Speech Writer

ANY CITY/TBD, DC
08/02/2022
ANY CITY/TBD, DC
42.50 
42.50 
Speech Writer
ID:ARS-OA-004Location:ANY CITY/TBDProgram:ARS
Wage/Hr:$42.50Hours/Week:10Minimum Age:55

NEW Solutions is proud to connect professionals, age 55+, with part-time and full-time opportunities throughout the country by providing skilled and experienced workers to government agencies. NOTE: This position has the option to work remote.

Qualifications:

Minimum of 15 year(s) of experience in related field OR MA/MS Degree

  • - Researching and understanding scientific material and writing/editing it in a language and form that is understandable and useable to a wide variety of audiences.
  • - Ability to write and edit speeches in the voice of the presenter.
  • - Ability to create compelling visual aids.
  • Experience required with Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point
  • - Prezi and ARIS helpful but not required
Duties:

NEW Solutions is proud to connect professionals, age 55+, with part-time and full-time opportunities throughout the country by providing skilled and experienced workers to government agencies. NOTE: This position has the option to work remote.

  • Speechwriting: Drafts and clears public remarks for the ARS Associate Administrators and other Senior Agency or Department officials that communicate Agency policies, plans, programs, and objectives to a diverse set of audiences. Conducts independent research to identify accurate and appropriate content to be included in remarks and other presentations. Creates PowerPoint presentations or other visual aids to accompany remarks; slide creation will include identification and development of charts, graphs, maps, and photographs, as well as appropriate design and placement of text.   60%
  • Content Generation: Working with subject matter experts across the Agency and Department to draft a steady stream of media content, such as blogposts, fact sheets, scripts for video and audio, features, social media posts, newsletter articles and editorials; content should clearly and concisely explain the goals, objectives, outputs and outcomes of Agency programs to a wide audience in a manner that is engaging and informative.   20%
  • Editing: Edits manuscripts, articles, and reports; rewrites for clarity and accuracy. Ensures that manuscripts and periodicals are consistent with USDA policies, U.S. Government Publishing Office style rules, and ARS standards. Advises researchers on matters of editorial style, format, composition of charts and tables, clearance, and distribution in a positive manner. Observes security procedures for preventing premature dissemination of forecast and statistical material for scheduled release.   10%
  • Ensures movement of documents through the revision and clearance process, including ensuring the accuracy of documents required for the content management system posting process. This includes coordinating clearances and working with writers/technical researchers, technical staff, and clearance officials; and shepherding articles through multi-Agency approval; and reviewing the final publication.   10%

Other:
  • Training provided as needed
  • Remote work arrangements are available for this position.

NEW Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NEW Solutions' policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in enrolling participants in the federal programs.