Brookwoods Group is working with a global chemical corporation client to identify a Sr. Communications Advisor, External Affairs.
As an External Affairs Advisor supporting several of our U.S. Gulf Coast assets, this individual will be a member of the Americas External Affairs team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of External Affairs services, including proactive stakeholder engagement, media relations, employee communications, social performance and social investment. They will utilize external analysis to strategically advise, and counsel business leads and executives as it pertains to reputation management and is responsible for operating as a trusted business partner. In this capacity, this individual will serve as a project lead/ owner which includes developing and executing communications plans supporting the business’ license to operate and grow. They will operate in concert with the Sr. Manager, External Affairs & Crisis Management to identify and address issues and trends, as well as manage and develop communications resources and toolkits.
MUST HAVE WITHOUT EXCEPTION:
Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications or public relations or related field
Minimum of 8+ years of professional experience or 5+ years of relative experience as a communications professional in external affairs / communications, marketing or public relations
Must have 5+ years of crisis communication experience
Must have experience in or have understanding of chemical plant communication
Must have 5+ years of media relations/spokesperson experience (with crisis, preferred)
Preferred but not required:
Preferred prior experience working in the chemical, manufacturing or related industry in a communications related field with strong writing capabilities
Understanding of the Incident Command System (or similar) structure a plus
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US without employer assistance
The role is based in Houston, TX (there is no relocation package for this position)
Drug screening will be required prior and/or during employment
Salary is dependent on years of experience; package includes exceptional benefits