Communications Content Specialist

23 Apr, 2020

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Communications Content Specialist

China Telecom Americas
Herndon, VA

ORGANIZATION China Telecom Americas is the largest subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to enterprises in over 110 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto, São Paulo Brazil, Panama City Panama, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through an end-to-end suite of custom-built IT/network solutions from next gen network architectures, managed cloud and data center services, security, content delivery (CDN), unified communications, mobility solutions and more.

EOE STATEMENT China Telecom Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Company prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type in all employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

DESCRIPTION
The Corporate Communications Team of China Telecom (Americas) is looking for a Communications Content Specialist with strong experience in Writing and Community Management.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to join a truly diverse and energetic global organization. As one of the world’s largest telecom companies, we empower people and businesses everywhere to take full advantage of a connected world, facilitating global collaboration in innovation, education, healthcare, commerce, manufacturing, finance, entertainment and much more.

As a pivotal organization on the world stage, our communications needs are plenty and complex. If you are the kind of person who stays cool under pressure, thinks fast on your feet, hates being too comfortable, always happy to talk to strangers, and excel at changing people’s minds and behaviors with clear and spellbinding stories, then we want you to join our team.

Major Tasks & Responsibilities:

Create content for internal and external audiences, including press releases, op-eds, comments, talking points, blogs, newsletters, ad copies, infographics, annual reports, video scripts and event materials.
Lead all research projects that will help the Communications Team craft better messages. Research areas include internal information gathering, industry trends, public discourse on telecom policies, international business and international relations.
Maintain and update libraries of holding statements and talking points.
Help manage and grow CTA’s online community by monitoring and posting on a variety of social media platforms.
Help the Communications Team monitor and analyze CTA mentions in the media; regularly compile media reports to share with key stakeholders inside CTA.
Keep track of newsworthy events and activities occurring in all parts of our organization and our communities in order to generate timely opportunities to promote CTA’s corporate image.
Contribute to media relations effort, including maintaining influencer database, scheduling meetings and briefings, and pitching stories.
Be a key part of the general effort to promote CTA’s public image and industry reputation, including occasionally support internal communication, marketing communication, CSR and corporate relations initiatives.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in English, Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Political Science or similar disciplines, required, Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of professional writing, communications, or journalism experience.
Exceptional written communication skills.
High proficiency with popular social media platforms.
Issue expertise in international telecom, cyber security and US-China relations are strongly preferred.
Strong familiarity with the US and International media landscape.
Possess high levels of integrity, empathy, and ethical standards.
Ability to take initiatives, proactively add value, and work without supervision.
Ability to function under time constraints and stress; maintain high levels of readiness to respond to breaking news and emergences.
Ability to learn, grow and be self-critical.
Ability to work effectively in informal and formal teams with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
Proficiency with public relations tools such as Meltwater, CISION and Muck Rack is a plus.
Creative skills (Adobe CC and Final Cut) are a plus.
Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese language skills are a plus
Ability to travel domestically and internationally if needed
Flexibility to work seamlessly with global sales team in different time zones
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; verbal, written, face-to-face and over the phone interactions with partners and all levels of staff and management both in English and Mandarin

About Us:

China Telecom Americas is the largest subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated communications and information technology services to enterprises in over 110 countries around the globe. With headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, and offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Toronto, São Paulo Brazil, Panama City, Panama, China Telecom Americas is advancing transpacific enterprise connectivity through an end-to-end suite of custom-built IT/network solutions from next gen network architectures, managed cloud and data center services, security, content delivery (CDN), unified communications, mobility solutions and more.

What We Offer:

Company-paid Health, Life, and Disability Insurances
Paid Time Off
401(K) with Company
Company-paid family mobile plan (US and Canada only)
Sports Allowance
Employee Recognition Programs
Career growth & advancement opportunity
Individual Training Allowance
Team Training & Teambuilding programs
Employee Referral Program
In- office meals & healthy snacks
Company-sponsored 529 College Savings Plan

Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-04-23