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Allegient Defense Speech Writer in Washington, District Of Columbia

Speech Writer

Washington, DC (


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Allegient Defense is a Small Business providing technically oriented services from program management to advanced systems integration and engineering. We support Government and prime system integrators with engineering and management expertise. Allegient Defense helps clients with challenging Science & Technology, Engineering Acquisition, and Program Management Mission requirements.

Allegient Defense is a leader in advanced technology research and solutions development, and we are growing quickly. We are looking to hire a Speech Writer for one of our federal clients.

The position requires a high-level of organization, strong attention to detail, and professional and proficient communication. The candidate will need to be a motivated and organized self-starter with strong writing, speech writing, and organizational skills who is capable of multitasking with minimal direction or oversight. Candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing memos, talking points, and speeches for OTT leadership speaking engagements

  • Translating technical information in a broad array of technologies into understandable content for varying audiences

  • Reviewing and editing technical publications, reports, and presentations

  • Working closely with leadership on coordinating event participation and proactively seeking events and activities where OTT leadership might engage in making speeches, keynote addresses, participating in or facilitating technical panels, etc.

  • Writing and editing web content

  • Coordinating with DOE Public Affairs on media inquiries

  • Drafting talking points and backgrounders for media interviews

  • Working with Congressional Affairs to prepare information for Members of Congress when needed

  • Guiding submissions through approval workflows while maintaining tight version control

  • Meeting tight deadlines with superior quality deliverables


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Communications, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Journalism, or other appropriate discipline)

  • 5+ years’ experience

  • Broad level of technical understanding/aptitude

  • Working knowledge of and/or experience in commercialization of technologies

  • Professional attitude

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills

  • Experience writing and tailoring speeches and talking points for various audiences

  • Self-starter, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a highly dynamic collaborative team

  • Ability to balance multiple long-and short-term projects and competing priorities

Reporting Center Requirement:The duties of this position require the Candidate to report to a designated DOE Reporting Center or the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington DC during their daily work schedule. The reporting location will be defined at the time the position is filled. Unless otherwise stated, the default DOE Reporting Center is the DOE Forrestal Building in Washington DC. Occasional or regularly scheduled telework may be available for this position as workload or other conditions allow and will be negotiated at the time of appointment. These teleworking agreements, if accepted by both parties, are intended to be flexible and may change during the term of this appointment. Initial teleworking agreements are not guaranteed to remain unchanged and workload or other conditions may require the candidate to report full time to the designated DOE Reporting Center.