Media/Press Relations Position

MDRI is ranked No.1 among economic institutions in Vietnam and is among the top 17% of 12,700 economic institutes in the world by IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research [1]. We aspire to help bring successful policy reforms as well as challenges overcoming lessons in opening Vietnam economy to countries with similar socio-economic conditions.

MDRI strives to become the leading research institute in policy and development in the Mekong region, where our high quality research would make significant contributions towards regional development. MDRI is on its journey of imparting knowledge and making a difference.

MDRI is currently looking for a full-time Media/Press Relations position to join our team. The position is expected to be responsible for managing communication between the organization and various media outlets and take charge of the organization’s PR activities.

Key responsibilities

The Media/Press Relations (MPR) position is expected to:

  • Compose press releases and news reports about the work of the Institute (Publication, workshops, training activities, etc.)
  • Ensure high quality presentation for the Institute’s products (reports, publications, etc.)
  • Manage posting of news on multiple channels, including the Institute’s website, other social media platforms, and public press.
  • Enhance media coverage and press relations between the Institute and media outlets
  • Keeping up-to-date of opportunities and all issues affecting the organization
  • Develop relations with clients and partners of the organization
  • Assist with the Institute’s various activities, including but not limited to event organization, training courses, etc.
  • Involve in brand/image development activities and PR for the Institutes’ outputs.


The MPR should have a Bachelor degree (or above) in Journalism, International Relations or related fields. Priority is given to candidates who have at least 2 years experience working in the field and an established network with the media.

The ideal candidates demonstrate these following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral (in both English and Vietnamese);
  • Excellent working knowledge of IT and applications relating to communications;
  • The ability to manage multi-tasking and complex job with minimal supervision;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Creativity and taking initiatives;
  • Close attention to details.

Compensation: Competitive and based on candidate’s level of expertise.

Working environment: An intellectually vibrant and supportive environment that makes everyone feel a strong sense of belonging defines MDRI’s distinctive culture. MDRI is the destination for bright and highly motivated individuals who take pride in their work and go extra miles to support their team in an aim to deliver the best services. MDRI offers a learning environment and creates opportunities for each team member to make his or her own mark along the development journey of the Institute. We want to bring on board individuals who are thrilled to embark on an invigorating journey of imparting knowledge and making a difference.

How to apply:

Interested candidates can visit: (Page Career – Current vacancy) for a full advertisement of the post. Application package should be in English and includes:

  • A Cover letter
  • A Curriculum vitae, including names of two referees who may be approached to give their opinion on the candidate’s suitability for the position
  • Academic transcripts (For Bachelor degree and above (if any))
  • A piece of writing demonstrating the applicant’s written capability (optional)

Deadline of submission: 15th April 2015

Further inquiries or applications should be sent to Ms Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh at [email protected]

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Successful candidates are expected to start working as soon as possible.

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Wed, 2015-04-15