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Senior Associate 

A Senior Associate supports multiple account teams, focusing on 1-2 key accounts. An understanding of North Head’s business and accounts as well as the general marketplace it sells to is expected. Senior Associates perform fundamental PR/PA tasks such as issue monitoring, in-depth research, drafting of reports, and assisting with production of media- or government-related materials. Senior Associates manage client publications and resources materials, but also should be able to manage the client directly on small projects and day-to-day tasks. This position is focused on developing skills necessary to becoming a successful PR practitioner.

Primary Responsibilities

Client & Media-related tasks 

Manage client supplies, publications, and resources materials

Prepare reports on client meetings and participate in client meetings and presentations

Counsel clients and provide feedback

Demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with media pitching and tour scheduling

Monitor media outlets for coverage of client news and competitor developments and draw conclusions based on coverage 

Draft media relations materials and assist in production of printed materials

Contribute to program planning and account management by researching budgets, attending brainstorms, and managing purchase orders and external vendors, as directed by supervisor(s)

Conduct media outreach and follow-up

Research

Track and follow Chinese politics and economic and industrial policies

Assist with Chinese language research projects. Areas of research vary from client to client, but some recent projects have been in the following policy areas: innovation policy; food safety/chemical registration; healthcare reform; agricultural policy; environment policies and updates

Writing

Draft pitch letters, invitations, abstracts, profiles, briefs, press kit materials, and releases

Proof and edit client-related documents as needed

Compose media plans and contribute to plan development processes as needed

Administrative Support

Assist in monthly report preparation and manage monthly client billing processes

Track and enter time with precision and on a day-to-day basis

Cross-reference, approve, and forward invoices to the Accounting Department

Perform other administrative tasks as assigned

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and above (overseas experience preferred) with majors in international relations, politics, journalism, Chinese, English literature, marketing, etc.

3-5 years of relevant full-time work experience in PR agencies

Strong interest in Chinese political economy or corporate communications

Strong oral and written communication skills both in English and Chinese

Ability to organize and present information in a well-structured and logical manner

Strong research skills and social media experience are both a plus

Demonstrated potential to lead projects and interact with clients, including the ability to complete challenging projects within set parameters

Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts, and vendors

Ability to meet deadlines consistently

Problem-solving skills, creativity, and attention to detail

Strong commitment and dedication to the agency’s success as well as the applicant’s personal career

Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Internet research, and on-line services


Please send your resume to: hli@northheadcomms.com