Associate/Sr Associate (Financial Services)

Hong Kong SAR

Published

06/26/2024

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OVERVIEW

Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global communications and marketing solutions firms with offices in 79 cities and a network extending to 120 cities on 6 continents. In the Asia Pacific region the firm operates in 18 markets including owned as well as affiliates and representative firms in other locales – spanning Greater China, Japan and Korea, India and Southeast Asia. Our heritage in Asia Pacific stretches back more than 60 years.

Weber Shandwick was named Asia-Pacific PR Consultancy of the Year 2017, 2019 and 2020 by PR Awards Asia, the ICCO Regional Network of the Year Asia Pacific in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year 2017 and 2019 by Provoke and Regional Network of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2023 by Public Affairs Asia. We were also named PRWeek Purpose Awards Agency of the Year 2020 and 2021, Global PR Agency of the Decade 2020 and Global PR Agency of the Year 2023 at the Global Sabre Awards by Provoke Media.

More than ever, organisations need to solve for unprecedented challenges born of technology-driven disruption. We fuse global teams grounded in technology, digital innovation and analytics to help clients. As we live in an always-on world, our brand positioning reflects this need to engage with our always-on audience, just as we advise our clients to do. We inspire. We incite. We shape ideas and conversations, and we activate our global reach for local causes and multinational brands alike, and we’re always ready for more problems to solve.

 

Our Values:

CURIOSITY  We cultivate curiosity and challenge convention. Because solving any problem begins by asking the right questions

INCLUSION – We foster teams and environments built on belonging and openness to possibility. Because the best ideas have no bias

COURAGE – We stand up for what we believe in. Because being comfortable with the uncomfortable is how progress is made

IMPACT – We strive to make a meaningful difference in everything we do. Because we owe it to our people, or clients and the world

 

About the opportunity:

Weber Shandwick Hong Kong is looking for an Associate or Senior Associate to join its Financial Services practice. An Associate or Senior Associate supports multiple account teams and efficiently services each of these accounts simultaneously. You manage the flow of work and information to the account team, and possess a strong understanding of the client’s business, financial services industry, and PR issues. The (Sr.) Associate will perform fundamental communications tasks such as media outreach and content development (traditional and social media). She or he must also have strong research, writing and editing skills. The focus of a (Sr.) Associate is on developing their proficiency and the necessary skill set to become a successful communications practitioner.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Client

  • Support account lead to manage client relationships on a day-to-day basis and implement local and regional communication strategies program activity in conjunction with team members
  • Actively seek integrated solutions for the client’s business
  • Participate in client meetings and presentations
  • Prepare client meeting reports

Media

  • Understand and have established connections to top-tier business and regional media and be able to identify and familiarize with key trade editors and analysts
  • Conduct media outreach and follow-up
  • Manage and nurture reporter relationships and media opportunities
  • Manage and update media databases
  • Manage and update editorial calendars
  • Monitor media outlets for coverage of client news and competitor developments
  • Contribute to program planning and account management by sourcing quotations, attending brainstorms, and managing purchase orders, as directed by supervisor(s)
  • Conduct research via consumer, trade and/or business media as well as third party data for client-related activity and information, and draw conclusions based on findings
  • Manage external vendors
  • Research speaking opportunities

Writing

  • Draft/translate pitch letters, briefing documents, press kit materials and releases
  • Proof and edit client-related documents as needed
  • Assist with the development of long-term strategic clients plans and program recommendations
  • Team Participation
  • Actively participate in agency development and assist with new business
  • Balance workload between accounts and account staff to ensure that all work is accurate and completed within established deadlines
  • Anticipate and proactively offer solutions to senior team leadership on executional issues specific to assigned programs
  • Continually communicate with managers
  • Support logistics for the team
  • Monitor team resources including publication subscriptions

Administrative Support

  • Track/enter time with precision and on a day-to-day basis
  • Assist in monthly report preparation
  • Perform other administrative tasks as assigned

 

PERSON PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, 1-3 years of PR experience or relevant industry experience, preferably at a PR agency or in-house communications team
  • Interest in, and awareness of, business and finance
  • Trilingual in Cantonese, English and Putonghua; with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to complete challenging projects within set parameters
  • Demonstrates ownership of tasks and potential to lead projects and interact with clients
  • Exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
  • Can effectively balance workload across multiple accounts and meet deadlines consistently
  • Proactively keeps seniors informed
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Able to demonstrate passion and commitment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

 

Note from the team

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Weber Shandwick is committed to building a culture where all employees are seen as equal, are respected and where all opinions are heard. We take pride in our inclusive hiring, as well as our diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

Personal data held by Weber Shandwick relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Due to the large number of applications received, we apologize if we are unable to provide a response or feedback on unsuccessful applications. We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick.

We make our careers website accessible to any and all users. If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact us at JobAppAccommodation@ipgdxtra.com. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or vendors; rather it is strictly for applicants who require special assistance accessing our employment website. Due to volume, messages sent to this email address that are not related to an accommodation cannot be answered.

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We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications within five working days and be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage. Unfortunately, down to volume, we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us, unfortunately, you have not been successful on this occasion and wish you all the best in your search.

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