Section Head, Editorial and International Communications

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

About the job

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (“HKTDC”), the statutory organisation promoting Hong Kong’s external trade, is looking for a dynamic and high caliber professional to join our Corporate Communications & Marketing Department, mainly in charge of English editorial and executive-level and international communications.

Reporting to the Head of Communications & Public Affairs, major responsibilities include:

  • Draft internal and external communications content in English such as speeches, talking points, presentations, video scripts and correspondence for senior executives including Chairman and Executive Director
  • Plan, draft and produce corporate publishing content such as Annual Report, corporate website content, in-house publishing channels and other content as required
  • Coordinate international corporate communications with the Council’s worldwide network of offices including positioning statements, LTTs etc.
  • Oversee operations of the Council’s content systems
  • Align and adapt English content with other local/Chinese-language counterparts and video content teams for international audiences

Requirements

  • Background: An accomplished writer with 15+ years or more in corporate communications, public affairs and related fields at a sizeable multinational or local organisation
  • Preferably possessing both in-house and agency experience, including working at / managing external agencies, vendors and multiple internal parties in a Corporate Communications/Editorial management role
  • Skills: Excellent writing and flawless editing skills to produce content for C-suite executives
  • Knowledge of content drafting for different media (print, digital, broadcast, social)
  • Native written and spoken English a must. Additional language an advantage
  • Knowledge base: Strong working knowledge of international business, macro economics, sector knowledge an advantage
  • Attributes: Flair for writing in business context for senior executives, fact-oriented with attention to detail, excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and able to meet tight deadlines
  • strong interpersonal skills and able to articulate complex concepts verbally and in written form

Remuneration and Benefits

The successful candidate will be offered a two-year contract with prospects for renewal upon expiry. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus an appropriate contract-end gratuity. Medical benefits and annual leave will be offered.

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