Speechwriter - Federal PR Job at DCG Communications, Washington DC

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  • DCG Communications
  • Washington DC

Job Description

DCG Communications (DCG) is seeking a  Speechwriter to play a crucial role in shaping the public image of our DHS client and communicating its key messages effectively to diverse audiences. The position requires a combination of writing prowess, political acumen, and the ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment.
In this role, the selected candidate will draft and edit speeches, articles, informational reports and publications, news releases, briefings, talking points, PowerPoint presentations, informational publications and briefing documents, web and social media content, and other written materials to ensure they accurately reflect and effectively communicate the programs and objectives of the agency and its leadership.
Responsibilities:
  • Work with client to ensure speeches are timely, compelling, and precise.
  • Draft speeches, testimony, remarks, and talking points to establish and maintain mutual communication between client leadership, monitoring the public, stakeholders, and Members of Congress
  • Translate complex issues into plain language to make them easily understandable for a variety of audiences
  • Coordinate with speaker and executive leadership to deliver speeches on-time and in proper format appropriate for use
  • Write, review, and edit letters, press releases and op-eds appropriate for the intended audiences
  • Meet and work with technical staff to better understand, clarify and assist them in communicating their programs effectively to the media and the public; create draft written materials to communicate agency programs and initiatives effectively to public audiences
Required expertise:
  1. Excellent Writing Skills : Proficiency in writing clear, compelling, and persuasive prose suitable for public speaking.
  2. Research and Analysis : Conducting thorough research on relevant topics, policies, and issues to ensure accuracy and credibility of content.
  3. Audience Analysis : Understanding the audience demographics and preferences to tailor speeches effectively.
  4. Political Awareness : Understanding of government policies, political dynamics, and agency missions.  Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  5. Coordination : Working closely with other communication professionals, such as press secretaries, public affairs officers, and policy advisors, to align messaging and ensure consistency.
  6. Editing and Proofreading : Ensuring all written materials are clear, concise, and adhere to agency guidelines and standards.
  7. Deadline Management : Managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  8. Speech Delivery Support : Occasionally assisting with rehearsals and providing guidance on delivery techniques to speakers.
Education and Experience : A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science, or a related field is required. Previous experience in speechwriting, public relations, or government communications is preferred.

What’s in it for you?
DCG prides itself on having a unique and flexible culture. We value hard-working, self-motivated and dedicated employees and are committed to providing an opportunity for tremendous career growth and earning potential.

Learn more about our unique culture here:
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  • DCG Life Instagram: @dcglife
Why you’ll love it here:
  • Tremendous opportunities for career growth and advancement.
  • Market competitive pay.
  • A variety of robust healthcare plans including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as group life insurance.
  • 401(k) retirement with 4% corporate match and immediate vesting upon enrollment.
  • Annual monetary supplement toward mental and physical wellbeing, and pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • 100% Paid Family Bonding for all new parents (including adoption), short-term, and long-term disability. Family planning benefit towards fertility planning and treatment, adoption, and surrogacy.
  • Generous paid time off including 11 paid federal holidays
  • DCG offers a wide variety of growth and development opportunities such as internal learning & development programs and professional development for those seeking to further their professional growth. Additionally, this spring marks our 7th annual Mentorship Program where team members are thoughtfully paired up for two months to learn or expand their skills and apply them on the job.
  • Check out our blog that highlights the benefits we offer to our employees and their families; dive in further to the blog to get a better sense of DCG company culture!
About us:
Founded in 2010, DCG Communications (DCG) is a specialized communications consultancy focused on developing influential communications programs to help clients build their brands and enhance their reputations. Spanning the entire public sector, our subject matter expertise has earned us spot #14 on GrowthLab’s ranking of the top 100 federal communications contractors. With over 150 employees throughout the country, the majority of our staff are set up to work remotely during standard east coast hours.

DCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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