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Government of Trinidad and Tobago
JOB TITLE: SPEECH WRITER/ RESEARCHER
The incumbent is required to conduct in-depth research and prepare, write and edit executive and other speeches,
releases, articles, letters and other communication documents for use by the Ministry/Department. Duties involve
researching material for writing assignments; submitting assignments within agreed timelines and ensuring
relevance and currency of content.
REPORTS TO: Head - Corporate Communications or designated officer
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: N/A
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Writes, edits and prepares a range of documents including speeches, feature addresses, speaking notes, briefs,
messages, letters, releases, PowerPoint presentations, articles and other communications documents.
Researches the materials required for the writing and editing of all speeches/communications documents and
provide input for the analysis required for the development, implementation, review and evaluation of new
and existing policies.
Sources information-related issues in reports (local, regional and international), the electronic print and other
media at libraries and other archives for reference and record keeping purposes.
Submits speeches and other communications documents within timelines given.
Reviews speeches and other communications documents to ensure that information is relevant, up to date
and addresses national and other issues as required.
Maintains indexed archive file of all speeches/communication documents.
Performs other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of New Media.
Knowledge of media issues, social marketing theory and practice,
communications strategies and behavioural sciences.
Knowledge of marketing, public relations, advertising, promotion and other
Knowledge of modem techniques of news gathering and release.
Knowledge of current theories and practices in communication research,
planning and strategy, and the role of mass media.
Knowledge of Video Production.
Knowledge of the Constitution of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Knowledge of the organisational structure of the Government of Trinidad and
Knowledge of protocol procedures.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Skill in the use of personal computers.
Skill in conducting research and in conceptual and analytical thinking.
Skill in writing and editing, including a strong command of English.
Ability to use e-Government technology platforms.
Ability to use the internet for research purposes.
Ability to analyze and synthesize data from a wide variety of sources, and
summarize in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to pay close attention to detail.
Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact in interacting with others.
Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
Ability to meet strict deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
internal/ external partners.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Minimum of 4 years' experience in Mass Communications or Public Relations or a related area, with an
emphasis on performing writing and editing duties for senior managerial/executive personnel.
Training as evidenced by a recognised University Degree in Communications Studies or in a related field or a
post graduate Diploma in a related field.
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