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Speechwriter - Press Office - NYC

New York State Office of the Attorney General


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January 29, 2021

Executive Division

Press Office – New York City

Speechwriter

Reference No: EXEC/PO _SW_NYC_6145

Application Deadline is January 29, 2021

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, 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. Some travel may be required.

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.

OAG employees serve more than 19 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 OAG is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to workplace diversity.


HOW TO APPLY     

Applications are being received online. To apply, please visit our careers website: ag.ny.gov/job-postings.  

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by close of business on Friday, January 29.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

·       Cover Letter (You may address to Legal Recruitment)

·       Resume

·       References

-Indicate your professional relationship to reach reference.

-Include contact information and email addresses for each reference.

·       Writing Sample

-Provide a portfolio with three to six 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.

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

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

For more information about the OAG, please visit our website: www.ag.ny.gov


Executive Division

Press Office – New York City

Speechwriter

Reference No: EXEC/PO _SW_NYC_6145

Application Deadline is January 29, 2021

The Press Office in the Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

OAG employees serve more than 19 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.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave…

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28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005

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