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Corporate Communications Specialist (Beijing)

Date:  20 Mar 2024
Job Req ID:  2976
Company:  John Swire & Sons (China) Ltd.

Beijing, CN

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John Swire & Sons (China) Limited


The Swire group is a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group, with its principal areas of operation in the Asia Pacific region and centred on the Greater China area, where the name 太古 or Taikoo, meaning "Great and Ancient", is a household name. The group's business activities can be grouped into five categories: Property, Aviation, Beverages & Food Chain, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial. Within Asia, Swire's activities principally come under the group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Ltd. Elsewhere in the world, businesses are held by parent company, John Swire & Sons Ltd.


Swire first opened an office in Shanghai in 1866 and now has resident offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen to contact, coordinate, consult and research on behalf of the group operating companies. Today, Swire group's business areas in Chinese Mainland comprise property investment and management, scheduled air cargo and airline passenger services, aircraft engineering and maintenance services, Coca-Cola bottling production and distribution, food manufacturing and distribution, deep-sea shipping, sports and lifestyle footwear and apparel wholesaling and retailing, with over 38,000 employees.


We are now inviting candidates to apply for the following position, which will be employed under John Swire & Sons (China) Limited - Beijing Resident Office.

Corporate Communications Specialist


This person will play an active role in strategic communications of the Swire story and brand values in the Chinese Mainland to internal and external stakeholders, particulary through social media channels.



  • Assist in overall strategy development and content planning of Swire China social media platforms
  • Working closely with social media agency to manage Swire China social media platforms on a daily basis, and develop creative and engaging content
  • To liaise and engage regularly with communication teams in Group’s operating companies to generate content idea and storyline
  • Develop creative engagement activities/games on Swire China social media platforms with the support from social media agency
  • Assist in organising media engagement events in the Chinese Mainland
  • Assist in organising internal and external stakeholder engagement events in the Chinese Mainland
  • Support operating companies' in the Chinese Mainland, on social media and public affairs activities as needed
  • Perform other ad hoc tasks as assigned by Chief Communications Offer and Head of Corporate Communications


To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or above in Communication, Journalism, English or related discipline
  • Thorough understanding on social media landscape with local market insights in the Chinese Mainland
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience gained in PR agencies or in-house corporate communication roles with social media experience a must
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong network of contacts and liaison within the Group  
  • Good organization skills, with attention to details and high level of accuracy
  • Strong capability inf working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good command in both written and spoken English and Chinese


At Swire, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and are able to realise their full potential.


We offer a competitive package to the right candidate. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you can send your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates.



The Swire group is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorised personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group (please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Following the data privacy ordinance, all unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

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