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Job ID 11922
Offshore Wind

This is a strategic role in managing our footprints and reputation in Japan. The Senior Communications Advisor for Japan needs to be a highly skilled communications practitioner and has to provide advice on media relations to the Japan Country Manager and the APAC management team. The role is fundamentally about implementing a strong relationship with media in Japan, using media to influence senior external stakeholders, including the government.

Senior Communications Advisor for Japan will report to Japan Country Manager with a functional reporting line to Head of Branding, Communications & Sustainability APAC. The role leads our media and external communications in Japan and will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and delivering media and external communications strategy.

Key Accountability:

  • Develop and execute external communications strategies and plans, using our best practice across print, broadcast, and online media
  • Build and manage relationships with trade, regional, and national journalists and related stakeholders
  • Brief and educate journalists on our business strategy and offshore wind projects
  • Maintains best practice in its engagement with the media
  • Deliver high-quality communication content (e.g. press releases, presentations, speeches, social media posts) for external and internal audiences.
  • Manage the relationship with external PR/digital/event agency in JP and ensure high-quality delivery
  • Work closely with Communications team in the APAC region and other internal stakeholders.

You'll also plan and execute Japan activities to enhance corporate reputation and stakeholder buy-in.

Furthermore, you'll provide expert media and external communications advice to the Japan Country Manager and members of the APAC management team.

Education & Experience:

  • Have a master's degree in a relevant subject
  • Japanese native level and fluently in English
  • Excellent understanding of media and stakeholder management
  • Substantial experience from a PR agency or another relevant media and stakeholder-related function
    (an energy background is not a prerequisite but is preferred)
  • Experience with media, press, and social media
  • With documented experience with building and managing stakeholder interactions.

Additionally, you have strong experience with developing and implementing communications strategies and plans and experience working cooperatively across an organization.

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