April 08, 2012

DOT Speechwriter Kieffer Heads to West Wing Writers as Principal

Jonas KiefferFirst reported in Politico’sPlaybook,” the DC-based firm West Wing Writers announced that Jonas Kieffer, Director of Speechwriting at the U.S. Department of Transportation, is joining the firm as its newest Principal.

Jonas served as Chief Speechwriter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Before joining the Obama administration in 2010, Kieffer was Chief Speechwriter / Senior Writer at the Rockefeller Foundation from 2007-2010.  Before that he was a speechwriter for former Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ).

Kieffer is a native of Ann Arbor, MI and a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Brown University.  (Politico’s “Playbook”)

November 13, 2011

JOB OF THE WEEK: Booz Allen Hamilton, Speechwriter (DC)

Booz Allen Hamilton logoThe Strategic Communications group at Booz Allen Hamilton is actively seeking an experienced Speechwriter to support a senior federal executive full time in the DC area.  We’re looking for someone with proven speech writing experiencing supporting flag officers, cabinet level executives, or Capitol Hill leadership.

Ideal candidate has 8+ years of communications experience with a specific focus on speech writing.

TO APPLY: Interested candidates can send their resume to me, David Haradon (Haradon_david@bah.com).  Additional information about careers at Booz Allen can be found at www.boozallen.com/careers.  This is an immediate opening and will close as soon as it’s filled.  No phone calls please. (PF tipster)

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