Shell Shell Spokesperson in London, United Kingdom
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We’re seeking a media expert, who can combine a passion for news with a keen understanding of business strategy. This is a great opportunity to stretch your skills and develop your career, with a supportive, global company.
Where you fit in
You’re going to be a vital part of our Media Relations team, which runs our global digital newsroom, managing all relationships with journalists across print, online, social and broadcast media.
The team’s prime focus is to provide expert support and advice on all media issues to the business, from ensuring media coverage matches our strategic objectives, to getting the space to talk about what’s important to us. The team also works closely with Investor Relations, managing its news releases, and runs a 24/7 crisis response press office.
What’s the role?
As Shell Spokesperson, you’ll be our gatekeeper, both guarding and building Shell's reputation in the media. With a journalist’s nose for news, you’ll have a strong sense of what makes a compelling story, and a natural understanding of the power of social media.
We’ll be looking to you to pro-actively translate our business successes, communicating them effectively to receive fair and balanced media coverage. Alongside the positives, you’ll also be expected to manage the potential impact of negative stories. Working within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, you’ll judge a situation quickly and correctly, with the resilience and strength to stick by your opinions against any internal pressures or alternate viewpoints.
It’ll be a juggling act – to combine business, country and Shell Group priorities – as you expertly take stock of developing situations, analyse the right response, and advise senior management appropriately. Your communication skills will, naturally, be second to none. From running press briefings, managing site visits, handling interview requests and quarterly results. To nurturing strong mutual trust with senior journalists, and business leaders.
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Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.
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London - Shell Centre
What we need from you
We’re keen to hear from those who have experience of broadcast or news journalism in the media or a consultancy, or within a multi-national industry or sector. A relevant degree will also be an advantage. Alongside knowing how a busy newsroom operates, we’d hope to see as much of the following on your CV:
Experience working in a corporate communications team, within a complex organisation, either in the public or private sector.
Some frontline or journalism experience dealing with the media.
Proven experience of working with senior business leaders, providing strategic support and guidance, and developing trusted partnerships.
Strong writing skills and experience of developing creative, engaging content.
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