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JOTW 41-2007

8 October 2007

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“Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!'

– Curly

Never Mind the Bullocks, Here's the Job of the Week. Dedicated to the positive unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.”

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Happy birthday to the United States Navy (October 13th).

I never give out, rent, or sell my list, and neither does Topica.

In this thrilling issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Public Relations Specialist, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana

2.) Account Supervisor – Associations, Imre Communications, Washington, DC

3.) Internship Video Production UNHCR, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

4.) Sub-Editor/Writer, Tarawera Publishing Limited, Rotorua, New Zealand

5.) Director of Communications, Transparency International, Berlin Germany

6.) Assistant Professor Position in Documentary Production and Studies, The University of North Texas, Department of Radio, Television and Film, Denton, TX

7.) Communications Director, National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), Washington, D.C.

8.) Communications Manager, Arts Access Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia

9.) Intranet Editor and Communication Officer, P-3, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland

10.) Marketing Communications Director, North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Norwell, Massachusetts

11.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS, European University Association (EUA), Brussels, BE

12.) Media and Communication Adviser , UN Development Programme, Timor-Leste

13.) Public Relations Assistant, Ruppert Nurseries, Laytonsville, Maryland

14.) Public Awareness Expert, CARE Österreich, Kyiv, Ukraine

15.) Account Manager, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC

16.) Press Secretary, Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, Virginia

17.) Fundraising & Community Relations Officer, Queensland Abused Child

Trust, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

18.) Communications/Development Writer, Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, Virginia

19.) Deputy Director of Communications, Drug Policy Alliance, NYC, NY

20.) Member Communications and Marketing Specialist, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Washington, DC

21.) Chief of Communication, L-4, UN Children's Fund, Mexico City, Mexico

22.) Publications Officer – Sex Workers Outreach Project, AIDS Council of New

South Wales, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia

23.) Press Officer (Public Information Officer), UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Kabul (with some travel to the regions), Afghanistan

24.) VICE PRESIDENT, Walker Marchant Group, Washington DC

25.) Writer, UN Development Fund for Women, Afghanistan

26.) Communications Officer, NRM South, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

27.) Communications Specialist, Center for Community Change, Washington, D.C.

28.) RC/HC Communications Advisor, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka

29.) HR Communications Director, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

30.) Communications Consultant- KPIT, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

31.) National PR and Media Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

32.) PR Consultant, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

33.) Publications and Design Associate, ECPAT International, Bangkok, Thailand

34.) Senior Associate / Associate, Executive Search Firm, Heidrick & Struggles, Houston Texas

35.) Supervising Senior Producer, Weekend All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC

36.) Editorial Assistant, Election Unit, National Desk, News & Information, NPR, Washington, DC

37.) Director, Media Relations, NPR, Washington, DC

38.) Director of Communications, Senior Executives Association, Washington, DC

37.) Director, Media Relations, NPR, Washington, DC

39.) Public Relations Associate, Lazar Partners, Princeton, NJ

40.) Investor Relations Associate, Lazar Partners, Princeton, NJ

41.) Communications Director, Tourism Division, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB), Philadelphia, PA

42.) Paid Fall Internships, Buchanan Public Relations, Ardmore, PA

43.) Public Relations/Communications Specialist, PA NovaCare Rehabilitation & Select Physical Therapy, King of Prussia, PA

44.) Senior Public Relations Writer/Executive, Schubert Communications, Downingtown, PA

45.) Manager Creative Media Services, BAE Systems Land & Armaments, McLean, VA

46.) Deputy Dir of Communications and Public Affairs, The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC

47.) PUBLIC DIPLOMACY: ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

48.) SEASONED COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS, Constellation Energy

Baltimore (Downtown/Inner Harbor), Maryland

49.) Project Associate, Training & Development Corporation, Washington, DC

50.) PR Professional, Himmelrich PR, Baltimore, MD

51.) Director of Atomic Testing Museum and Chief Administrator of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada

*** Weekly Piracy Report

*** Weekly Most Wanted

…and more than you expected! Not to mention more than you paid for!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

I am a communications and public relations specialist with over 15 years experience and I am looking for a position with a company that can use my skills to grow the organization's brand. I recently worked for Advance America, Inc., the nation's largest payday advance provider, and a $500 million publicly traded company with over 2700 locations in 168 markets. Prior to my position with Advance America, I spent seven years as the Director of Corporate Communications for Roper St. Francis Healthcare System in Charleston, SC. My areas of expertise include crisis management, media relations, strategic planning, relationship building and public speaking.

Thank you,

Patsy Alston

864-680-0900

*** About the alternative selections recently submitted by Mark Sofman and Bridget Serchak:

Props to Bridget Serchak! – that's a great alternative – but she forgot to add this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhSYbRiYwTY

Regards,

Mark

(I never liked that song, Mark. But I like the Liam Lynch Bowie parody. Or this one, from Flight of the Chonchords…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agj0AIVDuA8.)

*** “I'll murderize you!”

– Moe

*** Where art thou?

I didn't get a Monday morning email today with job postings. Did you

send it out yet?

Brian

(The weather was so nice, with a no-rain forecast, so we headed for the hills after Barbara took her SATs. We camped next to the normally rushing North River, not far from the West Virginia line in the George Washington National Forest.)

*** Hey Ned! I didn't receive the newsletter today…did anyone else have the same problem?

Thanks!!

-hjc-

(See above.)

*** Change my e-mail address for me:

Please change my e-mail address for my JOTW subscription.

(You have to change your email address yourself. I can't do it for you.

Do you know how?)

I don't know how, please explain.

(From your old account, send a blank e-mail to JOTW-unsubscribe@topica.com.

From your new account, send a blank e-mail to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.)

*** Pimp My Job:

Dear Dream Team,

This may sound more like a therapy session, but here are the details of

my situation.

I work in the health care industry in a smaller-sized city. I've been

employed with smaller health care start-up companies. While I find the

opportunity to become involved in many aspects of the company exciting,

I need to find something with more security. Looking at other positions

in town, many are with large insurance companies and I find the

positions stifling and not particularly creative.

Recently, my significant other and I have been talking about me moving

to NYC where he lives. He works in the media and loves it. I want to

find a job I love too. In fact I've been looking at some publishing jobs

since I did manage a portfolio of publications at a previous job,

although that was only part of my job. Now maybe it's time to move more

in that direction, particularly if I'm looking to move out of health

care. I find myself not only anxious about moving to such big city, but

concerned about changing industries and my propspects of finding a

positon that will allow me to eat more than WonderBread and balogna.

Are there things I should be looking into now to make that transition?

I've been on the lookout for companies here that also have offices in NY

so I may be able to transfer.

Mary Brent (an alias)

Dear Mary–IF that's your real name–oh, wait, it isn't…

The good news is, there are publishing jobs galore in NYC. The bad news

is, every waiter/waitress in NYC is either a frustrated author or a

frustrated playwright (on the West Coast, they're called

“screenwriters”) or an out-of-work actor/actress. And the ones who can't

get jobs as waiters/waitresses work in publishing, often at entry-level

positions that enable them to live in a closet on the Lower East Side

for $2,500 a month.

If you're prepared to enter a very competitive market–and one that has

a substantially higher cost of living than your current situation, then

there is no better place to go for what you want to do.

So much for the pep talk. On the positive side: if you believe in

yourself, are adaptable and flexible, then New York is the place. If you

can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

Tundra Og

Ned,

Happy Fiscal New Year! And here's my two cents for “Mary.”

Dear Mary,

Looking for jobs in your current city so you can transfer is a good

start. What about contacting former colleagues at your old job and see

if they have any publishing connections?

If your sig. other works in NY, he's got friends in NY–he may have a

friend of a friend–and meeting any possible contacts is a good idea

anyway. You never know who you might “click” with and where it can take

you.

You might also contact HR departments at publishing houses and see what

they're looking for–meeting with the “gatekeepers” to do reconnaissance

can help.

Switching careers, or interest in other careers, works if you're willing

to start out a rung or two lower than where you currently are, and if

you love what you do, balogna isn't bad. That's because when you're

doing something you enjoy, you get to be real good at it and people take

notice. Which means you don't eat bologna for long.

So, Nedworking is good. And if you don't have a Nedwork, now is a good

time to begin building it.

Anne Mayberry

Mary,

I'm frequently asked by job seekers in other parts of the country how do

they get a job in DC. I think the same advice I give them applies to

New York City.

The talent pool of educated, competent and eager employees in NYC is

vast. Unless you are one of the handfull of people that are at the

ultimate pinnacle of the pool, it is a difficult proposition to

convince an employer to pay to fly you out for an interview, then agree

to pay relocation costs, and finally to take a chance that you will not

be spit up and chewed out and find that big city life isn't for you.

So, my first bit of advice — do your research on the industries,

companies and types of jobs you want to do. Do you want to work on

Madison Ave.; or is New Jersey more your style of “New York.” Once you

have identified several target companies, cold call the HR Manager and

ask if you can have an informational interview (at your expense.)

My second bit of advice – quit your job in the small town, liquidate

your savings account and move to NYC without a job. Make sure you

notify your present employer that you will be retaining your health

benefits through COBRA. They have an obligation to notify you of your

rights, but be proactive. Also, COBRA helath benefits increases your

montly premium to include your employers contribution, so it's not

cheap, but it is better than nothing or usually better than paying for a

health policy on your own. I assume that your significant other will

let you sleep on the couch until you can work out permanent living

arrangements. Now, you have money in your pocket, a place to sleep and,

you are in the city where you wan to live and work. You just took the

risk, now your future employer won't have to.

Third, get your association memberships paid-in full by your present

employer. Then, start networking. Find out where the “publishing”

crowd hangs out. Go to their clubs and bars. Attend their association

meetings. Figure out a way to e-mail your resume to someone while you

are talking with them…via blackberry, cell phone or some other

technology. Also, don't forget to take some time out to visit the

sights and cultural activities – this will help acclimate you to the

vibe of the city.

Then, finally, sign up with several temp firms and call them every

single day until they place you. Don't spend too much time in one temp

job, bounce around – it is an opportunity for you to see different

companies. If you can get a temp job in a publishing firm or somewhere

else that you want to work take it. Don't be picky and wait for your

dream job to come along – because it may not. You have to make your

dream job. Falling in love with a job is easy, staying in love is work.

Marty

*** Media Monitoring:

Ken, Ned,

Great question! I'd be interested in what you decide, Ken.

Meltwater is wonderful! I wish I could get my new employer (Pinal County) to go for it. I aim to prove myself in the new job and plan to present Meltwater as an option later in the year or early next year. Samantha Cheifetz is my contact at Meltwater and, if you are a serious prospect, she can set up a trial for you. Clips appear magically in your inbox overnight with several options to add updates throughout the day. Meltwater pulls relevant articles from those hideously expensive trade newsletters, too.

The archiving tool is slicker than a greased toad. Extremely valuable for those of us who have had to pay to pull something out of news media archives on more than one occasion.

For more information: samantha.cheifetz@meltwater.com

Heather Murphy

Communications Director

Pinal County

heather.murphy@co.pinal.az.us

Please visit www.SouthpawFinePhotos.com

Heather and Ned,

I Googled media monitoring services and got a list of 111 services, and it didn't include Business Wire or Vocus and probably a few others I have heard of but missed. Media monitoring is definitely BIG business. We will have a demo on Vocus this week and will likely look at Meltwater and some others after that. With so many services available it is impossible to demo very many of them so input like yours, Heather, will play a big role in helping us decide. Thanks.

BTW, Heather, are you familiar with a lady named Dee Anne Thomas, director of information and marketing services for the Town of Queen Creek?

Ken Jensen

*** Pat Dooling:

Team PA,

Please join me in saying farewell to one of our superstars. Pat

Dooling, public affairs officer for Navy Region Southeast, is retiring

after 39 years of service to the Navy in the active, reserve and

civilian communities.

Pat's 39 years of service to his country encompass impressive

accomplishments. He served in Vietnam and during Desert Storm, and told

the Navy's story many, many times in both peace and crisis.

After four years of active duty, he began his public affairs career in

1972 as a GS-2 Editorial Assistant at Naval Station Charleston. From

there he was steadily promoted to Editorial Writer, Editor and Deputy

PAO at COMNAVBASE/6th Naval District. He came to Naval Air Station

Jacksonville in 1992 as the HELWINGSLANT PAO and through several

reorganizations has served as both the base and Navy Region Southeast

PAO. Not only was he the first civilian in the Navy to serve as a

Region PAO, but Region Southeast is the largest Region in Navy,

comprising eight states and portions of the Caribbean and 22

installations. As Region PAO in 2005, he was one of the only civilian

PAOs to direct a Command Information Bureau, coordinating the Navy's

national media campaign in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Dooling has worked for 18 Flag Officers and with 12 CHINFOs. He has

received Civilian Employee of the Year (three times), Meritorious

Civilian Service Award, two consecutive CHINFO Merit Awards for Best

Newspaper (followed by a Runner Up the third year), Thompson Award for

Best of Category, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars. National

Defense Service Ribbon with star for service both in Vietnam and during

Desert Storm, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement

Medal and Navy Commendation Medal.

He retired after 26 years of service in the Naval Reserve as a CTCS in

1995.

However, Pat's most important legacy lies in the people whom he mentored

in their careers and in their lives. Over the past 39 years, Pat has

worked with literally thousands of our public affairs teammates, many of

whom he watched grow from LTs to CAPTs, JOSNs to JOCMs, GS-2s to GS-14s.

More important than any medal or professional award, Pat has helped

develop and lead the next generation of Navy Public Affairs.

Born in the Naval Hospital in Key West, Dooling has been part of the

Navy his entire life. He has made invaluable contributions during his

lifetime, and his leadership in telling the Navy's story has helped our

countrymen better understand the mission and operations of our Navy.

Pat Dooling did not just give a life of excellent and honorable service

to our institution; he himself is an institution, and Navy Public

Affairs will miss him deeply.

Pat, we have been honored to serve with you! Fair winds and following

seas! (Pat's e-mail address is on the cc line of this e-mail)

V/r,

Frank Thorp

Rear Admiral, United States Navy

Chief of Information

*** No, I didn’t bring any cheese back into the country:

Ned ~ Your account of your trip to NL made me really miss the place. Glad you got to Den Haag, if only briefly. Did you bring back cheese? And how cool that you had on Marco Borsado while you prepared this issue (though I'm thinking most of your subscribers have no idea how popular he is in NL). I first heard him on the radio in the Wassalon (laundromat) while I was taking my stuff out of the dryer. The proprietress absolutely raved about him when I asked who the singer was. ~ C'Lee

*** Tech PR Idol Challenge:

Hi Ned,

Thought your Job of the Week subscribers might be interested in this announcement:

O’Keeffe & Company is looking for the next Idol. And there’s no singing involved.

To honor the best minds in technology publication relations, O’Keeffe & Company, Inc., a full-service marketing agency focused on delivering tangible results for Information Technology and Telecommunications (IT&T) leaders, is hosting the second annual “Tech PR Idol Challenge.” The contest presents participants with a sample business/marketing challenge and asks them to write a public relations plan to address the situation. The winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Last year’s Tech PR Idol was Robert Dowling, general manager at Weber Shandwick Worldwide’s North American Global Technology Practice. The deadline is Nov. 2nd. The contest is open to anyone from senior business professionals through college seniors. Information and submission guidelines are available at http://www.okco.com/tech-pr-idol.asp.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks Ned.

Best regards,

Kelly

Kelly McGrew

O'Keeffe & Company

*** “I resemble that remark!”

– Curly

*** From Adrianne George (adrianne.r.george@gmail.com) in Sweden:

Are you an expert in the marketing and sales of software?

I am helping a client, who is an expert at taking software companies global, identify potential regional partners in:

Germany

France

Italy

Spain

The UK

Norway

Sweden

The Netherlands

Belgium

Finland

Poland

The Czech Republic

To qualify one must:

-have at least 10 years of experience in sales and marketing operations in the software industry

-be incorporated as a limited company

-have a web site clearly stating that you focus on the international software industry

If you fit this profile, or know of someone who does, please contact me through Linkedin.

Thank you.

Adrianne

*** From Joe March:

Hey shipmate, need your assistance in getting out the word: Looking for a talented communicator to join our Public Relations Strike Team in beautiful downtown Indianapolis (a well kept secret of low cost of living, great quality of life and superb recreation – except for mountain climbing). Good pay, great benefits and an energetic creative team to grow with as we help our nation's veterans and promote the four pillars of The American Legion.

Thanks, Ned and keep up the great work! Joe March, National Director of Public Relations, The American Legion – and retired Navy PAO.

1.) Public Relations Specialist, The American Legion, Indianapolis, Indiana

The national headquarters of the nation's largest veterans organization, the 2-7 million-member American Legion is looking for a Public Relations Specialist skilled in writing and fresh ideas for communicating vital information to veterans, their families, the media and the public.

– Candidate will research, write and edit external communications including news releases, media advisories, op-ed columns, letters to the editor, fact sheets and edit a weekly national electronic newletter.

– Research and write speeches.

– Serve as a creative team member in developing strategies, key messages in support of specific programs and issues.

– Assist with the creative development, production and direction of audio-video productions.

– Develop and execute national community relations strategies.

– Integrate new media technologies into the strategic communication plan.

Qualifications

– An undergraduate degree in Journalism, Broadcasting, Public Relations, Mass Communications or related field is preferred. Graduate of the Defense Information School a plus.

– One to three years experience in military or civilian public affairs, broadcasting, journalism or related fields.

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Programs including Word and PowerPoint.

– Must be eligible for membership in The American Legion.

– Proven writing, editing and interviewing skills. (Writing samples will be required)

Send resume and writing samples – including at least one speech – to:

HR@legion.org

or mail to:

The American Legion National Headquarters

Human Resources Division

Re: Job 2355

P.O. Box 1055

Indianapolis, Indiana 46206

Call (317) 630-1322 for more information.

*** This was posted as a JOTW “Can't Wait” priority posting from Martha D. Mallonee at Imre Communications:

2.) Account Supervisor – Associations, Imre Communications, Washington, DC

Imre Communications, an integrated brand communications agency with national B2B and B2C client base seeks client service professional for an Account Supervisor position in its Washington, DC office. Ideal candidate will develop strategy and communications plans, direct client account services and manage account teams. 8+ years' direct agency experience or client-side experience. Must have successful team management and development skills. Position requires Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing or related field; proven success developing research-based, results-driven campaigns; strong client relations skills; strategic planning skills are a must. Send resume and salary requirements to jobs@imrecommunications.com. For more info, go to http://www.imrecommunications.com

3.) Internship Video Production UNHCR, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77NKS3

4.) Sub-Editor/Writer, Tarawera Publishing Limited, Rotorua, New Zealand

Tarawera Publishing Limited is a fast growing and innovative company

producing high quality publications specialising in personal finance.

We want your subbing and organisational skills to help produce the more

than 30 magazines we publish each year plus the extensive content being

posted on our 5 major websites every day.

We're looking for someone who has an understanding of business and

finance, subbing and writing skills, an eye for detail, and commitment

to accuracy. Someone who is able to work independently but is also a

good team player.

You'll also need to be computer literate and comfortable with online

publishing.

This exciting position is available now and based in Rotorua.

Please forward your CV to office@tarawera.co.nz or call us on

07-349-1920 to find out more.

5.) Director of Communications, Transparency International, Berlin Germany

Closing Date – 09 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-775RS9

*** From Sam Sauls:

6.) Assistant Professor Position in Documentary Production and Studies, The University of North Texas, Department of Radio, Television and Film, Denton, TX

The Department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of North

Texas is seeking candidates for a tenure track assistant professor

position beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year pending budgetary

approval. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate

courses, ongoing activity in documentary production in accordance with

university policies regarding promotion and tenure, participation in our

award-winning MFA documentary program, and service. We seek candidates

interested in educating our students to meet the needs of an

increasingly diverse, multicultural, technology-driven society.

An MFA or PhD in an appropriate field is required as well as extensive

experience in documentary production. Candidates should be qualified to

teach a broad range of courses in documentary production and studies, in

addition to other classes depending on background and expertise.

Experience with international documentary, audio documentary, as well as

production and distribution applications including mobile media and the

web, are welcomed.

The University of North Texas is a student-centered research

university, with an enrollment of over 34,000 and a faculty of more than

800. It is located in Denton, a college town with a population of about

100,000 and home to a thriving art and music scene. Denton is part of

the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the nation*s fifth-largest media

market, and is about 30 miles north of the DFW airport.

The Radio, Television and Film Department provides a diverse yet

integrated liberal arts learning environment to prepare students for

careers as media practitioners and consumers. Our mission seeks to lay

foundations for professional and academic careers as media producers,

managers, programmers, researchers and scholars. It provides students

with rigorous academic experiences in critical writing, thinking, and

understanding as it applies to media industries and production. The

Department offers BA, MA/MS and MFA degrees. It also houses extensive

audio, video, and film production laboratories as well as KNTU, a

100,000-watt FM radio station, North Texas Television (NTTV), available

on regional cable outlets, and The Center for Spanish Language Media.

Please send a letter of application, vita, contact information for

three references, and a sample reel of the applicant*s productions

(DVD or other appropriate format for work being submitted) to Ben Levin,

Documentary Search Committee Chair, Department of Radio, Television and

Film, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 310589, Denton TX 76203. The

sample should include at least one complete work, and segments from

other productions as appropriate. The applicant*s specific role in

each work must be indicated.

Screening of applications will begin November 12, and will continue

until the position is filled. The University of North Texas is an

ADA/AA/EOE that encourages applications from women and minorities and is

committed to diversity in its educational programs.

7.) Communications Director, National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), Washington, D.C.

The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) is a national non-profit, nonpartisan education and advocacy organization founded in 1971 located in Washington, D.C. NFPRHA, whose members currently serve over 6 million low-income Americans, is dedicated to improving access to a full range of family planning health services in the United States through advocacy, education, and communications.

NFPRHA members are family planning consumers, advocates and providers across the United States. Many NFPRHA members receive public funds (Title X) to provide family planning services to low-income women and men in the United States. NFPRHA monitors, educates, advocates, and provides member services on a range of legislative, regulatory, and policy issues affecting family planning health care at the federal and state levels.

THE POSITION

The Communications Director will report directly to the President/CEO. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy for the organization designed to familiarize the press and the public with NFPRHA, its mission, and its members' goals. In this role, the Communications Director will coordinate media relations; assist in the production of various publications and information disseminated via the web and email to a diverse group of stakeholders. Commitment to family planning, sense of humor, and willingness to be a team player are essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and direct organization's new communications project to raise the visibility of family planning with multiple stakeholders;

Develop and direct all proactive and reactive media relations;

Oversee all organizational message efforts;

Coordinate all writing, editing and production of external communication;

Serve as webmaster for NFPRHA s website;

Maintain up-to-date press lists and other important contacts;

Develop media strategy for various legislative priorities and programs;

Perform other communication and public relations tasks as assigned, such as research and development of editorials and op-ed pieces;

Work in coalition with other organizations' communications staff; and

Work with association members to get media coverage including placement of op-eds and letters to the editor.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and communications leadership experience required. Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication skills. Computer proficiency, including online research skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks and grant deadlines. Experience in health or social policy environment either on Capitol Hill or in an advocacy organization a plus.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include employer-paid health; employer-sponsored retirement plan (with 8% employer contribution).

Application Procedure: Submit a resume and cover letter to NFPRHA at info@nfprha.org or by fax at (202) 293-1990.

Equal Employment: NFPRHA is an equal opportunity employer. NFPRHA does not discriminate in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, political affiliation, disabilities, sexual orientation, HIV status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

http://www.nfprha.org/main/about_us.cfm?Category=Job_Opportunities&Section=Communications_Director

8.) Communications Manager, Arts Access Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Communications Manager is a key role that contributes to Arts Access

Australia's mission; to provide leadership through a national network of

members in policy, research, information and support for arts and

disability.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Information Services

* Website

* Accessibility

* Projects

* Advocacy

ESSENTIAL:

* Well-developed oral and written communication skills

* Tertiary qualification in, or related to, communications or equivalent

experience

* Well developed research abilities

* Proven track record in maintaining an accessible website

* Personal experience, or understanding, of disability issues at an

individual and societal level

* Proven ability to work both as part of a small team and independently

with minimal supervision

* Demonstrated ability to manage numerous, competing, projects,

timelines and stakeholders

Contact details and address for applications: Gareth Wreford, Executive

Director, Arts Access Australia, 91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040;

phone: 02-9518-0561 / 0419-201-338 or email ed@artsaccessaustralia.org

Permanent 18 hrs/wk; $50,000 pro rata.

For more information about Arts Access Australia visit our website

http://www.artsaccessaustralia.org

Applications due by Friday 12 October 2007.

9.) Intranet Editor and Communication Officer, P-3, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland

Closing Date – 09 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77DKS8

10.) Marketing Communications Director, North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Norwell, Massachusetts

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Inc. (NSRWA) is a small non-profit grassroots environmental organization located on the South Shore of Massachusetts. The NSRWA was founded in 1970 and has grown to over 1,300 members today. The NSRWA works to protect watershed resources, educate watershed stewards and restore degraded watershed resources. To find out more please visit our website at www.nsrwa.org.

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is seeking a motivated individual to work 32 hours a week as their Marketing Communications Director. The Marketing Communications Director will work to create and implement an innovative communications and marketing plan for the North and South Rivers Watershed's organizational expansion, including new and existing campaigns, upgrading our website and e-mail communications, and working with major donors/sponsors to seek funding for the NSRWA and its events. The Marketing Communications Director will contribute to the organization through strategic media, online and other communications plans that will raise public awareness of our existing campaigns and organization.

Duties

Specifically, 40-50% of the time will be spent on administering and managing the Greenscapes program, a program designed to protect water resources through environmentally sound landscaping techniques. Greenscapes management includes seeking continued funding from Town Department of Public Works and Water Supply Staff and their boards, managing, enhancing and implementation of this education and outreach program.

The remainder of the time of the Marketing Communications Director will be focused on enhancing the NSRWA's in-house outreach and marketing strategies including mailings, press, online communications, major donor relationship building, etc. The organization is seeking to upgrade our website and e-mail communications, to enhance our interactivity online, develop an online fundraising strategy and increase our visibility and grow our membership and donor income base. The Marketing Communications Director would be expected to review our existing outreach strategies, evaluate their effectiveness, make and assist in implementing recommendations for improvement.

Major Responsibilities

Work to create and implement an innovative organizational communications plan

Oversee campaign message development and campaign communication strategy

Serve as an organizational spokesperson and build capacity of staff to work with media

Assist in the writing and editing of communications materials including membership mailings, annual appeals, newsletter, online communications etc.

Project management of Greenscapes program

Oversee the upgrading or our online communications including website, blogging, podcasts and e-mail news.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of five years of experience in communications, public relations and community organizing

Self-motivation, confidence and comfortable working under deadline pressures

Strong and articulate written and oral communication skills

Sharp news sense and political savvy

Excellent critical thinking skills; can conceive and execute ideas beyond a press release to achieve objectives

Staff and Project management experience

Strategic planning abilities

Hands on campaign management

Positive, can-do team player brimming with ideas; proactive leader with courage to try new things

Additional Skills and Characteristics

Knowledge of river, watershed, environmental issues is a plus

Appreciation and understanding of good visual design

Web and e-mail marketing experience is a plus

Graphic presentation skills

Fundraising and event planning experience

Database and direct marketing experience

A passion for nonprofit work!

Benefits

The ideal candidate will be interested in working for a nonprofit, looking for a flexible schedule, and will be looking for a nontraditional work environment. The position is a one year contract renewed based on performance. The position includes paid time off, flexible work hours, and workmen's compensation insurance coverage. The North and South Rivers Watershed Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, résumé, the names of three references, and a short writing sample to Samantha@nswra.org. Please include hourly rate range requirement. No telephone calls, please.

http://www.ecoemploy.com/jobs/watershed.html

11.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS, European University Association (EUA), Brussels, BE

http://www.eua.be/index.php?id=48&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=334

12.) Media and Communication Adviser , UN Development Programme, Timor-Leste

Closing Date – 08 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77KDAS

*** From Valerie Sheppard:

Thanks Ned!

13.) Public Relations Assistant, Ruppert Nurseries, Laytonsville, Maryland

Ruppert Nurseries is seeking a Public Relations Assistant at its headquarters in Laytonsville, Maryland. The qualified candidate should possess a minimum of 2 years of experience in desktop publishing and administrative coordination. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, prioritize and exercise good judgment. Additionally, this associate must have high energy, initiative and a passion for getting things done right in a fast-paced environment.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• Desktop publishing of employee newsletter, corporate literature, invitations and other projects — Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred

• Develop new / organize existing customer database; coordinate mailings for events

• Assist with event planning, coordinating vendors

• Familiarity with photography and videography

• Lead monthly employee recognition administrative projects

• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Our corporate culture is defined by a strong work ethic, conscientiousness, community service, a positive image, commitment to safety, profitability and above all else, a respect for one another. These values represent the behavior each employee is expected to exhibit in their role. In our view, fostering a culture that embodies these values will lead to success and growth for our employees and our business. The Public Relations Assistant position offers a salary in the 30’s, medical insurance, 401k, paid time off, education reimbursement plus other benefits.

Ruppert Nurseries, Inc. provides commercial landscape installation and landscape management services in the mid-Atlantic and Atlanta regions and is also a 475-acre wholesale tree nursery in Montgomery County, Md.

Interested candidates should forward both a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

Valerie Sheppard

7950 Hawkins Creamery Road

Laytonsville, Maryland 20882

E: vsheppard@ruppertcompanies.com

P: (301) 414-0389

F: (301) 414-0151

14.) Public Awareness Expert, CARE Österreich, Kyiv, Ukraine

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77EH6Z

*** From Laura Hamra:

Ned –

Can you please post the attached job description to your email list on Monday? The job is located in Washington, DC.

Thanks.

Laura Hamra

Human Resources Director

202.667.0901 x120

www.widmeyer.com

15.) Account Manager, Widmeyer Communications, Washington, DC

Widmeyer Communications seeks an account manager with three – five years of experience for its higher education practice. Strong writing skills and the ability to keep pace with rapid changes is a must. Experience in and knowledge of higher education required. Agency background preferred. Ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, excellent organizational skills, keen eye for detail, superior process and planning skills, and commitment to produce error-free products are key. Responsibilities include day-to-day management of client project work, producing accurate press releases/summaries/reports and other client materials, maintaining media relationships, assisting in responding to RFPs, and identifying ways to grow current client accounts.

You will be working as part of an account team to deliver outstanding public relations, public affairs and marketing communications services to institutes of higher education as well as non-profit organizations and associations that support higher education.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits package. Please send resume, along with cover letter and writing samples to:

Widmeyer Communications

Attn: Human Resources

Job Reference: HE

jobs@widmeyer.com

16.) Press Secretary, Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, Virginia

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=190400009

17.) Fundraising & Community Relations Officer, Queensland Abused Child

Trust, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

The Abused Child Trust (ACT) is a registered charity which works to

break the cycle of abuse and neglect in Australia. The organisation's

vision is a society where all kids feel safe, special and loved.

The ACT is an independent organisation, and therefore not driven by any

church or government. ACT employees provide a high level of expertise

and objectivity, stemming from years of research, world's best practice

and industry expertise in building stronger families.

The organisation has over 17 years experience in providing therapy to

abused children and their families. Over that time, the ACT has helped

many thousands of devastated people rebuild their lives.

The Abused Child Trust has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic

Fundraising and Community Relations Officer to join their team in

Cairns.

The main aim of this role is to build community awareness and to raise

funds that will be used to provide a service to the community.

If you are a dynamic and resourceful individual, with strong business,

interpersonal and communication skills, you will flourish within this

exciting, varied role!

This is a full time role, and an extremely generous remuneration package

will be negotiated with the successful candidate, commensurate with

abilities, experience and qualifications.

The ACT provides a friendly, professional, and supportive work

environment. The team looks forward to working with YOU!

To apply online please visit http://ApplyNow.com.au/Job3674

18.) Communications/Development Writer, Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, Virginia

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=190400008

19.) Deputy Director of Communications, Drug Policy Alliance, NYC, NY

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle-old/395/dpajob.shtml

*** From CAROL A. GERARD:

Hello Ned,

Can you please include the below job description in the next issue of JOTW?

20.) Member Communications and Marketing Specialist, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Washington, DC

Nursing membership association is seeking bright, detailed oriented individual to increase the Association’s member retention and acquisition rates by providing essential support for membership promotions and communications, conducting ongoing analysis of member churn and retention rates, expanding member communications, and supporting sections and chapters in their member retention and acquisition efforts. Primary responsibilities will include day-to-day management of such member communications vehicles as monthly member e-newsletter, biannual newsletter and regular emails. Assist in planning, developing and deploying member acquisition and retention activities. Manage the member-get-a-member program. Responsible for the up keep of member-related website content. Assist with development and production of member materials which includes applications, renewal notices, brochures and new member kits. Qualified candidate must have excellent writing and project management capabilities. A Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of membership marketing and communications experience that includes demonstrated ability to improve membership retention and acquisition, substantial work on membership marketing campaigns; membership communications experience in the form of newsletter, email and/or magazine writing and production; comfortable with website editing programs and creating and posting content for websites; superior customer service skills; motivated to succeed and improve; self-directed. Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, manage multiple priorities and stay highly organized especially with high volume, numerous details and often under tight deadlines. Experience with Excel and PowerPoint a must; knowledge of HTML, iMIS and basics of Photoshop extremely helpful. Submit resume indicating salary requirement to Manager, HR, AWHONN, 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036 or fax resume (202) 728-1864 or email recruitment@awhonn.org.

Thank you in advance,

Carol

CAROL A. GERARD

SENIOR MARKETING SPECIALIST

ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN'S HEALTH, OBSTETRIC AND NEONATAL NURSES (AWHONN)

2000 L. ST., NW, STE. 740

WASHINGTON, DC 20036

DIRECT: (202) 261-2407

FAX: (202) 728-0575

EMAIL: cgerard@awhonn.org

www.awhonn.org

WWW.NURSINGCAREERCENTER.COM

21.) Chief of Communication, L-4, UN Children's Fund, Mexico City, Mexico

Closing Date – 14 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77LRM4

22.) Publications Officer – Sex Workers Outreach Project, AIDS Council of New

South Wales, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW, Australia

ACON is a community-based non-government organisation promoting the

health and wellbeing of a diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender

community, and a leading agency in HIV/AIDS policy development and

program delivery.

The Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) aims to reduce the transmission

of Sexually Transmitted Infections and is the leading agency in NSW for

HIV prevention amongst sex industry workers. SWOP also provides a range

of health, safety and support and information services for sex workers

and others involved in the NSW Sex Industry.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to establish your career as a

Publications Officer at the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP). This

position, based in Chippendale, is made for someone who has creativity,

initiative and wants to work in a fun, relaxed but professional

atmosphere.

SWOP is looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent written

and oral communication skills. You must be self-motivated and able to

effectively work both independently and as part of a team.

Reporting to the SWOP Manger, this role requires you to use your desktop

publishing skills to manage the production of our magazine 'The

Professional' which has a current circulation of 1700.

This position will also assist in the production of social marketing and

health promotion materials targeting Sex Workers in NSW.

This is a part-time position (35 hours per fortnight) with a salary

package range $39,416-$49,349 pro rata per annum plus superannuation and

annual leave loading. This is an initial 12 month fixed term contract.

CONTACT: Applicants are required to demonstrate that they meet the

essential knowledge and skill requirements for the position. To obtain

an information pack visit http://www.acon.org.au or contact our

Reception on 02-9206-2000 or 1800-063-060 after 11am Monday-Friday.

Contact Jo Holden, Manager, SWOP, between 12-2pm, Mon- Fri, on

02-9319-4866 for information about the position.

ACON is an EEO employer and encourages people living with HIV/AIDS, in

particular, to apply.

Applications close 5pm Friday 12th October 2007.

23.) Press Officer (Public Information Officer), UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Kabul (with some travel to the regions), Afghanistan

Closing Date – 12 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77J9CW

*** From Almina Khorakiwala:

Hi Ned,

Can you post this opening please? Thanks so much!

24.) VICE PRESIDENT, Walker Marchant Group, Washington DC

The Walker Marchant Group, a fast growing Washington DC public relations firm seeks a seasoned public relations professional for the position of vice president. With our focus on corporate communications, we have been able to build an impressive client list and are searching for a team member who will help execute our mission and move toward our vision of:

Superior Communications Partners:

Strategic, Smart, Rapid and Targeted

The Vice President is a senior level professional who develops and manages accounts independently. He/she provides strategic counsel on accounts and is responsible for maintaining and growing existing accounts, as well as identifying and winning new business. The Vice President provides proactive leadership to accounts, staff and clients.

The Vice President should be a strategic thinker with 8 – 10 years of public relations experience with a minimum of 5 years agency experience. The right candidate will have managed staff and multiple accounts. He/she will have solid media relations experience, excellent writing and verbal skills, as well as be a team player who is deadline oriented and able to operate in a fast paced environment. Multicultural communications a plus.

Candidates interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to eric@walkermarchant.com. No phone calls please.

The Walker Marchant Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

25.) Writer, UN Development Fund for Women, Afghanistan

Closing Date – 15 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77K845

26.) Communications Officer, NRM South, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Interested in improving your life-style?

This exciting Hobart based position services one of Australia's most

beautiful regions, combining the benefits of a capital city without the

hassles, as well as ready access to beaches, boating, wilderness,

mountains, history, a vibrant arts scene and relaxed and diverse rural

communities.

This position in a regional non-government body responsible for

implementing a strategy for natural resource management in Southern

Tasmania is ideal for you if you are creative and have experience in

communications and marketing. Ideally you will also have a broad

understanding of natural resource management.

The main roles of this position include:

1. Marketing regional natural resource management and the NRM South

brand 2. Developing and implementing NRM South's external communications

program 3. Advising on and assisting with implementing NRM South's

internal communications

The position provides unique professional development opportunities for

you if you are pursuing a career in communications and marketing or

community engagement, and also have a commitment to effective natural

resource management.

The position is located in Hobart and will be contracted to 30 June 2008

initially. An extension of contract will be negotiated, subject to

satisfactory performance, staffing review and availability of funding.

A copy of the Position Description and associated information can be

downloaded from http://www.nrmsouth.org.au or obtained from Ben Bailey

on 03-6208-6111 or email:

admin@nrmsouth.org.au

An attractive salary package will be negotiated NRM South.

To discuss the position, contact Natasha Stapleton, NRM South, on

03-6208-6101.

Applications close COB Friday 19 October 2007.

*** From Germonique Jones:

I have an open position within my department at the Center for Community Change. We are located on U Street close to metro and good eats. I've been working for this organization for over 4 years and we do great and exciting work. We are putting on a presidential candidate forum with all the major candidates–both Dems and Repubs in Iowa Dec 1 in which my department is handling all of the media work–including partnerships, working with our high profile moderator, etc and we were involved in organizing buses to Jena, Louisiana and booking guests on Baisden and Joyner shows. We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary and planning a huge gala/media event in May '08.

I need a SHARP PR professional who can hit the ground running. This position is not for a recent college grad, but someone looking for their second PR/Communications job. Competitive Salary and EXCELLENT benefits and a great team of people to work with. See details below on qualifications and how to apply. And feel free to pass this along and email me any other questions you might have.

Thanks!

Germonique Jones

Director of Communications

Center for Community Change

27.) Communications Specialist, Center for Community Change, Washington, D.C.

About the Center for Community Change

The Center for Community Change is a large national non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1968, the Center for Community Change has strengthened the leadership, voice and power of low-income communities nationwide to confront the vital issues of today and build the social movements of tomorrow. Our work has led to the creation of the food stamps program, the enactment of the Community Reinvestment Act, the growth of Community Development Corporations, large-scale preservation of low-income housing; and for leading efforts to secure a refundable child tax credit and restored food stamp eligibility for thousands of immigrant households. For further information please visit our website at www.communitychange.org .

Position Description:

The Communications Department develops and executes the overall communications plan and media relations efforts for the Center and our many campaigns and projects. Therefore, playing an important role in generating donor support and elevating the critical attention needed to move our issue work. The Communications Department also provides training and technical support to our many grassroots community partners. The Communications Specialist position will help generate media attention for the Center for Community Change and our key program areas, particularly with new media. This position will also have a role in providing strategic communications training to grassroots community groups and help plan and execute press events and respond to media inquires.

Principal Responsibilities:

Cultivating relationships with mainstream and progressive media, particularly with new media and bloggers.

Pitching stories to earn media attention for the Center's key program areas.

Fielding media requests and providing rapid response with Letters to the Editor, Op-eds and press statements.

Planning and logistics of internal events including media trainings for staff, special events and roundtable discussions

Writing website content and press materials.

Training grassroots community partner groups on strategic communications.

Maintaining media lists and clip files and researching and dissemination of press clips.

Contributing to fundraising proposals including providing research on the organization's success with media outreach.

Required:

A degree in journalism, communications or related field with minimum two years experience working in a communications department: writing press releases, planning press events, developing media strategies, pitching stories-particularly to online media.

Strong writing, editing, communications and presentation skills

A creative ability to frame ideas, develop stories and synthesize complex policy issues in a way that appeals to a wide variety of audiences

A high degree of comfort in managing multiple tasks and deadlines, and working in a fluid and fast-paced environment

Demonstrated ability to envision and pull together creative, media events

Experience in writing for a web-based audience

Ability to travel occasionally, as needed

Commitment to social and economic justice, collaborative processes, and the participation and leadership of low-income people and their organizations.

Preferred/Desirable:

Experience working in a nonprofit on issue campaigns.

Layout and design skills

This position reports to: Director of Communications

Salary & Benefits: CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

How to apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter that includes salary expectation to:

Human Resources

Re: Communications Specialist

Center for Community Change

1536 U. Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20009

(Fax) 202-387-4891

employment@communitychange.org

28.) RC/HC Communications Advisor, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Closing Date – 17 Oct 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77LHS7

*** From Jennifer Dunlea:

29.) HR Communications Director, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

The Human Resources Communications Director is a senior communications consultant/generalist supporting the national Human Resources priorities. Each NLT executive has accountability for a functional area within the Health Plan. The Communications Director will serve as the primary account manager for the coordinated delivery of strategic and day-to-day communications services.

The individual possessing this role will be accountable for understanding how the functional organization operates, how it interfaces with related regional/service area functions and work in partnership with other communications peers in the national office and in the regions and service areas as needed to implement complementary communications solutions. Further, the Communications Director will engage other communications professionals as needed, ensuring integrated communications planning and execution.

This role is part of an overall effort within the national communications and external relations department to improve the strategic value of the communications function in supporting key business strategies and initiatives.

The role of the Human Resource Communications Director is to lead, plan, manage and execute both internal and external communications strategies for the National Human Resource function. It supports key executives needs as well as strategic projects and priorities for Human Resource area.

The Human Resource s will produce internally focused programs and materials, and is also accountable for related external communications such as media relations, speeches, conferences, awards and the like.

The HR Communications Director is a practice leader, a communications adviser and strategist, but more importantly, a “doer”. This individual marshals resources and creates materials to build communications awareness, understanding and credibility of the national priorities of HR within the Human Resource functions as well as throughout the Kaiser Permanente organization. Develops integrated (internal and external) communications plans for the national Human Resource area and support and leads communications strategies, programs, and initiatives led by HR. All development of communications positioning, messaging, and tactics must be consistent w/ the Kaiser Permanente brand.

Effectively implement all HR communications plans and programs at the national, regional and service area level to ensure successful support of the clients strategies and Kaiser Permanente's brand and reputation.

Conducts appropriate needs assessment and audience analysis to support effective development of communications programs and materials. Following implementation monitors the effectiveness of the communications program and materials to assure appropriate use of organizational resources. Modifies programs and projects as needed to improve results. Serves as a collaborator and an integrator with other Directors, media relations specialists, and communicators in the Program Office, regions and service areas related to the successful communications programs and materials in the NLT's functional area.

The Director is also responsible for the following communications activities for the NLT member and his/her functional area: writing and producing presentations (including PowerPoint); writing articles and memos; developing content and strategies for the Intranet and Internet; working to develop newsworthy media relations and thought leadership opportunities; and creating other related promotional materials based on opportunities to promote and protect the brand and reputation of KP both internally and externally facing.

Must be familiar with communications strategy and culture change. Demonstrated success in providing strategic communications counsel to drive organizational change that is measurable and results orientated.

Experience in Human Resources, Employee Communications, Organizational Change, and use of technology required.

The requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field (English, Public Relations, and Business Communications) or equivalent experience; plus additional training relevant to organizational communications and/or news media and public relations functions. Ten years of experience in professional communications environment, including four to five years of experience in a large multi-faceted organization with preferably three years of health care communications and three years of supervisory experience desired.

Requires familiarity with health care, organizational communications, news media, marketing, and business management, public affairs, publishing, and crisis and issues management.

Extensive experience in planning and implementing internal communications plans and programs in a large complex organization (or external communications planing and programs in a large complex organization; e.g.: government relations and community relations).

Significant experience in communications in the health care field at the national level in upper management.

Experience in developing, directing and implementing public/media relations programs. Excellent writing skills along with public speaking and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to plan and manage complex projects; ability to work effectively with team members and senior executives under tight deadlines. Must possess professional writing and editing skills. Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

The incumbent must possess the ability to comfortably deal with senior managers; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done by communicating with them and responding to their needs; can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive. Must be able to work with different levels of the organization and external relations; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably. Identifies important topics and prioritizes critical issues; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus. Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates efforts on highly important priorities. Goal driven, is action-oriented and able to identify challenging opportunities; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others. Delivers high quality results on time, demonstrating cost savings when possible; strives to improve performance results with respect to departmental/organizational goals; and ensures that individual behavior and efforts support key department/organizational goals and objectives. Can marshal resources to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.

This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

Visit our Website at www.kp.org/jobs and create a personal profile. Please use the Copy and Paste option to attach an unformatted (text only) resume.

INTERNAL EMPLOYEES: Please use the “Kaiser Permanente Employees” link to create your profile. Use the Copy and Paste option to attach an unformatted (text only) resume. Program Offices does not require any Transfer Applications or Performance Appraisals at this time. However, you will be notified if your appraisal will be needed at a later date.

Kaiser Permanente offers exceptional benefits. A competitive compensation package will be offered to applicants, commensurate with experience. Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact: Jennifer Dunlea (Jennifer.M.Dunlea@kp.org)

Lead Recruiter

Kaiser Permanente

Health Plan Marketing, Sales, Service & Administration

(510) 271- 5976 office

(510) 529- 9230 cell

30.) Communications Consultant- KPIT, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

Develops and implements internal communications strategies, plans and programs in support of the KP Information Technology organization that focus on IT projects/programs/strategies. Develops strategic communications plan to achieve organization objectives, promote and drive initiatives and develop positive relations within office of the Chief Operations Officer(COO), cross-functionally across IT, and through-out KP. Works with IT leaders, key stakeholders, and interdisciplinary teams to ensure effective implementation of communication strategies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develops and implements communication strategies and programs for effective communication of IT function, process, structure, and specific projects.

Manages communications programs that support business goals and strategies for lT leadership, acting as communications coach, counsel and partner for selected key executives and their related business functions.

Provides organizational change/communications perspective and coaching.

Delivers strategic communication plans that inform and engage employees around key business drivers

Creates effective closed loop messaging infrastructure for key audiences, creating and embedding measurement tools.

Researches, writes, edits, and creates internal publications, presentations, web site, and other documents on behalf of Information Technology.

Prepares and maintains web site information, relationship management process, and other written documents and communication plans.

Serves as key member of IT communication team, contributing to annual strategic plans and directing message development to IT business partner and employee audiences. Works with team to conduct situation management /crisis communication activities and other issues relevant to KP & IT audiences nationwide.

Serves as communication strategist and consults with leadership to develop strategies, key messages and vehicles for communication to support IT Office of COO communication.

Assist in promoting full understanding of IT products and services throughout KP through the development of programs, messages/narratives, presentations and the like. Acts as communications thought leader to build strategy, execute tactics and measure engagement.

Works as needed with national, divisional, and local communications/public affairs departments to facilitate communications throughout enterprise. Also works with HR to assist in organizational change initiatives.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in public relations, communications, journalism or related field. Experience in information technology arena and organizational / employee communications preferred.

Substantial (usually 7-10+ years)communication experience in a corporate, agency or health care setting, with some emphasis on internal/employee engagement.

Significant experience managing communication programs in large, multi-divisional organizations including previous experience as an internal/external spokesperson. Strong strategic planning skills and experience using marketing and promotion strategies in combination with effective community relations and communications.

Excellent verbal communication, writing, and editing skills. Web content development experience needed.

For immediate consideration, please apply online at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org.

This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact: Jennifer Dunlea (Jennifer.M.Dunlea@kp.org)

Lead Recruiter

Kaiser Permanente

Health Plan Marketing, Sales, Service & Administration

(510) 271- 5976 office

(510) 529- 9230 cell

31.) National PR and Media Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

This position develops, places, and executes public relations and media relations programs on behalf of Kaiser Permanente. As National Public Relations and Media Manager, the role works closely with the National and Regional communications managers to develop story ideas, PR events, and generate positive media coverage for the organization.

The PR and Media Manager proactively coordinates and pitches a variety of Kaiser Permanente stories including research, community benefit, medical leadership, and national health stories which showcase KP's leadership. The individual also works closely with the Directors of Communications for the national functions to conceive of and package media story ideas that focus on national media relations and support regional efforts.

This individual works closely with members of the National Leadership Team, the CEO, and key executive leaders and Medical Directors across the Program to support them as spokespeople and subject matter experts. In this capacity, the National Media and PR Manager trains and supports each key executive to prepare and participate in media and/or PR activities.

In addition, the role partners with regional media managers and communicators and other key colleagues to coordinate and identify opportunities to maximize the strategic use of Kaiser Permanente medical and health plan leadership in furthering the organization's media relations and thought leadership activities. The individual will work with the regions and national office to plan and carry-out these activities, including developing public relations strategies and programs, consulting to executive leaders on key opinion leaders- stakeholder management, and providing coaching, counseling and media/PR expertise. This role also works in close coordination with Marketing and Brand Management colleagues to synchronize complementary PR and media activities that take advantage of all external opportunities to showcase KP.

These activities may include but not be limited to selecting venues and collaborating with other colleagues on the placement of key health plan and medical group leadership with media, thought leadership opportunities, and other speaking venues. In this capacity, the individual prepares materials/talking points, staffs the event/interview, and conducts appropriate follow-up activities.

The role also identifies opportunities to partner with Permanente medical group leadership to promote the value and success of integrated group practice with media.

A background in media relations is essential. Experience in community relations, governmental relations, speech preparation or coordinating a speaker's bureau is desirable. Experience working with senior leadership is required.

This position requires a strong knowledge of healthcare and medical media contacts and outlets; experience pitching positive, pro-active, patient-centered stories to national-level reporters and editors is essential.

Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations or a related field required.

Minimum of 10 + years of corporate communications, public relations agency experience with primary accountability for media relations, including a significant amount of national media experience working with all mediums – print, broadcast, web – with at least 2 years health care experience preferred.

Proven skills to independently respond to complex media inquiries and issues and working in a complex decentralized consensus building organization.

Demonstrated ability to conceive of, develop, and execute complex PR programs. Proven expertise with complex, integrated PR programs/activities that take advantage of multiple mediums and strategic partnerships.

Experience in developing and cultivating and managing key opinion leader relationships across industries, with legislative leaders, and media.

Superior oral and written communications skills are mandatory.

Ability to write in journalistic style and to quickly compose concise messages, talking points and communications plans.

Demonstrated, strong project and time management skills and the ability to multitask.

This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

To submit your resume or find out more about this and other positions, please visit our web site at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org. . For immediate consideration, please submit your resume online at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org. and create a personal profile. Please use the Copy and Paste option to attach an unformatted (text only) resume.

Kaiser Permanente offers exceptional benefits. A competitive compensation package will be offered to applicants, commensurate with experience. Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact: Jennifer Dunlea (Jennifer.M.Dunlea@kp.org)

Lead Recruiter

Kaiser Permanente

Health Plan Marketing, Sales, Service & Administration

(510) 271- 5976 office

(510) 529- 9230 cell

32.) PR Consultant, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA

The PR Consultant provides specialized communications support to the national PR and media relations function. This position is responsible for working with the national PR team and internal KP clients to assess and consult on public relations needs, draft PR plans, press materials (releases, fact sheets, etc) and reports, and provide frontline support of reactive media relations, proactive pitching of national stories in support of key initiatives, as well as tracking media coverage. The PR consultant will also coordinate diverse media, public relations and issues management activities and events.

A background in PR and/or media relations is essential. Agency or corporate experience working with large, complex organizations is preferred.

Work with PR managers and internal clients to build proactive PR programs, including consulting, planning, messaging, project management and execution.

Triage media inquiries based on business objectives and provide recommendations for responses. Coordinate necessary experts, briefings, interviews, and follow-up for requests.

Assist with outreach of Key Initiatives Editorial Calendar and make outreach to place Kaiser Permanente in relevant stories; contribute proactive story ideas for ongoing pitching.

Research and complete awards submissions and surveys from national publications. Act as information resource about the Program and Divisions to external/ internal audiences within appropriate deadlines.

Draft background and press materials (releases, bios, fact sheets, backgrounders, briefing pages, etc) and edit/update external-facing materials, including Web content when necessary Draft Power Point presentations as needed. Review broad research and other initiatives in order to summarize for team.

Research news, issues, and trends to extract relevant facts and data in support of PR objectives. Provide background on media contacts and outlets. Track news coverage and spearhead frequent reports for organizational leadership using specific metrics. Enter news stories and metrics into coverage database. This proactive approach may keep a criticism from escalating into a media event or legal action. Maintain database of positive and negative KP media.

Support maintenance of PR team databases: experts, media, success stories, etc.; create and maintain media tracking reports to analyze our news coverage; to track our press activities and evaluate trends.

Liaise with outside vendors as needed.

Prepare press releases and other materials for distribution. Prepare and maintain media kits for distribution to media as required.

Assist with the coordination of internal and external events, including meetings, press conferences, tours, briefings, etc.

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field or equivalent experience.

5-7 years of experience in a Media or Public Relations setting.

Strong communications and interpersonal interactions.

Advanced writing, reading, and analytical/problem solving skills required.

Experience with creating documents for the Internet/Intranet preferred.

Strong knowledge Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access). Familiarity with databases and research tools (Lexis/Nexis, etc) preferred

Demonstrated time management skills and the ability to multitask.

This position consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to the applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.

To submit your resume or find out more about this and other positions, please visit our web site at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org. . For immediate consideration, please submit your resume online at www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org. and create a personal profile. Please use the Copy and Paste option to attach an unformatted (text only) resume. INTERNAL EMPLOYEES: Please use the “Kaiser Permanente Employees” link to create your profile. Use the Copy and Paste option to attach an unformatted (text only) resume. Program Offices does not require any Transfer Applications or Performance Appraisals at this time. However, you will be notified if your appraisal will be needed at a later date. Kaiser Permanente offers exceptional benefits. A competitive compensation package will be offered to applicants, commensurate with experience. Kaiser Permanente is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Contact: Jennifer Dunlea (Jennifer.M.Dunlea@kp.org)

Lead Recruiter

Kaiser Permanente

Health Plan Marketing, Sales, Service & Administration

(510) 271- 5976 office

(510) 529- 9230 cell

33.) Publications and Design Associate, ECPAT International, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-77N5EX

*** From Jean Catton:

34.) Senior Associate / Associate, Executive Search Firm, Heidrick & Struggles, Houston Texas

This position will be located in the Houston office

We are currently seeking a talented Senior Associate/Associate candidate for our industrial/financial officers practice. The successful candidate will partner with the Consultant in driving the executive search process including: business development initiatives; managing the execution and direction of research; search strategy development; position specification development; and candidate development. An integral part of the role is relationship management – networking and building strong relationships with senior executives (as potential candidates or clients) and assessing executives against the client’s requirements. This role is highly visible with excellent career track potential.

Successful candidates will possess:

• 3-5 years of business experience in a corporate or consulting environment (preferably in the energy, gas, and oil industry, but not required)

• Candidate can come from many different areas of an organization: research or analyst roles, communications, HR, almost anything!

• A strong intellectual curiosity and desire to work with the highest levels of corporate leadership

• A strong personal commitment to excellence and quality in everything they do

• Undergraduate degree required

• Effective spoken and written communication skills

• Strong organizational skills and detail orientation

• Experience in a fast paced, quick turn around environment

• Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of projects simultaneously

• Prior search/recruiting experience is a plus (not required)

Our firm is a premier provider of executive search and leadership consulting services. We help our clients build leadership teams by facilitating the recruitment, development and retention of personnel for their executive management positions. Our 50 years of experience, relationships with senior-level executives, and commitment to quality service provides clients with access to the best talent network in the world.

We offer highly competitive compensation and benefit programs including comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, 401(k), and more.

If you are interested in learning about opportunities with one of the most respected search firms in the world, please send your resume to: jcatton@heidrick.com

*** From Karen Buehler, CPF:

Ned,

I discovered some great, current jobs leads for NPR on the web and wanted to pass this on to JOTWers.

– Karen

Karen Buehler, CPF

35.) Supervising Senior Producer, Weekend All Things Considered, NPR, Washington, DC

http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/positions.html#onair

36.) Editorial Assistant, Election Unit, National Desk, News & Information, NPR, Washington, DC

Please note: This is a temporary position is available from January 1, 2008 to November 21, 2008.

Assists Election Unit, desks and shows as assigned with election research and guest booking; assists in generating story and interview ideas; and helps reporters with political stories. Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience, with training in journalism, political science, or research. Minimum two years’ journalism and related research with demonstrated ability to collect, organize and disseminate information; knowledge of US politics and election-related issues; thorough knowledge of research tools, including computer access data banks; ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions; ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure; ability and willingness to work varied shifts, including evenings and weekends; demonstrated communication skills; ability and willingness to travel; proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating at all times respect for the diverse constituencies at NPR and within the public radio system. Preferred thorough knowledge of writing and editing for radio; radio production skills, with emphasis on writing and editing for radio; and digital media skills.

http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/positions.html#Editorial%20Positions

37.) Director, Media Relations, NPR, Washington, DC

http://www.npr.org/about/jobs/positions.html#Management%20and/or%20Supervisory

*** From Lindsey Mikal:

Ned –

I have recently accepted a new position and I now need to replace myself in my current organization. I would very much appreciate if you could please include the announcement below in your next bulletin.

Thank you!

Best,

Lindsey

Lindsey Mikal

Director of Communications

Senior Executives Association

820 First Street N.E., Suite 700 Washington, DC 20002

phone: 202.927.7000/ fax: 202.927.5192

38.) Director of Communications, Senior Executives Association, Washington, DC

College degree required. Communications or political science majors preferred. The Senior Executives Association, a non-profit professional association representing the top career executives in the Federal government, is seeking a motivated, energetic self-starter and team player with strong written and verbal communications skills for the position of Director of Communications. Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently while working under deadline pressure. Previous media relations experience desired, but not required. Candidates must be experienced with PageMaker, In-Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Office XP and able to learn new software applications. The Director of Communications is responsible for the production of a monthly newsletter, brochures, press releases and other print media. Responsibilities also include media and public relations, website design and maintenance, office technology management, advertising sales, staffing Association events and other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits, salary starting in the mid 30s depending on experience. Located in Washington, D.C. at the Union Station metro stop. Send resume with references, salary history and writing sample to action@seniorexecs.org. To learn more about the Association visit www.seniorexecs.org.

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

39.) Public Relations Associate, Lazar Partners, Princeton, NJ

Lazar Partners, a communications advisory firm specializing in

strategic public and investor relations exclusively for healthcare

companies with novel products and innovative technology, is seeking an

intelligent, motivated and ambitious Public Relations Associate to work

in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, high-growth environment at its

midtown New York City office. Candidate must have at least one year

working experience in the marketing, media or communications field.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

– Media relations including pitching reporters and developing and

maintaining media lists

– Monitoring print and online publications for client and industry news

– Conduct research using Internet based search engines and databases

including Factiva, Lexis Nexis and Bacons

– Extensive writing including press releases, media pitch letters and

client status reports

– Assist in formulating strategies and implementing tactics to

facilitate client service

Required skills include:

– Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills

– Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through

– Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

– Detail oriented with an ability to examine documents for accuracy and

completeness

– Team player

Lazar works closely with top-level corporate executives of public and

private companies worldwide to formulate and implement strategic

communications programs.

We offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, 401K and yearly bonus.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: For confidential consideration, please send your resume,

indicating salary requirement, to: Carmen Lorenzo, Lazar Partners Ltd.

At clorenzo@lazarpartners.com

40.) Investor Relations Associate, Lazar Partners, Princeton, NJ

Lazar Partners, a communications advisory firm specializing in

strategic public and investor relations exclusively for healthcare

companies with novel products and innovative technology, is seeking an

intelligent, motivated and ambitious Investor Relations Associate to

work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, high-growth environment at its

midtown New York City office.

In this entry-level role, you will be responsible for assisting a team

of Directors in tactics implementation of investor relations programs

for publicly-traded, high-growth companies in the healthcare sector.

Your primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to,

assisting in the following investor relations activities:

– Writing and issuing press releases

– Drafting corporate communications documents (Q&A, conference call

scripts, etc.)

– Creating presentations and background materials for investor

meetings

– Targeting new analysts and investors

– Researching and monitoring company, competitor and industry news and

stock trading activity

– Managing logistical details of quarterly financial results calls

– Building deep knowledge of clients products, pipeline candidates and

competitive environment

The ideal candidate will have one to two years investor relations

experience with an understanding of the healthcare industry and

financial markets. Excellent oral and written communication skills are

essential, as are strong organizational capabilities, ability to

multitask, desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment,

and attention to detail. Four-year college degree is necessary.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, PowerPoint

and Excel is essential.

Lazar works closely with top-level corporate executives of public and

private companies worldwide to formulate and implement strategic

communications programs.

Lazar Partners is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive

salary and an excellent benefits package including 401(k). For

confidential consideration, please send your resume, indicating salary

requirement, to:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: Carmen Lorenzo, Lazar Partners Ltd. At

clorenzo@lazarpartners.com

41.) Communications Director, Tourism Division, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB), Philadelphia, PA

Broad based position directing the Communications functions of Tourism

Division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB).

Primary responsibility is to develop and implement a public relations

strategy to promote Philadelphia as a leisure destination of choice for

international travelers and domestic group tour travelers. The

activities and programs associated with the developed strategy will

support and service the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

(PCVB), its members and customers, to help achieve sales goals, generate

awareness and enhance perceptions of Philadelphia as a global travel

destination. Raises the visibility of the travel and hospitality

industry and its importance to the regional and state economies. Handles

all day-to-day public relations activities for Philadelphias

international tourism and domestic group tourism efforts to ensure a

comprehensive, proactive, coordinated and effective outreach to support

and drive the PCVBs leisure sales and marketing and service efforts.

Also oversees all communication efforts that the Tourism Division either

initiates directly or participates in as a contributor to PCVB outreach.

Plays a role in development of ad copy and marketing materials. Must be

capable of serving as a spokesperson for departmental goals, strategy,

and initiatives.

Accountability: Reports directly to the Vice President, Tourism

Division, with very close coordination with the Director of Tourism

Sales. Additionally liaises with the Marketing and Communications

Department to ensure consistency of message for the PCVB. Works with

PCVB members and other organizations in the region to tell the

Philadelphia story internationally and to the group tour market

domestically. Manages one public relations staff person and liaises

closely with the public relations personnel of the Commonwealth of

Pennsylvanias international tourism representation firms. Manages pr

contracts and interns as needed.

Responsibilities:

– Works with VP of Tourism and Director of Tourism Sales to develop

marketing communications plans for PCVBs international and domestic

group tour sales, marketing, and service efforts.

– Serves as the primary contact for the PCVB to international media.

– Develops strategic public relations campaigns to generate extensive

media exposure for Philadelphia and the region in targeted international

markets.

– Serves as a liaison to and manager of the international

representation firms on public relations programs. Works with the pr

account manager at each firm to help develop strategy and tactics aimed

at increasing exposure for Philadelphia as a destination, and for

ensuring that plan is integrated into sales and service efforts.

– Develops and supervises media press tours.

– Edits and writes copy for the Tourism Division publications and

oversees development of these materials.

– Works closely with the Marketing & Communications Dpt. to develop and

manage content of the PCVBs international Web pages and domestic group

tour section.

– In coordination with Marketing & Communications Dpt, educates the

local community and local media on the importance of the PCVBs

international campaign and group tour marketing campaign

– Track and disseminate news coverage of Philadelphia as a tourism

destination originating in target markets, internationally and

domestically.

– Manages, coaches, and evaluates the communications manager

– Attends industry and membership meetings as required to represent the

PCVB.

– Oversees production of quarterly international clips reports, and

other clips reports as required.

– Participate fully in Tourism Divisions Research efforts. Manages and

oversees research vendors and is responsible for quantifying and

communicating all Tourism Division measurements, including but not

limited to: room night production, media coverage value, and return on

investment of Tourism Division marketing efforts.

– Develops and oversees strategy for press visits. Develop targets,

oversee budgetary and itinerary aspects, and ensure integration into

overall Tourism Division strategy.

– Develops expense reports, processes invoices and manages budget for

public relations efforts.

– Oversees the development of a press data base and integration into

IDSS.

– Organize and oversee intern program for the public relations unit

within the Tourism Division.

– Maintains membership in key industry organizations (PRSA, PPRA, TIA).

– Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

– BA/BS in Public Relations, Journalism, English or related field.

– Minimum 6-10 years work experience in a combination of public

relations and communications fields.

– Experience and familiarity with Tourism marketing.

– Some experience working with an international clientele.

– Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

– Ability to work co-operatively and productively with counterparts in

other high-profile tourism marketing, economic development, government

and private sector organizations in the city, region, and state, as well

as nationally.

– High-energy, highly-motivated, quick learner, ability to take

initiative and be proactive.

– Strong computer and technology skills.

– Excellent organizational skills.

– Must be able to travel. Job requires some evening and week-end work

and ability to walk and stand for long periods of time when needed;

carry or lift up to 40 pounds.

– Marketing experience is helpful.

Contact: TELEPHONE INQUIRIES ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED ABOUT THIS

POSITION. Please submit resumes directly to BezaC@pcvb.org

42.) Paid Fall Internships, Buchanan Public Relations, Ardmore, PA

Fall internships available with growing suburban B2B PR firm. We seek smart, energetic college students or grads who are strong writers, excellent communicators, highly motivated, and intuitive. Proficient in Word and Excel. Interns will be exposed to:

– Media list development

– Clip tracking

– Developing and pitching story ideas

– Writing news releases and articles

– Strategy development

– Client relations

We ask for a minimum of 20 hours / week. Students are welcome to receive college credit for the internship or receive pay. We are a dog-friendly workplace.

This is an ideal opportunity for a recent college grad who has not yet secured fulltime employment. Two of our former interns have been hired as fulltime employees following successful internships.

Contact: Please send resume and compelling letter to info@buchananpr.com

43.) Public Relations/Communications Specialist, PA NovaCare Rehabilitation & Select Physical Therapy, King of Prussia, PA

PA NovaCare Rehabilitation & Select Physical Therapy, a leading national provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy services, is seeking a Public Relations & Communications Specialist to join our team. The Specialist reports to the Director of Public Relations & Communications

JOB SUMMARY: In this position, the Specialist will provide public relations counsel to a specific operating region. He or she will work with the field organization to support their local market public relations and marketing communications needs. Responsibilities include:

– Partner with field operators to create regional/local marketing materials: brochures, flyers, ads, direct mail pieces in support of local market efforts

– Write, distribute and follow up on local market news releases

– With the public relations team, assist in writing and editing content for the website, company intranet, national marketing materials and internal/external newsletters

– Work with external design and print vendors to coordinate design and production of printed materials

– Assist in other Public Relations & Communications Department activities as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

– Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or other related field

– 2 to 4 years of applicable experience in public relations/communications field

– Health care experience a plus

– Strong writing skills

– Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills

– the ability to work and build positive relationships with various audiences

– Ability to work well with a team and autonomously – Creative and proactive thinker

– Ability to support numerous markets simultaneously and juggle multiple projects

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Adobe

– Ability to travel occasionally

Contact: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter (which includes salary requirements) and resume to: Amy Ridall, Director of Public Relations & Communications, at aridall2@hq.novacare.com or via fax: 717-412-9340.

44.) Senior Public Relations Writer/Executive, Schubert Communications, Downingtown, PA

You've already proven yourself as a trade publication journalist, PR news or technical writer. You are comfortable researching complex material and translating it into understandable language. Now you are ready to build on those skills to become a strategic marketing/PR consultant for business marketers. But is anyone giving you the chance to develop to your full potential? We will.

Schubert Communications, one of BtoB magazines “Top 50 Agencies” five years in a row, is looking to expand its hand-picked, talented PR team with a professional who brings enthusiasm, curiosity, proven writing ability, demonstrated media-relations skills and a willingness to work hard to thrive in a deadline-driven environment.

Youll be rewarded with the opportunity to grow your career in a supportive team environment at one of the Delaware Valleys most well-established, full-service BtoB agencies (without the hassles of working in Center City). You will collaborate with clients and Schuberts team of marketing communications strategists, PR specialists and designers to develop content for conventional and interactive media.

Call us if you have:

– At least 3 years of journalist or PR experience, preferably in an agency setting

– Great writing skills and a reverence for the AP Style Guide

– Creativity to think outside the box in generating exposure for business marketers using conventional and interactive media

– A passion for media relations, pitching and producing results

– Exceptional project-management and organizational skills

– Experience in business-to-business marketing with high tech, biotech, and industrial clients is a big plus, as is any history leading accounts

This is an opportunity to work with a team of experienced agency public relations professionals and not an entry-level position. Grow to your full potential. Apply now.

Contact: Check us out at www.schubert.com

45.) Manager Creative Media Services, BAE Systems Land & Armaments, McLean, VA

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=62868983

*** From Bridget Serchak:

46.) Deputy Dir of Communications and Public Affairs, The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=64491&page=1

*** From Beth King, APR, who got it from Dennis F. Kinsey:

47.) PUBLIC DIPLOMACY: ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

The Public Relations Department seeks a tenure-track faculty member with professional expertise in Public Diplomacy. This person will work with students in both the Newhouse School and the Maxwell School who are enrolled in our new two-degree graduate program in Public Diplomacy (http://publicdiplomacy.syr.edu/).

Interdisciplinary aptitude and broad international experience are highly desirable. A master’s degree is required, the Ph.D. is preferred; non-traditional candidates with extraordinary qualifications will be considered.

The successful candidate must also be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in other parts of the Public Relations program, including such areas as PR Management, PR Campaigns, and so on. Opportunities will be available for the successful candidate to teach other courses consistent with the candidate’s experience.

For full job description (Job # 023548) and online application instructions go to www.sujobopps.com. Cover letter, curriculum vita, and a list of 4 references must be attached online. Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. The Newhouse School encourages candidates to apply who will help us broaden the diversity of our faculty. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about this position or about the Newhouse School, please contact Dennis F. Kinsey, Ph.D., Search Chair, at dfkinsey@syr.edu or 315.443.1944.

*** From Ryan Michel Greenberg:

Ned,

Can you please post the following in your next newsletter.

Thanks,

Ryan

48.) SEASONED COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS, Constellation Energy

Baltimore (Downtown/Inner Harbor), Maryland

Company Summary:

-Fortune 200 integrated energy company with more than $21 billion in assets

-North America’s largest competitive electricity and third-largest natural gas supplier, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia

-Located at our Baltimore corporate headquarters, in the world renowned Inner Harbor. The Baltimore area features excellent quality of life, reasonable cost of living, and a culturally rich environment, all within easy driving distance of Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City.

-Comprehensive benefits package includes company-paid training and tuition reimbursement

-Stimulating, dynamic and balanced work environment

-Excellent growth potential

Positions Overview:

Constellation Energy has several opportunities for seasoned communications professionals within its corporate communications team. Work in a high energy corporate communications department of one of the nation’s fastest-growing, most successful energy companies. These internal staff positions offer high-visibility and are focused on national and energy industry media relations, message development, business and internal communications. Will provide strategic and tactical external and internal communications for the corporation and its businesses, specifically developing and executing comprehensive communications plan, including development of press releases, speeches, op-eds and presentations for senior level executives.

Requirements:

Must have superb writing, media relations and organizational skills and ability to interact effectively with senior management. Bachelors degree, a range of 5-10 years of corporate/for-profit experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the energy, environmental, or financial sectors is desirable.

For Information or to Apply:

For detailed job descriptions or to apply, please visit www.constellation.com

Ryan Michel Greenberg

Sr. Human Resources Consultant

Human Resources

www.constellation.com

*** From Penny Karas, who got it from Michael H. Shuman:

49.) Project Associate, Training & Development Corporation, Washington, DC

I’m now working under two grants that follow up some of the arguments I made in my recent book, “The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition.” One of the grants is from the Gates Foundation compiling global case studies of local food businesses; and the other from the Kellogg Foundation analyzing the harmful effects of state business subsidies of rural local businesses.

I’m looking for a Project Associate who will help with research, writing, web-site building, blogging, and marketing. The position pays in the $40-50k range, lasts one year (possibly longer), and will be based in my office in downtown Takoma Park, Maryland. While I don’t have a budget to fly people in from around the country, I’d welcome applications from outside the Washington area.

Michael H. Shuman

Vice President for Enterprise Development

Training & Development Corporation

3713 Warren St., NW

Washington, DC 20016

202-669-1220

Fax: 202-318-0756

shuman@igc.org

www.smallmart.org

www.tdc-use.org

*** From Steve Himmelrich:

Hi Ned –

Thanks for posting this job opening on JOTW.

50.) PR Professional, Himmelrich PR, Baltimore, MD

Himmelrich PR is looking for a creative, motivated and experienced professional to help generate visibility for our clients. You will write press materials and publications, develop media relationships, pitch stories, and identify and manage promotional activities. We need someone who is an exceptional writer, can work independently (but is not shy about asking for assistance), and is bursting with good ideas.

Himmelrich is a growing, Baltimore-based firm whose clients include local and national companies, arts organizations and nonprofits, museums, and consumer/public events. We offer the opportunity to produce great work, learn a lot, be successful, and have fun. We envision this position for someone with 1-3 years of PR experience in the area, but we’re open to hear from anyone who thinks they are the right candidate for the job.

Send resume to jobs@himmelrich.com

Thanks.

Steve Himmelrich

Himmelrich PR

www.himmelrich.com

***JOTW Alternative Selection:

51.) Director of Atomic Testing Museum and Chief Administrator of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=13915

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

13.07.2007: 0320 LT: Santos anchorage, Brazil.

One boat with more than three persons onboard was sighted near an anchored container ship. Four robbers armed with guns and knives and wearing black masks boarded the ship and threatened the forward security watchman. During the incident, crewmembers were ordered inside accommodation while waiting for the arrival of the police. The federal police boat arrived and circled the ship. Due to the sea state, the police could not board the ship. They were subsequently able to come on board and investigate the incident after the robbers escaped. Ship’s property was stolen.

21.07.2007: 0245 LT: Santos anchorage, Brazil.

Two, crew on deck patrol onboard a container ship, at anchor, reported to the bridge, via radio, that they had sighted two robbers wearing ski masks and armed with automatic pistols. The deck patrol radios were stolen but the crew were unharmed. Security message was broadcast and security procedures were followed. Both robbers fled in a small aluminium boat with an outboard engine, which had been seen earlier on the starboard side. At least three other robbers were believed to be in the boat. All crew mustered and then half of the crew, led by the SSO and the chief officer went forward to search for the deck patrol. Six broken container seals were found on deck, one container had been unlatched and two containers appeared to have been opened. Incident reported to the Santos pilot station, CSO, superintendent, local agents and charterer.

11.07.2007: 1650 LT: Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Second Officer onboard a bulk carrier saw two men coming up the gangway, dressed as stevedores. When the duty officer asked to see their id, they replied that they did not have the ID but would go back and return with it. Due to prior police warning about thieves operating in the area and being suspicious, the local police were informed. The police caught one of the thieves who turned out to be on the wanted list of the police.

09.6.2006: 0400 LT: Lagos, Nigeria.

While berthed, robbers armed with guns and knives boarded a chemical tanker. The ship repeatedly tried to call Lagos pilot but did not receive any response.

One crewmember was injured and ship’s stores stolen.

12.03.2007: 0200 LT: 08:44.60N – 013:51.20W: 40 nm off Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Pirates armed with machine guns and knives boarded a tanker underway. They stole cash and valuables and escaped in their speedboat. The master and officer on the bridge were unable to activate the SSAS as they were under close observation of the pirates. No crewmembers were injured. Incident reported to the coastal state authorities.

09.02.2007: 0230 LT: 06:15.00N – 003:15.00E, Lagos roads, Nigeria.

The bridge security guard on a tanker observed three robbers boarding on port side aft during bunkering operations. They informed the officer on watch via a handheld radio and general alarm was raised. Upon seeing the crew approach, two of the robbers jumped overboard and the third one hit the master on the face with a knife before jumping.

24.09.2007: 0145 LT: 06:36S – 039:35E, Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

While adrift, awaiting berth, a crewmember onboard a container ship noticed three robbers on the port side deck. The alarm was sounded and the robbers disembarked into a small boat alongside the ship. The bridge directed a search light towards the small boat and observed a 25 ft wooden boat with a blue strip, center console, and outboard engine slowly moving away. The boat had around 15 – 20 robbers onboard and a ladder. The robbers were dressed only in shorts. A search of the vessel found no other robbers onboard. However, a container seal was broken and some of the cargo removed and left on deck. In addition, a forward storeroom lock was found damaged. The port authorities notified.

17.05.2007: 0036 LT: Mombassa port inner anchorage, Kenya.

The deck watchman noticed two containers open with broken seals on the forecastle, which he had not noticed during his first round. Both containers were re-sealed and additional watchmen were posted. Security level increased to level 2. Incident reported to port state control.

24.04.2007: 1930 LT: 03:56:60N – 098:45.70E, Belawan roads, Indonesia.

Duty watch onboard a container ship detected three robbers on the forecastle deck and warned the OOW. The master raised the general alarm and the Second Officer started the fire pump. The master tried to contact the local port control and pilot station VHF Ch. 16/12 but without success. Sound signal by whistle given. Search by crew team indicated that the robbers had escaped.

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