Speechwriter

Job Description

Req Number: 18467BR

Position Description:
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), ECS team provides 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, and Executive Directors across the Company as assigned, covering a wide variety of subjects.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor’s 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.

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 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 share of voice.

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 also able to write for the Chairman and the CEO.

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