Position:  Communications Specialist - Asia (Korea Office)
Location:  Seoul, South Korea
Job Id:  594
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:           Communications Specialist - Asia
Area:                  Global Communications
Reports to:        Communications Regional Lead, Asia 
Classification:   Exempt
Organization Overview
Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotary’s clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.
Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
General Overview
The Communications Specialist — Asia communicates Rotary’s key messages and elevates our brand to Asian audiences in effective and innovative ways. The specialist works with the rest of the communications team and other staff and organization members to promote Rotary and inform our global audiences about Rotary’s programs and initiatives.
  • Translate, localize, transcreate, and edit a large volume of content
  • Identify and share local story and resource needs and opportunities with team members in Evanston to create engaging content for various platforms such as Rotary’s website and social media
  • Maintain a strong online presence on social media platforms that are most relevant in the region
  • Proactively research and provide expertise on appropriate communication in the region, with particular attention to cultural sensitivity, current affairs, and regional events/milestones
  • Collaborate with staff in Evanston and at Rotary’s international offices, as well as with external agents such as regional magazines and Rotary members, in communications efforts to advance Rotary’s brand
  • Suggest engaging and creative ideas for promoting Rotary regionally and globally, with emphasis on communicating initiatives to Korean audiences
  • Localize and implement regional marketing campaigns to support the priorities of the organization
  • Identify, develop and implement webinars or in-person meetings to train Rotary members and staff in various topics as needed
  • Work with the PR team in Evanston to develop and maintain strong relationships with key regional media representatives as needed
  • Act as a brand ambassador, applying the Rotary voice, visual identity, and messaging in all communications
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of tailored communications and branding strategies that increase the impact of Rotary’s events, publications, projects, and initiatives
  • Increase Rotary’s visibility and impact by identifying target audiences for projects, events, and publications
  • Fully support a regional approach to communication and contribute actively to expanding Rotary’s reach within Asia
  • Help devise qualitative and quantitative measures of the impact of the Global Communications team
  • Represent the Global Communications team in projects and initiatives as assigned
  • Provide constructive feedback on content
  • Keep abreast of marketing, messaging, and other communications trends in the region and share with the team in Evanston
  • Support and maintain regional style guides, terminology, and translation memories, as needed
  • Provide interpretation, meeting support, voice-over talent as needed and assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Professional proficiency in English and Korean
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in translation, localization or related field
  • Keen eye for social and cultural issues/trends
  • Capacity to work consistently individually and as part of a remote team
  • Reliable knowledge of global and regional communications 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong commitment to meeting deadlines and achieving results
  • Ability to remain calm and deliver results under pressure
  • Capacity to learn fast and pass on knowledge
  • Positive can-do attitude
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • ​Initiative, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and motivation
  • Capacity to identify challenges and present solutions
  • Ability to maintain high quality and brand consistency in all communications

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