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Communications Advisor - External

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: USA: Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!



As the company's storytellers, the Public Affairs department focuses on building the company's brand and reputation, communicating company information and being active members of the communities where we work.  Public Affairs drives government relations, media relations, crisis communications, community involvement, marketing communications, internal/external communications and digital communications to disseminate business objectives, news and information that effectively engages internal and external stakeholders.

Purpose/Introduction (continued)

Chevron Phillips Chemical is currently seeking an External Communications Advisor to join the Legal & Public Affairs organization located at the company’s headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. The External Communications Advisor drives strategic external communications initiatives to advance business objectives while protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company. Key responsibilities include creating external communications materials such as press releases, media statements and executive talking points; developing and maintaining relationships with top-tier and trade journalists; supporting the CEO and executive leadership at external conferences and events; facilitating the company’s external communications approval process; and managing our social media presence. This individual will also play a critical role on the company’s crisis response team, media training company leaders and serving as a company spokesperson.

The successful candidate will be results-oriented and agile with a collaborative mindset and ability to identify, engage and influence broad stakeholder groups across the organization.

This individual will report to the External Communications Lead.


  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans that advance the company’s business objectives.
  • Respond to crisis events and support crisis preparation and training.
  • Manage the company’s social media presence, including content development, posting and leveraging analytics to make improvements
  • Pitch key story concepts to relevant media outlets, including top-tier, local, regional and trade opportunities.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with media contacts and other external stakeholders while assessing and prioritizing short- and long-term media opportunities that reflect positively upon company’s business interests, operations, and corporate functions.
  • Field incoming media inquiries.
  • Write news releases and prepare presentations and talking points, fact sheets, and Q&A documents.
  • Identify, secure and support external speaking opportunities for senior leaders that align with the company’s business objectives.
  • Collaborate with Government Affairs team to support stakeholder advocacy with a focus on Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) issues.
  • Maintain strong governance over the company’s corporate approvals process.
  • Perform other internal and external communication duties as assigned including, but not limited to drafting employee news articles, facilitating photo and video shoots, assisting with company events, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum education of bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years of corporate communications experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage full lifecycle communications initiatives, projects, or processes
  • Experience in media relations
  • Proficient in SharePoint, Microsoft Office suite, and social media channels


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related discipline
  • Social media engagement software
  • Agency, petrochemical, energy, or oil/gas industry experience


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


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Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 08/17/2022

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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