Position: Associate/Sr. Associate              

Reports to: Senior Consultant

Role Location: Shanghai

Associate/Sr. Associate is the next step above an Account Coordinator. He/she is expected to understand and learn the business of the clients he/she works for and the marketplace it sells to. Associate/Sr. Associate perform fundamental PR tasks such as monitoring/assisting in the production of media related materials (traditional and social), media outreach and begin developing client relationships. This position is focused on developing the necessary skill set to become a successful PR practitioner.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Client

 Manage client supplies, publications, resources and materials

 Work with client on tactical issues as required by account team leaders

 Participate in client meetings and presentations as needed

 Prepare client meeting reports

 Daily contact window with client, under line manager’s supervise

 Providing support in new business pitches

 

Media

 Keep abreast of the latest developments in social media and leverage social media to develop integrated client campaigns

 Draft media relations materials

 Demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with media pitching and tour scheduling

 Understand clients’ top-tier media and be able to identify trade and business editors and analysts

 Monitor media outlets for coverage of client news and competitor developments

 Generate client-related story angles

 Conduct media outreach and follow-up: begin development of strong media relationships

 Building and maintaining good relationships with relevant media/KOLs, to explore exposure opportunities for clients

 Provide assistance with the logistics of events (eg: satellite media tours, desk side briefings, editor events, etc.)

 

Writing

 Content development (traditional and social)

 Proof and edit client related documents as needed

 Ensure quality bilingual (Chinese and English) content/paperwork development such as briefing book, release, speech, report, social copy etc

 

Team Participation

 Balance workload between projects and account staff to ensure that all work is accurate and completed within established deadlines

 Communicate frequently and appropriately with manager

 Attend agency staff meetings and group meetings

 Oversee interns and account coordinators as needed

 

Administrative Support

 Track/enter time in a precise and timely manner

 Code and track invoices and coordinate with the Accounting Department

 Assist in weekly/monthly report preparation

 Perform other administrative tasks as assigned

 Conduct research for plan development

 Research vendor costs for budget development

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Bachelor’s Degree

 

Professional Experience

1-2 years working PR/Social experience in Healthcare Practice

 

Competence

 Strong social media skills

 Fosters open communication and acts as a role model for how to treat others

 Builds working relationships that foster teamwork, works well with others and inspires great work.

 Demonstrates potential to lead projects and interact with clients

 Can complete challenging projects within set parameters

 Develops personal leadership, is learning focused, adaptable to change and proactive

 Excellent judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors

 Demonstrates integrity in all actions

 Desire to pursue learning and self-development; participates in required and voluntary professional development programs.

 Ability to consistently meet deadlines

 Attention to detail

 Can solve problems

 Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet, on-line services, Media Map, etc.

 Strong oral and written English communication skills

 

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