Political Speechwriters

Presidential Speechwriters Working in White House

Political speechwriters prepare speeches for individuals in the political arena. They write for politicians in all branches of government, from the local and state level to the national level, including the president of the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Write speeches for politicians; meet with representatives; research issues and policies; interview authorities; revise, edit, and produce the speech in its final form
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Positions are available throughout the country, with more opportunities in Washington, D.C.
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • Government
  • Speech
Experience Volunteer work or internship
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Executive Speechwriter
  • Assistant Speechwriter
  • Intern