Do you want to craft communications for the biggest names in business, philanthropy, and public life?

Do you thrive in an environment that demands curiosity, creativity, and the ability to tackle a wide range of projects — often simultaneously?

Do your ideal coworkers value thoughtful writing, hot takes, and the Oxford comma?

If so, we can’t wait to hear from you.

BOOK PUBLISHING POSITIONS

Senior Director

West Wing Writers is searching for a full-time senior director. We have physical offices in DC and NY, and a well-established presence in SF. DC and NY colleagues work from the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; however, the entire team goes fully remote from Memorial Day–Labor Day. The location for this position can be flexible.

As a senior director, you will be an integral part of the West Wing Writers team:

  • You’ll help craft messages, strategy, and written products for some of the world’s most influential leaders, companies, and organizations;
  • You’ll be asked to do so thoroughly, thoughtfully, creatively, and on deadline — and expected to execute significant projects with minimal oversight;
  • You’ll be writing for a range of clients about a number of important topics in a variety of formats: speeches, scripts, product launches, op-eds, talking points, messaging strategy memos, social media, and more;
  • You’ll interact with clients on a regular basis, manage client relationships, and lead client meetings and calls;
  • On certain projects, you’ll manage other writers at the firm. In these instances, you should be prepared to offer thoughtful, constructive edits to your colleagues, and jointly produce client-ready work;
  • Over time, this role could also include managing a cohort of associates and/or directors, with a focus on supporting their professional development and helping them navigate their career journeys; and
  • You’ll work closely with other senior directors, directors, associates, and principals and partners across the firm.

Our ideal candidate ...

  • Has 8+ years of relevant experience, including experience producing strategic communications for high-level principals — CEOs, government officials, foundation presidents, or similar;
  • Has managed client relationships or worked in a client-facing capacity in a previous role;
  • Has exceptional writing and editing skills and is comfortable writing across a range of formats. This includes materials such as speeches, op-eds, news articles, books, digital content, or other strategic messaging documents.
  • Has conceived and produced these written products from start to finish, with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Has managed a process of receiving and incorporating client feedback; is comfortable with an iterative process that incorporates edits from stakeholders throughout a client’s organization;
  • Has led teams and managed other people in a previous role;
  • Has excellent time-management skills and is comfortable writing on deadline;
  • Is creative, curious, organized, motivated, dependable, and professional;
  • Works well both independently and in teams;
  • Is authorized to work and accept new employment in the United States.

The salary band for this position starts at $135,000. We offer a robust benefit package, including health, dental, and vision care; generous paid vacation leave, plus federal and floating holidays; immediate eligibility for our 401k plan; commuter benefits; paid parental leave; and a professional development stipend.

Applications accepted through December 10, 2021.

Apply Today!

BOOK PUBLISHING POSITIONS

Director

West Wing Writers is searching for a full-time director. We have physical offices in DC and NY, and a well-established presence in SF. DC and NY colleagues work from the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; however, the entire team goes fully remote from Memorial Day–Labor Day. The location for this position can be flexible.

As a director, you can expect to be an integral part of the West Wing Writers team:

  • You’ll be researching and writing for a range of clients about a number of important issues in a variety of formats: speeches, op-eds, talking points, messaging strategy memos, social media, and more;
  • You’ll interact with clients on a regular basis, participate in the management of client relationships, and contribute actively in client meetings and calls;
  • You’ll help craft messages, strategy, and writing products for some of the world’s most influential leaders, organizations, and brands;
  • You’ll be asked to do so thoroughly, thoughtfully, quickly, and carefully. Over time, you’ll be expected to execute significant projects with minimal oversight;
  • You’ll work closely with other directors, associates, senior directors, principals and partners across the firm;
  • On certain projects, you’ll manage other writers at the firm, usually in partnership with a partner or principal. In these instances, you should be prepared to offer thoughtful and constructive edits to your colleagues, and jointly produce client-ready work.

Our ideal candidate ...

  • Has exceptional writing skills and is comfortable writing across a range of formats;
  • Has excellent time-management skills and is comfortable writing on deadline;
  • Is creative, curious, organized, motivated, dependable, and professional;
  • Works well both independently and in teams;
  • Has experience producing written materials such as speeches, op-eds, news articles, books, digital content, or other strategic messaging. Ideally, the candidate has conceived and produced these written products from start to finish, with minimal guidance or oversight;
  • Has worked in a client-facing capacity in a previous role;
  • Has at least five years of relevant work experience; and
  • Is authorized to work and accept new employment in the United States.

The salary band for this position starts at $90,000. We offer a robust benefit package, including health, dental, and vision care; generous paid vacation leave, plus federal and floating holidays; immediate eligibility for our 401k plan; commuter benefits; paid parental leave; and a professional development stipend.

Applications accepted through December 10, 2021.

Apply Today!
We are always on the lookout for writers to join our team.

We believe writing is a team sport. Across our offices, we brainstorm, crowdsource, and edit together.

We count ourselves lucky to work with colleagues we admire, on projects we think are important, for clients we believe in. We lead with kindness, creativity, teamwork, diversity, humility, humor, enthusiasm, and intellectual curiosity. If that sounds interesting to you, introduce yourself to us.

‍We’re comitted to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to reach out, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, gender-nonconforming people, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and multilingual individuals.

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