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Analyst/Associate - External Communications officer - Hong Kong
June 20, 2020
Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking) and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.
Corporate Communications' purpose is to protect and build Nomura's brand and reputation. It is the central function that coordinates all internal and external communications activities in the company. The team in Asia ex-Japan consists of four functions: External Communications, Internal Communications, Branding & Marketing/Corporate Events, and Corporate Citizenship.
Nomura is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join the firm's External Communications team within the Corporate Communications department in Asia ex-Japan. The successful candidate will be a key member of a small regional team which is responsible for providing strategic advice to Nomura's business and corporate heads on how to enhance and protect the Nomura brand through both proactive and reactive engagement with the media in Asia ex-Japan. The role will involve regular interaction with key target media, senior internal stakeholders and global Corporate Communications counterparts.
Areas of Responsibility
Arrange interviews, media teach-ins, press briefings, media conference calls
Draft and distribute press releases
Distribute research reports and follow up on inquiries from journalists
Prepare crisis communications
Track media engagements and compile media coverage reports
Conduct competitor analysis
Maintain media contact databases
Maintain and renew subscriptions to publications
Prepare pitches for industry awards
Create content for social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat)
Coordinate with other teams within regional Corporate Communications
Key Experience & Skills
University graduate in a communications or marketing-related field
Two to four years' experience in corporate communications/media relations (agency or in-house)
English, Cantonese and Mandarin speaker with an eloquent command of writing in both English and Chinese
Keen interest in learning about the finance industry
Good interpersonal and networking skills
Tenacious spirit that works well under pressure
Solid work ethic, a good sense of humor and a strong team player
Regional Disclaimers / Diversity Statement
Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.