WS/2609 - PR/Speech Writer - Petrochemical Industry

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PR/Speech Writer - Petrochemical Industry




A highly attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package is available.


Saudi Arabia Jubail

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All Nationalities

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Interested in TAX FREE Role? A major global petrochemical manufacturing company seeks a Speech Writer to write executive speeches and develop presentations to raise the profile of executives as “thought leaders” in the chemical industry, and advance the company’s global and national standing. Applicants invited with a relevant degree (ideally in a Communications-related field) and a minimum of 10 years’ speech writing experience. Superior writing skills are vital for this role. Working on a Tax Free, Expat residential permanent role, you will be exposed to a great opportunity to develop your specific expertise working across various stakeholders on high value projects. This role is offered in adherence with Saudi Labour Law and therefore these positions are only open to Males and under the age of 58.

With offices and manufacturing plants spread across 6 continents, the Company is one of the largest global petrochemical organisations. They manufacture petrochemical products for a wide range of industries including construction, healthcare, agriculture, industrial and automotive.

Jubail is a large industrial city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is within easy reach of Dammam and Al Khobar and you can easily visit both Bahrain and Kuwait.

This is a residential position (i.e. not rotational) and the Company provides 22 – 28 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days).
Reporting to the Global Communications Lead (Corporate Affairs), you will be responsible for:
  • Developing high-impact communications for the company’s executives and its Global Communications Operation.
  • Writing executive speeches and developing presentations.
  • Helping to drive the strategy for the leaderships’ external and internal engagements with stakeholders.
  • Raising the profile of executives as “thought leaders” in the chemical industry, and advancing the company’s global and national standing.
  • Developing high-impact communications for the company’s executives and its Global Communications Operation.
  • Engaging with senior leaders, including the CEO, to develop and write speeches for various internal and external audiences.
  • Undertaking original research on a range of topics as needed to inform the speech/lecture and soliciting inputs from across the organization as needed.
  • Managing a wide range of executive-level communications to be delivered on public platforms.
  • Researching audience expectations, event agenda and topics, and assist in focusing the purpose of each speech or lecture to tailor messages for audience appeal and impact.
  • Keeping abreast with company developments, relevant industry reports, and policy changes, to be able to advise company executives on brand messaging.
  • Analysing complex information, including statistics, financial information and other numerical, qualitative and quantitative data, to extract key messages for integration into speeches/lectures and other communications material as required.
  • Developing thought leadership articles for company executives for positioning in the media, conferences and town halls.
  • Drafting/reviewing/editing other substantive written material for the Executives as requested including statements, briefings, op-eds, opinions, articles, talking points, key messages and other written communications. This may include targeted messages for internal communications within the Company or for specific stakeholders and partners, as needed by the Executives.
  • Developing press releases, feature stories, articles based on the executive speeches. Work with senior managers and communications colleagues in various Bureaus to incorporate Executives messaging into their speeches and other communications materials.
  • Researching and evaluating external speaking opportunities and make suitable recommendations to the leadership.
  • Coordinating with the Executives and the Global Communications on publishing speeches and presentation content on the Company’s corporate website including maintaining an up-to-date archive of speeches.
  • Managing interfaces with Media and PR Agencies and process all related transactions.
  • Extracting key messages from speeches/presentations/articles for dissemination through social media channels, in close collaboration with the Global Communications.
As part of a large communications team, this position requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight deadlines.
The successful candidate will have
  • Batchelor’s degree in a relevant subject (ideally in a Communications-related field) essential. Masters or PhD preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ communications/speech writing experience essential.
  • An understanding of the Petrochemical/Chemical industries advantageous.
  • The ability to analyse complex information to extract key messages essential.
  • Outstanding written communication skills with the ability to write high quality executive level speeches and develop engaging presentations essential.
  • Excellent communication skills in English with the ability to engage with senior leaders to ensure all written speeches and communications are on-point.
  • Strong research skills – the ability to determine important information for speeches/lectures as well as audience expectations, event agendas etc.
  • Previous experience in preparing press releases essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate with the media, PR agencies, conference organisers etc.
  • A strong understanding of the media landscape and where best to position specific articles, press releases etc.
  • Strong understanding of social media channels and how they can advance the company’s global and national standing essential.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordination of solutions to complex problems.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team essential.
Other Information
Package: A highly attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package is available including housing, transport, 2 flights home per year, health and dental insurance 22-28 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days.

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