The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre. EDB dreams, designs and delivers solutions that create value for investors and companies in Singapore.  Our mission is to create for Singapore, sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities. EDB's 'Host to Home' strategy articulates how we are positioning Singapore for the future.  It is about extending Singapore's value proposition to businesses not just to help them improve their bottom line, but also to help them grow their top line through establishing and deepening strategic activities in Singapore to drive their business, innovation and talent objectives in Asia and globally. List of 2011 project announcements.

Project Officer, Public Affairs (1 Year contract)

EDB – Creating Economic Growth and Job Opportunities for Singapore

You will be part of a dynamic team managing EDB’s corporate reputation. You will conceive, develop and implement strategies to position EDB and the various industries under EDB’s mandate.

Your roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Take a data driven approach to develop and execute strategic communications plans to position EDB, as well as identify opportunities to position and profile industry sectors in Singapore. This includes identifying media and speaking opportunities as well as platforms where EDB can gain mindshare and managing all aspects of the engagements.
  • Develop narratives to ensure a coherent image and messaging for EDB and assigned industry sectors and ensure that all external communications, speeches and info materials align with the core narrative.
  • Provide communications counsel and support to internal stakeholders for their public and media engagements.
  • Keep abreast of media landscapes, narratives and trends both domestically and overseas to pre-empt and maximize media opportunities.
  • Undertake regular reviews to assess and measure the effectiveness of messaging and communications efforts and propose enhancements, where applicable.
  • Other tasks, as assigned

The deliverable for this project role include:

  • Communications strategies and plans to drive corporate reputation and industry development objectives
  • Messaging narratives
  • Analytical reports to measure the effectiveness of messaging and communications efforts
  • Day to day relationship management with internal and external stakeholders

The successful candidate should have/be:

  • At least 3 years of corporate communications, public affairs or journalism experience in either the public or private sectors
  • Strong understanding of the domestic and international media landscape and proven track record in public communications and media management
  • A keen ability in fostering strong partnerships, engaging and influencing external stakeholders to meet objectives
  • Good analytical skills, with the ability to identify and distill pertinent issues, draw conclusions, and develop solutions that address business needs
  • Demonstrated experience in on-line listening and analytics
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • Sound knowledge of the full spectrum of communication methodologies and tools
  • Able to work independently and at the same time, work effectively across teams


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