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Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director, Office of the President

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The Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director reports to and supports a highly visible and strongly engaged President, fulfilling a key role in ensuring the intentional and effective communication of President’s vision, priorities, interests, perspective, and style.  They are attuned to the University’s context and those of the various communities that the University serves and engages.  They work closely with University leaders to remain apprised of the University’s issues and positions and to collaborate and coordinate on Presidential communications.  Using superior writing and communication skills, the Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director prepares speeches, talking points, remarks, stories, articles, news releases, op-ed pieces, reports, executive correspondence, and social media communications for the President.  The Presidential Speechwriter/Presidential Communications Director serves as the chief communications counsel to the President.  They find and tell compelling stories and know the perfect words for the right moment.  They are professionally proficient in both English and Spanish, experienced in sophisticated writing and editing in both languages, and know how to engage varied audiences. 

Minimum Qualifications 

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

Five or more years of experience in speechwriting, public relations, and communications

Full professional proficiency in English and Spanish reading, writing, and speaking

Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups

Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills

A graduate degree from an accredited college or university

Experience supporting an executive or official for a large public sector, non-profit, or educational institution


For more information and to apply, visit our website: hr.sdsu.edu/pospeechwriter/.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/13/2018
Application Due: 5/12/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.