Murray McIntosh is delighted to partner again with a leading trade association in London this time on the search for a Speechwriter.
The purpose of this Speechwriter role is to write major addresses, brief remarks, talking points and other verbal and written comms for the President, Trustee Board, Director-General, and senior team as required. This is a part-time position usually based in their central London office, though there is opportunity for flexible working.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage speechwriting needs, liaising with regions and others to ensure engaging, relevant content and alignment with Business Plan priorities.
Provide advice on speeches and effective messaging to those requiring speeches
Work effectively with the policy team and communications team so that speechwriting plans are joined up with wider communications strategies
Liaise with the relevant Executive Assistants to understand schedules, expected length and topics for upcoming speaking engagements
Engage with customers to understand style and preferences for speeches and other comms written in their voice
Writing speeches and other comms as required
Co-ordinating and supporting speechwriting with colleagues running events where they have asked for a senior representative to speak
Writing and editing copy in the voice of senior representatives, such as forewords and quotes
Ensuring the delivery of high quality and appropriate speeches and presentations for senior representatives
Understand the organisations external positions and comms messaging so you can communicate key messages clearly, accurately and creatively
Manage the process to receive feedback on speeches, sometimes from multiple internal stakeholders
Manage a forward schedule of regular speeches
What we are looking for:
You will have significant experience of speechwriting for senior professionals and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
You will also have:
Experience in creating presentations and other material for verbal delivery
Strong storytelling skills in how to shape a compelling speech
Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to tailor messages to the right audiences
Ability to lead senior executives through the speechwriting process, providing sound counsel and guidance
Ability to focus and manage time effectively under tight deadlines
Good understanding of national politics and global current affairs