PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring

Careers

PR Newswire offers a variety of excellent employment opportunities in marketing, sales, editorial and customer service. We are continually looking for bright, energetic and customer-focused people who will help us deliver excellent service to our fast-growing customer base in the public and investor relations industries. Individuals who are interested in joining us should be college educated, be well-spoken, multi-lingual (Mandarin and English), have a solid understanding of the media and be ready to accept the challenges presented by the market driven economy of China. If you believe you have special capabilities that would fit well within such an organization, please contact our human resources department at hkhr@prnasia.com.

Please click here to read more about our opening in China.


English Editor (native speaker)

Location: Beijing

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Format client press releases, proofread documents or edit translations with speed and accuracy;
  • Offer professional suggestions to customers on how to improve their press releases
  • Write professional English releases for customers.
  • Ensure that all clients are handled to the highest customer service standards;
  • Ensure that the team's routine workflow runs smoothly and that tasks are managed properly;
  • Working in a technical environment - Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the operations department's distribution platforms and processes;
  • Maintain seamless collaboration with colleagues in other functions such as sales, client services, finance, etc., and provide help as needed;
  • Provide regular (daily, weekly) feedback of operations activities to Supervisor.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • High proficiency in English press release writing is a must;
  • Fluency in spoken English and proficiency in conversational Mandarin is required;
  • Possess an excellent phone manner – in English and Mandarin.
  • Hold BA degree in related field (English, Communications, etc.), with a minimum three years of related work experience and one year of management experience;
  • Possess solid judgment and initiative;
  • Solid computer skills – Windows and Microsoft Office;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure;
  • Be available to work late and on weekends, if needed;
  • Have an understanding of Multimedia, SEO and content creation, including knowledge on press release development, blogging, social media and effective presentations; and
  • Feel comfortable speaking in public and interacting with clients and other stakeholders
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Account Manager for Japanese Market

Location: Tokyo

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the product sales including content distribution, media monitoring, multimedia & professional services, in Japanese market;
  • Develop the business, and accomplish individual sales target;
  • Provide professional advice and solutions combined with PR Newswire product regarding to the clients requirements;
  • Make analysis of the market periodically.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or above;
  • Minimum of 3 years commercial or sales experience, including BD experience in Japanese market;
  • Fluent Japanese and English skill as working language is a must;
  • Have media or marketing experience and knowledge;
  • Good communication and expression skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and have strong initiative.
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Business Development Manager

Location:Hong Kong

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To develop new business sales across marketing, corporate communications, public relations and/or investor relations segments through telephone, via emails, and through face to face meetings
  • To reach or exceed specific quarterly and annual targets by achieving pre-set criteria on revenue generated, with primary focus on outbound wire distribution, multimedia services and corporate workflow solutions
  • To ensure that all clients are handled to the highest standards and everything is known about their corporate IR, PR and marketing communications requirements throughout the year
  • To stay ahead of competition by following up on all leads and opportunities to ensure that PR Newswire maximizes the chance of winning business and by keeping regular contact with clients and prospects
  • To provide regular (weekly, monthly and ad hoc) feedback of sales activities to the Supervisor, including client wins/losses, competition activities, and product feedback.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of new business sales development experience, preferably in the relevant industries such as corporate communications, marketing, public relations, investor relations, advertising and/or media sales;
  • A solid track record of consistently delivering or exceeding sales targets and other relevant KPIs; 
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; ability to work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Competent in territory management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; mature and engaging personalities; 
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • User knowledge and experience in CRM system is preferred. Salesforce is an advantage
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Audience Development Specialist

Location:Hong Kong

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As an Audience Development Specialist, you will reach out to the media including journalists, editors, bloggers and any content creator to introduce PR Newswire’s services for the media;
  • Expand PR Newswire Asia’s distribution network to online websites, bloggers, database, multimedia channels and financial terminals in APAC;
  • Daily management of PR Newswire Asia’s social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and etc.) in terms of content contributing and online engagement;
  • Assist our client services and marketing team if/when required.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree;
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in related functions, experience preferably in the areas of social media, corporate communications, public relations, or marketing services;
  • Good understanding of new media, public relations, investor relations and marketing communications industries;
  • Energetic, digital savvy and passion for media and social media. A fast learner;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; strong ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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Editor / Associate Editor

Location:Hong Kong

Main Job Responsibilities:

  • Format press releases, proofread documents or edit translations with speed and accuracy
  • Offer professional suggestions to customers on how to improve their press releases
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding on distribution platforms and processes
  • Ensure that all client requests are handled to the highest customer service standards
  • Ensure routine workflow runs smoothly within the team, including seamless collaboration with colleagues in other functions such as sales, client services, finance, etc.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on operation activities to supervisors as needed
  • Work on shift basis, with occasional overnight, weekend or public holiday duties

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or above in related disciplines (e.g. English, Communications, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including high proficiency in written English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, as well as fluency in spoken English, Cantonese and Putonghua
  • Solid computer skills, including Windows, Microsoft Office, and Chinese word processing
  • Strong ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Highly self-motivated with energy and accountability
  • Possess solid judgment and initiative
  • Be flexible with working schedule, including overtime if needed

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least 1 year experience in the PR/Marketing/Copywriting field
  • Understanding on SEO
  • Knowledge in HTML/photo/video editing
  • Experience in content creation, including press release development, blogging, new media and presentations
  • Feel comfortable speaking in public and interacting with various stakeholders
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Human Resources & Administrative Assistant

Location: Hong Kong

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform day-to-day Office & HR administrative support
  • Manage office administration to ensure overall company productivity and cost effectiveness
  • Responsible for office supplies & replenishment, organize staff activities, etc.
  • Coordinate and arrange technical support service activities
  • Duties include preparing reports & filing, and carry on ad hoc project as assigned.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Degree, Higher Diploma or above in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related disciplines
  • Minimum 2 years solid working experience in Office Administration
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in MS Office application such as Word, Excel & Chinese Word processing
  • Detail-minded, willing to learn, self-motivated, strong numeric sense, independent and with good communication skills
  • Immediate Available is preferred
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Finance Supervisor / Senior Accountant

Location: Hong Kong

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and handle the financial operations of subsidiary companies in the foreign countries
  • Demonstrate effective financial governance across the Asia region in line with Group requirements and local auditing and tax standards
  • Key point of contact for auditors and tax consultants to ensure timely and accurate lodgement of tax and statutory reporting obligations in Asia
  • Assist an effective, accurate and timely month end close and accounting process for local and oversea
  • Responsible and assists to analyze monthly operating results against budget
  • Assist to prepare various kind of financial and management reports timely
  • Assisting in projects to further develop finance systems and processes in line with changing business needs

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Degree in Finance / Accounting
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CPA, etc)
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience and at least 2 years experiences of handling oversea accounts individual
  • Strong analytical and coordination skills, self-motivated with strong sense of responsibility
  • Proactive, organized, independent, able to meet required deadline and work under pressure
  • Mature, responsible, detailed-minded and well-organized
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, Proficiency in English and Chinese (including Mandarin)
  • Good computer skills including Excel and PowerPoint
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Assistant Accountant

Location: Hong Kong

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable accounting cycle
  • Perform daily accounting operations including invoice preparation, vouchers, cheque payments, data and journal entry to Accounting System, sales report analysis etc.
  • Handle bank reconciliation and reconcile inter-company balance on month end closing
  • Assist in month-end closing and ad hoc report

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree holder in finance or accounting preferred
  • 1-2 years working experience with solid finance & accounting experience in Multinational or sizable companies
  • Familiar in MS Excel and knowledge in Word, Chinese word processing & accounting software
  • Mature with stable, self-motivated initiative and good senses of responsibility
  • Willing to work overtime and work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Immediate available is preferred
  • Less experience will be considered as Accounts Clerk
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Audience Development Executive

Location: Hong Kong/Tokyo

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As an Audience Development Executive, you will reach out to the media including journalists, editors, bloggers and any content creator to introduce PR Newswire’s services for the media;
  • Expand PR Newswire Asia’s distribution network to online websites, bloggers, database, multimedia channels and financial terminals in APAC;
  • Daily management of PR Newswire Asia’s social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and etc.) in terms of content contributing and online engagement;
  • Assist our client services and marketing team if/when required.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree;
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in related functions, experience preferably in the areas of social media, corporate communications, public relations, or marketing services;
  • Good understanding of new media, public relations, investor relations and marketing communications industries;
  • Energetic, digital savvy and passion for media and social media. A fast learner;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; strong ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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Business Development Manager

Location: Vietnam

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To develop new business sales across marketing, corporate communications, public relations and/or investor relations segments over the telephone, via emails, and through face to face meetings
  • To reach or exceed specific quarterly and annual targets by achieving pre-set criteria on revenue generated, with primary focus on outbound wire distribution, multimedia services and corporate workflow solutions
  • To ensure that all clients are handled to the highest standards and everything is known about their corporate IR, PR and marketing communications requirements throughout the year
  • To stay ahead of competition by following up on all leads and opportunities to ensure that PR Newswire maximizes the chance of winning business and by keeping regular contact with clients and prospects
  • To provide regular (weekly, monthly and ad hoc) feedback of sales activities to the Supervisor, including clients wins/losses, competition activity, product feedback, etc.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of sales and/or new business development experience, preferably in the relevant industries such as corporate communications, marketing, public relations, investor relations, advertising and/or media sales;
  • A solid track record of consistently delivering or exceeding sales targets and other relevant KPIs;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; ability to work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; mature and engaging personalities;
  • High fluency in spoken English is an advantage as well as strong competency in written English is must
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • User knowledge and experience in CRM system is preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate conceptual selling and consultative approach to clients/prospects
  • Ability to develop sales strategies and demonstrate strong territory management
  • Strong organization skills.
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Audience Development Executive

Location: Vietnam

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As an Audience Development Executive, you will reach out to the media including journalists, editors, bloggers and any content creator to introduce PR Newswire’s services for the media;
  • Expand PR Newswire Asia’s distribution network to online websites, bloggers, database, multimedia channels and financial terminals in APAC;
  • Daily management of PR Newswire Asia’s social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and etc.) in terms of content contributing and online engagement;
  • Assist our client services and marketing team if/when required.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree;
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in related functions, experience preferably in the areas of social media, corporate communications, public relations, or marketing services;
  • Good understanding of new media, public relations, investor relations and marketing communications industries;
  • Energetic, digital savvy and passion for media and social media. A fast learner;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; strong ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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Head of Audience Development, Asia Markets

Location: Hong Kong/Singapore

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate daily activities for the Regional Audience Development team and provide hands-on guidance in order to maximize individual and organizational goals;
  • Lead the team to develop and maintain deep relationships with key contacts (including journalists, editors and bloggers) in the regional media;
  • Develop regional distribution networks focusing on key markets including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, and Australia.
  • Expand PR Newswire’s online syndication network with key website partners and improve media relations in each market;
  • Plan and organize media events regularly (both online and offline mainly in Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, and Sydney);
  • Support regional sales team with client meetings and visits, and provide high quality distribution services to the clients;
  • Work closely with other functional leaders and their teams to explore how cross-functional collaborations could improve the level of customer satisfaction;
  • Create original content and working with marketing team in regional content marketing efforts targeting PR/Marketing professionals.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related disciplines;
  • More than 5 years of solid working experience in Media, PR and Marketing, Communications related areas, including a minimum of 3 years in the manager role;
  • Deep understanding of new media (social media and mobile channels);
  • Good connection with the media preferred;
  • Experiences with content marketing (generating original content) would be a plus;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to the Company;
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse and high-performance team;
  • Exceptional and effective communicator;
  • Bilingual – English and Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese).
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Audience Development Manager

Location: Australia

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As an Audience Development Manager, you will reach out to the media including journalists, editors, bloggers and any content creator to introduce PR Newswire’s services for the media;
  • Expand PR Newswire Asia’s distribution network to online websites, bloggers, database, multimedia channels and financial terminals in APAC;
  • Daily management of PR Newswire Asia’s social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and etc.) in terms of content contributing and online engagement;
  • Assist our client services and marketing team if/when required.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in related functions, experience preferably in the areas of social media, corporate communications, public relations, or marketing services;
  • Good understanding of new media, public relations, investor relations and marketing communications industries;
  • Energetic, digital savvy and passion for media and social media. A fast learner;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; strong ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Base in Sydney, Australia
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Audience Development Specialist

Location: Singapore

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As an Audience Development Specialist, you will reach out to the media including journalists, editors, bloggers and any content creator to introduce PR Newswire’s services for the media;
  • Expand PR Newswire Asia’s distribution network to online websites, bloggers, database, multimedia channels and financial terminals in APAC;
  • Daily management of PR Newswire Asia’s social media presence (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and etc.) in terms of content contributing and online engagement;
  • Assist our client services and marketing team if/when required.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree;
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in related functions, experience preferably in the areas of social media, corporate communications, public relations, or marketing services;
  • Good understanding of new media, public relations, investor relations and marketing communications industries;
  • Energetic, digital savvy and passion for media and social media. A fast learner;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; strong ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills;
  • Fluent speaking and writing in English
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
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Audience Development Executive

Location: Malaysia

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • As Audience Development Executive, you will reach out to the media including journalists, editors, bloggers and any content creator to introduce PR Newswire’s services to them;
  • Expand PR Newswire Asia’s distribution network to online websites, bloggers, database, multimedia channels and financial terminals in Malaysia 
  • Enhance PR Newswire’s Asia’s media database, refreshing the database with up-to-date media outlets & media contacts – keeping track of media moves & important industry updates
  • Daily management of PR Newswire Asia’s social media channel (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and etc.) in terms of content contributing and online engagement, as well as interesting & relevant communications-related blog posts for our company’s blog
  • Assist our client services, sales and marketing team if/when required.
  • Organize internal events for both, clients & the media
  • Assist in crafting, proofreading & translating the company’s internal press announcements when needed
  • Assist in company-wide projects (Conducting media surveys, studies on local media trends / landscape etc.) to align company’s goals & vision

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • University degree;
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in related functions, experience preferably in the areas of social media, corporate communications, public relations, or marketing services;
  • Good understanding of new media, public relations, investor relations and marketing communications industries;
  • Energetic, digital savvy and passion for media and social media. A fast learner;
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; strong ability to work both independently and as a team member in a fast-paced working environment, great attention to detail ;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and problem-solving skills & organization skills; Practice good time management ;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English & Bahasa Malaysia
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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Business Development Manager

Location: Indonesia

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To develop new business sales across marketing, corporate communications, public relations and/or investor relations segments through telephone, via emails, and through face to face meetings
  • To reach or exceed specific quarterly and annual targets by achieving pre-set criteria on revenue generated, with primary focus on outbound wire distribution, multimedia services and corporate workflow solutions
  • To ensure that all clients are handled to the highest standards and everything is known about their corporate IR, PR and marketing communications requirements throughout the year
  • To stay ahead of competition by following up on all leads and opportunities to ensure that PR Newswire maximizes the chance of winning business and by keeping regular contact with clients and prospects
  • To provide regular (weekly, monthly and ad hoc) feedback of sales activities to the Supervisor, including client wins/losses, competition activities, and product feedback.

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of new business sales development experience, preferably in the relevant industries such as corporate communications, marketing, public relations, investor relations, advertising and/or media sales;
  • A solid track record of consistently delivering or exceeding sales targets and other relevant KPIs; 
  • High level of self-motivation, energy and accountability; ability to work both independently and as a team in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Competent in territory management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; mature and engaging personalities; 
  • Native in Indonesian, fluent speaking and writing in English
  • Proficiency in Internet and PC software, esp. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • User knowledge and experience in CRM system is preferred. Salesforce is an advantage
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