Looking for a challenging work environment with plenty of volatility? Well, Nortel's looking for someone to work for CEO Mike Zafirovski – not sure if the job means you have to go for long jogs with the marathon-running Mike Z. Anyway, here's the job responsibilities if you're at all tempted (I like the part about "unconventional work hours", which sounds like lots of early mornings, nights and weekends.) :
– Develop content and write speeches and presentations for the CEO of Nortel ensuring consistent and effective communication of key messages
– You will need a strategic understanding of the communications process and must be skilled at customizing presentations for various stakeholder audiences – investors, industry analysts, suppliers, and customers.
– Liaising with internal teams within Nortel and conducting appropriate research to obtain the background information and details required for the speeches and presentations.
– Producing and editing PowerPoint presentations and other visual aids for use in speeches.
– Assimilating and filtering the information to ensure the final version is accurate, appropriate and informative
– Drafting and amending speeches as required, often working to tight deadlines.
– Extensive travel and unconventional work hours.
– Understanding of the telecommunications and data networking marketplace.
– Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field
– Previous experience as a speechwriter for executives or other C-Levels
– 10+ years of relevant experience in communications with concentration in speech writing
– Knowledge and interest in the telecommunications industry
– Strategic communication skills
– Must have proven persuasion skills and a history of working closely with senior executives.
– Good interpersonal and negotiation skills and the ability to work confidently with people at all levels;
– Ability to interpret information and present it in an appropriate and interesting format for the target audience;
– Ability to use and manipulate a range of IT packages to present information and data including high levels of competency in PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and Excel.
– A team player capable of working flexibly in support of the team and individuals, giving specialist advice on speechwriting issues.
– Position reports to the VP, of global messaging, employee communications and analyst relations, and it is based in Toronto.
I wonder what kind of cabbage comes with the job – $200K, $250K plus options plus bonus??)