Senior Writer / Speechwriter

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is seeking a creative, energetic, and detail-oriented professional who will serve as a Senior Writer and chief Speechwriter for the President/CEO and help develop a variety of executive-level digital and email communications products.

The ideal candidate will be a fast learner and experienced writer with exceptional written communication skills who can work well under pressure on a wide range of projects and tasks simultaneously.

The position will be a part of the Communications Team with a unique opportunity to work closely with the President/CEO on speeches, op-eds, social media, and other special projects in order to help amplify the organization’s voice. The position will reside in Washington, D.C.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Speechwriting. Draft key speeches and talking points for speaking opportunities for the President/CEO. Creativity and an innate ability to simplify policy points and stories into accessible writing are essential.
  • Digital and Email Communications. Help drive a number of nuanced and targeted email products to a variety of audiences and networks of high-level individuals.
  • Op-eds and Blogs. Draft and help develop the voice of the President/CEO externally through monthly op-eds and regular blogs.
  • Social Media. Drive the President/CEO’s Twitter platform and online voice on a number of themes including foreign policy, politics, global development, women in leadership, and bipartisanship.
  • Event Opportunities. Proactively and creatively explore new opportunities for speaking engagements for the President/CEO.
  • Research and Policy Analysis. Research and develop background memos for upcoming events in consultation with the Program and Policy Teams. Conduct research and analyze strategically relevant topics related to U.S. foreign policy and global development.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 to 7 years communications and speechwriting experience for a senior executive.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative with solid social media skills on Twitter.
  • Policy understanding and interest in international relations and government relations. Background in global development desirable, but not required.
  • Experience with PowerPoint. Some graphic skills preferred.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office Suite.

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter, resume and two recent writing samples to [email protected] Please reference “Senior Writer / Speechwriter” in the email subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Compensation

Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays.

About the USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.