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Manager, Media Relations (Corporate Communications Department)

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Agency: Ministry of Manpower
Job no.: 518952
Work type: Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) aims to develop a productive workforce and progressive workplaces, for Singaporeans to have better jobs and a secure retirement. In a rapidly changing global economic landscape, Singapore’s workforce and workplace practices have to remain adaptable. MOM’s policies help enhance the workforce’s profile, promote lifelong employability and income security for Singaporeans, as well as foster excellent working environments that are fair and safe. As an MOM officer, you will get to work in a range of exciting areas to help the Ministry attain its goals, including manpower policy, industrial relations, workplace safety and foreign employment regulation.

Manager, Media Relations (Corporate Communications Department)

The incumbent will provide public communications support to position MOM as a progressive Manpower Planner and Developer through media and issues management; formulation and execution of communications/engagement strategies and plans; and events management, including drafting of speeches and talking points.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor press coverage on a daily basis and make recommendations on brewing issues to be flagged out for possible follow-up.
  • Provide communications advice to Divisions and Departments, facilitate media requests and recommend media approach/strategy, craft media-related materials, help to organise press conferences, media briefings and on-site media management for events.
  • Assess Guest of Honour (GOH) invites, conduct site recce, prepare administrative programmes, draft speech/talking points, facilitate door-stop interviews and post-event media monitoring.
  • Develop and execute integrated communications plans to help departments achieve their policies/ programmes' objectives
  • Identify communications challenges/ opportunities and recommend appropriate communications platforms and/or mediums
  • Identify brewing issues  and escalate to appropriate level
  • Formulate and implement crisis communications plans, where needed
  • Develop and manage branding tactics/strategies to help MOM build top-of-mind awareness and mindshare with the public.

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Mass Communications or related discipline
  • Preferably 3 to 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Possess good writing and interpersonal skills as well as project management skills
  • Committed team player
  • Driven, ability to multi-task and cope well when working under pressure 

 

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