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Spokesperson/Community Relations & Media Coordinator

Location: 

Antwerpen, VAN, BE

Company:  ExxonMobil

 

ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, best known in Belgium and Luxemburg for its Esso and Mobil brands, its refinery and chemical plants in the Antwerp province and its European Technology Center and Europe, Africa, Middle East headquarters in Brussels. With activities in nearly all countries around the world, ExxonMobil prides itself on its commitment to meeting the world’s growing demand for energy in an economically, environmentally and socially responsible manner. The company strives towards operational excellence with talented people, strong financial resources and cutting edge technology.

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil is recruiting a Community Relations & Media Coordinator for Belgium and Luxembourg to join its Benelux Public and Government Affairs team. The selected candidate will work with engaging colleagues in an international environment to contribute to ExxonMobil’s public affairs and communications activities in Belgium and Luxembourg. This full-time position is based in the Antwerp area but will require travel to other ExxonMobil locations in Belgium and the Benelux head office in Breda.

You will be a key member of a team reporting to the Benelux Public and Government Affairs Manager. You will be the primary contact for several business and service line clients. You will represent the company externally and as a spokesperson for national and local media.

Job Role Responsibilities

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

Media

  • Develop and maintain media strategy, communication plans, and press releases
  • As the company’s primary spokesperson look for pro-active communication opportunities and respond to media inquiries
  • Work with the Benelux communications coordinator to leverage social media and digital opportunities

Relations with communities and local governments around the Belgian plants

  • Maintain and build relationships with key local stakeholders
  • Develop and execute community investment programs and events that enhance relations with local communities

Communications support to outreach activities, including:

  • Support of events on manufacturing sites (events at plants, external visits to plants) or externally (external stakeholder events)
  • Identify and support public speaking opportunities

Response to emergencies

  • Provide communications support to incident response (media, community, site/business interface)
  • Participate in regular drills at our plants (internally and with local authorities)
  • Organize and administer media trainings with external partner

Planning

  • Update annual business plans for Belgian sites/plants and steward regularly
  • Administer and steward management system for community relations

Expected Level of Proficiency

  • Background in communications, public affairs, media relations and/or advocacy with 5-10 years of experience
  • Interest in and experience with industry (energy or petrochemical sector is a plus)
  • Excellent written and spoken Dutch and English, French is a plus.
  • Excellent communicator and networker; ability to represent ExxonMobil externally

 

Location: Antwerp area but mobile to other business locations in Belgium and Breda office.


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