Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York with 88 offices in 49 countries. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups....

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York with 88 offices in 49 countries. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups.

We focus on delivering high-impact business results for our clients. Our approach is one of partnership with clients and our own people. Hill+Knowlton Strategies consultants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds and are local experts who operate in the international arena. The Hong Kong office is a regional hub, linking our practices and operations in Asia with the rest of the world. Our clients are blue-chip multinationals, local companies, PRC enterprises and governments/NGOs from Asia and other parts of the globe.

Our business is fast-growing and we are seeking enthusiastic, self-starting candidates for the following

Account Executive – Financial Communications (PR)

Job level Middle
Work exp 1 Year To 3 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Quarry Bay
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 13-month pay, 5-day week, Dental plan, Flexible working hours, Insurance plan, Medical plan
Industry Advertising / Marketing / Public Relation
Job function Banking / Finance > Account / Relationship Management
Media / Advertising > Agency Account Servicing
Sales / Business Development / Customer Service > Business Development
Published On 04/11/2018

Basic Function

  • Project / event Management
  • Executes public relations activities for client with an increasing role in direct client involvement. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Client Service

  • Works on a range of public relations/public affairs activities including:
    • research
    • writing
    • event planning/organization
    • logistical support within one or more account teams
  • Represents client(s) to the media and manages aspects of media relations, including news conferences, promotions, product launches, editorial board meetings, etc.
  • Exhibits knowledge of print and broadcast production process; ability to deal with designers, producers, and other specialists.
  • Begins to build relationships with clients by demonstrating a clear understanding in their business and industries.
  • Implement & execute client events.

Self/Staff Management

  • Oversees workflow of Account Coordinators and Interns. 
  • Achieves personal monthly utilization targets.
Financial Management
  • Assists in monthly budget process as assigned, i.e. drafting monthly and/or weekly budget status reports as part of budget tracking process, reviewing vendor invoices as they arrive, etc.
  • Begins to understand H+K financial systems (JSRs, Estimators, forecasting budgets, etc.).
New Business
  • Identifies incremental business opportunities on current accounts and shares same information with appropriate supervisor.
  • Continuously looking for new business opportunities for H+K.
  • Assists in researching and responding to RFPs and other inquiries from clients and/or new business proposals.

Staff/Self Development

  • Continues to expand knowledge, understanding and use of H+K infrastructure resources (HK.net, etc.), utilizes them on a routine basis and ensures subordinates do the same.
  • Begins to build a strong network of industry and media contacts.
  • Pursues every career development opportunity related to his/her own career advancement.
  • Participates in H+K training program.
  • Attends one networking event per month.
Firm Promotion
  • Projects a positive image of H+K at all times.

Others

Any additional works assigned by company

Requirement

  • One-to-two years in agency or equivalent
  • Ability to write basic documents (i.e. pitch letters, press releases, etc.)
  • Understands basic principles of public relations and relevant client industries
  • Possesses judgment skills necessary for client contact
  • Has knowledge of media and how it functions

 

Interested candidates should write to: The Human Resources Manager, Hill and Knowlton Asia Ltd, 36th Floor, PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Or by clicking '"

Candidates who have not been contacted within six weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Information provided will be used for employment purposes only and will be destroyed within 12 months from the date of receipt.