JOTW 42-2007


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JOTW 42-2007

15 October 2007

“One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.”

– Ann Radcliffe

Note: I’m traveling today. Breakfast in Phoenix. Lunch in Carmel. Cocktails at Pacific Grove. Dinner in Monterey.

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In this issue (Warning – This is just the list of jobs presented in this issue. To get the full effect, you must scroll down into the newsletter. You must do this yourself. I cannot do this for you.):

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Communications Manager, U.S. Customs, Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, VA

2.) Communications Associate, California Wellness Foundation, Woodland Hills, California

3.) Senior Account Executive, PR Division, Merlin Media & Public Relations, Cardiff, Wales, UK

4.) Communications Officer, BrazilFoundation, New York, New York

5.) Editor Associate Professional, Computer Sciences Corporation, Arlington, VA

6.) Graphic Designer, retail company, offered through Dixie Recruitment, Durban, South Africa

8.) Communications Instructor, ECPI College of Technology / Greenville, Greenville, SC

9.) Continuing Lecturer Television Production, Department of Radio, Television, Film,

The University of North Texas, Denton, TX

10.) Director of Communications and Research, Anti-Defamation League, New York, New York

11.) Communications/Web Specialist, Louisiana Recovery Authority, Baton Rouge, LA

12.) Corporate Communications Manager, Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, New York, New York

13.) Communications Specialist, MBE, a UPS Company, San Diego, CA (Mira Mesa)

14.) SVP-Pharmaceutical Public Relations, healthcare public relations firm, NY, NY

15.) VP/SVP/SAE/AE, boutique healthcare public relations firm, NY, NY

16.) Full Time and Consulting Opportunities, Gagen MacDonald, Chicago, IL

17.) Marketing Intern, Sonia Friedman productions, London, UK

18.) Press & Marketing Assistant, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, UK

19.) Director of Marketing, The New 42nd Street/The New Victory Theater, NYC, NY

20.) Communications Manager, USNA Alumni Association & Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland

21.) Business Writers/Analysts/Researchers, Oxford Intelligence

22.) Assistant Director of Admissions (Two positions), Graduate and Adult Enrollment, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

23.) Communications/Administrative Assistant, Pew Research Center, Washington, DC

24.) Account Coordinator, The Townsend Group, Bethesda MD

25.) Staff Announcer, Woodward Communications, Green Bay WI

26.) Communications Interns (Multiple Positions), UN Office for Project Services, Copenhagen, Dubai, Nairobi and Panama City Various –

27.) Communications Intern, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

28.) PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP, National Education Association (NEA), Washington, DC

29.) Rural Affairs Writer, The Gazette Company, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Iowa

30.) Sr. Staff Consultant – External Affairs, Verizon, Washington, DC

31.) Newsperson, North America Desk, The Associated Press, New York City, NY

32.) Responsable de Marketing, Acción contra el hambre, Spain

34.) Public Relations Specialist, WilmerHale, Washington, DC

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

36.) Manager, Marketing, Intergraph, Atlanta, GA or Huntsville, AL

37.) Communications Manager (CM) and Part Time Technical Writer (TW), Plan, Jakarta, Indonesia

38.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Teradyne, North Reading, MA

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

40.) 2 SVPs/Communications, Fortune 500 company, Cleveland, Ohio

41.) Web Designer, national civil rights association, Washington, DC

42.) Media Supervisor, international communications firm, Washington, DC

43.) Art Buyer, international communications firm, Washington, DC

44.) Account Coordinator, Barclay Communications, Phoenix, AZ

45.) PR Account Coordinator, Mullen Public Relations, Phoenix, AZ

46.) Integrated Communications Director, Barclay Communications, Phoenix, AZ

47.) Director of Public Relations, Banner Children’s Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ

48.) Marketing and Communications Manager, United Blood Services, Scottsdale, AZ

49.) Marketing and Communications Manager, W. P. Carey School of Business -Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

50.) Graphic Designer, The Apothecary Shops Specialty Pharmacy, Scottsdale, AZ

51.) Regional Editor, Solution At Home

52.) Public Relations Intern, South Carolina Budget and Control Board, Columbia, S.C.

53.) Staff Editor Position, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Washington, D.C

54.) Director of Interactive Production, SVP Level, Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

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*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Over twenty-five years experience in marketing, advertising, community relations, public affairs, media relations and fund-raising with federal and state governments. Educational background in journalism, marketing and public relations. Very strong leadership and organizational skills. Excellent public speaker with experience in press conferences, “crisis” press conferences and media opportunities. Skilled at fund raising, financial solicitation (commercial sponsorship), funds management and budgetary oversight. Background in print and electronic journalism. Resume/references available upon request. Have skills, will travel. Call Owen Roach at (229) 221-4023 or

*** October is Accreditation Month.

If you have the qualifications and have always been interested in pursuing the ABC designation, now is the time to apply! IABC’s Accreditation Program offers professional communicators a way to demonstrate their ability to think and plan strategically and to successfully manage the skills essential to achieving effective organizational communication. Submit your accreditation application and fee any time during 1 October through 14 November and your name will be entered to win one of the following prizes:

Registration to International Conference in New York, 2008. (Valued at $895) Includes all conference breakout and general sessions, Welcoming Reception and Networking Reception (does not include Business Breakfast with Fellows, Lunch & Learning, Gold Quill Awards Gala Dinner, Research Foundation Luncheon & Seminar, or pre- or post-conference workshops).

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Why this promotion to get you to start the process? Because sometimes we just need a little encouragement to overcome inertia.

*** Latest news on how to train Sailors:

*** From Kim Perz:

*** From Dee Ellison:

The United States Navy shares my birthday! Glad you got away for the

weekend — sounds like it was great. Dee

(A birthday in every port!)

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*** The Society for New Communications Research, a global think tank, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications and nominations for its 2008 Fellows.

The application deadline is October 26th, 2007.

The Society seeks futurists, scholars, business leaders, professional communicators, members of the media and technologists from around the globe who would like to collaborate with the other SNCR Fellows on original research and educational programs focused on the advanced study of new communications tools, ICT and social media technologies and emerging modes of communication, and their effect on media, professional communications, business, culture and society.

A maximum of 12 Fellows will be accepted for these one-year (renewable) volunteer-based fellowships.

If interested, please complete the online application by the deadline of October 26th.

For more information, email us at or call (650) 331-0083.

Thank you!

*** Sign at 2004 World Series Championship Parade in Boston:

'My father thanks you from heaven.'”

*** Larry is so predictable:


You can save a lot of time and effort on the post season commentary. Simply write now “The Sox will take it from Cleveland in six” (the World Series, too, in six).

Larry Kerpelman

(Ex-Oriole fan by birth, member of Red Sox nation by adoption)

No, there are no Yankees fans:

Hi — are there no Yankees fans out there? I'm from Connecticut and we are not happy campers now that the Yanks have been eliminated. Plus, there's always so much drama. What's going to happen to Joe Torre? To A-Rod? However, I will say this, now that the Yankees are not in the playoffs, I will be rooting for the Red Sox. After all, it's a “territorial” thing and as a New Englander, who else can I get excited about? Cindy Starks

(As a New Englander who roots for New York, you should be sent to Gunatanamo with the other unhappy campers.)

*** Travel this week:

Monday-Tuesday: Monterey, Calif.

Wednesday: Seattle

Thursday: Spokane, Wash.; Bayview, Idaho

*** Yes, that Carmel:

Carmel, Ind or Carmel by the Sea (Calif.)? If it's Carmel, Ind. I would love to meet you. Carmel, Ind. is not far from Indy.


*** Misplaced priorities:

Dear Ned,

I can't believe you put your personal activities ahead of something as important as the JOTW. You must have a life!

(I'm just disappointed you won't be at the IABC district conference in Cincinnati.)

Have a wonderful time.


*** Yes, I’ll but at Starbucks in Sky Harbor airport:

Breakfast in Phoenix? Monday? Are you buying? Where? What time?

Amy Halm

*** Best Banter:

Always enjoy your baseball banter. You have the best team spirit of anyone I know.

And it's time for my favorite ode to fall (author unknown):

Summer is turning to fall at last/Chocolate won't melt in your hand as fast.

Enjoy your travel, sounds like a whirlwind itinerary. Hope you get to watch a Pacific sunset. I'm heading to the IABC Southern Region conference in Tampa next week & hope to catch a Gulf breeze or two.

With abundant cheer from blue-sky Houston,


Susan H. Burnell, APR

(Read the baseball banter at Laura and I lived in Monterey for a while, after Mystic and before Misterbianco, Sicily.)

*** Monterey:

Hi, Ned.

I was visiting the Monterey Peninsula last year with my wife (we

celebrated our 50th birthdays). It's a great area. We liked the town

and the aquarium. Are you a golfer? We enjoyed Pebble Beach and

Spyglass…but for a lot less money, might I also suggest a very decent public course nearby, called Pacific Grove? Lots of great ocean views…for a tenth of the green's fees of the other two.

Have a swell time.

Bill Seiberlich

*** Time for everything:

I may have a hard time getting that done

between breakfast in Phoenix, lunch in Carmel, cocktails in Pacific

Grove, and dinner in Monterey.

Boy, that's a tough trip…you may need to head over to Hawaii to recuperate 🙂

Have fun!


*** Global Warming:

This is the best explanation I’ve seen yet:

*** “I declare,” says Lee. “Smuggling cheese is okay”:

Ned ~ You should have asked. It is perfectly permissible to bring cheese with you from NL. You put it on the customs form where they ask about food, but they don't confiscate it. My friend Susan just brought me a small wheel of smoked Gouda (pronounced How-duh). ~ C'Lee

(That was my problem. I put some wires, batteries and a timer with my cell phone on my cheese. They got a little nervous (pronounced Pissed weg).)

*** Bollocks:

*Bollocks*, Ned. Never mind the *bollocks*. A bullock is a castrated bull–or a bull who is missing his bollocks.

Jeff Peters

*** Media Monitoring:

Ned: I note in your recent JOTW newsletter that there is a question about media monitoring services. I use Burrelle’s Luce, which in partnership with VMS, offers the complete package: an extensive media contacts database, unlimited distribution, media monitoring and evaluation. I’ve found it much easier to use than Bacon’s, our former media monitoring service. For more information, feel free to contact me. Thanks.

Fred Whiting, APR

Director, Strategic Communication

Points of Light & Hands On Network

1400 I Street, NW, #800

Washington, DC 20005

*** How to regruntle a disgruntled customer:

Hey Ned, my Monday JOTW arrived on Tuesday. Anybody else have that problem?

I kid, I kid!


*** Here are the jobs:

1.) Sr Technical Editor/Writer, Alion Science and Technology, Newport, Indiana

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: defense operations; modeling & simulation; wireless communication; industrial technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; information technology; and naval architecture & marine engineering. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion has 3700 employee-owners at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide.


At minimum we require a High School diploma or equivalent and one year of technical writing experience. Our ideal candidate will have a degree with 3 plus years experience as a technical writer in a scientific lab or office. Familiarity of Laboratory operations is preferred and you must have excellent communication skills verbal and written and be proficient in MS Office including Word and Excel; proficiency with various software and databases is a plus.

You must be U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a clearance to work at this facility, as well as wear personal protective equipment and have a valid driver¿s license. This is a day shift position.


We seek a skill professional Technical Writer to work with our scientific staff in the preparation, editing, planning and documentation of our laboratory procedures. You will be responsible and accountable for maintaining all procedures and plans for the Lab until they become control documents for review by our customer; further will track the plans and procedures through the review and approval process assuring all information is up to date and accurate.

Find out just how far your skills will take you with Alion Science and Technology. Join us. We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees.

Conditions of Employment

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

(Note: If you wish to submit your resume for this position with Alion Science and Technology, please follow the instruction to apply online, but also send your resume to Ned at, and I will also upload it into the system as a “refer a friend” submission for you.)

*** From Tony Garbarino:

Hi Ned-

We would like to post on the JOTW website. If there is anything else I need to do (other than provide you the information below), please let me know? The position is located in Alexandria, VA.

Thanks so much!

Tony Garbarino

Civil / DHS Recruiting Manager

Robbins-Gioia, LLC

11 Canal Center Plaza

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-739-5664 (phone)

703-548-3724 (fax)

1.) Communications Manager, U.S. Customs, Robbins-Gioia, Alexandria, VA

As the premier provider of project management and consulting services, Robbins-Gioia, LLC has earned a worldwide reputation for providing measurable results to support the successful implementation of high-risk, complex endeavors. If you are a highly motivated, results-oriented individual who wants to not only create but implement leading edge strategies and solutions, Robbins-Gioia, LLC has the project management career you have been searching for.

U.S. Customs

Mark Center Office Park,

1801 North Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311-1701.


Requires a minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in public relations, journalism, marketing, or some other communication field of study; and/or public, governmental, international affairs; and 7-10 years of related experience, with general functional knowledge on the standard tenets, concepts, and best practices. Experience in a government/senior staff environment is essential. Optimal candidate should possess education, skills, and experience in the following areas: research; planning; stakeholder identification; interviewing; messaging; product development; editing; design and layout; web-based media; event support; executive communication/staff work; and measurement and evaluation. Range of job duties includes:

• Managing a team of communications analysts and consultants providing a wide range of communications products and services for an IT system acquisition program office.

* Managing a range of deliverables and outputs in accordance with contract requirements.

* Preparing articles, news releases, briefings, talking points, speeches, newsletters, and other products for targeted audiences.

• Coordinating inputs to organizational web sites.

• Editing communication and program documents for approval at a higher level.

• Developing reports on program accomplishments, status, and plans for higher headquarters, oversight agencies, and Congress.

• Planning logistics and providing on site support for trade conferences.

• Providing secretariat support (coordination, agenda planning, briefing material preparation, site support, minutes, action item tracking) to program governance bodies.

• Developing executive communication for senior agency officials.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate R-G’s core values in conduct and interaction with customers, vendors, and R-G personnel. Must be team/people oriented with an ability to cultivate relationships, and use effective interpersonal skills to interact with senior program leaders and subject matter experts on both government and contractor staffs. Other key attributes include:

• Results/mission-oriented, and demonstrates a sense of urgency, commitment, and sound judgment in a fluid work environment.

• Effective critical analysis, problem-solving, and presentation skills.

• Responds quickly to unscheduled assignments in a timely and effective manner.

• Effectively anticipates organizational, program, leadership, and client needs

• Good listener, fast learner, with effective time management, planning, and organizational skills.

• Able to comprehend, organize, and translate complex information in a clear and concise manner for varied audiences.

• Inquisitive and demonstrates proactive self-improvement through self-study and formal training.

• Gathers, synthesizes, interprets and shares timely and relevant information to appropriate R-G personnel.

• Able to develop a broad, strategic thinking mindset and draw linkages between related workplace/program dynamics.

• Able to develop, assess the effectiveness, and improve upon communication processes and procedures.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Our world-class environment offers a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and educational assistance including tuition reimbursement. Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to or through our website at

2.) Communications Associate, California Wellness Foundation, Woodland Hills, California

3.) Senior Account Executive, PR Division, Merlin Media & Public Relations, Cardiff, Wales, UK

4.) Communications Officer, BrazilFoundation, New York, New York

5.) Editor Associate Professional, Computer Sciences Corporation, Arlington, VA

Essential Job Functions

Edits communications by reviewing content for completeness, accuracy and correctness of language uses; revises documents to meet predetermined standards of style and accuracy.

Reviews materials for inconsistencies of thought, development or organization and makes recommendations for corrections or corrects as appropriate; confers with authors to recommend treatment of material.

Researches, writes and proofreads more complex print and electronic copy for internal and external communications including brochures, marketing campaigns and client case studies.

Reorganizes, eliminates or rewrites various types of documents as appropriate to ensure consistency of thought and organization.

Tracks and monitors flow of documents from inception to distribution of final copies; provides quality assurance checks for document deliverables.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or related field preferred

Zero or more years of editorial experience

Experience working with graphics, word processing, and other communications software

Experience working with editing practices and procedures

Experience working with industry writing style such as grammar, sentence form, and structure

Other Qualifications

Editorial and proofreading skills

Good communication skills

Analytical and problem solving skills

Good personal computer and business solutions software skills

Organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

6.) Graphic Designer, retail company, offered through Dixie Recruitment, Durban, South Africa

8.) Communications Instructor, ECPI College of Technology / Greenville, Greenville, SC

*** From Sam Sauls:

9.) Continuing Lecturer Television Production, Department of Radio, Television, Film,

The University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Position: Continuing lecturer in television production beginning

September 1, 2008.

Position Description: The faculty teaches both undergraduates and

graduate students in a range of traditional and new media

broadcast/television areas. Ideal candidates will be committed to a

liberal arts education within a professionally oriented program and have

the ability to teach, inspire and advise our students. We offer the

right candidate an opportunity to help in the continuing development of

the curriculum of a nationally recognized Radio Television Film (RTVF)

department and create an exciting, challenging learning environment.

Requirements: A Master*s Degree in Television, Broadcasting or a

related field and substantial teaching and practical experience are


Teaching Responsibilities: We expect excellent teaching and

communication skills. The candidate will develop and teach courses in

such areas as: Multi-camera studio production, narrative, audio, and

field production. The candidate will incorporate emerging technologies shaping television*s future including shooting for web or Internet and small screen productions, IT based delivery in a variety of formats, and familiarity with computer-based media and hardware such as robotic studios. Additional experience in audio production/postproduction for television is desirable. The candidate should also be familiar with HTML, Encoders/Decoders and Flash authoring. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to take part in the activities of a collegial, multi-disciplined department and to participate in university service.

The University of North Texas: Enrollment of over 34,000 students and

more than 800 faculty. We are located in Denton, a college town of

about 100,000 that includes Texas Woman*s University. Denton is part

of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the nation*s 5th largest

television market. Our department offers both an M.A. and MFA program.

We provide extensive audio, video, and film production laboratories and supports two nationally recognized student media outlets, KNTU, a

100,000 watt student staffed radio station, NTTV (North Texas

Television), a student-staffed 24/7 cable outlet. Our newest venture is the nationally recognized Center for Spanish Language Media.

To Apply: Send letter of application, vita, and contact information

for three (3) references to Phyllis Slocum, Continuing Lecturer

Television Search Chair; Department of Radio Television and Film;

University of North Texas; P.O. Box 310589; Denton, Texas 76203-0589.

Screening will begin November 1st and continue until the position is


UNT is an ADA/AA/EOE that encourages applications from minority group

members and women and is committed to diversity in its educational

programs. For more information, go to or email us at

10.) Director of Communications and Research, Anti-Defamation League, New York, New York

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Howdy Captain,

Here's an opportunity for the list. Hope this note finds you well!

Robin Mayhall, APR

11.) Communications/Web Specialist, Louisiana Recovery Authority, Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Recovery Authority ( seeks a full time communications/web specialist to develop online content via the web, PowerPoint and graphics. As the agency responsible for monitoring recovery matters at the state level, we routinely use data indicators to communicate the progress, status and needs of the recovery. The communications/web specialist will be responsible for the following:

• Develop interactive web based communication materials and strategies including web logs

• Post recovery documents, reports and press releases in a timely, organized and user-friendly manner on the website

• Prepare briefings and PowerPoints for the executive director and other staff

• Work with research team to create comprehensible reports that communicate progress, status and needs in integral recovery areas

• Modify website information for dissemination in other formats and media, such as articles, brochures, reports, slides, and broadcast stories

• Tend to the day-to-day functions of the website

• Create graphics and documents for small projects that include fact-sheets and accomplishments

• Maintain files of photos and occasionally take photos at meetings and events

• Scan documents and photos as needed

• Write copy for the website and other vehicles

• Perform other communication duties as assigned

Applicants must have a strong working knowledge of HTML, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word. In addition, a strong knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver MX and scanning software is preferred. The Louisiana Recovery Authority employs highly motivated individuals who share a deep commitment to ensure that Louisiana rebuilds safer, stronger and smarter.

Please send all applications to by October 15, 2007.

12.) Corporate Communications Manager, Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, New York, New York

*** From Rachel Heskin


For JOTW. (I'll look into the corporate hat, mug or shirt and see what I can find and send!)

Rachel Heskin

MBE, A UPS Company

13.) Communications Specialist, MBE, a UPS Company, San Diego, CA (Mira Mesa)

As a key member of the Communications team, the Communications Specialist will:

• Counsel groups or individuals with communication needs and develop and implement strategic communication plans in support of project, department, company or other needs.

• Research and develop a range of print and electronic communications including, but not limited to, articles on our extranet and public web sites, printed publications, white papers, presentations and marketing communication materials.

This is a fast-paced position that involves managing multiple projects and competing priorities. Seeking a team player with:

• A can-do attitude

• Accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to meet deadlines and handle a high-volume workload


Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field required. At least one year experience in a corporate environment, preferably in communications, or demonstrated understanding of the principles of communication strategies and tactics in a fast-paced business environment.


Must be a strong writer and editor, able to adapt tone and style to various audiences and mediums, including print, electronic and web-based.

Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact when dealing with others, particularly upper management.

Ability to organize, plan.

Must be detailed oriented, creative, possess problem-solving skills, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects with minimal supervision.

Computer literacy a must; knowledge of basic HTML or other web technologies a plus.

The company

MBE, a UPS company, is the franchisor of The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. brands. With more than 5,900 locations around the world, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. brands comprise the largest network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers.

Apply online:

*** From Barry Piatoff:


Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

Pharmaceutical Public Relations-SVP/VP/SAE/AE, New York, New York

We are working with the following two pharmaceutical pr agencies.

14.) SVP-Pharmaceutical Public Relations, healthcare public relations firm, NY, NY

Our client is a midsize (about 25 people) established pharmaceutical and healthcare public relations firm. They are part of a much larger global network of communications companies. It’s a midsize firm with the resources of an industry powerhouse. Established about 20 years ago, this pr firm has a good reputation for treating their clients and employees well.

They are looking to add a Senior Vice President to their offices in midtown Manhattan. You’ll mainly focus on one big name client for their hematology (blood and blood diseases) products. Manage 3-4 people. Looking for someone who is a VP and ready for the next step up, and an SVP ready to make a move. Must have pharmaceutical, biotech or life science pr agency experience. Salary $150K-$175K. Midtown Manhattan location.

To be considered for these positions, and other opportunities in the future, e-mail your resume and cover letter as a Word Document attachment to:

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

Please include your current base salary. It’s important information for us to have for this job search and others we may consider you for.

15.) VP/SVP/SAE/AE, boutique healthcare public relations firm, NY, NY

Our client is a boutique healthcare public relations firm specializing in pre-launch, approval and post-approval product communications for the pharmaceutical, biotech, specialty pharma and medical devices industry. The firm is over a decade old, has ten people, and business is booming!

They are looking to add four people by the end of the year at the SVP/VP/SAE/AE level. We have worked with this client in the past, they’re very good people and they are willing to hire quickly. Experience with CNS (central nervous system) or oncology communications is a plus but will consider anyone with a pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences, medical devices background communications background. This position is located in Manhattan. Salary commensurate with experience.

To be considered for these positions, and other opportunities in the future, e-mail your resume and cover letter as a Word Document attachment to:

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

Please include your current base salary. It’s important information for us to have for this job search and others we may consider you for.

Peter Bell & Associates, LLC is a search firm specializing in public relations, communications and investor relations recruiting. We encourage anyone in these fields to e-mail us their resume. Be assured it is confidential and we will not send your resume anywhere without your permission.

No calls please. Local candidates only

*** From Barbara Jacobs:

Dear Ned,

We “sorta” met when I was with Spherion Human Resources Consulting … . We sent you a job posting that worked well to attract great people. Now I'm with Gagen MacDonald (see below), and would greatly appreciate it if you'd run this posting in your very next JOTW.

Many thanks from a long-term fan,

Barbara Jacobs

16.) Full Time and Consulting Opportunities, Gagen MacDonald, Chicago, IL

Gagen MacDonald LLC, a Chicago-based strategy execution and employee engagement firm, is seeking full-time employees and part-time consulting partners to delivery high-quality design and execution of work focused on client results.

We’ve been named for four consecutive years a “Best Agency to Work For” and the 2002 “Strategic Agency of the Year” by the Holmes Group.

We are looking for talent both on the West Coast, as well as Chicago-based; however, we are open to locations in many other major markets. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 7-10 years direct experience in strategic internal communications role focused on changing behavior to deliver measurable business results, as well as experience in strategic counsel, planning and execution. Candidates must have ability to travel.

Additional skills and qualifications include:

• Strong writing skills, especially ability to articulate complex situations simply and in an engaging way

• Ability to analyze problems and opportunities thoroughly, critically and from a broad perspective

• A business driver – able to make progress and deliver results in ambiguous situations

• Ability to articulate a compelling and inspired vision that gets people on board

• Self-starter, self-managed and disciplined

• Quickly establishes rapport with others and gains their confidence

• Strong business acumen and ability to navigate complex and highly political organizations to achieve results

Strong cultural fit a must. Our values include:

• Our cause is our clients’ success.

• We act with integrity, humility and kindness in everything we do.

• We are inspired by courage, passion and a sense of fun.

• Our community is built on inclusive and collaborative teams and is sustained through individual accountability.

• We celebrate individuals and teams, and their contributions to the vitality of the firm.

Please send your resume with a well-crafted e-cover to Sherry Scott:

*** From Patty Hilton-Johnson:

Hello Ned,

Here are several jobs for next newsletter—thanks!


17.) Marketing Intern, Sonia Friedman productions, London, UK

Sonia Friedman productions are offering a Marketing Intern position. The candidate will join the marketing team, helping with the marketing of the UK tour of the west end show which was first seen at the Barbican Theatre two years ago.

Anyone interested should e-mail their details to: Matthew Gordon at

Full details of the production can be found on

18.) Press & Marketing Assistant, Royal Shakespeare Company, London, UK

The RSC is looking for a Press and Marketing Assistant to administrate and assist in the promotion of the RSC’s work in London during 2008. This includes Shakespeare’s eight play Histories cycle and a programme of new work. The successful applicant will have excellent administrative and organisational skills, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and highly developed written and oral communication skills. One year’s work experience in an arts or media environment would be preferable.

The post is offered on a six month fixed term contract from December 2007.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 31 October 2007.

This vacancy is open to International Applicants.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from minority ethnic and disabled groups, as they are currently under-represented amongst our staff.

For a job description and application form, please visit, email or phone 01789 412625.

19.) Director of Marketing, The New 42nd Street/The New Victory Theater, NYC, NY

The New 42nd Street, one of New York’s largest nonprofit performing arts organizations, seeks a Director of Marketing to oversee its membership and single ticket campaigns, advertising, direct mail, e-marketing, audience development initiatives, sales promotions, media and other sponsorships, sales analysis and departmental budgets.

Each year, the New 42nd Street presents 11-14 internationally notable productions at its historic, 499-seat New Victory Theater—New York’s first theater for kids and families—and at its modern, 199-seat black-box theater called The Duke on 42nd Street.

The Director of Marketing supervises two full-time and several part-time staff, an outside advertising agency and other consultants. Individual reports directly to the Senior Vice President and works closely with the President and other senior staff on long-range planning and company-wide initiatives.

Required qualifications include a proven track record in Marketing with 3+ years in a supervisory capacity at a large to mid-sized cultural organization; staff and budget management expertise; excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.

Competitive salary; excellent benefits. EOE. Web Site:

Email cover letter and resume to H.R. Director at

Applications Close: Friday, October 19, 2007

*** From Kristen Pironis:


Following is a new position in our communications department. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for the great work you do!

20.) Communications Manager, USNA Alumni Association & Foundation, Annapolis, Maryland


• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or communications

• Familiarity in all facets of communications (advertising, communications planning, media relations, print/electronic communications, internal communications, etc.)

• Demonstrated advertising and marketing skills

• Strong written and verbal communications skills

• Project management and organization skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint as well as other electronic publishing programs

• Team player

• Deadline, detail and results oriented

Major responsibilities and duties (but not limited to):

• Manage advertising for Shipmate magazine, including developing annual advertising plan, coordinating all components of internal and external advertising, and exploring additional advertising opportunities (electronic)

• Assist in developing strategic communications plans and supporting communications materials

• Writing and editing materials including press releases and advisories, articles, brochures, web content and promotional materials

• Provide communications support and coordination of the design, drafting, production and distribution of a variety of publications for the Alumni Association and Foundation, including brochures, newsletters, donor report, web sites, case statements, and special event announcements and invitations

• Assist the VP, Communications, and Director, Communications, and with media and public relations efforts for the Alumni Association and Foundation

• Provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers

Send résumé/cover letter to USNA Alumni Association & Foundation, Attn: HR, 247 King George St., Annapolis, MD 21402; fax 410-295-4005; or e-mail

Kristen Pironis

Director of Communications

USNA Alumni Association & Foundation

247 King George Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21402

*** From Randi Hicks Rowe:


Would you please post the following free-lance job opportunity on JOTW.

Thank you

Randi Hicks Rowe

Oxford Intelligence

001 703 836 0900

21.) Business Writers/Analysts/Researchers, Oxford Intelligence

Oxford Intelligence (, a UK-headquartered business research company specializing in international corporate location issues, is seeking North American-based business writers, analysts and researchers to conduct interviews with US and Canadian companies regarding their overseas expansion plans.

Ideal candidates will be able to:

– identify potential companies for interview through their sectoral knowledge

– contact and interview senior business executives by telephone

– understand North American/European business culture

– understand business development issues

– demonstrate well-developed Internet research skills

Company profiles are comprised of basic company data plus a 300-350 word analysis of the company's expansion plan, based on interview. Please visit the website ( for more information.

For more information, e-mail your resume to

*** From Laura Zurowski:

Hello Ned,

I was hoping that my employment notice could be shared with the JOTW list.

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY has two positions open in the division of graduate and adult enrollment – both are for the title of Assistant Director of Admissions. Marist is experiencing exceptional growth in its graduate and adult programs, so these positions hold excellent advancement potential. Target starting salary is 45k, but there might be some room for negotiating for the right candidate. We are looking for highly intelligent, creative, and energetic people to help us move our division forward. Experience in higher education or school admissions/recruiting is preferred but not required. Experience in communications, marketing, or sale is required (2-3 years).

Interested applicants should visit the Marist College website and select the employment opportunities link – the position should be posted by the close of the week but the job description is listed below.

I would also be happy to answer any questions about the position. I can be reached at


Laura Zurowski

Director of Corporate Outreach

Graduate and Adult Enrollment

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

22.) Assistant Director of Admissions (Two positions), Graduate and Adult Enrollment, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, Administrative

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent communication and organizational skills; Strong skills in sales, marketing, and recruitment; bachelor's degree in business, education or related field. Two to three years experience in sales/marketing desirable.

FUNCTION: Responsible for the recruitment of new graduate and adult students, job responsibilities include campus-based activities along with off-campus travel to recruit students and establish contacts with colleges, corporations and organizations, and education and business fairs.

REPORTS TO: Director of Admissions for Graduate and Adult Enrollment

SUPERVISES: Secretarial/clerical staff, graduate assistants and/or work-study students

WORKS CLOSELY WITH: The Dean of Graduate and Adult Enrollment, Director of Corporate Outreach, Marketing and Communication staff; Academic Program Directors, Extension Center Directors, Student Financial Services personnel, Registrar personnel, Adult Student Academic Advisors; Prospective Students.

DUTIES: Recruiting: Outreach to prospective graduate and adult students and in-office counseling to prospective students as follows:

Counsel prospective students in the office or by telephone and e-mail concerning Marist's academic programs, admissions policies and procedures, and other enrollment-related information

• Represent Marist at select off-campus recruiting programs and on-campus events. Prepare and deliver presentations about Marist, its programs, and its admissions procedures. (travel involved)

• Assist with creation of new technology initiatives to support recruitment efforts (on-line chats and open houses, email outreach campaigns, website enhancements)

• Outreach to colleges, corporations and organizations to supply information regarding Marist.

• Liaison to internal departments to encourage communication regarding program needs and faculty involvement in recruitment initiatives.

• Assist with development of new recruitment initiatives ( e.g. use of alumni, current students, corporations, organizations, colleges, newsletters, etc.)

• Develops direct mail campaigns.

• Coordinates inquiry management activities.

• Writes copy for advertisements, brochures and flyers.

• Plans and participates in educational fairs at regional employers, community colleges, etc.

• Maintains appropriate web pages.

• Schedules, organizes, and conducts information sessions and open houses for prospective students.

• Participate in the fulfillment of the Marketing Action Plans (MAPs)

2. Administrative duties include maintaining communication with prospective students via telephone, e-mail, mail, etc. throughout the admissions process (from applicant through enrolled stages), and fully utilizing the admissions information system/database.

Prepare files for review.

• Provide academic departments with ample information about applicants' credentials to enable them to review student files.

• Provide regular follow-up with students regarding the status of their application and missing documentation.

• Prepare reports for Director (upon request) to monitor status of applicants, activities, and projects.

• Participate in conversion activities ( i.e. follow-up contact with admitted students) to assist in the attainment of annual enrollment goals. This may include providing assistance with online registration system and online payment system.

• Provide accurate and timely information for entry into database.

• Consistently and thoroughly update the notes section of database.

Other duties may be assigned as determined by the Director of Admissions for Graduate and Adult Enrollment.

General Description: In order to accurately and meaningfully represent Marist, the Assistant Director will maintain a thorough working knowledge of admissions practices, admissions policies, academic programs and campus services. The Assistant Director will ensure that all information supplied to prospective students and their families (when applicable) will be tendered in a sensitive, truthful and timely manner.

Travel will be required. Responsibilities will also include on-campus events and one-on-one interviews with students. Throughout the recruitment process, the Assistant Director interacts with prospective applicants (from inquiry through enrollment stages), other units of the Admissions Office, other campus academic and administrative departments, and partner organizations.

Additional details: Some evening and weekend hours will be required to support recruitment events and participate in other outreach activities. Participation in open house programs will also be included.


Interested applicants should visit the Marist College website

*** From Gideon Steinberg:

23.) Communications/Administrative Assistant, Pew Research Center, Washington, DC

The Pew Research Center came into being as a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts on August 1, 2004. It brought together into one new umbrella organization all seven of the Trusts’ existing, standalone information projects. These projects are:

 Pew Research Center for the People and the Press – led by Andrew Kohut

 Project for Excellence in Journalism – led by Tom Rosenstiel

 – led by Gene Gibbons

 Pew Internet & American Life Project – led by Lee Rainie

 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life – led by Luis Lugo

 Pew Hispanic Center – led by Roberto Suro

 Pew Global Attitudes Project – led by Andrew Kohut

The mission of this new organization is to inform citizens, journalists and policymakers about contemporary issues and trends in the United States and around the world. It provides timely information – with no advocacy agenda – on important topics through a variety of means: by producing public opinion polls and other original social science research; by writing journalistic reports about key issues; by convening key policy-makers, scholars, experts and stakeholders at high profile public events; and by serving as a neutral clearinghouse for ideas and information.

The Communications/Administrative Assistant is a member of the Pew Research Center's Administration department and will play a key role in supporting the Communications Manager and the Core Administration team in all aspects of external and internal communications, including media relations, online outreach and event planning. This position reports to the Vice President and is under the day-to-day supervision of the Communications Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

 Assist in all aspects of external outreach and publicity to media, policymakers and other key audiences.

 Build and maintain media lists, using Bacon's, Yellow Books, and other tools.

 Help disseminate press releases and reports.

 Help plan events and press conferences.

 Assist in responding to routine requests for information.

 Perform essential related administrative and logistical functions, such as assembling press packets.

 Track use of Pew Research Center project material.

 Compile daily media clips using Factiva and monitor online coverage.

 Monitor website traffic and assist in traffic analysis.

 Assist in maintaining public affairs calendar for internal use, monitoring upcoming releases and events throughout the Pew Research Center.

 Maintain visitor resources at the Pew Research Center office, including lobby monitor display and resource table.

 Assist in internal communications by:

 Updating and helping to manage the employee intranet

 Planning staff events

 Providing administrative and logistical support to the Quality of Work Life Committee.

 Provide break and back-up coverage for the reception desk, including:

 Answering the main office line

 Greeting guests and visitors

 Helping to manage the security of the office space.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

 Excellent writing and editing skills. Familiarity with AP Style is a plus.

 Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to build and cultivate relationships with colleagues in different Pew Research Center projects. Confident telephone manner; comfortable making calls to and fielding calls from media organizations and the public.

 Demonstrated knowledge and interest in media, politics and journalism.

 Ability to prioritize, organize self and manage time, plan and identify resources for projects. Comfortable asking questions and adopting a proactive, client-oriented approach.

 Flexibility to work as part of a team as well as independently to meet goals. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.

 High detail orientation. Ability to maintain high quality of work under tight deadlines.

 Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office, especially Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with Bacon's, Yellow Books a plus. Ability to conduct research on the Internet.


• College degree required

• one to two years related experience

• Experience in an agency or research environment is a plus.

Application Procedure

Applicant should send a complete résumé, three writing samples, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) and salary expectations to

We are an equal opportunity employer.

*** From Kate Genser:

24.) Account Coordinator, The Townsend Group, Bethesda MD

The Townsend Group is looking for a full-time Account Coordinator interested in working in a fast-paced environment.

Position would report to National Sales Managers. Great opportunity to learn about advertising, marketing, publishing, market research and promotion.

Main job responsibilities:

– Maintain extremely detailed spreadsheets and databases on a daily basis,

– Research new leads and prospects,

– Update databases and contact information,

– Traffic advertising artwork,

– Process insertion orders,

– Meet with clients,

– Assist with promotional writing and marketing, and

– Other administrative duties.

A positive, upbeat attitude is a must.

Proficiency in Word, Excel, Internet research. Demonstrated administrative skills should include spreadsheet and database creation, contract fulfillment, report generation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven customer-service ability in a service-oriented environment. Solid organizational and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and attention to detail.

The Townsend Group specializes in national advertising, sponsorship and exhibit sales for associations. We have been business more than 20 years and count among our clients some of the most prestigious associations in the U.S. We offer competitive compensation plans, profit sharing and bonuses.

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kate Genser

25.) Staff Announcer, Woodward Communications, Green Bay WI

Full time vacancy. Duties include: Properly execute program format according to re-determined marketing/programming strategy. Properly operate all studio broadcast equipment.

26.) Communications Interns (Multiple Positions), UN Office for Project Services, Copenhagen, Dubai, Nairobi and Panama City Various –

23.) Communications Intern, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

Global Footprint Network is seeking a communications intern to assist with a range of communications projects. Recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:

Maintaining and expanding the media library.

Building network partnerships and supporting outreach programs.

Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.

Helping to maintain partner relationships.

Writing and editing reports and project summaries.

Planning special events and office parties.

Monitoring Ecological Footprint and general environmental news alerts.

Supporting the planning and coordinating of direct mail and annual appeal campaigns.

How to Apply: Send resume and statement of career goals. Email preferred; subject line MUST include the term “Communications Internship Application.” Contact: Brooking Gatewood. Email:

Global Footprint Network

312 Clay Street, Suite 300

Oakland, CA 94607-3510 USA

Tel. +1-510-839-8879

Fax +1-510-251-2410

*** From Steven Lewis Grant, APR

28.) PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP, National Education Association (NEA), Washington, DC

The National Education Association (NEA) is recruiting part-time, unpaid interns for its public relations department. A stipend of up to $400 per month will be provided to cover incidental expenses only and is not intended to be equivalent to a regular salary. Candidates should be a junior, senior or graduate-level student working toward a degree in communications, journalism, public relations, public affairs, advertising, broadcasting or other similar field. The 20-hour per week maximum position would enable the student to gain practical work experience in his/her specific study in a communications-related field of study and/or to receive college credit for this practicum.

The intern will complete various tasks and activities assigned by managers and multiple project teams that focus on the research, development, implementation, and evaluation of PR projects. Preference will be given to students who have completed substantial relevant coursework and have had other internship or work experience, with skills and expertise in some or many of the following:

Research, writing and editing skills

Message research, development, and delivery

Development of media lists/databases and media pitching skills

Production of print, interactive, and video products

Branding/brand management



Strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills

Special event/project planning and coordination experience

Ability to juggle multiple projects and activities

An interest in public education and/or reading and literacy

An understanding and support for NEA’s mission, vision, and priorities

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and a letter from their college’s internship or department office stating the requirements for credit (if it is offered). At least two letters of recommendation are also required, preferably from faculty members who know the intern’s scholastic background or areas of interest. Send these materials to:

Karen Johnson

National Education Association (NEA)

Public Relations

1201 16th Street NW #712

Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-822-7292

More information on NEA can be found at:

Steven Lewis Grant, APR

phone: 202-547-6866; fax: 202-822-7292

Senior Manager, Public Relations

National Education Association (NEA)

Adjunct Professor

Johns Hopkins University

29.) Rural Affairs Writer, The Gazette Company, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City, Iowa

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking an experienced reporter who has a good understanding of fundamental aspects of Iowa's agricultural economy and a keen awareness of the broad range of issues – economics, social, cultural, healthcare, etc. – in rural Iowa today.

The reporter will:

• Write about trends affecting rural Iowans, including impact of hog lots, urban sprawl, water contamination, impact of ethanol and bio-diesel plants, aging of local residents, loss of youth to larger cities, loss of infrastructure (banks, medical care, post offices, grain elevators, lumber yards, etc.) and construction of day care and assisted living care facilities in rural communities.

• Possess an understanding of current farm issues

• Understand and be able to explain consumer impact of commodity futures, wholesale prices, retail prices, international trade, and farm inputs (seed, chemicals, etc.)

• Identify and profile rural businesses that are carving out a niche in what has traditionally been a farm-based economy. This would include such infrastructure requirements as telecommunications, transportation (truck and railroad), roads (urban vs. rural funding by state) and grain storage.

QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking a reporter with three to five years' experience who has a passion for rural life and agriculture. While the position is not “farm writer,” knowledge of agriculture is essential in a state where agriculture remains a major source of income and state revenue

Please send 6 recent clips with your resume and cover letter.

30.) Sr. Staff Consultant – External Affairs, Verizon, Washington, DC

31.) Newsperson, North America Desk, The Associated Press, New York City, NY

The Associated Press seeks a newsperson for its North America Desk in New York City.

Working on one of four regional news desks around the world, this newsperson provides an internationally oriented news report from the United States, Canada and the United Nations to international subscribers. Editors at the desk edit and rewrite North American spot and enterprise stories for an international audience. This newsperson works by phone with AP bureaus across the country to focus, plug holes and expand the global scope of stories. This person coordinates and collaborates with all AP formats and departments. Occasionally, this editor writes roundups on diverse topics to meet international needs.

The ideal candidate must be a fast yet thorough editor, with an emphasis on quick rewrite skills and an eye for errors and holes, and for problems with organization, tone, approach and U.S.-centric emphasis. Applicants must be able to craft compelling leads and produce highly readable stories under intense deadline pressure. Candidates must have strong organizational abilities necessary to handle numerous editing tasks, along with excellent news judgment and the ability to develop an international perspective on news. Applicants must have or be able to gain a strong understanding of AP needs across all platforms, including online, broadcast/TV, photos and graphics, and the ability to help shape our coverage accordingly. Candidates must be able to work well with colleagues, both in New York and in bureaus, and be flexible in work schedules, which will include night and weekend work.

For consideration, e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to AP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

32.) Responsable de Marketing, Acción contra el hambre, Spain

*** From Kate Readyhough:


Can you please post the following job on your site. Please let me know if you need additional information or if you need credit card information for payment.


Kate Readyhough

Staff Recruiter


1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20006 USA

+1 202 663 6963 (f)

34.) Public Relations Specialist, WilmerHale, Washington, DC

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, a successful international law firm with over 1,000 lawyers, seeks a Public Relations Specialist in the Washington, DC office. Under the guidance of the Public Relations Manager, the Public Relations Specialist develops and maintains productive relationships with lawyers and the national and international media. The Public Relations Specialist also focuses on enhancing the firm’s profile in external outlets such as the legal trade press, general business media, relevant vertical trade outlets, legal directories and the firm’s external website. The Public Relations Specialist is also tasked with writing, preparing, and placing firm announcements, attorney-written articles and other form of newsworthy activity.

Requirements/Experience: BA/BS required. Minimum of 5 years of public relations experience is required. Public relations agency background and/or experience with professional service/law firm(s) highly desired. Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. Excellent business writing skills, including knowledge of business English, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, and spelling necessary.

WilmerHale offers an opportunity to work with Washington's best and most collegial attorneys and staff. We offer an outstanding compensation and benefits package, on-site dining room, fully staffed fitness center, emergency daycare and more. EOE.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to Staff Recruiter at and specify “Public Relations Specialist – Requisition #200587” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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

*** From Sara Upchurch:


Intergraph is seeking a Corporate Communications Manager in Atlanta or Huntsville, AL. As part of a small in-house team, the position will cover the company’s transportation, local government, utilities and communications, and photogrammetry businesses, as well as some general analyst relations. Please submit cover letter and resume to and to the HR link below.

Thanks so much!


Sara Upchurch

Manager, Corporate Communications

Intergraph Corporation

3400 Peachtree Road, Suite 1620

Atlanta, GA 30326

F 1.404.751.2565

Intergraph Career Opportunity Details

36.) Manager, Marketing, Intergraph, Atlanta, GA or Huntsville, AL

Description: The SGI Corporate Communications Manager will work closely with SGI executives and Program Managers to create and execute corporate communications that are aligned with divisional and Intergraph Marketing initiatives to raise awareness and preference for its geospatial software solutions. Responsibilities include identifying, developing and maintaining media relationships and outreach. Additionally, this manager will also identify and cultivate industry leadership opportunities including conference speaking engagements; scheduling and maintaining consistent outreach programs including corporate updates, phone briefings and media tours. This position may also include industry analyst relations.

Job Requirements: Prior experience in geospatial software, photogrammetry, transportation, utilities, communications and local government a plus.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations or equivalent field required.

Travel %: up to 20

Security Clearance Required: No

Position Type: Full

Relocation Offered? Yes-Continental US only

Reference Number: 51369

Business Unit: Intergraph Corporate

Date Position Posted: 9/28/2007

This posting and submission details are available at

Or E-mail a copy of your completed application and resume to

All applications must include the job title and reference code for which you are applying.

Intergraph is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

37.) Communications Manager (CM) and Part Time Technical Writer (TW), Plan, Jakarta, Indonesia

*** From Andy Porter

Ned: Please post this job opening. Thanks.

38.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Teradyne, North Reading, MA

We have an opportunity for a full-time Marketing Communications Specialist for a division of Teradyne, Inc. in North Reading, MA. The role includes broad responsibility for all aspects of marketing communications, including:

* Tradeshow and event planning and execution

* Teradyne User Group (coordination and technical paper content)

* Marketing collateral creation and production

* Trade journal articles

* Ad development and placement

* Web content

* Web seminars

Position includes the responsibility for helping the division win market share by promoting its products and support to customers, using multiple communications channels. In this role you will collaborate as part of a worldwide marketing and corporate communications team on issues such as branding and new communications technology.


Bachelor's degree in Business, English, or Marketing preferred. Qualified candidates must have 5 years' of experience in marketing communications. Position requires good writing skills, ability to work independently, with strong organizational skills and an eye for detail. Must be able to prioritize work.

Details available at, careers

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

Closing Date – 17 Oct 2007

*** From Laurie Mitchell, CPC:

Thanks Ned for posting this attached listing.

Please post the following new listing. Thanks very much.

Go Tribe!!

Laurie Mitchell, CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant)

40.) 2 SVPs/Communications, Fortune 500 company, Cleveland, Ohio

Laurie Mitchell & Co., Inc., a Marketing Communications Executive Search Firm, has placed 1100+ MarCom professionals over the last 23 years. We staff Public Relations/Advertising Agencies and scores of large & small, public & private companies throughout the Ohio region and beyond.

A Cleveland Fortune 500 company has two openings for SVPs of Corporate Communications who have 10-15 years’ solid corporate PR experience with strategic messaging, thought leadership, proactive public relations, trade press & consumer media relations, brand communications, and employee communications. The ideal candidates will have consumer products or financial services experience, and will be extremely comfortable on camera or presenting to the C-suite. The ability to write for different online and traditional vehicles and internal and external audiences is imperative. Highly competitive 6-figure compensation packages are offered and some relocation assistance for candidates who have a genuine desire to live in Cleveland.

To apply, please email us your detailed, bullet-format resume as a single MS Word file to: . Name the attachment with your last name first, then first name (smith, mary.doc). Please put your name in the subject line and include a thoughtful email message stating your current salary. We will personally acknowledge all qualified and serious submissions quickly.

Laurie Mitchell, CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant)

Laurie Mitchell & Co., Inc.

Marketing Communications Executive Search


Voicemail: 216-292-9936

Go Tribe!!

*** From Jae Lee:

Hi Ned,

Would you please run these in the next edition of the newsletter for JOTW audience as well?

Thank you and have a great weekend!


41.) Web Designer, national civil rights association, Washington, DC

Job number 10578. Our client, a national civil rights association, seeks a creative and detail-oriented Web Designer to join its IT and Internet Services team in Washington, DC.


Review content prior to posting to ensure branding and style consistency.

Code web pages in HTML at times utilizing CSS, JavaScript, and templates.

• Assist users in webpage layout lending structure to web content, providing graphical resources, and creating and editing website graphics as necessary.

• Support web newsletter mailings, including but not limited to content development, website content posting, and webpage layout.

• Function as a liaison between front-end users and back-end technical resources effectively communicating requirements between technical and non-technical stakeholders.

• Function as a resource for content-related issues; evaluate issues to determine if they require Web Manager’s attention.


• 2-5 years experience working as a web designer or similar position.

• Strong knowledge of web design standards and best practices.

• Strong HTML proficiency.

• Demonstrated experience using DHTML, CSS, Javascript, and ASP.

• Familiarity with Adobe/Macromedia software. Proficiency in Dreamweaver.

• Ability to create and modify web-based graphics using Photoshop and Fireworks.

• Understanding of online audio and video content.

• Basic Flash skills and experience using ActionScript a plus.

• Familiarity with Search Engine Optimization.

• CMS knowledge or prior experience a plus.

• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with attention to detail.

• Ability to work effectively within a team environment as well as independently.

Contact Information:


42.) Media Supervisor, international communications firm, Washington, DC

Jon number 10615. Our client, an located in DC seeks a Freelance Media Supervisor for a full-time on-site opportunity, starting in October, and lasting through the end of the year, or possibly extending into 2008.


• Working with the client and the account team to understand a client's business objectives and advertising strategy;

• Liaising with the creative agency team, clients and consumers to develop media strategies and campaigns;

• Making decisions on the best form of media for specific clients and campaigns;

• Applying detailed knowledge of media owners in a range of geographical locations;

• Thinking creatively about ways to represent particular clients;

• Undertaking research using specialist industry resources;

• Researching and analyzing data to translate ideas into a quantifiable task;

• Identifying target audiences and analyzing their characteristics, behavior and media habits;

• Presenting proposals and media and cost schedules to clients.


BA Degree, in related industry preferred.

5 years+ experience in Media Planning/Buying

Excellent communication skills, savvy negotiation skills and effective organizational skills a must.

Contact Information:


43.) Art Buyer, international communications firm, Washington, DC

Job number 10595. Our client, an international communications firm located in DC seeks a Freelance Art Buyer for an on-site opportunity, starting in October, and lasting through the end of the year, or possibly extending into 2008. This position is responsible for photography research, asset management, negotiating costs, and purchasing photography and illustration. The Freelance Art Buyer assures that costs are within budget and that legal issues are covered pertaining to usage rights for images.


Negotiates cost and usage rights for photography, illustration and stock.

Performs photo research under the direction of Senior Art Buyer and Art directors.

Issues purchase orders to vendors and processes vendor invoices for payment

Maintains documentation to monitor what usage rights were purchased for every piece of art or photography.

Digital asset management for creative studio, maintaining and policing file structure and naming conventions.

Assists senior art buyer in coordinating all aspects of photo shoot or illustration project with the vendor, art director and account team.


Degree, or some experience in Photography or photojournalism related career preferred.

Excellent communication skills, savvy negotiation skills and effective organizational skills a must.

Has a broad understanding and extensive experience dealing with usage rights, industry standards, copyright laws, ethical guidelines, contract negotiations and agreements.

Proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a must. Experience with InDesign and Quark preferred

Has strong knowledge of photographic and illustrative industry styles and of current work being done.

Contact Information:


*** From Ken Jensen:

44.) Account Coordinator, Barclay Communications, Phoenix, AZ

Barclay Communications, Phoenix’s 3rd Largest PR and Marketing firm is looking for an experienced Account Coordinator to assist in the day-to-day public relations, marketing and advertising functions of outstanding clients. Desired qualifications consist of:

1-3 years of experience in agency or corporate public relations/marketing environments.

The ability to draft press materials, craft innovative pitch angles and secure media stories.

Strong writing skills.

• Amazing time management skills.

• Working knowledge of AP style writing.

• Outgoing, friendly and team oriented personality.

• Ability to think creatively and strategically.

• Sincere passion for Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising.

• Desire to learn and grow.

• Established media contacts.

If you are interested in becoming a part of a phenomenal team, please e-mail resume, salary history and 2 writing samples to John Willie – Salary is commiserate with experience. No phone calls. EOE.

45.) PR Account Coordinator, Mullen Public Relations, Phoenix, AZ

Mullen Public Relations is still seeking an account coordinator. We are a Phoenix-based agency and the exclusive Phoenix partner in IPREX, a global network of independent public relations firms, servicing business-oriented clients. We're looking for an account coordinator to add to our team of top professionals.

The account coordinator will serve as an important member of the account service team, responsible for preparation and proofing of press materials and reports; distribution of press releases; creating and updating media lists; traditional and online media relations; tracking and packaging press clips; client/vendor communications; research; developing presentations; and other administrative tasks.

Excellent written communications and proofreading skills

Capability to multi-task accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment

Looking for a dedicated, well-organized, detail-oriented individual who is accountable for and takes pride in the work product

Two years public relations experience and knowledge of AP Style

Ideal candidate will have a professional appearance and demeanor along with a good work ethic and sense of humor

Mullen Public Relations offers an excellent compensation package, an urban Phoenix location and an enterprising, creative work environment.

Submit cover letter and resume to Debbie Mitchell, Mullen Public Relations by email at or mail to 3636 N. Central Ave., Suite 1000, Phoenix, AZ 85012. No phone calls please.

46.) Integrated Communications Director, Barclay Communications, Phoenix, AZ

Barclay Communications, one of Phoenix ’s largest public relation/marketing firms, has an immediate opening for a talented professional to combine strategic planning disciplines, integrated marketing communications experience, client management leadership and creativity.

We are known for excellence in public relations and one of few communications firms who understand and practices integrated marketing communications. Barclay has cultivated, based on performance long standing client relations and tenure. We are also an innovative, creative firm made up of a talented and fun group of professionals. Our brand personality trait is “mid-west values with a touch of LA.” Our clients include an exceptional list of respected local, regional and national brands.

Successful candidates should meet the following requirements:

• Minimum of 7-9 years experience in advertising agency, corporate marketing communications experience preferred.

• Excellent account planning skills, writing and working knowledge of integrated marketing communications programs.

• Experience in directing and working with creative teams, media planning through execution and presentation to client senior management.

• Experienced building and maintaining multiple client relationships within all levels of a client organization.

• Business development experience and strong presentation skills required.

• Excellent MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills required

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, Marketing/Communications required.

Salary will be based upon each candidate’s experience. To apply, please send a compelling email introduction explaining why you would be suited for this opportunity as well as copy of your resume and salary requirements to

The right candidate will be eligible for a competitive compensation and benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in a vibrant and growing agency.

47.) Director of Public Relations, Banner Children’s Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ

Banner Health, Arizona's largest healthcare provider, has an opportunity for an experienced Public Relations Director. This position will provide public relations leadership for Banner Children’s Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center, and for the pediatric service line across the Banner Health system. The job is located on the Banner Desert campus in Mesa, Arizona. Candidates MUST apply online at:

Search by Job. I.D. # 44734. Any questions should be e-mailed to:

Responsibilities include development, implementation and measurement of a strategic, integrated communications program that supports organizational objectives and initiatives while strengthening the Company Brand with internal and external audiences. Maintaining and building relationships with key local, regional and national media to increase publicity and positioning is a high priority. Continually interacts with high level organizational management, physician leadership, and the community.

Knowledge of public relations and communications as normally acquired through a Bachelor's degree. Experience as typically acquired through eight years of health care and mass communication required, along with modern graphic and production methods knowledge. Highly effective verbal, written and computer skills are essential. Master's degree and functioning in a Leadership role in Public Relations is highly desirable.

48.) Marketing and Communications Manager, United Blood Services, Scottsdale, AZ

Are you a talented marketing professional who would like to give back to the community? United Blood Services has an opening for a Marketing and Communications Manager in our Scottsdale, AZ location.

This key position develops, manages and executes marketing, advertising, and promotional materials to support blood donor recruitment and retention objectives. You and your team of four subordinates will be responsible for producing informational material for the communications media and building relationships with community and business organizations.

Expertise in staff development and mentoring is a must. We are looking for a creative leader who can challenge and guide staff in a fast paced environment.

Our marketing and communications manager designs and implements special events or themed blood drives, including booths, collateral, sponsorships and presentations (We give away a car each year, work with local high schools, and have partnerships with AZ sports teams!)

In more formal terms, these events promote awareness and the stress the importance of the UBS role in the community.

Other responsibilities may include:

Building and maintaining vendor relationships.

Prioritizing and meeting aggressive deadlines without sacrificing quality

Completing projects independently, overcoming obstacles along the way

Isn’t it time you found a career with meaning? Apply today and join United Blood Services as we continue to save lives!


Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Business, Communications or related field and at least three years of relevant experience required.

Equivalent combination of experience and training may substitute for educational requirement.

Experience with blood bank donor marketing a plus.

Exceptional written, oral and visual presentation skills. Must be comfortable on camera.

PowerPoint, Word and Excel expertise required, with Adobe, Photoshop, Flash and basic HTML skills desirable

Experience in data mining/market segmentation preferred

Two years supervisory experience required.

Please submit resume Ref #210-1001-2007-2129 to or FAX 480-675-5448 or mail to: P. Dewitt, 6220 E. Oak St. , Scottsdale, AZ 85257 alternative email:

SALARY – commensurate with experience

49.) Marketing and Communications Manager, W. P. Carey School of Business -Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

The W. P. Carey MBA program in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University – Tempe Campus, seeks an individual to be part of a team charged with promoting educational excellence obtained from the W. P. Carey MBA program. Reporting to the associate dean of the W. P. Carey MBA, this individual would manage marketing and communications projects through analysis, planning, creation and implementation; use MBA strategic branding and identity standards to develop and maintain a strong positive image driving applicants and employers to the W. P. Carey MBA. Responsibilities would include writing, editing and the production of electronic and hard copy outreach vehicles; assisting with the creation of marketing communications materials and collateral pieces including web content; oversee outside vendors and production of ongoing communications projects; and represents the MBA program through presentations.

Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or closely related field and five years of experience in a public relations/marketing role; or, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired qualification include demonstrated experience in project management; editor and copy writer experience including writing for print and electronic mediums and using the Internet to comprehensively research in related areas; evidence of strong organizational skills and attention to detail; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships; demonstrated knowledge and experience with CRM databases.

Salary — DOE.

Submit application and resume to Arizona State University Human Resources Office at — select 'jobs @ ASU' tab. The Job ID # is 12633. Application deadline is October 29, 2007.

50.) Graphic Designer, The Apothecary Shops Specialty Pharmacy, Scottsdale, AZ

The Apothecary Shops Specialty Pharmacy is looking for a full-time graphic designer to start immediately. This position will be responsible for designing and branding all internal and external collateral pieces for the company.

A BA in Graphic Design is preferred plus 3-5 years experience.

Position works Mon.-Fri. in Scottsdale , 40 hrs. per week. Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits include: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision plan, 401K, holidays and vacation.

Job requirements:

-Advanced proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver in a Macintosh environment.

-Ability to take a project from creative brief to design concept.

-Experience in custom website design required.

-Ability to remain highly organized.

-Strong written and verbal communication skills.

-Highly detail-oriented.

-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

-Working understanding of the print process preferred.

Please e-mail resume, salary requirements (required for consideration), and three print samples in PDF format to: j or fax to (480) 614-5484. Candidates who are interviewed will be required to show work portfolio.

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

51.) Regional Editor, Solution At Home

The regional editor is a core member of Solution At Home’s editorial group, reporting to the senior editor and working closely with the associate editors to produce local content and localize national features. As the editorial representative of the company at the local level, the regional editor is, in many ways, the face of the magazine and, as such, must also work cooperatively with the regional sales manager and sales team.


The ideal candidate should have 4+ years of independent writing and editing experience plus a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed multiple and back-to-back weekly deadlines, to thoroughly research stories and topics and to handle multiple tasks in an organized manner. A commitment to professionalism and editorial integrity is a requirement and the ability to brainstorm effectively with strong-willed editorial collaborators is a major plus. This role requires diplomacy, both with the public and with sales reps, and an ability to explain editorial policies while educating others of deadlines, procedures and protocols in order to achieve both editorial and advertising goals.

Primary work activities include:

• scouting local homes to develop a roster of homes to be photographed for SAH’s monthly “home features”

• writing these features, overseeing and participating in the photo shoots and developing relationships with freelance photographers who will produce the images

• generating topics and content for local departments such as gardening and food columns

• coordinating the submission of content for such columns and editing submissions when freelancers & columnists are used

• conducting interviews with appropriate experts to “localize” national features with the addition of regional quotes & insights

• networking with members of the interior design, architecture, remodeling and construction communities to develop new leads for home features and stay abreast of industry trends and topics

• gathering high-resolution artwork for stories and advertorial projects

• developing a list of resources for national features, working in tandem with sales manager to identify appropriate sources

• meeting and exceeding editorial deadlines for localized features, local departments and all other editorial content

• compiling info/art and writing a monthly calendar of events

• proofreading final layouts and assisting the national editorial team as needed

• serving as editorial representative to the local sales office and the public, maintaining diplomatic, team-building behaviors at all times

• handling editorial administrative duties such as organizing and tracking photographer contracts, receiving and submitting invoices and facilitating appropriate editorial mail-outs

Candidates should apply by writing to

*** From Michael Sponhour:

Ned – please run this in your next newsletter. Thanks for all you do.

Michael Sponhour

52.) Public Relations Intern, South Carolina Budget and Control Board, Columbia, S.C.

The Budget and Control Board has an immediate opening for a public relations intern.

This position will serve as assistant to the Director of Public Affairs and will have the opportunity to work directly on a full range of public relations activities for South Carolina's central administrative agency.

Hours: 15 per week. Flexible as to how those hours are distributed during the week. This is a year-round position that is not tied to the academic calendar.

Pay: $12 per hour.


1. Write and distribute news releases.

2. Prepare content for internal newsletters and websites.

3. Manage submissions to the state government web portal.

4. Prepare PowerPoint presentations.

5. Maintain media contact lists.

6. Manage media coverage measurement database.

7. Help conceptualize and design effective communications programs.

8. Assist in measurement of internal communications effectiveness.

Requirements: The successful candidate will be a graduate student or upperclassman in the public relations track. You should have a strong commitment to a career in communications. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills with work samples that demonstrate experience preparing both news releases and feature articles. This person needs to be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and to complete assigned projects on time. The candidate should also be comfortable working in a traditional office setting and interacting with senior executives and elected officials. Web development, graphic design or video editing skills a plus.

Work Location: Wade Hampton Building , State House Capitol Complex, Columbia.

About the Budget and Control Board

The Budget and Control Board is the central administrative agency for South Carolina State Government. The Board manages the state's human resources, procurement, retirement, health and property insurance systems and assists the Governor and General Assembly in preparation of the annual state appropriations act. The Board has 1,200 employees and oversees approximately $28 billion in public funds.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and work samples to Michael Sponhour, Director of Public Affairs, South Carolina Budget and Control Board, Box 12444, Columbia, S.C. 29211. Application by email preferred.

*** From Jeff Eshelman:

Ned – could you please post this…

Here's a job opportunity for a staff editor with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) in Washington. IPAA represents the companies that drill 90 percent of the nation's oil and natural gas wells.

53.) Staff Editor Position, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Washington, D.C

Prominent energy trade association has immediate opening in its Communications Department for a staff editor.

Major responsibilities will include writing, editing and proofreading articles, press releases, fact sheets and speeches; writing, editing and managing the production and distribution of newsletters and brochures.

A major focus of the position is developing, designing and producing brochures, flyers, weekly newsletter and executive presentations. Therefore, layout, graphic design and powerpoint experience is essential.

Other responsibilities include posting to the website, researching on the web and assisting the communications department in outreach to external and internal audiences.

Candidate must have 2-3 years experience in public relations or public affairs in a firm, company or trade association. Requires strong writing, editing and graphic design/layout skills, excellent communication skills along with proficiency in Microsoft Windows and/or Apple environment.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

Please mail, email or fax cover letter, resume with salary requirements and (1) writing and (1) design sample to:

Therese McCafferty

Independent Petroleum Association of America

1201 15th Street, N.W., Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20005

Fax: (202) 857-4799


*** From Chet Reisler:

Hi Ed,

I'm not sure if the following are relevant for your circulation–if so can you include? Thanks very much and have a great weekend.

Chet Reisler, SPHR CBP CCP GBA

Human Resources Manager

Porter Novelli

Direct Dial: 202-973-2948

Fax: 202-973-1392



1909 K Street N.W., Suite 400

Washington, DC 20006

54.) Director of Interactive Production, SVP Level, Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

Porter Novelli, a global public relations company, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Interactive Production for the Washington, DC office.


*Develop interactive services and strategies and oversee project management and production teams on the strategic and creative development of websites, online advertising, SEM/SEO, tracking and reporting, etc.

*Work collaboratively with traditional account management teams, Creative Directors, and Engineering teams to perform the following:

–Strategic Development and implementation management

–Ensure on-time, on budget and high-quality delivery of work

–Manage department staffing, primarily for the producer/project manager role

–Improve proposal writing, cost estimating and change order procedures, including project documents, development methodologies and tools such as OmniPlan, OmniGraffle and Basecamp

–Manage department P&L

–Escalate contact for mitigation of project issues such as budgeting concerns, timeline restrictions and scope of work changes


*Minimum 8-10 years advertising/pr/marketing experience

*Minimum 5 years interactive or technology experience

*Working knowledge of a broad range of technologies such as html, flash, and database programming

*Expertise in developing and optimizing SEM & SEO programs

*Understanding of site traffic analytics; Omniture experience a plus

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills

*Formal project management training and/or certifications a plus


*Your choice among four medical plans offered

*Your choice of two dental plans offered

*Vision Coverage

*Company-Paid Short Term Disability

*Company-Paid Long Term Disability


*Email your resume to (preferred)

*Mail your resume to Porter Novelli, Attn: Chet Reisler, 1909 K Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20006

*Fax your resume to 202-973-1392

Director of Experiential Design, SVP Level, Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

Porter Novelli, a global public relations company, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Experiential Design for the Washington, DC office.


*Responsible for the conception, design and execution of innovative visual products for integrated, cross channel initiatives including large websites, online advertising, digital marketing, direct marketing and/or casual gaming

*Responsible for directly managing staff art directors, freelance designers, and partner firms Porter Novelli teams with for specialties such as animation, 3-D modeling and Diagramming, or game development

*Assist the Interactive SVP in improving the technical and creative performance of staff within the group

*Work closely with your team members to create a range of concepts and designs for each project

*Partner with copywriters and creative directors to ensure the copy and voice supports the concept


*Minimum of 8 years of art direction experience and formal design training

*Exceptional conceptual and design skills

*Expert use of Photoshop and Illustrator are a must

*A combination of print and web experience is ideal

*Strong typographical, motion graphic and interaction design skills are required

*In-depth understanding of HTML/DHTML and capabilities of Web browsers is essential

*Experience with other interactive media such as CD-ROM or mobile devices is helpful

*Strong leadership skills


*Your choice among four medical plans offered

*Your choice of two dental plans offered

*Vision Coverage

*Company-Paid Short Term Disability

*Company-Paid Long Term Disability


*Email your resume to (preferred)

*Mail your resume to Porter Novelli, Attn: Chet Reisler, 1909 K Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20006

*Fax your resume to 202-973-1392


Porter Novelli, a global public relations company, has an immediate opening for a full-time Technical Support Specialist for the Washington, DC office.


*Helpdesk & Technical Support (computers, phones, A/V, Equitrac, copiers, printers, and all technical equipment)

*Respond to requests communicated to the Helpdesk. This includes contacting the user to promptly and accurately report the status of the situation and assuming ownership of issues to ensure satisfactory closure and follow through.

*Provide software, hardware, and networking support to end users for all PN standards.

*Conduct workstation setups, software/hardware installations/upgrades and maintenance/repair of computers and peripherals within company guidelines.

*Manage PN Standard PC & Macs images and conduct workstation setup and software/hardware installations.

*Setup “Pool” laptops for users as requested.

*Administer and assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Washington DC LAN infrastructure and Data Center, performing maintenance and administration of all Windows and OSX servers, switches, routers and all other equipment pertaining to the local office infrastructure.

*Schedule, monitor, maintain and test backup and restoration of data files

*Monitor and maintain appropriate anti-virus and patch management systems as determined by Corporate IT to mitigate potential disruptions to business continuity

*Maintain remote access accounts. Help users on the road troubleshoot remote access problems.

*Troubleshoot and maintain phone system (Service, Moves, Adds, Changes)

*Develop and monitor preventative maintenance procedures on network printers.

*Troubleshoot problems and oversee maintenance of AV Equipment. Manage all AV upgrades. Train users on AV equipment as needed. Maintain detailed documentation on current AV environment.

*Provide after-hours support as necessary

*Assess the need and make recommendations for equipment/software purchases and upgrades, including user workstations & peripherals, office printers, AV equipment, phone equipment, and network services such as file servers, backup solutions, switches and hubs. Submit purchase orders for approval. Place orders with Omnicom preferred vendors.

*Track all assets using PN's corporate database (c.Support by GWI) making sure all equipment information is kept accurate and up-to-date

*Assist Corporate IT management with equipment lease expirations and equipment lease returns.

*Conduct new employee training. Maintain information packet/user manuals.

*Participate in local office staff meetings and keep local office apprised of technology.

*Manage relations with equipment repair vendors (computers, printers, copiers, etc.).

*Manage relations with phone system vendors (voice mail, hardware, local & long-distance services).

*Manage relations with Equitrac vendor.

*Manage relations with preferred vendors for purchases, etc.


*Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years experience in user support (hardware, software, and networking)

*Proficiency in setup and use of Win2000/XP, Mac OSX, MS Office Suite, Norton Antivirus, Symantec Ghost, Lotus Notes client, Microsoft Exchange client, dial-up networking & remote access, laptop configuration, network printing.

*Knowledge of Administration of Windows 2000/XP, Mac OSX, Arcserve Backup software, DHCP, TCP/IP, Remote Access.

*Proficiency in setup of PCs, MACs, Laser printers, Tape Drives, File Servers

*Knowledge of network protocols and concepts. Ability to configure workstations on a network and troubleshoot user/network problems.

*Proficiency in setup of AV presentation equipment and maintenance of printers.

*Exceptional customer service skills

*General knowledge of and experience in phone system administration


*Your choice among four medical plans offered

*Your choice of two dental plans offered

*Vision Coverage

*Company-Paid Short Term Disability

*Company-Paid Long Term Disability


*Email your resume to (preferred)

*Mail your resume to Porter Novelli, Attn: Meridith Brodeur, 1909 K Street NW, 4th Floor, Washington DC 20006

*Fax your resume to 202-973-1392

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

Recently reported incidents

03.10.2007: 0300 UTC: Conakry anchorage, Guinea.

Duty crew on an anchored bulk carrier, noticed two robbers stealing ship stores on the forecastle. Alarm raised and ships whistle sounded. The crew mustered and directed the ships search lights towards the robbers. The robbers escaped. Ships in the vicinity were informed. All calls to port authorities were futile.

07.10.2007: 0210 LT: 01:14.2N – 104:59.3E, Off Bintan islands, Indonesia.

Pirates in a small speedboat approached a bulk carrier underway. The master altered course to avoid the boat however, the boat continued to approach the ship. Alarm raised, ship whistle sounded and crew. Mustered seeing the alert crew the boat aborted the attempt and moved away. Singapore port control informed.

04.10.2007: 0640 UTC: 25:22N – 058:05E, Off Iran coast, Gulf of Oman.

Nine pirates armed with guns, wearing masks in three high-speed crafts approached a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm and crew mustered on ford and aft stations. Anti piracy, measures implemented. After around two hours of chasing the ship, the pirates aborted the attempt.

01.10.2007: 2230 LT: Callao anchorage no.1, Peru.

Duty crew spotted three robbers near the forecastle, on a general cargo ship at anchor. OOW raised the alarm. Ship's whistle sounded and crew rushed to forward. On seeing the crew, robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a waiting boat. Crew searched the area and found some ship stores missing.

30.09.2007: 0530 LT: 06:46.4S-039:20.9E, Dar es Salaam anchorage, Tanzania.

During routine anti piracy rounds, the aft duty AB discovered the forward AB tied up near the bunker station. He informed the duty officer who raised the alarm and mustered the crew. The crew noticed that two containers had been broken into and some ships stores missing. The released AB said that during his rounds on the main deck, two robbers armed with knives attacked him and tied him up. He said that he had noticed six robbers all wearing only shorts. Port Authorities informed.

29.09.2007: 1458 UTC: 13:52N – 050:35E, Gulf of Aden

A vessel underway, noticed on radar only an unlit suspicious craft at a distance of 7.2 nm. The master altered course and increased speed. The craft altered course to continue following the ship. The master alerted the crew, and took anti-piracy measures. Crew directed searchlights in the direction of the boat. At 1546 UTC craft altered course and stopped following the ship.

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster:



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*** Coffee Mug of the Day: International Finance Corporation – World Bank Group

*** Leatherman Juice C2 tool of the week: Boy’s Life (Thanks to Scott Daniels and Sherry Cole at Scouting magazine.)

*** T-Shirt of the day: Wichita Wild – Indoor Professional Football – 2007 Season 9-0! (Connie Eckard, ABC, IABC Fellow, saw them complete their undefeated season something like 63-12)

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