Vacancy at Shell Nigeria: Speech writers

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2 Aug, 2009

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Vacancies in Nigeria

Shell Nigeria E & P Company Ltd
Speech Writer

Location: Lagos and Port Harcourt, Lagos , Nigeria

Shell companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century. Today, Exploration & Production (EP) employs some 17,000 people worldwide and has interests in ventures in 36 different countries. This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by research and the pursuit of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) uses advanced cutting edge technologies in ‘frontier’ deepwater areas of over 1,000 metres. The Bonga deepwater discovery made in 1995 increased Nigeria’s crude reserves by some 600 million barrels.
SNEPCO is a rapidly growing company comprising a range of large operated and non-operated deep and shallow water assets. The production operations support, plus well and reservoir surveillance, subsurface and well delivery work for SNEPCO is currently being migrated from the global technical partners to Lagos-based staff.
We’re currently looking to recruit two Onshore Security Advisors to join us in Lagos.
Shell companies have been exploring for and producing hydrocarbons for over a century. Today, Exploration & Production (EP) employs some 17,000 people worldwide and has interests in ventures in 36 different countries. This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by research and the pursuit of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) uses advanced cutting edge technologies in ‘frontier’ deepwater areas of over 1,000 metres. The Bonga deepwater discovery made in 1995 increased Nigeria’s crude reserves by some 600 million barrels.
SNEPCO is a rapidly growing company comprising a range of large operated and non-operated deep and shallow water assets. The production operations support, plus well and reservoir surveillance, subsurface and well delivery work for SNEPCO is currently being migrated from the global technical partners to Lagos-based staff.
We’re currently looking to recruit two Speech Writers in our Lagos office

Responsibilities:
Job Purpose:
To help Shell Nigeria leaders develop and tell a compelling company story to a broad and global audience, and help them ensure widespread understanding of Shell’s strategy,  strengths and objectives, internally and externally. Also, to assist other communicators in Shell to tell stories from a Group perspective as well as contribute to maintaining worldwide consistency in Shell messaging

Principal Accountabilities:
Research, write, edit and publicise speeches and talking points for senior leadership· Provide visual support material if appropriate·
Develop and maintain a global network of Shell resource personnel
Work with speakers, experts and Investor Relations in researching and drafting speeches·
Work with web team and Media Relations in publishing final versions of speeches· Crafting and editing of staff messages and notifications as well as content for internal and external channels (print and web)·
Assisting in editorial style for all written communications·
Editing internal and external publications such as Shell World Nigeria,  company reports, content for calendars and diaries·
Managing appropriate contracts (printing of calendars, diaries, greeting cards etc.)

Requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Social Sciences or related field·
8-10 years proven experience in speechwriting for senior leaders·
Excellent oral and written communication skills (detail-oriented)·
Good word-processing, internet, powerpoint skills are essential·
Mastery of the English language·
Ability to multi-task ·
High degree of enthusiasm and interest, as well as flexibility, creativity and goal-oriented

Application Deadline: Friday 21 August 2009

Number of Vacancies: 2

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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