A Research Platform for Singapore

Media and Communications Executive/Manager

Department:Corporate Office
Posted Date:18 September 2018
Closing Date:Open until filled
Hours:Full Time
Duration:Fixed Term


TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. Researchers from Technical University Munich and Nanyang Technological University join forces and are funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

TUMCREATE is made up of over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University. The Mission of TUMCREATE is to seek the ultimate public transport system for the people of Singapore. Our innovative road transport solutions will provide high comfort and a positive travel experience, best protection of the environment and maximum benefit to the society and the economy.

More Information about TUMCREATE can be found by viewing our web pages at http://www.tum-create.edu.sg/ 


About This Position

The purpose of the Media and Communications Executive role is to ensure that communications from TUM CREATE is up to date, targeted and credible. This position will develop and implement strategies to raise TUM CREATE’s media profile in the relevant strategic areas of research. The Media and Communications Executive will work with the Management and Researchers at TUM CREATE.


Objectives & Tasks


General Responsibilities

  1. Develop, implement and evaluate TUM CREATE’s media strategy in consultation with the TUM CREATE management.
  2. Monitor daily media and advice on reactive media opportunities.
  3. Write and lead the production of communication materials including TUM CREATE’s news section on the web pages, media releases and communications brochures and promotional material in consultation with TUM CREATE management and Principal Researchers.
  4. Monitor implementation of a TUM CREATE style guide which maintains corporate image and presentation style for all external and (where appropriate) internal communications materials.
  5. Contribute to the organisation, development and delivery of communication strategies for TUM CREATE events and forums.
  6. Develop, implement and evaluate TUM CREATE’s social media strategy in consultation with the TUM CREATE management.
  7. Provide monthly reports to TUM CREATE management.


Organisational Relationships & Accountability

The Media and Communications Manager reports to the CEO. The CEO may delegate the reporting as necessary. Key internal contacts include all TUM CREATE staff and TUM CREATE stakeholders as directed by the CEO.



  • Diploma or Tertiary qualification in Public Relations, Journalism or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in copywriting and proofreading within a Public Relations, Journalism or Communications role.
  • Previous experience in media relations and a track record in securing Singapore media coverage.
  • Experience in online communications including: developing and implementing online strategies and maintaining websites and social media communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly, as well as cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise work, manage time, determine priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours and off-site at publicity events.


  • Experience in planning and managing campaign activities.
  • Previous project management experience in a Singapore education or government sector.



HR (hr@tum-create.edu.sg)

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send your full applications via email, including a resume, academic transcripts and a cover letter to HR (hr@tum-create.edu.sg).


Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.