About the role
Communications & Events Executive
Hello Tomorrow Asia Pacific seeks a dynamic, fun-loving individual to champion our communications and community engagement efforts in the region. They will work closely with team members to create written content and organise and execute events.
They will help to strengthen all our channels (both offline and online) through which such stakeholder relationships are maintained and nurtured. They will help us to amplify our messaging, and engineering opportunities for serendipitous human connections to be had lies at the heart of this role.
They will also be called upon to assist in the creation and editing of other written content such as reports, proposals, and publications.
Hello Tomorrow supports the development and commercialisation of deep technologies to address our toughest global challenges. We’ve built a global ecosystem focused on the acceleration of ambitious innovations for impact at scale.
- We build a collaborative ecosystem:
To bring innovations to life we connect all key players — start-ups, institutions, investors, accelerators, and industry leaders — through programmes, dialogues, and competitions around the globe.
- We empower key stakeholders:
We provide innovation consulting and services to help corporations and governments leverage the potential of emerging technologies, understand the impact on their organisations, and collaborate with start-ups to accelerate their businesses.
- We uncover opportunities:
We identify and analyse innovation trends and dynamics; and host dialogues that thoroughly consider the evolving roles of emerging technologies in our society.
With support from the team, they will be expected to:
frame, propose, and execute on the Organisation’s communications and visibility strategies,
design, plan, and execute community-related activities and events (e.g. hosting roundtables, start-up demo days, networking events, etc.); and
assist in creating and editing written content across all of the Organisation’s activities.
Working with our team to support optimisation of shared content and external messaging across our newsletters (Brevo), socials (LinkedIn), and website (Wix).
Building on our ecosystem partnerships, proposing and executing on collaborations, and sharing calls-to-action for each other's activities.
Community-building and events
Designing and engineering opportunities for the wider community to be engaged with emerging deep-tech innovations, such as through the organisation of content-driven events (e.g. panel discussions, workshops), closed-door networking sessions, and our annual Hello Tomorrow APAC Summit.
Following up post-events to explore opportunities for the Organisation and our ecosystem stakeholders.
TRAITS & COMPETENCIES
To thrive in this capacity, they should naturally:
articulate and effective writers, adept and tasteful at curating and enforcing Organisational voice, style, and language; and familiar and comfortable with online channels;
strong in planning and execution, with a knack for thinking far and broad, and a preference for diversified exposure;
personable people-persons, always be setting others at ease and keen to value-add.
1-3 years of professional working experience, with at least a diploma in communications, or science and technology.
Candidates with a background in community-building, PR, marketing, corporate communications, journalism, and/ or content creation (especially within the fields of technical innovation, venture building, or ecosystem multipliers), or who have played key roles in the organisation of multi-faceted events will be favourably considered.
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
What we do is challenging, yet purposeful work. Our team is intentional about playing to each member’s unique strengths, applying ourselves towards areas that each of us would personally find fascinating, and satisfied in accomplishing. We support each other closely, and do our best to accommodate when life gets in the way. There are no stupid questions, and we treat each other with utmost respect as valued individuals.
To roll with our team and be one with our ecosystem of creative daredevils, you should be an effective communicator, tireless in the face of tough questions, endlessly curious, and, above all – genuine, gritty, tenacious, resourceful, and responsible. This is a fast-paced multi-cultural environment, so your time management skills must be impeccable, and you should enjoy thinking on the fly and embracing challenges head-on.
The ideal candidate is deeply curious about technical innovations and how researchers, start-ups, governments, private capital markets, and corporates intersect to develop meaningful innovations at scale. They are thoughtful and organised, able to respectfully challenge and improve the status quo, whilst simultaneously deliverables are achieved in expected fashion.
Communityship is deeply embedded in Hello Tomorrow’s ethos. The ideal candidate is trustworthy, purpose-driven, affable, and emphatic, able to engage purposefully and genuinely with all backgrounds and interests. All of Hello Tomorrow’s team members serve as pillars of the community that we have built, and the person filling this role will be expected to do no less.
In addition, they must be proactive and self-initiated, relational and communicative, working well collaboratively as part of a tight-knit team, as well as independently. Dynamism and the keenness to scale quickly up the learning curve cannot be overstated qualities – they must be eager for growth, while upholding excellence in all that they and the team represent. Professionalism and polish are a must, alongside enthusiasm to roll up their sleeves to do what needs to be done is assumed.