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JOTW 09-2008

3 March 2008

www.nedsjotw.com

“The only mystery in life is why the kamikaze pilots wore helmets”

– Al McGuire

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

professional communicators. JOTW is a cooperative service that relies

on the contributions of its members, like you, to share the wealth and “free the jobs!”

*** The Lundquists will be away for vacation to Paris this coming week. Robert Holland, ABC, will be the acting editor. And boy can he act. Send your jobs and comments to Robert at robert_j_holland@yahoo.com.

JOTW is dedicated to the positive and unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.”

How does it work? First of all, it doesn't cost you a cent. If you find

out about a job opportunity in communications, send it to me

(lundquist989@cs.com), and I'll share it with the JOTW network. It's

that simple. And we share dozens of opportunities each week. Did I

mention it was free? Your friends can sign up by sending a blank e-mail

to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com. It's free for them, too.

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

In this thrilling issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Manager Board Communications, TIAA-CREF, Bethesda, MD

2.) Manager Community Relations – NBA League office, New York, NY

3.) Community Relations/Outreach Specialist, Academy for Educational Development, Angola

4.) Experienced freelance web site designer, Cardinal Hill Swim and Racquet Club, Vienna, VA.

5.) Director of Strategic Communications, The Health Trust, Campbell, California

6.) Communications & Outreach Officer, Food Security Analysis Unit, Nairobi, Kenya

7.) Marketing Executive, Oxford Online, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

8.) Communications Director, Friends of Cancer Research, Arlington, Virginia

9.) Corporate Communications Manager, Scripps Networks, Knoxville, TN

10.) Corporate Communications Officer, Bank of the West, San Francisco, CA

11.) Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, World Monuments Fund, New York, New York

12.) Staff Writer, Ventura County Star, E. W. Scripps Company, Camarillo, CA

13.) Communication & Public Affairs Coordinator, Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), Irvine, CA

14.) Communication Manager – Niger, World Vision, Niamey, Niger

15.) Public Relations & Media Coordinator, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Washington, D.C.

16.) Writer/Producer, KJRH-2 (NBC), E. W. Scripps Company, Tulsa, OK

17.) Flash Developer, interactive agency, Philadelphia, PA

18.) Senior Corporate Communications Specialist, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

19.) Communications Associate, Guttmacher Institute, New York, New York

20.) Account Supervisor – Public Affairs, Manning Selvage & Lee, Washington, DC

21.) Director, Corporate Communications and Industrial Relations, Skyworks Solutions, Irvine, CA

22.) Director of Strategic Communications, The Health Trust, Campbell, California

23.) Department Head — External Communications, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia / Bedford, Massachusetts

24.) WRITER, BUSINESS & INDUSTRY CONNECTION (BIC), Baton Rouge, La.

25.) Media and Public Relations Manager, Web Developer, Landmine Survivors Network, Washington, D.C.

26.) PR Manager, Omidyar Network, San Francisco, CA

27.) Writer/Editor, Advancement Project, Washington D.C.

28.) Corporate Communications Manager, Johnson & Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio

29.) Copywriter, Awana, Streamwood, Illinois

30.) Public Relations Manager, Extron Electronics, Anaheim, CA

31.) Media Relations Representative, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

32.) Director, Marketing Communications, United Way of Delaware (UWD), Wilmington, DE

33.) Senior Associate, Marketing Communications, United Way of Delaware (UWD), Wilmington, DE

34.) Media Relations Officer, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

35.) Communications Specialist, Textron/Greenlee, Rockford, IL

36.) Public Relations Manager-Luxury Sector, Boston, Massachusetts

37.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, The Partnership for the Homeless, New York, New York

38.) Director of Communications, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

39.) Membership Communications Coordinator, Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA

40.) Marketing Manager/Writer, International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC

41.) Communication Specialist (2 openings), USO (United Service Organizations), Arlington, VA

42.) Director of Corporate Communications, Plexus, Neenah, WI

43.) Director, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

44.) Staff Writer & Public Information Officer, Department of University Communications, Miami University, Oxford, OH

45.) Marketing Communications Manager, Iteris, Santa Ana, CA

46.) PR Manager, home products company, Suburban Chicago

47.) Communications Manager – Policy Development, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Geneva, Switzerland (although other central European locations would be considered)

48.) State Communications Coordinator, St Vincent de Paul Society, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

49.) Senior Science Writer – Public Relations Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

50.) COMMUNICATIONS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS COORDINATOR, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, La.

51.) Senior Public Information Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Francisco, CA

52.) Account Supervisor, Crosby~Volmer, Oklahoma City, OK

53.0 Technical Writer, Office of Legislative Information Technology Services, The Florida Legislature, Tallahassee, FL

54.) Public Relations Officer, Service Credit Union, Portsmouth, NH

55.) Tech Writer, Algomod Technologies, Groton, CT

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

57.) Communications and Media Officer, Homelessness Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

58.) Public Relations Manager/Hispanic Focus, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Miami, FL

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more than you expected!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hi,

My name is Christine Spriggs and I am a Special Event/ Production Coordinator. I have seven years of entertainment industry experience, particularly on the Indie circuit and would appreciate leads to additional gigs. I have strong administrative and logistical planning skills as well as creative writing, decor and custom favor design ability. Please visit my website at www.csthewest.com or on MySpace at www.myspace.com/soshelbtrfly

I look forward to networking and working with you.

Christine

Christine Spriggs

Special Event Manager

(310) 488-8261

C's the West Entertainment Group

www.csthewest.com

*** www.nedsjotw.com February Stats (as of 29 February):

Distinct hosts served: 15,030

Total page views: 46,986

*** You may recall that the Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association raised $15,000 to buy 155 portable DVD players to distribute to recovering warriors at Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. This was a small statement that said we recognized and appreciated the service and sacrifice of our Marines and Sailors. Many of you JOTW subscribers participated. This year SNA is hoping to double our donation to purchase something bigger and perhaps more important for those who will be using it. Please watch closely for details, and please continue to show your generosity when we commence the fundraising for this project.

*** Communication Resources to Ethiopia:

Ned and the JOTW network are embarking on an effort to obtain communication resources (books, manuals, CDs, DVDs, to expand the materials available at the Population Media Center resource center in Ethiopia. PMC is employing the strategic communication method to reach mass audiences to improve the lives of people in the second most populated country in Africa. See Dr. Negussie Teferra’s note below. Negussie was the minister of population for Ethiopia and has a PhD in communications. He was a member of my panel discussing the employment of serial dramas, soap operas and telenovelas in developing countries to make positive changes in social behavior. His article on the subject is in this month’s Communication World magazine.

My article on the subject was published a few years ago:

Communication World Highlights

September/October 2004 Issue

Soaps Save the World: Dramatic Results — One Episode at a Time, by Edward Lundquist, ABC. The value of soap operas around the world demonstrates the impact that messages can have on an audience.

PMC is active in Ethiopia, among other countries:

http://www.populationmedia.org/programs/ethiopia.html

I believe that we all have an opportunity to donate current items in good condition that we ourselves would be proud to have in our home or office library. Those of you who have written books or manuals should donate a copy and autograph it to the communicators in Ethiopia.

See Dr. Negussie Teferra’s notes below.

Dear Mr. Lundquist,

There is a possibility for you to meet communication professionals in Addis Ababa if we

know in advance your topic of discussion (i.e. IABC and accreditation). It would

be very useful (if possible) if you get us some materials (communication

related books, magazines, CDs and DVDs) for our media and communication

resource center at PMC.

Regards,

Negussie

And this follow-up:

Dear Mr. Lundquist,

This is a wonderful news and thank you for that. This is going to be the

first media and communication resource center in Ethiopia. There is a great

need for that. Even the US Embassy in Addis Ababa realized that and donated

some media and communication related books to our library. PMC's mailing

address is the following:

Population Media Center – Ethiopia

P.O.Box- 672

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Regards,

Negussie

And this from Bill Ryerson of PMC’s offices in the U.S.:

Hi Ned,

I think shipping to Vermont will be less of a cost barrier to those who

respond, and there won't be the possibility of things going into limbo

in customs in Addis. They can use either the P.O. box address or the

street address below. If we get more than a suitcase of books, we'll

take them to Addis over the next several trips.

Best wishes,

Bill

William N. Ryerson

President

Population Media Center

145 Pine Haven Shores Road, Suite 2011

P.O. Box 547

Shelburne, Vermont 05482

U.S.A.

Tel. 1-802-985-8156 Extension 204

Fax 1-802-985-8119

Email: ryerson@populationmedia.org

Web site: www.populationmedia.org

Skype name: billryerson

*** The H in Sodexo:

Angelo Ioffreda explains where the “H” went, and why :

It is part of our new global branding.

See the press release: http://www.sodexo.com/group_en/press/news/group/2008/sodexho-becomes-sodexo.asp

*** From Pat Valdata:

Hi, Ned.

There’s not much activity in the Communication Commons blog on the IABC web site, but I hope to post there more often, at least in the Employee Communications blog, where I am supposed to be blogging fairly regularly. I can do this *now* because I just found the directions I’d misplaced about a year ago. It’s amazing what you find when you empty a room to paint it, and then start putting things back. I feel like an archeologist. I found pieces I’d written in the mid-90s, and a couple of things from 1981. I’ll bet you have readers who weren’t even born then.

Anyway, I started today with a question I hope other communicators will answer. Would you be kind enough to direct JOTW readers to the blog site? And please feel free to add your words of wisdom there, too. The URL is:

http://commons.iabc.com/

Thanks!

Pat

IABC/Washington presents Communications Tactics from the Campaign Trail

As we “March” closer to the 2008 general election, IABC Washington is pleased to present “Communications Tactics from the Campaign Trail” at our monthly chapter meeting on March 13 at the Tivoli Restaurant.

John Feehery, head of The Feehery Group, a DC boutique advocacy firm that focuses on communications and government affairs strategy, will talk about the changing face of advocacy in a new Washington. Feehery has spent close to 20 years in a variety of influential positions inside the beltway, both as a key advisor to leading members of the Congress, as an executive for the Motion Picture Association of America and as a lobbyist and public affairs strategist for a leading government relations firm. His vast experience and keen insight into Washington’s political machine is the reason why Feehery is a regular guest on CNN’s Situation Room, MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and Bloomberg Television’s Money and Politics program.

Feehery has been called “indefatigable” by Norm Ornstein and “highly-regarded” by the Washington Post's Al Kamen, and was named to Roll Call's Fab Fifty List for six years when he served in Congress. No doubt, his presentation will provoke some new thinking about what is no longer ‘business as usual’ in Washington, and inspire lively discussion for months to come.

You should leave the IABC Washington event with the knowledge of:

How the new media impacts policy.

Why earned media is still king.

How lobbying must change in the new ethics regime.

Why getting the right message means everything.

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

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

Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Tivoli Restaurant

1700 N. Moore Street

Metro-Rosslyn (Blue/Orange lines)

Arlington, VA 22209

ATTIRE Business Casual

RSVP Thursday, March 13, 2008

http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?i=4acfff89-6c40-4382-ad45-576e2b838e24

*** Heard above the din:

Great having dinner with you and other IABC leaders in San Antonio this week, Ned. I know some thought the political candidates and a past president to be the most important folks in town… but I know better.

Barbara Puffer, ABC, an IABC volunteer since 1974.

*** The Winter Carnival in Guilford, New Hampshire, has been canceled due to snow:

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=7940256&nav=4QcS

*** Upcoming IABC San Diego Meetings:

WED APR 2 Refrigerator Journalism: Make copy more useful and usable – and get it used!

Note: this is an evening program at UCSD Extension in Mission Valley, 5 to 7 p.m.

Don Ranly, Ph.D., professor emeritus of the Missouri School of Journalism. In today's microwave world, in-a-hurry readers want practical information presented in the most efficient and effective way. Writers, editors, designers, photographers and illustrators must become more concerned with the presentation of ideas. Learn the techniques of “refrigerator journalism” and present information your readers will clip and stick on their refrigerators or bulletin boards.

WED APR 23 Take Command! A Problem-Solving Workshop for Professional Communicators

Note: this is a Wednesday luncheon PLUS a one-hour roundtable workshop, Handlery Hotel

Ned Lundquist, ABC – Virginia, Vice-Chair of IABC Accreditation Council. Ned served on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and as a Public Affairs Officer. He has been publishing the “Job of the Week” e-mail newsletter since 2001. Learn the lessons that enable leaders to take charge of their organizations. Understand how communication is vital to achieving organizational goals. Learn about

See updated information and register for programs at www.iabc-sd.org.

*** Everyday heroes:

I don’t know who I admire more, the steady hand of the aviators flying this CH-53E Super Stallion, or the gutsy Sailors who go under the aircraft while in a hover over the deck to free the forward landing gear.

http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do?displayContent=161927&ESRC=navy-a.nl

*** Sponsorship Opportunities for Accreditation Reception at IABC International Conference in New York this June:

Angela Franta says IABC needs to secure the full $5,000 to have the reception at international conference by 1 May.

Sponsorship Information is posted on the IABC website at: http://www.iabc.com/education/pdf/2008_IABC_International_Conference_Sponsorship_Opportunities.pdf

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Angela at afranta@iabc.com. Tell her you heard about this from Ned’s JOTW and we’ll all look good.

*** This was posted as a “Can't Wait” job listing from Kristine Garfinkel, Director, Public Affairs Strategic Planning at TIAA-CREF, and is offered again today:

Ned,

Please post this advertisement as a “can’t wait” listing and on your list next Monday.

Thank you,

Kristine Garfinkel

Director, Public Affairs Strategic Planning

TIAA-CREF

1.) Manager Board Communications, TIAA-CREF, Bethesda, MD

Description

The Manager, Board Communications will write and edit correspondence to TIAA-CREF clients on behalf of the Trustees and Overseers of TIAA and CREF, serve as a liaison between participants and the Boards, and help the company to serve clients capably and responsively, and in accordance with clients’ individual needs.

The key objectives of the Manager’s role are to: develop and edit responses to client inquiries and concerns that use a common, clear voice that is forthright, empathetic, appropriately apologetic and responsive to client concerns; provide a common voice for the company’s leadership; and monitor the quality and style of written communications. Further, the Manager, Correspondence will assist in developing and editing high level reports on the company’s business accomplishments and challenges.

The position of Manager, Correspondence has the following specific responsibilities:

• Manage the development of all communications to company clients in response to inquiries, concerns and comments directed to the Boards of Trustees and Overseers (includes drafting, editing, and seeking necessary reviews and approvals).

• Ensure timely execution and consistent quality of TIAA-CREF’s correspondence prepared on behalf of the Boards, Trustees, and Overseers.

• Write, edit and review letters prepared by staff to ensure quality and consistency.

• Write, edit and maintain a template letter library covering common concerns to assure consistent and appropriate style and tone.

• Create effective communications tools that support TIAA-CREF’s positions and partner with Board members, Trustees, Overseers and executive management to develop accurate responses to company participants and increase the company’s status as a thought leader and provider of superior products in the industry.

• Develop and maintain excellent working relationships within the company.

• Maintain a keen understanding of significant issues, particularly related to corporate governance, and trends in the financial services industry and higher education community.

• Monitor and maintain consistency with the company’s overall communications strategy.

• Demonstrate a work style that embraces process and quality control. Ensure that the team’s processes continue to encourage new and creative approached to the preparation and dissemination of executive correspondence materials.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated success writing constituent/customer service letters or comparable experience

Demonstrated ability in synthesizing complex material and writing and editing concise, high level reports for senior executives.

A self starter who will be proactive, deadline driven and extremely organized.

Proven success producing quality work product in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities against deadlines.

Experience developing and delivering key messages.

Strong analytical, problem solving, strategic, and relationship management skills.

Intense commitment to customer service.

Superior written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of financial services a plus.

Ability to work effectively independently and as a team player with business partners in various locations.

Willingness to carry a Blackberry at all times and work unpredictable and weekend hours as needed.

High degree of competence using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Primary Location MD-Bethesda

Please email resume in Microsoft Word format to jlarson@tiaa-cref.org

*** From Phillip Raskin:

This actually looks like fun — not sure I can muster a smarty sports comment, especially against any New England teams, and especially given the state of my hometown Heat/Dolphins/Hurricanes football. Oh wait — 18 and ONE. Whoops. Yeah, that. But it was a very good game to watch, even if the kickoff was at 8:18 a.m. Monday morning my time (BTW, eggs, toast and coffee make a great Super Bowl snack).

Since the Dolphins did actually win a game this year (miraculously, in OT and only after a missed chip-shot field goal), my plans for the “17-0 + 0-16 Still Equals a Winning Overall Record, Dammit” t-shirts were ruined. Ah, fate. Anyway, as in years past, please just let us know what Miami players you want to take in the offseason so they can go on to have great seasons with the Patriots. We're like your farm league at this point.

Hope all is well in VA and with family. Take care.

Phillip

2.) Manager Community Relations – NBA League office, New York, NY

Position Summary

Primary role is to serve as day to day contact for all NBA Western Conference teams. In this role, maintain close contact with each team CR director and have knowledge of all CR activities undertaken by that team throughout the season and during the off season as well.

Major Responsibilities

Team Services – Western Conference

• Primary role is to serve as day to day contact for all NBA Western Conference teams. In this role, maintain close contact with each team CR director and have knowledge of all CR activities undertaken by that team throughout the season and during the off season as well. This information is used to keep an overall calendar up to date and also when pitching story ideas to national and local print and electronic media.

NBA Cares All-Star Caravan

• Maintain and manage the calendar of events for the NBA Cares All-Star Caravan – the week of community events in the NBA All-Star host city. This includes conducting site visits to determine locations for each event and also serving as the point person on all elements of the NBA Cares Legacy Project event where a new place to Live, Learn or Play is created and dedicated. In addition, work with groups including player and talent marketing, marketing partnerships and PR to coordinate participation by current and former players and to formulate a PR plan for each event.

NBA Playoffs/Finals

• Work with the CR staff of the Western Conference champion team CR staff to identify and complete an NBA Cares Live, Learn or Play Center renovation project during each year’s NBA Finals. This includes site visits, management of budget, securing of talent, etc.

Additional Projects

• Serve as point person for additional projects throughout the year including Europe Live, Habitat for Humanity builds, NBA Cares meetings, NBA Marketing Meetings. In addition, support Team and League CR staff on other local and national events during the year as necessary.

Required Skills/Knowledge

• General familiarity with community relations/corporate philanthropy

• General basketball knowledge

• MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel

• Adobe acrobat

• Lotus Notes

• Excellent time management skills

• Advanced writing skills

• Attention to detail

Experience Needed

• 3-5 years professional sports team or league experience

• Prior community relations experience

• Knowledge of PR functions

Educational Background Required

• BA

http://nbateamjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=17455

(Then, of course, there is the reversal of the curse of Len Bias.)

And Reggie Lewis. But Len Bias's curse was really on himself. He was way up

on the list of athletes who truly would have been transcendent but undid

themselves. Even Roy Tarpley or David Thompson had chances and seasons in the

NBA, which Bias never had. And he might have been better than both of them put

together had he the chance.

Anyway, when a team has won as many championships as the Celtics, and gone from

Lanier to Russell, Cousy, Havlicek, Cowens, Jones/Jones, Bird, McHale, Parish

and now Garnett and Pierce, “curse” is a pretty loosely-used word. 16 titles

in 62 seasons is a pretty good success rate (one-fourth of all titles since

their inception). And you're never mediocre/bad for more than 10-15 years.

60s dynasty, 80s dynasty, 2008 dynasty. Even Pierce/'Toine were fun to watch.

But, Bill Simmons claims that as a New England sports fan, it's worse once

you've tasted the filet mignon to then go back to eating scraps, and worse than

it would be for someone who never tasted the filet mignon in the first place.

So I'll defer to that, and just say that I see the LA Kobes fighting Dee-troit

Bas-ket-ball for the title, and the Kobes winning. Causing Red Auerbach to

turn in his grave, and everyone to either temporarily hate Kobe a little less,

or hate him all the more. And every NBA executive to trade away half their

team.

(One thing you have to admit, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox made it all just that much more interesting in the past 12 months. Play ball.)

Oh, absolutely. And don't forget BC football was #2 for a time. If only the Bruins could pick up the slack. I mean, you have legit contenders and/or favorites in 3 of the top 4 sports. By comparison, Dolphins are the absolute worst in the league, ditto the Heat, Panthers are almost killing their own players with blades to the throat, and Marlins always giving away their best players. So you're way ahead. We just have a very old Perfect Season and a more recent NBA title than the Celts (though it's our only).

3.) Community Relations/Outreach Specialist, Academy for Educational Development, Angola

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7C2R9H

*** From Mark Nelson

Ned,

4.) Experienced freelance web site designer, Cardinal Hill Swim and Racquet Club, Vienna, VA.

I’m glad you enjoyed Mi Teirra in San Antonio. Next to Matt’s El Rancho in Austin, that is my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Lone Star State. Would you please include this in your next JOTW newsletter. I am on the board of directors at my community swim and tennis club here in Vienna, VA. We are looking for an experienced freelance web site designer (or small company) who can update our current site and make it more attractive and more functional. If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail at mbnelson@cox.net. Thanks.

Mark Nelson

5.) Director of Strategic Communications, The Health Trust, Campbell, California

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14750

6.) Communications & Outreach Officer, Food Security Analysis Unit, Nairobi, Kenya http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7C7DNZ

*** From Patty Hilton-Johnson:

Ned…for posting in the next newsletter.

Cheers,

Patty

7.) Marketing Executive, Oxford Online, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK

This is an exciting opportunity to join the marketing team working on Oxford's growing portfolio of prestigious online products within the UK and international markets. The Oxford English Dictionary, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Reference Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, and Grove Art & Grove Music Online are just some of the award-winning, innovative products you will be working on.

Working closely with colleagues in marketing, sales, and PR, you will play a key role in managing the Oxford Online website, producing marketing materials and sales tools within budget to support the Oxford Online brand, and coordinating participation at major online exhibitions and conferences.

You will have excellent communication skills as you will be the central point of contact between the Online Marketing and Online Sales and Customer Support teams, organising regular meetings and ensuring that the sales team receive the information and tools they need.

You should have suitable experience in publishing. You will have proved that you have excellent skills in organisation, communication, and design, and that you are adept at working on multiple projects and handling tight deadlines. Knowledge of html would be an advantage.

The salary offered will be in the region of £18,000 – 19,000 depending on skills and experience. OUP offers a full range of supporting benefits. Applications Close: Friday, March 07, 2008

How to apply:

Please send a covering letter, CV, and salary details to:

Phil Taylor

Recruitment Executive

achr.uk@oup.com

Web Site: www.oup.co.uk

8.) Communications Director, Friends of Cancer Research, Arlington, Virginia

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14753

9.) Corporate Communications Manager, Scripps Networks, Knoxville, TN

https://www2.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/scripps/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=10238&esid=az

*** From Beth King, APR:

10.) Corporate Communications Officer, Bank of the West, San Francisco, CA

https://employment.bankofthewest.com/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=19449

11.) Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations, World Monuments Fund, New York, New York

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14754

12.) Staff Writer, Ventura County Star, E. W. Scripps Company, Camarillo, CA

http://jobs.scripps.com/details.html?id=7021

*** From Paul Griffo:

13.) Communication & Public Affairs Coordinator, Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), Irvine, CA

The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), a public agency formed to plan, design, finance, construct and operate 67 miles of tollways in Orange County, is looking for a full-time Communication & Public Affairs Coordinator.

Under general supervision, this individual will represent TCA at community events and outreach programs and will perform day-to-day writing assignments, media relations activities, special events coordination, and other work as required. Individual must have enthusiasm for working with the public, strong oral and written communications skills; strong organizational skills, and have the ability to work both on a team and independently.

Required: bachelor's degree or technical certification or course work from an accredited college with major in communications, public relations, or journalism, plus two years of agency or corporate public relations experience. Must possess a driver's license with a good driving record.

We offer a challenging and dynamic work atmosphere where your contributions are rewarded with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Starting Salary: $40,000 – $46,000 based on experience.

If you have the experience and qualifications, send or fax your resume to:

Carolyn LeBail, Manager

Human Resources

Irvine, CA 92618

Fax: (949) 754-3467

e-mail: recruit@sjhtca.com

EOE

14.) Communication Manager – Niger, World Vision, Niamey, Niger

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7C72DS

15.) Public Relations & Media Coordinator, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=206100034

16.) Writer/Producer, KJRH-2 (NBC), E. W. Scripps Company, Tulsa, OK

http://jobs.scripps.com/details.html?id=6956

*** From Dan Gerlach:

Hi Ned. My new Philadelphia team and I have an awesome opportunity to share. Would you kindly share with the JOTW fans? Thank you!

Dan

17.) Flash Developer, interactive agency, Philadelphia, PA

Our client, a leading interactive agency experiencing exponential internet growth, seeks a high-energy, creative, and detail oriented Flash Programmer to join its interactive marketing team.

Responsibilities:

Work with project team members to create innovative web design concepts

Accurately provide technical time estimates to project managers

Assist in determining overall interactive design structure, flow and user experience

Integrate and hard code original web user interface designs and graphics

Update existing site designs

Lead and mentor other members of the technology team

Requirements:

Graphic Design or Computer Science degree preferred

Two-plus years of Flash experience; strong OOP/OOD background

Expert-level technical skills in Flash ActionScripting 2.0, including XML and database integration

Knowledge of additional internet technologies including HTML, DHTML, CSS and JavaScript

Outstanding conceptual development skills

Outstanding Photoshop and Illustrator skills

Excellent communication skills

Compensation range equal to $70,000 – 80,000/year

Contact Information: tamara@careerprofiles.com or at 484-351-0055

Profiles is a unique staffing firm specializing in marketing, creative, and interactive. For over nine years, we have served the needs of our Clients and Talent by matching the best candidates with the best companies in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Profiles offers competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay, bonus pay, and health benefits.

For more information, please visit www.careerprofiles.com.

18.) Senior Corporate Communications Specialist, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

http://www.nashvillegas.com/aboutUs/careerOpportunitiesSection/jobDescriptions/SrCorpCommSpec_000816

19.) Communications Associate, Guttmacher Institute, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=205400039

*** From Julie G. Marcis

20.) Account Supervisor – Public Affairs, Manning Selvage & Lee, Washington, DC

Manning Selvage & Lee seeks an Account Supervisor for its Washington D.C.

office.

The AS must have solid media relations, writing and research skills. Media

relations includes pitching, story development, and fostering strong media

relationships. Various writing projects include writing headline grabbing

emails, pitch letters, and press releases.

Knowledge of and contacts in DC media and excellent writing skills are

essential. This position requires someone who shows great attention to

detail, has excellent organization skills and can be proactive in following

through with deadlines for media and clients.

The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience in Public

Relations or Public Affairs at an agency, in a Congressional of government

office, association or corporation.

Interested candidates should please forward a cover letter, resume and

salary requirements via email only to: dccareers@mslpr.com Please

indicate the job title in the subject line.

21.) Director, Corporate Communications and Industrial Relations, Skyworks Solutions, Irvine, CA

http://www.skyworksinc.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1713

22.) Director of Strategic Communications, The Health Trust, Campbell, California

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14750

23.) Department Head — External Communications, The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia / Bedford, Massachusetts

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=4242420

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Yet Another Job Opening in booming Baton Rouge!

Robin Mayhall, APR

Corporate Communications Writer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

24.) WRITER, BUSINESS & INDUSTRY CONNECTION (BIC), Baton Rouge, La.

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

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

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

Please send cover letter, résumé and writing samples to news@bicalliance.com or fax to 225-751-9993.

25.) Media and Public Relations Manager, Web Developer, Landmine Survivors Network, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=205700009

26.) PR Manager, Omidyar Network, San Francisco, CA

http://www.talentzoo.com/website/jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobId=69219

*** From Sabrina Williams:

Ed, attached is a job opening. I would appreciate you including it in your next newsletter. Thanks!

27.) Writer/Editor, Advancement Project, Washington D.C.

Advancement Project, a national racial justice organization, seeks a writer/editor to join our communications team in the Washington D.C. office. We are seeking an experienced writer/editor to produce a broad spectrum of written materials. A background in journalism and racial policy is preferred, and candidates must be able to quickly develop sprightly, well-written copy. The writer/editor will support the Communications Department with the development of content for publications and other written communiqués.

Knowledge of how to develop and package information appropriately for different formats is essential for this position. Enthusiasm for selling ideas to community partners, the media and other audiences through writing is a must. Candidates should also be able to prioritize effectively, work well under deadline pressure, and edit/rewrite documents quickly.

All candidates will be required to take a writing and proofreading test.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Edit and proofread all research reports;

• Develop web content;

• Conceptualize, write and develop copy for broad audience consumption;

• Provide editorial support;

• Identify needed organizational content and spearhead efforts to fill them;

• Development of professional, accurate & timely content for internal and external publication;

• Outstanding writing, editing, and grammar skills, with a commitment to accuracy; tone, and consistency in language that supports Advancement Project’s brand;

• Strong interviewing skills and the ability to elicit key information is essential;

• Provide input into keeping organizational editorial style guide up-to-date;

• Manage and coordinate content review process with multiple stakeholders for all project work;

• Prepare materials designed to raise awareness of continuing impact of race on society;

• Write newsletter content;

• Interview community activists and write about their struggles; and

• Develop white papers about structural racism.

Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree required, journalism, English or other communication related degree preferred;

• Experience with Microsoft Office and Internet;

• Strong editing, proofreading, and writing skills;

• Ability to work independently and as a team player;

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;

• A minimum of three years' news reporting/writing experience, preferably covering racial justice issues;

• Proven ability to identify timely, compelling topics for wide ranging audiences;

• Skill at meeting tight deadlines and juggling multiple tasks;

• Solid understanding of the fundamentals and ethics of writing;

• Demonstrated ability at developing and maintaining community contacts;

• Strong understanding of AP style and basic grammar and punctuation;

• Willingness to travel several times a year;

• Ability to work well in a highly collaborative, creative, fast-paced environment;

• Strong research, organizational, and communication skill;

• Attention to detail;

• Prefer an ability to frame national issues under the lens of race;

• Ability to work well under pressure;

• Adaptability and flexibility; and

• Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. Advancement Project is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, or sexual orientation.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Submit resume, cover letter, two styles of writing samples and three references to:

Sabrina Williams

Communications Director

Advancement Project

1730 M Street, NW, #910

Washington DC, 20036

E-mail: swilliams@advancementproject.org

Fax: 202/728-9558

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

28.) Corporate Communications Manager, Johnson & Johnson, Cincinnati, Ohio

http://www.biospace.com/job_view.aspx?JOB_ID=229996

29.) Copywriter, Awana, Streamwood, Illinois

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=4242897

30.) Public Relations Manager, Extron Electronics, Anaheim, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobseeker/jobsearch/job_detail.html;_ylt=ApZoSoDaLK2MdzeVvvXKZgQxSKIX?_back=%2Findex.html&job_id=J7NUY8VJUND

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

31.) Media Relations Representative, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

An exciting full-time opportunity is available in the Public Relations

Department of Thomas Jefferson University for a Media Relations

Representative.

Primary Responsibilities: writing and editing press releases, garnering

media coverage for special events, generating media coverage and news

story placement, conducting internet-based research, developing

relationships with news media contacts, problem-solving to facilitate

media coverage. The Media Relations Representative should have extensive

knowledge of news outlets and regional/national/international media.

Position Requirements: Bachelors and/or masters level preparation in

liberal arts or communications with excellent writing sills and minimum

of five (5) years experience in a comparable position required. The

Media Relations Representative must be comfortable interfacing with

individuals at all levels as well as with members of the media.

Contact: Apply online: http://employment.jefferson.edu

32.) Director, Marketing Communications, United Way of Delaware (UWD), Wilmington, DE

United Way of Delaware (UWD) is seeking a Director, Marketing

Communications reporting to the Vice President, Marketing & Strategy.

Position Summary: Leads the design and implementation of marketing, PR,

advertising, and communications initiatives in support of UWDs strategic

goals. Duties include researching, planning, implementing, and

monitoring marketing communications programs, working closely with

senior management to ensure that strategies align with organizational

goals, seeking out new and effective strategies and partners for UWD,

and working hands on to produce and/or to supervise the production of

all marketing communication materials.

Key Responsibilities: Performs, but is not limited to, the following:

– Conducts research necessary to design marketing communications plan

– Prepares and wins approval for annual marketing communications plan

that includes programs for the annual fundraising campaign, strategic

focus area communications, and United Way of America campaigns

– Ensures that marketing communications initiatives align with UWD

strategic goals, monitors for effectiveness, and modifies as necessary

– Supervises the production of, and/or produces directly the full range

of marketing and communication materials

– Works directly with department heads to plan and deliver marketing

and communications materials in support of departmental objectives

– Serves as UWDs primary media spokesperson

– Identifies and implements publicity initiatives in support of UWD

objectives

– Identifies and implements publicity initiatives that support UWDs

relationships with its partners, including agencies, corporations, and

volunteers

– Identifies and obtains pro-bono support for marketing communications

initiatives

– Writes, edits, and prepares copy for the full range of collateral,

and supervises same

– Designs and/or supervises the design of marketing materials

– Supervises freelancers and any external consultants or agencies

– Works directly with the Vice President, Marketing & Strategy to

identify and design marketing and communications programs that attract

new partner support for UWD

– Works directly with the Vice President, Marketing & Strategy to

identify marketing and communications opportunities, then designs

appropriate strategies, identifies potential partners and resources, and

leads implementation of approved strategies

– Prepares the agenda for, seeks the involvement of, and serves as a

member of the UWD Marketing Committee

– Maintains ongoing relationship with Chair of the Marketing Committee

– Manages other projects as directed

– Maintains project schedules and budgets

– Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree with 5-7 years experience in

corporate communications, marketing communications, marketing or related

field. Management and nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills,

self-motivated, analytical, a strategic thinker, strong project

management skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, strong desire to

excel in the community, a willingness to work with a wide range of

staff, volunteers, and community representatives, timeline and budget

management skills, ability to deliver on multiple tasks, willing to work

with others in a team environment, strong computer skills.

Contact: Candidates should send and/or email (no calls) their resumes

and salary histories to: Michelle Briddell, United Way of Delaware, 625

North Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-2247 or mbriddell@uwde.org

33.) Senior Associate, Marketing Communications, United Way of Delaware (UWD), Wilmington, DE

United Way of Delaware (UWD) is seeking a Senior Associate, Marketing

Communications reporting to the Director, Marketing Communications.

Position Summary: The Senior Associate, Marketing Communications is

responsible for implementing UWDs marketing and communications

strategies. Duties include writing and editing press releases, campaign

materials, newsletters, and other collateral material, maintaining the

organizations web site, conducting media relations activities, managing

events and projects, and working with other staff to meet their

marketing and communication needs.

Key Responsibilities: Performs, but is not limited to, the following:

– Writes and edits press releases, brochures, collateral material, and

web site copy

– Plans, prepares, and supervises production of fundraising collateral

materials

– Maintains web site content

– Generates media interest and responds to media inquiries

– Manages projects as directed

– Maintains project schedules and budgets

– Assists in identifying and designing publicity initiatives that

support UWD objectives

– Works with counterparts in partner organizations to implement

appropriate marketing and communications programs

– Assists in identifying and developing pro-bono support for UWD

– Works with staff, volunteers, agency partners and others to design

and implement marketing and communications initiatives in support of

strategic goals

– Recommends new marketing and communications opportunities

– Attends Marketing Committee meetings

– Implements concepts approved by Marketing Committee

– Assists supervisor, as needed or directed

– Acts as back-up for Director

– Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Education/Experience: Bachelors with 2-4 years experience in corporate

communications, marketing communications, journalism or related field.

Nonprofit experience a plus.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills,

self-motivated, attendant to deadlines, ability to prioritize and

deliver on multiple tasks, ability to plan and manage a project to

completion, willing to work with others in a team environment, effective

computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Contact: Candidates should send and/or email (no calls) their resumes

and salary histories to: Michelle Briddell, United Way of Delaware, 625

North Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-2247 or mbriddell@uwde.org

34.) Media Relations Officer, University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=4238986

35.) Communications Specialist, Textron/Greenlee, Rockford, IL

https://textron.recruitmax.com/MAIN/careerportal/Job_Profile.cfm?szOrderID=18962&szReturnToSearch=1&szWordsToHighlight=

*** From Barry Piatoff:

Ned,

Please post the following job in your next issue.

Thank you.

Barry Piatoff, SVP, Peter Bell & Associates, LLC

36.) Public Relations Manager-Luxury Sector, Boston, Massachusetts

Our client is the manufacturer of a leading luxury automobile. They have a great history and heritage and an even greater future. This spring they are moving their communications function to Boston and are looking to hire a Public Relations Manager.

This person will assist the Public Relations General Manager in the definition and execution of the company’s public relations strategy and measures with a strong emphasis on the lifestyle and automotive media and activities. Serve at the company’s key liaison with lifestyle media, forming and managing long-term relationships with influential contacts within the sector. Assist the management of the company’s day-to-day relationship with supporting agencies, partners, marketing, sales and other internal clients. Manage people on a dotted line basis. Co-responsibility for budget planning and management. Assist with the definition and execution of public relations activities including media tours, lifestyle events and major shows.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a mid-size office with the resources of a global leader in the industry. The atmosphere is proactive and positive and you will get terrific experience seeing your projects done from beginning to end. A position for someone who likes taking on a lot of responsibility and working with different people.

Public relations professionals with established media contacts in the luxury sector from Boston are preferred. The company is open to relocating people from outside the Boston area who are familiar with the city and really want to live there.

Base salary $90K-$110K plus 15% target bonus. Outstanding benefits package. About 35% travel (mostly domestic travel and mainly during the work week).

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.

37.) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, The Partnership for the Homeless, New York, New York

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=14771

*** From Jeffrey Brooke, ABC:

Ned—for your next edition—this will be my new boss. And…very nice catching up with you at LI.

Thanks,

Jeff

Jeffrey Brooke, ABC

Director, Employee Communications Office

United States Government Printing Office

732 N. Capitol St., NW, Suite C601, Washington, DC 20401

38.) Director of Communications, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, DC

SALARY RANGE: 115,000.00 – 145,000.00 USD per year (SLS3, comparable to SES1)

OPEN PERIOD to Friday, March 14, 2008

The Director, Communications provides leadership and oversight for four key functional areas: Public Relations, GPO Intranet/Internet, Employee Communications, and Event Planning. The Director, Communications is responsible for designing, directing, managing, and evaluating diverse, agency-wide public outreach programs and activities in support of the U.S. Government Printing Office products and services. Program direction encompasses the functional areas of media liaison, GPO Intranet/Internet, audiovisual production, public affairs, writing and editing. Develops and/or implements a comprehensive public relations strategy aimed at advancing GPO’s exposure through informing and educating the media and general public about the agency’s mission, organization, programs and activities. Develops, coordinates, and implements the most responsive, customer-oriented position possible for the GPO in making all information products produced by GPO available through the Internet and other new electronic media, as available. Represents and promotes GPO as a high-technology workplace to the media community. Reviews, updates, and approves online content for the agency website, including all units of GPO. Writes and provides up-to-the-minute, concise and consistent information and updates for the GPO Intranet and public website including text, images, sound and video elements. Develops, writes, and issues news releases, speeches, editorials, correspondence, and design print media. Counsels and advises GPO senior leadership on major public relations issues and challenges; responds to media requests; analyzes public reaction to agency programs and policies; and develops recommendations that integrate diverse points of view. Supervises the work of a subordinate communications staff

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/ftva.asp?seeker=1&JobID=68969256

39.) Membership Communications Coordinator, Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA

The Membership Communications Coordinator works with all aspects of membership to facilitate targeted online membership communications, daily and monthly reporting, and member services. Reporting to the Membership and Development Production Manager, the Coordinator will work with AMC staff at all levels, chapter representatives, and AMC members. Key responsibilities include coordinating AMC’s interactive member communications and Membership’s web presence. In addition, this position will provide reporting and member services.

Responsibilities

The Membership Communications Coordinator will spend at least 50% of his/her time on on-line membership initiatives including setting up, testing, and executing email messages, and tracking and reporting on key metrics. Other responsibilities include providing monthly reports on off-line membership activities, and maintaining AMC’s high standards in servicing AMC members and the general public who are in contact with AMC’s Joy Street office. The coordinator’s responsibilities include member communications: scheduled and one-off email communications, telephone and walk-in member service, member correspondence.

Coordinate AMC’s interactive communications with members and membership pages and forms on outdoors.org:

Work with membership team/consultant to develop and execute membership strategies for interactive communications;

Implement, produce, and launch all member email communications from new member welcome to lapsed member renewal;

Implement measurable tests within email messages as agreed upon by team;

Expand, manage, update, and maintain membership web content, including landing pages, and new and renewing member forms

QA of membership web pages, forms, and outbound emails

Provide daily, weekly, and monthly reporting for Membership activities on-and off-line.

Member Services—work with Member Services Manager to handle on site member service

Respond to member calls, letters, and emails

Manage gift membership program

Handle walk-in questions and memberships

Research and correspond with prospective and active members answering their membership/information queries and complaints

Update Raiser’s Edge database with member interactions

Back up Member Services Manager with outsourced member services call center

Work with Volunteer Relations Dept staff to insure AMC’s representation on the first floor.

Develop and maintain relationships with chapters, in particular Membership Chairs, to encourage new membership sales and retention initiatives.

Provide monthly new member number reports, monthly member rosters and newsletter files to chapters as needed

Provide AMC materials (brochures, etc.) to chapters as needed.

Attend Annual, Fall, and Spring meetings.

Maintain external business partnerships with large outdoor retailers, fitness clubs, and health providers to increase AMC membership and improve member retention.

Participate in first floor/front desk/phone coverage as needed with Volunteer and Event Coordinator

Other duties as assigned by Membership and Development Production Manager and Director of Membership

Employment Qualifications

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years experience in internet marketing.

Direct marketing and/or membership/fundraising experience strongly preferred.

One or more years experience with customer and client relations.

Familiarity with Kintera or Convio/Get Active, Photoshop, Raiser’s Edge software programs preferred.

Successful experience building and using Excel spreadsheets.

Project management experience a plus.

Skills:

Excellent inter-personal, project management, writing, and verbal communications skills;

Ability to learn and use the membership database rapidly and effectively;

Interpret and apply knowledge to varying situations;

Ability to work independently as well as with a team;

Ability to follow oral and written instructions;

Strong resource organization skills

Ability to initiate, prioritize and multi-task with various responsibilities.

Physical ability to work primarily in a standard office setting, lifting up to 20 pounds, and comfortable occasionally travelling in the backcountry in all weather conditions.

Knowledge:

Strong analytic skills with the ability to identify sales and marketing opportunities and recommend and execute appropriate course of action.

Knowledge of AMC member services, facilities and programs strongly recommended.

Strong knowledge of outdoor recreation and safety issues.

Strong recreational knowledge of the White Mountain National Forest and New England or Mid-Atlantic region preferable.

The job specifications should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

To Reply

Please send cover letter and resume to AMCJob119@outdoors.org. No calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Benefits of Working With the AMC

The AMC offers a great benefits package! Here is a partial list that highlights some benefits offered for our regular full-time employees. Benefits may vary based on position.

Group Health Plan, 75 percent employer paid.

Group Life Insurance, 100 percent employer paid

Long-Term Disability Insurance, 100 percent employer paid

Vacation, three weeks accrued each year

Holidays, 13 paid holidays/year

Use of AMC Facilities, free and discounted rates

Free AMC membership

The Appalachian Mountain Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

http://www.outdoors.org/about/employment/fulltime/membership-communications-coordinator.cfm

*** From Jill Frick:

40.) Marketing Manager/Writer, International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC

The International Economic Development Council, www.iedconline.org , seeks a permanent, full-time Marketing Manager/Writer. Possible temp-to-perm opening while we conduct our search.

Position will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing plans and messaging to promote the association's programs and services including conferences, webinars, education courses, the certification program, career services, member benefits and advisory services. Duties include writing all external marketing/sales messages for association's newsletters; electronic broadcasts; internal and external advertising; and other communications vehicles. Position will be responsible for developing and implementing an annual master marketing calendar for the organization. Duties also include drafting press releases and managing media relations. Demonstrated experience in sales/marketing strategies and messaging is required. Experience developing and implementing marketing plans is required. Strong writing skills a must, and applicants must include a writing sample.

– $40,000+ dependent on qualifications –

Position requires a minimum of a Bachelors degree, min. 3-5 years experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong planning, team management and organizational skills are required. EOE.

Submit resume, cover letter, salary history and writing sample to: Human Resources, IEDC 734 15 th ST. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005 email: HR@iedconline.org – indicate availability for temp-to-perm position. Salary information is required for consideration.

*** From Mark Phillips:

Hi Ned,

Thanks for all you do to support our profession. Here are two wonderful opportunities at USO World Headquarters in Arlington.

– Mark

Mark Phillips

Vice President, Communications

USO World Headquarters

2111 Wilson Blvd, Ste 1200

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 908-6458

www.uso.org

41.) Communication Specialist (2 openings), USO (United Service Organizations), Arlington, VA

The USO (United Service Organizations) is recruiting for two full-time Communication Specialists who will support the USO World Headquarters marketing and corporate communications programs. Duties will include developing and distributing communication materials (e.g., press releases, press kits, photographs, annual reports, fact sheets, etc.); supporting special communication projects (e.g., gala videos, entertainment tour books, etc.); researching communication needs for program launches, center events, etc.; and developing media relations plans to support USO operations.

Our ideal candidates will be energetic team players with:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field

• Excellent writing and editing skills, including knowledge of AP format

• Excellent time and personal management skills

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Excellent oral communication and presentation abilities and attention to detail

• Strong negotiating skills

As the way Americans support the troops, USO is a mission-driven organization and offers a competitive compensation package. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, salary history, and resume via email to jobs@uso.org or fax to 703-908-6472. The subject line should be “Attn: Communication Specialist.”

USO is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about USO, please visit our website: www.uso.org.

42.) Director of Corporate Communications, Plexus, Neenah, WI

http://www.nationjob.com/job/plex1736

43.) Director, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA

https://www.healthcaresource.com/wh/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=218543

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

Ned –

Great to see you yesterday. I remember meeting you at the IABC Conference in Boston, but didn't realize that was your first one. Hard to miss a man who is willing to dance with six female IABCers at once!

Here's a job opening from the PIONet listserv:

Miami University has this position available:

44.) Staff Writer & Public Information Officer, Department of University Communications, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Miami University seeks a successful media relations professional to write features and higher education research stories and to build and maintain relationships with national media to gain proactive, accurate coverage for the University. Candidate will contribute to a continued branding of Miami University as a premier national university with enhanced liberal arts, active faculty scholarship and meaningful research and co-curricular opportunities for undergraduates.

Primary duties include helping to shape a pro-active media relations program for the university as well as making and maintaining contacts in academic departments on campus, determining newsworthy work and writing, packaging and distributing stories to appropriate media through various means. Existing professional relationships with national media desired. Candidate will contribute to internal writing and editing on occasion and collaborate with office colleagues on story generation.

Requires: Bachelor's (Journalism, communications or English desired) or equivalent professional background with 4-6 years minimum writing and media relations experience; strong writing, editing and oral communication skills, including use of AP style; excellent grammar and punctuation; ability to write clear, concise copy; and to produce materials in a timely manner; honest work ethic; proven ability to build and maintain relationships within a complex organization; experience with Web communication. Familiarity with higher education or similar non-profit, educational or research work environment is desired.

To apply, please submit letter of application, résumé, list of three references and three writing samples to: Alisha Wilson, HR Generalist; 15 Roudebush Hall; Oxford, Ohio 45056. personnel@muohio.edu. Screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University is an EOE/AA employer. Campus Crime and Safety Report – www.muohio.edu/righttoknow . Hard copy upon request.

45.) Marketing Communications Manager, Iteris, Santa Ana, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/jobseeker/jobsearch/job_detail.html;_ylt=AhCjWIqK3ZJfzvkBhKwlzo0xSKIX?_back=%2Findex.html&job_id=JJR7J2N1ET2&rec=1

*** From Benjamin Bartolomei:

We have a position that may be of interest to your members.

benjamin@lhazan.com

Lynn Hazan & Associates

lhazan.com

312.863.5401

46.) PR Manager, home products company, Suburban Chicago

Ref. #0532. Suburban Chicago home products company seeks PR Manager for national media outreach. Well-established firm with a nationally known brand. Company is expanding product lines. Right candidate can make huge contributions. Smart thinking yields results. Not accessible via public transit; need car for commute. Reports to VP. Fast paced environment with Starbucks coffee for employees.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; 5-7 years' experience in public relations. Successful record of media pitching and placements. Top-level oral and written communications a must. Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required. High energy candidates who move quickly and multitask will excel. Candidates from retail companies encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

Develop firm's media relations strategy. Monitor media coverage, act as eyes and ears of consumer, react strategically to media threats and be proactive. Evaluate media coverage on a daily basis. Write press releases, build goodwill within community. React to issues, handle crisis communications, be on call for emergencies. Be alert to product placement opportunities. Provide media coaching to staff in multiple departments, help to focus on key messages.

Please forward your resume as a .doc with detailed cover letter including salary information, 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.

47.) Communications Manager – Policy Development, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Geneva, Switzerland (although other central European locations would be considered)

http://www.icann.org/general/jobs.htm#commmgr

48.) State Communications Coordinator, St Vincent de Paul Society, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

St Vincent de Paul Society is a global organisation that operates in 130

countries and has over 950,000 members. Members and volunteers across

Australia work hard to assist people in need and to combat social

injustice.

The organisation has an exciting opportunity for a State Communications

Coordinator to join their team.

Based in South Brisbane, the main aim of this role is to communicate

information designed to keep internal and external stakeholders informed

of the Society's activities, accomplishments and point of view and to

support fundraising operations.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a fantastic organisation to work for,

and the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

* Attractive remuneration package in the range of $48,000 to $58,000pa,

depending on experience and demonstrated skills;

* A friendly and supportive team culture;

* Assistance in training and development; and

* A varied and enjoyable role, with opportunities for career

advancement.

For more information and to apply online please visit

http://ApplyNow.com.au/Job4878

49.) Senior Science Writer – Public Relations Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

http://prweekjobs.com/jobs/index.cfm?fuseaction=jobDetails&nJobID=332932

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Hi Ned,

Here is another opening in Baton Rouge.

Hope this note finds you well. Have a great week!

Robin

Robin Mayhall, APR

Corporate Communications Writer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

50.) COMMUNICATIONS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS COORDINATOR, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, La.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and External Relations of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, this position is responsible for writing for print and web, public relations coordination, marketing, and organization of a variety of special events.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree in mass communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or other job related field. Five years of experience in communications/public relations. Strong writing skills, speaking skills, professionalism, initiative, discretion, confidentiality, flexibility, accuracy, organization, special attention to detail, and team orientation are essential. Basic computer skills; ability to work with data bases. Some work during events and peak activity periods occurs after the normal 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. workday on some nights and weekends.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

Master’s degree. Portfolio of marketing and public relations materials, newsletters, stories, and news releases.

Deadline:

E-mail cover letter, writing sample, and résumé to frank.adair@law.lsu.edu by Monday, March 17, 2008.

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.

51.) Senior Public Information Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, San Francisco, CA

http://www.ecojobs.com/jobs_details.php?sec=1EW&AID=19067

52.) Account Supervisor, Crosby~Volmer, Oklahoma City, OK

http://www.crosbyvolmer.com/contact_careers.html

53.) Technical Writer, Office of Legislative Information Technology Services, The Florida Legislature, Tallahassee, FL

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/cgi-bin/View_Page.pl?Tab=info_center&Submenu=2&File=InfoSysProgWriter.html&Directory=Info_Center/employment/other/&Location=app

54.) Public Relations Officer, Service Credit Union, Portsmouth, NH

http://fosters.careers.adicio.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?searchType=quick&kAndEntire=communications&jobId=7566783

55.) Tech Writer, Algomod Technologies, Groton, CT

http://www.jobalot.com/frameset?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jobalot.com%2Fgoto%3Fid%3D34135481%26af%3D27%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fjobcircle.com%252Fclassifieds%252F496990.html%253Fsource%253Dxml_jobalot_080217

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

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

Omnicare Clinical Research is a global CRO that offers full-service clinical research capabilities across all therapeutic areas. Coupled with our customer-centric focus, we provide clients with exceptional service throughout all phases of drug development. Our global, integrated network of 31 offices with a presence in 27 countries provides convenient access to expertise and patients around the world.

The Marketing Communications Specialist supports the external and internal global marketing and communications functions of Omnicare Clinical Research. This is achieved by executing a variety of tasks designed to promote corporate brand awareness, increase sales and also strengthen employee relations.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Assist with coordinating corporate presence at industry trade shows.

• Produce flyers and other marketing collateral to support sales efforts.

• Produce interactive HTML newsletters and promotional pieces.

• Assist in writing press releases and news articles.

• Write, edit and produce employee newsletter.

• Write Requests for Information (RFIs) for directories and client requests on an as

needed basis.

• Maintain corporate web site.

• Order promotional items and gifts.

• Other special projects as assigned.

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIORS

• Proven writing and desktop publishing skills.

• Creativity and innovation.

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

• Proactive approach to problem solving.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or Public Relations.

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

• Knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other graphic design programs,

Including interactive packages like Dreamweaver and Flash. Must be proficient in

HTML.

• Superior writing and editing skills

• Some travel may be required

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

• MS office skills

Please forward a copy of your resume to Human Resources, Omnicare Clinical Research, 630 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Careers@OmnicareCR.com

Please, no recruiting firms.

57.) Communications and Media Officer, Homelessness Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Homelessness Australia is the national peak body working to prevent and

respond to homelessness. We seek to improve community awareness and

understanding of the issues facing the 1 in every 200 Australians who

are homeless.

The Communications and Media Officer is responsible for increasing

community awareness of homelessness, managing Homelessness Australia's

publications and website, and building our public profile.

Salary: $56,815 (pro rata); 3 days a week; job share arrangement.

For further information and a copy of the application package please

contact Belinda Semmler on 02-6247-7744 or email

info@homelessnessaustralia.org.au

Applications close cob 14 March 2008.

58.) Public Relations Manager/Hispanic Focus, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Miami, FL

http://iscmotorsports.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/jobskey.cfm?s=homestead#17086

*** From The Devil's Dictionary:

HYPOCRITE, n.

One who, professing virtues that he does not respect, secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises.

– Ambrose Bierce

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

21.02.2008: 0330 LT: 06:26.3N- 003:23.5E, Apapa berth no.12, Lagos, Nigeria.

Two persons managed to board a general cargo ship at berth in spite of armed navy guards being onboard. The robbers forced opened the forecastle door and stole ship’s stores. Duty watchman noticed the robbers and informed the guards. By the time the guards arrived forward, the robbers escaped in their speedboat.

21.02.2008: 2340 LT: 06:18.4N – 003:20.4E, Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.

Just before watch change over time the forward duty watchman heard the engine of a motor boat, approaching on the port side. He immediately alerted the others who commenced checking the port side. At the same time, the watchmen checked the starboard side realizing that the boat on the port side could be a decoy. The watchmen noticed four to five persons attempting to board the vessel via hooks attached to the starboard side deck. Duty officer raised alarm, watchman shouted at them, and the robbers slowly moved away.

*** Ball cap of the week: Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series Champions

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Navy Lodge

*** T-Shirt of the day: San Luis Obispo Historical Society (Thanks to Connie Eckard, ABC, IABC Fellow, who bought it on sale)

*** Today's featured musical accompaniment: Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers

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