Facebook Executive Speechwriter, Global Business Group in New York, New York

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

We're looking for an experienced speechwriter to partner with Carolyn Everson, the company's Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, to develop communications strategy and content for external and internal audiences, provide strategic and tactical communications advice, and wrestle with some of biggest issues we face. We want someone who can come up with thought-provoking ideas, turn beautiful copy on tight deadlines, and challenge us to be better.

The ideal candidate will have a strong speechwriting background, with excellent judgement and a track record of working with senior leaders in the public or private sector. You should be passionate about good writing, capable of thinking deeply about complex issues and comfortable defending your work. Experience working in advertising or technology is not essential, but enthusiasm is.

This full-time position is based in New York.

Required Skills:

  1. Draft speeches, video scripts, op-eds, blogs and other materials

  2. Create compelling narratives about Facebook’s people, products and role in the world

  3. Build strong relationships and offer tactical and strategic communications advice to leaders and their teams

  4. Work with teams across the company — including policy, international, corporate and internal communications and marketing — to find and tell great stories

  5. Partner with designers to help develop visuals and videos for external and internal use

  6. Travel occasionally and provide on-site support at external events

  7. Participate on a wide range of communications tasks

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years speechwriting experience for leaders in business, government, or non-profits

  2. Experience drafting speeches, op-eds etc. across a range of topics

  3. Experience working with teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Project management and decision-making experience

  2. Ability to provide deep and original thinking about complex issues

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.