• Operations Communication Representative

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 9 months ago(5/9/2018 1:04 PM)
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  • Company Overview

    Apache Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the world's premier independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. With operations in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom (North Sea), the company has a presence in domestic and international basins.  Apache is proud of its portfolio that includes exploration in conventional, unconventional, onshore and offshore operating areas. 

    At Apache, there is a world of opportunity. With a history of using sound financial practices and an abundant inventory of near-term and future development projects, the company is admired across the industry for its ability to navigate in a rapidly changing world. Apache succeeds in recognizing opportunity and acting quickly. The growth of the company comes from the coordinated efforts of its diverse and accomplished workforce.

    • Our vision is to be the premier exploration and production company, contributing to global progress by helping meet the world’s energy needs.
    • Our mission is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.
    • Our strategy is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.

    Apache is proud to have been named a Top Workplace in Houston and San Antonio and is one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune. Our global team is brought together by a shared sense of ownership, team of teams approach and the knowledge that best answers win.


    Apache provides a challenging and rewarding work environment, supported by a premier total compensation package that includes competitive base salaries and benefits along with performance-driven incentives.


    For additional information about Apache, please visit:


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    Key Duties/Responsibilities

    Position Title: Operations Communication Representative


    Location: Houston, TX


    Specific Responsibilities:

    The Operations Communication Representative, for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Corporate Communications team at the company’s Houston, office reporting to the Manager, Corporate Communications. 


    This role will be primarily responsible for the following:

    • Drive employee engagement through strategic communications focusing on operations, technology, innovation and HSSE communications.
    • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key internal partners to ascertain objectives and needs.
    • Research trends and best practices to identify opportunities and/or issues with communications impact and uncover compelling stories.
    • “Own” relevant storylines and channels.
    • Plan, develop and execute an internal messaging strategy that ties into Apache’s corporate narrative.
    • Produce dynamic content for internal audiences, including storytelling, articles, announcements, social posts, speeches, videos, presentations, communications campaigns, websites, marketing materials, etc.
    • Participate in collaborative editorial planning meetings.
    • Develop and manage integrated communications plans and editorial calendar.
    • Assist with the curation, management and development of tools and resources for employees, managers and influencers.
    • Monitor communications for impact. Adjust as necessary to increase effectiveness.
    • Lead or assist with special projects, events and initiatives as needed.
    • Ensure quality through approval processes, fact-checking and proofreading.
    • Publish content to digital channels, including email, intranet, Yammer, digital signs, etc.
    • Collaborate with the creative team to create engaging pieces that support communication goals and uphold Apache’s brand.
    • Collaborate with digital team for best practices to deliver online content.
    • Adhere to the department’s collaborative resources and tools.
    • Support the department during crisis training, drills or actual events.
    • Serve as a backup for other team members.
    • Mentor and cross train other team members.

    Job Qualifications

    Professional Qualifications & Experience:

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • 7+ years of relevant internal communications experience.
    • Ability to take complex technical information and turn into simplified, clear communication for a broad-based audience.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and vendors at all levels to meet business goals.
    • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Expert with AP Style.
    • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, management, administrative, organizational, presentation, and leadership skills;
    • Experience implementing sound decisions when faced with multi-faceted problems.


    Core Qulifications:

    These are the core qualifications that all members of the department must possess:

    • Strong personal work ethic: Demonstrates integrity, responsibility and a professional demeanor in all interactions. Client/customer-focused. Flexible personality and quick learner who operates with a sense of urgency. Ability to take initiative and be accountable for work produced.
    • Communication skills: Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization.
    • Writing skills: Ability to communicate in writing clearly, with clarity and with proper pronunciation, grammar and style. Knowledge and ability to apply AP style.
    • Influencing and negotiating skills: Ability to develop strong networks and build credibility within the organization to drive projects forward.
    • Project management: Ability to manage the entire lifecycle of multiple projects with competing demands for limited resources, on time and within budget. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
    • Organization: Must be flexible and solution-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills. Employs highly structured methods for managing tasks and information.
    • Attention to detail: Triple checks work, and seeks input from others, before submitting it. Particularly careful when examining documents and proofing communications.
    • Team player: Ability to perform well in a team environment. Is enthusiastic, constructive, mature, eager to assist and collaborative. Willingness to roll up his/her sleeves to chip in to get the work done or go the extra mile.
    • Process-oriented: Diligently follows established rules and guidelines and holds others to them. Looks for ways to increase overall efficiency.
    • Self-motivated and resourceful: Takes initiative to identify options when confronted with challenges. Is creative in identifying solutions. Ability to embrace change and work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Results-driven: Ensures that strategies drive the required business results, persistently seeking to improve business performance, with energy and tenacity to address bottlenecks and barriers.
    • Computer skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and a willingness to learn new software programs as needed.


    Behavioral Competencies and Personal Characteristics

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following behavioral competencies and personal characteristics:

    • A “Team of Teams” mindset with the objective of aligning your vision, mission, and strategy with the company’s overarching vision, mission, and strategy;
    • A natural desire to work with a sense of urgency and a contrarian spirit;
    • A solid grasp of economic, industry and competitive landscapes;
    • The capability to change and generate process improvements for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
    • Strength of character, including the highest levels of honesty, integrity, ethics, professionalism, trust, and loyalty;
    • An approachable, likeable personality;
    • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong track record of agility and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment;
    • A hands-on employee who can also see the big picture;
    • An employee who leads by example, with the energy and ability to work collaboratively across the entire organization;
    • The agility and flexibility to work in a fast-paced company culture;
    • Confident, while checking ego at the door, and fearless in the face of speaking up to challenge norms or convention;
    • Self-aware with excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and
    • Highly intelligent, intellectually and emotionally, with excellent analytical, strategic, business judgment, and problem-solving skills.


    Core Values and Leadership Attributes

    The successful candidate will lead by example through the embodiment of, and by embracing, Apache's Core Values and Leadership Attributes:

    Core Values:

    • Expect top performance & innovation;
    • Seek relentless improvements in all facets;
    • Invest in our greatest asset, our people;
    • Foster a contrarian spirit;
    • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be compromised;
    • Conduct our business with honesty & integrity;
    • Treat our stakeholders with respect & dignity; and
    • We derive benefit from the earth & take our environmental responsibility seriously.

     Leadership Attributes:

    • Responsible irreverence;
    • Focus on team accomplishments over personal gain;
    • Decisive, invested, committed;
    • Safety is not negotiable & will not be comprised;
    • Fire in the belly;
    • Lead by example, be an ambassador for Apache’s values;
    • Sees the big picture, translates into action;
    • Sound judgement and emotional maturity;
    • Best answers win;
    • Working managers; and
    • Effective communicators.


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