Minimum Qualifications Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in speechwriting, editorial writing, or government press. Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, and the ability to meet tight deadlines on competing projects are required, as well as, flexibility and discretion.
Duties Description The Press Office in the Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking a Speechwriter. As head of the OAG, the Attorney General is both the “People's Lawyer” and the State's chief legal officer. As the “People's Lawyer,” the Attorney General serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. In her role as the State's chief legal counsel, the Attorney General not only advises the Executive branch of State government, but also defends actions and proceedings on behalf of the State. The OAG also brings affirmative litigation and develops policy initiatives on topics including civil rights, health care, environmental protection, labor, financial regulation and enforcement, public integrity, consumer protection, housing, drug trafficking, nonprofit law and many others.
The Speechwriter will work in a fast paced 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 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. Some travel may be required.
Additional Comments OAG employees serve more than 19.85 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. 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.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.
Salary commensurate with experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified in the “Notes on Applying” section, the “Application Due” date associated with this posting is not the last day applications can be submitted. Applications for this position will be accepted by the hiring bureau on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected; recruitment for this position can be closed or suspended at any time. For the most current information on available position vacancies, applicants are advised to review the Office of the New York State Attorney General website (www.ag.ny.gov/job-postings) or contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 212-416-8080.
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Notes on ApplyingApplications are being received online. To apply, please go to our website, www.ag.ny.gov, Resources/Job Opportunities - Attorney Positions. Reference No. EXEC/PO _SSW_NYC_6095.
Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:
• Cover Letter (Please address to Sandra Jefferson Grannum, Esq., Bureau Chief, Legal Recruitment).
• List of three (3) references with contact information and email addresses.
• Writing sample
Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.
For questions about a position with the OAG, the application process or assistance with submitting your application, please contact the Legal Recruitment Bureau via email at email@example.com or phone at 212-416-8080.
For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov