TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a speechwriter/executive communications manager to join our communications team. As an integral member of the team, the speechwriter clearly expresses the NAM’s goals and messaging, in writing, for NAM members, policymakers, media and the public. The speechwriter drafts impactful copy for our diverse audiences in a variety of styles and tones without sacrificing the NAM’s brand or its cohesive voice in print and digital communications. The speechwriter has the flexibility to improve the NAM’s written products by helping evaluate and implement processes, research and coordination.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
· Serve as a deputy speechwriter to the director of executive communications.
· Write copy and oversee the editorial process for weekly member communications, monthly reports and the annual report. Write copy for articles, op-eds, blogs, shareholder reports, video scripts, brochures, invitations, web pages and other printed and electronic communications. Draft or assist in drafting remarks for NAM leadership.
· Help develop an editorial strategy to make the NAM’s digital publications a valuable news source to members and the wider industry.
·Work with colleagues to keep projects moving on schedule, including planning/initial scheduling; coordinating all phases with key providers and project managers; and following through to meet production deadlines and provide high-quality, creative products.
·Develop an efficient, results-driven process with the NAM’s creative team on marketing copy, educational articles and persuasive text.
·Display agility in balancing short-notice requests with longer-term projects while meeting stringent deadlines.
·Understand nuance of tone and objectives for all written communications.
·Thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
·As needed, assist copyeditor in providing prompt and accurate proofreading for time-sensitive NAM letters, statements and testimony to the Hill and the administration.
We are looking for Team Players who meet the Following Criteria:
·Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field.
·Three or more years of work experience in speechwriting or related communications field.
·Significant experience preparing a variety of written materials of varying topics and styles for diverse audiences.
·Experience that demonstrates excellent writing, proofing, editing, research and project-management skills.
·Basic knowledge of business and American government.
·Ability to work with a broad cross-section of the organization.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than thr...ee-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.