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Asset Management - Head of Media Relations, Asia Pacific Region - Executive Director

Req #: 170070103
Location: Hong Kong, , HK
Job Category: Asset Management
Job Description:
J.P. Morgan Asset Management is among the world's largest and most respected investment managers. Our experienced professionals operate across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Latin America and other key financial centers worldwide. Together, they deliver a diverse range of investments spanning all major asset classes, market sectors and geographic regions - from mutual funds to separate accounts, traditional strategies to alternatives, single-asset portfolios to packaged solutions.
 
With a legacy dating back to 1865 to manage assets in today's complex, ever-changing markets, the hallmarks of our business include a focus on exceptional risk-adjusted performance, an innovative product lineup designed for global diversification and a commitment to the highest quality service. We continue to build strong, growing partnerships with institutions, financial advisors and other intermediaries, providing them with insights and investments to meet their investment objectives.
 
Description of role:
The Head of Media Relations APAC position will entail proactively managing regional and local media outreach for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, in collaboration with local market PR representatives, the broader global media relations team, and internal marketing and business executives.  This role will be very hands-on and will require a talented, experienced media relations specialist to contribute to the tactical execution of media strategy by:
 
  • Developing story ideas, messages and contributed content for media outlets
  • Actively pitching the media
  • Managing client crises and issues
  • Coordinating award pitches
  • Arranging media briefings for company executives and providing support
  • Acting as a spokesperson for the company
  • Initiating and cultivating positive relationships with regional media
  • Becoming well-versed and conversant in the products, services and thought leadership of J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Maintaining strong relationships with key executive clients, and supporting them by maximizing the value of public presentations, speaking engagements and business developments
  • Constantly monitor and record regional coverage for on-demand and/or scheduled global reporting
  • Package results to positively position the region within the broader media relations team and business
Requirements:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of media relations experience within an agency or corporate media relations setting
  • Knowledge of regional/local media and well-developed skills in building and maintaining media relationships with online reporters, journalists, bloggers and editors
  • Crisis/issues management experience
  • A focus on client service and ability to handle multiple time-sensitive requests simultaneously
  • Hands on media approach
  • Proven ability to develop general pitches and translate complex investment material into consumer-friendly content
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; preferably in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Self-starter, results oriented , personable
  • Writing samples and media placement samples required
  • Ability to mentor and manage individuals
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