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1101 East 33rd Street, Suite E001
Baltimore, Maryland (United States)


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Senior Speech Writer, Office of the President

Job ID: 53883
Job Views: 149
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Postal Code: 21218
Job Category: Public Relations/Marketing,Academia
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 09.07.2017

Job Description

Senior Speech Writer, Office of the President

Johns Hopkins University

Location: Baltimore, MD


The Senior Speech Writer will report to the Director of Speechwriting and work with colleagues in the Office of the President to develop, research and write communication materials including formal speeches, remarks, talking points, correspondence, public letters, and other documents that articulate the vision and ideas for the University President. The Senior Writer must be able to translate the strategic communications goals of the President and the University into compelling content in various media that will reach diverse audiences. They must have the capacity to find and tell good stories and talent for writing and editing in a fast-paced environment that thrives on self-motivation, flexibility, and collaboration.


To view complete posting and to apply, please visit, create and save your account application first, then enter requisition #315838 in the “Search Jobs” field. For more information, call the Central Talent Acquisition Office at 443-997-5100.




The position requires a Bachelor's degree and five years related experience. Advanced degree is preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Flexibility is essential.


Special skills and knowledge:


• Excellent oral and written communications skills

• Excellent research, analytical and storytelling skills

• Knowledge of grammar usage and editorial style guidelines

• Ability to synthesize and analyze information quickly

• Ability to maintain the utmost discretion and diplomacy in interacting with high-level individuals and maintain confidences at all times

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while balancing competing priorities and managing multiple assignments

• Ability to be flexible and self-motivated in order to deliver high quality work product in multiple communications mediums.


NOTE: Please include three writing samples with resume and cover letter.


Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans

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