Center for Communication + Information Literacy
We are looking forward to welcoming our newest team member. From internships to regional leadership roles, a career at Quantico CCIL gives you the opportunity to work with the best and brightest minds around the world.
From courses, to consulting, to coaching, to coding, you will be responsible for the communication policies and practices of governments, global technology firms, financial institutions, Fortune 100 and 500 companies, international NGOs, and regional and local enterprises of all sizes.
To help you prepare a strong application, we have detailed what we are specifically looking for in candidates.
A career at Quantico is an opportunity to experience how meaningful communication creates meaningful connections between minds and brands. We are always excited to meet people like you, with the zeal and energy to improve, and even redefine, the content industry, everywhere.
We receive more applications than we currently have positions for, especially for full-time roles and internships. It is therefore very important that your application meets the standards set by our human resources and talent network team. We are a research and consulting firm.
Our teams are led by university lecturers, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, senior industry leaders, and published authors. Applicants therefore typically need to: (i) have a strong academic background; (ii) possess a mindset that enhances and challenges current content practices.
Having an approach
The world’s brightest minds come to learn and train at Quantico CCIL. Delivering exceptional results every time requires an exceptional team, as well as several exceptions: for example, we do not believe you need to have prior experience with a specific job in order to perform that job well.
We are looking for people with a cross-disciplinary approach to improving human communication; finding and drawing out connections between disparate fields that produce unique, original perspectives of our world. This quality differentiates us, and this is what we are looking for in you.
Several team leaders are specialists in music, photography, design, and theology. Being able to draw and sustain valid connections between different disciplines is highly prized at Quantico CCIL. If this is your approach to learning and working, we are confident you will fit in well at the firm.
Making an impact
We are a team of many individuals, and a team is only as strong as its least involved member. You may be an extrovert, energised by activity and people. Or you may be an introvert, seeking solace and quietude. Or you may be somewhere in between. It does not matter. People are different.
What we are looking for is a genuine personality, human beings who are not afraid to be who they are. We benefit from the many experiences people bring to the firm – stuff we cannot teach you; instead, stuff that you can teach all of us, and our clients looking to you for guidance.
Authenticity made us a leader in our field, and authenticity keeps us ahead of it. Be who you are in your application and let that personality come clearly through. If you’re serious about making an impact, make this a priority in your application.
Receiving a decision
We get more applications than we have positions to offer, with applications for copywriters being the highest. This means saying no to amazing candidates more often than yes. The firm’s needs will and does evolve with changing economic and social trends. We understand this can be disappointing, even discouraging.
Do not let an unsuccessful application stop you from entering the field. Quite often an unsuccessful application is a result of making it through to the very end, where the smallest of details become deciding points. However, you should know this field is huge, and constantly expanding so there are typically more vacancies than applicants.
Keep looking and do not stop applying to organisations that interest you. If you need additional help, get in touch with us and we’ll attempt to put you in contact with our Career Advice Team, who will try to help you with your job search. Note also that our Career Coach cannot guarantee employment or placement with us or elsewhere.
In addition to copywriting and content consulting, Quantico CCIL is a major training firm for copywriting and content publishing workshops and courses. We train and certify individuals and teams from government, public institutions, enterprise, startups, business, and career developers. If a talented applicant misses a position, we may sponsor that applicant at a workshop.
This does not necessarily mean we can automatically offer you a job, nor does it guarantee employment of any kind with us or elsewhere. When you attend a Quantico workshop, (a) you get to know the field from both, a professional and an academic perspective, and (b) we have the opportunity to meet and get to know you better and answer your questions in person.
You should keep in mind this field is vast, and constantly expanding so there are typically more vacancies than applicants, across the big picture. Connect with us and others on social channels and above all keep an open, inquiring mind, and a patient and professional attitude towards a career in communications since this is a key skill recruiters look for.
Preparing to apply
Ready to start an application? Please look through the current listed positions, or make an open application.
Once you have made a decision, please use the form below to complete and submit your application in full.
You can apply to multiple positions so long as each application is made and submitted separately per position applied for.
Submitting an application
Senior Copywriter – Pharmaceuticals
Based in Singapore
4+ years experience in any academic discipline, or if applying from an industry-based role then 8+ experience working in health communications
Typical number of applicants: 24
Typical number shortlisted: 3
Technology Brands Manager (18-month contract)
Based in Singapore
4+ years experience in any academic discipline, or if applying from an industry-based role then 10+ experience working in branding or product development
Typical number of applicants: 24
Typical number shortlisted: 6
Machine Learning – Assistant Systems Administration
Based in Singapore
3+ years experience in AI + ML + CS, or if applying from an industry-based role then 5+ experience working in machine learning, probability and statistical computing, Python development, or Java development
Typical number of applicants: 12
Typical number shortlisted: 5
After Your Application Has Been Successfully Submitted:
A member of the Careers Team will now review your application and will reply to you within 7 business days. We try to reply to each application, and in most cases we do this within 3 to 4 business days, depending on the volume of applications.
Replying to Your Application With an Invitation, Rejection, or Further Questions:
We know you would like a reply as soon as possible and we aim to respond with a minimum of delays. However this is not always possible and we ask that you contact us for a reply if we have not corresponded with you after more than 7 working days.
Making Any Changes to your Application Before Submitting for Processing:
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Making Any Changes to your Application After Submitting for Processing:
You can email us at group[at]qc.sg with your full name and your email address, along with any amendments that you would like to make to your application.