Speech Writer for Military R&D

The position is hybrid, with onsite work at the client site in Adelphi, MD multiple times a month.

Spire is a full-service communications firm supporting innovative programs in government, technology, healthcare, and science. We seek a full-time speech writer to support senior staff at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. We need a master storyteller capable of capturing the innovation and excitement of projects across the Lab to engage audiences throughout the military and industry. A minimum of 10 years’ experience is required to apply.

To be considered for this position, you must demonstrate excellent written and presentation skills. You will be required to produce quality speaking materials under tight deadlines on a wide variety of exciting technical and scientific topics.

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What You’ll Do

  • Work with ARL senior leadership to identify topics and talking points for speaking engagements
  • Work with the public affairs team to ensure you are tracking all upcoming speaking engagements in order to be prepared early
  • Research topics and interview subject matter experts to ensure technical accuracy for speaking materials
  • Draft full speeches, delivering them in easy-to-follow formats
  • Create presentation decks to accompany speeches as required

What You’ll Bring to Spire

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong writing capabilities focused on technical audiences
  • Deep focus on follow-through, accountability, and results
  • Exceptional cross-team collaboration skills
  • 10+ years’ experience in speech writing and communications

Our benefits

Medical (CareFirst BCBS) and Dental (United Healthcare) plans paid at 100%

Monthly $50 “wellness” stipend for gym memberships, spa services, etc.

Life and disability insurance (short- and long-term)

18 days PTO and 8 federal holidays per year (+Veterans Day for those who have served)

Flexible home/office environment

Home office expense reimbursement

401(k) plan with automatic 3% of salary employer contribution

Employee referral bonuses

Annual stipend for employee and/or job-related training

About Spire

We are a boutique, woman-led agency that specializes in technology, health, and science. Our clients are federal agencies and contractors charged with advanced R&D and vital national programs that make life better for all Americans. Our team is committed to the work of these pioneers and public servants. We believe in their missions, marvel at their innovations, and delight in telling their stories.

Every member of our team is a senior-level communicator. This means every assignment is an opportunity to work with and learn from the best strategists and storytellers—designers, videographers, writers, editors, media relations leads, social media managers, and web developers.


The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Army Research Lab (ARL) is focused on cutting-edge scientific discovery and technological innovation to support the warfighter.

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