Assistant Manager (Media Relations) (at the rank of Executive Officer) (two posts)

Hong Kong University
December 31, 2023
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Assistant Manager (Media Relations) (at the rank of Executive Officer)

(two posts)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 523689 Work type: Full-time Department: Communications and Public Affairs Office, Registry (60330) Categories: Executive / Technical / Support Hong Kong

Assistant Manager (Media Relations) (at the rank of Executive Officer) (two posts) in the Communications and Public Affairs Office of the Registry (Ref.: 523689) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary, with the possibility of renewal)

The Communications and Public Affairs Office (CPAO) of the Registry of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) enhances HKU's reputation through branding, events, digital communications, media relations, and more. The office is also responsible for University events and ceremonies, publications, both external and internal communications, crisis management and community engagement. CPAO is currently elevating and expanding its scope of services. We are looking for talented candidates to join the team.

The key responsibilities of the Assistant Manager (Media Relations) are to:

  • implement the University's strategic communication plans to raise the profile and enhance the reputation of the University through effective engagement with local and international media;
  • engage in relationship-building with both local and international media and community stakeholders;
  • assist Faculties and Departments in communicating profiles of the University's achievements to the public;
  • handle media enquiries, draft and edit media releases, organise media events, press conferences and media interviews; and
  • network with reporters and editors, based on a good knowledge of media operations.
  • Requirements:

  • a good University's degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Administration, Translation, or a relevant discipline;
  • an excellent command of English and Chinese (including Putonghua), and outstanding writer's skills in writing and copy editing;
  • extensive networks with the media, opinions leaders, policy makers and social groups;
  • good news sense, know how to find information, conduct research, and write up compelling stories, including news analysis, human stories and interviews;

  • at least four to six years of relevant experience;

  • experience in higher education and news reporting, especially on issues related to education, is a plus; and

  • willingness to work outside regular work hours and on duty roster.

  • Candidates should provide samples of writing copies and work that can show their journalistic and writing skills. Please also provide current salary and expected salary.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in additional to annual leave and medical benefits.

    How to Apply:

    The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of application will commence as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2023 , or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

    Advertised: Nov 6, 2023 (HK Time) Applications close: Dec 31, 2023 (HK Time)

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