Marketing Communications Manager

Freelancer, Full-time · China

About us
ProVeg is an international food awareness organisation working to transform the global food system by replacing conventional animal products with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. ProVeg works with companies, governments, public institutions, medical professionals, the media, and the public to help the world transition to a society and economy that are less dependent on animal agriculture and more sustainable for humans, animals, and our planet.

We base our strategy on empirically-based evidence whenever possible. We seek to stay abreast of the latest research to inform our strategic considerations and outreach materials. We evaluate all of our programs to make sure we are allocating our resources in the best way to reach our goal.

ProVeg fosters a culture in which challenges become opportunities to learn and thrive. Because changing the global food system is a huge undertaking, we are looking for new team members who are pragmatic and professional and who are willing to step out of their comfort zone when needed. Critical problem-solving skills, team spirit, and creativity are all vital to accomplishing our ambitious goals.

DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Statement

ProVeg is committed to assessing applicants equitably, regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, refugee background, genetic information, neurodiversity, disability, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender identity, or gender expression. People of colour, women, people with disabilities, people from LGBTQIA+ communities, elderly people, refugees and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Role Summary
ProVeg International is recruiting Marketing & Communications Manager in China. The Marketing & Communications Manager will be well-versed in communications across the spectrum, including traditional media and social media with an ability to plan and execute integrated communications activity in support of the organisation and campaigns. The role will suit an experienced, driven and media-hungry self-starter, who is able to multi-task, prioritise multiple work streams and manage and build relationships internally and externally in order to deliver wide and high-quality reach for our messaging. 

The role holder will work closely with the Executive Director, China, and international teams in the development, planning and implementing of key communication strategies to ensure the promotion of new and existing strategic programmes, raise awareness of the benefits of plant-based diets, improve the availability of plant-based foods, and reduce meat consumption.
Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement key communication strategies and interventions, working with the Executive Director, China, the China team and the international communication team 
  • Through effective and targeted communication strategies, drive programmes and campaigns that change behaviours of the public, institutions, retailers and other associated stakeholders.
  • Develop pitches, press releases, blogs, articles and other communication materials as required 
  • Manage and build relationships with media and digital influencers
  • Ensure media and outward-facing communications and assets are proofed, on message and effectively tailored to audiences
  • Develop and design (with graphic designer support) assets for digital channels and campaign materials and events as required
  • Coordinate press inquiries, interviews and local event logistics as required 
  • Attend meetings and calls with the international communication team as required
  • Develop knowledge of plant-based related issues and trends relevant to the role
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as directed by the Executive Director, China.
Qualifications
Required :

  • Strong experience in PR/communications role with expertise in writing captivating content for a variety of mediums and audiences, development of communications plans, building media relations and finding the story.  
  • Relevant Degree or equivalent qualification/accreditation (Journalism, Media, etc.)
  • +3 years of relevant work experience in mainland China
  • Being based out of Shanghai, and, where necessary, travel within China and occasionally to Europe.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in Chinese (Native) and English (Fluent).
  • Ability to understand the elements of what makes a good story and be confident to sell into known and unknown journalists and outlets 
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively, and to balance competing demands and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible approach with a high level of detail across workstreams with a hunger for success
  • A professional and positive outlook with the ability to adapt and bond with a variety of stakeholders 
  • Alignment with ProVeg's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate for ProVeg's vision globally.



Preferred

  • Experience in the food industry 
  • Understanding and/or experience within the charity sector
  • Experience in environmental, food or animal welfare sectors
Benefits of working with us
  • Salary: 15000-17000 RMB per month (depending on skills and experience)
  • A strong organisational focus on personal development, with a designated training budget.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • And last but not least: become part of a great team and work with us towards a world where everyone chooses delicious and healthy food that is good for all humans, animals, and the planet.
When?
Phone interviews: flexible
Face to face interviews:  flexible
Start date: ASAP
Further information
Your application should include a cover letter and CV. Please submit your application using our online form (https://proveg.com/jobs/) and tell us how you found this job ad. Thank you!

Should you make it to the long-list of applicants, you will be invited for a phone interview. If you successfully interview, the next steps will be:
  1. An online task.
  2. A face-to-face interview (remote).
  3. The final decision may require an additional interview, usually with Senior Management.
Job Details
Position Title: Marketing Communications Manager
Contract: Part-time or Full-time (20-40h/week)
Reports To: Executive Director, China
Location of Position: Shanghai with ad-hoc travels to ProVeg, Berlin (as required)
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Your application

We are happy about your interest in ProVeg. Please send us your application only by using the following form.

The application process takes between four and eight weeks and includes the following steps:

  • Screening by the HR department
  • Screening by the respective department
  • Processing of trial tasks
  • First Interview
  • Possibly second interview
  • Confirmation
For federal voluntary services and internships, the process is shortened slightly and usually only one interview is conducted. In these cases, the trial tasks are usually carried out in the form of a trial day at our Berlin office.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and references in one PDF document (max. 3 MB) and answer the questions in our general questionnaire for all applicants. Your contact person is Nora Winter, Head of HR.
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