Chief Writer

Company: Florida Department of Financial Services


Contact Person: Michelle Winokur

Application Deadline: April 4, 2016


Chief Writer duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Writes speeches/talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor and policy briefs.
  • Manages the creation of remarks and talking points from their inception—i.e. agreeing to an event—and shepherds them through the editing process, including combining drafts, incorporating research and implementing edits.
  • Works with colleagues to gather and appropriate data and events, or topic-related information to include in speeches, op-eds and policy documents.
  • Works with Regional Managers and Communications staff on completion of advance documents, including researching relevant background and policy information.
  • Researches short and long-term ramifications of policy decisions; advises on appropriate course of action to achieve desired result.
  • Evaluates current media trends and themes related to the CFO’s work; addresses trends and incorporates thematic goals into remarks.
  • Employs critical and creative thinking to determine and implement new methods for achieving thematic goals.
  • Prepares necessary reports and administrative functions completely and on time.
  • Travels, as needed, to support the delivery of speeches or other events.
  • Other related duties and assignments as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Creative Writing or related field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Rules of writing, grammar and editing
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research


  • 1-3 years of professional experience
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Familiarity with state government/Florida’s government structure and public policy making process

How to Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Deputy CFO Michelle Winokur at

Job Originally Posted on: Friday, March 4, 2016