Policy and Research Manager – CASBAA Hong Kong


Reports to Chief Policy Officer, Based in Hong Kong initially, Travel required with Competitive Salary.

Major Functions: Represent, Inform, Connect

Policy Advocacy

  • Assist in devising and executing strategies and plans for advocacy of policy positions relevant to the pay-TV and online video industries, including broadcasting and internet regulatory policies and intellectual property protection.
  • Distill complex issues to their essence and express them clearly both verbally and in writing to diverse audiences.
  • Participate in external communications by drafting policy papers and analyses, as well as occasional publicity materials.
  • Build consensus and support amongst stakeholders by leveraging key relationships, through a combination of close liaison and fact-based argument.

Research

  • Conduct and oversee research on:
    – Asian legal and regulatory frameworks for the pay-TV and online video and associated advertising / technology industries
    – Global and regional best practices in regulation and policy development
    – Intellectual property protection in Asian Markets (frameworks and market realities).
    – Industry development in Asian markets
  • Write/edit and supervise production of high-quality, detailed reports and advocacy materials.
  • Analyze issues and policy approaches across many markets; synthesize concise supporting cases for policy positions based on best practices and industry conditions, supplemented by market-specific information.
  • As appropriate, engage in on-site research and liaison with CASBAA member companies and industry players in various Asian markets.

Member Services and Event Support

  • Networking – Work across national borders and cultural barriers, at all levels of seniority, to gather information and advocate CASBAA member interests
  • Content creation — Drive conception and production of digital/graphic/online/print media that presents information on policy-related matters effectively to support member engagement and member recruitment.
  • Service – respond to member requests for information and updates about policies and conditions in regional markets
  • Outreach – Manage Policy pages of CASBAA website, working with technical staff to ensure currency and topicality of information available to members
  • Events – Assist, as required, in designing and managing preparation for committee meetings, seminars, conferences, roundtables, and webinars concerning policy matters and especially copyright policies

Desired Attributes:

  • Smart, responsive and aware – can readily spot trends and “connect the dots”
  • Outstanding English communication skills; clear writing and fast editing
  • Quantitative skills, especially those relevant to researching and then graphically summarizing and visually depicting data and trends, would also be preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate business value of policy approaches and lobbying investment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with many diverse stakeholders and build coalitions
  • Ability to multi-task, take forward multiple projects simultaneously, and deliver quality services within a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in details of policies and the regulatory oversight of the media, technology and telecoms industries; some background in law, government, management consulting/strategy or lobbying would be preferred
  • Knowledge of the copyright and/or communications industries would also be useful
  • Minimum five years of experience after University in a relevant industry or government position
  • Knowledge of a relevant Asian language and/or Asia-based experience would be a benefit but is not mandatory

Apply this job please Email: casbaa@casbaa.com