Project Assistant, Strategic Communications

Entry-level Communication Professionals Shanghai, China

APCO Worldwide - a leading global communications and strategy consultancy - is seeking a Project Assistant in Shanghai who will work under the supervision of an associate director or a senior consultant and interface with all levels of staff and clients with the following primary responsibilities: 

  • Research media coverage and industry trends, develop fresh story ideas and prepare briefing materials.
  • Draft and translate press releases, media content, case studies, corporate newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals under supervision of project managers.
  • Provide proofreading, editing, media pitch, on-site event, and communications support to internal team members and clients.
  • Support senior managers with business development by conducting research and preparing background materials.
  • Maintain self-driven passion and curiosity to stay abreast of client issues and related industry trends
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements & qualifications:

Education: University degree or higher, preferred in Strategic Communications, Media Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field.

Experience: Minimum of 6 months’ internship or full-time work experience in media, public relations or corporate.

Core Skills:

  • Be able to demonstrate excellent writing skills, with the ability to articulate messages clearly and in a style appreciate to target audience.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media.
  • Has good time management sense and proactive learning attitude.
  • Self-motived, efficient, responsible, flexible and adaptable to different tasks at hand.

Languages: Exceptional Chinese and proficient English required

Office environment:

The position will be based in APCO’s Shanghai office working alongside approximately 30 Chinese and international colleagues and a staff of more than 50 people across Greater China. Domestic and occasional international travel is a requirement of the job.


APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.


Having entered the China market as one of the first consultancies in 1989, APCO has helped a wide range of organizations succeed in this complex but rewarding environment. We are keenly sensitive to changes in the political, regulatory and business landscape across China and advise business, government and non-profit organizations on issues critical to their success through our offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

We provide our clients with business advisory and public affairs offerings ranging from market entry strategy and government relations to risk assessment. Our strategic communications expertise in crisis management, media engagement and digital communications help our clients protect and enhance their reputation in this fast-moving market.

Our multilingual, cross-cultural team of more than 50 is made up of professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including business, government, journalism, academia and non-profit. This breadth of experience and perspective allows us to provide integrated solutions tailored to the specific goals of our clients.

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