Public and Government Affairs (P&GA) Advisor

  • Location
    Houston, Texas
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 15

Position description

This P&GA Advisor position will handle a wide range of activities to support ExxonMobil operations – including media relations, external communications, government relations, community relations, crisis communications and issue advocacy. The position plays a key role within an innovative, multidisciplinary team that operates in a fast-moving environment, and will interface with site management and external stakeholders. The position is located in Spring, Texas.

Primary Job Functions

  • Develop and implement proactive communications strategies and plans to better inform and educate the public on issues of importance to the company and the industry
  • Develop and implement public and government affairs strategies and support business issue advocacy
  • Provide strategic counsel to business-line leaders, including briefing and preparing executives for government meetings, community interface or media interviews
  • Develop communications materials, to include print and digital content, as well as materials to assist in media engagement
  • Represent ExxonMobil for external meetings and engagements
  • Be prepared to support community engagement and communications in a crisis situation


  • Bachelor’s Degree (in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, political relations, governmental relations, international relations preferred); advanced degree in a communications or policy-related discipline preferred
  • More than three years’ relevant experience in areas such as communications, marketing, public policy issues management, media relations, government relations, community relations, journalism, writing or other related areas
  • Excellent written and editing skills with knowledge of AP style and a demonstrated track record of achievement in internal or external communications. Experience in developing speeches, executive letters, publications, blog posts and other similar materials
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure; experience in handling communications during a crisis
  • Ability to convey complex, legal or scientific positions in a concise manner to a variety of external stakeholders
  • Background and knowledge of media strategy and experience in responding to media inquiries
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to present effectively to various groups of stakeholders

Preferred Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Creative problem-solving skills to identify solutions that engage stakeholders with diverse viewpoints
  • Strong project-management skills, with an ability to multi-task and remain flexible when priorities change
  • Ability to quickly understand, assimilate, and communicate complex issues
  • Familiarity and interest in issues related to energy, economics, the environment, corporate citizenship, and government relations
  • A team player with a positive and proactive attitude
  • Culturally sensitive and ideally familiar with the working environment of a large international organization
  • Open to future domestic or international assignments

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