The international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is looking for a suitable candidate for the following position to be based in Beijing:
 
Communications Officer (Media and Publications) (Beijing)
 
Reporting to the China Communications Manager in Beijing, this position is responsible for developing of public communications strategy in mainland China, as well as promoting the profile and identity of the organisation, as well as its worldwide activities and humanitarian concerns, via media and targeted groups among the general public. 
 
Main responsibilities:
  • Pitch media for regular coverage of MSF’s work and worldwide humanitarian crises and especially highlight the medical identity of MSF
  • Initiate media briefings and prepare press dossiers, and where possible organize press conferences 
  • Produce communications materials for  media and targeted group’s use 
  • Manage the translation of press releases, web articles and other MSF communications dossiers in collaboration with other communications staff in Hong Kong, Taipei and Beijing
  • Monitor media reports and correct wrong information and wrong usage of MSF name when in need
  • Keep the relationship with key online media in mainland China and contribute material to raise awareness of humanitarian crisis in those platforms. 
  • Produce MSF publications in mainland China in collaboration with Hong Kong team;
  • Promote public events and other visibility activities in Beijing and other cities, and when necessary assist in the event organization and production
  • Coordinate talks, workshops and public speeches to raise the profile of MSF and awareness of humanitarian issues
 
The Ideal Candidate:
  • University graduate 
  • Minimum 2 years’ journalistic or policy research /public relations experience;
  • Strong interest in humanitarian affairs; commitment to the aims and values of Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Good knowledge of traditional and new media/online media in China
  • Experience in online / social media platform maintenance is desirable
  • Ability to generate content and engage interest with online and social media channels
  • Strong ability of translation and copywriting 
  • Ability to work independently but also a good team player
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and Chinese 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to respect deadlines
  • Flexible working hours
 
Please apply with a letter of motivation, full resume with expected salary, earliest availability and two writing samples in English and Chinese on or before 8 January 2017 by e-mail to info@msf.org.cn. Applicants not invited for interview within 4 weeks may consider their applications unsuccessful. All information collected is solely for recruitment purpose and will be treated in strict confidence.
 
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