Communications Specialist

  • Job Reference: 1324860893-2
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Weatherford
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Creative, Digital, HR, Marketing, Media, Social Media
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Overview

Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.

We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.

Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.

When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.

Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist supports the development and delivery of Weatherford's internal and external communications program, with the goal of maintaining the company's profile and brand. The position requires managing communication initiatives for internal clients, special projects for Corporate Communications and the Executive Leadership Team, and group administration items. In addition, they will help maintain content distribution through the Company's multiple social media channels and website. The candidate should communicate clearly, be creative, show initiative, have good judgment, and be detail-oriented.

Corporate Communications
  • Support Corporate Communication Manager in developing strategic communications for internal campaigns and programs for departments such as HSSE, Compliance, Legal, HR, Quality, Supply Chain, and IT. This includes crafting messages and strategic programs to advance their business objectives and generating awareness and engagement across the organization. This position will write, edit, and script content while working with our graphic designer and media producer to create a final product.
  • Support Communications team with ongoing initiatives such as ongoing campaigns, brand adoption, townhalls, leadership engagement, etc.
  • Schedule all Corporate Communications content (emails, app posts, banners, etc.) across multiple internal platforms, including the employee communications app (hosted on FirstUp) and the Company intranet.
  • Analyze data from employee communications app and provide recommendations to increase readership, adoption, time on page, etc.
  • Be a champion for advancing a strong corporate culture by integrating values and core messaging into our communications, as well as coming up with ideas to connect our global workforce to our mission.
  • Assist with review and update of certain web and intranet content pertaining to Communications.
  • Assist in the coordination of external communication publications, such as the annual report, proxy, and sustainability report.


Media Relations
  • Support media relations activities activities as needed, including writing press releases.
  • Coordinate interviews and virtual assets with media partners and external agencies as needed.
  • Maintain media archives and coordinate communications status reports and editorial calendar updates to cross-functional teams.
  • Conduct ongoing peer research as needed to ensure strong, competitive communications channels.
  • Research and collect information for articles, presentations, brochure copy, etc.
  • Assist with the writing needs of the communications group.
  • Assist with Weatherford's industry and professional association award entry processes.


Web and Social Media
  • Support drafting and editing of social media content. Partner with the team to enhance social media strategies and engagement.
  • In cooperation with the Digital Media Specialist, monitor conversations on Weatherford's social media networks.
  • In cooperation with the Digital Media Specialist, maintain Weatherford's press room website content and support the evolving design and expansion of website elements to support program delivery and the overall Weatherford strategy.


Qualifications

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
  • 5 10 years of proven experience in communications, preferably with a corporate or agency environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or equivalent.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
  • Ability to create and execute communications plans.
  • Must have strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal business communication skills and professional presence.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously. This includes the ability to work and deliver on tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven with a positive attitude. Maintaining flexibility and collaboration are essential. We are a very collaborative team!
  • Familiarity with basic communications strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across functions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365. Experience or proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite is a plus.
  • Ability to balance research, strategy, planning, and execution.