Month: April 2020

Academic Internship in PR & Communications at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting            August 1, 2020 until January 31, 2021 / 6 Months

Workload            100%

Located in           22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

 

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior PR & Communications Manager with exceptional creative energy to help us promote swissnex China’s many projects and activities. As an outgoing media-savvy marketer with outstanding communications, media relations and organizational skills, you will complement our team by coordinating and supporting our communications activities with external and internal stakeholders. The ideal candidate is able to work across disciplines, happy to embrace and lead change, and ready to help us bring swissnex’s outreach to the next level. As Junior PR & Communications Manager at swissnex China, you will be joining a dynamic and supportive team working in a fast-paced, creative and collaborative environment at our Shanghai office.

 

Responsibilities

  • General Communications: report to and support the Communications Team in further developing, strengthening and implementing swissnex China’s on- and offline communications strategy. Working closely with the swissnex China team, engage in marketing & communications tasks related to swissnex projects and activities, from copywriting, translation, marketing analytics, graphics work to videos editing. Help maintain and grow database of contacts for the swissnex CRM: invitations, newsletters (MailChimp) and announcements.
  • Content Creation: active contribution to events and delegation visits by assisting with photography, videos, blogs and interviews. Develop and maintain a library of high-quality copy, photo, video and other digital assets for our end-of-year Annual Report.
  • Web & Social Media: Ensure a positive and innovative presence of swissnex China across various web/social media channels. Conceptualize compelling content, schedule and implement social media / web campaigns using the Social Media Calendar.
  • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: act as a connector between people and ideas.
  • Other administrative, project management and support duties as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CH / CN citizenship only)
  • Excellent command of English and Mandarin; knowledge of a Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) would be an advantage
  • Strong creative ability in copywriting, video / photo editing and graphic design with samples of your work to share
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop / InDesign / Premiere Pro) highly desired
  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree, preferably from a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, avid networker and strong presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work well and prioritize tasks under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proactive, reliable, independent, team player, organized
  • Previous experience in a PR and / or Communications role preferred
  • Fluency in multiple social media channels: WeChat / Weibo / LinkedIn / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram
  • Experience or understanding of science, technology and innovation, and enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: furthering and promoting Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation

 

General Conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

 

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to the LINK or the form below until June 12, 2020!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, university diplomas, and transcript of records, as well as work certificates
  • A sample of your writing in both English and Chinese

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Innosuisse China Camp – Virtual Offerings

swissnex China is launching customized Innosuisse China Camp service to Swiss startups in response to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic. Despite the current suspension of business travels, you can utilize our resources and network remotely and engage with us virtually in the China business and innovation context. During the upcoming 3 months, we are delighted to offer free Camp support to 5 startups with intelligence and consulting on IP, industry and market in China. As a startup entrepreneur looking to expand into China at some point, you are eligible to receive the following services curated by swissnex China:

  • Intellectual property consultancy: you will have the option to consult IP experts via call with a maximum of 120 mins and receive information and guidance on how to protect your IP and register trademark in China;
  • Expert Call: you can book a call with partners/mentors in order to pick their brain on different topics/industries and pose questions regarding innovation in China. The industry experts cover the fields of Fashion / Venture Capital / Hardware / Real Estate / Hiring / HR / DeepTech / EducationTech / MedicalTech / Startup Acceleration /Smart Manufacturing and beyond;
  • Tailor-made China market report from Chinese experts: you can obtain a market overview report of your industry in China with the latest figures and growth trends, as well as an analysis of the main Chinese players that are not apparent outside of China. The report content is based on your personalized market research needs.

     Note:  First come, first serve,  5 spots for the qualified  Startups

Cost

The service is free of charge, and you will receive another CHF 3000-6000 as stipend for your future business trip to China.

Eligibility

Startups who have been granted Innosuisse label or are in active coaching phase are eligible to apply and receive the benefits by joining our Innosuisse China Camp. When business travel resumes, swissnex team will offer continued support for your meetings and for your explorative trip in China.

Application

Please fill in the form and get in touch.

 


Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any inquiries.

Contact: simin.yang@nullswissnexchina.org

Academic Internship in Art-Science at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting          August 1, 2020 until January 31, 2021 / 6 months    

Workload           100%

Location            swissnex China, Shanghai

 

swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, connecting the dots between the two countries in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to provide a multi-faceted, transdisciplinary platform to facilitate international exchange in ideas, knowledge and talent. We operate on a non-profit, public-private partnership model, working closely with our extensive network of partners comprising of universities, research labs, innovators, startups, corporations and international organizations on fostering collaboration and ground-breaking innovation.

We are looking for a bright, self-driven and ambitious Junior Art-Science Project Manager with exceptional organizational and communication skills for the planning, promotion and realization of swissnex China’s Art-Science projects. Acting as a connector between people and ideas, you will prepare, develop, execute and post-process activities in the exciting world of art-science and build bridges between science, research, innovation, art and design. Working as Junior Project Manager for swissnex China will allow you to take a deep dive into emerging trends while gaining real-world experience at an official representation of Switzerland in one of the most dynamic regions of the world. As Junior Project Manager, you are happy to embrace and lead change, are able to work across disciplines, and are ready to help us bring swissnex China’s outreach to the next level. Our international and supportive team will be there to help guiding you on this extraordinary journey.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Event and Project Management: Design, organize and implement in-house and external interdisciplinary and special projects and activities in the field of art-science. Support the organization of the monthly Café des Sciences and the coordination of exhibitions.
  • Communications: Create promotional online and offline material. Actively contribute to social media presence. Compose catchy stories for blogs, social media etc.
  • Research: Closely observe current trends in art-science and seek collaborative opportunities in art and design scene between Switzerland and China.
  • Networking: Cultivate and develop a network of partners and stakeholders from the Sino-Swiss art and design community as well as universities, researchers, innovation hubs, museums and professionals. Attend relevant events and conferences.
  • Assist the team with the organization of special events, science diplomacy projects and high-profile delegation visits.
  • Other administrative and support duties such as organization of weekly staff meeting as assigned.

 

Requirements

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (not older than 1 year), preferably from a Swiss or Chinese university or university of applied sciences
  • Prior experience in event organization and/or project management in a similar field preferred
  • Strong interest in science, education, art, design and their intersections (art-science)
  • Enthusiasm for swissnex’s mission: promoting Swiss excellence in education, research and innovation
  • Strong competency in conducting research and writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; avid networker and enthusiastic presenter
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team
  • Proactive, reliable, organized, flexible and creative
  • Serious attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of international and local social media
  • Excellent written and oral command of English and Chinese; knowledge of a Swiss National language (German, French, Italian or Romansh) highly preferred

 

General Conditions

Please note that expenses for accommodation, traveling, visa and residence/working permit are not covered or reimbursed.

 

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to the LINK or the form below until May 17, 2020!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, university diplomas and transcript of records as well as work certificates

 

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. No phone call inquiries please.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.