Overview

Req Number: 18752BR

Position Description:
We are seeking an English language speechwriter to join Aramco’s Executive Communication Support (ECS) Group in our Corporate Communication Department (CCD). CCD is part of Public Affairs, within Corporate Affairs.

Your primary role will be Lead Speechwriter to the Senior Vice President of Upstream and the Senior Vice President of Technical Services. You will also provide backup for Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents & Executive Directors across the Company as assigned, covering a wide variety of subjects.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s degree from a world-class academic institution, although an advanced degree is preferred.

You will currently be writing speeches at the highest levels of the energy industry – ideally in the Upstream sector of a major International Oil Company (IOC) – including at least three years of speechwriting experience and at least five years in communication roles in the industry.

Ideally, you will also have speechwriting/comms experience in government or NGOs.

Knowledge and understanding of the energy industry is essential.

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.

Being a native English speaker is essential.

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 the Senior Vice President of Upstream and the Senior Vice President of Technical Services to deliver at a variety of domestic, regional, and international events, that position these 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 these two senior executives to reach key audiences and expand our share of voice.

Build trusted relationships with the two 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.

About us:
Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company’s wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.

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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.