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Executive Content Manager (Sr. Executive Speechwriter)

Job ID 191742BR Date posted 10/20/2022
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Executive Office
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Position description
In this role, the primary responsibility of the Executive Content Manager is to research and produce content for Mayo Clinic executive leadership that demonstrates a nuanced understanding of audience dynamics to tailor remarks to achieve objectives. The Executive Content Manager produces impactful internal and external speeches and business communications on behalf of the executive leader, for audiences including the Board of Trustees. The Manager works directly with the organization’s highest level leaders and subject matter experts in close collaboration with the other Executive Content Managers. This person is an expert speechwriter and business writer, with strong skills in staff engagement, media relations, social media and digital communications. The successful candidate will take an active leadership role across Mayo Clinic to understand business objectives, and build communications strategies and plans to support those objectives. This individual will provide strategic communications consultation and guidance to Mayo Clinic’s executives, and will plan, drive, implement, monitor and measure results of communications plans to advance Mayo Clinic's mission, strategic plan, and business objectives. Additional responsibilities: Manages complex and cross-functional projects through entire project life cycle to achieve objectives and measure results. Proactively seeks opportunities to build and improve positive relationships with colleagues, leaders, and experts. Serves as a role model for others and represents Mayo Clinic internally and externally. Conveys confidence, clarity and transparency in communications with stakeholders and leaders. Proactively contributes to business planning and strategy development. Proactively drives strategies and tactics forward to execution. Informally leads teams and provides leadership to others, including contractors and third parties, to drive execution.

A bachelor's degree in a related field, which may include liberal arts, business, communications, marketing, healthcare, or similar field, plus 7-10 years professional experience in a relevant field, preferably in executive communications. Deep experience producing written and visual content for varied audiences and occasions, including board meetings, staff meetings, and external conference presentations - all written with compelling data and insights. Exceptional business writing, editing, storytelling, fact-checking and proofreading skills to deliver a message that is clear, accurate and persuasive. Must be able to work proficiently in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must possess high personal motivation supporting a strong work ethic, flexibility, and creativity. Must possess the ability to inspire trust and confidence from executive leadership, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.

When submitting an application, candidates should include three (3) writing samples, at least one (1) of which should be a speech.

Additional qualifications
Proven expertise in creating and executing communications strategies based upon business objectives. Requires strong leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, active listening, persuasive oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and interpersonal skills. Proven communications consultative, planning and execution abilities. Must be able to work effectively in a consensus-style and collaborative environment that expects and promotes teamwork. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively to drive forward multiple projects simultaneously. Has a positive influence on others. Position requires occasional travel and the flexibility to work weekends and evenings as necessary.

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Exemption status

Compensation Detail
$115,918 - $168,084 / year

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details
M-F, business hours. This position will primarily work on the Rochester, Minnesota campus.

Weekend schedule
As needed

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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