions to solve global and community challenges
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