Associate Consultant (Government Affairs)

2023, March 17
Associate Consultant (Government Affairs) 17th March 2023

APCO Worldwide—a leading global communications and strategy consultancy—is seeking an Associate Consultant in Beijing who will work under the supervision of a director or an associate director. The successful candidate will interface with all levels of staff and clients with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Manage projects independently and lead day-to-day client communication and coordination
  • Produce quality client deliverables as the primary author (i.e. policy analysis memos, stakeholder engagement strategies, executive briefing materials, etc.)
  • Provide clients with strategic advice related to government affairs, and conduct stakeholder engagement under minimal supervision
  • Prepare customized credential packages for prospective clients, highlighting APCO capabilities, relevant case studies, and high-level industry notes and observations under minimal supervision
  • Draft complete proposals showing an understanding of APCO’s service offerings, tools and competence
  • Build and cultivate relationships with key government stakeholders and opinion leaders
  • Maintain self-driven passion and actively develop knowledge of client issues and related industry trends, participate in industry networking events and inform team leaders of potential new business opportunities
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements & qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in Journalism, Public Relation, International Affairs or related fields
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant working experience in a government organization, consulting firm, corporation, academic institution or diplomatic posting. Experience in ICT, manufacturing industries preferred
  • Familiarity with China’s political system, experienced in government outreach, and keen interest in topics relating to policy development
  • Strong analytical skills and solid project management experience
  • Collaborative team player that also has the ability to work independently, take initiative and set priorities
  • Languages: Exceptional Chinese and English speaking and writing skills; or native English speaking and writing skills with fair Chinese speaking and writing skills required

Office environment:

The position will be based in APCO’s Beijing office working alongside approximately 30 Chinese and international colleagues and a staff of more than 50 people across Greater China. Domestic and occasional international travel is a requirement of the job.

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

Having entered the China market as one of the first consultancies in 1989, APCO has helped a wide range of organizations succeed in this complex but rewarding environment. We are keenly sensitive to changes in the political, regulatory and business landscape across China and advise business, government and non-profit organizations on issues critical to their success through our offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

We provide our clients with business advisory and public affairs offerings ranging from market entry strategy and government relations to risk assessment. Our strategic communications expertise in crisis management, media engagement and digital communications help our clients protect and enhance their reputation in this fast-moving market.

Our multilingual, cross-cultural team of more than 50 is made up of professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including business, government, journalism, academia and non-profit. This breadth of experience and perspective allows us to provide integrated solutions tailored to the specific goals of our clients.

To apply, please send your CV to Miumiu Jiang:

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