United Arab Emirates - DU - Dubai
The Communications Specialist assists with proactively positioning McDermott internally and externally using strategic communication tactics. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. • Works with various internal teams and functions to assist in the development and execution of integrated, cross-functional and strategic internal communication plans designed to inform and inspire internal audiences • Authors various documents for both internal and external use such as internal announcements, brochures, feature stories, etc. • Supports content development for internal websites • Works with various teams and functions to assist in the development and execution of integrated, strategic external communications plans designed to position McDermott externally to various audiences such as press, customers, communities, governments, etc. • Assists with press relations by preparing news releases and feature articles, interview prep for spokespeople, arranging interviews with journalists, etc. • Provides assistance to Company personnel in writing speeches, preparing letters and drafting articles which are to be made public. • Writes and distributes press releases including product promotion releases and technical articles.
Experience • 5+ years in a Corporate Communications role. • Experience operating in a multi-national environment preferred. • Prior Oil and Gas industry experience preferred. • Prior experience handling crisis communication is a plus.
Education • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline such as Communications, English, or Liberal Arts.