Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Speechwriter, Communications -- National Trust for Historic Preservation

Speechwriter, Communications

Posted July 2, 2010
Position Details
Type Full Time

Offered By National Trust for Historic Preservation
Office of Communications
Washington , District of Columbia
Salary Exempt

Supports the President and the organization in communicating the overall mission, programs and key messages of the National Trust through speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, opinion pieces, blogs, social media postings, and all other forms of communication as requested.


Perform all duties with the aim of helping to achieve National Trust strategic goals, including engaging the public, building partnerships and reaching more diverse communities and constituents.

Serve as writer for the National Trust President and work on projects such as speeches, remarks, talking points, testimony, magazine articles, opinion pieces, book blurbs, and quotes.

Prepare blogs, Tweets, Facebook Posts and other forms of social media for the President of the National Trust.

Research and write the President's regular columns in Preservation magazine.

Assist in developing themes and texts that carry out the Trust's key messages for use in various communications tools, including brochures, scripts, statements, and other material as needed.

Assist in the editing of press releases for major engagement programs, like 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list, Dozen Distinctive Destinations and Honor Awards.

Work with the appropriate Communications staff members to publicize events where the President is speaking and media attention is desired.

Prepare speeches and talking points for general organizational messaging as well as key priorities and programmatic issues to be used by all Trust staff.

Prepare scripts and other creative materials for major National Trust events like the National Preservation Conference's Plenaries and Honor Awards ceremonies.


B. A. degree and at least 7-10 years related professional writing experience. Experience writing for a CEO preferred.

Experience working with messaging and ability to think creatively about how to share key messages is also required, including experience writing for and engaging culturally diverse audiences, constituents and partners.

Experience writing for all forms of social media and ability to bring fresh ideas to the table is expected.

Discipline and ability to meet deadlines required.

English and history background desirable, appreciation for historic preservation a must.

How to Apply

To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 55719-CS-815@nthp.hrmdirect.com.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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