Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sr. Specialist, Executive Speechwriting -- National Automobile Dealers Association

Title: Sr. Specialist, Executive Speechwriting Dept/Location: Public Affairs (200270) / VA Office Reports To: Vice President, Public Affairs/Chief Public Affairs Officer Supervises: None Classification: Exempt Summary: Researches, writes and edits speeches, articles, op-eds, letters to the editor, profiles, background reports and talking points on key industry issues. Essential Functions: • Research and analyze information, using diverse sources, to write speeches for NADA leadership and executive staff. • Develop talking points • Interview staff, association members and industry experts for relevant content. • Develop material and content that articulates association’s priorities and positions. • Determine strategic speaking opportunities. • Write and edit content for online publications. • Write op-eds, press releases and other original content as needed. • Work with NADA Leadership and staff to determine major themes, speech format, legal compliance of content and timelines for drafts and final product. • Simplify and clarify complex legal, legislative, regulatory and statistical information using clear and concise language. • Manage speaking calendar and venue detail. • Develop and maintain storage and retrieval of completed work. • Assist with other special projects as needed. Non-Essential Functions: • Other job duties as assigned Qualifications: Education and Work Experience BA degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Public Relations or related field. 5-7 years professional experience required. Strong knowledge of grammar, writing, editing and proofing required. Research and interviewing skills essential. Extremely proficient with MS Word and PowerPoint. Experience on Capitol Hill a plus. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. • The employee must have the ability to travel.

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