About the role
All progress begins with pioneers. At Rio Tinto, it begins with you.
The Local Communications Advisor will be supporting the media relations team in daily management of local media relations and delivery of local CSR and community activities.
Reporting to the Corporate Communication Manager, the Local Communications Advisor :
Provides project support including tracking and reporting of local activities, proactively and consistently managing stakeholder expectations at local level, including managing external partners, including universities and vendors when relevant
Provides general support with focus on support to the communities team, helping ensure efficient delivery of the team’s communications and media strategy
Supports for implementation of the Group’s, digital, employee communications, brand and marketing communications activities to protect and enhance Rio Tinto’s reputation.
Supports the Jadar Communications team in the planning, preparation and co-ordination of events, meetings and workshops
Implementation of communication processes for company’s info centres
Obtaining relevant up to date information about local stakeholders, delivering timely reports to team.
Researches and prepares materials including briefs and presentations
Participates in the development and strategic use of communications channels in support of the organisation’s engagement strategy
Comply with statutory, legal and Rio Tinto requirements as well as community expectations and recognized good practice
Act as the Local point of contact for CSR and community activities in cooperation with Communities team
What you’ll bring
Tertiary qualification, communications qualification preferable
Experience working in a relations / communications role preferably within Serbia
General knowledge of legal requirements in relation to communications
Previous experience working within a multinational company is desirable
Excellent communication skills, punctuality, responisbility, persistance and drive for excellence
Proactiveness and self-management
Solid English skills, written and oral
What we offer
Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package :
A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
Excellent retirement plan
A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation / annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
Where you will be working
The Jadar project is a greenfield Underground mine and process plant development located approximately 40km south-east of Loznica, Serbia.
An underground mine, comprising of a production shaft, exhaust shaft, development levels, access to production stopes, mobile mining equipment and associated infrastructure.
The process plant is designed to produce boric acid, lithium carbonate and sodium sulfate.
Jadar project commenced the feasibility study in Aug 2020. The project business strategy is to develop Jadar as a core, Tier 1 asset with synergies with Rio Tinto Business, enabling a green future and creating value for both Rio Tinto and Serbia.
The project execution goal is to derive maximum value from Jadar for its stakeholders, while also delivering on the promised outcomes.
About Rio Tinto
Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls progress’ begins with
a first step, and someone willing to take it : explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.
For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.
Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium the world’s first to be certified responsible helps planes fly and makes cars lighter.
Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe.
Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.