Assistant Manager, Group Public Affairs

John Swire & Sons
Full Time
Senior (6-10 years)
Bachelor
English, Cantonese, Mandarin (Putonghua)

Job Description

Assistant Manager, Group Public Affairs

Location: Admiralty

The Job:

  • To keep a watching brief on current affairs, including socio-economic and political issues in Hong Kong
  • To devise plans that cultivate strategic relationships with the media, opinion leaders, government officials and other key stakeholders, and manage the execution of such plans
  • To develop and pitch stories to the Hong Kong and international media in in order to enhance the profile of Swire
  • To assist in the coordination of media relations, including preparing press releases, handling press enquiries, coordinating press conferences and media interviews
  • To execute PR strategies for Group companies for new business developments
  • To assist Group companies in issues and crisis management when necessary
  • To provide ad hoc assistance to companies on public affairs and communications initiatives

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree, with at least 8 years of relevant experience in a sizeable organisation
  • Preferably with experience in the media, or in public affairs roles
  • Good connection with the media
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English and Chinese. Fluent Putonghua is required
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills

Application:
We offer competitive package to the right candidate. Qualified and interested parties please send application quoting the above reference number and detailing contact information, education and employment background, and salary expectation to Head of Staff Department, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd., GPO Box 1, Hong Kong or email to [email redacted, apply via Jobable] or fax at 2946 8402. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applications received will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorized personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group. (Please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.


Technical Skills

  • Corporate Communications
  • Crisis Management
  • Interviews
  • PR
  • Press Releases