Embattled tech company Huawei is looking for a new PR person in Canada

Jan 8 2019, 4:42 am

Do you have a “strategic mindset and strong business acumen?” What about “experience in media relations and crisis management?” If these sorts of things are right up your alley, then a job opening at Huawei in Canada might be just what you’re looking for.

Yes, just over a month after the CFO of the global tech giant was Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver, before being granted bail, and then ordered not to leave BC before her next court date coming this February, it looks like the Canadian arm of the company has a opening in its public relations / communications department –as the Public Relations Director.

In the LinkedIn posting, the company notes that it was named one of the five most innovative technology companies in the world, landed 83rd on the Fortune Global 500 list, has a workforce in excess of 180,000, and revenues in excess of $100 billion USD (2018).

The qualified applicant should have, among other things, “the ability to quickly establish credibility with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and articulate in a clear and time sensitive manner.”

The person selected for the role will also “be the owner for all aspects of media relations, executive speaking engagements, awareness building activities, presentations, award applications and other PR activities in support of various marketing campaigns.”

The role also includes support for crisis management and emergency response.

Applicants are requested to have a minimum of 10 to 15  years of experience in progressive public relations role in consumer electronics / telecommunications / IT /consumer goods industry, and a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or marketing “is an asset.”

Best of luck!

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