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JOTW 08-2008

25 February 2008

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“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house. That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk.”

—Al McGuire

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In this thrilling issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Public Relations Manager, The Bomstein Agency, Washington, D.C.

2.) Corporate Communications Specialist – Public Relations, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

3.) RESEARCH/BUSINESS ANALYST, Trinity Industries, Dallas, Texas

4.) Contact Center Communication Specialist, Global Compliance, Charlotte, NC

5.) Senior Communications Expert, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, Maryland

6.) Senior Marketing Manager – Large Business Segment, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

7.) Senior Product Marketing Manager, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

8.) Product Marketing Manager, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

9.) Loyalty Marketing Manager, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

10.) Director Marketing Communications, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

11.) Senior Manager HNW Customer Communication, Chase, Wilmington, DE

12.) Media Strategist, agency, Durban, South Africa

13.) External Affairs Director, Primary Care Development Corporation, New York, New York

14.) Editor/Writer, Biotext Pty Ltd, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia

15.) STOP Hunger Program Manager/Project Manager, Corporate Communications Department, Sodexo, Gaithersburg, Maryland

16.) Account Manager – Public Relations, Jones Public Relations, Omaha, NE

17.) Media Technologist, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

18.) Media Relations Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor, GYMR Public Relations, Washington, DC

19.) Paid Internship, GYMR Public Relations, Washington, DC

20.) Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, California

21.) Communications Officer, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Perth, WA, Australia

22.) Manager, Advertising & Sponsorships – US, DHL, Plantation, FL

23.) eCommunications Specialist, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD

24.) Director, Marketing, Communications, Brand Development, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Rosemont, Illinois

25.) Communications Director, Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net), Washington, DC

26.) Corporate Communications Manager, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Cincinnati, OH

27.) Manager of Industry Affairs, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council, Arlington, VA

28.) Director of Public Relations, Daiichi Sankyo, Parsippany, NJ

29.) Manager, Communications and Media Relations, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany

30.) Account Coordinator, Baltimore, MD

31.) Communications Manager, Rights Working Group (RWG), Washington, DC, United States

32.) Communications Officer/Assistant Director, The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Washington, DC, United States

33.) Graphics Illustrator – NSWC PHD, SYS Technologies, Oxnard, CA

34.) Manager, Media and Communications, The Nobel Women's Initiative, Ottawa, ON, Canada

35.) Writer/Editor, National Propane Gas Association, Washington, DC

36.) Public Relations Manager, CPCU Society, Malvern, PA

37.) Marketing Communications Manager – Desert Ridge Office, AT&T, Phoenix AZ

38.) Communications Officer for Future Agricultures Consortium, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom

39.) Consultant—Healthcare, communications agency, Chicago, IL

40.) Consultant—Financial services, communications agency, Chicago, IL

41.) Senior Level Candidate, Brodeur, Washington, DC

42.) Researcher, Strategic Research and Analysis – Requisition 078555, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

43.) Senior Account Executive, Manning Selvage & Lee, Washington, DC

44.) Senior Director of Public Relations, Corn Refiners Association, Washington, D.C.

45.) Vice President, Communications, Global Fund for Children, Washington, DC

46.) PRODUCTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER – INTERMEDIATE, Jockey International, Kenosha, WI

47.) PUBLIC RELATIONS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

48.) Public Relations Specialist, MediaTrust, New York City, New York

49.) Head of Communication & Public Relations Unit, UN Development Programme,

Nairobi, Kenya (with relocation to Somalia when situation permits)

50.) Media Relations Specialist, UN Development Programme, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia)

51.) Photographer, Uline, Waukegan, IL / Racine, WI

52.) Congressional Affairs Specialist, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

53.) Business/Marketing Expert, Microsoft Corporation, Indianapolis, IN

54.) Two Public Relations Account Executives, agency, Toledo, Ohio

55.) PRODUCT MANAGER/LEGAL, law firm, CLEVELAND or MIAMI

56.) Advocacy Campaigns Manager, World Vision, Mississauga, ON, Canada

57.) GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN, Cox Communications—Greater Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La.

58.) Internship Public Information, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, Belgium

59.) Senior External Relations (Fund Raising) Assistant, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, Belgium

60.) Public Affairs Specialist (Web Contents), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Washington, DC

61.) Executive Communications Manager-For Lifestyles Icon To Work With Business Press, New York, New York

62.) Communications and Media Relations, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany

63.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ

64.) 2VP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Travelers, Hartford, CT

65.) Communications & Public Witness Director, United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX

66.) Technical Writer, Tucows, Toronto, ON Canada

67.) Communications Specialist, Ask-A-Nurse Department, Riverside Health System, Newport News, Virginia

68.) Vending Cooler Service Technician, Cadbury Schweppes, Missouri

69.) APPLE MAGGOT PEST TRAPPER (OKANOGAN COUNTY, WA)

70.) PEST TRAPPER (GYPSY MOTH & JAPANESE BEETLE), SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster

…and more than you expected!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

154 Consulting is a firm entirely focused on making your presentations drive business decisions. Along with email, slide presentations have become the fundamental tools of business communication. Yet there is wide agreement that many presentations are boring, and even those that entertain fail to help the audience understand the decision they're being asked to make. Communicators seeking presentation help must rely on either graphic design firms (who can improve the appearance of slides, but not the logic of a presentation) or speech/media trainers (a closer fit, but more focused on individual skills than effective decision support). 154 Consulting offers a better option. Our team works with you to develop a strong argument to serve as the foundation of your presentation, slides for on-screen projection, and handouts or other “leave behinds.” We also offer services to make strategy offsites and executive retreats more productive, and can travel to your office to provide training sessions for mid-level executives. Visit www.154consulting.com or email info@154consulting.com for more information.

John T. Fishback

Principal, 154 Consulting, LLC

John@154consulting.com

www.154Consulting.com

Phone: 605.299.4232

Mobile: 202.256.9039

*** IABC/Washington Pinnacle Award:

Do you know a deserving communicator in Washington who should be honored with this pretigious award?

http://www.iabcdc.org/news/08pinnacle_nom_docs.pdf

*** Ned Sighting: Ned, Rich Barger, Christina Biluk and Paul Hart seen at Mi Tierra in San Antonio Sunday afternoon (motto: “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”). Ned had the Michoacan. (http://www.mitierracafe.com/)

*** Trip Report:

I’ll have a full trip report in my next issue of “Your Very Next Step,” but here’s just a taste of my most recent travel:

I participated in an IABC Accreditation Council meeting in San Antonio this past weekend, at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel. I was unable to commit to the trip early enough to get the conference rate, and the hotel wanted to charge me $299 a night. They offered to find me another nearby hotel, the Westin la Cantera, that was fairly close and less expensive. (There was, it turns out, quite a distance between the properties.) So I had them book me there. Rather than take the shuttle from the airport, I rented a car to get back and forth. This is probably a nice resort if you want to play golf. No time or inclination for that this weekend, as I just needed a place to sleep and catch up on email. Of course high-speed internet was an additional charge. I resent nice hotels adding that on. Turns out that when I checked out they also charged me a resort service fee. I didn’t use any of the “amenities” in the resort. I asked the desk receptionist, and she said the fee paid for the coffee in the room (worst cup of in-room brewed hotel coffee I have ever had, not that I won’t drink bad coffee before no coffee); local 1-800 calls (whatever that means); the shuttle bus around the resort (nobody told me about that). I think these are amenities that most good hotels offer as complimentary, whether you use them or not. To charge for them–without telling me–whether I use them or not, is wrong.

I said this to the desk manager.

“That’s just the way Starwoods has set up this property,” she replied. Case closed.

I looked back at my confirmation email, and it does state:

Additional Mandatory Charges

Resort Charge 10.0 Usd Per Room Per Night Not In The Rate

*** IABC/Washington Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 27

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: Zengo

781 7th St., NW

http://www.iabcdc.org/calendar/event_080227.html

*** Ned compares the Westin La Cantera Resort with the Navy Lodge Corpus Christi:

Parking: La Cantera has expensive valet parking or free parking at a distance. Navy Lodge parking is free and very close to the covered entrance.

Edge: Navy Lodge.

Check-in: The valet must take your keys at the La Cantera. Fire Marshall regulations. Parking in the entrance to the Navy Lodge while moving your bags is no issue.

Edge: Navy Lodge

In-house shopping: There are some expensive stores in the La Cantera, and none in the Navy Lodge. I found the vending machine on my floor in the Navy Lodge to be out of my selection, so I had to go to the next lower floor. La Cantera has a Starbucks (Martinez was my barrista), and Navy Lodge has free Navy coffee in the lobby.

Edge: La Cantera

In-room coffee: La Cantera has single cup-Starbucks coffee you brew yourself. The coffee is maker is on top of the TV and must be relocated some place to plug in and brew. You are provided three packets, one being decaf, of Starbucks coffee filter singles. It is wretchedly bad, and can barely be tolerated except for the fact that you can buy real Starbucks down below, and after all the in-room coffee is complimentary, right? Paper cups provided. Navy Lodge serves free “Coffee Well” brand Navy Lodge coffee in a four-cup Mr. Coffee maker. This is okay coffee, actually pretty good, and your pot makes four cups. Navy Lodge has real ceramic coffee mugs.

Edge: Navy Lodge.

Location: La Cantera is on a ridge overlooking a quarry with the Fiesta Texas amusement park stuffed inside, and is surrounded by a golf course and Texas Live Oaks. The lights of San Antonio sparkle to the south. The view from my window is a very impressive pool area. The Navy Lodge is on the edge of Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, next to an air station. I like airplanes.

Edge: Navy Lodge.

Big thick bathrobes in closet: The Navy Lodge does not have these. I noticed my big thick bath robe folded in my closet at La Cantera just as I was checking out.

Edge: La Cantera.

Room: Both rooms are about the same size. My Navy Lodge room has two queen beds, and the La Cantera room had one king bed. Both are comfortable. Having two beds let me plop my bags up on the spare. The light over my table in the Navy Lodge is a bit on the bright side. The light switches in La Cantera were hard to twist on and off. La Cantera local calls are free (included in the “resort fee” as it turns out.) Navy Lodge local calls are free. The desk in my room at La Cantera didn’t have enough outlets, where the Navy Lodge has plenty of outlets, wherever you might need them. La Cantera has a mini-bar, but I didn’t take the key. La Cantera has plastic cups. Navy Lodge has real glasses. The Navy Lodge has a full-size refrigerator and a microwave oven in the kitchenette. However, the Navy Lodge has a posted sign in the kitchen that says “Cleaning and storing of seafood is prohibited.”

Edge: Navy Lodge

Internet: La Cantera charges about $10 a day to use the Internet in the room. Navy Lodge is free, and they give you an easy-to-set up Telkonet iBridge that plugs into any power outlet and then into your Ethernet jack on your laptop.

Edge: Navy Lodge.

TV. Both rooms had big TVs. I never watch TV in my room, so I don’t know which was better. I know the Navy Lodge has lots of movies (on DVD) you can check out in the lobby. I think they are free.

Edge: Navy Lodge.

Price: Westin La Cantera resort is $139 a night with a mandatory $10 per night resort fee to pay for the complimentary coffee and free local calls. Plus taxes, plus taxes upon the mandatory resort fee to pay for what is otherwise considered free. Navy Lodge is $65 per night. No tax.

Edge: Navy Lodge

*** From Patty Briotta:

Dear Ned:

My many thanks to you for the wonderful JOTW, the new travel newsletter, and for the fun survey which resulted in my win of Build Your Castles in the Air by Chuck Hansen. Learning of this fortune, I exchanged emails with Chuck and, as it turned out, received the book during a period of personal change and reflection. By way of a snapshot, my last 20 years has included freelance (TV and print) writing and creative direction, scientific and medical affairs for big pharma, and non-profit state government affairs health policy and advocacy management. I've been engaged in scientific and medical strategy consulting (book now!) since leaving my Washington, DC-based job in the summer of 2007 and pursuing some writing projects in long abeyance. Life seems to be beginning all over again and I am having fun, bursting with energy and ideas. It's fair to say that all this has ensured a fertile reception for Chuck Hanson's little volume of wisdom.

In Build Your Castles in the Air, Chuck has plucked lovely and pithy selections from Thoreau's Walden, arranged them under rubrics suitable for seekers of the soul of business and personal acumen, then added his own commentary—a kind of contemporary, Chuck-at-Walden Pond—with interpretations based on his own experiences and observations.

At times sagacious, at others light and witty, still others in a spirit of tender counsel, Chuck culls and celebrates some of Thoreau's best insights. One of my favorites, in which Thoreau explains his decision to leave Walden Pond, was one of Chuck's, too, and it will resonate with anyone experiencing a significant and needed transition. A feast of other topics includes the value of truth in speaking, finding and respecting one's inner compass, simplifying and prioritizing tasks while chaos seems to reign, choosing quotidian relevance and meaning within the context of effective planning for the long term, and many other useful discernments to apply in life and work. Whether taken as a playful personal oracle or thoughtful gift to colleagues, Build Your Castles in the Air delivers a pleasant and fruitful excursion through the minds of two thinkers. Thank you, Chuck!

My kind regards,

Leslie Hauslein Degnan, MPH

(If you won a prize from the recent JOTW survey, we want to hear about it.)

*** No. 25 Marquette Downs Rutgers, 78-48

Marquette's trio of junior guards – Jerel McNeal, Dominic James and Wesley Matthews – combined for 39 points and the 25th-ranked Golden Eagles beat Rutgers 78-48 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

*** Waxing “Brazilian,” from Kris Gallagher:

Ned –

Tell Scott Lowe to make friends with the folks in the study abroad program at his new employer, Old Dominion. If he's lucky, they'll have a program or two in Brazil. They most likely have something in South America. They also should be able to give him some advice on networking.

If Old Dominion doesn't have contacts, perhaps his next job could be with a university that does. DePaul does!

Kris Gallagher, ABC

Marketing Communications

DePaul University

*** www.nedsjotw.com February Stats (as of yesterday, 24 February):

Distinct hosts served: 12,015

Total page views: 38,971

*** The JOTW Survey Results are posted at www.nedsjotw.com. Thanks to Mike Klein for posting the survey and conducting the analysis, and thanks to the nearly 1,000 of you who responded.

*** From Bridget Serchak:

Howdy,

I'm sure people ask you this a million times, but could you put the

instructions about how to switch from one email address to another at the

bottom of your ezine? I am shutting down my erols account and have started

this comcast.net account…

How's your job these days? Do you ever look for something else or are you

pretty happy?

I would love to pose a couple of questions to the JOTW membership, but I

don't know if that is the best place or way to do it. I'm really curious,

with regard to the U.S. federal government public affairs employees on the

list, about what they are using for their media database (eNR, Vocus,

Cision, Mondotimes, something else?), what – if anything – they are using

for their contact management and contact tracking of non-media contacts

outside their agencies (like other agency PAs, community contacts, etc.),

what they are using to send out news releases (a wire service, a listserv,

etc.), if they are using RSS (either a feeder or a reader or both), how they

post items to the Web (if PA does this at all), etc. As a six month newbie

with the feds, I would really love to know more about what folks are doing

and using… what do you think? I used to be a member of NAGC and I am now a

member of Capital Communicators and the Federal Communicators Network, but

it's hard to reach other members. Thoughts?

Thanks for everything you do!!

Bridget

(I'll post the question. And yes, the instructions are there each week, but I'll share them again.

Happy? I'm very happy doing what I do for Alion supporting the Navy. It's been an exciting week, with two billion-dollar-plus lead ship contracts and shooting down a very bad satellite. I'm visiting mine warfare commands on Monday in Texas, and then traveling to Tucson where the SM-3 missile is built.

Do I always keep my eyes open for the next great thing? Of course. We all should.

I belong to IABC, and devote my efforts there. I'm vice chair of the international accreditation council.)

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*** From Patty Briotta:

Ned,

Can you include these two events in your next JOTW newsletter? Thanks

Networking Event at the Embassy of Finland

Presented by the PRSA-NCC International Committee and the Embassy of Finland

Finland is so much more than Nokia cell phones, modern architecture, saunas and reindeer! Did you know it ranks as the second most competitive country in the world according to the World Economic Forum? Or that it comes up number one when freedom of the press is measured? Learn more about the land of the midnight sun and polar nights by joining the International Committee for drinks and Finnish fare at the Embassy of Finland. Ambassador Pekka Lintu and other embassy staff will be on hand to introduce you to their country.

Thursday, February 28

6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Embassy doors open, light refreshments in the Finlandia Hall

7:00-7:20 p.m. Remarks by His Excellency Pekka Lintu, Ambassador of Finland to the United States/Q&A

7:20-7:25 p.m. Remarks by PRSA International Committee representative

7:25-9:00 p.m. Buffet, light refreshments and networking

Location:

Embassy of Finland

3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

http://www.finland.org/

Parking: On-street parking

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle (1.4 miles). Take Massachusetts Avenue Line Bus (N2, N3, N4, N6) toward Observatory Circle.

Cost: $20 PRSA Members/students/retirees; $30 Non-members

Register online or call the office at 703.691.9212.

Latinas Leading Tomorrow Fundraiser (LLT)

Monday, March 3, 2008

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Rumberos

3345 14th St NW

Washington, DC

(202) 232-6006

Metro: Columbia Heights, green line

Join us over drinks, appetizers and live music. For every drink and appetizer you order, $1 will be donated towards Latinas Leading Tomorrow (LLT). Tell your friends and help us raise funds for LLT!

LLT is an after school program that serves Arlington County Schools in Virginia . Latinas Leading Tomorrow was created in an effort to promote students’ discovery of a world of educational and leadership opportunities, including college. Through faculty and community support, LLT provides a balanced environment of intellectual, social, and cultural experiences designed to meet the needs of emerging Latina leaders at the middle and high school level.Since its inception in 2004, LLT has already helped over 150 girls stay on track and pursue college.

Please join us and help raise money for LLT 's second annual educational/inspirational conference in April! We are expecting 100 girls from 5 Arlington area schools so we are seeking sponsors for the conference as well as in-kind contributions. If you have products that are age-appropriate for girls from 13-18 years old, we welcome those too since we will be preparing goody bags for the girls..

Your contributions to LLT are tax-deductible and can be made to :

Latinas Leading Tomorrow Club-Wakefield

Wakefield High School

4901 S. Chesterfield Rd.

Arlington, VA 22206

*** From Debbie Friez:

Happy Birthday, Ned!

I hope you are staying warm, dry, and enjoying your day?

I have a Nedworking story to share with you. I was back in the bitter cold of Minnesota earlier this week for work. My BurrellesLuce co-worker Rebecca Smith and I attended the Minnesota IABC chapter’s Bronze Quill Awards on Tuesday. I was talking with a group of women from the chapter, and one woman commented she was looking for a job. Cindy Schmieg, Capira Marketing Communications, asked her if she receives JOTW. I said, “I know Ned, he's a friend of mine, and in my chapter.” Cindy said, “I know Ned, too!” We shared some stories, and I promised to say “Hi” to you next time I see you, and she would do the same.

It's a small world. Nedworking can happen anywhere!

Best,

Debbie

*** From Beth King, APR:

Hi, Everyone,

My friend Ann Augherton and her fiancé Chris are finalists in a contest to win a photography package for their upcoming wedding. They are currently in second place, but we all can help to change that. Simply visit http://web.mac.com/lovelifeimages/Love_Life_Images,_Inc._Photography_BLOG/Welcome.html and click the button that says Ann and Chris toward the bottom. Then, tell all your friends to do the same.

I realize this is an odd request because you don’t know Ann. She lives in Washington and is the Managing Editor of the Arlington (Va.) Catholic Herald. However, I will tell you that working with her through SPJ has been a great experience. She is one of the better journalists out there and she genuinely cares. But, more importantly, she is a good friend to all who know her and she’s very deserving of this great prize. Please help.

Thanks,

Beth (and Ann)

*** From Sara Neumann:

Hi Ned,

Thank you for your JOTW – it's a great digest of the best communications jobs! I'm hoping you'll post this open position at my company.

Thanks!

Sara

1.) Public Relations Manager, The Bomstein Agency, Washington, D.C.

The Bomstein Agency is looking for a seasoned account manager with a minimum of 4 years PR experience. Must be an excellent writer and strategic thinker with the ability to manage multiple accounts. Real estate, automotive, and new business experience a plus. Mail, fax, or e-mail resume along with two writing samples and salary requirements to J. Williams, The Bomstein Agency, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20007. FAX: 202-338-8835. E-mail: jobs@bomstein.com. No phone calls please. Principals only. EEO.

2.) Corporate Communications Specialist – Public Relations, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

http://ju2.4jobs.com/job.asp?id=15455045

*** From Trish Rayford:

Your information was sent to me by the hiring manager for the following position. We would like to post it on your next newsletter if possible. If I need to revise to certain criteria please let me know! Thank you for your help.

Trish Rayford

CEMC Recruiter

Trinity Industries, Inc.

214-589-8195

903-352-1860

3.) RESEARCH/BUSINESS ANALYST, Trinity Industries, Dallas, Texas

GENERAL FUNCTION Conducts analysis of existing and potential markets. Collects and analyzes data on established and prospective customers and competitors. Compiles relevant market data and writing market reports. Prepares reports and visual presentations which interpret market conditions and trends. Assists to analyze competitors and customers. Provides products that detail the impact of external influences (economic, regulatory, political and demographic) on products, resources, competitors and markets. Reports to the Director of Public Affairs/Competitive Intelligence.

Typical Duties Include:

• Assists in preparing marketing plans.

• Assists in conducting daily research for in-house daily market review.

• Examines trade materials, obtains information to identify prospective customers and key individuals responsible for procurement. Advises Director of potential customers, markets and developments.

• Collects, updates and maintains important competitive intelligence for existing and emerging competitors in a single database. Maintains major development tracking database. Develops and maintains key industry profiles.

• Helps develop strategic market studies and analysis. Builds visual presentations and written reports on market initiatives.

• Assists in interpreting information to provide insights and predictions at a macro (corporate strategy) and micro (product, sales and marketing initiatives) level.

• Recognizes trends and patterns of behavior from key performance indicators.

• Works closely with senior management, product management, marketing and sales personnel in numerous business units.

EEO/AA

Trinity Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to consider applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. However, Trinity is required by law to maintain certain information about applicants that is not used in the hiring processes. If you supply us with this EEO information, it will be strictly in accordance with the law. If you choose not to supply the information to Trinity it will have no effect whatsoever on the employment process.

Requirements

REQUIRED:

• Good knowledge of methods and practices applicable to research and analysis of product markets.

• Proficient in the use of MS Office suite to include PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

• Ability to investigate accurately, prepare and develop forecasts, reports, marketing tools (slides, photos, booklets) in timely, cost effective manner.

• Ability to present a positive image in representing the Company and promoting its products at conferences, conventions, and town hall meetings, etc.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with company personnel, customers, and others within the industry.

PREFERRED:

• Bachelors degree; preferably in Business, Marketing or Journalism.

• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

• Some experience involving the analysis of markets and promotion of products and campaigns.

• Some experience in creating, implementing and managing efficient reporting systems to distribute information in a timely fashion.

• Must be a self-starter and a team player.

• Willingness to travel.

Qualified candidates are required to apply on-line at www.trin.net, Careers, Apply Now in order to be considered for this position.

4.) Contact Center Communication Specialist, Global Compliance, Charlotte, NC

http://www.globalcompliance.com/communicationspecialist.html

5.) Senior Communications Expert, Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, Maryland

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=204200022

*** From Mary Ann McCauley, who got it from Jodi Lebow:

Some job opportunities to post. Contact info at the end.

MAM

Mary Ann McCauley, ABC

Catalyst Communications

Chanhassen, MN

From: Jodi Lebow

I wanted to see if you could help me with some great Marketing leadership opportunities at Concur – an exciting, well established, fast growth company. If you know any talented Marketers, who might be interested in being apart of a fast growth company, and whose interests and/or passions lie in helping customers solve complex business problems, please let me know. We would love the opportunity to talk about the exciting potential that exists – regardless of whether the person is ready to make a move at this point or not. Ideally the positions are located in Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA, but other locations are a possibility.

-Jodi

Concur has been cited in all the major business publications as one of the Software as a Service (SaaS) companies taking the information technology industry by storm. The company has grown incredibly in the last several years – positioned this year to be $200+ million company (around 1,000 employees) with over 6,000 clients around the globe and operations on most major continents. As software and IT are transitioning to services delivered over the web to companies (Fortune 100 to 50 person small businesses), Concur is leading the way with companies like Salesforce.com in moving clients to this business approach. To support this growth, Concur is aggressively seeking high potential people to help build the market and business strategies to

make the company a $1 billion business over the next few years.

6.) Senior Marketing Manager – Large Business Segment, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

Responsible for defining/executing the strategies that drive revenue, market share and brand goals of Concur's biggest market segment – large businesses. Key responsibilities include 1) Subject Matter Expertise around the market segment – internal “voice of the customer” for the large business segment; 2) setting offering/pricing strategy for the segment; 3) building positioning, value propositions and key messages for the large business segment; 4) educating and training internal groups, partners, and the marketplace on our strategies in

this market segments; 5) monitoring the performance of the segment and evolving strategy to address challenges and opportunities in the business segment; 6) cross-functional responsibility for driving MarCom, Product Management, Sales, Partners, and Customer Operations to execute on the Marketing Plan. Qualifications: 7-10 years Product Marketing/Marketing experience; Sales, Business Development, or Strategic Planning experience and/or MBA a plus.

7.) Senior Product Marketing Manager, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

Responsible for defining/executing the strategies that drive revenue, market share for the core Travel & Expense offerings of the business. Key responsibilities include 1) Subject Matter Expertise around Concur's Core T&E offerings – internal “voice of the customer”; 2) defining overall offering/pricing strategy – working with Segment Marketing leaders to refine for their segments; 2) building positioning, value propositions and key messages for Concur's offerings; 3) educating and training internal groups, partners and marketplace around our offerings; 4) working with product management around new offerings and building scalable integrated launch strategies around new offerings; 5) cross-functional responsibility for driving MarCom, Product Management, Sales, Partners, and Customer Operations to execute the Marketing Plan. Qualifications: 7-10 years Product Marketing, Marketing experience; Sales, Business Development, Product Management, or Strategic Planning experience and/or MBA a plus.

8.) Product Marketing Manager, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

Responsible for defining/executing the strategies that drive revenue, market share for several of the Company's add-on offerings (e.g. Payment Services, Audit Services, Receipt/Invoice Management Services). Key responsibilities include 1) Subject Matter Expertise for the offerings – internal “voice of the customer”; 2) defining overall offering/pricing strategy – working with Segment Marketing leaders to refine for their segments; 2) building positioning, value propositions and key messages for Concur's offerings; 3) educating and training internal groups, partners and marketplace around our offerings; 4) collaborating with other Strategic Marketers to build a scalable competitive intelligence process at Concur; 5) cross-functional responsibility for driving MarCom, Product Management, Sales, Partners, and Customer Operations to execute the Marketing Plans. Qualifications: 5-7 years Product Marketing/Marketing experience; Sales, Business Development, Strategic Planning, or Product Management experience and/or MBA a plus.

9.) Loyalty Marketing Manager, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

Responsible for defining/executing strategies that drive greater revenues from the clients base and loyalty programs that drive retention and refereenceability. Key responsibilities include: 1)

client communication programs; 2) client educational programs such as webinars, events, etc.; 3) online client community strategies; 4) client evangelists program – maintaining pipeline of clients with “stories to tell”. Qualifications: 3-5 years of Marketing/Marketing Communications experience; Product Marketing, Account Management experience and/or MBA a plus.

10.) Director Marketing Communications, Concur, Eden Prairie, MN; Redmond, WA; or Alexandria, VA

The Marketing Communications Director will direct the development and implementation of the organization's marketing communications programs by working with marketing and sales to plan and create strategies, tactics, activities, and materials for the purpose of conveying the most positive marketing message to target markets in support of the organization's initiatives. The individual in this role will be responsible for all press and analyst relationships, Design and production of all marketing communications materials and all corporate branding and messaging. Reports to the EVP of Worldwide Marketing. Minimum of 12 years of marketing communications experience with at least five years of experience in management, MBA preferred.

Jodi Lebow | Marketing Manager | Concur

Direct: 952.947.1574 | Mobile: 310.612.3663

Jodi.Lebow@concur.com

11.) Senior Manager HNW Customer Communication, Chase, Wilmington, DE

http://www.nationjob.com/job/jpmc67/pj/1254364

12.) Media Strategist, agency, Durban, South Africa

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Job/196/15/67601.html

13.) External Affairs Director, Primary Care Development Corporation, New York, New York

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14734

14.) Editor/Writer, Biotext Pty Ltd, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Biotext Pty Ltd is a science information consultancy specialising in

health, agriculture and the environment, based in Canberra, with

additional offices in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Biotext is now looking for someone with strong editing and writing

skills and a science background.

You will be required to edit and write scientific and technical material

in the areas of health, agriculture and the environment. Formatting,

proofreading and word processing of documents will also be required,

along with general project management and administrative functions.

Interstate travel may be necessary from time to time. Experience working

in a small business environment is desirable.

The position is based in North Melbourne and is for a minimum of 30

hours per week. The contract will initially be for 3 or 4 months

(mid-March to June 2008), with the possibility of longer-term extension.

Salary will be at competitive rates depending on qualifications and

experience.

To discuss this position further, call Janet Salisbury on 02-6282-2280.

Applications should be sent to eve.merton@biotext.com.au by close of

business on 29 February 2008.

*** From Angelo Ioffreda :

Hi Ned –

See information about a new Project Manager position for Sodexo’s STOP Hunger Program in the Corporate Communications Department. Positions can be found on our Web site www.sodexhousa.com. Please note that we have officially changed the name of the company to “Sodexo” without the “h” and are in the process of transitioning our Web sites and other company communications.

Thanks,

Angelo

Angelo S. Ioffreda

VP, Internal Communications, Sodexo

t: 1 301 987 4332 / f: 1 301 987 4438

e: angelo.ioffreda@sodexhousa.com

Sodexo, a world leader in food and facilities management.

Hello All-

Please help circulate this job opportunity for STOP Hunger Program Manager/Project Manager (Req # 303635) in the Corporate Communications Department.

15.) STOP Hunger Program Manager/Project Manager, Corporate Communications Department, Sodexo, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Here is the Position Summary:

Serves as Project Manager to support Sodexho's commitment to fight hunger and poverty in the United States coordinating assigned projects such as: Sodexho Servathon, Feeding Our Future, Community Kitchens, The Campus Kitchens Project, Food Donation program and assist in planning the annual Sodexho Foundation Dinner. Ensures compliance with the STOP Hunger Brand and Sodexho Brand when appropriate. Works with Sodexho accounts, DM's, GM's and department teams in areas relating to the following STOP Hunger efforts: fundraising, employee payroll deductions, internal communications, vendor partnerships, education related to hunger in America. Assist with content development for SodexhoNet, our intranet and internet website. Assist with training temporary workers and/or interns.

Thanks!

Shondra

Shondra B Jenkins

Community Relations Manager

Corporate Communications

Sodexo

9801 Washingtonian Boulevard

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

T: 301 987 4322

shondra.jenkins@sodexhoUSA.com

(What the h___? Forghive me fhor asking, Angelo, but why did you make that change?)

16.) Account Manager – Public Relations, Jones Public Relations, Omaha, NE

http://www.opendoorjobs.com/jobDetail.faces?jobId=6366

17.) Media Technologist, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=204200028

*** From Andrea Holmes:

Please post in your next issue.

18.) Media Relations Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor, GYMR Public Relations, Washington, DC

GYMR is a nationally ranked independent public relations agency specializing in healthcare and social issues. Comprised of professionals who have excelled in the healthcare practices of the world's largest PR firms and other health industries, GYMR combines all of the expertise and clients of a national firm, with the heart and soul of a boutique business.

GYMR seeks to hire a strong Media Relations Senior Account Executive/Account Supervisor with at least five years media experience. Must bring strong relationships with trade and mainstream media, ideally in the healthcare field and be able to pitch multiple issues simultaneously. Agency experience preferred; strong writing and client management skills are musts.

Competitive salaries and great benefits are offered. Visit www.gymr.com for more information on the firm. Qualified candidates should email resume, cover letter, writing samples and salary requirements to careers@gymr.com (use “Job Title MED-08” in the subject line). No phone calls please. GYMR is an equal opportunity employer.

19.) Paid Internship, GYMR Public Relations, Washington, DC

GYMR interns work closely with account teams and participate in a variety of client-related activities. Responsibilities may include preparing targeted media lists, conducting research, assisting in partnership development, monitoring issues in the national media, participating in brainstorms and providing administrative support, as needed. GYMR interns gain valuable media relations; partnership building and health policy experience and often contribute to and provide support for national campaign launch events, and press conferences.

Prerequisites:

• Exceptional organizational and time management skills, attention to detail

• Ability to juggle multiple assignments

• Proficiency in Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and other online searchable databases

• Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

• Excellent verbal and writing skills – a writing test will be administered at the time of the interview

• Strong interpersonal skills

• College degree in communications or related field preferred or close to completion of a college degree (student in good standing).

Compensation:

• The position is full time – 40 hours a week at $12.00/hour ($480 a week)

• Internship is from June 2, 2008 through August 29, 2008. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.

• Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Send resume to:

GYMR Public Relations Summer Internship Program

1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 300

Washington, DC 20009

F: 202-234-6159

E-mail: interns@gymr.com

20.) Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations, International Museum of Women, San Francisco, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=204600016

21.) Communications Officer, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Perth, WA, Australia

Your communication skills could save a species from extinction …

Australian Wildlife Conservancy is an exciting organisation helping to

define a new model for conservation in Australia. Funded by donations

from major donors and the general public, AWC buys land and actively

manages it for the conservation of endangered wildlife.

AWC owns 16 sanctuaries around Australia covering 1.785 million

hectares, providing refuge for some of Australia's most endangered

species in areas such as the Kimberley, north Queensland and the

outback.

AWC's Communications Officer will be responsible for highlighting the

tragic loss of wildlife that has occurred in Australia and for promoting

the positive action being taken by AWC to turn back this tide of

extinctions.

Your tasks will include co-ordinating production of AWC's newsletter,

maintaining and enhancing our website and supervising production of AWC

brochures and publications. You will also help manage AWC's engagement

with the media and work closely with development and field staff,

facilitating the flow of information from our sanctuaries to our

supporters.

YOU WILL NEED:

* Exceptional writing skills.

* Experience in the layout and production of newsletters, brochures etc.

* Excellent organisational, communication and relationship skills.

Based in Perth, this is a rare opportunity to be actively involved in

protecting Australia's endangered wildlife by helping shape the growth

and development of an organisation that makes a difference where it

really counts – in the field.

A position description is available at:

http://www.australianwildlife.org

Enquiries and applications to: Roma Sharp, email:

roma@australianwildlife.org or phone: 08-9380-9633.

*** From David Acevedo, who was referred to JOTW by Beth King, APR:

Good afternoon Ned:

Beth King suggested that we shared this job opening with you. She mentioned that you have a weekly newsletter. Please find the job opening that we have at DHL Express for the following:

Thank you very much for your support.

22.) Manager, Advertising & Sponsorships – US, DHL, Plantation, FL

Summary:

The manager ‘Sponsorships & Advertising’ for DHL Express International Americas (Latin America & Canada) will generate and manage media platforms and the corresponding advertising campaigns for DHL Express market, leading products and services through print, TV, radio and on-line media. The position will manage, plan, develop and implement regional sponsorships for DHL Express, and directly collaborate with other DHL divisions for cross-business unit opportunities.

In this role, you will manage the development of advertising and sponsorships, work with Sales to develop our B2B relationship including the development of marketing and communication strategies to build awareness and preference of the brand for prospect clients, advise top management on issues relating to advertising, develop marketing and communication strategies directed to consumers (B2B and B2C), foster an integrated marketing philosophy among the various advertising-sponsorships-design/direct marketing agencies. Within this role, the person will directly impact a marketing communication budget of EUR 25 million and drive a network of in-country Sponsorships & Advertising experts, with a scope of 50 countries.

The role will also directly manage all media agencies and sponsorship / event vendors. The ideal candidate must be a team player and self starter with entrepreneur spirit who can think strategically and deliver tactically in a fast paced environment with limited supervision. A proven track record in advertising and sponsorship, interacting with top management in a very international environment is a must.

Tasks & Accountabilities:

Reports to the Director of Regional Marketing Communications and is directly responsible for engaging with all the different functional groups, countries and senior management teams to develop the strategic sponsorship and media plan, and implement regional sponsorship activities (with in-country activation) to increase the market awareness of the DHL Brand, its products, services and competitive position in the transportation and logistics industry, aiding in the achievement of the company's sales objectives. Drives the Advertising & Sponsorship counter parts in the countries and agencies externally to leverage scope, content/messaging and customer references. Directly manage all regional strategic advertising campaigns and sponsorship events initiatives for the International Americas Region.

Provide peer mentoring and manage the appropriate media agency teams and sponsorship partners to achieve high satisfaction among the media and all the different potential/targeted audiences – from a responsiveness and knowledge of market/DHL perspective. Work with Head of Marketing Communications to ensure budgets, plans, messaging and reference content is in place.

Leverage the media agency and country marketing teams to implement and drive initiatives and in-country activation of regional sponsorships. Manage internal cross-functional teams to ensure content and messaging is differentiated, understood and consistently communicated both through advertising and sponsorships. Participate in building and understanding Advertising and Sponsorship best practices. Manage, model and implement best practices for media investments, creative content, measurement/tracking and in-country engagement.

Skills & Qualifications:

BA/BS and a minimum of 8-11 years' experience in Advertising & Sponsorships. MBA required. Excellent verbal and written communications skills Ability to work directly with and influence the Executive Management Team Fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese and French is a plus. Desire and ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects concurrently. Demonstrated capabilities in working effectively with cross-functional teams and in-country marketing units.

Job 16652.IA

To apply please send resume to david.acevedo@dhl.com

Thank you & Regards,

David Acevedo

Corporate Recruiter

DHL Express

1200 South Pine Island Road, Suite 150

Plantation, FL 33324

(954)888-7314 office

(954)888-7330 fax

david.acevedo@dhl.com

www.dhl-usa.com

Please register online to our new Career site: www.workingatdhl.com

*** From Shelley Guisinger:

Ned,

Could you post this job for us!! Thanks!!

PS, XL is in the mail!!! 😉

Thanks Ned!!!!

Shelley Guisinger, Relationship Manager

The RightThing, Inc.

www.rightthinginc.com

3401 Technology Drive

Findlay, Ohio 45840

Fax: 419.420.3720

23.) eCommunications Specialist, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD

The eCommunications Specialist is a newly created position that combines responsibility for eCommunications project management, graphic design and development and maintenance of internal and external websites. Working with colleagues in public relations, internal communications, information services and other departments, the eCommunications Specialist will produce and monitor content, ensure websites are current and compliant, ensure consistency across websites and other communication mediums, and will track and analyze appropriate metrics for measuring success.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, this person will be primarily responsible for communicating key corporate messages and policies to internal and external audiences in order to educate and engage audiences in the company’s overall mission and fulfillment of strategic priorities. The eCommunications Specialist will support other communications channels, projects and events as needed including email, multimedia presentations, audiocasts, webcasts, newsletters, video and streaming media.

Qualifications:

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in communications, information technology, or related field

• Minimum 5 years experience designing web pages and managing online content

• Experience developing and supporting video technology, streaming media and multicasting

If you are interested in learning more about this position, applay at www.medimmune.appone.com, Req Number 00341.

24.) Director, Marketing, Communications, Brand Development, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Rosemont, Illinois

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14727

*** From Shirlene A. Archer:

Hi,

Could you post this job announcement in your next Job of the Week listing? Thanks so much.

Shirlene A. Archer

Director of Operations

Genocide Intervention Network

1333 H Street, NW, First Floor

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 682-1867 (Fax)

25.) Communications Director, Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net), Washington, DC

The Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) is changing the way the United States and the international community respond to the world's worst crimes by empowering individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. GI-Net's aim is to build the first permanent anti-genocide constituency.

GI-Net is recruiting a network of anti-genocide activists who educate their communities, pressure their elected officials, and fundraise directly for civilian protection. Currently the organization’s work is focused on ending the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

GI-Net seeks an experienced communication professional to provide leadership and direction for its overall communications strategy. The Communications Director will manage a three person department. The Communications Director will be responsible for developing a coherent communication strategy to include media relations, publications, internet capabilities, including website and e-advocacy, and marketing, including promoting the GI-Net brand. Must have a deep commitment to ending and stopping genocide.

Summary of Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree in Communications or related field required.

• 3-5 years of demonstrated strategic communication experience

• Strong writing, editing and verbal communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Strong management skills

• Ability to prioritize

• Strategic vision of how to brand and market GI-Net

• Understanding of U.S. Congress and political system

• Appreciation and understanding of the functioning of national and local media outlets

• Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

• Must be a self-motivated professional able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team

• Strong analytical skills and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

• Must have a specific interest in preventing and stopping genocide across the world

Summary of Job Description:

The Communications Director will be responsible for oversight and management of all aspects of the GI-Net Communications department in the following areas:

• Communications Strategy: Develop overall communications strategy and individual strategies specific to particular campaigns.

• Media Relations: Serve as the primary media contact. Author all press releases and media advisories. Oversee and coordinate the placement of op-eds. Promote members of the staff to the press for interviews and commentary. Reach out to and develop working relationships with members of the press at national and regional media outlets, freelance journalists, bloggers, and other traditional and non-traditional media outlets.

• Public Relations Oversight: Oversee all communication between the organization and third parties, including members, donors, the press, foundations, etc. Maintain a consistent messaging and style. Serve as a “final check” over all major documents leaving the organization.

• Coverage Documentation: Monitor online and offline news media for coverage of GI-Net. Maintain repository of speeches, articles and essays authored by GI-Net staff, Representatives and members.

• Information Technology Oversight: Oversee the current IT strategy coordinator in enhancing the design and functionality of our website and web tools. In addition, ensure regular updates to the website and organizational database.

• Progress Reports: Produce monthly progress reports for senior management and Board meetings

• Volunteer and Consultant Management: Manage pro-bono and paid IT and communications contractors.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

The Genocide Intervention Network offers a competitive benefits package to its full-time employees including:

Medical, dental, and life insurance

Retirement Plan

Long Term Disability

Paid holidays

Paid personal time off

WMATA SmartBenefits

This position is a member of the GI-Net Senior Management Team. The successful candidate will be required to sign an employment agreement.

All employees of GI-Net must be committed, self-motivated professionals, with the ability to work effectively independently and as a team.

Qualified candidates should send resume and cover letter indicating job title and salary requirements to:

The Genocide Intervention Network

Attn: Human Resources

1333 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

Email: jobs@genocideintervention.net

No telephone inquiries please.

The Genocide Intervention Network is an equal opportunity employer.

26.) Corporate Communications Manager, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, Cincinnati, OH

https://jnj.taleo.net/servlets/CareerSection?art_ip_action=FlowDispatcher&flowTypeNo=13&pageSeq=2&reqNo=700986&art_servlet_language=en&csNo=2&src=JB-10620

*** From Neeva-Gayle Candelori:

Hi Ed,

I would very much appreciate if you could post the following job announcement to your distribution newsletter.

27.) Manager of Industry Affairs, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council, Arlington, VA

http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_acc/sec_employment.asp?CID=286&DID=7020&dowhat=detail

To apply for employment, please have interested parties send their resume and a cover letter, including salary requirements, and select the most convenient way to submit their credentials for our consideration:

By email:

h_r@americanchemistry.com

By fax:

703-741-6083

By mail: American Chemistry Council

Attn: Human Resources

1300 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA 22209

Directions to ACC

Thanks for your consideration.

Neeva-Gayle Candelori, Director

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry

of the American Chemistry Council

28.) Director of Public Relations, Daiichi Sankyo, Parsippany, NJ

http://ju2.4jobs.com/job.asp?id=14145072

29.) Manager, Communications and Media Relations, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany

The post holder will provide leadership and direction in the creation and implementation of the communication strategy of the UNFCCC Secretariat. S/he must have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in journalism, communications, or public relations.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267323

Contact vacancies@unfccc.int

*** From Rickiesha Nash:

Hi Ned,

Could you please post this job ad in your next publication?

Thanks,

Rickiesha Nash

30.) Account Coordinator, Baltimore, MD

Stimulating, exciting, people-oriented position. Opportunity for unlimited growth and income for an “outside-the-box” thinker. The right candidate should be open to a challenge and looking for a fast-paced and engaging corporate culture. Qualified candidates should have a proven track record of sales success, as well as possess the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Sales or Recruiting background preferred. Experience in retail, hospitality or brokerage industries is a fit for us.

Contact Information:

Lea Sheffer

lea@careerprofiles.com

410-244-6400

31.) Communications Manager, Rights Working Group (RWG), Washington, DC, United States

The incumbent will develop and manage all communications tools of the Liberty and Justice for All campaign. S/he must have at least four years of in-house communications and/or media experience.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267074

Contact mhuang@rightsworkinggroup.org

32.) Communications Officer/Assistant Director, The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Washington, DC, United States

The post holder will oversee publications development and distribution, including developing key themes and story ideas. S/he must have three to eight years of post-collegiate professional experience in advocacy or journalism.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267098

Contact jobs@cipe.org

33.) Graphics Illustrator – NSWC PHD, SYS Technologies, Oxnard, CA

Description:

SYS Technologies is looking for a Graphics Illustrator to be responsible for creating and revising high level graphics for electronic presentations, static displays, brochures and marketing materials. Candidate will also provide general photography services (digital and 35mm) as well as write articles and press releases for various military publications. Position is located on NSWC PHD Navy base.

EEO/AA Employer

Required Skills:

Qualifications and experience require

Candidates must have experience with Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Paint Shop Pro or other graphics program. Must have Macromedia Flash experience. Must have excellent writing skills and two to four years experience as a graphic artist or illustrator. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project. Ideal candidate will have previous military journalism or military photography experience supporting the DoD or Navy in some capacity. Knowledge of government processes and activities is desired.

Required Education:

BA or BS in Journalism or Communications

[Req#: SYS-07-062]

Security Requirement: Secret Clearance, or must be able to obtain upon hire

http://www.systechnologies.com/find_job.aspx

34.) Manager, Media and Communications, The Nobel Women's Initiative, Ottawa, ON, Canada

The incumbent will be responsible for the overall direction, development, and implementation of the organisation's media and communications programme. S/he must have detailed knowledge of international media relations and an established network of international media contacts in major media outlets.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267052

Contact jobs@nobelwomensinitiative.org

35.) Writer/Editor, National Propane Gas Association, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=68671822

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

36.) Public Relations Manager, CPCU Society, Malvern, PA

For premier insurance professional association in Malvern, PA. Bachelors in Journalism or related field.

6+ yrs experience as PR professional. Financial services /insurance industry/association experience a plus.

Manage media relations: develop/distribute press releases; pursue media coverage; establish strong

relationships w/ trade pubs; promote special events and initiatives. Write articles, scripts, print/web content,

develop and implement campaigns. Excellent media relations, strategic planning, and writing skills required.

Strong project management and computer skills. Send resume & salary requirements to: cmcgill@cpcusociety.org

(Carolyn McGill, CPCU Society, 720 Providence Road, Malvern, PA 19355; FAX 610-251-2780. EOE

37.) Marketing Communications Manager – Desert Ridge Office, AT&T, Phoenix AZ

http://ju2.4jobs.com/Jobs/Marketing-Communications-Manager—Desert-Ridge-Office—Phoenix-AZ-Phoenix-AZ–US-jp15790623.htm

38.) Communications Officer for Future Agricultures Consortium, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, United Kingdom

The incumbent will develop and maintain a comprehensive, long-term communications and networking strategy for the Future Agricultures Consortium. S/he must have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to liaise and communicate with staff and partners at all levels of seniority.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/267125

Contact hr@ids.ac.uk

*** From Benjamin Bartolomei:

We have two new jobs that may be of interest to your members.

benjamin@lhazan.com

Lynn Hazan & Associates

lhazan.com

312.863.5401

39.) Consultant—Healthcare, communications agency, Chicago, IL

Are you interested in healthcare issues and policy? Do you have 5-8 years of PR/Communications experience from a PR agency or not for profit? Do you enjoy competitive and industry research? Are you on the cusp of the next level of employment? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment? Read on for an opportunity with a growing PR firm…

Chicago communications agency seeks full-time Consultant for research and strategy within healthcare practice. Boutique agency where everyone plays a role. Smart, hard-working, close-knit, fun culture. Fast paced, client driven environment. Report to Senior Consultant. Four people in healthcare group. Opportunity for well-qualified candidates to grow and go as far as they want. Stable organization. Local talent ideal.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years' experience in PR or related field. Research experience ideal. Interest in healthcare and policy issues. Top level written and oral communication a must. Accuracy and attention to detail a top concern. Candidates should be able to take initiative and work independently. Must thrive in a fast-paced environment driven by client needs.

Responsibilities: 50% research; 50% client deliverables. Spend 30-35% of time writing research reports, pitch letters, press releases and others. Keep pulse of industry using online and other research methods. Get to know clients' industries quickly and well. Assist practice leader by applying research to plan development.

Act as consultant to client on issues of reimbursement, insurance, public policy, etc. Clients heavily rely on agency's counsel. Develop strategy when provided with little information by listening for clues and drawing on knowledge of industry. Pull together as part of team to come up with solution, frequently on tight deadlines. Firm believes there is no “one way” to do things—help find creative answers. Client work includes bylined articles, brochures, presentations, competitive research, training sessions, reputation management, placement tracking, etc.

Ref #0529.

Please forward your resume as a .doc with detailed cover letter, including salary and samples, and state how you fit the specs. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, lynn@lhazan.com and call 312-863-5401 to follow up. We welcome follow up calls.

40.) Consultant—Financial services, communications agency, Chicago, IL

Do you have five years of PR/Communications experience? Experience in real estate or financial services? Are you on the cusp of the next level of employment? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment? Read on for an opportunity with a growing PR firm…

Chicago communications agency seeks full-time Consultant for financial services group. Major client assignments for Fortune 100 company for its highly profitable real estate division. Boutique agency where everyone plays a role. Smart, hard-working, close-knit, fun culture. Fast paced, client driven environment. Report to Senior Consultant/Account leader. Six people in financial services group. Opportunity for well-qualified candidates to grow into account management and go as far as they want. Stable organization. Local talent ideal.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree, 5-7 years' experience in PR. Top level written and oral communication a must. Candidates should be able to take initiative and work independently. Must thrive in a fast-paced environment driven by client needs. Very detail oriented and organized; accuracy and attention to detail a top concern.

Responsibilities: 70-75% media relations, including pitching; 25-30% account management. Spend 30-35% of time writing research reports, pitch letters, press releases and others. Hands-on role includes local and national media outreach, placement tracking, daily report writing.

Must keep up with status of clients' businesses and industries. Clients heavily rely on agency's counsel. Develop strategy and execution and draw on industry knowledge. Pull together as part of team to come up with solution, frequently on tight deadlines. Firm believes there is no “one way” to do things—help find creative answers. Client work includes bylined articles, brochures, presentations, competitive research, training sessions, reputation management, placement tracking, etc.

Ref #0530.

Please forward your resume as a .doc with detailed cover letter, including salary and samples, and state how you fit the specs. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, lynn@lhazan.com and call 312-863-5401 to follow up. We welcome follow up calls.

*** From Jeanette Christensen:

Can you please post the following on your website in the next Monday morning issue 2/25 ?

Thank you

Jeanette

41.) Senior Level Candidate, Brodeur, Washington, DC

Brodeur's Business-to-Business (B2B) practice is looking for a senior level communications professional in our DC office to work with a variety of exciting accounts in technology and healthcare industries. This person will serve as strategic counsel to and manager of a dynamic client portfolio and will be responsible for long-term team planning, management and positioning. The ideal candidate will partner with our clients to define program direction, establish and anticipate communications goals and represent the agency in a series of internal and external interactions.

This position requires a self-starter with a strong understanding of the agency business model and the ability to pursue and win new business, identify and create networking opportunities for the agency and effectively manage a talented team. Well-established relationships with high-level media and industry analysts are also critical.

The desired candidate will have 10 or more years experience in public relations (agency or corporate), marketing communications, journalism, (related industry publication) or related field. Candidates must have well-honed problem solving; analytical, budget management and business skills, a strong understanding of how an agency works and can manage well within a team-structured environment.

Please contact:

Jeanette Christensen

Brodeur

601 13th Street NW

Suite 400 South

Washington, DC 20005

jchristensen@brodeur.com

Fax: 202-775-1801

*** From Angela Jacobs:

42.) Researcher, Strategic Research and Analysis – Requisition 078555, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

General Summary:

The Researcher, Strategic Research and Analysis, conducts biographical and financial research, on individuals, corporations and foundations, which supports fund-raising for the Medical Center. Uses online and print information of public record to create and maintain informational profiles. Uses a sophisticated database (i.e., Griffin) of information on all prospects and donors and may assist strategic planning as well as the development of prospect goals and tracking progress toward those goals through a variety of reports and formats. Reports to the Associate Director Strategic Research and Analysis and supports the fund-raising efforts of a team of 18+ Fundraisers and MCD staff.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; minimum one year of experience in research and/or prospect tracking/management experience, including experience creating biographical profiles, or one year of experience in a related field required; minimum two years of experience in research and/or prospect tracking/management or the competitive intelligence field is preferred; proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel required; willingness to develop and maintain proficiency in the Alumni/Development Database System required; familiarity with multiple electronic research tools, including Nexis, Factiva, Hoovers, Dun & Bradstreet and other similar databases, required; knowledge of Internet search processes and techniques required; excellent analytical abilities, written and verbal communications skills required; attention to detail and the ability to resolve subtle discrepancies in publicly available information required; demonstrated ability to work well as a member of a team required; sensitivity to confidential information required; strong written and verbal communication skills required.

For more information and to apply:

http://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=197856

Note: To be considered, all interested job seekers must meet the requirements and apply online.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

*** From Julie Marcis:

Please post the following:

43.) Senior Account Executive, Manning Selvage & Lee, Washington, DC

Top Public Relations firm in Washington, DC seeks a Senior Account

Executive.

As part of an office that specializes in Public Affairs and Health Care

clients, the SAE responsibilities include executing day-to-day PR programs,

media relations, and event planning; writing press releases, case studies,

presentations, and planning documents; and managing account vendors. The

SAE should have the ability to work in a team environment, multi-task,

interact with clients and act as a mentor to junior staff.

The ideal candidate must have an undergraduate college degree and a minimum

of 3-5 years experience in Public Relations at an agency. Strong media

relations skills, experience in client relations and a background in

budgeting and program development are essential. Strong knowledge of and

contacts in public affairs media and excellent writing skills are

important. Hill experience is a plus. This position requires someone with

great attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, entrepreneurial

spirit and multi-tasking skills.

Apply with cover letter and resume to dccareers@mslpr.com.

Many thx,

Julie G. Marcis

Director of Administration

Manning Selvage & Lee

1133 21st Street NW

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Ph: 202-261-2868

julie.marcis@mslpr.com

*** From Shannon Weiner:

44.) Senior Director of Public Relations, Corn Refiners Association, Washington, D.C.

Based in Washington, D.C., national trade association, is seeking:

Senior Director of Public Relations. Assist in PR campaigns, marketing

and media relations. Self-starter, motivated, ability to work in a

challenging environment. Minimum 10 years experience in public

relations/marketing. Experience working with food issues and internet

media/marketing techniques desired. Degree in public relations,

marketing or related field required. Advance degree recommended.

Excellent benefits.

Submit references to: resume@corn.org

*** From Trisha Sutrisno:

Hello,

I would like to post the attached job specification in your newsletter. Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Thank You!

Trisha

45.) Vice President, Communications, Global Fund for Children, Washington, DC

Organization

The Global Fund for Children (GFC) is a philanthropic intermediary whose mission is to advance the dignity of children and youth around the world. GFC pursues its mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth, complemented by a dynamic media program that, through books, documentary photography, and film, highlights the issues affecting children and celebrates the global society in which we all live. Grants are made in four major areas: Learning, Enterprise, Safety, and Healthy Minds and Bodies. Complimenting these primary portfolios are two others: Creative Opportunities to fund innovate programs that do not fit into the four major emphases and Responding to Crisis for emergencies and recovery and renewal work.

Since 1997, GFC has awarded more than 1,650 grants to 304 grassroots organizations in 65 countries totaling $9.3 million. In fiscal year 2007, GFC saw a 58% increase in net assets and a 40% increase in operating budget to $5.1 million. The ration of funds directed to program services improved to 87% with 13% spent on general administration and fundraising. In recognition of its fiscal responsibility, Charity Navigator has awarded GFC its highest rating of four stars for three consecutive years. GFC was also accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance for meeting all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

GFC’s team of 15 represents ten ethnicities, speaks 25 languages and has visited 121 of the world’s 194 countries. It will be expanding to 25 people by mid 2008.

While GFC receives its largest component of support from a wide range of individual, institutional, and corporate donors, an additional source of funding and recognition is derived from its media division. GFC published its first book, Children from Australia to Zimbabwe, in 1997 and now has 20 titles in publication, each describing and celebrating the diversity of children. In May 2006, Oprah Winfrey acknowledged the unique quality of these books on national television with a substantial cash award to facilitate their distribution. Additionally, GFC provides fellowships to documentary photographers and makes grants to support the development of documentary films that are aligned with its mission.

For more information, please visit http://www.globalfundforchildren.org.

Position

Reporting to the Founder and President Maya Ajmera, and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Communications (VP) will be responsible for the development of GFC’s communication strategy and will contribute to GFC’s organizational strategic planning process.. The VP will develop a world-class communications plan for GFC, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance and protect the organization’s brand reputation. The VP will be responsible for the development, integration and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership, including its founder and President, Maya Ajmera. This individual will be an ambassador for the organization and will need to build relationships with the media. The goal is to advance the organization’s position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization. The VP will be responsible for GFC’s varied and integrated communications products and services including: newsletters and other print publications; Web, E-news and other online communications; media and public relations; and marketing. This is an outstanding opportunity for a communications maven with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to join in a high-growth, mission-driven organization.

Responsibilities

Communications Strategy, Vision and Leadership

• Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance GFC’s brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and priorities; and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences.

• Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow GFC leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers, to favorably position GFC.

• Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.

• Serve as communications counselor to GFC leadership.

Communications Operations

• Oversee development of all GFC print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral materials and electronic communications including GFC’s web site and new media; manage relationships with associated vendors.

• Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on GFC media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.

• Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, coordinating with the appropriate Foundation participant to organize, and preparing talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.

• Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding GFC programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.

• Oversee the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development.

Team Development/Management

• Recruit and manage a team of two – three people to support the development and execution of the communications strategy.

• Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

• Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.

• Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals and administer salary adjustments.

Qualifications/Attributes

• Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred.

• Minimum ten years experience in a senior management role either in-house or with an agency.

• Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with top tier reporters and editors and in successfully positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact placements.

• Extensive successful writing and editing experience (externally focused) with a variety of print and online communications media.

• Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications, media relations and marketing program to advance an organization’s mission and goals.

• Creative and thoughtful on how new media technologies can be utilized.

• A minimum of five years experience in planning, writing, editing and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, marketing literature and other print publications and directories.

• Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output, and possess the knowledge, intellect, temperament and flexibility to work effectively in a fast-paced, collegial and energetic environment

• Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.

• Experience in building, mentoring and coaching a team of communications specialists.

• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

• Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.

• Stature, gravitas, and confidence to gain the credibility and respect of high-performing Board of Directors.

• Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented.

• Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs.

• Excellent and persuasive communicator.

• Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.

• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, GFC’s Board of Directors and staff.

• Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.

• Unimpeachable ethical standards, confidentiality and personal integrity.

• Culturally competent in relating to GFC’s diverse employee population and varied and global constituencies; international experience, a plus as is being multi-lingual.

• Passion for GFC’s mission; an unyielding commitment to making the world a better place and, ideally, passionate about saving children in particular.

While the above is a description of the essential functions of the position, other duties may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at the discretion of management.

Compensation is highly competitive for this position, and GFC is an equal opportunity employer looking to mirror the cultural diversity of the communities it serves.

GFC is a member of Bridgestar, a nonprofit organization attracting, connecting and supporting leadership for the nonprofit sector. Please register (free of charge) at www.bridgestar.org and apply online through this listing on the job board. When registering please indicate where you heard of this opportunity.

46.) PRODUCTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER – INTERMEDIATE, Jockey International, Kenosha, WI

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JUSOB10S0X9

47.) PUBLIC RELATIONS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

http://cj.chicagojobs.com/candidate/processcandviewjob?docid=A2071-0HM6

48.) Public Relations Specialist, MediaTrust, New York City, New York

http://www.prweekjobs.com/jobs/index.cfm?fuseaction=jobDetails&nJobID=333780

49.) Head of Communication & Public Relations Unit, UN Development Programme,

Nairobi, Kenya (with relocation to Somalia when situation permits)

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7C2K6J

50.) Media Relations Specialist, UN Development Programme, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia)

Closing Date – 06 Mar 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7C2JY8

51.) Photographer, Uline, Waukegan, IL / Racine, WI

Uline, a leading international distributor of packaging & industrial supplies, seeks a Photographer for their Corporate Office in Waukegan, IL.

Come Grow Along with Uline:

Experiencing a phenomenal 25% growth rate – open positions due to continuous expansion.

Consistent growth provides plenty of opportunities for career advancement.

Excellent pay & benefits – 3 bonus programs for every employee.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES / REQUIREMENTS:

Shoot in-house high resolution product photos

Work with Graphic Designers to shoot concept photos from approved sketches

Complete photo retouching & digital manipulation

Order product samples, schedule employee photo shoots & acquire props

Update & maintain image database

Operate & maintain photo equipment

8+ years prior commercial photography experience

Extensive knowledge of cameras, lighting, composition & photo styling

Proficient experience with Adobe Photoshop – Quark XPress & Adobe Illustrator experience helpful

Ability to travel & work occasional nights / weekends

Main Contact Human Resources

Fax 866-455-6385

Bachelor's degree in Photography, Graphic Design, Communications or related field required

Please visit www.uline.com/jobs for more information on our benefit package and open jobs.

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JWCM637YC69

*** From Paul Feenstra :

Ed,

FYI on the following vacancy announcement for a GS-13/14 Congressional Affairs position at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). This person would serve as RITA's senior career staff member in charge of Congressional outreach, and will play a significant role in policy development in areas such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, hydrogen and alternative fuels research, multi-modal R&D planning/investment, university-based research and technology transfer, and the activities of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and Transportation Safety Institute. Applications must be received by March 11, 2008, and are available online at http://jobsearch.dot.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=68752101. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested in submitting an application, and let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Paul

Paul Feenstra

Director of Governmental, International and Public Affairs

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

U.S. Department of Transportation

52.) Congressional Affairs Specialist, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

SERIES & GRADE: GS-301-13/14

SALARY RANGE: 82,961.00 – 127,442.00 USD per year

OPEN PERIOD to Tuesday, March 11, 2008

http://jobsearch.dot.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=68752101

*** From Mike Klein:

Dear All:

This is a great position with Microsoft–they are keen to fill quickly and were happy I was willing to share with my networks–feel free to share this with anyone appropriate.

All the best from the NL,

Mike Klein

http://CommsOffensive325.blogharbor.com

53.) Business/Marketing Expert, Microsoft Corporation, Indianapolis, IN

We’re looking for a business/marketing expert who is a strategic and creative thinker with a natural ability to translate complex technical concepts into business results-oriented narratives that resonate with the organization, business, and industry.

You will shape the communication strategy for senior leaders (VPs and GMs) in Microsoft IT. You will develop and drive a group-wide communication plan that ensures message clarity and consistency through every level of the organization. The communication plan will clearly establish the communication rhythm of the business (ROB) for your senior leaders and will align with the overall Microsoft IT ROB calendar. You will work closely with senior leaders to ensure that their communications (i.e. executive newsletters, e-mails, presentations, etc..) to the organization, business, and industry have powerful impact and are carried out flawlessly.

You will be on point to ensure that content, deliverables, demos, and supporting materials are compelling, consistent with other executives’ communications, and reinforce the Microsoft IT story and value proposition to the organization, business, and industry.

Your success in this position is measured in the following key areas:

• Effective, direct working relationship with senior leaders to become their trusted communications advisor

• Talent for empowering senior leaders to move the business forward by providing them with a powerful messaging strategy and robust communications portfolio.

• Ability to strategically and proactively drive to market a communications plan for your senior leaders, leveraging appropriate marketing vehicles, working with cross-group constituencies, and ensuring high quality content that tells a compelling IT story

• Timely and detailed executive preparation across key communications engagements

• Quality and impact of final content, including presentations and supporting elements, such as demos and videos

• How well you work with divisions across IT and the business to craft and deliver meaningful, creative content that supports not only the senior leaders, but also the broader IT communications/business objectives

• Work across the group to ensure linkage of communication plans, calendars, and key events

• Stay abreast of business strategy and direction, and collaborate with peers to ensure consistent messaging across the organization

REQUIREMENTS

• Extensive cross-group communication and coordination skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to understand complex business strategy and technology and translate this into understandable and compelling messages, presentations, and demos

• Process-focused aptitude to manage projects with many moving parts, people, and organizations; ability to drive process improvements and develop clear SLAs and workflows

• Ability to perform with maximum effectiveness in a dynamic and highly demanding work environment

• Natural inclination to stay abreast of change in our broad IT solution and service delivery

LeAnn Melichar

Microsoft Corporation

Staffing Consultant

Indianapolis, IN 46240

317 705 6926

FAX – 425 936-7329 ATTN: leannm

leannm@microsoft.com

*** From Laurie Mitchell:

Hi Ned–

Here are three postings for the newsletter, please keep up your great work!! I appreciate it.

Laurie Mitchell, CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant)

Laurie Mitchell & Company, Inc.

Marketing Communications Executive Search

www.LaurieMitchellCompany.com

MitchellCo17@aol.com

54.) Two Public Relations Account Executives, agency, Toledo, Ohio

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

A prominent Toledo Agency has exclusively and most confidentially retained us to identify two 3-10 year PR/AD professionals who either have agency experience or client side experience serving a variety of internal and external constituencies. These are new positions due to growth, and will work on a variety of consumer and B2B accounts. Only the Agency’s most senior management is aware of these searches.

Our clients desire well-rounded, hands-on professionals with stellar writing and interpersonal skills who are comfortable working with colleagues at all levels of an organization. A self-deprecating sense of humor, a flair for everything from media relations to white papers to product launches, and excellent client-facing skills are mandatory. Our employer-paid-fee services are strictly confidential.

To apply for these positions please email your bullet-format resume as a single MS Word file to MitchellCo17@aol.com . Name the attachment with your last name first, then first name (Smith,Mary 2-08.doc). Please put your name in the subject line and include a thoughtful email message stating your current salary. We acknowledge all qualified and serious applicants quickly.

Thank you. We look forward to working with you.

www.LaurieMitchellCompany.com

Laurie Mitchell, CPC

Laurie Mitchell & Co., Inc.

Marketing Communications Executive Search

MitchellCo17@aol.com

55.) PRODUCT MANAGER/LEGAL, law firm, CLEVELAND or MIAMI

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

A prominent Cleveland-headquartered Law Firm seeks an exceptionally bright, high-EQ Product Manager to generate the annual business plans of, and strategically market, its most intellectually demanding practice groups. This product manager will act as a facilitator, helping firm leadership implement consistent methodologies for business planning and will utilize creativity, vision and leadership to help individual teams define and implement sound marketing strategies that will be the foundation for profitable growth in target segments.

The ideal candidate must be degreed (Master’s a plus), have at least seven years' law firm marketing experience, and have successfully managed planning processes with heavy management collaboration. Executive presence, moxie, poise, stellar presentation skills and well-honed leadership skills are imperative. As this position will work closely with attorneys who are at the top of their game, we’ll be looking for keen minds eager for constant intellectual challenge and exchange. A competitive compensation package is offered. This position will be located either in Cleveland, OH or Miami, FL depending upon the preferences of the selected candidate.

Our clients always desire well-rounded, hands-on professionals with stellar writing and interpersonal skills who are comfortable working with colleagues at all levels of an organization. Our employer-paid fee services are strictly confidential.

Please note these specific instructions:

To apply for this or any of our many other AD/PR/Marketing positions, please email your resume as a single MS Word file to: MitchellCo17@aol.com. Name the file with your name (Jones, Mary 2-08.doc), and put your full name in the subject line with your thoughtful cover note (including current compensation) in the email message only. We'll personally respond immediately to all qualified submissions. Thank you.

www.LaurieMitchellCompany.com

Laurie Mitchell, CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant)

Laurie Mitchell & Company, Inc.

Marketing Communications Executive Search

MitchellCo17@aol.com

56.) Advocacy Campaigns Manager, World Vision, Mississauga, ON, Canada

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7BBRV9

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Hi Ned,

Here is an internship opportunity in Baton Rouge.

I hope this note finds you well! Have a great day!

Robin Mayhall, APR

Corporate Communications Writer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

57.) GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS INTERN, Cox Communications—Greater Louisiana, Baton Rouge, La.

Cox Communications is actively seeking a talented person to join its Public Affairs department. This is a great opportunity for a college junior or senior. If you know of someone or have the ability to forward this to individuals or groups that may have leads, please send on. Applications will be accepted through next Wednesday, February 17, 2008.

The primary purpose of this position is to offer LSU, Southern University or BRCC students a practical and valuable learning experience through a formal structure in which to apply academic principles to real world situations.

For one semester, with potential for renewed tenure, the intern will be a valued team participant, offering assistance to all members of the Governmental & Public Affairs Department of Cox Communications. Based on student’s initiative and willingness to learn, this internship can be a valuable step in creating a career in governmental and/or public affairs.

Examples of Potential Responsibilities:

• Write news releases and correspondence letters for management team;

• Help plan and implement special events including Teen Summit on Internet Safety;

• Assist Public Affairs team with creating and/or trafficking public service announcements;

• Track key telecommunications legislation; work with Governmental Affairs staff to create legislative flyers and correspondence for internal and external audiences;

• Create and/or maintain legislative, community and media mailing/email lists;

• Edit, create and post website content;

• Take, transfer and archive digital photos;

• Archive and disseminate press clippings;

• Prepare award entries;

• Assist with billing, filing, deliveries, errands, mailings, proofreading, behind-the-scenes office work; and

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Junior or Senior level status;

• Superior oral and written communication skills;

• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills including attention to detail;

• Available to work for a minimum of 15 hours per week with maximum of 24 hours per week;

• Strong computer skills: Word and Excel required; Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and/or Desktop Publishing preferred;

• Initiative and follow-up skills a must;

• Ability to work in a team environment; and

• Must have valid local drivers license with good DMV record and reliable transportation.

Position reports to Public Affairs Manager and/or Governmental Affairs Director (based upon task). Paid hourly. Rate based on field experience and level of education.

Applications and inquiries taken via website (www.cox.com/batonrouge) and email (ann.ruble@cox.com). Deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.

58.) Internship Public Information, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, Belgium

Closing Date – 03 Mar 2008

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

59.) Senior External Relations (Fund Raising) Assistant, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Brussels, Belgium

Closing Date – 29 Feb 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7BRK4H

*** From Betsey Lyon:

Here’s a job Opportunity for Next Job of the Week

Betsey Lyon

Publications Manager

Office of Public Affairs

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

202-502-2603

60.) Public Affairs Specialist (Web Contents), Administrative Office of the US Courts, Washington, DC

Federal judiciary pay and personnel system applies. Annual salary: $52,979-$92,877.

Working in Office of Public Affairs, serve as liaison to client offices to develop web content. Use your demonstrated skills in web writing and understanding of web usability

and functionality, and in building web pages. Assist in public web site redesign. Help plan and carry out web communications strategies. Hands-on experience with content management systems, html, CSS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Flash required. Must be practiced at translating print publications to the web. Apply at USAJobs.gov through March 20, 2008. Search for job 08-OPAF-175285 or by job title. Online job application required.

*** From Barry Piatoff:

Ned,

Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

61.) Executive Communications Manager-For Lifestyles Icon To Work With Business Press, New York, New York

Our client is a popular lifestyles professional and has her own company. She is seen frequently on television and has several books under her name. She needs a Executive Communications Manager to increase her visibility with the business press. Position is located in midtown Manhattan.

Responsibilities

*Create new relationships with the business media in top media markets.

*Respond to press queries effectively and expediently.

*Ability to author press releases for the company.

*Research and set-up high profile business events

*Ensure a consistent press message and brand message to the market.

*Be actively involved in all aspects of marketing.

*Establish and maintain relationships with media professionals and liaise with external PR professionals/agency to ensure consistent strategy and priorities.

*Originate ideas and content for marketing initiatives and PR pieces.

*Produce meaningful analysis programs and projects financial results and ROI

Requires background in lifestyle public relations (agency and/or corporate), strong media relations skills, the desire to pitch in on tactical public relations, think strategically, and take on assignments in marketing or budgets as needed. An example of some of the types of media you should have contacts with would include Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Financial Times CNBC, Fox Business, Financial Times, Crain’s etc. The boss is fair, rewards hard work and the right person will excel in this environment. Position is “hands-on”. Reports to Principal and SVP of Communications.

Salary $100K-$120K. Occasional travel and nights or weekend for special events.

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

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

barry@peterbellassociates.com

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

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

No calls please. Local candidates only.

62.) Communications and Media Relations, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany

Closing Date – 29 Feb 2008

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

63.) Corporate Communications Specialist, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ

http://www.cpsajobs.org/job_details2.asp?JobID=1357132

64.) 2VP, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Travelers, Hartford, CT

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8D4NG5X9W9QRCYBDW2

*** From Susan Burnell, APR:

Hi Ned,

So great to see you at LI. We enjoyed dinner at Cappy’s, you didn’t seem one bit embarrassed by our happy birthday serenade!

Saturday night Bob & I discovered Oro Restaurant in the Emily Morgan Hotel just north of the Alamo. Quite civilized, eclectic menu. Food and service superb (our waiter was Joshua). I had Grilled Striped Sea Bass with Red Beet Risotto, Bob had Porcini Dusted Filet Mignon. Emily Morgan, we learned from Joshua, was the original “Yellow Rose of Texas.” More at www.emilymorganhotel.com

Saw the listing below in Sunday’s San Antonio Express News classifieds. (Ran out of things to read on the drive back!) Interesting as it prefers professional accreditation.

With cheer,

Susan

Susan H. Burnell, APR

Imagination Ink – Business Writing & Public Relations

Houston, TX

65.) Communications & Public Witness Director, United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX

(Susan’s note: From San Antonio Express News classified employment ad 24 Feb 2008. UMC’s regional Web site is umcwstx.org)

Communications & Public Witness Director for regional United Methodist Church headquarters. Plans and executes actions to enhance the church’s reputation. Acts a public information release authority. Coordinates emergency communication/disaster response. Supervises print, Web and video communication operations. Master’s degree in communication and 10 years exp. in public relations management required. Professional accreditation and knowledge of UMC preferred. Apply to the Rev. Austin Frederick, afred@umcswtx.org.

66.) Technical Writer, Tucows, Toronto, ON Canada

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA6/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=TUCOWSINC&cws=1&rid=13

67.) Communications Specialist, Ask-A-Nurse Department, Riverside Health System, Newport News, Virginia

http://tbe.taleo.net/NA4/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RIVERSIDEONLINE&cws=1&rid=1889

*** JOTW Weekly Alternative Selection, for those who have decided it’s time to do something different:

From Mark Sofman:

I wonder if one would be a shoe-inn if you have a beard like the Schweppes Man: http://www.ciadvertising.org/SA/fall_02/adv382j/ilovebamboo/ogilvy/schweppes_enh.jpg

68.) Vending Cooler Service Technician, Cadbury Schweppes, Missouri

Performs mechanical service and equipment prep/delivery, assuring the highest level of customer satisfaction and beverage quality. Filling in for vacation route relief of two company employees.

http://www4.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_cadGlobal07_US.asp?newms=jj&id=87042

I don't know if this is catch & release or what but this is seriously different:

69.) APPLE MAGGOT PEST TRAPPER (OKANOGAN COUNTY, WA)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Apple Maggot trappers must be able to place, monitor and remove about 400-600 insect traps. Trappers will utilize maps, collect and record accurate data. A state vehicle is provided for survey duties. Trappers will be responsible for the safe and legal operation of their vehicles, effective placement and servicing of their traps, and maintaining good public relations. Trappers collect data and maintain digital, electronic databases using a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). No experience necessary, all training provided.

To Apply: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/ShowJobDetail.aspx?JobID=WA1830572&RecordCount=1&Sender=JobIDSearch

(I see you are fond of apple maggots.)

…what about Lymantria dispar or Popillia japonica?

70.) PEST TRAPPER (GYPSY MOTH & JAPANESE BEETLE), SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Depending on local weather and the biological life cycles of insects, Pest Program Trappers begin work in late May to early June. The gypsy moth and Japanese beetle trappers report to Olympia for orientation where they receive a state-issued vehicle, training, and supplies.

HOURS / DAYS / SCHEDULE:

Normally work Monday-Thursday, four-10 hour shifts per week until mid to late September, after which supplies and vehicles are turned in.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

~ Responsible for the safe and legal operation of state provided vehicle

~ Responsible for effective placement and monitoring of traps

~ Able to place, monitor and remove a minimum of 700 insect traps

~ Utilize maps and collect and record accurate data

~ Ability to read and make maps

~ Collect data and maintain digital, electronic databases using a handheld Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

~ Valid Washington State Drivers License

~ 18 years of age

~ Interpersonal skills / maintain good public relations

~ Willingness to work outdoors

To apply: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/ShowJobDetail.aspx?JobID=WA1832034&RecordCount=1&Sender=JobIDSearch

*** From The Devil's Dictionary:

SCRIBBLER, n.

A professional writer whose views are antagonistic to one's own.

– Ambrose Bierce

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

06.02.2008: 0052 LT: Anchorage no. 1, Callao, Peru.

Robbers boarded a container ship at anchor from a small boat. Duty crew spotted them. Alarm raised, crew mustered. Robbers escaped. Authorities informed. Coast guard patrol boat arrived after more than one hour, patrolled the waters around the vessel for about ten minutes, and moved away.

17.02.2008: 0540 LT: 05:48N – 118:05E, Berth no.2, Sandakan port, Malaysia.

Duty crew on board a general cargo ship reported that a boat approached from the port bow. One robber was noticed on the forecastle deck passing ship stores to the other robbers in the boat. On seeing the alert crew, the robber jumped overboard and escaped with the ship stores. The forward booby hatch lock was found broken. The IMB PRC was notified who then liaised with local police for further action. Police arrived and conducted an investigation.

14.02.2008: 0341 LT: 06:43.5S – 039:43.8E, 20 nm off Tanzania coast.

Three pirates boarded the ship from a small wooden boat equipped with an out board engine. The ship was drifting, awaiting berthing instructions. Alert duty crew noticed the pirates and the alarm was raised, ship’s whistle sounded, crew mustered and master increased speed. Pirates fled immediately. Upon inspection, two containers were found opened.

11.02.2008: 0540 UTC: 13.38.5N – 050:22.0E, Gulf of Aden.

Two suspicious vessels one with blue hull and the other with red hull and both with white superstructure increased speed and altered course towards a bulk carrier. Master increased speed and altered course to increase CAP. Later both suspicious vessels stopped following.

09.02.2008: 0030 LT: Kandla anchorage, India.

Duty watchman on an oil tanker at anchor noticed robbers on the forecastle. On seeing the alert ships crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. The padlock of the forecastle store was broken but nothing was missing

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster

Wanted by U.S. Marshalls

HIERS, Daniel William Jr.

Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct

http://usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/hiers/hiers15.htm

Wanted by the Secret Service

Wanted for Bank Fraud

Joanelle Marnice Terry

http://www.secretservice.gov/wanted_terry.shtml

*** Ball cap of the week: U.S. Naval Support Activity – Naples, Italy

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Sushi Mania

*** T-Shirt of the day: Padre Island Coastal Air Defense Command

*** Today's featured musical accompaniment: Finger 11

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