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17 Jan 2024

Full-Time Speechwriter

American Institute of Architects – AIA – Posted by remotejobsninja United States

Job Description

Speechwriter – (SW112023)


Media & Communications

Career Level

Senior Manager


American Institute of Architects – Washington, DC 20006 US (Primary)


Bachelor’s Degree

Job Type



0 – 10%

What we offer:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our company values and workplace culture, including:

  • Medical, vision and dental
  • 401(k)
  • Flexibility
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Income protection (Life Insurance Coverage up to 2x salary) & disability plans at no cost.
  • Tuition and membership reimbursements
  • AIA employees have access to a variety of other programs, including:
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their family members
    • Computer purchase program
    • Fitness club discounts
    • Prepaid legal services program
    • Identity theft protection

Travel Requirements: Minimal

Work Location: 100% Remote from the AIA Approved States : AR, DE, FL, GA*, ID, IL, IA, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NM, NY, NC, OK,PA, SD, TN, UT, VT, WI, WY

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, in accordance with the applicable law.

Exemption Type


The American Institute of Architects (AIA):

AIA will provide you with the opportunity to advocate for the value of architecture and give architects and design professionals the resources they need to do their best work. The collective voice of architects is essential and our work drives positive change through the power of design.

Each one of us at AIA is a leader committed to demonstrating our mission and values, and designing a better future for our country and planet. Even in times of change, AIA’s values remain constant:

  • We stand for equity and human rights
  • We stand for architecture that strengthens our communities
  • We stand for a sustainable future
  • We stand for protecting communities from the impacts of climate change
  • We stand for economic opportunity
  • We stand for investing in the future
  • We speak up, and policymakers listen

The American Institute of Architects, as part of the global community, is building a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better built environment for all. Achieving this vision has a direct impact on the relevance of the profession of architecture and the world’s prosperity, health, and future.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Managing Director, Media & Communications, the Speechwriter is responsible for creating compelling speeches, remarks, articles, and talking points for AIA’s leadership team.

Job Duties

  • In collaboration with and supervision of the Managing Director, write and edit speeches, articles, op-eds and talking points and other materials for the association’s leadership team.
  • Develop the tone, style, and messaging of the CEO, President, and organization.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to align all communication materials with the Institute’s voice.
  • Conduct in-depth research on various topics related to architecture, sustainability, resiliency, EDIJ, and climate.
  • Analyze complex information and present it in a clear, concise manner.
  • Navigate a complex review process that involves tight deadlines and the resolution of feedback from multiple specialists and executives and the co-chairs’ private offices.
  • Build trust with association leaders, using extremely limited face time to draw out ideas and preferences and create outstanding content that consistently meets their needs.
  • As a member of a highly collaborative Media & Communications team, contribute to an editorial process to help identify compelling stories, voices, and statistics.


  • Proficient command of language with demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • Experience working closely with and writing for high-level executives, work under
    pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficient skills in research-based writing and editing.
  • Ability to draft quality work on short notice and with tight timelines.
  • Experience writing in someone else’s voice (such as ghostwriting or speechwriting).
  • Strong negotiation and people skills.
  • Knowledge of current subjects, trends, and architectural industry standards preferred.
  • Team player w and have a client service mindset.
  • Analytical, proactive, adaptable and a problem solver.
  • Creative, resourceful, and excellent judgment.

Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in speechwriting, journalism, executive communications, or similar field.

Supervisory Requirements – None

Wage Amount


Job Categories: Remote Writing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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