Political Speechwriters

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.

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

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