Do you want to craft communications for the biggest names in business, philanthropy, and public life?
Are you ready to manage clients, projects, and teams from idea to execution?
Do your ideal coworkers value thoughtful writing, hot takes, and the Oxford comma just as much as you do?
If so, we can’t wait to hear from you.
West Wing Writers is searching for a full-time senior director. We have offices in DC, NY, and SF; 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 and collaboratively with other senior directors, directors, associates, and principals and partners at the firm, with the goal of partnering with colleagues across the firm’s three offices.
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.
About West Wing Writers
West Wing Writers is a strategic communications firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco. We’re veterans of the Obama White House and the Clinton White House, of presidential campaigns, governors’ offices, and Capitol Hill. We’re journalists and teachers; novelists and activists; comedians, poets, and foreign policy experts.
Today, we craft messaging for some of the most compelling contemporary leaders and thinkers. We’ve helped CEOs tell their stories on the world’s biggest stages. We’ve helped global foundations make the case for a new wave of philanthropy. We’ve helped politicians rally national political conventions, companies launch products to global markets, and activists hold their audiences in rapt attention.
Every day we come to work, we partner with a wide array of clients around the world—from Fortune 500 Companies to progressive advocates—to find their voice, hone their message, and push for change. We love what we do, and we’d love you to join us.
We’re committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ indi...viduals, gender-nonconforming people, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and multilingual individuals.
We offer competitive salary and benefits.