Communications Specialist
Credit Suisse
Hong Kong, China

Your field of responsibility

In this role, you will support the Director, Corporate Communications, Investment Banking & Capital Markets (IBCM), in improving the image and profile of Credit Suisse through effective internal communication activities as well as media relations for the bank’s IBCM business in Asia Pacific.

You will be responsible for crafting and implementing comprehensive communication plans that support the bank’s strategic objectives in the region, while closely collaborating with members of the regional APAC Corporate Communications team and with a global network of colleagues based in locations including Zurich, London and New York.

  • The diverse portfolio of activities includes drafting a variety of communications materials including internal memos and feature articles, media releases and interview briefing documents;
  • managing all aspects of the IBCM awards process, at a regional and country level, working with internal business partners and interacting with trade media;
  • organizing media briefings or roundtables and managing media requests for interview and background discussions; supporting the handling of complex, sensitive media inquiries, issues and reputational management;
  • helping to position the bank’s thought leadership in traditional and digital channels; and providing support in using key corporate initiatives such as those related to philanthropy, diversity & inclusion and overall business achievements to improve external profile.

    You will also take responsibility for proactively building and maintaining relationships with journalists, serving as an essential link between the media and the bank.

    Your future colleagues

    Credit Suisse is a great platform to build up a career within a dynamic organization. We are a results oriented team whose pronounced team spirit, diverse profiles, and deep expertise guarantee an exciting working environment as well as the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills further.

    Corporate Communications plays a crucial role to promote and protect Credit Suisse’s reputation. The team advises and actively manages group-wide communications with the media, including corporate, financial, divisional and functional topics.

    In addition, the department manages and monitors reputational issues and partners with Credit Suisse management and control functions to develop appropriate communication strategies.

    In this capacity, Corporate Communications plays a crucial role in facilitating the content compilation and acting as a central approver for all communications from Credit Suisse to external media.

    We are a department which values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global cultural values.

    Remote Working?N / A - pending TWWW agreement

    Your skills and experience

    You’ll be a good match if you have :

    Solid professional experience (minimum of 3 years) in corporate communications (both internal and external), either in an in-house multinational environment or in a public relations agency serving multinational client accounts

    Communications experience in the financial services sector and general knowledge of the financial services industry will be an advantage

    University degree, preferably in Communications, Business, Journalism or Finance

    A positive personality with a high level of energy as well as the ability to balance multiple priorities and tasks concurrently

    Have a readiness to take on new tasks, and work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

    Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to perform well in a diverse, multicultural organization

    Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization, including senior management and global colleagues

    You will be expected to liaise with Chinese speaking clients

    A very organized, methodical approach to your work, with respect for our risk and control obligations

    Reliable and proactive, with a collaborative spirit, strong client focus and flexible approach, and have the ability to work independently

    Proven ability to generate ideas and to turn them into well-written content

    Established network of media contacts with sound media relations experience

    A keen sense of the news agenda to ensure that the bank’s social media initiatives and news clipping services remain relevant.

    A good understanding of and experience of working with web-based tools and systems

    Ideally experience of producing, editing and publishing content using a Content Management System (for intranet or internet)

    Basic Microsoft Office competence; MS Powerpoint skills

    Result oriented, dedicated, hardworking who can work on own initiative and can deliver on time

    Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives

    Your new employer

    Find a new home for your skills, ideas, and ambitions. Credit Suisse offers you the ideal environment to progress your career, attractive benefits and excellent training.

    We are a leading wealth manager with strong global investment banking capabilities founded in 1856. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and with more than 45,000 employees from over 150 nations, we are always looking for motivated individuals to help us shape the future for our clients.

    Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.

    We are committed to building a culture of inclusion with a deep sense of belonging for all of us. We will consider flexible working opportunities where possible.

    Our bank provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, as well as those with other needs or beliefs as may be protected under applicable local law.

    If you require assistance during the recruitment process, please let your recruiter know.


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