External Consultant

Mid-level Communication Professionals Korea (the Republic of)


About APCO

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.

APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

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.

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients’ impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

APCO in Southeast Asia 

 Southeast Asia is one of the most diverse, fast-moving and competitive regions in the world. It sits at the crossroads of global flows in trade, capital, information and people.

Singapore – home to the APCO Southeast Asia regional hub – regularly ranks as one of the most globally-connected countries.

 Our hub office has supported leading clients, from multinational companies, international organizations, governments and NGOs, since 2006. Together with our offices in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, we offer insights to help clients navigate the dynamic markets in the region. Our projects also take us to Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and South Korea.  

 We have strong expertise and extensive experience serving the energy, education, financial, food, consumer products & retail, healthcare, philanthropic and technology sectors. We have also partnered with clients in the field of emerging technology, such as artificial intelligence, drones and cryptography.

 APCO is a full-service consultancy. Our solutions range from government relations, new market entry, strategic communications, media management, geopolitical risk assessment, digital and advisory services.

 As the launch pad for many new businesses as well as a destination for the world’s largest companies, the region is growing rapidly in global relevance. Our teams help connect Asia to world to leverage opportunities and navigate headwinds.

Job Description

External Consultant will be responsible for supporting team on various existing and upcoming projects.

  • Provide day-to-day support to assigned project teams by conducting desktop research and drafting reports for clients (i.e. policy research memo, media monitoring report, client briefing materials, etc.)
  • Online research and reports on media, markets, stakeholders, and policies
  • Translation (written Korean to English and vice versa)
  • Drafting presentation materials
  • Database development (researching relevant media contacts and compiling lists for various industries and accounts)
  • Call-ups including pitches
  • Event coordination support
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, responsible and who knows how to work under pressured environment (i.e. under tight deadlines, knows how to prioritize client works and etc). As we need to do policy research which often includes reading legislation docs from government, candidate who can also understand some of the difficult legislation terms will be a great asset.

For qualifications, it would be great if the candidate has certain work experience, either internship or full-time (1~2 years), at communications industry or research firm.

In terms of employment type, currently we are looking for freelancer (6 months long, contractor position) but, we are open for transitioning the candidate to full time position next year when the business situation becomes more predictable or even relocation opportunity to Singapore office.