Communications Manager - Asia Communications Manager - Asia …

S&P Global
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Sep 19
S&P Global
in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 15 Sep 19
Communications Manager - Asia
JobDescription :
As a truly global company with a dynamic story to tell that impacts economies and markets, S&P Global requires a worldwide network of communicators to bring our narrative to the public, prospects, clients and colleagues.

We are looking for an experienced Singapore based Communications Manager to join a team dedicated to raising the profile and maintaining the reputation of S&P Global Platts, one of the four divisions that make up S&P Global. Your core responsibilities will be leading Corporate Communications for S&P Global Platts in Asia involving the regional implementation of the communications Strategy in Asia, managing regional stakeholders, including regional and global heads of commodities and head of region. As well as external communications, you will lead internal communications for S&P Global Platts in Asia, working as part of overall global strategic programme and support S&P Global communications initiatives in Asia, particularly in Singapore.

You will have a team behind you willing to flex and support your work, as you will for them. This is an opportunity to work in an agile, collaborative and transparent environment; you will be of a similar mindset and look to contribute, develop and nurture this collegial environment. You understand financial markets and are comfortable working with financial data. You have strong press relationships across Asia and are very familiar with the media landscape. You will work with stakeholders and team members across regions; aligning with Marketing; and creating and delivering messages externally and internally that illuminate S&P Global Platts strategic direction, image and brand.

The Role:
Media Relations -- Raise and support the overall media visibility for the insight, data and analysis published by S&P Global Platts leveraging your existing relationship with key journalists.
Public Relations - Raise and protect the profile of S&P Global Platts and in particular its existing and developing commodity benchmarks.
Strategic Message Development - assist in the creation of key regional messaging that will resonate both internally and externally with key stakeholders.
Internal Communications - Generate compelling and creative employee-focused content aligned with the core goals, objectives and success measures for S&P Global Platts.

The Impact:
You will be a part of a dynamic communications group who can flex between external and internal communications. You will have the opportunity to bring greater transparency to the markets by promoting our energy and commodity research and analysis, while also being an external spokesperson for key issues, such as benchmark methodology evolution. You will work with analysts, pricing and news team to create newsworthy data-led pitches based on our market leading insight. You will help employees access the right information at the right time so they understand and are engaged with the division's strategy.

The Career Opportunity:
The right candidate for this role has 10-15 years of communications experience developing and executing media relations and employee communications strategies and tactics. You can work independently; love working with data to generate newsworthy pitches, are an exceptional writer; have a passion to grow, learn and succeed; thrive in a varied working day; and take a high level of pride in your work and results. You will stretch out of your comfort zone --- with the support of senior leadership and your colleagues. In doing so, you will amass new sets of skills to fulfil a holistic communications function.

The Team / The Business:
You will serve as a key representative for the division and the primary point of contact in Asia for media. Our team adapts to the needs of the stakeholders, both external and internal. As a communications team we prioritize supporting the global team as a whole and achieving collective success. We have a professional, transparent culture supported by a strong leader and a terrific network of communications colleagues in sister divisions and at the corporate level. This is an ideal role for a markets communications professional who wants to be an integral part of a team that values hard work, helping one another, recognition and transparency.

Our Hiring Manager says:
"I'm looking someone who will take a high level of ownership on projects, is flexible in approach, and is looking to use their communications skill set for external and internal audiences. You should be comfortable working on your own while proactively creating highly polished results, often on tight deadlines. An ideal candidate will be both a data and a news junky who is versed on key geopolitical issues that impact your region and beyond. You will be happy working with our data to think creatively and develop newsworthy pitches and content for both external and internal consumption. You'll love this job because you will be part of a world-class communications team operating in a high-energy environment with new challenges and opportunities each day."

  • 10+ years' experience in Media Relations within a corporate or communications agency
  • Portfolio of written work such as data-led media pitches, press releases, and/or employee messaging
  • Proven experience using social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to amplify messages.
  • Relationships with media contacts across broadcast, digital and print.
  • BA in Communications, English, Journalism, Analyst qualifications or related field

  • 10-15 Years of Media Relations
  • Excellent writing, communications and organizational skills
  • Excellent financial acumen, to identify and generate data-led media pitches in Excel
  • Experience in managing crisis situations
  • Proactive, tactical and creative in crafting communications strategy
  • Knowledge of current news and events that impact the economy and markets
  • Knowledge of the commodity markets is desired - but not essential
  • Knowledge of PR tools such as Roxhill, Telum

S&P Global Platts

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.