Share this Job

Media and Content Specialist (6 months)

Apply now

Apply for Job

Date: 07-Oct-2021

Location: Outram Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

  • Write press releases for the latest research developed out of Duke-NUS research labs
  • Arrange and facilitate media interviews for pitched stories as well as from media queries
  • Manage assigned internal clients through regular follow up
  • Support internal clients by vetting communications, drafting speeches, providing counsel for event-related communication needs
  • Proactively identify opportunities for commentaries and other media engagement through scanning of the media landscape and topical issues
  • Develop and maintain relations with external stakeholders, including members of the media, partner institutions, etc
  • Contribute stories to Duke-NUS’ owned platforms including MEDICUS, Duke-NUSe, web stories, etc


  • Bachelor Degree in a scientific discipline, mass comms or journalism
  • 3-4 years’ experience in media relations, PR, communications or journalism; or if coming from a research background, 3-4 years’ experience working in a lab
  • Experience in client/stakeholder management
  • Ability to break down scientific concepts and ideas to make them accessible to a lay audience
  • Flair for writing engaging stories about people
  • Ability to work under tight timeline and manage projects effectively
  • Good writing skills and excellent command of English. An additional national language is an advantage
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as in a wider team
  • Please note that this is a 6 months contract position.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.