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Public Affairs Speechwriter

Consumer Education & External Affairs - Public Affairs
Closing date:
Washington, DC
60 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent), Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service – Permanent)


This position is located in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Public Affairs (OPA). As a Public Affairs Speechwriter you will serve as speechwriter for senior CFPB officials and to perform other assignments communicating information to the news media and general public regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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As a Public Affairs Speechwriter, you will:

  • Design, write, and edit speeches, talking points and remarks for use in public presentations and/or private settings. Analyze information needs in terms of the audience and purpose of the presentation. Develop, research, and provide written material and visuals on Bureau actions, policies and positions for a wide range of audiences. Ensure each presentation is tailored to both presenter and audience. Work with senior Bureau officials to identify appropriate message and audience for speaking opportunities. Provide advice on the effective communication of information.
  • Contribute to the development of brochures, fact sheets, news releases, feature articles for magazines and trade papers, and other information materials and follows them through until completion. Develop and write information materials designed to reach selected national audiences through the news media such as wire services, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. Interview and confer with management and other program specialists to obtain latest information for use in articles and meetings with news media representatives as well as other materials outlined above.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bureau contacts.
  • Work both proactively and reactively in dealing with media interest or requests about CFPB program activities. Advise and recommend proactive approaches for avoiding and/or resolving problems and reducing conflicts.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 1-5 nights per month for this position.

Supervisory status


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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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Open to All US Citizens (Competitive service – Permanent)

Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.

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