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Chief Speechwriter

NYC Office of the Mayor
New York, New York 10038
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Chief Speechwriter
NYC Office of the Mayor – Communications
Job ID Number: 23604

The Mayor’s Office of Communications leads the effort to inform, update, and engage New Yorkers about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commitments to fighting income inequality, ensuring every child gets a quality education, every community is safe, and every New Yorker has an affordable place to call home.

The Chief Speechwriter oversees the team that drafts the Mayor’s speeches, op-eds and other written materials and serves as the lead writer on major addresses for the Mayor. The Chief Speechwriter is responsible for managing day-to-day departmental operations, ensuring a smooth workflow and a quality product. Primary responsibilities include:
• Drafting remarks, op-eds, and other materials;
• Managing the speechwriting assignment calendar in conjunction with Scheduling and other Front Office departments and the Communications team;
• Helping to assign out, edit, finalize and shepherd along copy in a timely way;
• Coordinating with internal leadership and project teams in the Office of the Mayor, City agencies, and external organizations to ensure accuracy and consistency; and
• Analyzing remarks as delivered, current news, press material and more to refine facts and messaging.

• 7-10 years of experience in public relations, journalism or communication, at least 3 years of which should have been in a managerial or leadership role;
• Superior written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and media knowledge required;
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills and ability to apply high-level communications thinking to remarks;
• Superior ability to organize, manage and drive multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, required;
• Proficiency in electronic communications media, as well as with such social media networks as Facebook and Twitter, required;
• Availability for night and weekend work on a regular basis
Commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits

Please submit a resume, cover letter to https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/IRM/EventRegistration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=4645fdd8-310d-4db6-884b-e64d4d17fefd&jobid=23604&pos=Chief%20Speechwriter

New York City Residency Is Required Within 90 Days Of Appointment
The City Of New York And The Office Of The Mayor Are Equal Opportunity Employers


Posted: 2019-06-10 Expires: 2019-07-10

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