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Assistant Manager, Communications - Corporate Communications - Tokyo - Japan - JCH

Communications & Corporate Affairs
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This position in the Communications Division is responsible for identifying, strategizing and executing all communications both internal and external based on business and corporate objectives. This Communications Assistant Manager will also provide all support to reporting executive director as directed.


  • Develop strategies for and execute effective external communications in line with business and corporate objectives. Such activities will include developing and disseminating press releases, developing and running press conferences, developing content for external web site, reviewing materials for external publication to ensure accuracy and consistency with corporate messaging.
  • Develop strategies for and execute effective internal communication in line with business and corporate objectives. Such activities will include developing and disseminating messages from senior leaders to employees, developing and posting content on the corporate intranet, planning and holding town hall and other meetings.
  • Work with translation and interpreting companies where necessary to ensure delivery of the above content in multiple languages (usually English, Japanese and Chinese).
  • Where necessary, maintain strong and sustainable relationships with the media and key journalists.
  • Where necessary, work with and oversee third-party agencies and service providers, such as PR agencies, website production companies and others, and support the executive director in overseeing agency activities.
  • Execute administrative work related to the above activities, including registering vendors in accordance with internal procedures, processing payments to external vendors, managing event scheduling and so on.
  • Support other communications staff in the execution of communications and executive activities.


  • University-level degree in arts, marketing, communications, journalism or public relations.

Must-have skills/experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience working in communications (public relations, media relations, internal communications etc.) at a corporation or PR agency
  • Native-level communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Business-level Japanese language skills
  • Positive, cooperative attitude

Preferred skills/experience:

  • Experience working in a global corporation
  • Experience of the manufacturing industry
  • Experience developing content for social media
  • Experience managing events, such as corporate town hall meetings, press conferences, etc.
  • Experience shooting and editing photographs and videos for use in internal communications channels
  • Experience developing and executing consumer-facing communications strategies

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