Saturday, March 4, 2017

Head of Communication and Media Relationship

In the digital sector, opportunities of cooperation and synergies between Europe and China are tremendous.
The non-profit association ChinaEU was set up two years ago, with the following objectives:
  • Promoting business cooperation: for example, together with the Internet Society of China (ISC), ChinaEU organized the first China-EU Digital Cooperation Roundtable, hosted by the CEO of Proximus, bringing over 50 representatives of leading Chinese and European ICT and banking companies, providing an important platform for business exchanges. The Chairman of ChinaEU is, besides the Chairman of Nokia, the only representative of the EU industry in the board of the Wuzhen World Internet Conference, which is chaired by Jack Ma.
  • Boosting EU-China business partnerships: for example, ChinaEU hosted Tencent and Alibaba to show how e-commerce platforms can greatly boost European companies’ export opportunities to China; similarly, ChinaEU signed an agreement with China Information Technology Industry Federation (CITIF) to exclusively represent China’s ICT industry in Brussels and to facilitate business partnerships between Chinese and European businesses across the two regions.
  • Promoting Chinese investments in Europe: for example, ChinaEU brought together more than 30 EU Regions and Cities to present a number of projects to the largest Chinese banks (ICBC, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China) and HSBC in the presence of Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions, and Yang Yanyi, Chinese Ambassador to the EU.
  • Keeping Europe up to date on Chinese developments and vice-versa: for example, ChinaEU brings top Chinese representatives to events like the Digital Regulation Forum in London and hosts panel discussions on the EU’s Internet and telecom market, 5G and E-commerce in major Chinese events, like the Bo’ao Forum for Asia.
  • Advocacy for better coordinated regulatory environments in the EU and China: for example, ChinaEU offered to senior representatives from the Chinese ICT and banking ecosystem the opportunity to share their views to EU Commission and Parliament on EU digital policies.
Please consult www.chinaeu.eu for further details on ChinaEU’s achievements until now. 
In order to strengthen ChinaEU’s team in the pursuit of these objectives, we are currently seeking a highly motivated Chinese native speaker as Head of Communications and Media Relationship, initially for a one-year full-time position with immediate start, but open to second year renewal.
Effective communication is at the core of the projects implemented by ChinaEU and it is the prerequisite of their success.
ChinaEU offers the opportunity to every member of its team to bring in their own ideas and proposals. In addition, we offer all the advantages of a small organization: agility, no hierarchy or red tape, open access to information and opportunities to make business contacts at the highest level. Each member of the team is highly flexible and ready to move outside her/his specific domain to help each other and ensure the best results possible.
Main Duties:
  • Events: support with venue identification, invitation of attendees, management of registrations, communication with participants, marketing and sales activities (also through the use of Eventbrite), post-event communication, etc.
  • Relationship with the media: schedule interviews with the press, keep good relationship with all major journalists based in Brussels (both Chinese and International) and keep them up-to-date on ChinaEU activities, reach out to new journalists (when needed also out of Brussels), support ChinaEU with all media related requests
  • External communication: contribute to ChinaEU newsletters and identify key messages for speeches, including data and arguments to support these messages, edit correspondence to decision makers
  • Social media: regularly update the official website of ChinaEU, manage ChinaEU’s account on Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat and Facebook, suggest new ideas to improve the visibility of ChinaEU and its achievements
Other Tasks: 
  • Translation work: translate articles and documents from English to Chinese and vice-versa (almost all material produced by ChinaEU is bilingual)
  • General administrative tasks: handling correspondence, managing database of contacts, etc.
  • Jointly with all team members, keep abreast of all key events and policy debates in the EU with a focus on China and digital
  • Provide support to President and Director for any urgent matters
Your Profile:
  • Native Chinese speaker with fluent level of English (French or other languages would be a plus)
  • Proven professional writing and editing skills in both English and Chinese (ideally demonstrated with previous working experience in journalism or related field)
  • Master degree
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience, ideally in international environment
  • Passion for High-tech and EU-China relations
  • Proactive and highly motivated with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, along with impeccable time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and prioritize
  • Willingness to go for the extra mile, be creative, don’t always expect to be told what to do next, suggest new solutions to problems
Important: candidates with a permit to work in Belgium will be given priority.
To apply, please send your CV and a motivation letter to Claudia.vernotti@chinaeu.eu

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