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Assistant Director, Media and Communications

Agency: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
Job no.: 542829
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:InfoComm, Technology, New Media Communications, Corporate Strategy/Top Management, Marketing/Business Development, Public Relations/Corporate Communications/Psychology

The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), a statutory board under the Ministry of Law since April 2001, is the lead government agency that advises on and administers intellectual property (IP) laws, promotes IP awareness and provides the infrastructure to facilitate the development of IP in Singapore.

Great ideas do not discriminate, and anyone can have them. Given the right protection and support, a great idea can become a power brand, a transformative technology, an innovative process or design, or even a song or story that moves one’s soul.

Housing Singapore’s largest community of intellectual property (IP) experts, IPOS understands better than anyone how important it is to protect ideas and creations for now and the future. We leverage on our deep technical, legal and business expertise to help innovative enterprises grow, through their intangible assets, including IP, from Singapore, through Singapore. We catalyse the ideas today, into assets tomorrow.

To succeed, we seek individuals who are anchored in integrity, sensible and confident. We seek team players who are interested in collaboration to explore diverse ideas and deliver tangible outcomes. We seek leaders who are forward-looking, flexible and dynamic.

Job description

We are looking for an avid storyteller who knows how to translate a technical subject into compelling stories that connect with a wide array of audiences.

You are someone who knows instinctively how to capture people’s imaginations using the full suite of communications tools including social media, branding, videos, collateral and mainstream media.

As an in-house communications consultant, you possess the ability to tease out key messages from large amounts of information, organise them into simple, easy to understand packages and integrate them with organisation wide strategic messaging. You possess good interpersonal and consulting skills which will help you value add to business units’ objectives.

Business focussed and outcomes-based communications is the name of the game at IPOS where we are clear on what we are saying to whom and the outcomes we want.

As a leader in the team, you will work closely with the Director for Media & Communications to strategise, implement and monitor the department’s work. Working with a lean team, you can see the big picture while relishing opportunities to roll up your sleeves and go down into the trenches with the team when needed.

At the Media & Communications department, teamwork is more than a creed but something we live and breathe daily. We work and succeed as a team and are seeking a team player with humility and flexibility, focussing on solving problems.

Do you have what it takes? If you do, get in touch with us and we’d love to have a chat with you.

Write to us if you have/are:

  • Relevant training in communications, journalism, marketing, business or its equivalent;
  • Strong public relations or communications background with at least 5 to 10 years of demonstrable track record at an agency or in an in-house role with public / private sector agencies / companies;
  • Skilled in translating corporate business goals and complex concepts into targeted communications messages for different stakeholders;
  • A creative thinker with a keen eye for detail;
  • Keen understanding of local, regional and international media landscape;
  • A network of local, regional and international media contacts; experience in cultivating positive relationships with journalists;
  • Outstanding writing skills with ability to write in a journalistic style, with speed, clarity and simplicity. Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus;
  • Experience in crisis and issues management;
  • Branding, social media and digital communications experience; and
  • A strong team player with polished interpersonal skills.



An attractive remuneration package that commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the right candidate. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.

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