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JOTW 51-2007

17 December 2007

“A'ohe hana nui ka alu'ia.”

– Hawaiian proverb

(Translation: No task is too big when done together.)

“In my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.”

~ Mark Twain

This week’s JOTW newsletter is being sent to you from Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.

“The native language is soft and liquid and flexible and in every way efficient and satisfactory–till you get mad; then there you are; there isn't anything in it to swear with. Good judges all say it is the best Sunday language there is. But then all the other six days in the week it just hangs idle on your hands; it isn't any good for business and you can't work a telephone with it. Many a time the attention of the mssionaries has been called to this defect, and they are always promising they are going to fix it; but no, they go fooling along and fooling along and nothing is done.”

– Mark Twain

Welcome to the free Job of the Week e-mail networking newsletter for

professional communicators. JOTW is a cooperative service that relies on the contributions of its members, like you. We share job opportunities, news and information about the job market, as well as

swapping stories about life's peculiarities.

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Today marks the anniversary of the Wright Brothers first powered flight.

“There are no signposts in the sky to show a man has passed that way before. There are no channels marked. The flier breaks each second into uncharted seas.”

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

(North to the Orient, Ch. 1)

In this issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Strategic Communications, Congressional and Public Affairs Specialists, Gryphon Technologies LC, Washington, DC

2.) Senior PR Agency Executive (consumer marketing), large national PR firm, Los Angeles, CA

3.) PR AE, integrated communications agency, Baltimore, MD

4.) Senior Designer, integrated communications agency, Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC

5.) Account Manager, Lipman Hearne, Washington, DC

7.) Associate Director of Communications, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

8.) Media and Public Relations Manager, Landmine Survivors Network, Washington, D.C.

9.) Communications Director, Membership Director, Coalition for Residential Education, Silver Spring, Maryland

10.) Media Relations Manager, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC

11.) Exec. Producer/Assoc. Dir of News & Programming, KCBS-AM, CBS RADIO, San Francisco, CA

12.) Communications & Marketing Assistant, EngenderHealth, New York, New York

13.) Public Relations Specialist – DC, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC

14.) Web and E-Communications Assistant, Human Rights First, New York, New York

15.) Sales Associate; Partnerships & Alliances, WASHINGTON, DC CONVENTION AND TOURISM CORPORATION, Washington, DC

16.) Internship: Web Designer, Project Contact Africa, Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya

17.) Public Relations Account Manager – Healthcare, Alexandria, VA or Bethesda, MD

18.) Intern – Public Relations & Journalism, International Medical Corps, Washington, DC

19.) Manager, Marketing & Communications, US Airways, Phoenix, AZ

20.) UNV Communications Specialist, GPAR Saravane, Saravane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

21.) Marketing Campaign Manager, StackSafe, Vienna, Virginia

22.) Public Affairs Officer, Ecological Society of America, Washington, DC

23.) Graphic Designer, Entercom New England, Boston, Mass.

24.) Account Executive (Bilingual), Journal Broadcast Group – Wichita Operations, Wichita, KS

25.) PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE, Campbell Alliance, Raleigh, NC

26.) Assistant Superintendent of Communication, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD

27.) Director of Communications, Genocide Intervention Network, Washington, DC

28.) Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fleishman-Hillard, Washington D.C.

29.) Publishing Assistant – Reference Division, CQ Press, Washington DC

30.) Senior Marketing Analyst – E07097, Alstom US – Richmond, VA

31.) Public Relations Account Manager, Hanser & Associates, Des Moines, Iowa

32.) Director, Public Relations, Walker Marchant Group, Washington, D.C.

33.) Associate, Corporate Communications, Verenium Corporation, Cambridge, MA

34.) Senior Copy Writer, National Safety Council, Itasca, IL

35.) Communications and Media Relations Specialist, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

36.) Director of Alumni Web Communication, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

37.) Sr. Staff Consultant – Employee Communications, Verizon, Thousand Oaks, CA

38.) BLM Action Center Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society, Denver, CO

39.) Employee Communications Manager, HP Services: Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Company, San Jose, CA

40.) Director of Employee Communications, Fox Interactive Media, Beverly Hills, California

41.) Director/Sr. Director Employee Communications, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California

42.) Manager Marketing Communications, Visa, Inc., San Francisco, CA

43.) Integrated Communications Strategies Director, AARP, Washington, DC

44.) University Editor – Marketing and Communications, John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio

45.) Morning Show Anchor, WKYC-TV (NBC), Gannett, Cleveland, Ohio

46.) Deputy press secretary for the mayor of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

47.) Supplier Relations Coordinator, National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, VA

48.) Manager, International Programs, Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC

49) Director, Government Affairs, BAE Systems, Rosslyn, VA

50.) PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE, Nutrition 21, Purchase, NY

51.) SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, InterAction, Washington, DC

52.) Hang Gliding Instructor, Lumber River Hang Gliding, Lumberton, NC

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*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster

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*** One Paragraph Pitch:

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*** Special offer – December Only!

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*** What’s the polite thing to say when your helicopter crashes? “I apologize.”

*** Brilliant. This is very similar to what I do, which is to articulate the requirement for surface combatants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6h8i8wrajA&eurl=http://www.theospark.blogspo

*** Trip Report:

I ask my cab driver where he is from. He wants me to guess. I say, “West Africa.” He smiles, and nods. Then I say, “It would be too easy to guess Nigeria, so I will say ‘Ghana.’” I am right again. “Accra,” I say. In three guess, I have named my cab driver’s hometown. You try that in Washington, DC.

We talk about Africa and how the nations came to be after the colonial era and how most nations have had such despotic leaders. His native tongue is Twi, actually classified as a dialect, but most everyone speaks English, the national language, he says. He is Ashanti. His Christian name is Eric, but his Ghanan name is Kojo. His Daddy’s name is Kojo, too. His wife calls him Kojo. So, I will call him Kojo.

I check in at the wrong kiosk. I didn’t read the sign that discretely mentions that if you have bags to check to go over to the kiosks at the counter and use them. So I do that, and get my two claim checks on my bags which I then have to carry over to be placed in line for screening. I pretend to throw them at the guy, and he smiles. The other guy isn’t too happy as many people have huge carts full of bags and he’s yelling at them to leave the bags on the cart and bring them up close to the xray machine. Maybe he’ll have a better day. I have time for a cup of Starbucks. I have three Starbucks Cards, and have registered two. I couldn’t register the third because I couldn’t read the number. So I wonder if the number gets printed on the receipt. There is a reference number on the slip I get from Almaz.

At Phoenix I get another cup of coffee, this time from Abdrizak, but the “reference number” on my receipt isn’t the same, quashing that theory. I see several people traveling with dogs, large ones on leashes, and small carriers with dogs and cats. I reclassified on cat as a dog when the cat inside the carrier barked.

Many families are on vacation, traveling to the islands for the holidays. There is much changing of seats as families try to be seated together. The couple next to me are from Kansas City. The family in the two rows next to me fills six seats. Mom and dad in 11DEF with the baby, and three monsters behind them in 12DEF. As we take off, the boy in the second row says I want juice. Mom shouts back, No, water. The reply: “I want juice. I want juice. I want Juice. I want Juice. I want JUICE. I want JIUCE. I WANT JUICE! I WANT JUICE. (Then, the chant is accompanied by pounding on the tray table.) “JUICE. JUICE. JUICE!” Okay. You get the idea. The kids don’t stop screaming except for one surreal moment of silence for the entire six hour flight. The wife shouts at the husband in an animate one-way conversation for at least four of the six hours. I hardly hear the husband reply. He did startle me at one point when he loudly flattened his soda can with his boot. When we get off the plane in Lihue, the boy tells mom to hold his coat. “You do it. Take some responsibility for yourself.” This was the first correct parental response I’ve heard her make in seven hours. “No, I don’t want it.” So, he gives it to his father, who is otherwise occupied with getting all of their crap together and off the plane, and he takes it without comment.

Our 757 lands to an empty Lihue airport, but within minutes of touching down we are joined by an Aloha 737, a Hawaiian 717 and a GO CRJ. I collect my bags and take the shuttle to the National Car Rental lot. Kauai is overrun with poultry and I hear my first rooster before I get out of the rental car lot. The road is lined with pink hibiscus and white oleander. The drive into the Kauai Beach Resort is covered by Banyon trees. The surf is heavy on the windward side of Kauai. In fact it is blustery, with some rain. The tradewinds are constant here, so the prevailing winds are almost always ENE (060) at about 13 mplh. Right now they are 17 mph, gusting to 25. That doesn’t keep the faithful away from the free mai tais, and it doesn’t stop the couple from having their wedding photographs taken poolside. She’s wearing white.

The torches are lit and we have a little music and hula dancing. I can see and hear just fine from my room. By 6:15 p.m. it is dark. The wind is noisy, and the hotel creates somewhat of a wind tunnel effect, so even with the sliding glass doors shut I get a howling noise.

I go to church at Immaculate Conception. As a guest, I receive a shell lei. The choir consists of a singer, bass guitar, drummer (snare with brushes and a conga drum) and two ukuleles, both electric, one five string and one four string. They sound wonderful.

Mid-day snack: A cream puff at Tip Top Bakery.

http://mobiltravelguide.howstuffworks.com/tip-top-cafe-bakery-lihue-hi-restaurant.htm

Dinner: Hamura Saimin. I had the special, plus a barbecue beef.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60623-d493044/Lihue:Kauai:Hamura.Saimin.Stand.html

I was here yesterday, and going back this morning.

PMRF Barking Sands:

http://www.pmrf.navy.mil/support_systems.html

Here’s why:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/16/america/NA-GEN-US-Missile-Defense-Japan.php

You can se a picture taken from my window, and another photo of a pretty rainbow I captured while driving back from Kokee, at the prototype for my new website, http://yourverynextstep.wordpress.com/.

That is, if I figure out how to post photos. I did it one. Don’t know why I can’t do it again. The next issue of “Your Very Next Step” will come out this week. If you have not yet signed up, send a blank email to yourverynextstep-subscribe@topica.com.

*** Advice from Aristotle: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Communicators

This is an invitation to IABC/Washington's monthly professional development meeting with paid dinner and free parking.

For our first chapter meeting of 2008, one of the country’s most sought-after communication strategists and executive coaches, Dave Bartlett will offer his perspectives on crisis communications in a talk titled, “Advice From Aristotle: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Communicators.” Bartlett, an expert crisis manager with over 30 years experience on both sides of the camera as journalist and industry spokesperson, has said that IABC meeting attendees will learn how Aristotle’s communications principles can be applied to high stakes crisis management.

As Senior Vice President of Levick Strategic Communications, Hoover’s “Crisis Agency of the Year” for 2005, Bartlett has prepared Fortune 50 CEOs and other senior executives to face some of the nation’s toughest journalists and news organizations, including 60 Minutes, Nightline, 20/20, the BBC, and CNN. Major corporations entrust Bartlett with their most sensitive assignments.

He served as President of the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), the international professional association of electronic journalists. Bartlett’s career experience with media outlets includes the positions of Vice President of News and Programming for NBC Radio, Managing Editor for Metromedia Television News, Director of News and English Broadcasts for the Voice of America, and Director of Global New Services for the WorldSpace direct broadcast satellite system.

Interested? RSVP now!

IABC/Washington gratefully acknowledges Booz Allen Hamilton, Bates Creative Group and Pursuant, Inc., for their support.

JOIN & GO – Take a $50 trial membership in IABC/Washington and enjoy chapter benefits including member prices for this event.

WHEN

Thursday, January 10, 2008 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE

Tivoli Restaurant

1700 N. Moore Street

Metro-Rosslyn (Blue/Orange lines)

Arlington, VA 22209

Please respond:

http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?1Q,P1,43869D71-1E55-4378-9DDA-CD6DC5C40AD0

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*** Let's get to work:

*** From Scott Truver:

1.) Strategic Communications, Congressional and Public Affairs Specialists, Gryphon Technologies LC, Washington, DC

Gryphon Technologies (www.GryphonLC.com) is seeking PAO and

congressional liaison professionals with Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Joint DoD and Homeland Security public affairs/congressional experience to provide on-site contractor program outreach and advocacy to military and homeland security customers in the Washington, DC, National Capitol Region. Junior, mid-grade and senior positions are anticipated. The successful candidates will help create critical program awareness, understanding and conviction with key stakeholders within the

Armed Services, DoD and DHS, industry, public and the Congress, to U.S. and foreign audiences. For the senior positions, proven track records as strategic thinkers and communicators are required. Understanding of requirements and budget process is plus. Knowledge of and connections with key media contacts also a plus. Preference will be given to candidates with ABC or APR accreditation.

Gryphon, headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, is a dynamic company

committed to serving the national security interests of our country by combining cutting-edge technologies with imagination and dedication. One of the nation's fastest-growing defense firms, Gryphon specializes in engineering, logistics, information technologies and management services, as well as national security research, analysis and strategic communications support.

Please e-mail or fax your resume, referencing “PAO/CL,” to:

Human Resources

Gryphon Technologies, L.C.

6301 Ivy Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Phone: (240) 387-1000

Fax: (240) 387-1005

Email: recruiter@gryphonLC.com

Gryphon Technologies is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

*** From Neil Frank:

Ned–If you can post this, I'd be appreciative. I hope all goes well!-Neil

2.) Senior PR Agency Executive (consumer marketing), large national PR firm, Los Angeles, CA

Our client, the LA office of one of the large national PR firms, is looking for a heavyweight to work in its brand marketing practice. The position, which reports to one of the agency's brightest stars, carries a base salary of up to about $150,000. Must requirements are: solid consumer marketing and PR agency experience, high energy, and demonstrated creativity. We'd be pleased to hear from interested and qualified candidates, by e-mail only. The address is neilnick@aol.com.

Neil Frank

Neil Frank & Company

www.neilfrank.com

310-543-1611

*** From Steve Boyle:

Hi Ned,

Thanks again for your outstanding listserv. My clients are continually impressed when they see my ads on JOTW, and the quality of the candidates I speak to via JOTW far exceeds any job board.

Please include the following posts in next weeks email:

3.) PR AE, integrated communications agency, Baltimore, MD

My client is an integrated communications agency located in Baltimore, MD. The agency seeks an experienced public relations account executive to manage multiple agency accounts in the professional services arena. Responsibilities will include media relations, the creation of press release materials, and news materials. An extremely proactive approach is required.

This individual will have a great deal of client contact, and experience in an agency setting is preferred. Clients served will be primarily professional services organizations. The qualified candidate will have an established network of media contacts with whom he/she can create coverage for client organizations.

Requirements:

-Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, English or a related field

-3-5 years of experience, preferably in an agency environment

-Outstanding writing skills

-Strong media relations skills

4.) Senior Designer, integrated communications agency, Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC

The senior designer will be responsible for taking print and interactive design projects from concept to completion. Materials created will be used in corporate collateral, advertising and multimedia projects.

The individual in this role will report to an art director, and manage a very small team of designers. This role is extremely hands-on, and will interact quite heavily with the agency's client base. The agency provides a highly dynamic environment, and the opportunity to work on a variety of diverse projects. Position report to either Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC office.

Requirements:

-Minimum 5 years' design experience with a bachelor's degree in a related field.

-MA Preferred

-Agency experience highly preferred

-Demonstrated experience with all major design software

Thanks a lot!

-Steve

Steve Boyle

Recruiter

Stephen James Associates

“Investment Quality Recruitment”

1954 Greenspring Drive, Suite 503

Timonium, MD 21093

410-616-1043

www.stephenjames.com

*** From Patrick R. Riccards:

Ned — Lipman Hearne is looking for an account manager for its growing public affairs practice. Could you please post the following to your next JOTW newsletter?

Patrick R. Riccards

Senior Vice President and Practice Director (and IABC Research Foundation Trustee)

Lipman Hearne

1899 L St., NW Suite 850

Washington, DC 20036

P: 202-457-8100

E: priccards@lipmanhearne.com

5.) Account Manager, Lipman Hearne, Washington, DC

Lipman Hearne seeks an account manager with at least five years of professional experience. The ideal candidate will bring experience managing small or mid-size clients, strong writing and analytical skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects and “keep the trains running.” Knowledge of K-12 and higher education policy issues a plus.

LHI is looking for a self-starter who can manage and analyze research, writing, media relations, marketing, and public relations activities. Work focuses primarily on advocacy, social marketing, and public affairs efforts for policy organizations, NGOs, foundations and philanthropies.

Lipman Hearne’s DC office has experienced significant growth in the past few years, and this position with play a critical role in our continued expansion. LHI offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a strong benefits package, and a terrific work environment.

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: priccards@lipmanhearne.com.

7.) Associate Director of Communications, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/gfn_sub.php?content=jobs#CommDir

*** From Carla Tufano:

Please forward this job description to the people on your Network. Thank you!

Carla Tufano

Director of Human Resources

Landmine Survivors Network

8.) Media and Public Relations Manager, Landmine Survivors Network, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Media and Public Relations Manager is responsible for promoting Survivor Corps’ image and brand, and furthering SC’s mission, through strategic communications activities. Working closely with program and development staff. The Media and Public Relations Manager serves as SC’s principal media contact and maintaining regular communications with reporters and editorial staff. The Media and Public Relations Manager also helps to manage content for SC’s web sites, newsletter and donor communications.

The Media and Public Relations Manager is supervised by the Director of Development and supervises no staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Creates and managers comprehensive media and public relations strategies that promote this mission of Survivor Corps and lay the groundwork for successful fundraising.

2. Develops and implements strategies to secure national, regional, and local news coverage for SC’s activities and mission.

3. Identifies press opportunities, drafts press releases, op-eds, and pitches and places stories under intense deadline pressure.

4. Maintains media contact lists and contact histories and maintains regular contact and strong relationships with targeted reporters.

5. Works with SC’s Development/Communications team and external consultants to determine and implement best messages and tactics to support SC’s fundraising platforms and corporate partnerships.

6. Builds and maintains media relationships with regional, local, and national news contacts, conducts outreach and responds to national and local media.

7. Develops story ideas and identifies which reporters to publish pieces.

8. Directs the production and distribution of press materials including press releases, press kits, and fact sheets.

9. Works with creative team to develop organizational strategic materials as necessary.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum four to six years of experience in public relations or related field.

2. Wide range of media experience (print, electronic, TV and radio) in corporate, non-profit or political/campaign communications.

3. Program management experience preferred.

4. Excellent writing, editing and computer skills a must.

5. Experience with interacting with the media, preferable at the national level.

6. Existing national consumer media contacts a plus.

7. Demonstrated communications strategy and planning ability.

8. Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, be detailed oriented and work under pressure are essential.

CONTACT:

Attention: HR/PR

Landmine Survivors Network

2100 M Street, NW Suite 302

Washington, DC 20037

employment@landminesurvivors.org

No phone calls, please. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

9.) Communications Director, Membership Director, Coalition for Residential Education, Silver Spring, Maryland

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=196700015

*** From Shira Harrington:

Ed, please post on JOTW. Thanks

Shira Harrington

Sr. Recruiting Consultant

Positions Inc.

919 Eighteenth St. #230

Washington, DC 20006

202-659-9270 (ph)

202-659-9245 (fax)

sharrington@positionsincwdc.com

10.) Media Relations Manager, Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, DC

READY, SET, GO …GREEN!

Did you know that nuclear energy is the world's largest source of emission-free electricity and that nuclear power plants help to keep the air clean and preserve the Earth's climate? NEI (www.nei.org) is searching for an experienced media relations professional to promote the benefits of nuclear power through media relations in the Midwest and Northeastern regions of the US. As the world steps up awareness for environmental responsibility, media relations activities have picked up dramatically over the last year. Get ready to lace up your running shoes!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop and implement media outreach strategy, tactics and project planning that raise the visibility and enhance media coverage of nuclear energy issues for daily press in the Midwestern and Northeastern sections of the US.

• Serve as media spokesperson for daily press and proactively build relationships with less active media contacts.

• Promote NEI/industry representatives as key experts and spokespeople on nuclear energy issues for the news media and train/prep them for such appearances.

• Coordinate media efforts with member companies and industry organizations.

• Write news releases, talking points, cover letters to the news media, letters-to-the-editor, op-eds, etc.

• Attend, monitor and report on news conferences, congressional hearings and other events related to the nuclear industry

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelors degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related field

• Minimum seven (7) years experience in a media relations capacity, preferably with some work in a public affairs setting

• Congressional, regulatory or political communications experience very strongly preferred.

• Trade association experience desirable

• Background in energy will be given priority consideration.

• Must have worked in a fast-paced office, juggling multiple assignments.

• High energy, proactive personality with strong ability to proactively pitch to the media

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION:

Email resume, cover letter and at least 2 writing samples of a press releases and media clips to Shira Harrington, Sr. Recruiting Consultant, Positions Inc. at sharrington@positionsincwdc.com with subject line: “Media Relations Manager”. Note: only resumes and cover letters that are 100 percent free of typographical and formatting errors will be considered. Writing exercise will be administered during the interview process.

11.) Exec. Producer/Assoc. Dir of News & Programming, KCBS-AM, CBS RADIO, San Francisco, CA

Supervises the day-to-day production of news hours, the station's

website content, and the scheduling of all newsroom personnel.

Assists Director in all phases of the management of the News and

Programming Department, including: the supervision of news anchors,

editors, writers and production assistants; the planning for coverage of

scheduled and breaking news stories, special events, news series and

documentaries; hiring and training.

College degree with a minimum of five years experience in large or major market broadcast news. A thorough knowledge of broadcast, online news coverage, and operations. Experience in broadcast news management preferred.

http://jobsearch.cbsradio.careers.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=66230316&

AVSDM=2007%2D12%2D10+18%3A58%3A29&Logo=0&col=dltj&sort=dt&vw=b

12.) Communications & Marketing Assistant, EngenderHealth, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=197000005

*** From Kate Readyhough:

Dear Ned,

Can you please post this in your “Jobs of the Week”. Please let me know if you need additional information.

Kate Readyhough

Staff Recruiter

WilmerHale

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20006 USA

+1 202 663 6963 (f)

kathryn.readyhough@wilmerhale.com

13.) Public Relations Specialist – DC, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, 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 joinus@wilmerhale.com and specify “Public Relations Specialist – Requisition #200587” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

14.) Web and E-Communications Assistant, Human Rights First, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=196900020

*** From Chere J. Sanders, PHR:

Could you please post the attached job opportunity on your jotw website? If there is additional information required, please let me know. Thanks.

Chere J. Sanders, PHR

Director Human Resources

Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation

901 -7th Street, NW 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20001

202-789-7035 office

202-448-8593 fax

chere.sanders@washington.org

15.) Sales Associate; Partnerships & Alliances, WASHINGTON, DC CONVENTION AND TOURISM CORPORATION, Washington, DC

The Membership Sales Associate is responsible for promoting the WCTC to potential members and developing and maintaining current WCTC members. This position is key to executing the revenue earning strategy of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include the following, but are not limited to)

Membership Recruitment through:

Prospect, Develop, and establish new member relationships.

Participating and prospecting at industry functions, answering incoming prospect calls, meeting with prospective members to explain benefits, and responding to requests for appropriate information.

Complete daily/weekly log tracking new members, leads, and events.

Cold-calling from leads discovered through industry publications, internal and other external referral means.

Aid in planning and implementing of all Membership events & activities established for members

Membership Retention by:

Attending all member services events.

Following-up on new members ensuring that their orientation to the WCTC is valuable.

Maintaining quality customer service for members and prospective members, responding promptly to requests.

Reviewing and recommending changes to membership fees, services and benefits.

Work in conjunction with Membership Advisory Panel to respond to partnership needs.

Meets goals and performance plan as established by the Partnerships and Alliances Manager and VP of Partnerships.

Experience, Competencies & Education

1. Minimum one – two (1-2) years progressive sales experience preferably in the non-profit environment.

2. Bachelor’s Degree (B.S./B.A.) from four-year college or university in management, sales, marketing or related field.

3. Ability to read, analyze, articulate and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures.

4. Excellent communication skills.

5. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

6. Willingness to work evenings and weekends; willingness to travel

8. Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office and destination management software systems required.

Accountabilities & Measures

Annual Membership Revenue of $1,600,000.00 per fiscal year.

Periodic performance evaluations gauging quantitative and qualitative performance against identified goals.

Americans with Disabilities Specifications

Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing most of the duties of this job, the employee may not be exposed to weather condition. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Contact:

Chere J. Sanders, PHR

Director Human Resources

Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation

901 -7th Street, NW 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20001

202-789-7035 office

202-448-8593 fax

chere.sanders@washington.org

16.) Internship: Web Designer, Project Contact Africa, Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-79TQ45

*** From Stephanie Danti:

17.) Public Relations Account Manager – Healthcare, Alexandria, VA or Bethesda, MD

O'Keeffe & Company, a technology public relations and marketing agency, seeks ambitious public relations professionals with healthcare IT experience. Candidates must possess excellent writing/editing, media relations, and project management skills as well as a fanatical attention to detail.

Responsibilities include:

• Recommend and implement initiatives that manage the target audience’s perception of the client

• Develop and cultivate relationships with the client and external audiences

• Oversee day-to-day client projects and/or events to ensure the quality of work meets client’s business objectives and provides value

• Oversee all aspects of major events for client

• Develop materials on complex issues (e.g., Q&A, speeches, collateral materials)

• Develop and place appropriate stories by and about the client in business and trade

• Partner with client to develop and complete communications plan

• Research, develop, and present new business proposals

• Write press releases, case studies, backgrounders, bios

• Solicit speaking and awards opportunities

Applicants must possess:

• BA or BS degree in a related field

• Minimum 7 years healthcare experience required

• Strong writing and editing skills

• Experience pitching media

• Proven ability to manage projects from start to completion

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a challenging, fast-paced environment

• Ability to work well in teams

• Positive attitude in deadline-oriented environment

Work with blue-chip clients in an intense, fast-paced, rapid-growth environment. O’Keeffe & Company has a supportive, collaborative, and non-political culture, as well as a strong commitment to professional development and career growth. We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a fun “work hard, play hard” atmosphere. For flexibility, we have two DC-area locations – Alexandria, VA and Bethesda, MD. Choose your commute. Learn more about us at www.okco.com. To apply, send resumes to hiring@okco.com with your name and HAM in the subject. No calls please.

18.) Intern – Public Relations & Journalism, International Medical Corps, Washington, DC

Closing Date – 20 Dec 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-79MRE7

19.) Manager, Marketing & Communications, US Airways, Phoenix, AZ

Manages a team responsible for all online marketing, communication and advertising activities including web site, e-mail, online banner advertising and keywords. The team is also responsible for the development of annual and project-based marketing plans that support the US Airways, Dividend Miles and US Airways Vacations brands.

• Develops and executes marketing plans to support airline, US Airways Vacations and Dividend Miles products, services and partners – channels include online, e-mail, direct mail, in-flight video and magazine

• Manages the e-mail marketing campaigns for the airline, Dividend Miles and US Airways Vacations

• Writes online and e-mail marketing content to support the airline, Dividend Miles and US Airways

• Works with ad agency to develop and execute print advertising strategies

• Negotiates and reviews online banner advertising and keyword buy agreements (rates, placements, parameters, etc).

• Analyzes and reports on e-mail, online and banner advertising campaign statistics and revenues

• Works with US Airways Vacations and Dividend Miles partner and product mangers to ensure that all products, offers, services and partnerships are accurately represented on the web site and in print communications

• Works closely with other Consumer Marketing staff to identify opportunities to promote products and services across multiple channels

• Works with Corporate Communications department to promote all airline products through editorial and PR channels

• Responsible for developing and consistently executing the US Airways, Dividend Miles and US Airways Vacations brands

• Works closely with the Manager of Marketing, Branding and Promotions to ensure a consistent brand execution, common voice and messaging between online and offline channels

• Develops and maintains standards for company’s brand voice

• Works closely with the other members of the Consumer Marketing management team to present consistent management expectations for all employees in the department•

. Responsible for effectively motivating and developing all employees within the department

Requirements:

Undergraduate degree in Marketing or related field required, MBA preferred

5 to 7 years experience in advertising, brand management and promotions in online and offline channels including web site, e-mail, online advertising, keywords, print, radio, television and outdoor

5 to 7 years experience in executing integrated marketing campaigns including knowledge of campaign best practices and creative design stands

Minimum 3 years copywriting experience

Minimum 3 years experience in the development of marketing and advertising plans

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Extremely well organized with the ability to perform under tight deadlines

Airline/travel industry and advertising agency experience preferred

https://applications.usairways.com/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?akRegionCode=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY_PAGE&akRegionApplicationId=800&OASF=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAHP=IRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL&transactionid=1547442662&retainAM=N&addBreadCrumb=RP&p_svid=6260&p_spid=5934&oapc=6

20.) UNV Communications Specialist, GPAR Saravane, Saravane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-79L52Z

*** From Piper Conrad:

Ned-

Could you please post the following opening to your next JOTW? Thanks!

21.) Marketing Campaign Manager, StackSafe, Vienna, Virginia

StackSafe has developed a patent-pending software platform to meet an immediate need within the IT Operations market for pre-production staging and testing solutions. We are currently looking for a Marketing Campaign Manager. This person will be responsible for the execution of integrated demand generation marketing campaigns, including online marketing efforts, events, and other lead generation programs. The ideal candidate will leverage multi-channel marketing experience, to manage search engine marketing (SEM) tactics, direct email/mail efforts, third party syndication, webinars, blogs, and live/virtual events. The candidate should have experience working with marketing automation and CRM tools to track and nurture leads already acquired. The candidate will also contribute to event planning and management efforts.

Required Skills and Attributes:

• 5 years online B2B marketing experience

• Experience with Eloqua or other e-marketing automation tool

• Google PPC tools, Yahoo PPC tools, Keyword optimization tools

• Ad tracking systems, lead form optimization

• Netsuite lead management (or strong experience in other tier-1 CRM such as Salesforce.com)

• Experience writing online copy and working with a design team to develop email creative and landing pages

• Independent thinker, creative problem solver with little to no supervision

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high growth, and high-pressure environment.

• Attention to detail with exceptional project management and organizational skills

Preferred Skills:

• Experience linking “live” events and Webinars with automated lead generation efforts

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Marketing Communications, or other related field

We offer a competitive salary and bonus program, full benefits, a 401(k) plan, stock options and free lunch every Thursday.

Please include a cover letter indicating those skills which map to the requirements of the position. Please include salary history (for current and previous job). No third-party agencies. No relocation package offered. Send submissions to careers2007@stacksafe.com

*** From Mark Oswell:

22.) Public Affairs Officer, Ecological Society of America, Washington, DC

Description: The Ecological Society of America, the nation’s premier organization of 10,000 ecological scientists, seeks to fill the position of Public Affairs Officer to serve as media liaison. Responsibilities include: preparing and distributing press releases on the Society’s journals, annual meeting, and other activities of the Society; designing and preparing ESA’s Annual Report; managing the press room during the annual meeting; and maintaining a media database.

An undergraduate degree is required and training in science is helpful. The ideal candidate will bring at least two years prior experience and the ability to understand and communicate scientific information. Candidate must be flexible self-starter with ability to juggle multiple projects. Knowledge of scientific organizations and computer skills—including the ability to design visually appealing documents—are a plus. Excellent judgment, interpersonal, and communications skills are critical to this position.

The Public Affairs Officer works out of the Society’s Washington, DC Headquarters Office. The salary for this full-time position is in the mid $30s. ESA is an EOE and offers excellent employee benefits.

To apply, email or mail cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to the attention of ESA Director of Public Affairs (Resumes@esa.org); 1707 H Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006. This position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

23.) Graphic Designer, Entercom New England, Boston, Mass.

Entercom New England is looking for a talented, take-charge Graphic Designer who is a creative, strategic thinker with strong graphic design skills. You must be organized and able to juggle multiple assignments on tight deadlines. All while maintaining a high level of creativity and detail. Excellent skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat are a must. Web knowledge, Videography, Flash and Fireworks a plus.

Experience:

Candidates must have 2 years graphic design experience and a degree in visual communications, graphic design, or related field to be considered for this position.

Must understand current Music Culture, Sports, and Lifestyle imaging

Be proficient in Adobe illustrator and Photoshop CS2Excellent computer knowledge on the PC platform

Strong work ethics

Ability to work independently and meet demanding deadlines

Responsibilities include:

Brainstorming, conceptual and strategic thinking

Communication with marketing and digital teams and on all projects helping to define project parameters

Overall look of work from initial design through tight layout

Candidates must provide 3 examples of work including Web and Print Ads

Please forward your resume and examples of work to hrboston@entercom.com ENTERCOM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

http://www.entercom.com/careers.php?marketid=1

24.) Account Executive (Bilingual), Journal Broadcast Group – Wichita Operations, Wichita, KS

http://www.nationjob.com/job/jobg11

*** From Mike Klein:

25.) PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE, Campbell Alliance, Raleigh, NC

The firm is recruiting for a Public Relations Associate. This

individual will help to build and reinforce Campbell Alliance's

position as a key thought leader in the pharmaceutical and biotech

industries. This person will help manage the public and media

relations activities of several of Campbell Alliance's practice

areas, as well as coordinate special public and media relations

programs at the corporate level.

The Public Relations Associate will work closely with Campbell

Alliance's Director of Public and Media Relations. Job

responsibilities will include the following:

§ Execute public/media relations strategies for several of

Campbell Alliance's practice areas.

§ Help develop and maintain relationships with key business

and industry reporters.

§ Gain favorable media coverage of Campbell Alliance by

developing and distributing compelling press releases and story

pitches.

§ Help manage media requests for interviews with members of

Campbell Alliance's consulting teams.

§ Help consulting team members research, write, and submit

articles for publication in targeted industry journals.

§ Manage the logistics and lead development of materials for

company speaking engagements at key industry conferences (some

travel may be required in North America and in Europe).

§ Help develop and maintain relationships with local

industry organizations and networking groups in specifically

targeted pharmaceutical and biotech “hot spots” throughout the US.

§ Provide support as needed in managing the firm's public

and media relations infrastructure.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience

working in one or more of the following:

Public relations or marketing agency

Public relations or marketing department of a corporation

(preferably pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or healthcare-related)

Newspaper, magazine, or trade journal

Excellent writing skills, as well as knowledge of public relations

and the media, are essential. Familiarity with the pharmaceutical

industry is strongly preferred. Candidates must possess a

bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Journalism, or a

related field, with a concentration in Public Relations preferred.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume to jobs@campbellalliance.com.

IMPORTANT: To be considered, you must also complete Campbell

Alliance's candidate questionnaire, listed on the “Careers” page of

the company Web site at www.campbellalliance.com.

Campbell Alliance

8045 Arco Corporate Drive

Suite 500

Raleigh, NC 27617

26.) Assistant Superintendent of Communication, Howard County Public School System, Ellicott City, MD

http://www.nationjob.com/job/hcps120/pj/1254364

*** From Karin Rindal:

27.) Director of Communications, Genocide Intervention Network, Washington, DC

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=196500033

28.) Vice President, Corporate Communications, Fleishman-Hillard, Washington D.C.

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=63408370

*** From Alix Vance:

Dear Ned,

We are looking for a publishing assistant in the Reference Division at CQ Press, which is the books division of Congressional Quarterly Inc. Would you mind posting on JOTW?

29.) Publishing Assistant – Reference Division, CQ Press, Washington DC

The Reference division of CQ Press, the leading publisher of print and online reference materials about government, politics, world affairs, and current events, is seeking a publishing assistant, reporting to the director and located in CQ Press’ Washington DC office, near the Dupont Circle Metro.

This position provides an opportunity to work closely with the director of the Reference division and provides exposure to numerous aspects of the print and online academic publishing business. While many responsibilities of this position will be administrative, the role will also involve extensive interaction with editorial, acquisitions, sales, marketing, and customer service staffs within CQ Press. The ideal candidate will be attentive to detail, have an excellent command of written and spoken language, be adept with numbers, and be comfortable using MS Office — Excel and PPT in particular. There may also opportunities in this position to learn about strategic planning, day-to-day business operations, and budgeting, via tasks assigned by the director.

Ability to problem-solve and work independently a must. This position is a contract position and can be either P/T or F/T. If a full-time position, additional responsibilities may be incorporated.

CQ Press is a mission-driven, independent, commercial publisher intent on expanding political information literacy through our award-winning, nonpartisan publications. We enjoy a collegial, creative workplace focused on editorial excellence and customer satisfaction. Send resume with letter highlighting accomplishments, financial requirements, and desired weekly hours to avance@cqpress.com. CQ Press, located in Washington, DC, is a division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc. and an affiliate of The St. Petersburg Times, one of America’s leading independent media companies. Visit our Web site at www.cqpress.com.

*** From Bruce Carney:

Can you pass this one around? Thanks!

– Bruce Carney

30.) Senior Marketing Analyst – E07097, Alstom US – Richmond, VA

Basic Job Description:

Provides information, data and analysis regarding Power Generation market trends, customers, technology, competition and regulations to support strategic decisions in the global sales group. Provides research and analysis, plans and manages various research projects as assigned. Position will report to the Director, Marketing and work closely with senior management to provide consultation on the implications and application of findings.

Typical duties and responsibilities for marketing may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Research and analyze data to identify market trends and issues impacting the Power Generation market

Obtain information on requirements, attitudes, and effects of current and potential regulations that may impact marketing strategy

Provide support and recommendations for campaign strategy and related communications

Maintain a competitor database that provides, rapid and up-to-date information for short and long-term planning.

Develop competitor analysis containing key activity and statistics

Perform other duties such as conducting surveys, analysis of market research questionnaires

Typical qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field

Up to 5 years general marketing/sales experience and at least 5 years in the Power Generation Industry preferred

Solid understanding and network in the power generation industry

Autonomous, rigorous, analytical, curious and creative

Team player with ability to work on multi-functional teams

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work globally

Strong knowledge of Excel and Power Point

Requires an understanding of marketing practices and related Company policies

Requires interface with both internal and external groups, ability to solicit and provide information

http://jobview.monster.com/getjob.asp?JobID=60353652

*** From Ryan Hanser:

31.) Public Relations Account Manager, Hanser & Associates, Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines-based Hanser & Associates is a national public relations

firm, Iowa's leading PR firm and has been named “Best Public Relations Firm” in Central Iowa for seven consecutive years.

We're looking for PR professionals with skills and experience to serve our high-profile international, national and local clients. Ideal candidates are comfortable working collaboratively and contributing ideas within a creative team.

Public Relations Account Manager requires at least five years of

experience in a public relations firm, corporate business or non-profit environment; PR firm experience preferred. Experience should include PR program planning and implementation. Product launch/corporate marketing experience in the consumer, travel, healthcare, technology, energy or financial industries a plus. Strong client service, strategic thinking, supervisory and writing skills required. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Position oversees assigned client(s) campaigns/projects, manages other staff members serving those clients, and provides direct client service as needed. Four-year degree in related field required. APR desired. We look forward to hearing from you

soon.

Email your cover letter and resume to Bonnie Hanser bhanser@hanser.com.

Visit www.hanser.com for more info.

*** From Almina Khorakiwala:

Hi Ned,

Hope all is well. Would you mind posting this?

32.) Director, Public Relations, Walker Marchant Group, Washington, D.C.

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

Superior Communications Partners:

Strategic, Smart, Rapid and Targeted

The Director is responsible for developing high level strategic public relations plans and client programs; execute from those plans, and generate measurable results. He/she will have solid media relations experience, excellent writing and verbal skills, as well as be a team player who is deadline oriented and able to operate in a fast paced environment.

The Director develops and manages accounts independently. He/she provides strategic counsel on accounts and is responsible for maintaining and growing existing accounts. The Director provides proactive leadership to accounts, staff and clients. He/she should have 5 – 8 years of public relations experience with a minimum of 3 years agency experience.

Candidates interested in applying should send a cover letter and resume to eric@walkermarchant.com. Please put DIRECTOR in the subject line. No phone calls please.

The Walker Marchant Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Almina Khorakiwala

The Walker Marchant Group

1050 17th Street, NW

Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20036

202.466.6040 main

202.466.6030 fax

202.355.8749 mobile

*** From Christine Santeusanio:

Hi Ned,

Would you mind posting this opportunity to the Job of the Week?

thanks,

Christine Santeusanio

Chaloner Associates

Executive Recruiters

Public Relations, Marketing and Communications

www.chaloner.com

617-451-5170

33.) Associate, Corporate Communications, Verenium Corporation, Cambridge, MA

Chaloner Associates is partnering with Verenium Corporation (NASDAQ: VRNM), a Cambridge, MA-based public company in the industrial biotechnology space, on a search for an Associate in Corporate Communications. Verenium is a leading developer of biofuels derived from low-cost, abundant biomass and the developer of specialty enzyme products, which will provide access to even broader biofuel opportunities.

Verenium was formed in June 2007 through the merger of Diversa Corporation, a global leader in enzyme technology, and Celunol Corporation, a leading developer of cellulosic ethanol process technologies and projects. This combination has produced the first public company with the integrated, end-to-end capabilities to make cellulosic biofuels a commercial reality. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.verenium.com.

Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Communications, this team member will be responsible for managing various tasks in a fast-paced, growth-company environment. This role is critical to the planning, implementation and management of a comprehensive, integrated corporate communications program, with a focus on investor and public relations, internal communications and corporate branding.

Responsibilities:

• Organize investor visits and events (analyst day, road shows, in-house visits, bus tours, etc.)

• Update and maintain corporate collateral, including website content, information kits, fact sheets, corporate presentation

• Coordinate and facilitate media interviews at multiple office sites

• Organize conference participation and webcasts, conference call logistics and issuing press releases

• Maintain corporate communications master calendar

• Update and maintain databases and lists

• Participate in development of investor presentations, press releases, scripts, Q&A documents, 10Ks, etc.

• Respond to investor requests in a timely manner

• Support shareholder intelligence efforts

• Monitor and distribute media clips/analyst reports

• Manage vendor relationships to ensure highest quality and efficiency

The role will require some travel for conferences and events.

We are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent organizational skills. Qualified candidates should have:

• Experience in biotechnology/life sciences (a must-have)

• 2-4 years IR/PR/corporate communications-related experience

• Bachelor’s degree in communications or business-related discipline

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially PowerPoint)

• Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and see tasks through to completion under tight deadlines

• Able to multi-task and handle requests quickly and efficiently

• Pro-active and self-motivated with a strong sense of accountability

Qualified and interested candidates should send their resumes to Scott White (scott@chaloner.com) or Tom Lutzy (tom@chaloner.com).

34.) Senior Copy Writer, National Safety Council, Itasca, IL

Requirements:

Five plus years experience writing with a solid Direct Marketing background and able to work in print, collateral, and internet/web. Two plus years experience in creative marketing environment. Writing background with good presentation and communication skills. 4-plus year college degree or equivalent work experience. Strong tactical skills and multi-tasking capabilities that fit comfortably in a congenial, team oriented environment. Leadership skills, dynamic and interactive communicator, influencer/motivator particularly with driving actions to resolve complex situations and projects to desired outcomes. Conceptual thinker with the ability to work through ambiguity and drive results. Strong written and presentation communication skills. Can work in both PC and Mac environments.

Responsibilities:

Develop project direction based on goals and target audience provided by clients. Work with senior writer, product creators, creative group and marketing teams to ensure the delivery of strong, concise, Council brand-focused marketing materials. Create project copy content in most or all of the following communication disciplines: direct mail, collateral, and print. Review, edit and approve final project content, including final proofreading. Mentor other writers to ensure that they also delving the brand experience and on target to the audience. Lead by example, mentoring, providing feedback and sharing insights with others. Foster a close-knit creative partnership with the Art Director, Senior Art Directors and freelancers to generate workable concepts and ideas. Identify new trends and is up to date with competitors’ materials and approaches.

National Safety Council

1121 Spring Lake Drive

Itasca, IL 60143

(Fax) 630-285-0243

http://www.nsc.org/news/nscjobs.htm

35.) Communications and Media Relations Specialist, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

http://www.iabchouston.com/en/jobs/search.asp

36.) Director of Alumni Web Communication, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Director of Alumni Web Communication/Alumni Relations is responsible for writing, developing, implementing and maintaining the University of Miami Alumni Associations web site and online efforts. Position #026306. A bachelor's degree is required with a minimum of three years experience in communications including demonstrated experience in writing for publication on deadline; demonstrated success in writing for online media and working knowledge of Web management and design concepts as evidenced by creation of Web site content of Web site special projects; proficiency with HTML, JavaScript and Dreamweaver; ability to work effectively and independently with internal and external constituencies; willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed. Ability to switch effortlessly between being self motivated and independent to being part of a collaborative, creative team. Salary: Competitive.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Position # 026306.

http://www6.miami.edu/alumni/umaa/jobs.htm

Please apply online and include links to previous work in cover letter and resume. To apply, please visit:

http://um.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=1097799

37.) Sr. Staff Consultant – Employee Communications, Verizon, Thousand Oaks, CA

https://www22.verizon.com/about/careers/openings/HJOBP000000002513377.html?sp=0

38.) BLM Action Center Communications Manager, The Wilderness Society, Denver, CO

Summary

The Wilderness Society, a national non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, seeks a highly creative and skilled communications professional to join its Public Lands Campaign based in Denver. The communications manager is a critical member of our Denver-based advocacy team that focused on protecting Western lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The communications manager will work close with Denver-based program staff and the Senior Communications Director based in Washington, DC.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has significant experience in advocacy, campaign, environment, and/or political communications work, outstanding strategic instincts, excellent writing skills, a proven track record of successful media relations and broader communications initiatives, and a love of challenge. Knowledge of legislative process/public affairs is helpful; experience with environmental, public lands and/or forestry issues is desirable. A strong interest in environmental issues is essential. A Bachelor’s degree in communications, political science or related field is required. The ability to lead initiatives, juggle competing priorities and work effectively within teams and coalitions is important.

The position is fast-paced and challenging, and offers a wealth of opportunity to increase and diversify skills and experience, exercise leadership and fuel creativity. Some travel is required.

Responsibilities

Lead and participate in development of regional communications strategies, message research and development, and campaign planning;

Work closely with local and regional partners and coalitions, often leading coalition communications and strategy efforts;

Develop new messengers, through outreach and training, to effectively deliver conservation messages from diverse constituencies;

Work to strategically leverage TWS resources, especially our original science and analysis;

Assist TWS staff with media outreach, and work to handle breaking news and develop future story concepts;

Craft a variety of messages and outreach materials including op-eds, press releases, brochures, and briefing packages for print and broadcast media;

Initiate and maintain excellent working relationships with key members of the media, including “new media” audiences;

Coordinate with TWS staff and outside consultants/vendors in support of assigned programs;

Manage budgets for applicable program communications efforts.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance and a pension plan. The Wilderness Society is an EOE and diversity is a core value.

This position is located in Denver, CO.

Submit résumé, cover letter, at least two writing samples, and references to:

Kelly White

Director, Human Resources

The Wilderness Society

1615 M St., NW

Washington D.C. 20036

http://www.wilderness.org/AboutUs/careers.cfm?TopLevel=Careers#blmacc

39.) Employee Communications Manager, HP Services: Hewlett Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Company, San Jose, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JOCMJ468UFP

40.) Director of Employee Communications, Fox Interactive Media, Beverly Hills, California

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=3590025

41.) Director/Sr. Director Employee Communications, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California

http://www.clinicaspace.com/job_view.aspx?JOB_ID=217393

42.) Manager Marketing Communications, Visa, Inc., San Francisco, CA

http://www.talentzoo.com/website/jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobId=68236

*** From Kim M. Tolbert:

Good Morning,

Please post the attached job ad in your Job of the week. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Kim M. Tolbert

Human Resources/AARP /People Strategy Group

601 E Street NW, Washington, DC

Phone 202-434-2798

Fax 202-434-2809

The Power to Make it Better

43.) Integrated Communications Strategies Director, AARP, Washington, DC

At AARP, we are involved with the daily lives of more Americans in more ways than you can imagine. We are talented, idea-driven professionals fulfilling our mission to enhance the experience of individuals of all ages.

AARP is seeking an Integrated Communications Strategies Director.

The IC Strategies Director is responsible for providing strategic counsel to IC clients throughout the association; developing and deploying strategically sound communications programs that involve multiple disciplines and channels and generate greater impact for the Association’s initiatives and activities, including Divided We Fail; and successfully positioning AARP with its key stakeholders and members. The Strategies Director reports to the Director of Communication Strategies and Outreach.

Qualifications

• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, (advanced degree preferred) in marketing communications/public relations or a related discipline and 8-10 years of experience in developing communications/public relations strategies for a variety of clients.

• Demonstrate a strong knowledge of organizational priorities, goals, and projects (especially Social Impact and Member Value).

• Possess strong client service orientation and account management skills.

• Demonstrate excellent understanding of, and ability to work within, organizational politics, networks, and a matrix management system.

• Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills (e.g. listening, negotiating, facilitating, managing conflict, flexibility, etc.).

• Possess excellent writing and oral communication skills.

INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD apply via our job site at http://www.aarpjobs.com/. This position is listed under Integrated Communications, job code EW2007473. To find out more about AARP, please visit http://www.aarp.org/. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values Diversity.

*** From Beth King, APR:

Hi, Captain,

I am passing this along to you because there are some job listings that might be appealing to JOTW readers. I hope all is well.

Happy Holidays!

Beth

Beth King, APR

Communications Manager

Society of Professional Journalists

44.) University Editor – Marketing and Communications, John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio

John Carroll University, University Heights, is searching for a University Editor. The individual in this job provides leadership and is a core member of the editorial group that manages all editorial facets for the division of University Advancement and as requested, for the greater John Carroll campus. This position requires a proactive professional with excellent writing and editing skills, in-depth production knowledge and the ability to deliver on time, within budget, with the highest possible standards of quality. A bachelor's degree with 10 to 15 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified is required. An advanced degree along with previous higher education experience is preferred. We are a Catholic and Jesuit University founded in 1886 with a culture of service and excellence.

The university provides an excellent benefit program, including tuition remission opportunities for you and your family. For more information on this position and to apply, visit us at www.jcu.edu.

45.) Morning Show Anchor, WKYC-TV (NBC), Gannett, Cleveland, Ohio

The Gannett owned, NBC affiliate in Cleveland, OH is looking for a Morning Show Anchor with the personality, experience and energy to connect with morning show viewers. Ideal candidate must be a team player, able to contribute ideas, content and strategy for the newscast.

Requirements include four-year college degree and three-five years anchoring experience in a medium to large market. Candidate must be solid reporter, with extensive live reporting skills, ability to produce and post content to the web and the desire to grow an audience and be a dominant market leader. Interviews will be by appointment only. No phone calls, please.

Resumes and audition tapes should be sent to: Janet Christopher, WKYC-TV Inc., 1333 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. Fax at (216) 344-3357 or send e-mail to jchristopher@wkyc.com.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

46.) Deputy press secretary for the mayor of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

The Office of the Mayor is looking for candidates interested in fulfilling this position. The deputy press secretary will report to the press secretary and assist with all media relations and communications initiatives. Qualifications of candidates must include a minimum of 4 years of media relations, public relations or communications experience, including working with media representatives, planning events, writing news releases, articles, etc. The candidate must also have a 4-year college degree in journalism, communications, English or related field, exceptional oral and written communications skills, work well under pressure and on tight deadlines, have proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and Internet and must be a resident of the citizen of Cleveland or move to the City of Cleveland within six months of employment. Knowledge of City of Cleveland and municipal government operations, marketing and public relations strategies and experience with Cleveland media is preferred as well. Job responsibilities include fielding media inquiries and respond promptly to requests for information; drafting, editing and distributing materials including news releases, media advisories, talking points, quotes and statements according to AP Stylebook standards, follow

and track media coverage for senior staff briefings; plan and execute media events; provide editorial consultation for department and division on creating media plans and materials (news releases, etc.) and provide administrative support for the Press Secretary as needed. Interested parties should forward a resume and writing samples to Maureen Harper, Chief of Communications, 601 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114 or mharper@city.cleveland.oh.us.

*** From Seva Raskin:

47.) Supplier Relations Coordinator, National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, VA

Job Objective:

■ Support the Supplier Relations Director and Manager and overall supplier relations team objectives.

■ Core responsibilities include support of advertising ad sales, events, production, research, database updates, member recruitment and retention (including international efforts) and other projects related to several mid to large tradeshows including registration. Position will oversee and manage the research and outreach to prospective members.

Specific Skills:

■ Strategically multitask in a fast paced environment and work collaboratively with various internal departments.

■ Committment to quality work and thorough follow-through. Very strong planning, proofing, grammar and spelling skills are necessary.

■ Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to provide top notch customer service to members.

■ Polished interpersonal and communications skills are necessary for written and personal communications with members.

Qualifications:

Candidate must have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree. Trade association experience a bonus but not necessary. Hands on knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and the Internet.

This role is for a proactive and enthusiastic individual with a service oriented attitude. Occasional travel to NACS conferences (approximately 4-5 times of week long travel per year). Competitive benefits include a metro subsidy, a 401K plan, excellent health and dental benefits, and much more. Office is located near King Street metro.

Founded August 14, 1961, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) is an international trade association representing more than 2,200 retail and 1,800 supplier company members. NACS member companies do business in nearly 40 countries around the world, with the majority of members based in the United States. The U.S. convenience store industry, with 140,655 stores across the U.S., posted $495.3 billion in total sales for 2005, with $344.2 billion in motor fuels sales.

NACS is an advocate for the convenience retailing industry providing industry information, knowledge and connections to ensure the competitive viability of our members' businesses

National Association of Convenience Stores- 1600 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

www.nacsonline.com.

Please send resumes, cover letter and salary requirements and any relevant references to: Seva Raskin, Director of Supplier Relations, sraskin@nacsonline.com

48.) Manager, International Programs, Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC

http://www.pac.org/pages/job_openings_/EEAZkAluulZQxYldyT.shtml

49) Director, Government Affairs, BAE Systems, Rosslyn, VA

http://www.pac.org/pages/job_openings_/EEAyuFpuluxgLRXfng.shtml

50.) PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATE, Nutrition 21, Purchase, NY

http://www.nutrition21.com/contact/search.aspx

*** From Nasserie Carew”

Hello Ned,

I would appreciate it if you would post this job on your JOTW. Is this the appropriate email to send it to?

Much Thanks,

Nasserie

Nasserie Carew

Director of Public Relations

InterAction

1400 16th Street, NW

Suite 210

Washington, DC 20036

(Phone) 202-667-8227 ext 561

www.interaction.org

51.) SENIOR PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, InterAction, Washington, DC

InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S. based international relief and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Public Relations Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Public Relations, this position will help oversee day-to-day media and PR activities, as well as be instrumental in the creation and execution of all communication initiatives. This person will interact with senior management to drive awareness of global poverty alleviation, and shape the reputation of InterAction and its members. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2008.

The core responsibilities include:

 Assist in implementing strategic plans and programs for InterAction communication initiatives to support organization’s vision, strategy and goals

 Contribute to an integrated communication function that successfully positions InterAction with internal and external stakeholders

 Partner with InterAction’s leadership team and members to manage strategic communications, public policy outreach, media relations and crisis/issues management

 Support the Director of Public Relations in the coordination of functions

within our Public Policy and Outreach team to enhance the reputation of InterAction

 Provide rapid response media support to InterAction member organizations

 Field media requests-sometimes on very tight deadlines-maintaining contact databases, organizing resources and assisting reporters

 Plan, write, edit and proof written materials including releases, alerts, e-mails and letters to media professionals

 Provide content and copy editing for InterAction’s flagship Magazine, Monday Developments

 Supervise Communication interns to monitor assigned media outlets on a daily basis and track news on international relief and development issues

Qualifications:

 Required: Strong verbal and written communication skills required, including copy editing

 Required: Demonstrated success in public and media relations

 Required: Minimum of 6-8 years experience in a similar media/public relations capacity

 Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher

 Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work under pressure

 Excellent relationship-building skills required

 Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines

 Demonstrated commitment to team work

 Knowledge of international relief and development issues preferred

 Excellent knowledge of word processing, database and spreadsheet programs

 Knowledge of media research vehicles (e.g. Lexis Nexis and Bacons)

Physical Requirements:

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Contact:

Please e-mail your resume and interest letter, including salary expectations (Required) to Nasserie Carew at ncarew@interaction.org

*** JOTW Alternative Selection:

52.) Hang Gliding Instructor, Lumber River Hang Gliding, Lumberton, NC

Lumber River Hang Gliding is currently seeking a hang gliding instructor. This is a full-time position. For information, call the shop during business hours. Lumber River Hang Gliding is open M-F from 8:00 to 4:00 and from 6:00 to 10:00 PM on Tuesdays. Weekends and other evenings are by appointment. We are located in historic downtown Lumberton, North Carolina, on Interstate-95, 17 miles from the South Carolina border.

Lumber River Hang Gliding

116 W. Fourth St.

Lumberton, NC 28358

(910) 618-9700

http://hometown.aol.com/lholmes230/prof/index.htm

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

07.12.2007: 0206 UTC: 06:14N – 003:22E, Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.

Two pirates, armed with guns and knives, boarded a bulk carrier drifting. The pirates tied up the aft watchmen. The forward watchman sighted the pirates, ran into the accommodation and locked all entrance doors. Duty officer informed, alarm raised and crew mustered. Pirates immediately jumped overboard and fled in the waiting wooden motor boat. The two watchmen had light injuries. Port control informed.

28.11.2007 late evening off Lagos, Africa.

In what appeared to be a military launch with twelve armed robbers dressed in military fatigues approached the tanker at anchor. Nine persons boarded the vessel and ordered the master to disembark into their launch. The master refused and escaped towards the accommodation. The robbers opened fire on the master. Luckily, the master escaped unhurt. While searching and looting the accommodation, the robbers took as hostage, the 2nd officer, one A/B and the cook. The three hostages were released after 90 minutes in exchange for cash and cigarettes. On 29.11.2007, the master received a phone call, threatening him that the robbers would attack again in the next port.

09.12.2007: 0430 LT: Posn 06:44S – 039:32E port of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Pirates boarded a container ship drifting. Pirates boarded unnoticed. They broke padlocks, removed container lashing bars and stole ship’s stores and cargo. On carrying out a search only footprints were noticed. Port control was informed.

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster:

UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION – FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ARMED ROBBERY

JASON DEREK BROWN

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/brown_jd.htm

*** Ball Cap of the Week: Hawaii Islanders

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands (I dropped it and broke it already)

*** Aloha shirt of the week: Reyne Spooner Mele Kalikimaka (I have these Christmas Aloha shirts I can’t wear during Christmastime back East and I’m not in Hawaii when it’s the appropriate time to wear them…except for this week. I brought three of these suckers!)

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