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External Communications Representative

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Apache Corporation

Company Overview

Our primary product is energy, and where there is affordable, abundant energy, people are healthier, have access to better education, and are given greater opportunities to elevate their families to higher standards of living. 

Nearly 3 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — live without electricity or without clean cooking facilities. We are committed to providing energy in innovative and more sustainable ways to help raise the standard of living for those living in energy poverty and to meet the ongoing demands of people and economies around the world. The products we deliver power increasingly cleaner electricity across the globe, fuel tractors and trucks, make fertilizer to keep the world’s food supply on the table, and heat our schools, hospitals and businesses. 

Our employees bring a wide range of talents and skills to the job every day to tackle complex business challenges. We believe in providing a truly rewarding work environment supported by a benefits platform that ranks among the best in our peer group. Our company offers career development opportunities where employees can grow personally and professionally. We promote employee benefits that cultivate a family-friendly work environment and focus on our employees’ overall well-being. 

We are committed to being a workplace where all employees are valued and can thrive with a sense of belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion benefits our individual employees, our company and our external stakeholders; we are better as an organization when various ideas and perspectives are brought to the table.

Apache Corporation is wholly owned subsidiary of APA Corporation (NASDAQ:APA). Apache has operations in the United States, Egypt’s Western Desert and the United Kingdom’s North Sea and a sister company with exploration opportunities offshore Suriname. Whether supporting Apache, APA Corporation or one of its subsidiaries, team members are employed by Apache Corporation.
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Position Description & Duties:

The External Communications Representative for Apache Corporation will be a member of Apache’s Communications and Public Affairs team at the company’s Houston, TX office reporting to the Manager, External Communications.

This role will be primarily responsible for the following:


  • Serve as a member of the Communications and Public Affairs team developing and executing communications strategies and tactics supporting the company’s overall strategy;
  • Write and edit content in many forms and styles: stories for external and internal use, executive letters, news releases, media advisories, presentations, speaking notes and full remarks, reports, talking points, websites, advertisements, video scripts, social media posts, annual reports, etc.;
  • Work closely with all other members the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs team to accomplish goals. Serve as a back-up to other members of the team;
  • Work with Internal Communications and Digital and Creative Services teams to produce integrated communications products that thoughtfully combine imagery and copy to communicate a story, idea or key information;
  • Maintain strong internal relationships with subject matter experts;
  • Plan and execute events;
  • Maintain and edit the corporate style book;
  • Represent the company to the community in various public settings; and
  • Support other corporate communications initiatives as needed.


  • Work with team members to tell the company’s ESG and sustainability story; and
  • Research and maintain familiarity with current industry and investor ESG conversations, data and trends.

Media Relations:

  • Support corporate spokespersons with research, messaging and content. Prepare and verify responses to news media inquiries, working closely with subject matter experts across the company to ensure accuracy, consistency and timely response;
  • Prepare briefing documents for company spokespersons prior to media engagements;
  • Assist in executing media relations activities; and
  • Review, supplement and distribute media coverage reports.

Digital Presence:

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of social media content, tactics and broad strategy, executed across all company platforms;
  • Help to ensure Apache’s social media channels represent the company’s brand and accurately reflect the company’s strategy; and
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of externally focused content on

Crisis Communications:

  • Serve as a member of the crisis communications response team; and
  • Maintain personal proficiency in crisis communications.

Preferred & Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional communications experience in agency, consulting or corporate setting.
  • Exceptional, demonstrated ability to communicate in writing with clarity, through a variety of channels and with proper grammar and style.
  • Solid understanding of AP Style and the ability to accurately write and edit products accordingly.
  • Proven communications planning experience.
  • Excellent ability to communicate orally, in person, during meetings, presentations, and in internal and external settings.
  • Ability to communicate with – and work closely across – multiple departments and with all levels in the organization, including senior-level executives.
  • Ability to understand, simplify and communicate complex, technical information.
  • Ability to develop strong networks, negotiate and build credibility inside and outside the organization to drive projects forward.
  • Ability to manage the entire lifecycle of a project with competing demands for limited resources, on time and within budget. Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Flexible and solution-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills. Employs highly structured methods for managing tasks and information.
  • Demonstrates great attention to detail. Triple checks work and seeks input from others before submitting it. Particularly careful when examining documents and proofing communications.
  • Process-oriented. Diligently follows established rules and guidelines and holds others to them. Looks for ways to increase overall efficiency.
  • Enables collaboration through detailed documentation of instructions, processes, decisions and status updates in the department’s digital files and project management tools.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn new software programs as needed.
  • Experience in the oil and gas industry preferred.
  • Experience with ESG and sustainability subject matter and communications preferred.


Core Values & 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.

Apache Statement on Hiring

To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to base all employment-related decisions and actions exclusively on employment-related criteria. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to provide broad dissemination of job opportunities, as consistent with the nature of the positions. To provide genuine equal opportunity to all people, it is the policy of Apache Corporation and its subsidiaries to review its employment-related policies and actions on a regular basis to ensure that their application is consistent with their intent.


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