International Communications Officer (Beijing)

Job - 2016-09-07
Greenpeace East Asia is currently looking for an International Communications Officer to join the Beijing team. The International Communications Officer is responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to promote Greenpeace’s campaigns in international media and to global audiences, by reaching out to foreign media in East Asia, working with Greenpeace offices in other countries and using all kinds of communications channels.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Greenpeace East Asia is currently looking for an International Communications Officer to join the Beijing team.

The International Communications Officer is responsible for developing and implementing effective strategies to promote Greenpeace’s campaigns in international media and to global audiences, by reaching out to foreign media in East Asia, working with Greenpeace offices in other countries and using all kinds of communications channels.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Strengthen and maintain Greenpeace’s network of international media contacts covering East Asia issues, particularly China issues, including handling media enquiries.

2. Work with other communications officers to plan, co-ordinate and execute media activities for international media based in East Asia, primarily in China.

3. Work with Greenpeace offices in strategic countries to develop and execute communications plans to promote Greenpeace’s work in China to targeted media and audiences.

4. Develop communication strategies targeted at international audiences to generate stories in mainstream and online media on Greenpeace East Asia’s work.

5. Write, edit and proofread English campaign and communications materials to help generate stories in international media, including but not limited to media releases, briefings, articles and reports.

6. Ensure communication strategies and messages are reflected in all media and communications materials, working closely with the manager to ensure coherence of public messaging and strategy.

7. Provide communications input on the future direction of campaigns, projects and activities, feeding back on successful and unsuccessful communications strategies and media coverage in respect to international media.

8. Build and maintain a sound general knowledge of all Greenpeace campaigns and issues in order to be capable of responding to general press inquiries.

9. Monitor the trends of international media’s interest for China’s environmental, as well as other political, economic, and social issues, in order to keep Greenpeace East Asia campaign and other communications colleagues updated.

10. Ensure that Greenpeace English communication materials are accurate, professional, and adhere to organizational image.

11. Proactively seek and recommend opportunities for communication projects and work related to international media.

12. Be on call after hours and weekends as requested.

REQUIRED QUALITIES AND SKILLS:

1. Proven track record in the media: Wide knowledge of and enthusiasm for how the international media operates in East Asia, particularly in China.

2. Interpersonal, negotiating and communication abilities: Ability to work within teams, to speak publicly, to interact with different stakeholders and sectors, to gain new allies and to promote coalition work. Strong ability to deal with international media.

3. Organizational and time management skills: Ability to manage multiple projects and address fluctuating priorities and tight deadlines. Ability to do office and off-site communications work.

4. Leadership and judgment skills: Exhibit confidence and provide direction in planning, organizing and coordinating communication activities and project teams.

5. Planning skills and flexibility: Ability to develop new, creative approaches and advance communication goals and objectives.

6. Research and analytical skills: Ability to evaluate information, plan strategies and undertake effective risk assessment.

7. Tact and enthusiasm: Ability to function effectively within a fast-paced atmosphere, under public scrutiny. Ability to work unsupervised, in a rapidly changing environment.

8. Computer skills: Ability to get on top of a variety of computer and internet based tools for communication, analysis and networking. Knowledge of internet culture and familiarity with the tools essential.

9. Writing skills: Excellent English writing skills with good command of grammar and language. Ability to read Chinese and speak Mandarin an advantage.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

1. Knowledge of the overall goals and intent of Greenpeace including policies, guidelines, programs, campaigns and project activities.

2. Knowledge of environmental issues in general.

3. Knowledge of international and East Asia based media, outlets, communication avenues, techniques, practices, scope, audiences and impact.

4. Knowledge of campaign techniques, strategies and practices.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The position works in a standard office environment, and occasionally requires travel to other Greenpeace offices, campaign locations or locations where environmental problems require the presence of Greenpeace representatives. The candidate may be required to work under pressure and in physically or mentally challenging situations. Be on call after hours and on weekends as requested.

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised positions, we are unable to respond to applicants who are not invited for interview. We apologize for this in advance.

Interested parties, please visit http://www.greenpeace.org.cn/about/jobs/ and submit your cover letter to explain your motivation and resume to apply for the  position.