Communications Manager

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Communications Manager – CDP Hong Kong

Job Purpose and Background

CDP Hong Kong is looking for a full-time Communications Manager to develop, implement, and lead integrated multi-channel media and communications strategies and plans in the Asia Pacific region. This is a unique opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic business-facing organisation that works with some of the largest companies in the region on disclosing their environmental risks, opportunities, and impacts to mitigate climate change, improve water security, and tackle deforestation. We are looking for a results-oriented self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a wider global team.

The successful candidate will play an integral role within CDP’s global communications team, which is responsible for the organisation’s external global communications and marketing, and manage CDP Hong Kong’s communications strategies in line with the specific needs of the region’s target audiences.

This role will report to the Director of CDP Hong Kong and work closely with the central communications team to ensure the alignment of strategies, standards and branding.

About CDP:

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 7,000 companies with over 50 per cent of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2018. This is in addition to the over 750 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit or follow us @CDP to find out more.

Key responsibilities include:

Communications strategy

  • Lead, develop and implement integrated multi-channel global communications strategies and plans for actively growing CDP’s regional profile in the Asia Pacific region, in line with CDP’s Strategic Plan and central communications strategy;
  • Communicate and champion CDP’s brand and strategic positioning to key stakeholders in the region via CDP’s digital (including social media) and offline channels, ensuring that external communications meet the needs of local target audiences;
  • Build relationships and manage communications and global coordination with CDP offices and external partners.

Media outreach:

  • Develop, manage and implement a regional plan to maximize CDP’s media coverage through compelling news stories, thought leadership and proactive media outreach, working closely with the central communications team;
  • Cultivate a network of journalists and editors in major media outlets in the region (broadcast, print, web and social media) to ensure widespread coverage of CDP’s mission and expertise in environmental disclosure;
  • Draft press releases, media advisories, and other communications materials for CDP Hong Kong as required;
  • Identify and act upon media opportunities to maximize regional coverage of CDP.

Content Development and Event Management:

  • Advise and assist CDP Hong Kong staff with the production of regional reports, workshops, webinars, and event management and provide marketing communications guidance where relevant;
  • Develop creative content for the Asia Pacific region in line with CDP’s central content strategy and plan, for CDP reports, media articles, blogs, social media, marketing collateral, etc, working closely with the global content team;
  • Support the Director of CDP Hong Kong on ad hoc projects and carry out any other work that supports CDP Hong Kong’s operations and international presence, as required.

Required skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in communications, PR or journalism;
  • An understanding of and desire to work proactively to promote corporate sustainability;
  • Strong analytical mind with the ability to turn complex information into compelling stories and content;
  • Extensive experience in promoting content on a wide range of digital and traditional platforms;
  • Strong copy-writing and editing skills;
  • Solid and demonstrable experience and interest in social media;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of local and regional media, including business, trade and environment media;
  • Lots of creative ideas for impactful communications in a complex and competitive global media landscape;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and nurture relationships both internally and externally, including complex multi-stakeholder relationships;
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team and remotely with colleagues in CDP’s global offices;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in Cantonese/Mandarin and/or a Southeast Asian language is an advantage.

This is a full-time role based at CDP’s Hong Kong office reporting to the Director of CDP HK. The role is for an initial fixed term contract to 30 April 2021, with the potential for extension to 30 April 2022 subject to continued funding.

Salary and benefits: competitive NGO salary, annual discretionary bonus, 24 days’ holiday and others.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in Hong Kong.

Before you apply

We’ll only use the information you provide to process your application. For more details on how we use your information, see our applicants privacy notice. By emailing us your CV and covering letter, you are permitting CDP to use the information you have provided for recruitment purposes.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Communications Manager’ in the subject. The deadline is 10 June 2019.

Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates. If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the submission deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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