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What is it like to be a Speechwriter?

Speechwriters work closely with clients to create engaging speeches for various occasions. They are often required to conduct research on relevant topics, such as political issues and demographic trends, and spend time observing their client in order to appropriately convey the client’s message and manner of speaking.

Speechwriters work in a variety of settings including large businesses, government organisations and for public figures.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Where exact job data has not been available, data from a related field has been used. This data is reflective of employment levels for public relations professionals. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As a speechwriter you will be confident in your writing skills and able to work within tight deadlines. You will also possess the following skills and attributes;

  • Aptitude for working with computers
  • Ability to write concisely
  • Ability to build professional relationships
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

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Do you enjoy art, drama or creative writing?