Sr. Communications Advisor

Job title: Sr. Communications Advisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: St. John`s, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Reference: BH-119745
Contact Name: Deborah Blundon
Phone Number: +1 709 702 3107
Job Published: 23 days ago

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry.

Our client, a well-known Owner/Operator company, is currently seeking a Sr. Communications Advisor to support its St. John's, NL operations.

As a Sr. Communications Advisor, you will be responsible for providing expert communication counsel and will primarily support both internal and external functions, enabling project communications through to project completion.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide strategic counsel and tactical communications support: evaluate opportunities, develop recommendations and deliver collateral across a variety of communication platforms
  • Collaborate with business leaders, functional experts and members of communications team to engage and align stakeholder groups
  • Advise business leaders and communications partners on key East Coast business issues and risks, helping to navigate reputational challenges
  • Provide timely support to the business during emergencies or critical events including initial response for issues management
Education and Experience:

  • More than ten years of experience in communications, preferably within a corporate communications setting
  • Experience as a trusted and essential communication consultant to internal or external client groups
  • Experience with issues and reputation management
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry – including joint-venture operations – is an asset
  • University degree or related post-secondary diploma/certificate in Communications, Public Relations, Business or associated field
Skills and Knowledge:

  • Superior communications skills, including planning, research, writing (print and web), editing and measurement
  • Strong individual performer – strong consultation, negotiation, relationship building and problem solving skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and team player, who knows how to engage diverse interests and build internal and external coalitions
  • Demonstrated ability to carry unstructured projects to completion within a changing environment, and work successfully with different types of people at many organizational levels
  • Able to manage client expectations and develop great partnerships, while managing priorities
  • A background or familiarity with both change and reputation management is an asset
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite with strong working knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Working Conditions:

  • This position is based in St. John’s, NL
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • Irregular hours may be required for external engagement and locations time zone differences
  • Expected Duration: 1 year (to Dec 2020)
  • Occasional travel between operating locations may be expected
  • Candidates must be local to the St. John's NL area as reloaction and/or LOA is not afforded for this role

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