The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was established by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2000 with a mission to enhance the city’s global competitiveness. To remain globally prominent, Hong Kong strives to find new ways for its traditional sectors to thrive, and...

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was established by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2000 with a mission to enhance the city’s global competitiveness. To remain globally prominent, Hong Kong strives to find new ways for its traditional sectors to thrive, and for the potential of emerging sectors to be unleashed. Harnessing the power of technology is key to achieving this.

ASTRI lives up to its mission by pursuing applied Research and Development (R&D) that is delivering technological solutions that strengthen institutions, improve businesses, and benefit communities. Its R&D endeavours focus on five key areas of applications:

  • Smart City
  • Financial Technologies
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Health Technologies
  • Application Specific Integrated Circuits

To support our constant endeavour to position Hong Kong as a world-class smart city and an international hub of innovation and technology, we are seeking qualified professionals to fill the following position(s):

Manager / Senior Officer, Public Mission, Public Affairs, and Corporate Communications

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 4 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Location
Shatin
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week, Competitive pay, Dental plan, Discretionary bonus, General holidays, Insurance plan, Maternity leave, Medical plan, MPF, Paternity leave
Industry Information Technology
Job function Marketing / Public Relations > Management
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Corporate Communications
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Digital Marketing
Published On 25/11/2021
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ref. CEO/CEO/CEO/2813/211125
CEO/CEO/CEO/2813/211125
2021-11-25

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate ASTRI’s public mission initiatives, including leading and running company campaigns to improve ASTRI’s brand name and improve Hong Kong’s I&T research ecosystem, corporate social responsibilities (CSR) and related programmes
  • Cultivate collaborations proactively with the Hong Kong I&T ecosystem including universities/institutions, semi-government organizations, government quangos, ecosystem partners, and stakeholders to highlight ASTRI’s capacity in applied research and product commercialization
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team and run the Public Mission, Public Affairs, and Corporate Communications functions to enhance media coverage and connection. Reinforce positive publicity across traditional and digital media in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area.
  • Initiate engaging messages to promote ASTRI strength in high technology and thought leadership. Uplift ASTRI’s reputation in the high-tech arena and general markets.
  • Handle press releases, internal newsletters, and related communications
  • Monitor closely social media sentiments and their potential impact on the ASTRI brand. Coordinate internal efforts for crisis management
  • Institute a positive company culture in ASTRI through engaging communications with employees
  • Support ad hoc corporate initiatives, online and offline, assigned by the Department Head

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Journalism, Communications, Business, Marketing, or related disciplines
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience (for manager role) and in related disciplines. Candidates with less experience may also be considered as Senior Officer
  • Work experience in CSR, public mission, crisis management, and media from scalable organizations. Exposure in the public sector is a plus.
  • Proficient in engaging PR agencies, market researchers, and related service providers
  • An effective communicator, impeccable copywriter and presenter who is passionate, innovative, and prolific in English and Chinese
  • Proficient in translating technical ideas into storytelling for technical and non-technical audiences
  • A proactive problem-solver good at work prioritization and beating deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Mature, meticulous, well-organized, and observant in managing stakeholders in a complex context
  • A positive, flexible team player with a can-do spirit and solution-driven mentality
  • Lives ASTRI values

Application

The appointment will be on renewable contract terms with a competitive salary and performance-linked variable pay. Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, insurance coverage and contribution to MPF. The incumbent will normally work a five-day week.

Interested candidates please send application (quoting Ref. No.) with detailed resume, current and expected salary to Talent Acquisition by clicking Apply Now

Application will be open until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. ASTRI reserves the right not to fill the position.

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