Communications Manager, Asia

    • Singapore

Job Description

We are recruiting a Communications Manager, Asia. The role is based in Hong Kong or Singapore, depending on the candidate - and starts immediately.

The Role

The role is part of the Reuters Communications team that manages all internal and external communications for the business.

Reporting to the VP Communications, the role leads all communications for the Asia region and requires experience of crisis communications, internal communications, digital activity, publicity, events and marketing.

The post-holder will work with senior stakeholders in the region to devise and implement strategies to enhance Reuters reputation across the territory.

The role is responsible - with support from the VP Communications and Senior Director, Communications - for managing complex reputational issues that arise in the region, overseeing broadcast requests, proactively pitching for media interviews and also handling invitations for participation by Reuters journalists at internal and external events.

It is also responsible for promoting the Reuters brand to sales staff and clients by contributing to the Reuters Best programme, global and regional marketing materials and communicating key messages on Reuters wins internally.

The role oversees many aspects of communications and so requires a confident self-starter, able to manage senior stakeholders, work autonomously at times and use their initiative to lead issues and generate strategies.

The post-holder will be our team's lead and expert in Asia, so the role requires a thorough understanding of the Asian market and its media, as well as an understanding of Reuters' presence and output there.

Key responsibilities

Delivering publicity campaigns targeted to Asia audience

Working with the global PR team to deliver publicity campaigns in the region. These range from proactively pitching Reuters stories to media across Asia to overseeing new product launches in the region. This requires the post-holder to build strong relationships with key Asia media.

Managing reputational issues

Overseeing reputational issues in the region, working with the core senior team on statements, social media, broadcast requests, blog posting and local media relations.

Promoting journalists as speakers/moderators

Proactively pitching Reuters journalists to broadcast media across Asia to promote Reuters content, as well as handling media requests in times of breaking news. Alongside this, working with external organizations to promote Reuters journalists as speakers and experts in their subject at events across the region.

Reuters Newsmaker events

Working on Reuters Newsmaker events in the Asia region, including managing event logistics, broadcast set up - including live streaming - and edits available for the Newsmaker website, as well as promotion to agency clients and pre- and post-event PR.

Contributing to regular communications materials

Working with the team on weekly Reuters Best programme, drafting and editing stories, pulling together pictures and delivering final drafts for clients. Also contributing to special editions including Big Pictures, working with editorial colleagues to gather multimedia content and edit text.

Managing relationship with other parts of Thomson Reuters

Contributing to Thomson Reuters events with Reuters journalists involved as speakers or moderators, working on client emails and ensure materials reflect TR priorities, promoting Reuters content and sharing content for use on social media, as part of wider marketing campaigns.

Internal communications

Working with the Asia leadership team on internal communications for the region, providing content for internal articles, blogs and sales materials. Also ensuring that sales, agency and marketing teams across the business have the most up-to-date materials.

Contributing to the wider PR and Communications team

Being an active member of the PR and Communications team, contributing to weekly updates and taking part in brainstorms and strategy discussions. Sharing best practices from the region with colleagues.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 25,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under applicable law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

We also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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