The average pay for a Speech Writer is $53.00 per hour.
The average pay for a Speech Writer is $83,059 per year.
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Job Description for Speech Writer
A speech writer develops speeches for someone else to deliver. Employers often include politicians, other public figures and business executives. They must work with the individual giving the speech and/or their representatives to develop the speech topic and key points. They then craft a draft of the speech for review; revisions may be required. The speech writer must match the speaker's tone, style and philosophy in the speech; they also need to carefully consider the audience while writing the speech.Read More...
Speech writers may work on a freelance basis or work for a particular employer full time. Full-time employees generally work in an office setting, while freelancers often work from a home office. Speech writing is typically uncredited, meaning the speech writer functionally ghost writes the speech. These professionals' hours vary depending on their employer(s) and their needs. Speech writers may need to develop speeches on tight deadlines.
No formal education is technically required for speech writer positions, although many speech writers find a bachelor's degree in English or another relevant field can equip them with the tools to progress professionally. Previous experience writing speeches or in other relevant positions is generally needed as well. Interpersonal and writing skills are essential for speech writers, as is the creativity to develop effective, engaging speeches, (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
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