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Senior Associate/ Manager (1-year contract), New Ventures (Venture Building)

Apply Now Work type: Contract, Full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: New Ventures

About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global center for business, innovation, and talent. We undertake investment promotion and industry development, and work with international businesses, both foreign and local, by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments. Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

For more information on EDB, please visit www.edb.gov.sg


We are looking for an individual to support the strategy and execution for community building and publicity for corporate venturing as a growing movement in Singapore and the region. This is a new function within the New Ventures team, so the individual will have a significant opportunity to deliver solutions to increase interaction, collaboration, open sharing and publicity of corporate venturing amongst our community of corporate venturing executives and venture founders.


Key responsibilities will include:


Community Building

  • Support in the planning, execution and evaluation of community engagement activities
  • Maintain a calendar of activities and maintaining database to monitor participation from our corporate venturing community members
  • Research and ideate on community building and engagement strategies and tactics, including identifying relevant collaboration partners and evaluating best practices for successful community building
  • Support in analysis of community health on a regular basis
  • Work closely with our partner corporates and venture studios to organise and run events across the year, such as masterclasses, webinars and networking sessions



  • Support the development of corporate venturing content to drive regular publicity across EDB-owned publicity channels, website, LinkedIn and EDMs
  • Work closely with our partner corporates and venture studios to develop corporate venturing narratives, content pieces and project press releases
  • Support the New Ventures team to regularly develop and refresh marketing collaterals for both internal and external audiences
  • Keep up to date on media coverage and relevant media contacts for corporate venturing and related topics such as corporate innovation, transformation, digital and new growth.
  • Tracking coverage and effectiveness of publicity initiatives (e.g. articles, social media posts) on owned channels such as website, LinkedIn and EDMs


To meet the challenges of this role, you must have:

  • At least 2 years of working experience in a related role for community building and/or publicity and marketing
  • A strong interest and passion for corporate innovation and/or start-up creation - you understand how the publicity and community building initiatives you help to develop and support will engage and benefit the target audiences.
  • Possess the following attributes and skillsets: 
    • Resourceful with a proactive, self-starter mindset and positive work attitude
    • Adaptable and a strong team player in an agile environment
    • Is adept at  working with a range of internal and external stakeholders, across working levels and C-suites
    • Strong organisational, time management and multi-tasking skills
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Familiar with digital platforms and tools for marketing and outreach is a plus
    • Singaporean


We review applications and interview on a rolling basis. Applicants can expect to receive an application outcome within 8 weeks of application date.

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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