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Executive Writer

Title:                       Executive Writer

Reports to:             Director, Editorial Services

Job Summary:       Responsible for assisting the President, Executive Vice President, and the Communications Department in researching and compiling material for use in speeches, commentaries, social media posts, and statements.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare and/or edit documents for the President and Executive Vice President in relation to internal and external communications.
  • Research and draft messages from the President, including speeches, op-eds, talking points, fundraising materials, media statements, social media posts, etc.
  • Maintain database of material for use in speeches and op-eds.
  • Write and edit copy for high-profile Heritage Foundation publications, such as the President’s Essay, Annual Report, and similar products.
  • Assist the VP of Communications and Chief of Staff with the President’s special projects, including preparation for media interviews.
  • Coordinate with Heritage policy experts and marketing departments to identify communications products needed to advance the organization’s goals.

Skill Factors:

Education:                   B.A.

Experience:                 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

Communication:         Superior writing/editing skills

Computer:                   MS Office and Outlook

Special Skills/Requirements:

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, and the department's goals and objectives
  • Ability to vary and control nuances of tone, diction, rhythm, pace and other stylistic features to make a piece of writing suit its purpose.
  • Hard working, collaborative, resourceful, creative and organized with the ability to meet deadlines and be goal-oriented.
  • Grasp of political and policy issues and a keen understanding of how they affect individuals.
  • Aptitude for thinking big, working wisely and quickly iterating.
  • Carrying out duties will require coordination with and request for assistance from other Heritage team members.
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