Associate, Communications and Programs

Associate, Communications and Programs

The Milken Institute’s Asia Center is seeking an Associate to assist with the organization’s regional communications and programming efforts. 

The Asia Center engages with high-profile business leaders, senior government officials, influential investors, large asset owners, and top media outlets to collaborate on pertinent social and economic issues.  The Associate is responsible for the Asia Center’s internal and external communications, and programming for the annual Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore. The role reports to the Executive Director of the Asia Center, and works closely with the central Communications team based in Los Angeles. 

You will work cross-functionally with colleagues in Events, Business Development, and the Milken Institute’s offices in Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, and the Middle East. You are creative, detail-oriented, and intellectually curious with the ability to work both independently and collaborate with a team. The Asia Center is small but growing team, and we are looking for a candidate who is proactive, entrepreneurial, and eager to take on new tasks and challenges. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with the central communications team to:
    - Develop and execute the Asia Center’s external communications strategy, including media relations and social media 
    - Implement the marketing and communications campaign for the annual Milken Institute Asia Summit
    - Highlight interesting research to draw interest to the topics and issues addressed at various Milken Institute conferences
  • Support the curation of compelling and engaging programming, including researching, identifying, and inviting thought leaders, influential business executives, innovative entrepreneurs, etc. to complement the high-level speaker list
  • Collaborate closely with internal teams to coordinate media and speaking opportunities for the Institute’s leadership and experts
  • Keep up-to-date on global challenges and trends in economy, technology, medical research and other timely topics that are reflected in Institute events

Qualifications and Skills

•    Minimum Bachelor’s degree
•    At least 3 years of experience in an agency or in-house corporate communications role
•    Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
•    Native fluency in English and professional fluency in at least one other Asian language (Mandarin preferred)
•    PR and Singaporean preferred

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume - all applications materials should be attached as PDF files. Any application that does not include both a cover letter and a resume saved as PDFs will be rejected.

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