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Public Relations Manager

job title: Public Relations Manager
contract type: Part-time
location: Wan Chai
sector:
salary: to be discussed, depending experience
ref: JOB_000556[503]
job published: 25 days ago

job description

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS) is a uniquely Asian, independent, action-oriented research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good. CAPS works across 18 Asian countries and territories to generate evidence-based insights into how individuals, companies and governments can best address social challenges.

CAPS is seeking to hire a part-time consultant with seasoned media outreach capability and strong communications skills as a Public Relations Manager for its head office in Hong Kong. The Public Relations Manager will be a member of a small but high-powered team and work closely with senior management at CAPS.

This position can accommodate flexible working hours, to be negotiated with the successful candidate. It will be advertised on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found. The initial contract is for one year, with the potential for longer-term engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Strengthen the CAPS brand by identifying and engaging with local, regional and international print and broadcast media on an ongoing basis;
  • Develop and execute an effective media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media.
  • Help position CAPS as a thought leader by pitching stories to the media, identifying opportunities for commentary by CAPS, preparing press kits, etc;
  • Leverage existing media relationships and cultivate new media contacts;
  • Maintain a keen understanding of trending topics related to CAPS’ work;
  • Manage communications with media and other event stakeholders in efficient and effective manner for research launch and other brand building events;
  • Create content for press releases and other relevant event collateral;
  • Conduct other relevant tasks as needed.

Requirements

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or related disciplines;
  • 6+ years of experience in journalism/PR/media relations or related fields;
  • A solid understanding of print and broadcast media needs
  • Knowledge of and/or connections with major regional and international print and broadcast media contacts. Existing networks with national media representatives in at least some of the countries covered by CAPS are desirable;
  • Proven experience of managing large scale media and communication projects;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivities;
  • Self-motivated, reliable, responsible and accurate with good attention to detail;
  • Experience or interest in education/philanthropy/social sectors;
  • Native proficiency in English. Fluency in additional Asian languages desirable.

Additionally, the successful candidate will:

  • Appreciate this position as a singular opportunity with the potential for learning and growth;
  • Have a sense of humor.

If interested, please send a cover letter and CV. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.  

More information about CAPS can be found at www.caps.org.