Apr 5

Job: Senior Communications Manager at The Asia Society (SF)

The Asia Society is looking for a Senior Communications Manager at their offices in San Francisco.


  • oversees the international media relations function of the Communications department to enhance and protect the reputation of The Asia Foundation
  • writing, editing, planning, and presentation skills, with the ability to prepare media relations plans, press releases, press kits, opinion-editorials, and speeches as well as advise on strategy
  • high-impact media outreach, public relations efforts and by fostering and maintaining relationships with external audiences globally


  • 7 – 10 years in the pubic relations field, ideally with an international relations or policy, or aid and assistance focus. Knowledge of international affairs, foreign policy, development, and especially current issues in Asia
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with foreign correspondents and top-tier U.S. and international media outlets. Demonstrated results designing and executing strategic public relations programs
  • Understanding of reputation management, crisis communications, and thought leadership disciplines.
  • Superb communications skills, especially writing and editing a high volume of materials.
  • Inherent sense for urgency and ability to interact readily with high-level individuals, such as diplomats and government officials.
  • Strategic communications experience working in Asia in an embassy, bilateral, or multilateral setting a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with print and online news resources, media trends tracking software (i.e. Meltwater, Cision, Factiva, etc.) , and research tools ( Lexis Nexis, etc.).
  • Candidates must be willing to travel in developing Asia.

Education: Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Asian studies, International Relations, or related field; Masters degree preferred.

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