Candidates should have –
(a) a bachelor’ degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent, with disciplines in Communications, Journalism or Translation;
(b) at least 5 years’ full-time post graduate working experience in community engagement, corporate communications, public relations, interactive media, advertisement or social media marketing in a sizable organization, with the use of mobile applications, interactive, digital and/or social media platforms [see Note (1)];
(c) attained Level 3 [see Note (2)] or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent;
(d) proficiency in software applications including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of software applications and experience in graphic/media design and editing are considered an advantage; and
(e) proficiency in both written and spoken Chinese and English, and possessing good presentation and interpersonal skills.
(1) Candidates are requested to indicate in the section under “Full Employment Record to date” on the application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] details of their relevant working experience in community engagement, corporate communications, public relations, interactive media, advertisement or social media marketing and provide documentary proof. Candidates failed to provide documentary proof will not be considered as having the working experience indicated on the form.
(2) “Grade C” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(3) Candidates will be required to pass a language test.
A Contract New Media Writer is mainly deployed in fields of social media, publicity, public relations and community engagement. Mainly responsible for social media related research; information and message of dissemination; drama, story, script and textual content writing (both Chinese and English); publicity and promotions, and emergency duties. Required to work shifts and at irregular hours including Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on one-year non-civil service contract terms.
Rest days, statutory holidays or any of the five specified non-Sunday general holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with consistently high standard of performance and conduct. Such gratuity (if granted), plus the Government’s contribution to the MPF scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordnance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at http://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below contact address.
(h) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application Forms (G.F. 340 [(Rev. 3/2013)]) are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (http://www.csb.gov.hk).
Applicants should state clearly in their application forms the details of their academic qualifications and working experience. Completed application forms, together with copies of (a) certificates and transcripts in support of the academic qualifications; (b) supporting documents of working experience; and (c) supporting documents of level of proficiency in Chinese and English Languages, should be submitted by post and reach the Appointments Unit, 35/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on or before 10 July 2020. Please specify the title of the post being applied for on the envelope.
To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will NOT be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of application and /or submission of supporting documents.
Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). For applicants who apply on-line, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the below contact address on or before 17 July 2020. The on-line application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents.
If applications are late or incomplete, or not made in the prescribed form, or submitted by fax or e-mail, or without copies of the relevant supporting documents, or if the relevant supporting documents are received after the above specified dates or are insufficient, such applications will NOT be considered.
Candidates who are selected for interview/trade test will normally receive an invitation in about 8 to 10 weeks from the closing date for application. Longer time may be required under certain circumstances, e.g. when a large number of applications are received. Those who are not invited for interview/trade test may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Appointments Unit, 35/F, Arsenal House, Police Headquarters, 1 Arsenal Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong