Mayor Bloomberg Is Looking For a New Speechwriter


Could you be Mike Bloomberg’s next speechwriter? A source forwarded an email from head City Hall speechwriter Francis Barry to Capital New York’s Azi Paybarah. There’s an opening for you budding Ted Sorensens out there! Barry even notes that City Hall is “casting a wide net,” so apply away:

The email:

From: Barry, Francis

Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Subject: Speechwriting position
To: “Barry, Francis”
Cc: “Konstam, Amanda”

Dear Friends,

My apologies for the mass email, but we have an opening on the speechwriting team here at City Hall, and we are casting a wide net. If you know someone who may be interested, and who has a talent for turning a phrase, please spread the word.

Resumes can be sent to (Salary commensurate with experience.)

Many thanks,


And you thought government wasn’t creating jobs!