The Swire group is a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group, with its principal areas of operations in the Asia Pacific region, and centred on the Greater China area. We pride ourselves on being original and forward-looking, setting standards for operational excellence wherever we do business...

The Swire group is a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group, with its principal areas of operations in the Asia Pacific region, and centred on the Greater China area.  We pride ourselves on being original and forward-looking, setting standards for operational excellence wherever we do business – qualities that have guided our operations for 200 years. 

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd. is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Ltd.  As the group continues to grow and expand, the Group Public Affairs Department is looking for a seasoned public affairs professional to help in the strategic communications of our corporate values and to build rapport with key stakeholders.  He / she will manage a wide range of public affairs functions. 

Assistant Manager, Group Public Affairs

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 8 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Admiralty
Employment type Full Time
Industry Others
Job function Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Corporate Communications
Marketing / Public Relations > Public Relation - Events Management
Published On 07/11/2016
ref. 16-84/CP

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 hr.recruit2@jsshk.com 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.