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Friday, October 24, 2014

Andhra Pradesh Chapter Meeting | 26 October | Hyderabad

Dear IIMCians,

Andhra Pradesh Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association will meet on October 26 at NTR Park (Near Hussain Sagar lake, Khairatabad), Hyderabad at 10.30 AM.

Alumni living in Andhra Pradesh are requested to attend the meeting.

Thanks & Regards,
Byomakesh Biswal
President, AP Chapter, IIMCAA

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Young Media Professionals Required at #UIDAI

The Tim Hetherington Grant | Visual Journalist | LD- 31 October

The Tim Hetherington Grant is an annual 20,000 euro grant awarded to a visual journalist to finalize an ongoing project on a human rights theme. 

All professional photographers and filmmakers are now invited to apply until 31 October. For more information, please read the declaration & entry rules. 

The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi's forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011. Tim Hetherington was committed to finding new ways to tell compelling stories about politics, conflict and the human experience, and to relay these stories to a wide audience.

Friday, October 17, 2014

IIMCAA Elections, 2014 | Voters List- 01 Nov | Nomination- 5 Nov | Vote & Result- 12 November

Dear IIMCians,

Election for the Central Committee of IIMC Alumni Association shall take place as following schedules. All election rules notified earlier are effective.

Publication of Voters List- 01 November, 2014
Nominations- 05 November, 2014 (10 AM to 5 PM)
Scrutiny of Nominations- 06 November, 2014
Withdrawal of Nominations- 07 November, 2014
Voting- 12 November, 2014 (Online Voting at
Results- 12 November, 2014 (Immediately after closure of the voting time) 

IMP Instructions:-
1. Alumni registered as Voters will be eligible to participate in elections only.
2. Undersigned or Mr. Raghuvinder Chawla, Election Officer shall receive Nominations.
3. President, General Secretary & Treasurer nominee of the respective panel are required to attend the nomination proceedings.
4. Nomination Form should be addressed to the undersigned jointly signed by President, General Secretary, Treasurer nominee and Proposers of the panel.
5. Panels should submit Name, Department, Campus, Batch, Email Address and Mobile Numbers of all members of the panel as an enclosure.
6. Panel strength must not be less than 11 and more than 55.
7. Any panel must have support of 10 other members.
8. Any dispute will be resolved by the undersigned and binding to parties concerned.

All the best !

Jaishri Jethwaney
Election Commissioner, IIMCAA Elections, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

English Content Writers/ Journalists Required @ ScoopWhoop

ScoopWhoop is looking for English Content Writers/ Copy Writers/ Journalists in Delhi.

People good at creative copies may send their resumes with a 400 words unique write up on any topic similar to the pattern of ScoopWhoop.

Be Humorous !

CV to- | Subject Line- ScoopWhoop Opening

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University needs Assistance Manager (Mass Communication) for a project- Last Date 20.10.2014

Applications are invited to work as Assistance Manager (Mass Communication) in Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA), Gandhinagar, sponsored consultancy project entitled, "Renewable Energy Technology, Policy, Inspection, Verification and Advisory".   

No. of postsOne (1); posts are purely on temporary basis for maximum duration of 11 Months (The appointment is co-terminus with the consultancy project).
Desired qualification

A Graduate preferably in Science with a degree in Mass Communication/Journalism and minimum 3 years of experience in energy and environment communications.

Monthly emoluments

25,000-30,000/- pm (all inclusive).

Last Date of Application   20th October 2014

Short listed candidates will be called for a written examination followed by a personal interview. No traveling or any other allowances will be paid for attending the interview.

Send application and bio-data via e-mail to

For details - check this

Microsoft Looking for Senior Editor, Photo | Delhi

Designation: Senior Editor, Photo Operations

For its central programming hub, Microsoft is looking for a candidate with 6-8 years of photo journalism experience to be part of an operation which will manage and produce slideshows for all its markets globally. These slideshows or picture stories will be showcased on Microsoft's media website ( and apps across all devices and platforms. This is a unique opportunity for a high energy and enterprising person who is ready to lead a team that's innovating in the field of consumer content.


This person will be required to work with a team of managing editors and photo editors across Microsoft's markets globally handling various genres to plan and coordinate an extremely high quality of picture-led programming to engage and delight users, as well as support a variety of business objectives. Ability and experience to plan ahead, coordinate with teams across various time zones and implement audience-focused photo-led content initiatives are key attributes of this role. Familiarity with online content publishing tools is a must, as is experience in working with photo publishing tools.


This position is based in New Delhi.


The ideal candidate will have

• Experience in organising coverage of major events

• Proven ability to generate ideas across a wide range of planned slideshows

• Experience of working in a fast-paced online environment across an international community

• Solid journalistic skills and strong knowledge of content across: news, finance, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, weather, health, food and drink, travel and cars

• Strong attention to detail, an appreciation for beautiful visual presentation and a passion for editorial excellence

• Excellent communication and collaboration skills

• Team management and leadership skills

• Ability to work with multiple content formats including text, pictures, graphics and videos


Daily tasks

• Detailed planning of content across major events and set pieces

• Coordinate the production and delivery of daily slideshows across verticals

• Maintain and update a detailed centralised editorial calendar

• Inform international markets of content coming down the pipeline

• Manage the team producing slideshows – both for planned and Breaking News scenarios

• Gather KPI reports, share insights, seek feedback and develop best practice


Key skills, experience and education

• 6-8 years of experience in planning and coordination of major events

• Experience of handling photo media, generating slideshow ideas and augmenting captions

• Experience in managing and motivated highly efficient teams

• Working knowledge of online publishing tools and content management systems

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

• Ability to collaborate across international boundaries to deliver shared goals

• Degree in journalism, communications or related discipline preferred

Eligible candidates may send resumes to Mr. Ashim Ghosh at

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Uzbekistan Chapter | Alimov President & Makhsimova General Secretary

Dear IIMCians,


Uzbekistan Chapter of IIMC Alumni Association met on September 20 at Al-Aziz CafĂ©, Tashkent. It was presided over by Mr. Beruni S. Alimov and attended by Ahmadjon Kasimov (1994), Amirkul Karimov (1994), Fahriddin Nizamov (1994), Uktam Mirzayorov (1994), Anvar Karimov (1999), Halim Saidov (1994) and  Fotimakhon Makhsimova (2014). Nazira Tashpulatova was guest at the meeting.


Minutes of the Meeting:-

1. Celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first graduates from the IIMC in Uzbekistan.

2. Creation of the chapter of the IIMC Alumni Association in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

3. Meeting unanimously elected Mr. Beruniy S. Alimov as President of IIMC Alumni Association- Uzbekistan Chapter.

4. President Mr. Alimov expressed gratitude to the participants for taking part in this event.

5. Souvenirs of IIMC Alumni Meet Connections 2014 were distributed to participants.

6. Participants of the meeting showed a great interest in such books as "Meri awvaz suno", "Hindi Cinema Ke 150 Sitare" and "Qamar Dard: Karan Aur Bachav" by Mr. Vinod Viplav, and "Mugal-e-Aazam" by Ms. Sushila Kumari.

7. Mr. Alimov also informed participants about recent activities taken by IIMC Alumni in India.

8. Mr. Alimov made a presentation of the new book "Social Media in Business and Governance" written by IIMC Senior Prof. K.M. Shrivastava who is also the mentor of IIMC regional centres.

9. During the meeting alumni discussed a variety of issues, including creative and professional exchange of views on journalism in Uzbekistan and in whole World.

10. It was decided to rename the former IIMCians club called "33 +" to the IIMC Alumni Association, Uzbekistan Chapter

11. To have meeting once in 6 months with all Alumni of the IIMC from Uzbekistan.

12. To make a plan to visit IIMC by Uzbek Chapter Members and to take a part in the one of the General meetings of IIMC Alumni Association in the future.


Thanks & Regards,

F. Makhsimova

General Secretary

IIMC Alumni Association, Uzbekistan Chapter

VivaConnect | Content Writer- Full Time

Experience: 1 to 4 Years

Out of the box ideas and build a concept keeping organization taste in mind.

Desired Skills

• Conceptualizing & developing content for websites, interactive applications, games, demos, mobile applications, Mobile marketing activities, etc.

• To work on deadlines and deliver the brief

• Hands on Ideation & Brainstorming

• Ability to write in various tones - corporate, casual, etc

• Assisting with new brand creations

• Must love writing as a passion, Strong communication abilities including written and oral presentation skills

• Outstanding Time Management Skill in the area of planning, organization & Project Execution

• Writing copy for marketing collaterals like online mailers, posters,Blogs, brochures, etc

• Coordinating with visualizers to produce the final creative by jointly conceptualizing the theme and other details

• Research use-cases to prioritize and determine the best way to communicate product information to users.

Link to company's website:

Pay: As per industry standards.

Location: Sector 10, Noida

Email CV's to:


Kapil Parmar
AVP - Marketing & Brand Strategy
VivaConnect Pvt. Ltd.

Corporate Office : B / 242, Oshiwara Industrial Centre, New Link Rd, Goregaon (W), Mumbai- 400104. B: +91.22.6785 6785

Delhi NCR Office : A7 - Second Floor (Front Portion), Sector 10, Noida- 20130

Indus Research Centre | Research Assistant & Research Associate

Delhi based research organization Indus Research Centre is looking for Research Assistant and Research Associate (Full time/ part time).

Remuneration: Negotiable. 

Interested candidate can send in their CV with sample of writing at

Friday, October 10, 2014

IIMC Alumni Association | MEMBERSHIP | Enroll Please

Dear IIMCians,

As we all are aware that one has to enroll as a Voter to contest or vote in an election, We, therefore require to register ourselves as a Member to become voter for the IIMCAA Elections, 2014.

Our website is LIVE. You can access it at

You need to register first to access the site. You will find a highlighted button of MEMBERSHIP at the home page. By clicking on the Membership button a new page will appear where you have to fill in your details and details of another IIMCian as a reference. This will be followed by a Payment gateway page. Once you are done with the payment of annual membership fee of 500 INR, You will receive an e-mail from PayU to release the payment. Releasing the payment makes the process complete. Your account shall be active after due verification.

Log in, check in, check out, Log in again !!!

Thanks & Regards,
Deepti Gahrotra
Secretary, Communications

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Vacancy for a Planner (Strategic) at Adfactors Advertising, Delhi

Adfactors Advertising, a part of Adfactors PR group, requires a Planner (Strategic) at its Delhi office.

Job Profile: Research, Analysis, etc. in Advirtising

Key Skills: Good in Research and Analytic Skills, strong in Communication

Experience: 1-3 yrs of relevant exp.

Those who are interested and fulfill above mentioned criteria, please send their CVs to

Thanks & Regards,
Animesh Biswas
(EJ-IIMC 2005-06)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

IIMCAA Website | | Online Membership Opens

Dear IIMCians,

This is the web address of the much awaited website of IIMC Alumni Association. IIMCAA announces the launch of website and opening of Online Membership.

The Membership is LIVE which will lead us to have an Online Election at the website for the Central Committee of IIMC Alumni Association. There are more sections, but we shall take more time to make them useful.

We shall publish voters list for IIMCAA Elections 2014 after 10 days of the online membership drive. Ms. Jaishri Jethwaney, Election Commissioner of IIMCAA Elections 2014, had directed us to launch an online membership drive first before we go for election

Online Membership is a 4-5 step exercise. A pictorial description of steps to follow is attached with the mail.

Check IIMCAA ! Join IIMCAA !! Spread IIMCAA !!!

Thanks & Regards,
Deepti Gahrotra
Secretary, Communications

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Copywriter/ Sr Copywriter- Social Media | Blogworks | New Delhi

Job description: 
- Writing and editing content across formats (infographics, blog post, video scripts, social updates)
- Initiate and implement creative ideas leveraging real-time content opportunities
- Participate in process flow of creating engaging conversation calendars for client programmes on social channels such as Facebook and Twitter; collaborate with cross-functional teams (client, insights, design)
- Help build processes and templates to create copy which is error-free, creative, engaging and meaningful

Desired Skills and Experience
- Masters in English, Communications or Journalism. Minimum 3-4 years of experience with a reputed advertising agency in a content role (preferably with some experience of developing content for online medium). Self-starter with strong initiative, creativity and desire to specialise in social content. Language should be a passion!
- Ability to weave stories for the brands
- Strong writing skills and ability to produce excellent copy across  formats (blog post, presentation, updates etc) in real-time environment
- Strong passion for social content – hunger to learn and build best practices for writing for the social web
- Good story-telling ability, proficiency in tailoring and customising copy for a diverse audience
- Strong research and curation skills
- Good understanding of content best practices for the online medium
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle pressure

Location: New Delhi

Package: Negotiable

Company: Blogworks

About Blogworks
You can call us conversation specialists. Blogworks is a marketing, communication and research services company that strategically leverages digital and social media to help global brands protect and enhance their reputation, brand value and sales.

Some of our clients (including past clients) include Allen Solly, Harley-Davidson, Mahindra, Sennheiser, S.Oliver Fashion India, Modi Illva, Down to Earth, Fastrack, Samsung Mobile, Samsung LED/ LCD TVs, global brands like, whom we helped with their India entry and KnockingLive, a blockbuster mobile application, of which we have been part of the marketing team, handling global engagement.

More about us at