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Corporate Communications Advisor (286593)

Basic Function

We are looking for a dynamic, talented PR professional to join our Corporate Communications team and be part of implementing a strategic communications program for Aramco Services Company, the U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Aramco.  In this role, you will manage various PR activities and associated agency or freelance support, as well as draw on the expertise and abilities of colleagues both in the United States and around the world.  Special emphasis areas for this position are media relations, strategic counsel, and written communications.  The Corporate Communications function is involved in managing external and internal communications, trade and consumer media relations, social and digital media, crisis communications, advertising, as well as communications aspects of special events, including tradeshows.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement PR plans that protect and enhance the company reputation in the Americas, as well as progress core business activities
  • Serve in a role to provide guidance and counsel to company management and other internal stakeholders as projects evolve, and help position and message company and activities
  • Work directly with company stakeholders to define and achieve communications objectives
  • Manage communications projects, including vendors, contracting and budgets, to accomplish high-quality PR deliverables
  • Oversee agency, freelance staff, and photographers as needed
  • Conduct consumer and trade media relations to support trade media objectives, and serve as company spokesperson when advised
  • Serve on the company crisis communications team
  • Maintain and/or develop company policy with regard to communications
  • Direct, post and exercise judgment regarding engagement in social media channels
  • Support content generation and distribution via external and internal websites, and be proficient in using content management systems;
  • Support other PR initiatives including community outreach, branding and publications
  • Knowledge of and ability to oversee and art direct photo and video shoots
  • Serve as onsite PR representative at company events, including tradeshows and conferences
  • Work with outside PR firms, freelance writers, and various graphics and publication vendors
  • Research, develop and write articles; conduct speechwriting; coordinate special projects to support Saudi Aramco and ASC operations to help employees, the business community, government, and the general public better understand the vision, mission, history and goals of the Company
  • When assigned, serve as a crisis communications counselor/lead
  • Develop or review communication plan outlines to clarify audiences, purpose and treatment of programs prior to development and delivery
  • Monitor the cost and quality of agency professional freelance work and makes changes in contractors as necessary
  • Serve as a reviewer and approver of external communications developed by others;
  • Ensure the overall integrity and quality of the communications program and products.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, English or Marketing
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience required- ten (10) preferred, in a corporate communications environment or PR agency: oil and gas industry experience a plus
  • Experience in full range of communications deliverables, including PR plans, strategy, counsel, media relations, social media, websites, copywriting and speechwriting, events and crisis
  • Proven track record with work samples/portfolio
  • Strong background in media relations and written communications required
  • Membership in PRSA, IABC or AMA preferred
  • Some travel required
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined 
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette


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