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Speechwriters compose speeches and other communiqués for government officials, political candidates, and executives in the public and private sector.  Speechwriters play an important role in representing and shaping a leader’s message for various audiences.  Their words may at times even turn the tide of history. 

Skills and Responsibilities

  • Prepare speeches, public addresses, presentations, statements, and talking points for government officials, political candidates, and non-profit and corporate executives
  • Collaborate with others, including the speech-givers
  • Be keenly sensitive to audience, context, purpose, and voice
  • Carefully research and fact-check speech content
  • Have excellent writing, revising, and editing skills

Where They Work

Speechwriters often work for government officials, political campaigns, and large organizations and companies.  Companies and organizations that have recently posted jobs for speechwriters in California include Google, T-Solution, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and CSUSB’s Office of Strategic Communications.

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