Aramco Services Company Houston , TX 77020
Working under the direction of the Editor of Corporate Publications, this professional level position helps lead the editorial team in planning, organizing, editing, writing, and proofing articles for high-quality company publications including AramcoWorld magazine, Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah magazine, and other similar projects. This position requires leadership in workflow design, quality control, project management, and adherence to editorial guidelines as well as keeping projects on schedule.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Source, compile, edit all material, and collaborate in rewriting as required to assure standards of policy, tone, accuracy, style, and professionalism
Ensure integrity and quality as established by editorial guidelines and Public Affairs policies
Source and select illustrations and photos, and guide designers regarding sequence, stress, length, illustrations, photo size, etc.
Review, approve, and modify rough layouts in a collaborative, deadline environment
Prepare a working schedule of deadlines required to meet established publication dates
Plan and make assignments in accordance with the themes considering lead times required to meet publication schedules
Maintain and further develop networks of freelance contributors
Meet with and maintain contacts with major publication companies and other service providers who may become future bidders
Outline story suggestions, information sources, sets length, tone and approach of articles
Coordinate production requirements with Editor, Corp. Publications Advisor, designers, printers and others
Review and approve all costs relating to the publications including printing costs
Maintain, utilize and as needed update equitable fee schedules for writers, visual content providers and other contributors
Keep abreast of developments in publishing, printing, photography, and writing as well as in Saudi Aramco, the Middle East, and the oil industry
Perform other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or closely related field required; Bachelor's Degree in literature, history, political science or related fields also accepted, Master's degree in a related field strongly preferred
Eight (8) years of deep journalistic experience with magazines and/or periodicals with at least two (2) years of experience involving supervisory, editorial responsibilities
Must have strong knowledge of professional standards applicable to journalism and publishing in the US, Europe, and the Middle East
Must have strong leadership, supervisory, and interpersonal skills; a good listener and strategist who is comfortable receiving input and guidance from diverse sources and drawing from that sound plans; able to address issues with tact and diplomacy.
Must have proficiency with print and digital publishing applications
Working knowledge of the cultures, histories, and politics of the broad Islamic world and its relations to the West, in particular the Middle East and Saudi Arabia is required.
Familiarity with basic Arabic preferred.
Must have excellent writing, editorial and organizational skills
Must have basic knowledge about Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabia and have a demonstrated understanding and appreciation of Islam, Middle East relations, and the international oil industry, and an understanding of the public relations field
Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined
Must possess good work habits, an exemplary work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette
NO THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES ACCEPTED