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Senior International Media Representative

Job Description and Requirements

• A bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, English, or a related field in arts. An MBA or a higher degree is preferred.
• A minimum 14 years of experience in public relations and media relations gained from either agency and/or in-house corporate setting, ideally in energy or oil and gas sectors.
• Native English speaking proficiency with excellent English writing and presentation skills. 
• Deep domain expertise in media relations/media handling, including on strategic corporate announcements and financial results/earnings, working alongside investor relations.
• Deep knowledge of and contacts across international business media (print/online/broadcast) and excellent understanding of social media. 
• Proven experience of media handling in crisis situations with consistent ability to respond calmly and with confidence in a fast-paced environment. 
• Highly organized and detail oriented with an exceptional sense of responsibility and accountability.
• A self-starter who works independently with responsibility and minimal supervision and is focused on delivery.
• Sound judgment underpinned by a strong sense of news and appreciation of the news cycle. • Strong business acumen and understanding of corporate drivers. 
• Ability to engage confidently with senior leaders. 
• Strong interpersonal skills, and proven team working and team management skills.
• Trustworthy and responsible; handle confidential issues with sensitivity and care at all times.
• Manage colleagues and communications agencies to deliver consistent results to an exceptional and consistent standard.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Handle media enquiries; engage proactively with media; and develop, implement, and evaluate media engagement strategies for announcements and campaigns.
• Prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives within a busy press office team.
• Develop core materials required for communications plans: press releases, briefing documents, messaging/briefings, Q&A, media plans, analysis and evaluation reports, etc.
• Simplify and translate technical issues into compelling, engaging, and relevant content.
• Ensure materials are prepared to consistent Saudi Aramco standards and ensures systematic adherence to Saudi Aramco processes.
• Implement media and social media evaluation, performance tracking and analysis to inform strategy.
• Support the Company’s crisis communications activities, crisis preparedness, and media handling during crisis incidents.