Reporting Editor

LondonSouth East
22 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
BP's Communications and External Affairs function aims to build BP's reputation by proactively putting toward a clear, concise set of messages supported with powerful proof points to defined target audiences, informed by research insights.

To support this, the Corporate Reporting team develops BP's annual financial and sustainability reporting, as well as oversees the print production of the energy economics publications. These documents are used by investors, governments, regulators, NGOs, the media and other key external groups. Our reports are vital for building trust with these stakeholders, and the content provides a rich source of assets, approved messages and data for use in other communication channels (, social media and other strategic and local communications within BP). The team manages the BP writing style guide and creates briefing papers for the AGM for executive and board use, as well as externally facing disclosures on key issues.

The Reporting Editor will be writing about BP's environmental and social performance for corporate reporting. The individual will work with internal subject matter experts, develop an understanding external stakeholder concerns and gather proof points to support the internal verification and external assurance process.

Other responsibilities include coordinating the AGM briefs and helping with the research and benchmarking to identify areas for improvement.

Key accountabilities
  • Write sections of the sustainability report and relevant sections in the annual financial report, working closely with internal subject matter experts.
  • Provide editorial and proofreading support, in line with BP's house style, for all sections of the sustainability report.
  • Co-ordinate the AGM brief development process.
  • Assist with content development of externally facing disclosures on key issues related to, but not part of, reporting. Contribute to content development through analysis of media, peer and best practice sustainability reports and stakeholder inputs.
Key Challenges:
  • Creating content that is accessible for external audiences while meeting the needs of internal content providers.
  • Managing multiple priorities and not missing deadlines.

Essential Education
Degree and/or equivalent qualification

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Strong writing skills, with ability to make information accessible, accurate and credible.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Influencing skills, with ability to understand different perspectives and find workable solutions.
  • Proven track record of delivery under pressure.
  • Strong team working, partnering and networking behaviours - with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good listening skills and willingness to hear and take on board feedback.
  • Experience of developing communication materials - powerpoint presentations, summary documents, briefing papers.
  • Make sure that all activities undertaken within area of responsibility are compliant with the BP Communications Policy and Procedures.
  • Self-motivated and driven.
  • Sets own high standards of excellence.
  • Innovative and creative, and can offer a fresh perspective.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • Demonstrates understanding of BP's strategic issues and how reporting can add value.
  • Experience working with design agencies and printers.

Relocation available

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
24/7 globally accessible news coverage and social media means messaging must be responsive, accurate, and consistent across multiple geographies. To succeed in this dynamic communications environment, BP has developed a Group Communications Strategy setting out a multi-year approach to re-building trust with its partners, investors and employees.

The Communications function sits under the Group Head of Communications, reporting to the CEO. It is supported by a single Communications policy, a capability framework and a set of campaign planning tools to enable a more proactive, systematic and joined up approach to communications.

As well as working in partnership across the BP segments, businesses and functions, delivering top quartile communications in support of BP's business goals, Group Communications owns and manages an array of corporate communications channels, including BP's global internet platform, main publications, corporate reports and intranet portal. It is responsible for BP's relations with the media, all internal communications to staff, a group wide employee recognition programme and for conducting reputation research.

Corporate & Functions

Closing Date
[ "04-Nov-2017" ]

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