Advisor, Communications

Conoco Phillips

Welcome to ConocoPhillips, where innovation and excellence create a platform for opportunity and growth. Come realize your full potential here.

Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary

Alaska Overview
ConocoPhillips is Alaska’s largest crude oil producer and largest owner of exploration leases, with approximately 1.2 million net undeveloped acres at year-end 2022. The company produced an average of 200 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2022. ConocoPhillips has major ownership interests in two of North America’s largest legacy conventional oil fields, both located on Alaska’s North Slope: Kuparuk, which the company operates, and Prudhoe Bay. Additionally, ConocoPhillips operates several fields on the Western North Slope. The company has an ownership interest in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) and owns/operates the Polar Tankers fleet.

If you are selected as the Advisor of Communications, you will have a proven track record of understanding and translating complex and high-volume material into compelling internal and external communications. You will be able to counsel and influence senior leaders on a wide range of industry subject matters. You will need to have the ability to write and edit speeches, press releases, media Q&As, as well as internal employee memos/publications to effectively communicate the company’s strategy.

This is a communications position that will operate at various levels within the company and therefore requires the requisite business skills needed to be credible with leadership teams. In addition to functional expertise in critical communications, public relations and outstanding writing skills, the advisor must be able to write content to influence a variety of stakeholders: employees, industry peers and leaders, digital and traditional media, and community members. Strong awareness of Alaska business, industry, and economic issues is required.

Reporting to the Director, Media & Advertising, you will work closely with colleagues within the Alaska External Affairs department and collaborate across the Alaska business (operations, exploration, finance, strategy, health/safety/environment) to produce numerous communication materials. You will also work with corporate headquarter communicators from Business Communications, Media Relations & Crisis Communications, Government Affairs/Public Policy/Sustainable Development Communications, Investor Relations, Digital & Social Media and Employee Communications, to ensure consistent voice and messaging.

Job Description

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Builds and maintains positive relationships and links with functional authorities
  • Serves as back-up spokesperson for the Alaska Business Unit (BU) and represents Director, Media & Advertising, as required/needed
  • Provides strategic communications assistance, serving as a member of the Public Information Officer (PIO) Duty Team, PIO staff, and assuming role of PIO as needed
  • Provides support for various external communications including speech writing, presentation development and other outreach efforts
  • Leads communication for culture and interpersonal change initiatives
  • Serves as a strategic communication’s advisor to various levels of the organization
  • Helps develop communication tools including videos, print, television and radio advertising, brochures, and other collateral as needed to support delivery of Alaska BU objectives
  • Provides back-up for the BU Communications Advisor, with a focus on social/electronic/web-based media, and various internal communication tools
  • Participate on the Incident Management Team as required and attend IMT Trainings and annual exercises


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or related discipline or foreign equivalent
  • 7+ years of strategic communications experience
  • 3+ years of experience in media relations and/or as a spokesperson
  • 1+ years of experience with web content and editing
  • Intermediate level of understanding in PC Windows environment, Microsoft Office, and PowerPoint
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodations) to travel 10% on an annual basis


  • 10+ years experience of both internal and external strategic communications
  • 3+ years of experience working in the oil and gas industry
  • 1+ years experience with change management and/or interpersonal communication
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to lead multiple projects, shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Invites dialogue to gain a shared understanding and influences with confidence to drive performance and achieve business results
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by courageously dealing with important problems, holding others accountable and standing up for what is right

Apply Before: May 29, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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