Assistant Manager- Public Relations (6 -12 months Contract)

Public relations Singapore, Singapore


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

We are seeking an Assistant Manager in a contract role to initiate, develop and manage appropriate communications strategies and programmes to achieve clients’ objectives and be responsible for their overall successful implementation and management.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

Strategic Counsel/Creative Inputs

  • Develop communications strategies and programmes to help clients achieve their objectives
  • Offer timely strategic counsel and advice to clients on all aspects of communications
  • Proactively identify existing and emerging issues and devise solutions to manage these issues successfully
  • Conduct periodic strategic communications programme reviews for clients
  • Prepare communications programme or project evaluation reports at appropriate intervals and recommend changes or adjustments accordingly
  • Develop crisis management skills to help clients manage crisis
  • Assist in media training of clients
  • Develop and build media relationships

 

Account Management

  • Provide accurate budget estimates using the Hill+Knowlton Strategies Estimator for projects and retainer accounts
  • Manage and track all client budgets to prevent over-servicing 
  • Proactively alert relevant account director to emerging budget or client issues and problems
  • Manage, coach and train junior or new members in the project team
  • Play mentor to newcomers
  • Ensure that all outputs by team members meet Hill+Knowlton Strategies standards, client requirements and deadlines
  • Day-to-day liaison with clients
  • Develop and build client relationships

 

Business Development

  • Provide business development leads
  • Identify and develop the expansion of business with existing clients
  • The focal point for business development proposals and pitches

 

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Political Science, or related
  • Min 5 – 6 years of public relations or communications experience in an agency environment
  • Good command of English with writing skills
  • Understands the principles of public relations and relevant client industries
  • Possesses maturity and judgment skills necessary for client contact
  • Thorough knowledge of media and how it functions
  • Ability to manage client budgets and deadlines


As an Equal Opportunity Employer,
Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, colour, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.