About

Republican Speech Writing

OBJECTIVE:

A professional, intelligent, and creative individual possessing exceptional communication, analytical, and leadership skills seeks a freelance political speechwriting position with Republican members of Congress and candidates.

EDUCATION:

Virginia Military Institute, B.A., English.

MILITARY:

Infantryman, US Marine Corps, 29 Palms, CA. Participated in Gulf War Operations “Desert Shield” & “Desert Storm.” Decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon.

SKILLS:

  • Managed multiple writing assignments with extremely tight deadlines to include speeches, talking points, newspaper editorials, and magazine articles.

  • Wrote 3,000 word speeches in 48 hours with no grammatical, syntactical, or typographical errors.
    Drafted press releases and media advisories at a rate of five per day.

  • Interfaced with numerous print, radio, and television reporters. Managed reporters’ expectations, provided pertinent information for their stories, and coordinated their interaction with elected official and candidates for public office.

  • Prioritized in a challenging and fast-paced, deadline-oriented office.

  • Provided editorial and proofreading support to other team members.

  • Followed trends in the news to ensure accuracy and relevance of PR content.

  • Organized press conferences and monitored interviews conducted by reporters.

  • Demonstrated ability to reconcile the interests of members of the media with elected official and candidates for public office.

  • Performed political advance work and served as a travel aide.

  • Researched, analyzed, and organized complex information.

  • Worked with minimal direction, made independent decisions, and preserved confidentiality of campaign information.

  • Conveyed information in a clear, persuasive, and engaging style.

  • Designed and updated content on website using HTML and FrontPage 2003.

  • Proficient in the use of Facebook and Twitter.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Editorial Writer, Jeff Beatty for U.S. Senate, Westborough, MA.

  • Editorial Writer, Romney for President, Boston, MA.

  • Speechwriter & Campaign Manager, Ken King for Congress, San Diego, CA.

  • Speechwriter, Bill Simon for State Treasurer, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Speechwriter, Bill Simon for Governor, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Public Information Officer, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Boston, MA.