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Job ID : 1192716 Date Updated : September 15th, 2021

International Account Manager

Hiring Company Cosmo Public Relations Corporation
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

Now hiring for our Global PR Accounts team! COSMO is one of Japan’s leading independent public relations and strategic communication consultancies. Established in 1960, COSMO was a pioneer in the field of public relations in Japan. Today, we continue to shape the communication landscape in the fields of Healthcare, Food & Food Science, and Consumer Goods & Services. Come and join our vibrant team and grow your career with COSMO.

We are looking for a strategically minded PR professional to develop and manage communication strategies for global clients. The International Account Manager (IAM) at COSMO is a full-time position that functions as part of the International Accounts Division. This role is responsible for supporting client accounts and managing day-to-day relations for communication strategies. The professional may also support other accounts that require native-English support. The IAD team works with client companies and agency affiliates with English-speaking staff based in Japan
or overseas. Strong English writing skills are required to enable editing and revising of English content including client content, company internal and external communications, and more.

To succeed in this role, the candidate should be a fully proficient native Englishspeaker. Business level Japanese is a definite plus. We are seeking a digital savvy professional with energy, flexibility, positivity, customer focus, strategic thinking ability, and a proven track record of delivering results with high ethics and integrity, as well as someone who works collaboratively with teams. This exciting role requires a high level of comfort communicating with multinational people. 

Additionally, the IAM will serve as the key point of contact with members of the foreign press and global media, and will work to develop strong relationships with the media to secure meetings, interviews, and other engagement on behalf of our clients. This role is expected to help our clients (Japanese companies) expand overseas with use of overseas media as well as help local Japanese companies spearhead engagement with foreign media based in Japan.

The IAM is expected to:

  • Add value by leveraging mostly non-Japanese media relations
  • Work collaboratively up and down the organization as well as across our healthcare network
  • Deliver billable hours in line with objectives
  • Deliver ideas to differentiate COSMO services
  • Use fluent English at a professional level; business Japanese a plus
  • Demonstrate excellent English writing ability
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills
  • Support company-wide efforts to strengthen digital presence and content via owned media (website and SNS channels)
  • Contribute to our vibrant, strong, and unique culture 

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 3 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Native
Minimum Japanese Level Business Level
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversee development of strong media relations
  • Serve as the go-to COSMO media relations specialist for global clients
  • Work alongside account managers, directors, and others to spearhead engagement with the (foreign) press
  • Assist with strategic planning of press materials, etc.
  • Comply with company management policies

Client Relationship

  • Support accounts with media relations and communications expertise
  • Thoroughly understand clients' media relations needs
  • Provide effective and high quality materials such as interviews and other mediarelated materials
  • Use resources appropriately and efficiently
  • Be willing to learn from others and develop deep knowledge of the healthcare industry, and expand into other sectors as required 
  • Utilize expertise in media relations, event management, press release, crisis and issues handling, etc.

Education:Minimum Bachelors Degree, ideally in communications area
Experience:Minimum 3 years’ experience in PR / communications / media relations
Compensation:To be determined based on experience
COSMO working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 17:30. Given the global nature of COSMO clients and affiliates, some meetings may fall outside these hours. 

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
  • Hibiya Line Station

Work Conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours 9:00 - 17:30
Holidays 完全週休二日 土日祝日、夏期休暇、年末年始休暇、有給休暇10日~20日
Hiring Company Information

Cosmo Public Relations Corporation

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Company Description

Cosmo Public Relations Corporation (hereafter: COSMO) is one of Japan's leading independent strategic communication consultancies. Established in 1960, COSMO is a pioneer in the field of public relations in Japan. Today, we continue to shape the communication landscape in the fields of Healthcare.




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