Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/16/22
Applications Due: 05/27/22
Vacancy ID: 104945

Position Information

AgencyAttorney General, Office of the

TitleSpeechwriter - Press Office NYC (EXEC/PO _SW_NYC_6211)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $0 to $0 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County New York

Street Address 28 Liberty Street

City New York


Zip Code10005

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Suitable candidates must possess the following qualifications:
• A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in speechwriting, editorial writing, or government press that demonstrates an increasing scope of work and level of responsibility;
• Prior experience advising local, state or federal elected officials and/or experience working in NYS/NYC government or politics is/are strongly preferred;
• Excellent writing, presentation and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly and accessibly for diverse audiences;
• Sound judgement, including the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion; and
• Proactive with the ability to self-manage multiple projects and priorities while meeting tight deadlines.

Duties Description The Press Office in the Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Speechwriter. The Speechwriter will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with OAG bureau chiefs, press officers and senior staff to synthesize detailed information on the work of the office into clear and compelling speeches, op-eds and talking points that are geared to a variety of audiences. In addition, the Speechwriter will prepare briefing and other media materials for the Attorney General; speeches are edited in close collaboration with the Attorney General. The Speechwriter also works closely with other communications staff to plan and execute speaking events that advance the Attorney General’s broader communications strategy. This position will be based in New York City and reports to the Director of Communications.

Additional Comments The salary range for this position is $72,996 - $90,000 + $3,026 in location pay. The final salary will be determined after an evaluation of the selected candidate’s qualifications. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.

Per Office of the Attorney General policy, confirmation of full vaccination status is a condition of employment for this position. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to provide weekly negative COVID-19 PCR test results. The agency will consider religious and reasonable accommodations. For more information, please contact

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Legal Recruitment Bureau

Telephone 2124168080


Email Address


Street NYS Office of the Attorney General, Legal Recruitment Bureau

28 Liberty

City New York

State NY

Zip Code 10005


Notes on ApplyingHOW TO APPLY:

Applications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website,
Reference No: EXEC/PO_SW_NYC_6211

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter
? You may address to Legal Recruitment.
? Indicate why you are interested in this position and what makes you the best candidate.
• Resume
• Writing Sample
? Provide a portfolio with three to six (3-6) samples that you feel best demonstrate your writing abilities.
? Please include a cover page that provides general information about each sample and a brief explanation of why you chose to submit it as part of your application.
• List of three (3) references
? Only submit professional references, supervisory references are preferred.
? Indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to each reference.
? Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.
? Please note, your references will not be contacted until after you interview for the position.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: