Manager (Media Relations)
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Public / Civil Service, Others
You plan and execute public communication efforts in support of MINDEF/SAF’s communication objectives, principally to preserve and strengthen public trust and confidence in national defence, NS and the SAF. This includes formulating publicity plans, working closely with the media on feature stories as well as drafting replies to forum letters and media queries. You also deal with consequence management of major incidents and unplanned events to maintain public confidence in MINDEF/SAF. Your challenge lies in working with multiple stakeholders to gain a thorough understanding of policy and operational issues, and then developing effective communication programmes that meet organisational objectives in a timely manner. To be effective in the job, you need to maintain good working relations with stakeholders, particularly the media.
You must have a tertiary qualification, preferably in communication studies, political or social sciences, or science and technology (Information and Communication Technology, Digital Media, Information Science etc.), and with an excellent command of written and spoken English. A keen interest in public communication, media and defence-related matters, along with the possession of strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills, are required. You must be able to work odd hours, and travel overseas on short notice for work. Having relevant work experience in journalism, media, public relations, corporate communication, and/or corporate planning, as well as the ability to converse, write and translate in the vernacular (i.e., Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) is advantageous. Appointment will be commensurate with your experience.
(Candidates with no experience may apply.)
To apply, please submit your application at https://www.go.gov.sg/dxoapplicationform. Only applications submitted through this form will be processed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Closing on 25 Apr 2021