Director, Public Affairs and Government Communications

13 Nov 2012
14 Jan 2013
Business Type
Communications & PR

Director, Public Affairs and Government Communications
Burson-Marsteller Singapore

The Director, Asia Pacific Public Affairs and Government Communications is part of a team involved in some of the most complex and high-profile assignments in Burson-Marsteller Singapore. This is an opportunity to be involved in ground-breaking communications assignments to clients based in Singapore, regionally and internationally.

Reporting to the Market Leader Singapore, you will develop and shape communication strategies for regional issues and crisis management, be a client relationship manager and a media relations strategist. This role is for somebody who has a thorough grasp of client service management, including corporate positioning, issues and crisis management, and media relations.


Manage senior and complex client relationships while dealing with breaking issues;
Using your relevant experience and skills, you will lead a team comprised of Managers, Senior Associates, Associates and Client Executives involved in all aspects of client support, including strategy development, research, materials development, media relations, and event planning and management;
Work on and manage clients including on-going retainer relationships as well as crisis assignments;
Support, and in some cases lead, the team’s new business development efforts;

Prerequisites, Capabilities and Experience:

  • 10 years of experience in media relations, international communications and issues/crisis management; 
  • Has above average understanding of the Singapore political and government landscape, how government agencies function and operate, and their current challenges
  • Has deep insights into the different complexities of the government’s target audiences including grassroots, community orginisations and civic action groups/NGOs
  • Has the gravitas to counsel and present to political and government leaders up to Prime Minister or Cabinet Minister level
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills ;
  • Able to think ahead in order to establish an effective and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resources requirements;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team of communications professionals and to lead a team independently;
  • Ideally Singaporean

To submit your application, please apply online by using ‘Apply Now” and use ‘Director, Public Affairs and Government Singapore in the subject line of your email. Using a blank or unique subject line will cause your email to be overlooked or mistaken for the spam. Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.