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Sr. Media Relations Representative - Energy & Transportation

Location Irving, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000166191

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a nearly century-long legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe. When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers who help our customers build a better, more sustainable world.


As a senior Media Relations Representative, this position serves Caterpillar’s Energy & Transition business segment – including the executive officer, senior vice presidents and other leaders – to develop and implement media and external communication strategies that support the business’ needs. This role collaborates on communications that illustrate how Caterpillar supports customers during the energy transition to a lower-carbon future.

The senior Media Relations Representative is part of the Enterprise Communications team focused on promoting and protecting the Caterpillar brand and reinforcing the company’s strategy. Work involves complex or high impact situations and is reviewed after completion. The role is located in Irving, Texas.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to create and execute media and external communications for the Energy & Transportation segment, which includes Rail, Solar Turbines, Large Power Systems, Industrial Power Systems, Remanufacturing, Electric Power, Oil & Gas and Marine, and Electrification & Advanced Power Solutions.

  • Contribute to the development of an Energy & Transportation public relations strategy to support the company’s goals.

  • Engage with both traditional and non-traditional media outlets to advance Caterpillar’s Energy & Transportation core messaging; pitch story ideas, prepare briefing materials, and draft press releases and reactive statements.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with top tier, regional and local media outlets in the business and industry-specific press.

  • Prepare and review external presentations, speeches and other messaging for executives and other leaders within the segment.

  • Coordinate with Caterpillar’s trade press teams and third-party vendors for segment-specific announcements and amplification.

  • Support crisis communications as needed.

  • Manage large, complex, external-facing projects under tight deadlines through completion.

  • Stay connected to media coverage of topical issues in the Energy & Transportation industries to advise leaders on the conversations; conduct research for relevant topics and stay current on company initiatives.

  • Contribute to metrics tracking to communicate impact.

  • Perform other related communications duties as assigned.

Background/Experience: The position requires a college or university degree in marketing, communications, a related field, or equivalent experience. The role requires at least seven years of experience in energy-related communications; preferably media relations.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proven track record of cultivating relationships and effectively working with global journalists.

  • Excellent writer and presenter able to persuade and educate diverse stakeholders. 

  • Process oriented with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying close attention to tactical details while following the company’s approval processes.

  • Work with a sense of urgency in a deadline-driven environment, with the ability to quickly prioritize. 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; collaborative mindset and team player. 

  • Knowledge of media relations databases.

Additional Information:

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

Employee benefit details:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just an hourly wage, because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day one benefits (medical, dental, vision, RX, and 401K) along with the potential of a monthly bonus.

Additional benefits include paid vacation days and paid holidays (prorated based upon hire date).

Final details

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EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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