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Department: Global Communication

Position: Reporter and Communication Lead


SAPA Communication Department is the voice channel of SAPA headquarters and all chapters, and is an indispensable core function for the operation of SAPA organization. The Communication Department is responsible for the promotion, reporting, interviews and news releases of all activities. We own multiple media platforms such as WeChat official account, website, Email, LinkedIn, Newsletter etc. It is committed to producing the highest quality content, providing the most timely SAPA and industry updates, so as to enhance SAPA’s influence and business value, and serve SAPA’s mission: To enhance the science, education, collaboration and career advancement in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. The SAPA Communication Department is recruiting talents with passion to join the group as a Reporter and Communication Lead.


This position will join the event communication team, which is mainly responsible for writing Chinese and English promotion, interviews, event summaries (news release), etc. Each activity needs a communication lead in charge, several supporting members (reporters), and a communication coordinator. During the event, new members will be led by senior members to learn the skills of event promotion document and news report writing, exercise professional writing skills in Chinese and English, and get trained on cross-functional teamwork, leadership/coordination, academic and business event preparation, etc. There are also opportunities to meet, interview and network with key industry/academic guest speakers, to broaden your own career network while completing the tasks. As experience grows, the reporter will be promoted to communication lead and further communication coordinator to lead event promotion and the reporter team.


  • Writes Chinese and English promotion, interviews, event summaries

  • Take part in the cross-functional collaboration to support the entire workflow of the event promotion

  • Opportunity to lead a reporter team and represent the team in event committee meetings

  • Interview key speakers from the industry/academia as needed and draft news articles.



  • Required:

    • Eligible candidate must be an active SAPA member or willing to become an active SAPA member upon joining

    • Excellent Chinese and English writing skills

    • Outstanding inter-personal communication skills

    • Independence and leadership skills

    • Strong sense of responsibility, responsive to complete assignment timely and reliably

    • Able to attend online meetings outside of working hours (9am-5pm)

    • Strong teamwork spirit

  • Preferred:

    • Experience of working in cross-functional matrix team

    • Able to attend in-person event in NJ, USA

    • Prior experience of event promotion, news report and interviewing

    • Meticulous and patient in work

    • Willing to keep learning and improving skills


Time Commitments:

Pre-event and Post-event:

  • 3-5 hours per week for a period of 1-2 month for the event project assigned

  • The work can be divided among multiple volunteers

During event:

  • 1-2 days depending on event duration

  • The work can be divided among multiple volunteers



  • In addition to the general volunteer benefits:

    • Learn skills including but not limited to Chinese and English professional writing, event publicity planning, news reports, interviews.

    • Participate in large professional event planning and publicity, accumulate experience in cross-functional teamwork, and exercise leadership and other soft skills.

    • Closely follow up the preparation process of the event in SAPA in real time, and get the latest news of the companies, people, events, and career development opportunities you are interested in at the earliest time.

    • Chances to establish a 1-to-1 relationship with the industry/academic leaders, and get inspirational advice for career development and find future career partners.

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