Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (3 years contract)

Assistant Manager, Public Affairs (3 years contract)

National University of Singapore
3-6 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description

Actively promote and reinforce a positive brand image of Yale-NUS College through public communication efforts, the production of institutional collateral and managing publicity efforts for institutional events. Duties & Responsibilities

The Senior Executive/Assistant Manager, Public Affairs will play a key role in the College's public communications and event management efforts. To enhance the College's brand reputation, the successful candidate will focus on maintaining effective and consistent communications of the College's programmes and initiatives through media, social media and digital channels to the College's stakeholders.
  • Media management - Write media releases, daily news scans, pitching of stories, managing media queries and working on media analysis
  • Content creation and monitoring of the College's social media channels, including developing campaigns to publicise College events and programmes, and managing student associates working on the channel
  • Conceptualisation and execution of communication materials, including internal and external communications messages, institutional collaterals, Yale-NUS web stories and the updating of web pages
  • Maintain the consistency of the College's brand and identity in visual communications
  • Manage publicity efforts for College and stakeholder events
  • Support the management of the institutional gifts repository

The successful candidate will need to thrive in a fluid and dynamic environment that embraces a diversity of views and cultures.


  • Degree holder
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in corporate communications, public relations, events management or journalism. Candidates with lesser experience will be considered for the Senior Executive position.
  • Experience in developing a communications plan and crafting on-target messages for diverse audience, both within and outside the College.
  • Proficiency in media release writing, story pitching, handling media queries and managing media relations.
  • Knowledge of trends in social media and expertise in use of social media to engage with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Good project management skills, able to conceptualise, lead and manage events and communications projects.
  • Good people skills to be able to manage highly motivated pool of student associates
  • Able to work on tasks/assignments independently and against tight timelines
  • A strong writer with experience in the conceptualisation and production of marketing communications material for internal and external stakeholders
  • Good command of the English language (spoken and written) and strong communication and presentation skills. High competency in a second language will be an added advantage.
  • Active team player and leader, confident, creative and resourceful. Ability to work collaboratively across departments.

Covid-19 Message

At Yale-NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make Yale-NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required.
In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the Yale-NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with Yale-NUS.

Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values.
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Department : Public Affairs
Job requisition ID : 13169

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