Editorial Research Assistant - Asia Pacific

Relay Impact is seeking an Editorial Research Assistant (Asia-Pacific) who is creative, passionate, self-motivated, and hungry to make an impact on the world.
This position is open to candidates in the Asia Pacific region only and offers a fixed, paid monthly contract. Pay is fair and aligned with the candidate’s skills, expertise and background. The position offers flexible working hours with in-person / virtual meetings required a few times per week.

The candidate must be fluent in English (reading, speaking, and writing). Fluency in Chinese (Traditional) and other Asian languages ​​is a plus.
Passion for supporting responsible growth in the Asia Pacific region and interest in corporate sustainability, social impact, impact investing, sustainable finance, and climate action
Ability to balance humor with a professional tone of voice geared towards our readership comprising of global investors, asset managers, senior executives, impact entrepreneurs, and sustainability professionals
Comfortable in presenting big picture ideas to the Editor, and providing feedback and suggestions on brand identity to the design team as well as on content strategy in the context of regional news, events, and policies
Strong organizational skills in conducting market research, surveys, competitor analysis, stakeholder analysis, researching on country profiles, data verification, and maintaining research references
Manage a remote team of contributing writers, manage guest posts from collaborators, evaluate potential partnerships, review articles contributed and their alignment with the editorial and brand guidelines, maintain content calendar, contribute towards newsletter, and assist in interviews with thought leaders, industry experts, impact entrepreneurs, and senior executives
Responsible to maintain a consistent brand personality in all our materials (including, generating templates, marketing collateral, media kit, and creative content) across all communication channels aligned with our brand voice: passionate, informative, professional, quirky, authentic and thoughtful
Meet growth targets and quarterly KPIs by increasing site subscriptions, growing social media following (Linkedin, Twitter, YouTube), and managing online presence on other channels/forums, maintaining conversion rate through effective marketing, public relations, and lead generation
Must be willing to take on administrative work and support the development of an early-stage startup including, supporting prelaunch activities, assistance in list building, gathering graphics, illustrations and stock footage, creating pitch decks, attending virtual events, and SEO keyword optimization
Skilled in managing digital tools and integrations, interest in improving processes, and optimizing workflow with productivity tools
Prior experience in startups / online media pertaining to brand development, multimedia communications, graphic design, website management, social media, storytelling, video-making, and data visualization is a plus
Knowledge of the Asia Pacific region, including stakeholders relevant to our readership base, investment challenges, policies, regulations, and/or markets for one/more of the following geographies is highly desired: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand
1. Indicate your interest by emailing editor@relayimpact.com. Please attach a CV, relevant work samples, and a cover letter including your response to the prompts provided below. Don’t forget to mention your desired pay expectations and general work availability in your cover letter.

2. If shortlisted, you will be invited for a video interview to determine fit with our culture, mission, and workflows.
Cover letter Prompts:
How would you incorporate feedback into your work?
Are you available to contribute long-term, at least a year?
Do you have experience creating content for senior executives, investors, industry experts, or professionals with over 10 years of experience in their field?

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Relay Impact is an independent, subscription-based publication and a purpose-driven startup, with a mission to accelerate responsible growth across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.


Well, simply because it is timely and necessary. In the shared global crisis of climate change, we need action and investments that are bold and responsible. Our shared future depends on how well we allocate the trillions of dollars needed to support net-zero transition and social value creation. The Asia Pacific region comprises of the world’s largest emerging and advanced markets however, the region faces climate risks that could lead up to $7.5 trillion in GDP loss if left unmitigated. Scaling responsible investments that give priority to decarbonization and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are key to the region’s growth and development. This means accepting the sustainable development challenge and moving forward with strategic shifts that minimize climate risks for all stakeholders.


Relay Impact is here to help navigate these broader market shifts, support low-carbon transition, and track regulatory changes and policies that impact investments and value creation. Subscribers gain access to Asia Pacific's most actionable stories, future-proofing insights, and best practices on sustainable finance, asset management, ESG, impact investing, climate risk, energy transition, circular economy, policy, culture, and markets.

Our goal is to serve our subscribers ad-free, thoughtful, and timeless content to keep the focus on growing their impact, with readers comprising of global investors, asset managers, senior executives, impact entrepreneurs, and sustainability professionals interested in exploring untapped opportunities and scaling sustainable investments across the region’s key emerging and advanced markets.

Launching March 2022, Relay Impact shall maintain a public-facing roadmap with transparent finances and climate contribution.

As a forward thinking initiative, we contribute 1% of our revenue towards carbon removal.

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