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The Danish Embassy in Beijing is looking for a Press and Public Diplomacy Officer (local staff)

Position:  Press and Public Diplomacy Officer
Starting date:  1st April 2018 or as soon as possible
Application deadline: 1st March 2018
Location:  The Royal Danish Embassy, Beijing

The Royal Danish Embassy is looking for a new Press and Public Diplomacy Officer to join our small but busy PD-team in Beijing.
 
As a Press & Communications Officer, you will play a key role in making Denmark visible in the Chinese Media and branding Denmark in China. You will also support the branding of Denmark in China in Danish media. We expect you to be a positive, open-minded team player with a strong drive and excellent journalistic skills. You know what goes on in the Chinese media landscape and on Chinese Social Media and you have no problem maintaining and building positive working relationships with Chinese media people, journalists, TV stations, KOL’s etc.

Your main tasks:
Produce articles on the Embassy’s activities for external publication.
 
Organize press conferences and press interview, draft press releases, maintain press relations and other information distribution to media and general public.
 
Responsible for communication activities related to the Embassy’s website and support in regards to our social media platforms.
 
Follow media coverage in Chinese media on Danish activities.
 
Work closely with colleagues in different departments to create PD-events and brand Denmark in China.
 
 
Qualifications and experience:

• Fluency in Chinese and English both in writing and verbal communication 

• A master degree or relevant qualifications in communication or journalism

• Must have at least 5 years of proven working experience in communication

• A structured mind-set and excellent planning and coordination skills

• High sense of flexibility. Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure

• Proactive in addressing challenges and opportunities within area of responsibility

• Experienced web master

• Expertise in Photoshop, In Design and Adobe premier pro an advantage
 


We offer:

• Dedicated and welcoming colleagues and a family friendly work environment

• An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic working environment with a wide range of diverse tasks

• A large degree of self-dependence and self-management

• Working with interesting and stimulating task under the supervision of your team leader in the PD team

• Diplomatic environment


Employment conditions:

• You will be offered a full time permanent employment on a local contract based on the relevant legally binding labour market rules of China

• Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results

• Working hours will be 40 hours per week

• Four weeks of paid holiday per year

Application and recruitment process:
To apply for this position, please send your CV and motivated application incl. relevant documents and photo before March 1, 2018 to bjsambhrchina@um.dk. Please note “Press and Public Diplomacy Officer” in the subject line.
If you have questions about the position please contact Team Leader Hanna Leanderdal at e-mail hanlea@um.dk.

The Danish Embassy emphasizes equal opportunities for all and applications from qualified persons are welcome regardless of race, sex, religion or disability.
The chosen candidate must present a “Non-Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

About us:
The Royal Danish Embassy in China is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 100 employees. The Embassy has a flat management structure.