Senior Executive Speechwriter - Executive Office

Executive Office
Why Mayo Clinic

Seeking applicants who have experience with speechwriting for varied audiences and occasions, including governing board meetings, staff meetings, media and conference presentations – all written using stories and data to keep key messages motivating. Exceptional writing, editing, storytelling, fact-checking and proofreading skills with a strong portfolio of writing that is clear, accurate and compelling.

**Please attach three (3) writing samples, at least one (1) of which should be a speech for your application to be considered.

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Position description
In this role, the Senior Executive Speechwriter’s primary responsibility is to research and write speeches for the CEO that demonstrate a nuanced understanding of audience dynamics to tailor remarks to achieve objectives. The Senior Executive Speechwriter also produces impactful internal and external business communications for the Mayo Clinic executive leadership team, including the Board of Trustees, and works directly with the president and CEO and subject matter experts in close collaboration with the Executive Office Content Development team. 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 the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, 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 5 years professional experience in a relevant field, preferably in executive communications.

Deep experience writing speeches 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.

** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
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.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday
Weekend schedule
As needed, if 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.
Administration, Business, Finance
Job posting number
LaTasha Perkins
Equal opportunity employer
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