AECOM Associate Director, Media & Communications (Singapore/Hong Kong based) in Singapore, Singapore

Singapore - Singapore, Singapore

Job Summary

Responsible for implementation of an integrated external communications strategy across the Asia region through media and social media to elevate AECOM’s brand and support our business focus.

The role may be based in Hong Kong or Singapore depending on the current location of the candidate.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage media strategies and initiatives located in Asia region and involving Asia-based spokespeople, including relations development with targeted English language media, media opportunities sourcing, media interviews preparation with key spokespeople, media follow-up & media coverage monitoring. Priority focus on media profile in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.

  • Work collaboratively with Australia & New Zealand, Greater China and Southeast Asia MarComms Team Leaders to ensure media strategy and initiatives including deployment of spokespeople, support both APAC and local communications priorities.

  • Work in alignment with the direction and processes set by AECOM’s Corporate External Communications Office.

  • Lead on the development of key messaging and content to align all spokespeople across Asia.

  • Lead on media interview preparation for key spokespeople in preparation for specific media opportunities

  • Media releases writing, review, approval & issue in consultation with key parties including APAC External Communications Leader, APAC Chief Counsel, Global Communications

  • Issues prevention and management as needed

  • Manage media monitoring process, analysis and reporting to key stakeholders

  • Lead on the development of a coordinated calendar of APAC external and internal social media campaigns that support media and business initiatives

Minimum Requirements

  • Over 15 years of experience in external communications in one or more of our priority Asian marketplaces; media experience in India a plus

  • Ability to target and establish relationships with key contacts in relevant media

  • Prior experience of working in or with public relations firms

  • Articulate and versatile English writer with ability to adapt writing style for different genres (media, and internal and external social media)

  • Ability to translate English-Chinese language a plus

  • Skilled in using key social media platforms to drive positive engagement with AECOM

  • Multi-tasker, with strong time management, such as ability to develop copy under tight deadlines

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work with all levels of co-workers and different cultures

  • Strong team-worker – consultative, collaborative, supportive

  • Working in a multinational organization

  • Knowledge of the infrastructure industry preferred

Preferred Qualifications

Location: Singapore or Hong Kong

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Category Marketing

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Singapore

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197152BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.