JOB: Writer at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Writer
    Agency: Smithsonian Institution
    Sub Agency: Smithsonian
    Job Announcement Number: 11R-JW-296934-TRF-OPA

    SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 – $67,114.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Friday, May 27, 2011 to Friday, June 10, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: IS-1082-09/09
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent. This is not a Federal Position, but has similar requirements and benefits.
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in the United States.

    This position is located in the Office of Public Affairs and reports to the Secretary’s Speechwriter. The writer will assist the Secretary by writing, researching, drafting, editing, and fact checking written materials, usually for publication.

    The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in “Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery.”


    * Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
    * Complete a Probationary Period
    * Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer


    * Develop ideas, research, draft, and/or edit the Secretary’s Monthly Columns for Smithsonian Magazine and the Torch, the Smithsonian internal newsletter.
    * Participate in special projects, ongoing analyses, or initiatives that have a high priority for the Secretary in order to carry out his vision and priorities, particularly as these relate to the communication needs of the Institution and of the Secretary’s office.
    * Write public statements, including speeches, congressional testimony, video scripts, Power Point presentations, commencement addresses, etc.

    For more information, see

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