Speech Writer – Relocate to Saudi Arabia
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Req Number: 17553BR
This is an expatriate position located in Saudi Arabia.
We are seeking an English language speechwriter to join the Executive Communication Support (ECS) team of Public Affairs, within Saudi Aramco Corporate Affairs.
The ECS team provides a full speechwriting support service (from draft to delivery) to the President & CEO, as well as all Senior Vice Presidents who request it.
Where appropriate (and if resources allow) we provide an editing service for Vice Presidents & Executive Directors of mature draft speeches prepared by their teams.
Your primary role will be supporting Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents & Executive Directors across the Company as assigned, covering a wide variety of subjects.
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor degree from a world-class academic institution, although an advanced degree is preferred.
You will have five years of experience in corporate, government, and NGO communications, including at least three years of recent experience as a full-time speechwriter at the highest levels.
Knowledge and understanding of the energy industry is highly desirable.
Knowledge and understanding of international relations, business, academia, technology, and experience with different cultures is preferred.
You will be able to diplomatically engage, counsel, and influence senior executives.
Must be a native English speaker.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Research, craft, and edit high quality/high impact, personalized English language speeches and talking points for senior Saudi Aramco executives, to deliver at a variety of domestic, regional, and international events, that position our senior executives as business and/or industry thought leaders and advance the Company’s strategic vision.
On occasion, turn a translation of a speech in Arabic into an English speech.
Draft op-eds, executive correspondence, internal memos, year-end messages, and forewords to significant external publications as required.
Align each product with corporate messaging, press releases, videos, social media, website, etc., yet do so in the voice of each customer.
Help identify strategic speaking opportunities for senior executives to reach key audiences and expand our voice share.
Build trusted relationships with senior executives, their offices, proponents, and other key internal and external stakeholders.
Immerse yourself in the company’s rich heritage and ambitious future strategy, while adapting your skills to the unique Saudi Aramco environment, so that in time you are able to write for the Chairman and the CEO as well.
Job posted: 2019-09-09