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Lead Communications Advisor
Tesoro Companies Inc. | San Antonio, Texas
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 60921


Responsible for leading the development and implementation of external relations strategies and tactical plans to engage a variety of stakeholders aligned with the company’s business objectives. Provides counsel and training to company leadership, develops relationships with key journalists and serves on the crisis communications team. Acts with a high level of autonomy and manages projects of high complexity and high visibility to leadership and impact to the business.


1. Consults with the business on communications needs, creates strategic communications plans and materials, addresses relevant audiences and ensures alignment of communications activities across the enterprise. Effectively drives implementation of plans, taking into consideration required resources.

2. Leads the development and implementation of proactive and reactive media relations strategies to ensure relevant and accurate coverage of the company. Serves as a company Spokesperson.

3. Ensures coverage and management of the Andeavor Media Line, including receiving, expediting and tracking inquiries and a member of the on-call team for emergencies or after-hours support. Supports Daily News Summary process, as needed.

4. Serves as a strategic partner to business leaders and management team on key issues of importance to external stakeholders.

5. Supports crisis teams with timely and strategic communications during planning, drills and/or actual incidents. Participates in Incident Command team.

6. Reviews corporate presentations and publications authorization requests. Supports speaking engagements through content development, planning and onsite event support.

7. Leads the development and implementation of the Annual & Social Responsibility Report on an annual basis.

8. Identifies and implements new and innovative strategies and tactics relevant to our business objectives and strategies.

9. Supports team development of skills related to area of expertise.

10. Leads measurement program in support of overall corporate communications goals.

11. Applies standards that promote continuity and consistency across the organization’s communications processes.

12. Participates or leads special projects related to area of expertise.

13. Direct, train, mentor, and review the work of others (including team members and/or 3rd party firms).

• Minimum undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English or related-field required.

• Minimum 6 years of experience producing communications for a variety of channels and audiences in either corporate environment or leading public relations firm.

• Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to build strong relationships and leverage resources from within the team, across other parts of the business and with external constituents to ensure complete and consistent messaging. Successful/comfortable interacting with both internal team members and agency/vendor partners.
• Demonstrated strength/success in working independently with wide variety of clients across all organization levels.
• Experience working in a multi-stakeholder role that involved integration of messages across various products/groups/channels.
• Demonstrated skills in leveraging media and social media engagement in support of business objectives.
• Demonstrated ability to present complex business ideas, strategies and results succinctly and persuasively.
• Thorough knowledge of communication techniques, methods, processes, and best practices. Knowledge of Associated Press style.
• Able to develop and manage production schedules and status reports for ongoing and project work.
• Highly self-motivated; thrives in fast-paced, changing environment. High-curiosity, eager to learn and understand technical subject matter/business.
• Very strong written, editorial, oral and presentation skills; quickly delivers compelling communications under pressure/multiple deadlines.
• Very organized with proven ability to create processes and programs that yield measureable results. Tracking and reporting progress is critical to this function.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || San Antonio || Texas || United States (US) || SF:LI-SC-2 || |Other Corporate Functions || 78259 ||

About Tesoro Companies Inc.

Tesoros Trading Company is a retailer and wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from around the world. Owner Jonathan Williams started the company in 1983. He personally selects the items we sell and works with the artisans who make the handicrafts we import.

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