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JOTW 51-2007

24 December 2007

“No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.”

~Elbert Hubbard

After my grueling and quick business trip to Kauai and Oahu, this week’s JOTW newsletter is being sent to you from Auburndale, Massachusetts. We had to shovel the entrance to the driveway before we could get in, and there was so much ice in the gutters they came down with a crash yesterday.

“No vacation goes unpunished.”

~Karl Hakkarainen

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.

Ned Lundquist, ABC (lundquist989@cs.com).

To subscribe for free, send a blank e-mail to

JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.

JOTW has opportunities in all markets, for all levels of experience, and for all types of communications positions. Communicators, post your internship opportunities here. If you do not offer internships, now is the time to start. Educators, encourage your students to sign up (it should be required reading). They need to learn about what's out there in the real world, and they might as well start here. It doesn't get any more real than this.

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

In this issue:

1.) Public Relations Specialist, Golden Living, Washington, DC

2.) Communications Officer (Country Focus), UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

3.) Content Publisher / Editorial, MECLABS Group, Warren, RI / Jacksonville Beach, FL

4.) Manager, Corporate Communications, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA

5.) Senior Specialist, Strategic Communications, General Dynamics IT supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of CBP Air and Marine, Washington, DC

6.) Publications Co-ordinator, Glen Eira City Council Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

7.) Publishing – Editor, The Five Mile Press, Rowville, Victoria, Australia

8.) Executive Director of Marketing Communications, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS

9.) Senior Communications Specialist II, Academy for Educational Development (AED), Namibia

10.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Forest Service, Department Of Agriculture, Redding, CA

11.) Communications Manager, Life Sciences Discovery Fund, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

12.) Vice President Marketing & Sales, Food Processing Suppliers Association, McLean, VA.

13.) Executive Editor/Senior Writer, The Ford Foundation, New York, NY

14.) Publicist and Marketing Consultant(s), The Geological Society of Australia, location negotiable

15.) Senior Program Office, John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

16.) Senior Editor, CFO Publishing, Boston, MA

17.) Freelance Writer, Arends, Oak Brook, IL

18.) Associate Director, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Washington, DC

19.) TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR, Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, CHINA LAKE, CA

20.) Associate Marketing Manager, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., New York, NY

21.) Communications Director, Health Care Without Harm, Arlington, VA

22.) Communications Manager, Counterpart International, Arlington, VA, United States

23.) Director of Communications, Firelight Foundation, Santa Cruz, California

24.) Communications Intern, International Alert, Clapham, London, United Kingdom

25.) Strategic Communications Specialist, ARD, Inc., Pakistan

26.) Senior European PR Manager – Mac, Apple, London, UK

27.) Director, Marketing and Communications, International Medical Corps, Santa Monica, CA

28.) Video Trainer, Story Workshop, Blantyre, Malawi

29.) Public Affairs Officer, NRO, Chantilly, VA

30.) Marketing Manager (Corporate Headquarters), IBM, Armonk, NY

31.) WRITER/EDITOR Law (PA2PR), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

32.) SENIOR WRITER-EDITOR Board of Trustees and University Ceremonies (PA3PR), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

33.) Marketing Communications Manager, Varolii Corporation, Seattle, WA

34.) Director of Web Content, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

35.) Web Writer/Editor, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

36.) Director of Media Relations, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

37.) Director of Publications, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

38.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Omnicare Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA

39.) Manager of Development Communications, Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, PA

40.) Senior Manager, Science Communications, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA

41.) Director, Corporate Communications, AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE

42.) Senior Communications Specialist, Aqua America, Bryn Mawr, PA

43.) SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR, UCONN HEALTH CENTER, FARMINGTON, CT

44.) Senior Writer/Editor, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

45.) Program Communication Specialist, UNICEF, Balochistan, Pakistan

46.) Asst. Prof. of English (Communication), Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass.

47.) Team Photographer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, FL

48.) Responsable de Marketing, Acción contra el Hambre, Madrid, Spain

49.) Technical Writer/Editor III, Senior Writer/Editor, Bowhead, King George, VA

50.) Vice President for External Relations, Achievement First, New Haven, Connecticut

51.) Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden, New Jersey

52.) Investor Relations VP, PTC, Needham, MA

53.) Communications Manager – Online, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Washington, DC

54.) Director Community Affairs, BP (British Petroleum), Houston, TX

*** The JOTW Alternative Selection:

55.) Server- Cocktail/Beverage, Blue Mojito Bar, Hyatt, Key West, Florida

*** Weekly Piracy Report

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster – Have you seen this man, or maybe this tattoo?

…and more!

*** The JOTW Blessing:

This is in reference to your email featuring Pat Tracy's “holiday” message.

While I generally find your mailings to be valuable and worthwhile, this blatant attempt at Judeo-Christian proselytizing — on what is ostensibly a networking and jobs listserve — is both inappropriate and offensive. Do you honestly presume that the entire community of professional communicators subscribes to the concept of a deity? Furthermore, of those who do believe in some surpreme being, the ones recognizing the referenced “Psalms” (and the other books of the Judeo-Christian bible) are in the minority. What's perhaps most repugnant is that you'd abuse your sizable mailing list by begging for contributions to spread this nonsense. I didn't give you my name and email address so that you could preach to me.

This is a listserve of professionals, of businesspeople. The concepts of blessings and worship haven't any place in such a business forum. If I am incorrect, and yours is not a business-oriented endeavor, then I do apologize. However, from what I can glean from your website, JOTW is about networking with other professionals and not about perpetuating folk tales.

As I said, I have always found your mailings valuable. However, it is my policy not to do business with those who let religious beliefs interfere with or cloud their business judgment. Therefore, it is with great regret that I must ask you to remove me from your mailing list.

Best regards.

(It is with great regret that you are walking away. You can always unsubscribe yourself. Send a blank email to JOTW-unsubscribe@topica.com. I'll post your comment. It's worth sharing.)

If you feel it's worthwhile, then please do. However, do me the favor of keeping my email address private. I don't feel the need to be overwhelmed with pious rebuttals.

*** JOTW Holiday Blessing:

*** From Francesca:

Ned

Thank you for the beautiful message.

*** From Linda:

That was really wonderful–thank you!!!

*** From Susan Burnell, APR:

Thank you for sharing this blessing and challenge, Ned. May it inspire reflection and action around the world!

For my small part, I participate in an outreach ministry to unemployed and underemployed in our community. It includes a job bank and resource links on our church Web site. Every quarter we serve a meal, a program on job search/employment topics and provide one-on-one encouragement to individuals in transition. We have also started providing door prizes in the form of gift cards and career guidance books. We keep a list of job seekers and call them on a regular basis to see how their search is going. When appropriate,

I offer JOTW as a resource. We are very thankful that the job seeker list is getting shorter. We are seeing far less long-term unemployment here. Next year we plan a “class reunion” of people who have successfully “graduated” from unemployment to employment, so they can share their success stories.

Eager to see what others are doing in their communities and beyond. I'm sure there are far larger efforts (like Pat's, wow!) but even the tiniest seeds of giving can sprout into unexpected blessings.

With abundant cheer and thankfulness,

Susan

*** From John Taylor:

Hi Ned

This year: I'm a huge (Yankees) baseball fan. A brother-in-law died, and his widow gave me a Dodgers baseball from the young Sandy Koufax era, replete with numerous hall of fame signatures….. I sold it, and gave the proceeds to his daughter, to help her afford a semester of college at St. Mary's in Moraga CA.

My wife retired and, waiting for numerous doctor visits with her 80+year old mother, knitted 375 different and unique stocking caps that she donated to the Poverello House, a major charity for the homeless in Fresno, CA.

My 80+year old mother in law shunned a traditional birthday party by

relatives and instead asked them to stop by and to donate to kids/goats through the Mennonite Central Committee — money donated directly to needy kids or to buy goats to whose milk could be used to help needy families.

All things great and small are possible.

John Taylor

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

Ed, you're a great friend to all of us. Have a great holiday!

Bill Seiberlich

*** From Amy:

Ned,

You truly are a rock star. Thanks for this and the job you do year round.

Blessings,

Amy Holmes

*** From Akilah Dressekie:

Ned,

What a wonderful, wonderful blessing. God bless you and your family this holiday season. I pray that 2008 will be filled with nothing but peace, happiness and abundance for us all.

Akilah Dressekie

*** From Suzan French:

Ned and Pat, I read this and a mix of emotions emerged at once.

HAVE WE TRULY BEEN THANKFUL for the blessings God has bestowed on us

as individuals, as families, as a nation?

I say my prayers before bed; but I must admit, on those particularly trying days at work, I sometimes forget to say thanks that I even have a job and skills that allow me to provide for my family.

HAVE WE taken the time to SHARE THAT THANKFULNESS WITH THOSE WHO ARE

or have recently been IN HARM'S WAY, to ensure we maintain those blessings?

I donate to military organizations and support our troops, but sometimes when I am in a hurry at the airport, I don't always stop a passing soldier and say thank you for his or her service.

HAVE WE DONE SOMETHING to improve the lot of those less fortunate

than ourselves?

My daughter and I picked a name from the Salvation Army Christmas tree at her school this year and bought the requested toys for the young girl. But when I left the mall today, I bypassed the bell ringer and the red kettle for which he tolled.

Yes, Pat, there is always room for more and greater outreach. Thank you for reminding us.

*** From Ashley:

Amen! Thanks for passing along, Ned. Merry Christmas. 🙂

Ashley K. Houston

*** A matter of reference:

Hi Ned,

Nice tradition, but I think the biblical reference was supposed to be

Psalm 107:21-22.

21 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love

and his wonderful deeds for men.

22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings

and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Unless I'm missing something in verses 23 and 24 which read:

23 Others went out on the sea in ships;

they were merchants on the mighty waters.

24 They saw the works of the LORD,

his wonderful deeds in the deep.

Thanks,

Deb Gustafson

(Why would those words, about the wonderous works of the deep, be

inapporpriate?)

Not inappropriate…

Verses 21 and 22 just seemed like a clearer tie in to the message of

talking about (and celebrating!) good works than seas, merchants, etc.

etc.

If the author meant 23-24, so be it. Merry Christmas.

(The “JOTW Blessing” author and I served in the Navy together.)

Now it makes total sense… forgive the newbie in audience (and thanks for your service!)

*** From Janet Falk:

Ned,

Thank you for sharing Pat's blessing with us.

Every Saturday, for the past two plus years, I drive to three locations and pick up day-old bread and other food for the Soup Kitchen run by our synagogue.

The volunteers sort the bread, prepare sandwiches and soup, and feed 150-200 guests each Saturday afternoon.

Many hands make light work. There are high school students earning community service credit, young adults and seniors. A special friendship has developed among the regulars. A single mom comes often with her son and daughter, both under 10. The family has a warm relationship with a grad student who makes soup twice a month. How joyously they greeted him when he returned from his field work!

Let us be appreciative of those who, paid and voluntarily, support the needy in our midst.

Janet Falk

The Village Temple

Greenwich Village, NYC

*** From Amit:

Thnx. God Bless you too and have a great Christmas.

Amit

India

*** From Nicole:

That was really nice.

*** Dog gone it? Pap's pooch eats history

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071220&content_id=2334589&vkey=news_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos

*** We took the shortcut to New England, skipping the Jersey Turnpike and GW Bridge mess for the less frantic I-81 and I-64 route through Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Had to shovel the entrance to the driveway before we could get in, and the snow and ice clogged the gutters to the point where the gutters on the back side of the house carried away on Sunday. Tried shopping at Russo’s in Watertown but so did everyone else, and narrow aisles and crowded stores brings out the worst in people this time of year. I will suggest the Cranberry Orange Ginger bread at Whole Foods.

*** Ed Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education

Deadline: March 19, 2008

The Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education is presented annually by the Radio-Television Journalism Division (RTVJ) of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. This award recognizes an electronic journalism educator who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field.

Criteria for nomination and selection:

•Teaching: Evidence of excellent teaching may come from a nominee’s dean, director, or department chairperson, current or former students, faculty colleagues, etc.

Letters should contain specific examples of teaching quality.

•Service: This may include major responsibilities or leadership in professional or educational organizations such as AEJMC, RTNDA, SPJ, state broadcast news organizations, etc.

•Research: The nominee should exhibit enhancement of teaching and service through professional and/or academic writing and research. Examples include journal articles, articles in professional trade publications, and creative work for broadcast.

The award will be presented at the RTVJ business meeting at the conference in Chicago, IL on Thursday, August 7, 2008. The recipient will receive a personal plaque and a waiver of conference registration fees. In addition, the recipient’s name will become part of a permanent plaque to be housed at American University in Washington D.C.

Nominations are solicited from the broadcast media, professional organizations and associations, and broadcast educators or students. Nomination materials should include a nomination letter attesting to the nominee's qualifications in teaching, service and research; recommendation letters supporting the nomination, and any other testimonial materials that may advance the nominee's cause. Letters from students, faculty or broadcasters are welcome.

Send nominations postmarked by March 19, 2008 to:

Prof. Denise Dowling

Don Anderson Hall

32 Campus Drive

Missoula, MT 59812

(406) 243-4143

Past winners of the Ed Bliss Award (formerly Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Educator Award): Jack Shelly, Iowa State (1983); Ed Bliss, American University (1984); Dick Yoakam, Indiana (1985); Henry Lippold, Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1986); Rod Gelatt, Missouri (1987); Mitchell Charnley, Minnesota (1988); Don Brown, Arizona State (1989); Irving Fang, Minnesota (1990): Ernest F. Andrews, Syracuse (1991): Al Anderson, Texas- Austin (1992): Michael Murray, Missouri-St. Louis (1993); Joseph R. Dominick, Georgia

(1994): Joan Konner, Columbia (1995); Gordon Greb, San Jose State (1996); Travis Linn, Nevada-Reno (1997); Vernon Stone, Missouri (1998); Elmer Lower, ABC, NBC

(1999) Ken Keller, SIU-Carbondale (2000); Lincoln Furber, American University (2001); James Hoyt, Wisconsin (2002); Phillip O. Keirstead, Florida A&M University (2003); Thomas Griffiths, Brigham Young University (2004): Peter Mayeux, University of Nebraska (2005), Bill Knowles, The University of Montana (2006), Jim Upshaw, The University of Oregon (2007).

*** Who do you think are the incubators of genius and the nurturers of creativity? You can nominate somebody for a Fast50 award:

http://www.fastcompany.com/fast50_08/submit2.html

*** I love this time of year, when my shipmates get into their holiday spirit:

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=54044

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=54002

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=41779

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=41776

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=4061

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=4059

*** I was in Hawaii last week to observe and report on JFTM-1, the first Japanese flight test of a sea-based SM3 interceptor against a simulated ballistic missile threat. The test was fully successful in all respects.

http://www.mda.mil/mdaLink/pdf/07news0053.pdf

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=53983

http://www.mda.mil/mdaLink/html/nmdimg.html#sbased.ANC

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2007/12/19/253.html

*** Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic Basketball Tournament

My father-in-law, Bill, and a couple of his friends, and myself, attended the opening round of this tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center on the U of H Campus.

Ohio – St. John’s – St. Mary’s – Hawaii – Louisiana Lafayette – Georgia – Tulane – East Tennessee State

JOTW 14-2002 Add1 32 March 2003

http://www.ragincajuns.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15400&ATCLID=1354784

We saw Ohio edge St. John’s and the Ragin’ Cajuns beat the Rainbow Warriors. I still made it to the airport in plenty of time to catch my flight to Phoenix.

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

Is anyone aware of some good privacy policies for an Internet site? One of my friends has asked for some good examples of privacy statements. If you know of anything could you drop me a line? Thanks.

william.seiberlich@saint-gobain.com

*** From Barbara Ware:

1.) Public Relations Specialist, Golden Living, Washington, DC

Golden Living, one of the nation’s leading nursing home and eldercare services companies, is seeking a Public Relations Specialist to provide communications support to 332 nursing homes nationwide. Ideal candidates include former journalists or those with a college education geared toward a career in journalism. Primary job responsibilities of this Washington, DC-based position include proactive media outreach, developing key messages for internal and external audiences, writing a variety of communications materials including news releases, articles, and talking points. This position also will provide communications support for the company’s government relations initiatives.

Successful applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years experience in public relations or a related communications field. You must have a demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely in a variety of formats, and the ability to work effectively with business, trade, public policy and consumer media. This is a salaried position with up to 30 percent travel. Salary for well-qualified candidates is 60-70k. Email your resume to Barbara.Ware@goldenliving.com

EOE M/F/D/V

Drug-Free Workplace

www.goldenliving.com

2.) Communications Officer (Country Focus), UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland

The incumbent will coordinate and implement a communications strategy at the regional and country levels. S/he must have at least two years of country work experience in a communication-related area. Application deadline: December 26 2007.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266131/36

3.) Content Publisher / Editorial, MECLABS Group, Warren, RI / Jacksonville Beach, FL

http://www.nationjob.com/job/melg6/pj/1254364

4.) Manager, Corporate Communications, Facebook, Palo Alto, CA

http://www.facebook.com/jobs/#Manager,%20Corporate%20Communications

*** From Penelope W. Walz:

Hi, Ned!

I hope you're enjoying the holidays!

We have an immediate opening on our small strategic communications team at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of CBP Air and Marine (Washington, DC – Headquarters), and I thought someone out there in JOTW-land might be a good fit! We're looking for someone with at least 8 years of experience practicing strategic communications in a law enforcement or military setting, but the ideal candidate will be a team player, who is willing to both learn and do what it takes to support the client mission.

The job description is as follows:

5.) Senior Specialist, Strategic Communications, General Dynamics IT supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of CBP Air and Marine, Washington, DC

Duties: Performs as an integral part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine (CBP A&M) executive staff supporting strategic planning and strategic communications activities. This position will support CBP A&M senior leaders and managers in a wide range of activities relevant to the CBP A&M mission. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 1) researching, analyzing, and updating CBP A&M resource requirements; 2) providing research, development, and analysis for strategic documentation to support CBP A&M program objectives; 3) development and review of position papers to support CBP A&M program objectives; 4) development and review of internal and external communications to support CBP A&M program objectives; 5) short notice research and analytical support as required to support the client; and 6) other support activities, as required.

Qualifications: The individual will possess at minimum a four year degree (required) and more than 8 years of experience; an advanced degree is desired. Experience using and proficiency with Microsoft Word (required), PowerPoint (required), and Excel (required). Experience developing analysis of alternatives (required). Understanding of the legislative process (desired). Excellent written and verbal communication skills (required). Knowledge of Federal Budget cycle (desired). Knowledge of CBP and/or CBP A&M operations (desired).

Other: Travel may be required.

Interested candidates should send a resume (Word format) to me at penelope.walz@gmail.com.

Thanks so much, Ned! And have a great New Year!

Best regards,

Penelope W. Walz

General Dynamics IT, supporting CBP Air and Marine

6.) Publications Co-ordinator, Glen Eira City Council Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Friendly team environment. $56K + super.

We are looking for a communications expert with design skills to join

the fast paced, hands on environment of Council's public relations and marketing team.

The position is responsible for co-ordinating all aspects of the

publications process including project planning, writing, editing,

sourcing quotes and briefing designers and other suppliers.

A degree in PR, communications or related discipline is essential for

this position, plus significant experience in a communications

environment. Experience in design will be highly regarded.

This exciting role also requires:

* Strong skills in the Adobe suite including InDesign, Illustrator,

Photoshop and Acrobat on PC;

* An understanding of branding requirements and a working knowledge of style guides; and

* Exceptional communication, interpersonal and project management

skills.

Visit http://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/careers for a position description.

For further enquiries call 03-9524-3411.

Applications are preferred online via

http://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/careers and must quote Ref. 07/157 and

address the key selection criteria within the covering letter.

Alternatively mail to Human Resources, PO Box 42 CAULFIELD SOUTH 3162.

7.) Publishing – Editor, The Five Mile Press, Rowville, Victoria, Australia

The Five Mile Press is seeking an editor to join their busy publishing team. The ideal candidate will have two to three years' experience in an editorial role, excellent communication and organisational skills.

The job will entail working on both children's and general books and

will require excellent copyediting and proofreading skills as well as

proven ability to manage a project from concept to publication. It would also include assisting our commissioning editors with aspects of bigger projects and will include picture research.

This is a full-time position which has been created due to expansion in the department and will commence ASAP.

For more information about The Five Mile Press, please visit

http://www.fivemile.com.au

Please submit your application to the Publisher in writing (maximum 2

page CV): The Five Mile Press, 950 Stud Road, Rowville VIC 3178 or by

email to publishing@fivemile.com.au

8.) Executive Director of Marketing Communications, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS

http://www.nationjob.com/job/btcc1/pj/1254364

9.) Senior Communications Specialist II, Academy for Educational Development (AED), Namibia

The successful candidate will provide overall technical and managerial leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of communication capacity-building activities. S/he must have a proven ability to work with multiple organisations simultaneously and coordinate a diverse set of activities.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266135/36

Contact employ@smtp.aed.org

10.) Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist, Forest Service, Department Of Agriculture, Redding, CA

Job Announcement Number: ADS08-R5-SHFSO-00231G

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1035-13/13

SALARY RANGE: 75,414.00 – 98,041.00 USD per year

Closes January 03, 2008

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=65895615

11.) Communications Manager, Life Sciences Discovery Fund, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=197300037

*** From Mike Pina, who got it from James Zaniello:

12.) Vice President Marketing & Sales, Food Processing Suppliers Association, McLean, VA.

The Food Processing Suppliers Association has retained Association

Strategies Inc. to recruit a Vice President Marketing & Sales for this $5 million budget, 9 staff, 522 member organization in McLean, VA.

FPSA seeks an individual to be responsible for organizational and program branding and marketing; maintain a sales culture to increase revenue from exhibits, sponsorships, and new membership sales; and execute marketing/media campaigns including public relations management. Candidates should possess a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience with sales, marketing and media activities; experience with key account management; and an understanding of the marketing and sales activities

associated with trade shows.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Association Strategies Inc., 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Email: jim@assnstrategies.com

Please feel free to share this with your network or to call me with any questions.

Many thanks.

Jim

James Zaniello

Vice President

Association Strategies, Inc

1111 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

703-683-0580 ext 103

703-683-1006 (fax)

13.) Executive Editor/Senior Writer, The Ford Foundation, New York, NY

The post holder will lead and manage text development for all communication projects, including policy essays, think-pieces, website, multi-media products, and other tools as they arise. S/he must have a minimum of 12 years of experience with progressive responsibility for conceiving, writing, editing, and managing written content across multiple platforms.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266046/36

14.) Publicist and Marketing Consultant(s), The Geological Society of Australia, location negotiable

The GSA holds a biennial convention. The next convention is the 19th

Australian Geological Convention known as the Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC2008), based in Perth. The AESC08 is a joint event with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Geological Society of Australia.

The AESC08 seeks an experienced publicist and marketing person(s) to

manage the media and promotion for the AESC. The role(s) involve

building a media presence and developing and implementing a marketing

plan for the convention to support the goal of increased attendance and increased public profile of the Earth Sciences.

The convention theme is: New Generation Advances in Geoscience and the five major sub-themes are:

* Geoscience in the Service of Society

* Resources – Foundation for our Future

* The Evolution of Life and the Solar System

* Earth's Environments: Past, Present and Future

* The Dynamic Earth – From Crust to Core

http://www.iceaustralia.com/aesc2008

This will be an exciting and fun project to work on and the ideal

consultant(s) will be experienced in media relations, publicity and

marketing for either Geosciences or related sciences.

Subject to the skills of the consultants this work can be separated into two distinct projects, which would require close collaboration or managed by one primary consultant. You will work closely with the GSA Executive Director/Chair of the AESC organising committee.

Please contact Sue Fletcher on 02-9290-2194 or email sue@gsa.org.au to find out more. For more information about GSA visit our website

http://gsa.org.au/

15.) Senior Program Office, John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The post holder will provide in-country technical assistance for needs assessments, strategy development, project design, and implementation. S/he must have proven experience internationally in the public health field and be currently living, or willing to live, internationally for an extended period of time.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266289/36

Contact hremail@jhuccp.org

16.) Senior Editor, CFO Publishing, Boston, MA

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=69534&c=jfjlf

*** From Brian Joosse:

Ned:

Happy Holidays to you. My agency is located in the western suburbs of Chicago and we have a freelance opportunity. Would that be appropriate to include in the JOTW newsletter? Here is the info:

17.) Freelance Writer, Arends, Oak Brook, IL

Arends Inc. is a marketing agency in Chicago’s western suburbs. We seek a freelance writer to develop communications for a manufacturer of structural commercial building materials. We need a reliable, motivated, and sharp individual with experience developing business marketing communications content for corporate clients in the manufacturing, construction, or building technology sectors. This project will require a significant time commitment, approximately 15-20 hours a week for the initial 3 months, and may lead to a full-time opportunity.

Responsibilities may include:

• Development of business-to-business educational materials such as white papers, one-page briefings, PowerPoint presentations, webinars, and training plans.

• Web content that addresses complex business issues, technologies, and services.

• Marketing collateral such as product/service guides, catalog copy, newsletter articles, and press releases.

• Interviewing, online research, and information synthesis.

Qualified applicants must possess the following attributes:

• Ability to efficiently write clear and concise prose

• Ability to edit/rewrite existing prose on complex topics and synthesize complex issues and technologies

• Experience with traditional and online research

• Effective verbal communication

• Excellent time-management skills

• Self-discipline to work independently

Requirements:

• At least 5 years writing experience with business to business topics

• Specific experience in the commercial building materials; experience with “Division 5” building materials preferred

• Samples demonstrating skill in communicating technology issues, products, or services for business audiences in a marketing, sales support, or business development role

• Start date in second week of January 2008

If qualified, interested, and available, please submit resume and samples to guru@arends-inc.com. No calls, please.

(end description)

Thanks. My most interesting Navy Christmas was in Abu Dhabi, where my ship (USS Chandler DDG 996, may it rest in peace) was docked during deployment back in the 80s. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, our sailors were hosted throughout the city by American and European expatriates; I and two other junior officer buddies were fortunate enough to be assigned to some former Army warrant officers and their wives, who were in the country developing a missile defense system for the Emir. They put on quite a feast for us in their high rise luxury apartment with a beautiful view of the sea. It was a good time for all. There was a fair amount of French champagne and Bailey’s Irish Crème involved, if I remember correctly.

At any rate, have a great holiday season and thanks again for all you do!

Brian Joosse

Director, Interactive Initiatives

Arends

1000 Jorie Blvd. Suite 206

Oak Brook IL 60523-2293

p: 630.990.0220

f: 630.990.2556

e: brian.joosse@arends-inc.com

w: www.arends-inc.com

*** From Germonique Jones:

Ned (Ed?),

Here's a great opportunity.

Happy Holidays.

Germonique

18.) Associate Director, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Washington, DC

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, one of the

nation's leading progressive legal organizations, seeks a talented,

energetic and versatile Associate Director of Communications to support the work of its expanding communications department.

The Associate Director will be involved in a wide range of work that

supports and promotes ACS's growing network of lawyers, law students,

scholars, and policymakers. Under the direction of the Director of

Communications, this person will have oversight and responsibility for several areas.

Specific job responsibilities include:

* Draft press releases and advisories;

* Promote ACS publications and events to traditional and online

media;

* Coordinate press and publicity for media and public events;

* Contribute articles to, and assist in the production of, the ACS Weekly Bulletin;

* Provide media support as needed for student and lawyer chapters;

* Draft and coordinate publication of ACS Annual Report;

* Draft various communications to ACS members;

* Enhance online communications, including the ACS Website;

* Manage various databases (e.g., press contacts, appearances by ACS experts in media sources) to enable monitoring, evaluation and

access to information as needed;

* Produce material for ACS Website and ACSBlog;

* Other ad hoc duties as assigned by the Communications Director.

Qualifications and Background

The ideal candidate must have strong writing skills, excellent

interpersonal skills and knowledge of current legal and public policy

issues. Precision and accuracy in tasks is important and should

complement a creative approach to communications. A law degree is

recommended and candidates should have strong knowledge of contemporary legal and policy issues.

Specific skills include:

* Ability to produce stellar written materials in a variety of

formats;

* Ability to substantively review and edit documents;

* Knowledge of, and ability to introduce and use, traditional

communications and outreach tools;

* Experience in maintaining production schedules and running

projects;

* Experience developing and coordinating events for media and

other audiences;

* Ability to produce, maintain and interact with blogs; and

* Extensive knowledge of Website production, including of design and other supporting tools.

Salary commensurate with experience.

ACS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, people

with disabilities and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are encouraged to apply. To submit an application, send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to ACS via U.S. mail (ACS, 1333 H St., NW, 11th floor, Washington, DC 20005); email (jobs@ACSLaw.org; or fax (202-393-6189): attention: Liz Fujii. No phone calls

please.

19.) TECHNICAL WRITER-EDITOR, Navy, Naval Air Systems Command, CHINA LAKE, CA

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=66553101

20.) Associate Marketing Manager, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., New York, NY

This position provides print and online marketing support including the coordination of inventory availability and sponsorship opportunities for marketing proposals and presentations, with a focus on online marketing programs. This position interacts internally with the marketing, advertising sales, and online departments and externally with clients and vendors to insure the proper dissemination of information and correspondence. The associate marketing manager works under the supervision of the Marketing Services Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES

1. Write and develop proposals in support of online and print sales efforts for existing and prospective clients, including coordination between marketing, editorial, designers and traffic manager.

2. Develop and implement unique online sponsorship opportunities including sweepstakes and contest initiatives that will create excitement among our audience, provide sponsorship opportunities for our clients and enhance the internal database of Playboy.

3. Provide expertise on current ad units available including different kinds of rich media and educate sales staff on Playboy’s online capabilities. Work with Online Sales Director and sales assistants to calculate CPM charts and clear inventory.

4. Evaluate current ad campaigns and promotions and work with the Online Sales Director, Online Traffic Manager, and Playboy.com editorial staff to drive traffic to certain areas of the site.

5. Coordinate billing of online campaigns so that any marketing expenses are shifted to pre-paid marketing accounts and tracked accordingly.

6. Coordinate and advise the custom creative needs of our clients as we develop custom creative, sweepstakes promotions, interactive polls, interstitial pages, interactive games and other unique online opportunities.

7. Assist with integrated ad sponsorship programs that incorporate all divisions of Playboy to drive incremental ad revenue for the magazine and web site

8. Develop collateral material that summarizes the success of marketing programs for follow-up with the advertiser and to encourage similar programs among new advertisers.

9. Provide creative direction to art department as they design collateral material and web components.

10. Help update and maintain online media kit.

11. Assist Marketing Services Director and Div. VP/Marketing with various marketing-related programs and initiatives.

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS

College degree or equivalent in marketing with a minimum of two years publishing or marketing experience preferred but not required. Understanding of print and online publishing advertising necessary. Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills essential.

About Our Company

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a brand-driven, international multimedia entertainment company that publishes editions of Playboy magazine around the world; operates television networks and distributes programming globally; owns Playboy.com, a leading men's lifestyle and entertainment web site; and licenses the Playboy trademark internationally for a range of consumer products and services. The Company's three business groups are Publishing, Entertainment and Licensing.

To apply, please email resume and salary requirements.

http://jobs.alleyinsider.com/job/ba5cdaea151c8f747a9c20f311e93c05/?d=1

21.) Communications Director, Health Care Without Harm, Arlington, VA

http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/JobDetails.cfm?JobID=22071

22.) Communications Manager, Counterpart International, Arlington, VA, United States

The incumbent will be responsible for applying communications tools to enhance awareness of Counterpart programmes and increase support for the organisation and its mission. S/he must have at least five years of experience in media, public relations, graphic design, editing, and/or writing for different platforms. Application deadline: December 28 2007.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266356/36

23.) Director of Communications, Firelight Foundation, Santa Cruz, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=197700001

24.) Communications Intern, International Alert, Clapham, London, United Kingdom

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7A2KPP

25.) Strategic Communications Specialist, ARD, Inc., Pakistan

The successful candidate will participate in programme activities intended to assist the Government of Pakistan, civil society, and the private sector to improve economic and social indicators. S/he must have experience in designing and implementing the communications functions of a public institution. Must be proficient in Pashtu and fluent in English.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266412/36

Contact Ldonohue@ardinc.com

26.) Senior European PR Manager – Mac, Apple, London, UK

http://jobs.apple.com/index.ajs?BID=1&method=mExternal.showJob&RID=2488&CurrentPage=1

27.) Director, Marketing and Communications, International Medical Corps, Santa Monica, CA

Closing Date – 27 Dec 2007

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-79UU5G

28.) Video Trainer, Story Workshop, Blantyre, Malawi

The post holder will be responsible for developing a three week course for a video team of five. S/he must have proven filming and editing skills. Application deadline: December 20 2007.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266427/36

Contact joke@malawi.net

*** From Ed Zeigler:

29.) Public Affairs Officer, NRO, Chantilly, VA

My name is Mike Mundy. I am a Sr. Recruiter with USresources,

headquartered in McLean, VA. My client is looking for a Public Affairs Officer to work at the NRO in Chantilly, VA. This is a full-time, permanent position with my client.

A current Top Secret clearance is required.

Below is the job description. If you are interested, please send me

your resume and salary expectation as soon as possible. I will contact you once I receive it. Please include your daytime phone number(s).

Public Affairs Officer, NRO, Chantilly, VA

Salary: open

Type of Job: Full – time/Direct Hire

Active -TS/SCI Required

General Description –

The NRO requires public affairs support to contribute to and coordinate internal and external public affairs operations. Duties include public affairs support for publishing, writing and editing congressional correspondence, notifications, speech writing, corporate newsletters, press releases, statements of record, and communications plans.

Products are high visibility and may be viewed throughout the office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community, Congress, Department of Defense, and the media.

Responsibilities –

The contractor shall provide services that include, but are not limited to:

– Provide public affairs guidance to NRO Directorate and Offices

– Prepare complex written documents (e.g. Speeches, prepare remarks,

written statements, correspondence, newsletters, brochures, news

releases) emphasizing key issues and considering the political, and

congressional implications of the documents

– Prepare high-quality documents senior/executive officals, skillfully adopting their voice, tone, and style, to effectively communicate their message

– Review and edit documents written by others, ensuring that they are

perspectives

– Contribute to and coordinate public affairs event planning, perform

internal and external written public affairs functions and assist in NRO represitational activities

– Assist in maintaining and coordinating the development or the NRO

exhibits to external events

– Respond as necessary to the public affairs element of NRO contingency response activites

– Provide after-action reports to asses post event recommindations and notifications

– Develope Corperate Communications Plans

– Create, gather and analyze corporate survey data

Thank you,

Mike Mundy

Sr. Recruiter

USresources, Inc.

mmundy@usresources.com

30.) Marketing Manager (Corporate Headquarters), IBM, Armonk, NY

http://www-03.ibm.com/employment/us/un_univjobsmarket.shtml#market4

31.) WRITER/EDITOR Law (PA2PR), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Plans, coordinates, writes, and edits copy for Law School publications and the Web site. Serves as managing editor and primary writer for the school’s publications and marketing materials. Directs photographers, graphic designers, and other professionals assigned to work on the production of publications, including newsletters, brochures, postcards, posters, and event programs. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of the school and its faculty, students, and alumni. Conducts research, including working with focus groups, to assess the effectiveness of publications and the Web site.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations, English or communications and two years experience writing and editing for publications necessary. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including knowledge of industry editorial style guidelines. Knowledge of HTML preferred.

Position#: 00028045 (Second Listing)

https://webdb.iu.edu/humanresources/secure/app-new/pr_browse.cfm

32.) SENIOR WRITER-EDITOR Board of Trustees and University Ceremonies (PA3PR), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Professional writer to conceptualize, research, and write original materials for Indiana University Ceremonies, including scripts, programs, profiles, histories and overviews. Assumes editorial responsibility for all printed materials related to University Ceremonies. Develops, writes and edits material for web sites; participates in the planning and execution of special events and writes and/or edits materials for the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and one to two years experience required. Strong computer skills and web design highly desirable. Excellent people skills essential. Candidates should be accustomed to working under exacting deadlines and be comfortable making decisions. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and have strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail. Attendance at events mandatory and weekend/evening hours required. Master's degree and a background in speech writing and/or journalism strongly preferred. Experience in special events preferred.

Note: Include a Reference Section in your resume with contact information for three professional references. Applicants considered for an interview show be prepared to provide professional writing samples.

Position#: 00022521 (Second Listing)

https://webdb.iu.edu/humanresources/secure/app-new/pr_browse.cfm

33.) Marketing Communications Manager, Varolii Corporation, Seattle, WA

http://www.varolii.com/Jobs/00172

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

34.) Director of Web Content, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall, founded in 1787, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, liberal arts college known for faculty accessibility and faculty-student research. Members of Franklin & Marshall's faculty and staff enjoy a respectful, dynamic work environment; support for work / life balance issues; access to College events and sports and recreation opportunities; use of College facilities, including the sports and fitness center and indoor pool; and the convenience of an on-site child

care center.

The campus is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a vital, historic

city with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and

Washington, DC. Originally settled in 1718, Lancaster offers both a

diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, quality

educational institutions, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.

Director of Web Content

Seasoned communications professional needed in this full time, year

round position to oversee Web site content that builds and maintains

relationships with Franklin & Marshall College's key publics. Reporting to the Vice President for College Communications, the Director of Web Content co-leads with an IT director the redevelopment of the College's Web site to assure user-centricity, professional design, intuitive navigation, high functionality and consistency.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a record of managing

Web content in a corporation, hospital, university or equivalent complex setting. Project-management expertise is essential. Must be an excellent editor, as well as a persuasive, clear and swift writer. Superior interpersonal skills and poise are necessary. Understanding of Web-design conventions, research methodologies and best practices for maintaining Web content is required. Must be skilled at using Web-editing software and content-management systems. Must be highly organized, able to juggle many priorities simultaneously and comfortable establishing procedures for others to follow. Supervisory experience is necessary. Some coding experience would be helpful. The position requires a bachelor's degree and seven to 10 years experience in public relations or marketing, including at least four years of significant responsibility for an institutional Web presence.

Contact: Please visit www.fandm.edu/jobs for complete job descriptions and application procedures.

35.) Web Writer/Editor, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall, founded in 1787, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, liberal arts college known for faculty accessibility and faculty-student research. Members of Franklin & Marshall's faculty and staff enjoy a respectful, dynamic work environment; support for work / life balance issues; access to College events and sports and recreation opportunities; use of College facilities, including the sports and fitness center and indoor pool; and the convenience of an on-site child care center.

The campus is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a vital, historic

city with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and

Washington, DC. Originally settled in 1718, Lancaster offers both a

diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, quality

educational institutions, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.

Web Writer/Editor

Communications professional needed to edit and write a weekly online

newsletter and a monthly e-newsletter to help build and maintain

relationships with Franklin & Marshall College's key publics in this

full time year round position. Reporting to the Director of Web Content, the Web Writer/Editor determines the newsletter's editorial content, researches topics, arranges and conducts interviews, writes stories and assures thorough copy review.

Requirements:

The candidate must be an excellent writer – persuasive, clear, concise and swift – as well as a confident editor. Superior interpersonal skills and discriminating news judgment are necessary. Must be motivated, reliable, highly organized and able to meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work well with others to achieve desired results is required.

Must be comfortable using a standard Web-editing program and/or

content-management system and Adobe photo-editing software on a

Macintosh platform. Some coding experience is helpful. Three to five

years experience in journalism, public relations or marketing, writing stories and other copy on deadline, is required. Experience in a corporation, hospital, university or equivalent complex setting is desirable.

Contact: Please visit www.fandm.edu/jobs for complete job descriptions and application procedures.

36.) Director of Media Relations, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall, founded in 1787, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, liberal arts college known for faculty accessibility and faculty-student research. Members of Franklin & Marshall's faculty and staff enjoy a respectful, dynamic work environment; support for work / life balance issues; access to College events and sports and recreation opportunities; use of College facilities, including the sports and fitness center and indoor pool; and the convenience of an on-site child care center.

The campus is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a vital, historic

city with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and

Washington, DC. Originally settled in 1718, Lancaster offers both a

diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, quality

educational institutions, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.

Director of Media Relations

Ambitious media relations professional needed to position Franklin &

Marshall College nationally by developing and executing a sophisticated program of media relations. This is a full time, year round position.

Reporting to the Vice President for College Communications, the Director of Media Relations scouts and researches story ideas, spots trends, develops relationships with journalists and faculty members, and places exclusive stories and commentary to ensure that the College's core messages reach their intended publics. Oversees systems to assure organized, reliable media relations function.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of achieving

consistent, substantive, desired coverage for an institution in national media. Superior interpersonal skills, excellent judgment and poise necessary. Very strong writing skills needed. Must be highly organized and able to deliver priorities. Must be willing to learn new technologies that improve the media relations function. A bachelor's degree and seven to 10 years experience in public relations and/or journalism is required. Five years experience in a corporation, hospital, university or equivalent complex setting is highly desirable.

Supervisory experience is helpful.

Contact: Please visit www.fandm.edu/jobs for complete job descriptions

and application procedures.

37.) Director of Publications, Franklin & Marshall, Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall, founded in 1787, is a highly selective, nationally ranked, liberal arts college known for faculty accessibility and faculty-student research. Members of Franklin & Marshall's faculty and staff enjoy a respectful, dynamic work environment; support for work / life balance issues; access to College events and sports and recreation opportunities; use of College facilities, including the sports and fitness center and indoor pool; and the convenience of an on-site child care center.

The campus is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a vital, historic

city with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and

Washington, DC. Originally settled in 1718, Lancaster offers both a

diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, quality

educational institutions, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.

Director of Publications

Seasoned communications professional needed to oversee and produce

publications that build and support relationships with Franklin &

Marshall College's key publics in this full time, year round position.

Reporting to the Vice President for College Communications, the Director of Publications works closely with clients to determine their communication needs and to recommend how best to meet them.

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a record of conceiving and producing effective, strategic and sophisticated publications. Must be an excellent editor, as well as a persuasive, clear and swift writer.

Superior interpersonal skills and poise are necessary. Familiarity with design and printing trends, as well as all phases of print production, is required. Must be highly organized, able to juggle many priorities simultaneously and comfortable establishing procedures for others to follow. Supervisory experience is necessary. Must be proficient using desktop publishing for low-budget publications. The position requires a bachelor's degree and seven to 10 years experience in public relations, marketing and/or publishing with significant editorial and production responsibility. Five years experience in a corporation, hospital, university or equivalent complex setting is highly desirable.

Contact: Please visit www.fandm.edu/jobs for complete job descriptions and application procedures.

38.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Omnicare Clinical Research, King of Prussia, PA

Omnicare Clinical Research is a global CRO that offers full-service

clinical research capabilities across all therapeutic areas. Coupled

with our customer-centric focus, we provide clients with exceptional

service throughout all phases of drug development. Our global,

integrated network of 31 offices with a presence in 27 countries

provides convenient access to expertise and patients around the world.

Marketing Communications Specialist

The Marketing Communications Specialist supports the external and

internal global marketing and communications functions of Omnicare

Clinical Research. This is achieved by executing a variety of tasks

designed to promote corporate brand awareness, increase sales and also strengthen employee relations.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

– Assist with coordinating corporate presence at industry trade shows.

– Produce flyers and other marketing collateral to support sales

efforts.

– Produce interactive HTML newsletters and promotional pieces.

– Assist in writing press releases and news articles.

– Write, edit and produce employee newsletter.

– Write Requests for Information (RFIs) for directories and client

requests on an as needed basis.

– Maintain corporate web site.

– Order promotional items and gifts.

– Other special projects as assigned.

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIORS

– Proven writing and desktop publishing skills.

– Creativity and innovation.

– Ability to manage multiple projects and work under tight deadlines.

– Proactive approach to problem solving.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

– Bachelors Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or Public

Relations.

– At least 2-4 years of marketing/communications experience.

– Knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other graphic design

programs, Including interactive packages like Dreamweaver and Flash.

Must be proficient in HTML.

– Superior writing and editing skills

– Some travel may be required

– Strong interpersonal and communication skills

– Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

– MS office skills

Contact: Please forward a copy of your resume to Human Resources,

Omnicare Clinical Research, 630 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA

19406. Careers@OmnicareCR.com Please, no recruiting firms.

39.) Manager of Development Communications, Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, seeks Manager of

Development Communications to be responsible for the execution and

evaluation of development communications strategies and tactics to

support the fundraising objectives of the Hospital. The manager will

coordinate with other corporate development and marketing resources to implement communications strategies. EOE

Qualifications: Bachelors degree and three to five years demonstrated

communications experience in development and/or marketing environment.

Demonstrated experience in communications, including events, internet, direct mail, and publications required

Contact: Please email resumes to thomasv@mlhs.org or fax to

610-229-4172. www.mainlinehealth.org

40.) Senior Manager, Science Communications, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) a scientific

association devoted to cancer research seeks a Sr. Manager Science

Communications, reporting to Director of Communications and Public

Relations to develop & implement media relations plan to help members of the science & medical press accurately report on the latest advances in cancer research from the Associations meetings, scientific journals and other scientifically related activities.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; 7-10 yrs exp as a senior level

science writer in PR/media relations w/ a university or nonprofit

research organization. Ability to write science & medical articles for lay public; secure media coverage of science stories.

Contact: Submit resume/cover letter to: Human Resources, P. O. Box

40138, Philadelphia, PA 19106. E-mail: humanresources@aacr.org Fax:

(215) 440-1045. EOE

41.) Director, Corporate Communications, AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE

AstraZeneca is seeking a Director of R&D Communications to provide

communication counsel and expertise to ensure that internal and external communication strategies and efforts help drive R&D achieve its business objectives. The Director will develop comprehensive communication strategies and plans to enhance the awareness of AZ's scientific reputation, R&D capabilities, pipeline, and partnering attributes. This role will manage a team of 4 communication professionals supporting R&D functions in North America, including the US (Boston and Wilmington sites) and in Montreal. The Director will serve as a member of the US Corporate Communications Leadership Team to provide the voice of R&D to company-wide communications strategies and activities. The individual will also serve as member of the Global R&D PR-Communications Leadership Team to provide US and North American views and help formulate strategic plans and ensure their execution in support of Global R&D business

objectives/priorities.

Qualifications

– BA in communications or science field required, Master's degree

preferred.

– 8-10 years of communications experience with a scientific background or previous experience in an R&D environment. Pharmaceutical industry and/or scientific community experience preferred

– Strong negotiation ability and highly developed strategic planning

skills

– Working knowledge and understanding of the impact of strategic and

tactical communications plans in supporting the achievement of business objectives.

– Demonstrated ability to set and manage priorities, resources and

projects; effectiveness managing a diverse and geographically disperse professional staff.

– Demonstrated ability to influence senior-level management on their

communications decisions and to coach senior management on

communications style and capabilities.

– Experience managing media relations, and writing press materials

including releases and reserve statements

Skills and Competencies:

– Leadership

– Framing issues and influencing

– Strategic Planning

– Coaching and mentoring others

– Ability to interpret complex scientific information

– Results oriented

– Ability to respond to and manage conflicting demands from disparate

areas

Contact: Interested applicants should contact: Bambino Chacko, Human

Resources Recruiter at 302-885-6135 or bambino.chacko@astrazeneca.com

and reference requisition #548193

42.) Senior Communications Specialist, Aqua America, Bryn Mawr, PA

At Aqua America, Inc. (Aqua) growth is one of our main corporate

strategies, which is why were one of the fastest-growing water companies in the nation.

We currently have an immediate opening for a Sr. Communications

Specialist in or Bryn Mawr, PA headquarters. This position will develop and promote opportunities for Aqua America, Inc. and its subsidiaries to communicate its message and position to various external publics, primarily the media, with the purpose of creating and maintaining a positive image of the company. Requirements include a Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications or English preferred and eight years corporate or agency communications experience. MS Office Computer literacy required. Experience with web-based editing software a plus.

We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits and the opportunity to

excel within a growing, successful company. EOE M/F/D/V

Contact: Interested, qualified individuals please apply for posting

PA07579 online at: www.aquaamerica.com and click on Work @ Aqua; fax

resume to 1-610-525-7658 or submit resume to damelchiorre@aquaamerica.com. Or for further information please call

1-800-292-1910.

43.) SENIOR WRITER/EDITOR, UCONN HEALTH CENTER, FARMINGTON, CT

http://www.foundation.uconn.edu/basepage.asp?page=0320

44.) Senior Writer/Editor, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

http://www.employmentspot.com/Job.asp?Job_DID=J3G22L67C0CSSK4XKXT

45.) Program Communication Specialist, UNICEF, Balochistan, Pakistan

The incumbent will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a behaviour change and social mobilisation strategy in support of the polio, routine EPI and measles programme. S/he must have knowledge of current developments in the fields of communication theory, adult learning theory, indigenous media, community organisation, and participation.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/266433/36

46.) Asst. Prof. of English (Communication), Emmanuel College, Boston, Mass.

http://emmanuel.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=7501

47.) Team Photographer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, FL

http://footballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/jobs.cfm/Internet-New-Media?supcat=325#16213

48.) Responsable de Marketing, Acción contra el Hambre, Madrid, Spain

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

49.) Technical Writer/Editor III, Senior Writer/Editor, Bowhead, King George, VA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J6VMLL2WWI4-l-King_George-VA-c-Technology

50.) Vice President for External Relations, Achievement First, New Haven, Connecticut

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=197700007

51.) Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden, New Jersey

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=197900009

52.) Investor Relations VP, PTC, Needham, MA

http://www.6figurejobs.com/ExecSearchJobsDetail.cfm?CFID=3171438&CFTOKEN=95577634&noCache=671221&intJobID=391882

53.) Communications Manager – Online, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=25004771

54. ) Director Community Affairs, BP (British Petroleum), Houston, TX

http://www.hirediversity.com/jobseekers/jobs/view.asp?ID=2072409

*** The JOTW Alternative Selection is offered for those people who have had enough of the rat race, or the cold weather, or both. Time for something radical and different? The JOTW obliges:

55.) Server- Cocktail/Beverage, Blue Mojito Bar, Hyatt, Key West, Florida

Cocktail servers are responsible for submitting and presenting guest beverage selections. The right person will gain menu knowledge and give recommendations from our compilation of libations. Servers engage in casual conversation and must maintain an attractive setting. Their style and service attributes are key to creating the guest experience. This part-time position is based out of the Blue Mojito Bar and will primarily serve guests that are lounging poolside.

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/Search/details_nav.cfm?SN=315&ID=10308705

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

The following is a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB's Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C from 11 to 17 December 2007.

16.12.2007: 2115 UTC: 08:48.5N-013:57.0W: Sierra Leone.

Eight pirates armed with ak47 guns in military like fatigues boarded a chemical tanker underway. They stole crew personal belongings, ship’s properties and escaped. No injuries to crew.

09.12.2007: 1800 LT: 16 NM Off Coroni shore, Suriname.

Five masked pirates armed with guns approached the fishing vessel underway. They fired several shots and ordered the crew to lie on the icebox. They then locked the crew in the fish pen. The pirates took hostage 2 crewmembers at gunpoint and ordered them to discharge the fish into their boat. Before leaving, the pirates stole a drum of gasoline, one propeller, vessel’s property and two cell phones. They destroyed the fishing vessel’s engine coil and escaped. The fishing vessel was drifting until the next day afternoon, when another fishing boat towed them to Mahaica bridge area. Incident reported to Mahaica police station.

11.11.2007: 0500 LT: Corentyne river, Guyana.

The captain and crew of 22 fishing vessels of the number 66 fish complex were left stranded after armed pirates robbed them of their gasoline, engine coils and a quantity of fish glue. Three of the boats returned to the fish complex while many other fishermen were forced to swim to the Coroni shore in Suriname. Rescue teams have gone out to search for the other boats.

04.11.2007: Early hours: Bonny river, Niger delta, Nigeria.

Eight pirates, in a speedboat, armed with guns boarded a vessel underway. They shot one crewmember dead and wounded the others. Pirates ransacked the vessel and stole vessel’s property and escaped.

17.12.2007: 0430 LT: 14:35.2N-120:52.5E: Manila north anchorage, Philippines.

Eight armed pirates boarded a contained ship, at anchor, awaiting berthing instructions. They were spotted by the anti piracy watch and reported to the D/O. Alarm raised and crew alerted. The pirates jumped overboard and escaped in a waiting boat. Nothing was stolen.

30.09.2007: 1900 LT: 14:36.65N – 120:53.25E, Manila international container terminal, Manila, Philippines.

During heavy rain and poor visibility, robbers boarded a container ship unnoticed via the anchor chain. They broke into the CO2 room and stole eight pieces of extension cable for the refrigerator containers and a liferaft. Upon discovery of the robbery, master reported to the port state control centre and the Philippines coast guard. Coast guard conducted investigation and advised to take precautionary measures.

11.09.2007:0030 LT: off Tioman island waters, Malaysia.

Six pirates, in a small high-speed boat, armed with knives boarded a tanker underway. They assaulted all six crewmembers. The captain, received head injures and the crewmembers were robbed off their documents and clothing’s.

08.09.2007: 2100 LT: 01:26.8N – 104:21.4E, 3.5 NM off TG. Punggai, Kota Ttinggi, Malaysia.

Seven pirates, in a wooden boat, armed with guns and knives approached a tanker underway. They boarded the tanker and tied up the master and seven crewmembers with nylon ropes. One crew jumped overboard. Pirates stole cash and personal belongings of master and crew. They left the ship and headed into Indonesian waters. No injuries to crewmembers. The crew who jumped overboard is missing.

19.08.2007: 0100 LT: 06:03.1S – 115:32.84E, approximately 120NM North of Bali, Indonesia.

The master onboard tug SM V discovered that the workboat, Anchor 2, was missing. It was subsequently located at 2150 LT on 20.10.2007. On investigation, it was found that the towing rope was missing. The right side glass window, the doors leading to the steering console and the navigational control were broken. The CSO suspected that some pirates had boarded the unmanned anchor 2 and cut off the towing rope and set the workboat adrift. Incident reported to coastal state and flag state.

*** Bad bike accident:

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*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster:

UNLAWFUL FLIGHT TO AVOID PROSECUTION – ESCAPE

MALCOLM EUGENE KYSOR

On November 25, 2007, Malcolm Eugene Kysor escaped from the State Correctional Institution in Albion, Pennsylvania, where he was serving a life sentence for first degree murder in the beating death of an Ohio man in 1981. Kysor, who worked in the deli area of the prison, climbed into one of a number of garbage cans filled with food scraps, which were loaded onto a prison pickup truck. The cans were then transported outside the fenced-in area of the prison and parked near a prison maintenance facility. At some point after the truck was parked and left unattended, Kysor climbed out of the can and made his getaway. After Kysor was charged locally with escape, a federal complaint was filed and an arrest warrant was issued charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Scars and Marks: Kysor has the following tattoos: a flower and an eagle on his right arm; a rose with two hearts and a flower on his left arm; a devil, heart, and snake on his chest; and a devil with women and an angel on a horse on his abdomen. (Shown Below)

Remarks: Kysor was last known to be wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and white pants. He is also believed to have Hepatitis C.

The tattoos can be seen at:

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/alert/kysor_me.htm

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

*** IABC International Conference

Monday, June 23, 2008, 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

Presenters: Ned Lundquist, ABC and Mary Hills, ABC

Session: Continual Learning – Becoming an ABC, The Global Standard. A Personal Statement

ABCs say they gained new knowledge and skills going through accreditation, noticed greater respect and credibility in their work and used the strategic planning process better as a result of going through the accreditation process. An IABC credential program, accreditation offers communicators a way to demonstrate their ability to think and plan strategically and to successfully manage the skills essential to effective organizational communication in their communication discipline of choice.

Join other communication continual learners as we explore:

– The value of accreditation to organizations and clients as reported in the 2007 Value of Accreditation Survey.

– The accreditation process and timing

– The application, ethics, portfolio of work, written and oral examination processes

– What education and experience are needed to apply for accreditation

http://www.iabc.com/ic/

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*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Insanity is inherited. You get it from your kids.

*** T-shirt of the week: Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic Basketball Tournament

Ohio – St. John’s – St. Mary’s – Hawaii – Louisiana Lafayette – Georgia – Tulane – East Tennesee State

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*** Very cool pins (thanks to Tisa Moore at Sandy Springs, Georgia)

*** Today's musical accompaniment: Na Pua O Hawaii by George Kuo

(This is one of the very earliest recordings of Hawaiian music and the unique sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar)

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A New England Christmas Moment

by Gerard Lebel

A gentle and delicate snowflake makes a landing of icy cold softness, perching itself on the tip of my lash. Scarf and mittens of ecru alpaca, warm the tender neck and hands as frigid winds chap lips and cheeks.

Crowds of people bustling to and fro, carrying gifts of plenty, along with hopes and dreams for a brighter tomorrow. Snowcapped pine trees with intermittent twinkling lights and a holy manger scene, adorn the town commons.

As I now make a speedy dash home, I realize it is a classic Christmas moment in New England. Pure sparkling snow gently falling, creating a beautiful White Christmas and yet in an instant… before I can even bat an eyelash… that delicate snowflake has melted.

Cherish and enjoy these moments in life… they may never come again. “To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.”

– Charles Horton Cooley

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