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Immediate Hire: 3 months full time contract!

Press & Partnerships Officer

It’s for YOUTH’09 in January. We’re repeating the success of YOUTH’08, this time twice the size, and twice the impact… a 3 day festival with over 100 activities and a targeted attendance of 50,000 youths.

Yeah, it’s not going to be the easiest task on the planet – but we are assembling an all-star team to make it happen.

We have media partners and event partners in place. Right now we need someone to bring the pieces together in a magical way – construct the publicity plan and make sure it happens – and coordinate with event partners to make sure the events follow through. You will be spearheading these tasks with the help of the team.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Liaise with media partners across TV, Radio, Print, and web, handle our pre and post publicity and press coverage
  • Liaise with programme partners to make the events and activities during YOUTH’09 even bigger and better

As the right candidate

  • You have excellent spoken and written skills in English.
  • You possess outgoing, social, positive, youthful energy.
  • You possess your own transportation
  • You must be available full-time from 15th October till 31st January
  • You are willing to learn, do whatever it takes to MASTER this role
  • Must be not older than 30 years old (this is a youth-for-youths event after all)

Experience managing events, gathering, and press relations is a plus.

By the end of the 3 month contract…

  • You would’ve been a key person in pulling off the largest youth event in Malaysia. (Imagine that on your portfolio)
  • You would’ve worked with some of the most competent, capable and dynamic young people in Malaysia
  • We may also see an opportunity for you to grow with our team into bigger challenges and career advancement

Some of the people on your team:

Joel Neoh

Joel was a college student when his summer break startup made RM1 Million in revenue its first year of operations.

He went on to build the award-winning NGO Youth Malaysia, running nationwide projects such as YOUTH’08, The 1st National Youth Entrepreneur Convention, and “Gegar U!Colors of Our Nation” – impacting more than half a million youths. Within a year, the organization bagged AYA Dream Malaysia Youth Friendly Company of the Year.

As a fan Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” series, he joined Malaysia’s first corporate reality TV show – The Firm, as the youngest contestant at age 23, and won.

Joel has also represented his country and won gold medals in rock climbing championships, has modeled for global fashion brands such as Guess, Esprit, Adidas, Nike, Quiksilver and Levi’s, and did not learn business from books (he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from Monash University).

Khailee Ng

Khailee co-founded the local indie music promoter Project Bazooka and socio-political webzine TheCICAK.com as a college student. His projects have won him various awards, including the KLue Blue Chilli Award and the Asian HSBC Young Entrepreneur Award 2006.

He completed his degree in business at the top 2% of his class and Valedictorian from the University of Technology Sydney, along with student achievements in theater, debating, art, photography and writing. He also did advanced studies in Entrepreneurship at San Francisco State and UC Berkeley.

After graduation, his spent 2 years with MindValley, a team of entrepreneurs and programmers from 16 countries. Together, they built profitable internet businesses in the US and UK personal development market, and Web2.0 applications such as BlinkList and SocialRank. During this time, he helped build MindValley to win the international award The World’s Most Democratic Workplace 2008.

Interested?

Work alongside other interesting youths to create the largest youth lifestyle festival Malaysia has ever seen.

Act immediately, send your CV directly to khailee@youthmalaysia.com by 18th of October. We will be deciding on the hire by then.

If you think this is a good opportunity for a friend, do spread the word!

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