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Speech Writer - Mid/Experienced Level

National Security Agency (NSA) | Fort Meade MD 20755 USA | Part Time | Posted: 07/11/2019

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ResponsibilitiesNSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Strategic Communications is the authority for guiding how NSA tells its story. Whether it's engaging with our internal workforce, interacting with the media, managing our public-facing website and social media channels, drafting communications for senior leadership or sharing talking points for use at external forums - our job is to help ensure a current, consistent, accurate and compelling narrative about NSA's amazing work. Description of the Position The NSA Media & Public Relations office within Strategic Communications has an opening for a strategic-minded and self-motivated communicator/speech writer with outstanding writing, editing and oral communications skills and a positive attitude to produce effective products for senior executives. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a small team to collaborate across directorates and partnering agencies to deliver final products. Specific job responsibilities include: - Research, develop and write executive speeches, talking points, briefing, quotes, and written messages for internal and external audiences - Draft, refine, edit and repurpose content that supports the priorities of senior executives - Share final products with relevant parties to ensure consistent messaging at subordinate levels and effective delivery across various platforms - Prepare and coordinate materials in support of executive engagements - Writing samples will be required. Basic Qualifications: - Demonstrated writing, editing and oral communications skills - Ability to convey complex information in clear, compelling ways - Attention to detail, adaptability and political savvy - Problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills - Customer-focused and requirements-oriented - Strong work ethic and positive attitude - A self-starter who can be depended upon to ensure the accuracy and quality of content with minimal day-to-day supervision - Ability to prioritize, adapt and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment - Ability to deal with ambiguity and work well under pressure with employees at all levels - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
SkillsDesired Skills: - Experience preparing speeches and talking points for senior leaders or public officials - Prior experience in executive communications or print journalism - Proven ability to plan and produce deliverables to deadline - Proven strong strategic communications mindset with experience delivering business results and success measures - Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including executive management - Portfolio of writing samples will be needed before interview - Project management experience - Demonstrated executive presence
Pay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleThis is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
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How To Apply - ExternalTo apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
DCIPS DisclaimerThe National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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Location Fort Meade, MD, 20755, United States
Categories Marketing/PR

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