Technical Writer – Marketing – Houston, Texas

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Updated At: 2018-10-10

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit www.weatherford.com and connect with Weatherford on LinkedInTwitterYouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Help Weatherford product lines communicate the value proposition of their products and services with the aim of achieving business growth.  Efficiently develop appropriate copy for inclusion in print and digital communication media.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develops copy for a wide variety of marketing collateral for print and digital distribution. Includes information gathering (existing materials, interviewing, Internet, etc.), writing initial copy, handling edits/changes to subsequent drafts, and advising on accompanying art/graphics when necessary.

Works with product line and region personnel to help them provide the right background material or content for these documents.

Writes a variety of marketing collateral in accordance with applicable universal conventions and corporate and industry standards. Includes writing of Technical spec sheets, real results, product and service brochures, web copy, etc.

Create, presents and develops marketing campaign concepts that stand out and help achieving business goals.  

Supports development, communication, and enforcement of communication standards throughout the company.

Adheres to and upholds departmental policies, processes, procedures, and practices.

Knows and understands Weatherford Quality Policy and complies with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.

Understands and complies with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.

Fulfils work assignments to the highest quality level.

Performs various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Superior writing skills in creative, technical, and journalistic styles

Ability to categorize, organize, and manage information

Ability to explain writing decisions to non-writers

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Ability to research, gather information, interview

Some knowledge of production process

Ability to work under tight deadlines and on multiple projects

Detail oriented

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Can conceive and execute communication materials, prioritize assignments, focus on projects that benefit the greatest number of people in the organization, meet deadlines.

Can estimate and adhere to project schedules and provide proper specifications.

Starter/finisher: Can manage projects from conception to end. Can follow established processes and participate effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Can plan, organize, and manage his/her time to meet deadlines without impeding co-workers’ ability to do the same.

When situations occur, thinks through possible solutions/courses of action.

Seeks solutions despite limitations set by others.

Has a clear understanding of company’s business objectives and key clients’ objectives.  

Can link organizational initiatives to marketplace events.

Has a general knowledge of company’s products and services.

Can research/gather facts and information through interviews, the Internet, etc.

Can build and sustain coalitions/working relationships with other people in the department and within the company.

Can communicate effectively and tactfully in written and verbal communications, including e-mail etiquette.

Is a good listener who can assimilate and organize information quickly and accurately.

Is proactive: continually looks for ways to improve product and process.

Is willing and able to learn other software as required to fulfill job responsibilities.

Displays a professional demeanor.

Is trustworthy, courteous, and polite.

Displays a mature and balanced personality.

Works well with others in a team setting.

Is willing and able to learn from mistakes.

Is willing and able to accept direction.

Understands and adopts principles and practices of good client service

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing communications, technical writing, English, or liberal arts

Minimum of 7 to 8 years of corporate communications, marketing writing, or agency experience, preferably with some oilfield experience

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Preferred:

Has knowledge of other cultures, especially in terms of their business and communication styles.

Oil-and-gas industry experience

 

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS

Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

 

 

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