JOTW 01-2008


Experience the Planet!

Sign up for The Very Next Step newsletter, because your journey to adventure begins with a single step.

Anyone can join. It’s free! To be a subscriber: Send a blank email to:


JOTW 01-2008

7 January 2008

“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.”

– Buddha

Welcome to the award winning free Job of the Week e-mail networking newsletter for professional communicators, dedicated to the positive unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.” 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 (

To read this list on the web, go to the JOTW online at: or

To subscribe for free, send a blank e-mail to To unsubscribe, read the instructions at the end of the newsletter.

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

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

*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Tons of great jobs!

1.) Editor, D&R International, Silver Spring, MD

2.) Press Secretary, Department: Communications, Office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Chicago, IL

3.) Corporate Communications Specialist, consumer corporation, central NJ

4.) Marketing e-Commerce Coordinator, FSG SERVICES, LLC, The Manitowoc Company, Manitowoc, WI

5.) Public Relations Manager – Government Relations, National Marine Manufactures Association, Washington, D.C.

6.) LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC

7.) Public Relations Intern, Gibraltar Associates, Washington, DC and Los Angeles.

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

9.) Business Writer, Business & Industry Connection (BIC), Baton Rouge, LA

10.) Director of Communications, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Columbus, Ohio

11.) Policy & Intranet Coordinator, Virginia Lottery, Richmond, Virginia

12.) Manager of Public Relations, Energy Company, Puget Sound region, Washington State

13.) Part-time web producer/, The Record, Bergen County, NJ

14.) Research Analyst, Marketing Department, Triple Canopy, Herndon, VA

15.) The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Associate Director of Communications, Washington, DC

16.) Media and Communications Manager, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

17.) Development Communications Manager, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

19.) Corporate Communication SpecialistLocation, Lundbeck, Valby, Denmark

20.) Communications Associate, New York Community Trust, New York, New York

21.) Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Relations, School of

Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at

Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

22.) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Public Communication, School of

Communication, The American University, Washington, DC

23.) Account Coordinator, Porter Novelli Life Sciences, San Diego, CA

24.) Communications Advisor, Save the Children New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

25.) Public Relations Account Manager, Brand Action Team, Avon, CT

26.) Communications/Publications Officer, Canberra The Group of Eight (Go8), Canberra, ACT, Australia

27.) Media Relations Officer, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York, NY

28.) Assistant Professor-The Department of English, Speech and Journalism,

Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

29.) Faculty, Communications/Public Relations, Salem State College, Salem,


30.) VP of External Relations, National Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

31.) Director of Media Relations, RAND Corp. , Arlington, VA or Santa Monica, CA.

32.) Communications Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington, Everett, Washington

33.) Communications & PR Director, Washington International School, Washington, DC

34.) Senior Account Executive, Scott Public Relations, Canoga Park, CA

35.) Global Communications and Public Affairs, Manager, Advertising, Google, Mountain View, CA

36.) Tenure Track Faculty Position, Organizational Communication, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

37.) Public Relations Manager, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, Switzerland

38.) Marketing Specialist (Graphic Design, Web Design), Sewer Equipment Company of America, GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS


40.) Communications Manager, Marketing Communications, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, CA

41.) Communications Manager, Adaptis, Seattle, Washington

42.) Assistant/Associate Professor – Broadcast Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

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

44.) Manager, Communications-MD/DE/RCH Region, Comcast, Baltimore, Maryland

45.) Media Relations Officer, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC

46.) Corporate Relations Manager, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington

47.) Marketing Manager, SNM, Reston, Virginia

48.) Corporate Communications Manager, General Electric, Shanghai, CHINA

49.) Summer 2008 Intern, Turner Sports Public Relations, Atlanta, GA

50.) Corporate Communications Marketing Manager – Entertainment, CyberCoders, Washington, DC

51. Director of Public Relations, offered by Charet & Associates ( Recruiter), Washington DC area

52.) Marketing Communications Manager, Colbond, Inc., Asheville, NC

53.) Public Relations Assistant, Medical Mission Sisters, Philadelphia, PA

54.) Project Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, Vertex, Berwyn, PA

55.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Airgas, Radnor, PA

56.) Account Executive, Public Relations, Brownstein Group, Philadelphia, PA

57.) Customer Care Professional, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miramar, Florida

*** Weekly Piracy Report

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster

…and more! All with a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

“I am a long time reader of JOTW who has opened his own marketing and sales consultancy called Scott Oser Associates. Scott Oser Associates, Inc. is dedicated to assisting non-profit and for-profit organizations with the development of effective marketing programs designed to increase membership, sponsorship, exhibit and advertising sales, showcase products and services and maximize return on investment from publications and websites.

With more than a decade of experience in circulation growth, member acquisition and product marketing, Scott Oser Associates, Inc. has the industry expertise to meet, and exceed, your sales and marketing goals. If you ever have the need for our services please contact us directly at or via telephone at 301-279-0468. If you wish to learn more about us and the work we have done you can also visit our website at”

(Want to pitch yourself? Send your One Paragraph Pitch to Only one OPP will appear per issue, and it always runs first.)

*** Networking and Professional Development Luncheon

What’s the true value of accreditation and your ability to Be Heard™?

February 28, 2008, 11 am – 1 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy,516 N. Clark Street, Chicago (use the banquet entrance off of Grand Ave.)

Does accreditation contribute to professional development, strengthen organizations andenhance the communications profession? To find out, IABC/Chicago and L.C. Williams & Associates co-sponsored a research survey, which was conducted in the fall of 2007 with accredited business communicators worldwide. Ned Lundquist, ABC and vice chair of the Accreditation Council, will present those findings and their implications to individuals, organizations and to the communication profession. Find out what ABCs know and want to share with their fellow communicators.

Ned Lundquist, ABC

Senior Science Advisor

Alion Science and Technology

McLean, VA

and Vice-Chair of the IABC Accreditation Council

Ned is a senior science advisor with Alion Science and Technology who provides strategic communication support to the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Directorate. He's won several IABC Gold Quill Awards, the IABC Jake Wittmer Award for excellence in Communication Research, a PRSA Silver Anvil Award, and numerous other awards. Ned has been president of two IABC chapters and a district director. He currently is vice chair of the IABC Accreditation Council. Ned is editor and publisher of the Job of the Week email networking newsletter for professional communicators, dedicated to the positive and unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.”

*** In the next “Your Very Next Step” newsletter:

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve encountered on the trail?

Is it something you saw? Somebody you met? A revelation from within? Share your stories with Ned at

*** Preparing for your Accreditation Exam – 31 January 2008

*** From Pat Valdata:

Hi, Ned.

Mr. Dombek asked:

Finally, I must ask: why is the writer and others like him/her so

threatened by expressions of Judeo-Christian beliefs? Expressions of

belief in other deities (or the absence thereof) does not evoke anything

approaching the enmity that was barely concealed beneath the surface of

his/her communiqué. Could it be because, deep in their subconscious,

they're afraid we're right?

The short answer is “no.”

I am guessing, because I don’t know the writer who prompted this discussion, that the person just snapped, because we start seeing Christmas messages before Halloween, and by the time Christmas actually arrives many people are just ready to get back to business-as-usual. Also, some Christians are Christian in name only, possibly not even attending church regularly, but going all out during the Christmas season, so there’s an undercurrent of hypocrisy at this time of year that may have added to the writer’s frustration. Some Christians are extremely intolerant of other belief systems; I live in an area where “[e]xpressions of belief in other deities (or the absence thereof)” does indeed evoke enmity. These attitudes are more widespread than Mr. Dombek may think—just look at the hostility expressed toward Mit Romney because of his LDS faith.

I agree with everyone who has noted that JOTW is yours to do with as you wish, Ned, and that the writer who complained about Pat’s prayer should have understood that. But I also am disappointed in the tenor of some of the writing I’ve seen in JOTW about that person, although I am not surprised, because anyone who expresses a minority point of view in this country encounters hostility. We saw it when we integrated schools, and racism is still evident so many years later; any woman who calls herself a feminist still encounters ridicule, yet we seem to have forgotten what it was like before sexual harassment policies went into effect. I think nonbelievers and non-Christians go through something similar these days; as Deidra pointed out, “In God We Trust” is even on the currency.

My hope is that some day we will be truly tolerant of all belief systems, including atheism. It’s one reason why I support the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. I wonder how many objections you and Pat would have received had the prayer been directed to “Allah”?

May you, JOTW and all of your subscribers have much success in the new year.



*** From Bob Stewart:

Dear Ned,

I overlooked seeing the message to all from Pat Tracey(?) … also the one that caused your unnamed subscriber to speak to rudely and offensively to you. Could you cut and send me Pat's holiday message. I would very much like to read what Pat wrote and you posted online to your subscribers.

You are a fine gentleman and distinguished professional who provides an invaluable service to his colleagues in he communications business. I join so many others who appreciate what you do. I hope you and your family enjoyed a blessed Christmas and will also enjoy a peaceful and Happy New Year and many good things throughout 2008.

With best wishes and gratitude,

Bob Stewart

(You can see them at

*** From (name withheld):

Ned — Not to keep kicking this poor horse, but I

thought this would add some humor to the discussion

about your holiday blessing. Maybe I'll share my own

feelings about it next year!

I wanted to send some sort of holiday greeting to my

friends and colleagues, but it is so difficult in

today's world to know exactly what to say without

offending someone. So I met with my lawyer yesterday,

and on her advice I wish to say the following:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit,

my best wishes for an environmentally conscious,

socially responsible, low stress, non addictive,

gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice

holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions

of religious persuasion or secular practices of your

choice with respect for the religious/secular

persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their

choice not to practice religious or secular traditions

at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally

fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of

the onset of the generally accepted calendar year

2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of

choice of other cultures whose contributions to

society have helped make our country great (not to

imply that the United States of America is necessarily

greater than any other country) and without regard to

the race, creed, color, age, physical ability,

religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these


This greeting is subject to clarification or

withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no

alteration to the original greeting. It implies no

promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the

wishes for her/him or others and is void where

prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole

discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to

perform as expected within the usual application of

good tidings for a period of one year or until the

issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever

comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of

this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole

discretion of the wisher .

Best Regards (without prejudice)

Name withheld (Privacy act).

*** From Antoinette:

Greetings Edward:

I can't thank you enough!!!

Because of you I found out about several job opportunities in the DC metro area. Many were great matches and in the end I was offered two positions! I chose the one that I felt was the best match for me and will be starting in mid-January!

I couldn't ask for a better Christmas present, nor a better way to start of 2008!

Happy New Year and much thanks,


*** From Mark Sofman:


“Human capital” now that's a detestable euphemism. It's right up, er, down there with “right-sizing” and “re-engineering.” Makes one wonder if employers using such terminology have any professional communicators on staff.



*** Sonja Johnson publishes the HEPN newsletter for the Hospitality and Event Planning Network, a career and relationship building newsletter network for all who work in the hospitality and event planning industries, modeled after the JOTW network. You can subscribe for free by sending a blank e-mail to

*** Jacksonville will jar Pats:

Happy New Year, Ned, and thank you again for your much valued service. If I may, I'd like to submit a comment to your comment about the Patriots. As a lifelong DC-area resident, I am no fan of the Giants, but was rooting for them loudly in their contest with the Pats. I was certain NY would go in with their starters and would at the least fight against a second straight loss at home. Yes, the Patriots pulled it out — very narrowly — at the end, but the Redskins defeated the Giants by a considerably wider margin at the Meadowlands. That said, if this were a gaming venue (and if I were a betting sort, which I'm not), I'd be tempted to wager against an undefeated season for the Patriots. I'm with Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post. He advised readers to keep an eye on Jacksonville when they challenge the Pats in a couple of weeks. I additionally continue to keep the faith in our local and newly inspired underdogs. The way they're playing, well, look out, Tom Brady, if we get another shot at you in the post season!


(The Redskins victory over Dallas was huge, for Washington. I don’t think Dallas cared. And I agree, Jacksonville is a very good team and is certainly capable of beating New England. A number of teams have been capable of beating New England. It’s just that so far those teams have not done so.)

*** From Alice:

It was widely circulated that Dallas didn't care. Doesn't mean it's true. We in DC would cite Wade Phillips who started challenging calls from the first minutes (and paced the sidelines throughout like a caged cat), and to Tony Romo who was scrambling, but appeared plain confused. Yes, the Patriots are masters at exploiting the errors of better teams, but it's the playoffs now, baby! The team that wants it more — that would be the Redskins, for one — should strike fear into Belichick's dastardly heart : -)))

I know whose side you're on, Ned, and respect the team and its amazing record (particularly in light of the many dismal seasons NE and the fans have endured) this year. I just wouldn't be too fast to make book on an undefeated season. IMO. Exciting times in the NFL!


(The Redskins lost an exciting game on Saturday. They came from behind to take the lead in the second half. There were fumbles. Blown kicks. Missed field goals. Penalties. Interceptions. Incredible returns. And back-to-back scoring. In the end, the skins could not prevail. Meanwhile, the Celtics beat Detroit, which had won 11 in a row. Since the Red Sox lost Game 4 of the ALCS on Oct. 16, the Sox, Patriots, and Celtics have combined for an otherworldly 46-3 record. Sadly, Marqyette lost in Morgantown.)

*** JOTW Ingenuity Award:

After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

*** From Greg Marsh:


Greetings, and Happy New Year to you and yours! Here's a job at my wife's company.

Greg Marsh

1.) Editor, D&R International, Silver Spring, MD

D&R International, Inc., a family-friendly environmental consulting firm in Silver Spring just minutes from the Metro, seeks an experienced Editor to join our Editorial Team. The Editor will ensure that documents read well, are error free, meet deadlines without fail, and conform to clients' style guidelines. This position will also be responsible for proposal coordination. The successful candidate will have superior writing and editing skills and 5+ years of experience editing technical and non-technical documents for government, business, and the public. This is a part-time position, with the potential to be full-time. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to EOE.

*** From Kelly Jakubek:


We would like to post the attached job description on your website. This is a communications/public relations position with the Office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Kelly Jakubek

Press Office

Office of Governor Blagojevich

James R.Thompson Center

100 W. Randolph, Ste.16-100

Chicago, IL 60601

2.) Press Secretary, Department: Communications, Office of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Chicago, IL

Position Summary:

The Press Secretary plays an integral part in creating the administration's message and disseminating it to the media. The successful candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills; strong record in media relations and crisis communications; and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

Position Responsibilities:

* Build and maintain relationships with members of the press

* Act as a spokesperson, proactively pitching stories and developing/delivering reaction to reporters’ inquiries

* Collaborate with Governor’s press staff and agency press officers to generate ideas and develop media strategies

* Assist in organizing press conferences and other media-related events

* Draft and edit press releases and other materials for distribution


* Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or relevant field

* Five or more years of experience in media relations and/or public relations

* Demonstrated record of success in pitching and placing stories in major media outlets

* Ability to work under tight deadlines

* Ability to implement long-term media strategies, as well as react to rapid-response needs from internal and external sources on a daily basis

* Desire to work in a team-based, cooperative environment

* Experience in government or political settings a plus

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resumes via email to Rebecca Rausch, Deputy Director of Communications,

*** From Elaine Marshall:


For the JOTW. Forwarded from Marie Raperto, Cantor Executive Search Solutions

3.) Corporate Communications Specialist, consumer corporation, central NJ

Media Relations Specialist, consumer corporation, central NJ

My client, a central NJ consumer corporation, is looking to fill two positions: Corporate Communications Specialist and Media Relations Specialist.

The Corporate Communications Specialist will be involved in developing press releases, media kits, articles, researching and developing content for all consumer information and marketing communications including brochures and newsletters, direct mail pieces and developing content for the web. Requirements include: 3-5 years proven writing/journalism experience, crisis management communications a must.

Media Relations Specialist will support and brief management before media interviews, develop program recommendations and plans for internal clients, generate ideas for media outreach and pitch efforts, act as corporate spokesperson, implement press conferences and community events. Requirements include 7-10 years experience in media relations.

If you know of anyone or would like more information, please let me know.

My best wishes for a happy, healthy 2008

Marie Raperto

Cantor Executive Search Solutions

4.) Marketing e-Commerce Coordinator, FSG SERVICES, LLC, The Manitowoc Company, Manitowoc, WI

5.) Public Relations Manager – Government Relations, National Marine Manufactures Association, Washington, D.C.

6.) LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC

Active Northeast Freshman Democrat seeks organized and highly motivated legislative correspondent for intense mail operation. Responsibilities include writing constituent letters and managing the mail/constituent database. The legislative correspondent is also partly responsible for supervising interns. Excellent writing skills and Hill experience required. Familiarity with IQ preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience — likely in the low 30s. Please send resume and cover letter to

*** From Betsy Glick:


Happy New Year and best wishes for a great 2008!

Don't know how many college students are subscribed to JOTW, but they may be interested to know about this internship (3-month minimum commitment) that Eric Bovim forwarded to me.

Thanks for passing this on!


Betsy Glick

7.) Public Relations Intern, Gibraltar Associates, Washington, DC and Los Angeles.

Gibraltar Associates, a consulting company with offices in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, is seeking an intern to work with multinational clients on public policy, public relations and brand management projects. The ideal candidate brings outstanding written and oral communications skills, an interest in public relations and international policy, as well as strong academic, technology and research skills. The successful candidate will provide administrative support to firm principals by conducting media and issue research, project and event support, report generation various office tasks.

Must be available for a minimum of three months.


. Enrolled in undergraduate degree program in a related field with an above average GPA

. Ability to prioritize work assignments and contribute to projects under tight deadlines

. Superior time-management skills and proven ability to execute long-term projects

.Avid interest and understanding of news media and the interplay between public perception and public policy

. Proactive with a strong work ethic

. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Compensation is an hourly rate based on experience. Submit a cover letter and resume to

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

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Hi, Ned!

Happy New Year! I sincerely hope that 2008 is a fantastic year for you and your family.

I have a job listing from Louisiana to pass along. Although it's dated Dec. 12, it was still open when I checked this morning.

Best regards,


9.) Business Writer, Business & Industry Connection (BIC), Baton Rouge, LA

Writer needed for industrial publication.

The Business & Industry Connection (BIC) covers markets including oil and gas, refining, chemical, pulp and paper, and power.

An experienced writer with excellent editing and proofreading skills is needed immediately in our Baton Rouge office. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, disciplined and able to work under strict deadlines.

Related degree and experience working for deadline-oriented publications preferred. Experience in marketing, public relations and/or advertising a plus. Some travel required.

Please send cover letter, résumé and writing samples to or fax to (225) 751-9993.

10.) Director of Communications, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Columbus, Ohio

*** From Jean Farmer:

Happy new year, Ned! The Virginia Lottery has a job opening. Would you please list this in the 1/7/08 issue of JOTW? Thanks!

Jean Farmer

11.) Policy & Intranet Coordinator, Virginia Lottery, Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Lottery, an independent state agency, is seeking an individual to coordinate policy, procedure and form development; assist with intranet development and manage intranet content; and assist with various special projects, research and analysis assigned by the Executive Director (including strategic planning and industry research). This position requires excellent writing skills; an ability to streamline processes; utilization of form and template features in Word, Adobe and other relevant software; and an ability to use technology to best present, categorize and organize documents that 250 employees use daily for reference purposes. The Virginia Lottery will accept online applications until January 18, 2008. To view complete details and to apply online please visit our website at EOE

*** From Annie K. Shaffer:

Judy’s latest position she is filling is below. She would like to list it in Job of the Week if possible.

Thank you.

Annie Shaffer

Judith Cushman & Associates

12.) Manager of Public Relations, Energy Company, Puget Sound region, Washington State

The Manager of Public Relations is the most senior staff member reporting to the head of the Corporate Communications department. S/he will be acting leader when the head is unavailable and will have access to the senior officers within the company as needed. The Manager has 4-direct reports and 2-indirect reports for a total 6 professional employees when the Public Relations function is fully staffed.

The Manager is responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies, plans and activities, supporting executive communications, and delivering and positioning key messages to target audiences. A key objective is to foster a consistent and common language across the company and to advance the company’s reputation as well as ensure successful operations. S/he will work collaboratively with the head to accomplish these goals.

–Develop and manage relationships with editors, news reporters and public relations/information counterparts with companies and agencies important to the company and other key constituents

–Write and persuasively pitch stories to key media to obtain maximum publicity opportunities

–Support the head of the Corporate Communications department in daily management of certain media relations and other communications functions

–Manage the company’s 24/7/365 media response program so that there is always a representative available

–Develop and align message consistency with communications strategy, company goals and business objectives.

A minimum of 8-years work with a mix of agency and organizational employers showing increasing responsibility and media relations experience is essential. A BA or BS is required. The company offers a lump sum payment to relocate. It consists of two-month’s salary where the company pays the taxes on the amount offered. Compensation is based upon experience and is competitive within the range established by the corporation. The position is bonus eligible.

For further information: In confidence, contact Judith Cushman, retained search

425 392 8660;;, Bellevue, WA.

*** From Beth King, APR, who got it from Doug Clancy:

If you know anyone who would be interested in this position, could you please forward this email to him/her? Thanks.

Doug Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

13.) Part-time web producer/, The Record, Bergen County, NJ

The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an opening for a part-time web producer. The producer is an all-around journalist who applies technical skills and a nose for news to update, the Web site for The Record, with compelling content. You will publish articles, write headlines, choose photos and layer pieces with Web-only tools – links to further information, for example. You also will create photo galleries and add audio, video and interactive elements. HTML, PhotoShop and writing/editing skills will be tested. Additional technical skills such as CSS, XML, DHTML, Flash, Freehand and Illustrator are a plus. Hours and days are variable. If interested, send a resume and links to work samples to by Jan. 18. Please write “Part-time producer” in the subject field.

*** From Jayanti Menches:

Dear Ned:

Happy New Year!

Appreciate it if you would post the following vacancy in the JOTW


Best Regards,


14.) Research Analyst, Marketing Department, Triple Canopy, Herndon, VA

Essential Functions

* Conducts comprehensive market assessments and forecasts that identify

key market trends, business drivers and challenges impacting business

* Provides detailed company profiling, competitor capabilities overviews

and analysis of strategic actions and implications

* Evaluates customer requirements, preferences and budgets

* Maintains an in-depth knowledge of designated markets and trends

* Supports the development of market research briefs and newsletters


* A bachelor's degree in marketing or business. Graduate degree


* At least five years of solid writing, editing and research experience,

preferably within the security services industry

* Proficient in the use of research analysis and analytical tools

* Capable of coordinating and tasking outside vendors for primary

research projects

* Ability to extract and analyze data as well as translate statistical

jargon and findings into succinct documents written in business terms

* Strong presentation, communications and analytical skills, plus

demonstrated skills to handle a variety of assignments simultaneously.

* Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if required

Apply on line at or email

*** From Alex Wohl:

Hi Ned,

Happy New Year. Could you please post the attached job description for an Associate Director of Communications on your JOTW, beginning next issue? I’ve included it the text below and here a link where’s it’s available on our web site. Thanks very much.

Alex Wohl

Director of Communications

American Constitution Society

1303 H. Street, NW,

Washington, DC 20005


15.) The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Associate Director of Communications, 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:

• Promote ACS publications and events to traditional and online media;

• Draft press releases and advisories;

• 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 (; or fax (202-393-6189): attention: Liz Fujii. No phone calls please.

*** From Teresa Diaz:

Good Morning,

Will you please run the following in the latest Job of the Week listing? Kindly advise what fee, if any, will be charged to run this size and the time period that it will run.

Please call me directly if there are any questions or concerns.

Thanks so much!


16.) Media and Communications Manager, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

Helps manage the city’s public relations and communications strategies and programs; works with city officials to provide senior level professional services and counsel in public relations, media relations, issues/crisis management and marketing; develops and implements comprehensive citizen awareness campaigns, including those involving issues of controversy, conflict or crisis; provides leadership and supervision for a team of nine professionals. Requires 10 years of public relations experience, including five years of recent experience in a supervisory capacity. Starting salary range is $57,130 – $69,130; pay range is $57,130 – $85,695. For more information and to apply online (by 2/2/08) log on to – EOE.

Teresa Diaz

Media & Communications Coordinator

Virginia Beach City Manager's Office

Media & Communications Group

757.385.4407 (Office)

757.385.5665 (Fax)

17.) Development Communications Manager, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

18.) National Account Executive, Politico &, Arlington Virginia

19.) Corporate Communication SpecialistLocation, Lundbeck, Valby, Denmark

Lundbeck's Corporate Communication department is looking for a Corporate Communication Specialist who can help strengthen Lundbeck's corporate communication internally and externally.

Corporate Communication is responsible for Lundbeck's media relations and internal corporate communications worldwide. The department works closely with Lundbeck's Investor Relations department in order to ensure consistent and business-aligned communication with all of Lundbeck's stakeholders. The Corporate Communication and Investor Relations departments have a total of eight highly engaged and specialised full-time employees. In 2008 we plan to recruit four new communication specialists. We want to be at the forefront of media relations, internal communications, investor relations and with regard to the Group's websites. We measure our performance to ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets.

It is our ambition to ensure open, honest and effective communication that helps create positive relations between Lundbeck and our stakeholders. As a new employee, you will play a pivotal role in the translation of this ambition into practice.

The job

You will facilitate and support the Corporate Communication department's activities in order to ensure that Lundbeck's internal and external communication activities create a consistent and distinct profile for Lundbeck.

You will maintain and update the corporate message platform, design manual and visual identity. You will facilitate and update Lundbeck's issues management systems and procedures. You will lead and participate in internal and external communication projects and activities.

You are enthusiastic about corporate communication and you are capable of both internal and external communication and of translating strategies and tactics into practice.

The person

You have a relevant degree in communication and several years of experience, preferably from a large international company or consultancy.

You have experience within issues and crisis management.

You have a proven track record within strategic corporate communication.

You have great advisory skills.

You have a clear grasp of issues related to business and society.

You are ambitious and assertive but also a flexible, service-minded team player.

You are an enterprising initiator as well as a finisher and you are respected by your colleagues and business partners.

You are fluent in written and spoken English.

Further information

Please contact Head of Corporate Communication, Anders Schroll on tel. +45 3643 2081, or by e-mail at: We also recommend that you visit our website

Your application

Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than 15 January 2008.

20.) Communications Associate, New York Community Trust, New York, New York

21.) Assistant or Associate Professor in Public Relations, School of

Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at

Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of

North Carolina at Chapel Hill is searching for an outstanding person to

join its faculty as an assistant or associate professor in public

relations, in the research tenure track.

Duties: Teach two courses a semester. Perform other customary duties of

a faculty member: research and scholarly activities, advising and


Qualifications: Applicants should have at least two years of teaching

experience beyond the Ph.D. and a solid research record. Professional

experience in public relations and interests in international

communication and/or corporate social responsibility is a plus.

Applicants for the position should be able to teach a variety of public

relations core courses, including “Principles of Public Relations,”

“Case Studies,” “Public Relations Writing,” and “Public Relations

Campaigns.” Applicants also would teach courses at the graduate level;

they also should be capable of supervising graduate students' theses and


Starting date for the appointment: July 1, 2008.

Applications: Submit a letter, curriculum vita or resume, and at least

three references. If you wish, submit course syllabi and other material

electronically or via US mail, all to:

Dr. Lois Boynton, Chair,

Public Relations Search Committee

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Campus Box 3365

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3365

Telephone: (919) 843-8342

Fax: (919) 962-0620

Email: This email address is being protected

from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

School's Website:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal-opportunity


22.) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Public Communication, School of

Communication, The American University, Washington, DC

The School of Communication at American University is seeking to fill

two tenure-track positions in its Public Communication Division for

Academic Year 2008-2009.

Position Description: Two tenure-track faculty positions, at the rank of

Assistant or Associate Professor, to teach undergraduate and graduate

courses in strategic communication or related communication areas.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities involve an average

five-course load per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses

in full-time and weekend programs. In addition to teaching, research,

writing, and publishing, candidate will be expected to participate in

the development of new courses and programs in strategic communication.

All faculty members are expected to advise students; continue scholarly,

professional, or creative work; and participate in School and University

activities and governance.

Qualifications: A strong background in communication, plus a proven

record of experience in one or more of the following areas: strategic

communication, political communication, international/multi-cultural

communication, science/environmental/health communication, advocacy

communication, corporate communication, public relations, social

marketing, communication theory, and/or research methods. Evidence that

demonstrates the potential for developing a body of work recognized for

its excellence in the academic and/or professional communities; evidence

that candidate has the desire and ability for continuing achievement in

areas of teaching, scholarship and/or creative and professional

endeavors; evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level.

Advanced degree required, Ph.D. with professional experience or MA with

significant professional experience preferred.

American University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and

minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The School: The School of Communication has over 900 undergraduate and

300 graduate students in film & media arts, journalism, and public

communication programs. American University is an independent,

co-educational university with more than 11,000 students.

Salary: Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and


Application Materials: Letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume,

copies of teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information

for three references should be sent to:

Public Communication Search

Kathryn Montgomery & Matthew Nisbet, Co-Chairs

Attn: Ashley Ackerley

School of Communication

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20016-8017

For more information, visit our Web site at, or send an

e-mail to

23.) Account Coordinator, Porter Novelli Life Sciences, San Diego, CA

Porter Novelli Life Sciences is a communications firm focusing exclusively on the diverse needs of life science companies. Porter Novelli Life Sciences, a division of Porter Novelli, offers global public relations services including investor relations, product communications, corporate positioning, FDA communications, medical convention support, advocacy outreach, academic and professional alliance building and strategically focused media campaigns.

We are seeking results-oriented individuals to join our team at the account coordinator level. The responsibilities for the entry-level Account Coordinator position will include: day-to-day administrative duties for the account team, media monitoring, media list development including creation and maintenance of media clip reports, media kits assembly, media pitching, research on editorial opportunities, assistance with press release writing, event coordination assignments and ad-hoc projects as required.

Skills required include good written and verbal skills, proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities, efficiency in word processing, database management and online research, demonstrated ability to work well with others and a positive flexible attitude that will lend itself to client services.

Previous related internship is preferred. BA degree preferably in Communications, Journalism English or PR-related discipline.

To apply for this position, please visit the Careers section of our Web site at and click on Career Finder and then click on San Diego location and apply for the position.

Contact Name: Linda Frankel

Phone: 6198496000

Fax: 6198495394


24.) Communications Advisor, Save the Children New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

Save the Children New Zealand, a leading child rights based development

organisation, has an opportunity for a Communications Adviser to join

its team at National Office in Wellington.

You are an experienced communicator able to deliver internal and

external communications strategies. You'll be adept in producing high

quality publications and have a commitment to the development of quality

donor and supporter communications.

Equally, you are a proactive writer and manager of web content

understanding the need to shape content to meet online needs.

Identifying and securing media opportunities will motivate you as will

the need to work under pressure and to deadline.

Reference No. HLO_249421

Full position descriptions can be accessed on our website

Please send applications, quoting reference number HLO_249421, to Taz

O'Toole, McLaren Associates Limited, PO Box 10-554, Wellington, phone:

04-499-1069, email: by 5pm Monday 7th January 2008.

*** From Steve Raye:

25.) Public Relations Account Manager, Brand Action Team, Avon, CT

• We are an Avon, CT based marketing consulting agency that specializes in F&B with a focus in wine/beer/spirits. This job requires that an applicant MUST LIVE WITHIN COMMUNTING DISTANCE OF AVON, CT

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or journalism

• Minimum 1-3 years experience in public relations either in an agency or client side with successful track record of results

• Outstanding research, writing and editing skills for releases, case studies, backgrounders, white-papers, speeches, and articles

• Smart, aggressive, creative, innovative marketer with proven ability to integrate pr solutions into the broad mix of marketing activities, and contribute creatively with a focus on measurable results.

• Familiar with traditional as well as internet-based media outlets, how to reach and cultivate those relationships and an intimate understanding of media’s needs and interests.

• Experience in the wine/beer/spirit and or F&B industry preferred.

• Existing relationships with consumer press editors a plus

Job Description:

• Play a major role in the strategy, research, planning, development, execution and measurement of public relations programs

• Extensive copywriting including, but not limited to: press releases, media alerts, internal publications, company Web site and any other form of written correspondence needed to execute our public relations strategies

• Take responsibility for budgetary issues including account profitability

• Contribute to the company’s new business development activity

• Manage, update and expand media contact lists and databases, and create relationships with targeted editors/writers

• Manage vendor relations and billing issues

• Provide a high level of client service and operate with a sense of urgency and commitment to timetables and budgets.

• Keep management informed on all activities

• Oversee press clip monitoring, reporting and distribution

• Proof all copy written by self and other team members with due diligence and in a timely manner


Steve Raye

Steve Raye

Managing Partner

Brand Action Team

One Darling Drive

Avon, CT 06001


26.) Communications/Publications Officer, Canberra The Group of Eight (Go8), Canberra, ACT, Australia

The Go8, a coalition of leading Australian universities, invites

applications from highly motivated and energetic people to become a

valued member of a small, dynamic team based in Canberra. The successful

applicant is likely to be a recent communications graduate with website

and graphic design skills.


* Website design and management

* Design and production of the Go8 suite of publications including

brochures, newsletters and policy papers

* Developing presentations and other material for a variety of

Australian and international audiences

* Managing communication processes with stakeholders

* Responding to external enquiries regarding the Go8

* Other duties as consistent with the classification of the position.


* Tertiary degree or equivalent work experience in communications and/or

website/publications/graphic design

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Excellent information technology skills

* High level interpersonal skills

* Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a small


* Self-motivation, organisation and initiative


* Experience in using database applications

* Skills in Dreamweaver and Illustrator (or similar package) will be

highly regarded

Remuneration & Commencement: A salary package in the range of $40,000 to

$50,000 is negotiable depending on experience and relevant

qualifications. We hope to fill this position in February/March 2008.

For further information

Applications close 14 January 2008.

Contact: Kerrie Thornton, phone: 02 6239 5488, email:

Please send a covering letter (maximum two pages) addressing the above

selection criteria and enclosing your curriculum vitae (with contact

details for two referees), to: PO Box 6229 O'Connor ACT 2602 or email:

27.) Media Relations Officer, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, New York, NY

The Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children works to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and adolescents. As an advocacy organization the Women’s Commission is dedicated to bringing about systemic changes that lead to greater respect for the rights of uprooted women, children and adolescents. The organization strives to effect policy change with broad, worldwide impact.

The Women’s Commission is legally part of the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Women’s Commission receives no direct financial support from the IRC.


The Media Relations Officer is responsible for the overall media outreach for the Women’s Commission, including increasing media and public attention to the concerns of refugee women and children. S/he will be part of a small Communications team and will report directly to the Director of Strategic Affairs.


Pitch stories to major news outlets;

Develop relationships with individual journalists – print, television, radio, blogs through active pitching of stories;

Write and distribute press materials including pitch letters, news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, bios, op-eds and letters to the editor;

Handle standard media inquiries;

Edit and distribute issue talking points;

Develop strategy on and organize media events including press conferences, media breakfasts and press/blogger conference calls;

Oversee media database;

Manage the monitoring of Women’s Commission issues in the press, including online media and regular distribution to staff; and

Organize media training for appropriate staff.


Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum of 7-10 years work experience, including four years of media relations experience; Non-profit or agency experience preferred.

Strong writing and editing skills and keen attention to detail; ability to produce clear, concise written materials on tight deadlines.

Excellent phone and in-person presentation manner.

Detailed knowledge of media relations from key trade publications to national outlets to popular culture outlets, including familiarity with magazines and blogs.

Demonstrated interest in international/humanitarian issues.

Reports to: Director of Strategic Affairs

Deadline to Apply: 18 January 2008

To apply please submit résumé and salary requirements via e-mail to:

Mary Jane Escobar-Collins, Operations Officer


Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children

New York, NY 10168-1289

Fax: 212.551.3180


The Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children/ International Rescue Committee considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability. The Women’s Commission/ IRC is an equal opportunity employer.

28.) Assistant Professor-The Department of English, Speech and Journalism,

Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA

The Department of English, Speech and Journalism at

Georgia College & State University seeks a specialist in Linguistics and

the Growth of the English Language for an Assistant Professor, tenure

track appointment. We seek a PhD to teach undergraduate and graduate

courses at a liberal arts university. Departmental needs include

Linguistics, the History of the English Language, Old and Middle English

Language and Literature, World Literature, and Composition. It is

imperative that the successful candidate demonstrate the ability to

teach a diverse student population. An interest in faculty/student

collaboration, internationalization, and Interdisciplinary Studies would

be an advantage. Excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and

university/community service are requirements for promotion and tenure.

To apply, please send letter of application, vita, three letters of

recommendation, and copies of transcripts for all degree-granting

institutions (official copies required prior to appointment) to Dr.

Eustace Palmer, Search Chair, Department of English, Speech and

Journalism, CBX 044, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville,

GA 31061. For fullest consideration, applications should be postmarked

by Nov. 1, 2007.

GCSU offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs and 18

graduate-level programs in four schools – the School of Liberal Arts and

Sciences, the J. Whitney Bunting School of Business, the John H.

Lounsbury School of Education and the School of Health Sciences. The

university is a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts

College (COPLAC), an organization of publicly funded institutions with a

strong dedication to liberal arts.

GCSU has been named a Top 20 public university by U.S. News & World

Report, and in 2005, the university was named a “College of Distinction”

by a national publication, the only public university in Georgia to

receive the honor. The campus occupies 43 acres in the heart of historic

Milledgeville, GA, located 90 miles southeast of Atlanta and 30 miles

northeast of Macon. Milledgeville is a vibrant, diverse, and growing

small college town of about 20,000 people in Baldwin County (about

45,000 residents). The community offers its residents many cultural,

dining, entertainment and recreational options. Beautiful Lake Sinclair

is nearby.

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest among the

University's four schools with about 3,000 students and 150 full-time

faculty in ten academic departments: Art; Biology/Environmental

Sciences; Chemistry and Physics; English, Speech and Journalism;

Government and Sociology; History, Geography and Philosophy;

Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Music and Theatre; and

Psychology. The Interdisciplinary Studies program also includes

Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Africana Studies, and Women's


For more information, visit our Web site at

For a list of open faculty positions, visit

Georgia is an Open Records state. The finalist will be required to

submit to a background investigation. GCSU is an Equal Opportunity,

Affirmative-Action Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic

communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It

is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment.

Persons who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with

Disabilities Act to participate in the application process should

contact the Division of Human Resources at (478) 445-5596.

29.) Faculty, Communications/Public Relations, Salem State College, Salem,


*** From Irene Monley, ABC:

30.) VP of External Relations, National Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

Scheduled to open in 2012, the National Children’s Museum (NCM) is building a flagship institution for children. A new 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Museum at National Harbor, along the Potomac River in Prince George’s County, Maryland, will welcome over 650,000 children and their families annually…The NCM’s mission is to inspire children to care about and improve our world…

The Vice President of External Relations reports to the President and CEO and must be committed to and passionate about building a national treasure. The Vice President of External Relations is a key member of the Leadership Team and primary responsibility will be to provide leadership to meet immediate and strategic goals for the Museum’s comprehensive $130 million capital campaign and building dynamic development, marketing & communications programs. We seek a seasoned development executive whose track record in building, leading and managing a high-level development program has been highlighted by the successful participation of key volunteers and the development of high performing staff teams. The Vice President must be an experienced leader of staff and volunteers and have experience in working with, and supporting, dynamic and strong volunteer leadership.

For more information: Kittleman & Associates LLC, at

*** From LCDR Christy Hagen, USN:

31.) Director of Media Relations, RAND Corp. , Arlington, VA or Santa Monica, CA

(Preference for Arlington location. In either location travel will be required.)

RAND's Office of External Affairs is seeking a senior communications professional to oversee strategic communications on behalf of the corporation and its research teams, and to manage and participate in a team of media officers that carry out day-to-day outreach to media. This individual will report to Vice President for External Affairs, and work closely with a team that includes directors of community relations, outreach, Internet communications, congressional relations, and development.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Preparing and carrying out strategic communications plans

• Managing initiatives and budgets

• Managing a team of four media relations officers

• Collaboration with members of research leadership and senior researchers

• Strategic counseling on crisis issues

• Media training and interview preparation

• Hands on participation in the creation of key messages and written materials (press release, op-ed, web text etc.)

• Implementation of outreach to media.

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience developing and implementing earned media and strategic plans.

• Experience as a spokesperson for a corporate or organization with the ability to provide on the record comments to media.

• Experience with domestic and international media, including radio, print, television, and Intranet media.

• Strong written and oral communication skills.

• Experience managing teams; multi-site experience a plus.

• Interest in working collaboratively with colleagues in the Office of External Affairs and on research teams.

Security Clearance: Must be able to obtain United States Government security clearance. Must pass pre-employment background check.

Educational requirements: BA/BS degree, graduate degree a plus

Related experience: 10 to 15 years

Locations: Arlington, VA or Santa Monica, CA. Preference for Arlington location. In either location travel will be required.

Link to website:

32.) Communications Manager, Volunteers of America Western Washington, Everett, Washington

33.) Communications & PR Director, Washington International School, Washington, DC

34.) Senior Account Executive, Scott Public Relations, Canoga Park, CA

Scott Public Relations (SPR) is a 20-year old organization that specializes in business-to-business and business-to-consumer public relations specifically for companies in healthcare, insurance and technology.

SPR is currently seeking a Senior Account Executive to join our team of experienced, senior-level media relations professionals. Qualified candidates will possess the following: prior media relations experience in one or more of our agency's specialties, the ability to understand, speak and write about complex medical or technical topics, a passion for the profession and for providing outstanding service to ones' accounts and an oustanding work ethic.

Senior Account Executive Job Description: Works with clients to develop PR strategies and manages day-to-day activities to ensure completion of communications initiatives. Position reports to an Account Manager. Duties include writing all manner of media relations materials, pitching stories to the media and monitoring press coverage; planning events such media or analyst tours and producing meaningful status and measurement reports for clients. Requires 4-7 years media relations experience as well as a four-year degree in a related field, excellent written and verbal communications skills and superior computer skills.

Agency offers a great workplace, competitive salary and generous benefits including health care and dental, etc. Please submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to If your experience matches our requirements, we will contact you. No phone calls please.


35.) Global Communications and Public Affairs, Manager, Advertising, Google, Mountain View, CA

36.) Tenure Track Faculty Position, Organizational Communication, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

George Fox University anticipates a tenure-track faculty position in

Organizational Communication to begin August 2008.

The Communication Arts Department seeks a teaching-centered candidate

who is prepared to teach in more than one area, including public

relations, organizational communication, internships, introduction to

communication, and related courses such as journalism (print and

broadcast), writing for publication, interpersonal communication, and

media management. Experience in advertising and marketing is an asset.


A Ph.D. in Communication or related field is required (candidates very

close to completing their Ph.D. will be considered).

Teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

The Communication Department offers baccalaureate degrees in

Communication Arts, Cinema and Media Communication (with concentrations

in production, broadcast news performance, film studies, and

multimedia), and Organizational Communication (a joint major with the

Business Department).

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vita to:

Dr. Hank Helsabeck, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, 414 N.

Meridian St., Newberg, OR 97132. Review of applications will begin

immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

37.) Public Relations Manager, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva, Switzerland

Closing Date – 15 Jan 2008

38.) Marketing Specialist (Graphic Design, Web Design), Sewer Equipment Company of America, GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS

Sewer Equipment Company of America has an immediate opening for a Marketing Specialist position. This individual is primarily accountable for graphic design and web site design and maintenance. Other important tasks will include light IT work, Photography, Videography, and other marketing related tasks. This Individual will work with the Marketing Manager, Sales Operations Manager, and General Manager in the planning and creation of advertising, websites, corporate communications, and other special marketing projects. Compensation will be based on experience and qualifications.

Principal responsibilities include:

Graphic Design

Web Design

Web Maintenance

General IT Maintenance

Corporate Communications via Internet

Occasional Overnight Travel to Glenview Corporate Office

Desired Qualifications Include:

Skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, Quark Express, Web Design Software, Microsoft Office Suite (including Power Point, Excel, and Word)

Good written and verbal communication skills (ability to explain features and benefits one-on-one or in large groups)

Experience working on large marketing projects a plus

Knowledge of IT network and maintenance

2 or 4 year marketing or graphic design degree a plus

Strong work ethic and desire to grow with our company

To apply for this position, please send us an e-mail with your resume attached to:

To apply or get more information regarding other openings, please send us an e-mail with your resume attached. Be sure to identify the position for which you are applying. Sewer Equipment Company of America is an equal opportunity employer.

E-Mail all job inquiries to:


*** From Jim Key:

Ned –

Thanks so much for your job listing – would you please include the attached opportunity: Communications Manager, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center?

Many thanks-

Jim Key

40.) Communications Manager, Marketing Communications, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Los Angeles, CA

The Communications Manager is a key member of the Center’s Marketing communications team, working closely with the other four team members to help the Center effectively and creatively communicate with its diverse constituency. He or she will have primary responsibility for drafting much of the Center’s written communications, including the monthly newsletter, news releases, website copy, brochures, ads, etc. The Communications Manager will also be the Center’s primary contact for media and will work with the press to promote media coverage of Center programs, activities and events.


1. Draft most of the Center’s written communications, including: monthly newsletter, news releases, blog entries, annual report, opinion pieces and action alerts.

2. Manage production of the Center’s monthly newsletter, Vanguard, working closely with the Manager of Creative Services who designs the newsletter.

3. Develop new ideas for website content and ensure that the content is fresh and relevant.

4. Develop and pitch stories to the press regarding the Center’s programs, activities and events, including AIDS/LifeCycle, and answer and respond to routine calls from reporters.

5. Lead the development of new marketing collateral (brochures, fliers, palm cards, etc.), working closely with the Manager of Creative Services, to promote the Center and each of its programs.

6. Update and maintain the Center’s style guide and review marketing collateral developed by program staff to ensure it adheres to the Center’s style.

7. Provide community relations support, including coordinating the Center’s activities at the Christopher Street West pride parade/festival.


1. At least 5 years of public relations/journalism/publications experience.

2. Only those with exceptional writing and copy editing skills, and the demonstrated ability to write quickly, will be considered.

3. Exceptionally creative, with the ability to conceptualize and develop ideas that will further our marketing communications objectives, especially in regard to new media.

4. Bilingual (written/verbal) English/Spanish strongly preferred.

5. Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment, under extremely tight deadlines, and simultaneously manage multiple projects.

6. Familiarity with issues that particularly impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, including HIV/AIDS.

7. Willing to work some evenings and weekends to meet deadlines, as necessary, or to provide support for special events.

8. Demonstrated ability to work sensitively and effectively with people from all backgrounds including a diverse array of races, genders, ethnicities, ages and sexual orientations in a multicultural environment.

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance; also including Long Term Disability, an Employee Assistance Program, and a 403B retirement plan

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, sexual orientation, or age.

E-mail resume, cover letter AND writing samples as a word or PDF attachment to


Or send to:

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Human Resources Department

1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

41.) Communications Manager, Adaptis, Seattle, Washington

42.) Assistant/Associate Professor – Broadcast Journalism, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

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

Closing Date – 11 Jan 2008

*** From Bill Rydzynski:

Ned: Can you please post this position with your normal email. Happy 2008!

Thank you for your help.

Bill Rydzynski

44.) Manager, Communications-MD/DE/RCH Region, Comcast, Baltimore, Maryland

Job Responsibilities POSITION SUMMARY: Manage internal communications and employee-facing programs, events, and other tactical initiatives for Region serving 1.1 million customers and over 3,500 employees.

NOTE: This position is not responsible for media relations.

MAJOR DUTIES (May perform any or all of the following duties): Create and implement internal communications programs, events, and tactical initiatives designed to provide over 3,500 internal constituents with messages and context for key business initiatives; support the business culture and goals; and enhance overall employee understanding/satisfaction. Manage several region-wide employee recognition programs including generating awareness, increasing participation, coordinating celebration events, and tracking program progress and success. Help to drive participation in national employee initiatives, including United Way Campaign, Circle of Success award program, and annual all-employee survey and to assist with communicating results and action plans. Plan large-scale employee events and all-employee meetings. Support Region’s public affairs efforts, including managing company’s presence at statewide conferences, including responsibility for company exhibit booth. Creating employee volunteer opportunities, events, and programs. Collaborate with three local markets on internal communication initiatives. Assist in creating and developing communications plans and timelines, talking points, presentations, fact sheets, Q&A, among other communications. Work directly with operations, marketing, customer service, and other functional areas to develop integrated communications messages in support of all business initiatives, to all audiences. Contribute to all internal print communications, including weekly, monthly and quarterly newsletters. Maintain awareness of key issues and trends that employees need to know and understand. Plan, coordinate, and implement special events and other projects as needed, including holiday drives. Perform other duties as assigned. Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance.

Minimum Requirements EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree. Requires 5-7 years experience in employee communications and/or event planning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Possess meticulous attention to detail. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills required. Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required. Ability to interact with internal/external constituents in a professional and tactful manner. Creative and innovative thinking essential. Enjoys and thrives in a people-centered environment. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure environment. Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and Outlook. Excellent organizational and decision-making skills. Ability to learn quickly and remain flexible. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize work. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Requisition 57892BR

Here is how to join our team. Submitting your resume to Comcast is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Follow these directions.

1. Go to

2. Click Career Choices.

3. Click Job Search.

4. Click Search Openings.

5. Enter 57892BR in the Job Requisition field and submit to that job.

Contact Bill Rydzynski at 410.497-0389 with any inquiries.

*** From Kris Gallagher:

45.) Media Relations Officer, American Sociological Association, Washington, DC

The American Sociological Association (ASA), a national membership association of over 14,000 members, seeks a media relations expert to assist ASA in continuing to shape its growing and influential press relations program. (See

The Media Relations Officer (MRO) will report to the Director of Communications and will engage in both reactive and proactive media relations efforts. The MRO will help maintain and expand ASA's new, creative publicity program and develop operations that integrate the media relations function into the Association's activities and programs, working with staff and members across the entire organization to generate media outcomes that enhance the visibility of sociology and the profile of the Association among non-member and member audiences.

Successful applicant must have polished writing/editing skills and the ability to translate complex social science research for non-scientists (two writing samples of clear, concise, press-friendly copy are welcome). Successful applicant must be well-organized, a strategic thinker, capable of multi-tasking under deadline, imaginative in identifying and communicating newsworthy information to journalists, confident as a team member or in independent initiatives, and skilled with Microsoft Office 2003.

Candidates should have a minimum of 5 years experience in media relations, preferably as a working journalist (broadcast experience is a plus), or Public Information Officer handling media relations/public relations for a non-profit organization, university, or member-based scientific society. Bachelor's degree required, preferably in communications, journalism, marketing, or public/media relations, along with a background in social science (e.g., sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, political science).

The position is available immediately. Salary commensurate with experience. Located in downtown DC near Metro Center and McPherson Square, ASA has a 30-person staff, a friendly work environment, 35-hr work week, and competitive salaries and benefits. EOE.

Send cover letter with resume and salary requirement by January 11, 2008, to: MRO Search, ASA, 1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4701; fax: (202) 638-0882; email:

46.) Corporate Relations Manager, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington

*** From Joanna Spahr:

Hi Ned,

Rebecca Maxey passed along your contact information. SNM has a marketing manager position open and I'd like to is it posted in JOTW. Attached is the description.

Thank you for your assistance,


Joanna Spahr

SNM | Advancing Molecular Imaging & Therapy

Director of Marketing

phone 703.652.6785 | fax 703.708.9018


47.) Marketing Manager, SNM, Reston, Virginia

Professional medical society seeks an experienced marketing manager to works closely with the Director of Marketing to develop and implement promotional campaigns, managing external vendors, project planning and execution, budget development and management and campaign performance tracking/reporting.

Position Responsibilities:


• Manages efforts to ensure the SNM brand is consistent and leveraged through execution and management of tradeshow marketing efforts, print ads, Web sites, collateral literature, signage and other promotional initiatives.

• Responsible for the creation and implementation of project marketing and communication plans for SNM products and services.

• Responsible for writing, editing, proofreading and other support for ongoing and special projects.

• Develop marketing content for the SNM website and manage the flow of marketing promotions online.


• Develops evaluation metrics to analyzing market data and interpret trends applicable to marketing SNM products and services

• Conducts periodic surveys of marketing efforts

• Conducts member satisfaction surveys

• Creates status reports for benchmarking. Prepares plans and progress reports on marketing efforts for select projects.


• Manage print vendors to produce all marketing materials.

• Directly supervise marketing coordinator.

Position Qualifications:

• Baccalaureate degree in marketing, business, communications or related field preferred 3-5 years of successful demonstrated work experience in advertising and marketing promotion.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write promotional copy.

• Project management skills including the ability to organize and prioritize many projects simultaneously with little supervision. Ability to determine and adhere to deadlines.

• Knowledge of PC, Microsoft Office software with an understanding of desktop publishing techniques.

• Program evaluating and reporting.

Send resume, cover letter with salary requirements to:

48.) Corporate Communications Manager, General Electric, Shanghai, CHINA

49.) Summer 2008 Intern, Turner Sports Public Relations, Atlanta, GA

50.) Corporate Communications Marketing Manager – Entertainment, CyberCoders, Washington, DC

*** From Sandy Charet:

51. Director of Public Relations, offered by Charet & Associates ( Recruiter), Washington DC area

This director will be responsible for developing and executing proactive strategic public relations programs geared toward various media markets.

Develop strategic partnerships and help to build the brand. Handle media tours, special events, media coaching, etc. Write releases, backgrounders, articles, web copy, etc. Manage budget and outside vendors.

We are looking for someone with five to seven years of demonstrated success in PR program planning and execution, who can manage multiple detailed projects to timely completion, and who can operate in a fast paced environment with changing priorities. Agency experience is a plus. This is a fantastic opportunity as it is a newly created position in a very successful, growing company.

If you are interested in learning more about it, please contact:

52.) Marketing Communications Manager, Colbond, Inc., Asheville, NC

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

53.) Public Relations Assistant, Medical Mission Sisters, Philadelphia, PA

The Medical Mission Sisters, an international organization of Catholic Sisters in the Fox Chase (Northeast) section of Philadelphia, have an immediate opening for a full-time Public Relations Assistant to help meet the research, writing, editing, layout/design and website needs of their busy PR Department.

The best candidate is a self-starter who is also able to work well as a team member. Excellent written and oral communications skills are a must. Also essential: flexibility, attention to detail, ability to anticipate and meet deadlines, some knowledge of the Catholic Church and religious Sisters. Website and layout/design skills are a definite advantage.

Full-time position. For more information about the Medical Mission Sisters and their worldwide mission of healing, visit:

Contact: Send resume, three work samples and references to: Public Relations Director, Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Road. Philadelphia, PA 19111; FAX: 215-342-3948; Email: . No phone calls, please.

54.) Project Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, Vertex, Berwyn, PA

Vertex is seeking a Project Leader in their Communications and Public Affairs Department and reporting to the Communications Manager.

Primary Function:

Handle day-to-day marketing and corporate communication activities, including:

– Promoting existing and new products and services to customers and the general marketplace

– Supporting internal corporate communications stakeholders and activities

Develop project plans and manage the execution of a variety of CPA projects including:

– Direct marketing campaigns (mail, e-mail, telemarketing)

– Collateral and sales support materials (literature, product guides, case studies)

– Tradeshow and event coordination

– List and database management

– Corporate communications and special projects

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

– Implement marketing and corporate communications programs and projects.

– Responsible for the creation and execution of project plans including:

o Resource allocation

o Connection to strategic direction

o Budget management

o Program/project measurement

o Timelines and key milestones

o Meeting management

o Approval process

o Internal communications

– Work directly with external agency to execute programs and projects, as needed.

– Work with Communications Managers to ensure the connection between strategic direction and program execution for planning and allocating resources against projects.

– Ensure consistent brand messaging through all communication channels.

– Develop strong stakeholder relationships and work collaboratively with Vertex product managers, human resources, strategic alliance group, sales force, IT, and training group.

– Develop and enhance best practice tools such as standard processes, templates, project plans, etc.

– Responsible for measuring, reporting, and analyzing campaign/project results, and making recommendations to enhance future programs and projects.

Required Education and Training:

– College degree (4 yr.) in marketing, communications, business or similar major.

– 5+ years experience in marketing and/or corporate communications

– Experience in Microsoft applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Project

Specialized Knowledge and Skills

– Experience in marketing channels (advertising, direct mail, tradeshows, web, etc.)

– Experience with internal corporate communications

– Strong project management experience

– Excellent interpersonal skills to work with internal and external stakeholders

– Strong attention to detail

– Proven ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

– Proven ability to multi-task

Contact: Please send resume to Jaime A. Weaver, Corporate Recruiting Consultant, Vertex Inc. at

55.) Marketing Communications Specialist, Airgas, Radnor, PA

Airgas, the nations leading supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding equipment and supplies, and safety products is looking for a Marketing Communications Specialist for the Corporate Communications department in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Responsibilities include helping to execute integrated marketing communications programs that support the Companys marketing and sales goals. Assist in developing marketing communications materials, including sales brochures, sales sheets, letters, posters, tradeshow graphics, intranet and internet content. Coordinate and assist in execution of national and regional trade show and retail open house strategies. Assist in communications activities for management meetings and other projects, as assigned by the director of marketing communications and the VP Communications.

Qualifications include a Bachelors degree in a related field (e.g., marketing, advertising, communications, journalism, public relations, or English) or equivalent education and experience. At least 2-4 years of experience in a marketing communications, advertising, or public relations department of an organization or agency, developing and executing marketing communications projects and trade shows. Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills. Experience in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook), as well as Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop Elements. Web communications experience preferred.

Contact: Forward cover letter and resume to: Drew Wiess, Director, Human Resources, Airgas, Inc. 250 North Radnor Chester Road, Suite 100, Radnor, PA 19087, or e-mail:

56.) Account Executive, Public Relations, Brownstein Group, Philadelphia, PA

Brownstein Group is located in center city Philadelphia; a 44 year old, family owned brand communications agency with integrated advertising, public relations, design, interactive and direct marketing. We have an opening for an Account Executive, PR, responsible for managing client accounts timely and within budget. This position monitors work to assure agency creative standards and client satisfaction. It requires collaborative work within the department and agency.

Essential duties & responsibilities include: day-to-day account management for various clients, execution of plans and messages for clients, providing support and intervention for problem solving and crisis management, monitoring client project budgets, special events for various clients, creating press materials, byline articles, case studies and speeches.

Position requires outstanding verbal, written & listening skills and the ability to work independently & with team members. Successful candidate must have excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated experience to creatively & effectively solve problems.

Ideal candidate has BS/BA in Advertising/Communications/Public Relations and a minimum of 2 years agency experience.

Contact: Trish Gruber, Human Resource Manager, Brownstein Group, at

57.) Customer Care Professional, Carnival Cruise Lines, Miramar, Florida

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

28.12.2007: 0100 UTC: 06:20N-003:20E: Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.

Armed robbers boarded a chemical tanker during STS operations. Due to crew involved in cargo operations, anti piracy watches maintained with one crew ford and one aft. The robbers held the aft, anti piracy watch keeper at knifepoint and severely beat him. His hands and legs were tied up. Robbers stole ship’s stores and euipment and escaped in a waiting boat. Injured crew received first aid treatment onboard. Attempts to contact port control local agents for help were futile.

25.12.2007: 0715 UTC: 01:09.1S-117:13.7E: Samarinda anchorage, Indonesia.

Duty crew, onboard a bulk carrier at anchor, noticed robbers on the poop deck. As he shouted to alert the other crew, robbers who had hidden behind the winches attacked him with iron pipes. Realising that all crew had been alerted, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. Nothing stolen

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster:



*** Ball cap of the week: Society of Interventional Radiology (Thanks to Diane Shnitzler, RPh, CAE)

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

*** T-Shirt of the day: Tip Top – Kauai

*** Today's musical accompaniment: Earl Scruggs and friends (you might recognize some of these guys

*** This is your Job of the Week e-mail newsletter, a cooperative service of professional communicators providing mutual support to one another. The JOTW serves 9,925 professional communicators, and growing every week. Please help contribute job opportunities so that this information can be shared with everyone in the network. The key to successful networking is living by the golden rule. Do something to help a fellow communicator, and some day they may be in a position to help you, or someone else like you.

How does it work? If you find out about a job opportunity in communications, send it to me (, and I'll share it with the JOTW network. It's that simple. And we share dozens of opportunities each week. Did I mention it was free?

Your cooperation is requested. Please send job opportunities to share with all JOTW members to

Feel free to share this newsletter. Feel free to forward opportunities. Do not copy words that I wrote and use them as your own. I throw these words in here just to see if someone is stupid enough to copy these words entirely from my newsletter without changing them.

To subscribe, or to add a new e-mail address for your subscription, send a blank e-mail to:

To unsubscribe:

To change your address, do both. I can't do it for you.

You are welcome to distribute this to fellow communicators. You are

welcome to look at the previous issues. To read this list on the web, please visit Back issues all the way back to April of 2001 can be found at

This newsletter is published by:

Edward H. Lundquist, ABC

7813 Richfield Road

Springfield, VA 22153


+1 703 455-7661

(Work) 703 692-4609

“Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

The JOTW Network – A world in communication

For your hospitality, thank you!

© Copyright 2007 The Job of the Week network LLC

“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.”

– Steven Wright


Experience the Planet!

Sign up for The Very Next Step newsletter, because your journey to adventure begins with a single step.

Anyone can join. It’s free! To be a subscriber: Send a blank email to:


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.