JOTW 16-2008


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JOTW 16-2008

21 April 2008

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“One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds.”

~Dan Bennett

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

JOTW is a cooperative service that relies on the contributions of its members, like you. We share job opportunities, news and information about the job market, as well as swapping stories about life's peculiarities. And I learn more and more each day how peculiar life is, and how unbelievably interesting are the inhabitants of this world.

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In this issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** KISSS

1.) Account Supervisor, KDPaine & Partners, Berlin, NH

2.) Public Information Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Aceh Road/Bridge Reconstruction and Rehabilitation programme, International Resources Group (IRG), Banda Aceh, Indonesia

3.) ENOUGH Associate Director of Press Relations, ENOUGH, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

4.) ENOUGH Research Associate, ENOUGH, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC 5.) Web Site Manager, American Solutions for Winning the Future, Silicon Valley, CA, Atlanta, GA, Washington D.C. or mobile

6.) Graphics Designer, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Communications Division, Washington, DC,

7.) Client Service (Account Manager), ipsh!, Dallas, TX

8.) PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, Berning Marketing, LLC, Metairie, La.

9.) Assistant Editor, Pulse magazine, International SPA Association, Lexington, KY

10.) Part-Time Information & Communications Manager, Spark, Amsterdam, Netherlands

11.) Information Pluralism and Media Development Programme Coordinator, Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), Dakar, Senegal

12.) Online Producer, Royce & Associates, New York, NY

12.) Broadcasting Systems Engineer (L2), UN Office for Project Services, Brindisi, Italy

13.) Web Master/Internet Marketing Associate, MBIA, Armonk, NY

14.) Communication Specialist, UN Children's Fund, Islamabad, Pakistan

15.) Assistant Director of Web Services, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

16.) Communications Director, CHF International, Pakistan

17.) Manager Internal Communications, International Finance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

18.) Director of External Relations, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territory

19.) Senior Communications-US Navy, .S. Navy IT transformation Program Management Office, ICF International, Washington/Metro, DC

20.) Web Content Manager, National Council on Aging (NCOA), Washington, D.C.

21.) Public Relations Expert, Management Systems International, Tblisi, Georgia

22.) Director of Marketing Communications, specialty medical practice, Owings Mills, MD

23.) Advocacy and Communication Manager, Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan

24.) EDITOR, BOMI International, Annapolis, Maryland

25.) Broadcasting Manager, Cetena, Kabul, Afghanistan

26.) Associate Vice President for Communications, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

27.) Director of Communications, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

28.) CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, COLORTYME, Plano, TX

29.) Sr. Corporate Communication Manager – Storage Networking, QLogic, Aliso Viejo, CA

30.) Communications Director, Americas Styrenics, The Woodlands, TX

31.) Corporate Communications Manager, Select Comfort, Plymouth, MN

33.) Communications Director, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington DC

34.) Communications Officer, Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, D.C.

35.) International Communications Coordinator, Americas, ActionAid, Rio

de Janeiro, Brazil

36.) PA Specialists Overseas, SOSI International, International locations

37.) Director, Communications & Marketing, Safe Kids Worldwide, Washington, DC

38.) PR Account Executive, Adams & Knight, Avon, CT

39.) Web Administrator, United Cerebral Palsy, Washington, DC

40.) Account Supervisor, Racepoint Group, Waltham, MA

41.) Strategic Communicator / Technical Writer, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

42.) Web Information Architect for a Major Federal Agency, Washington, DC

43.) Instructional Designer, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

44.) PR Manager EMEA, Gent, Belgium

45.) Communication Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

46.) Director, Corporate Communications, mun2 – LA, NBC Universal, Los Angeles, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JO8O7BPZQUC

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hello fellow JOTW subscribers,

I'm new to the Dallas area and could use some help in my job search. If you know of any job opportunities or would like to network, please let me know. Ideally I'd like to return to the federal government since I have 14 years of service, but I am also open to working in the private sector. I'm hoping to find a position in marketing communications or publishing. In a nutshell, I have over ten years of marketing, communications, outreach, meeting planning, graphic design, publishing, and printing experience in the federal government as well as five years of marketing, special event planning, and customer service experience in the travel and retail industries. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Christine S.

cas1226@tx.rr.com

(Want to promote yourself? Send your pitch today to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.)

*** Ned’s upcoming travel schedule:

21-23 April San Diego, CA

23 April IABC San Diego

25 April – 1 May Dubai, UAE

28-30 April IQPC OPV Middle East, Dubai, UAE

30 April Middle East PR Association, Dubai, UAE

1 May – 5 May COMUSNAVCENT / COMFIFTHFLEET Bahrain

5 May – 6 May Visit PMC office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

6 May 9 May CJTF HOA Djibouti

9 May – 10 May Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

21 June – 25 June IABC International Conference, NY, NY

26 July – 2 August ArrowCorps5, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

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*** KISSS (Kommunicators in Search of Someone Special):

Hi

I figured I have tried everything else to no avail- what could this hurt?…lol. I am requesting my ad be placed in your singles advertisement space. If it is too long and needs condensing, please let me know.

Thanks,

Christine

I am a single female entrepreneur and am looking for a SINGLE man that is open to a dating relationship and potentially more, is romantic and wants a good woman who not only she compliments but compliments her as well.

My needs are that you be a resident in Southern California, betwen the ages of 37-45HONEST, REAL, & a man with a plan and actively working that plan. You must , like children, be emotionally, and financially stable and secure and physically fit and attractive, at least 6ft. or more in height, with weight proportionate to height.

My wants are that you like to travel and or be outdoors, sports (live basketball games in particular) have an appreciation for the arts (ie film, music, plays, and art) at least cordial relationship with your family (i.e your child(ren) , their mother(s), your parents, siblings etc.) I

It is a shame to be this specific but I have seen more than one relationship disintegrate behind interference from one or more of these members.

As for me, I offer sincerity, intelligence and a true partnership and friendship for life to the right person. I am beautiful inside as well as outside and love to stay on top of that for myself as well as the man in my life. I believe in entrepreneurial wealth and the power of a couple that can build it.

Whatever else you need or want to know- please e-mail me at cspriggs1031@gmail.com

Serious contenders only need apply.

Christine Spriggs

Special Event & Film Production

(310) 488-8261

C's the West Entertainment Group

www.csthewest.com

(Who is the celebrity you most closely resemble?)

Hmmm, that's a good one… I have a Nia Long/Halle Berry haircut, Serena Williams type body (not face) lol, and a Angela Bassett attitude.

*** From Karen Addis, APR:

Ned,

Thanks again for agreeing to serve as a panelist for yesterday’s PRSA-NCC workshop. Based on the evaluations I saw, everyone was a HUGE hit!

And, in case you haven’t seen it, you’re mentioned in a PR blog – The Capital Buzz: Survival Tools… – http://capitalbuzz.blogspot.com/

Regards,

Karen

*** IABC is pleased to support the efforts of the Job of the Week network and Population Media Center to build a communication library in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by inviting members to order designated Knowledge Centre resources to be forwarded to the PMC.

Just call IABC at 1-800-776-4222 and let them know what titles you'd

like to order for donation and pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or check. As a thank you, IABC will give you a gift certificate for 25% off your next Knowledge Centre order.

Here’s a list of the books and manuals you can buy and donate:

http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/_archives/2008/4/13/3636114.html

*** IABC/San Diego:

Take Command! A Problem-Solving Workshop for Professional Communicators

Ned Lundquist, ABC – Virginia, Vice-Chair of IABC Accreditation Council. Learn the lessons that enable leaders to take charge of their organizations. Understand how communication is vital to achieving organizational goals. Learn about leadership, management and communication, and how you can make a vision become reality. Attend this interactive communication team problem-solving program, plus a one-hour workshop to practice team-building skills.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

http://www.iabc-sd.org/apr2008_event.htm

*** Looking to make that next step in your communications career? Internalcommsjobs.com is a job website dedicated to you the communicator with a focus on internal communications, across the world. Your next move is just a click away.

http://www.internalcommsjobs.com:80/default.asp

*** MEPRA NEWS

IABC GLOBAL STANDARDS SEMINAR

Ned Lundquist, vice chair of the Accreditation Council for the International Association of Business Communicators, will present on 'The Value of Accreditation' on Wednesday 30 April 2008.

MEPRA will host a seminar on global standards and the value of accreditation on Wednesday 30 April 2008 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai with guest speaker Ned Lundquist, vice chair of the Accreditation Council for the International Association of Business Communicators.

In addition to being vice chair of the Accreditation Council for the International Association of Business Communicators, Lundquist is a senior science advisor for Alion Science and Technology in Washington, D.C., where he provides strategic communication support to the U.S. Navy. He is also publisher of the Job of the Week newsletter, which serves 10,000 communications professionals around the world.

Lundquist is an award-winning communicator who has received awards from the Public Relations Society of America, IABC and other organisations, and is a winner of the IABC Jake Wittmer Award for excellence in communication research. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy for 24 years, where his last job was commanding the 450 men and women of the Naval Media Center.

The seminar ‘The Value of Accreditation’ will help PR professionals understand how the accreditation can help them 'be heard', measure themselves against global standards and benefit professionally from the IABC accreditation process process.

Attendance is free of charge for MEPRA members and their guests.

Contact MEPRA Secretary Chaitali Costa (chaits@emirates.net.ae) if you would like to attend.

http://www.mepra.org/news.php#

*** April JOTW Site Stats (As of 13 April):

Distinct hosts served 8,070

Total page views 21,190

*** KISSS (Kommunicators in Search of a Special Someone):

Any and all of you singles can submit a personal ad in JOTW for free. Send your KISSS submission to lundquist989@cs.com. I’ll only run one at a time. There is no waiting list.

*** Does JOTW share internship opportunities?

Dear Ned,

We haven't officially met during the event, but I thought I'd take the time out to contact you anyway. I really enjoyed your discussion and advice for public relations professionals. As a student, I feel that I have learned quite a bit from listening to all of you speak about the topic. I'm always eager and enthusiastic in learning more about the field and hope to come to more PRSA events like this.

My name is Ann Liu and I'm a junior at American University. Since we

have graduated from the same university, I feel we have a connection

to the same academic “upbringing” and therefore at least somewhat of

the same drives and goals to succeed.

I just subscribed to your Job of the Week newsletter. Really, when you brought it up, I thought it was utter genius and very necessary in the PR world. After looking at your blog/website, I have a question for you: do you usually get any connections to internship openings? As a student, that would be the greatest help at this point. Nonetheless, it was great hearing you speak and taking the advice given today, hope to keep in contact and network for the future!

Thanks for your time!

Best,

Ann Liu

American University 2009

Public Communication, BA

(Yes. There are internship opportunities in virtually every issue. I'll post your comment in the hopes that more people consider posting internships, or even creating them if they do not offer them now. The key is to network. There are positive and unanticipated consequences that arise from networking.)

*** From Beth King, APR:

Hello, Captain –

Would you be willing to run this in the upcoming JOTW newsletter? This is the first of three programs. We’ll also be hosting programs in Greensboro, N.C. on June 7 and Los Angeles on June 28. It’s perfect for PR people.

Thanks!

Beth

Beth King, APR

Communications Manager

Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists believes the world benefits from more news coverage, not less. Through its Citizen Journalism Academy, which takes place May 17 in Chicago at DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus, SPJ seeks to help everyone wanting to practice journalism to do so accurately, ethically and fairly. The Society aims to help participants understand how responsible practices could increase their reach and help them have strong journalistic reputations within their communities and around the world.

The cost to attend the Citizen Journalism Academy is $25, which includes lunch and course materials. For more information about this program or to register, visit SPJ's Citizen Journalism Academy page. Please note, the registration deadline is May 3 and seating is limited.

Funding for this program is provided by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public foundation organized for the purpose of supporting the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and to serve the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism.

*** From Carl Dombek:

An editor's advice for talking with the media

To view the contents on www.indystar.com, go to:

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080413/OPINION06/804130331

You have been sent an online news article from Carl Dombek as a courtesy of indystar.com.

Message:

Ned —

Nothing here most of us don't already know, but it's nice to see it stated so clearly by a member of the Fourth Estate.

*** Other networks:

Ed,

Many thanks for your terrific newsletter. I am working out of New

York, with a broad PR and media production background. Am wondering –

please don't think I'm disloyal – if there are any other lists that

target the New York market for communications positions?

Regards,

Paul

*** Mark Sofman is a landlubber:

Ned had a perfect score. http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz136994fb0cf8.html

Hell's bells, that's hardly a surprise.

I scored a 12.

Mark.

*** Pat Valdata is on restriction:

I got 15 out of 20—maybe not so bad for never being in the Navy?

Pat

*** Accreditation in the News:

Bulldog Reporter:

Value of PR Accreditation Tied to Strategic Communication Management and Credibility, According to IABC Study – http://bulldogreporter.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=2436B6EB9392483ABB0A373E8B823A24&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=8F3A7027421841978F18BE895F87F791&AudID=213D92F8BE0D4A1BB62EB3DF18FCCC68&tier=4&id=7236809861D34FB896ED3CD142F74D53

Common Sense PR:

Business Communications Accreditation – Worthwhile, Gaining Value –

http://www.commonsensepr.com/2008/03/01/business-communications-accreditation-worthwhile-gaining-value/

Business Communication Headline News

http://businesscommunicationblog.com/blog/2008/02/29/value-of-accreditation-tied-to-strategic-communication-management-and-credibility-according-to-iabc-study/

Yahoo Finance (Newswire feed)

http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/080227/iabc_biz_accredation.html?.v=1

*** How to?

Dear Ned

How can I subscribe to the Communications Job of the Week list?

(Send a blank email to JOTW-subscribe@topica.com.)

*** This was noted on my bill for regular maintenance on my 2002 Toyota Highlander:

Fuel System: Found air box full of dog/cat food. Removed air box and clean. Reinstalled. Service completed. Total labor and parts: $95.00

*** Project SOAR Camporee:

Tom and I worked at the Old Dominion District “Save our American Resources” Camporee at Sky Meadows State Pork. We’ve camped here before, and we’ve hiked through on the AT before, as well. The pasture land we camped upon was free of recent cow pies (in the past we’ve called it “Pie Meadows”), but the heavy rain on Sunday Morning reconstituted them.

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/sky.shtml#location

I taught a course on the Hornaday Award and helped teach pioneering merit badge. Tom and I led the Brotherhood Walk for the Order of the Arrow, and Tom ran the PA trading post and made a fortune.

*** From Brook DeWalt, APR:

1.) Account Supervisor, KDPaine & Partners, Berlin, NH

Description: At KDPaine & Partners, the Account Manager is the primary point of contact between the client and KDPaine & Partners. The Account Manager is primarily responsible for client delight and as such is responsible for managing the collection, analysis and reporting of client projects. The Act Manager is responsible for the hiring, firing and training of coders, writers and analysts necessary to produce reports on time and on budget. The Account Manager bears complete responsibility for his/her account including but not limited to: maintaining files, records, PO’s and contracts and ensuring that Purchase Orders are up to date. He/she is responsible for informing accounting of any billing that is required, any changes in account status and for reviewing reader and writer invoices if applicable. He/she is also responsible for writing the coding instructions for their accounts, training coders, checking the work of analysts to ensure accuracy and consistency. The Account Manager is also expected to grow his/her accounts if possible and to work with the accounting department and the CEO to ensure that his/her accounts are profitable.

Reports to:

Bruce Aube, Berlin office manager.

Measures of success

Performance of the Account Manager is measured on:

• Renewal rate of existing clients

• Degree to which existing accounts grow/expand their projects

• Accuracy of work

• Profitability of accounts

Skills needed

• Some experience in public relations, marketing and/or social networking

• Understanding and experience with market research procedures, data analysis, statistical analysis, and research methodology

• Excellent attention to detail

• Strong writing and leadership skills

About Berlin, NH

The average housing price in Berlin, NH is $105,500.

Berlin offers the alluring possibility of being able to work where you play and play where you work. Nowhere else in New England can you be on the slopes or paddling down a river less than 30 minutes after leaving work. From a recreation perspective, Berlin boasts a list of options unparalleled in New England. Between the 200-plus miles of rivers, the region’s tallest mountains, numerous lakes, family attractions and historical sites, the county can offer a rich variety of experiences that are both closer and more affordable than most people think.

The state of New Hampshire currently ranks first in the nation in terms of favorable tax climate, standard of living, most livable state and child and family well being. It is considered the safest state in the country and is one of the healthiest places to live. When asked what the major advantages were to living in Coos County, residents named the following:

1. Low crime/safe place to live

2. Rural/small town atmosphere

3. Community pride

4. Clean air/land/water (lack of pollution)

5. Natural scenery/beauty

6. Friendliness of the people

7. Variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation

8. Quality of life

9. Good strong workforce

10. Quality healthcare & education

http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=515465&trk=

2.) Public Information Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Aceh Road/Bridge Reconstruction and Rehabilitation programme, International Resources Group (IRG), Banda Aceh, Indonesia

The post holder will develop information products and work with project management staff to increase public awareness of the ongoing United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Aceh Road/Bridge Reconstruction and Rehabilitation programme. S/he must have an undergraduate degree and overseas experience working for a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/268290

Contact reconstruction@irgltd.com

*** From Taelore Rhoden:

3.) ENOUGH Associate Director of Press Relations, ENOUGH, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

Summary:

ENOUGH is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. ENOUGH’s long-term goal is to help create and support a permanent grassroots movement pressing for an end to mass violence against innocent civilians. The project’s current focus is on the crises in Chad, Sudan, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, the Ogaden, and Somalia.

The ENOUGH Project has an immediate opening in for Associate Director of Media Relations. The Associate Director will be responsible for working with the Communications Director and staff to develop and implement press roll-out plans for project initiatives and campaigns, and working with editorial boards to place op-eds. A proven PR pro who likes and respects the press and knows how to interest journalists in a story, with a solid track record for generating ideas, developing contacts, pitching traditional press, and seeing your work yield placements and coverage. We seek an accomplished, self-motivated, aggressive but polished candidate.

Responsibilities:

Work with Communications Director and staff to develop press plans and press events for the project initiatives and campaigns

Publicist duties include pitching reporters on ENOUGH issues and initiatives

Develop and implement editorial board strategies, including placement of op-eds

Requirements and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree

At least five years experience in working with the media, public relations, and/or marketing

Relevant experience is necessary. Journalism experience a plus

Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks—often under rigid deadlines—is required. Demonstrated working knowledge of press relations and the media is essential, as are strong writing, spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills

Flexible schedule may also be required due to project demands

Thorough knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel a plus

Experience working with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations a plus committed to the project and organization’s mission and goals

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

American Progress provides a very competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.AmericanProgress.org.

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.AmericanProgressAction.org.

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: Jobs@AmericanProgress.org.

Or you may write to:

Center for American Progress

Attn: Human Resources Department

1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor – ENOUGH Search

Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/jobs/enough_press.html

4.) ENOUGH Research Associate, ENOUGH, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Assist ENOUGH’s policy team with research on the crises in Chad, Sudan, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, the Ogaden, Somalia, and related U.S. government (executive and legislative) and international policy.

• Build relationships with government officials in the U.S. government, international organizations such as the United Nations and European Union, and other key players to gather timely–and occasionally, rapid response–information for conflict analysis and report-writing.

Requirements and Qualifications:

• Master’s degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of post-college working experience conducting research in international relations, political science, or a related field required.

• Strong knowledge of Africa and the conflicts in Chad, Sudan, eastern Congo, and northern Uganda, the U.S. government inter-agency, international organizations, and peacekeeping.

• Demonstrated skills in data collection and analysis, and use of key research directories and databases.

• Superb organization skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

• Advanced-level proficiency and previous experience in a variety of computer software applications and database usage (MS Word XP. Excel, PowerPoint).

• International experience and knowledge of Africa and human rights a plus.

• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.

• Adept team player with good interpersonal skills.

• Organized, disciplined, and pro-active.

• Committed to the organization’s missions and goals.

http://www.americanprogress.org/aboutus/jobs/jp_enoughresearch.html

*** From David Kralik:

Hi Ned, would appreciate you adding this into your mix…

David W. Kralik

Director, Internet Strategy

American Solutions For Winning the Future

Silicon Valley Office

Ph: 202-355-9480

Fax: (202) 355-9471

E-mail: dkralik@americansolutions.com

Cel: 202-256-6328

5.) Web Site Manager, American Solutions for Winning the Future, Silicon Valley, CA, Atlanta, GA, Washington D.C. or mobile

Position Scope and Responsibilities

Do you believe the current political system is broken? Do you believe we need an entirely new approach to governing which emphasizes the core values and principles shared by most Americans? Do you believe new information technology and new methods of self organization can help generate solutions that will unite a majority of Americans and effect real change now and beyond the 2008 elections?

If you answered yes, then you may have found a home at American Solutions. Our mission is to educate, provoke and inspire citizens to support a united movement of the real change necessary to move government into the 21st century. We believe technology is the key to that goal and are seeking a creative, tech-savvy marketer to lead our online community development and fundraising efforts.

The American Solutions.COM Manager will manage the virtual hub of this movement. This includes end-end leadership of the web site, community membership growth and web based fundraising and social networking. This person will report to the Director of Internet Strategy to ensure that the team goals of meeting (or exceeding) growth of online web traffic and registered online community users. He/She will work closely with the development team in executing and analyzing e-fundraising efforts to generate revenue online. He/She will be responsible for driving awareness, building and sustaining value for an online citizen centric movement; most notably evident in helping grow usage and development of The Solutions Lab, the Action Center, and the Solutions Academy. This position is an integral member of the American Solutions team, supporting the movement in all communications planning, key positioning and messaging, press and outbound activity online.

Specific duties may include:

• Executing e-fundraising campaign via micro-targeting of messages to current and prospective donors.

• e-marketing copy writing.

• Analyzing e-marketing results.

• Research, develop and execute strategy for online ad placement.

• Daily updates to Web site.

• Daily blogging and blog outreach.

• Project management, usability and beta testing of new and existing online features.

• Assist in preparation of weekly Web site metrics and analyze for opportune action steps.

• Assist in preparation of weekly newsletter.

• Develop online projects, coalitions, campaigns to assist in goal of building an online community and raising awareness online.

• Serve as main point of contact with Web vendor.

• Social networking site management.

Required Skills & Experience

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three to five years of demonstrated work managing Web sites using Content Management Systems and an understanding of core Internet production software including Adobe Creative Suite 3.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with successful track record in online community development and / or fundraising. Individuals with advanced technical skills in .NET programming will also be strongly considered. Enthusiasm should also be for the American Solutions vision of moving the government into the 21st Century, outlined in the book Real Change.

Other important attributes candidates should possess include excellent organizational, analytical, and administrative skills; a strong results orientation – an aggressive self-starter with a high energy level & strong work ethic; integrity – reliable and trustworthy; a polished and professional image/persona; mature and self-confident; flexible – capable of handling diverse and demanding tasks under pressure.

The successful candidate will be an intelligent, enthusiastic, and motivated who can energize the IT team and online activists to get involved with American Solutions. They must have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, work in a fast-paced environment and accomplish results through influence while meeting deadlines.

This person must be a strategic thinker and objective decision maker who can ascertain real business opportunities and provide organizational leadership across various customer segments. This individual will demonstrate leadership, be an effective team player, and possess excellent interpersonal and communicative skills. Accordingly, excellent speaking and presentation skills are paramount.

Education

Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration in Web site design, management or marketing strongly preferred.

Organization Profile

American Solutions for Winning the Future is a new, non-partisan organization built around three goals: to defend America and our allies abroad and defeat our enemies, to strengthen and revitalize America’s core values, and to move the government into the 21st Century. The vision for American Solutions is to move (transform) all levels of government from a world that fails to a world that works. Its vision statement is codified as “the leading grassroots movement to recruit, educate and empower citizen activists and elected officials to develop solutions to transform all levels of government.” The organization commenced operations in January 2007, formally launched with the inaugural “Solutions Day” in September 2007, and employs approximately 15 personnel. Its General Chairman is former Speaker Newt Gingrich. Further information can be found at www.AmericanSolutions.com .

6.) Graphics Designer, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Communications Division, Washington, DC,

The successful candidate will design or create graphics and illustrations to meet a wide range of needs including print and web publications, displays, logos, and multimedia. S/he must have a Bachelor's degree in graphic design with a talent for illustrating in a variety of styles.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/268567

*** From Elena Turner:

Hi there! I thought you might know people who would be interested in this job. There are actually a couple roles, one at the VP level ($125k) and one at Acct Super level ($75). They also have roles in some of their other offices – NY and San Francisco.

7.) Client Service (Account Manager), ipsh!, Dallas, TX

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

ipsh, the wireless marketing division of The Marketing Arm, is a full-service, global mobile marketing agency leader in innovating, developing, and deploying effective turnkey wireless marketing solutions.

SUMMARY:

The Account Executive position is a multi-faceted role, where the focus remains on servicing the client. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

-Being a thought leader for clients in strategy, technology, and client service

-Portfolio management of leading brand client base

– Support the creative/strategic development of client campaigns

– Serve as day-to-day contact for internal TMA client relations

– Create competitive analyses for client's business's and investigate / monitor mobile category advancements and overall landscape – information to benefit Dallas based and coast to coast clients

– Steward relationships within the Omnicom family for long-term growth and business potential

– Assist in the development of Mobile Media plan recommendations within the Dallas market and across offices

– Track and Update client campaign pre-bills and issue TMA generated invoices

As a manager of Client Services, you will support the agency with Account Management and Business Development activities, including sales, marketing, and relationship management with national brand clients of ipsh.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Candidate should be personable, proactive, and mobile marketing savvy who wants to work in a dynamic agency positioned in a fast-paced, exciting industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Over-site of all Biz Dev activities related to specific named accounts

• Interact with Business Development and Account teams on a daily basis to prepare proposals and brainstorm solutions

• Interact with staff to establish timelines, pricing and feasibility

• Guide proposal writing

• Coordination and management with staff to create and manage solution offering descriptions / applications

• Serve as the first point of contact for new business with clients of ipsh and manage qualifying the business

• Business Development in the Client Service process

• Own the pipeline report process

• Interface with and manage any TMA or outside resources

• Manage agency client research data and serve as a resource in gathering information

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s in Marketing or related area

• 2-4 years in marketing agency with client services experience

• Direct experience in mobile, wireless, or interactive marketing

• Strong business development and presentation skills

Contact:

Craig Turner

SVP Client Service

214-621-6655

craig.turner@ipsh.com

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Hi Ned,

This looks like a fun opportunity for someone! For those who aren’t familiar with Metairie, it is a suburb of New Orleans.

Have a great week!

Robin Mayhall, APR

8.) PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, Berning Marketing, LLC, Metairie, La.

Berning Marketing, LLC is looking for a motivated and ingenious public relations professional to join our ranks.

This person will work directly with a diverse list of clients and with agency account executives and will be responsible for the following:

• developing concepts of interest and finding unique angles

• writing press releases and pitching stories to the press

• handling press inquiries

• monitoring gained exposure and compiling reports on results

• developing and maintaining relationships with the media

We are looking for someone with:

• excellent written and oral communication skills

• a can-do attitude & a willingness to pitch in where needed

• experience in public relations, promotions and/or event planning

• ability and desire to think outside the box, beyond the cookie-cutter and past these metaphors

• strong attention to detail and follow-through

• the positive energy to be a catalyst for growth, both as an individual and for the company

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to…

Berning Marketing, LLC

ATTN: PR Position

710 Papworth Avenue

Metairie, LA 70005

or email jobs@berningmarketing.com.

*** From Julie Wilson:

Good morning,

Please find attached the job description for the Assistant Editor position we have open with Pulse, the magazine of the International SPA Association, a division of IMG. Please let me know if you need more information.

Best,

Julie

Julie Wilson | Executive Editor

Pulse and LiveSpa magazines

International SPA Association

June 2008: the premier of LiveSpa, ISPA's new consumer magazine.

9.) Assistant Editor, Pulse magazine, International SPA Association, Lexington, KY

REQUIRED FUNCTIONS

• Writes a minimum of one feature article per issue. Discuss angles, leads and length with editor prior to start of each assignment.

• Helps with other Pulse-related writing duties (e-mail blasts, various promotional communications, photo captions, etc.).

• Assists in fact-checking all articles. Confirm that all contacts used are members, member name and company are the same as in Netforum, member’s title is correct, product names used are accurate, etc.

• Responsible for monitoring each stage of production. Conducts first-round edits of all articles then sends to Executive Editor. Include comments within the digital file for each article.

• Provides additional research support for articles written in-house. Be familiar with current ISPA and ISPA Foundation research and utilize whenever they complement Pulse articles.

• In charge of photo organization for the magazine, including soliciting photos from members for appropriate articles and departments, writing credits and captions.

• Writes creative brief for each feature in an issue and sends to designer and editor in preparation for design call.

• Reviews color proofs of each issue.

• Reviews first round of lasers for each issue of Pulse. Include text edits and design suggestions. In charge of making sure all folios and page number jumps are accurate.

• Reviews second-round lasers to make sure all changes have been made from round one.

• Responsible for creating first draft of flowsheet for each issue. Request final ad list from Account Executive and final editorial list from Executive Editor. Discuss article positions with editor. Create flowsheet draft and send to editor by deadline for review.

• Responsible for updating Pulse article, Sounding Board and New Spa Resources archives.

• In charge of all aspects of Pulse’s New Spa Resources department: sending mass e-mail to resource partners announcing submission time frame, logging submissions, choosing products to feature, verifying membership, writing product descriptions and coordinating product photography.

• Writer for ISPA Resources department: send submission deadline to staff, read weeklies to acquire news items, and write and edit all content for Executive Editor’s review.

• Edits additional Pulse departments as needed.

• When new issue arrives, mail out copies to all contributing writers, PR firms and other special requests.

• Organizes invoices and submits check requests.

• Serves as Web site team member for Pulse, posting new issue contents, sizing cover photos and uploading. Submit ideas/solutions for updating the Pulse section of the Web site to Executive Editor for discussion.

• Reviews all ISPA research to gain knowledge of the industry, develop story ideas and extract statistics to support Pulse articles.

• Schedules and runs the production meeting for each issue of Pulse. Comes with angle ideas for each feature to discuss with the group.

• Attends weekly Pulse team meetings, staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.

• Travels to ISPA Conference & Expo and other events as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

• Degree in journalism, English or related field.

• Minimum two years experience in print publishing.

• Strong editing, writing and organizational skills.

• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat a plus.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

Contact: Julie Wilson (julie.wilson@ispastaff.com)

10.) Part-Time Information & Communications Manager, Spark, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Closing Date – 04 May 2008

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

11.) Information Pluralism and Media Development Programme Coordinator, Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), Dakar, Senegal

The incumbent will implement and increase the visibility of the Information and Pluralism Media Development programme at regional and international levels. S/he must have a command of development projects and programmes from conception to planning, implementation, and evaluation.

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/268853

Contact info@peopledev.net

*** From Kristen Swenson:

Hi Ned,

Please post the Online Producer job on next week's JOTW.

Thanks!

Kristen

12.) Online Producer, Royce & Associates, New York, NY

Royce & Associates is seeking a talented Online Producer to join our

dynamic marketing team. The candidate must be self-motivated,

responsible, hardworking, comfortable working independently or with a

team, able to work under pressure, and able to meet deadlines.

The primary responsibilities of this role include:

• Managing and updating content on our website www.roycefunds.com.

• Helping us drive the development of online content and key

functionality.

• Preparing, testing and sending our e-Newsletters.

• Collaborating with cross-discipline team members to meet project

needs.

Requirements:

• Experience working with a Content Management System.

• Expert understanding of the web development/production cycle.

• Solid computer skills including expert knowledge of HTML.

• Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office software

programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Must be comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment with

changing priorities; self-sufficient while being detail-oriented and

motivated to excel; well organized with strong analytic and

problem-solving skills.

• Experience working with XML, HTML e-mails, QuarkXpress, Adobe

Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat is a plus.

• Experience in the mutual fund or a related financial services

industry, with a focus on marketing, including content development is

a plus.

• Education: Four-year college or equivalent education and experience.

• At least 3 years relevant online production experience.

About The Royce Funds/Royce & Associates, Investment Manager:

Royce & Associates, LLC, is one of the industry's most experienced and

highly respected small- and micro-cap value investment managers. We

are dedicated to delivering high-quality investment portfolios to

individual and institutional investors. The Royce Funds includes 18

open-end mutual funds, three closed-end funds and two variable annuity

portfolios. Located in New York City, Royce has a proven 30-year track

record, manages $30 billion in assets and has a seasoned, dedicated

staff of 100, including 25 investment professionals. Chief Investment

Officer Charles M. Royce, our primary portfolio manager since 1972,

enjoys one of the longest tenures of any active mutual fund manager.

Please visit www.RoyceFunds.com for more details about our firm.

Royce & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We offer

competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages.

Please send your resume to:

Kristen Swenson

Director of e-Communications

The Royce Funds

kswenson@… | http://www.roycefunds.com

1414 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY 10019

12.) Broadcasting Systems Engineer (L2), UN Office for Project Services, Brindisi, Italy

Closing Date – 01 May 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7DSEN3

*** From Paul Tocco:

13.) Web Master/Internet Marketing Associate, MBIA, Armonk, NY

INTRODUCTION

MBIA Inc. is a premier financial guarantor and a leading provider of fixed-income investment management services. MBIA Inc.'s principal operating subsidiary is MBIA Insurance Corporation. MBIA has offices in New York, Denver, San Francisco, Paris, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Sydney and Tokyo.

SUMMARY

The Webmaster/Internet Marketing Associate is responsible for developing and maintaining the company's Internet, Intranet, online marketing efforts and other Web-based marketing and communications activities. This position will oversee the daily maintenance and support of the Corporate Web sites and the Intranet Portal; assist with projects to enhance Web systems, and content; optimize site accessibility and performance through search engine optimization; design Web images and develop Web-based graphics to illustrate and enliven Web communications; develop online advertising for lead generation as needed; and monitor online traffic for analysis and ROI.

Qualifications & Skills:

A Bachelor's degree in information technology, marketing, or equivalent field.5-8+ years/exp.

Attractive compensation and Benefits

NO RELOCATION

contact: paul@rbexecutivesearch.com–please no phone calls

14.) Communication Specialist, UN Children's Fund, Islamabad, Pakistan

Closing Date – 25 Apr 2008

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

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC, who got it from mark Greenberg:

I am in the process of hiring another staff member to join our team at

the University at Buffalo (UB). For those of you not familiar with UB,

we are a large, public research university with over 28,000 students. UB

currently has 13 schools offering 78 undergraduate degrees, 177 master's

degrees and 82 doctoral degrees. My office reports through the Office of

the Provost.

Below is the official job posting.

15.) Assistant Director of Web Services, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

The Office of Web Services is responsible for the strategic planning,

design, development, support and evaluation of Vice Provost for

Undergraduate Education and select Provost's Office Web sites. Reporting

to the Director of Web Services, this position acts as the content lead

and is directly responsible for developing and managing online content,

balancing technical proficiency with artistic and editorial creativity.

Responsibilities include maintaining editorial writing quality and

monitoring online content for appropriate style. The incumbent acts as

the liaison between Web Services and unit content managers. Additional

responsibilities include assisting with the overall planning,

development and maintenance of sites.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications or a related

field, plus three years of relevant experience, preferably in higher

education. A combination of education and experience equivalency will be

considered. Must have excellent writing, editing and proofreading

skills. Must have strong creative and artistic ability and advanced

knowledge of Web design practices and techniques. Expert knowledge of

XHTML and CSS required. Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral

and written communication skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with relevant software including image editing, graphic

design, page layout, and web authoring. Experience with emerging

technologies including RSS, blogs, wikis, social networks and rich

media. Proficient with diverse computer operation systems including

Windows, Mac OS and UNIX.

The salary range is $37,662 –

$45,000. Closing date for receipt of applications is May 14, 2008.

Resume, cover letter, and application must be submitted online at

www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu referencing posting #0800156. Be advised the

application process is cumbersome. UB uses third party software that has

many usability issues. If you would like more information, feel free to

e-mail me, Mark Greenfield, directly at markgr [at]buffalo[dot]edu.

16.) Communications Director, CHF International, Pakistan

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7DLNY5

*** From Cathleen Wolf, ABC, who got it from Randy N. Bergman:

I am seeking the assistance of colleagues and friends to identify candidate(s) for the Manager of Internal Communications position at the International Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the World Bank. This is a retained search and all inquiries and references will be held extremely confidential.

17.) Manager Internal Communications, International Finance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Compensation Range: $175,000 – 250,000.

Position Summary-Internal Communications Manager

IFC is strengthening its internal communications function to support a growing, decentralized staff and a growing business, and seeks an Internal Communications Manager within its Corporate Relations Department. The Internal Communications Manager will oversee IFC’s internal communications activities and tools. He/she will oversee the implementation of IFC's corporate internal communications strategy, provide strategic communications support on corporate initiatives tailored to IFC and WBG audiences lead the development of an effective internal communications infrastructure and delivery system, and build the Communications Practice Group's effectiveness on internal communications.

He/she will help meet evolving IFC internal client needs for global Knowledge Management dissemination objectives through the use of innovative, cutting-edge communications tools such as New Media.

The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate:

• Ten+ years relevant work experience in strategic communications and communications operations management, with special emphasis and demonstrated experience developing corporate-level internal communications platforms and tools, as well as management of corporate-level internal communications systems design, development, and strategy implementation.

• Private sector and developing country experience strongly preferred.

• Proven people management skills, strong interpersonal skills, staff performance management, experience in leading culturally diverse teams.

• Demonstrated leadership skills, broad corporate perspective and awareness of internal and external environment, strategic, long-term thinker.

• Self-motivated, excellent organizational skills, proven ability to perform multiple tasks, and ability to work with both internal and external constituencies. Comfortable in public speaking roles.

—-

Manager Internal Communications

www.ifc.org

The International Finance Corporation

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of the World Bank Group. IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.

IFC helps companies and financial institutions in emerging markets create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities. The goal is to improve lives, especially for the people who most need the benefits of growth.

IFC's operations are carried out by its departments, most of which are organized by world region or global industry/sector. IFC has over 3,100 staff, of which 51% work in field offices and 49% at headquarters in Washington, D.C.

IFC coordinates its activities with the other institutions of the World Bank Group but is legally and financially independent.

The IFC offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package: worldwide medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents, a pension plan, life and disability insurance, business travel insurance, 26 days of annual leave, and 3 months maternity leave. In Washington, the IFC also offers an onsite childcare facility and a fitness center. For eligible professional-level employees relocating from their countries of residence to Washington or to one of our field offices, the IFC also offers a comprehensive expatriate package.

Position Summary-Internal Communications Manager

IFC is strengthening its internal communications function to support a growing, decentralized staff and a growing business, and seeks an Internal Communications Manager within its Corporate Relations Department. The Internal Communications Manager will oversee IFC’s internal communications activities and tools. He/she will oversee the implementation of IFC's corporate internal communications strategy, provide strategic communications support on corporate initiatives tailored to IFC and WBG audiences lead the development of an effective internal communications infrastructure and delivery system, and build the Communications Practice Group's effectiveness on internal communications.

He/she will help meet evolving IFC internal client needs for global Knowledge Management dissemination objectives through the use of innovative, cutting-edge communications tools such as New Media.

Responsibilities

• Responsible for strategically managing IFC’s internal communications activities in order to support the Corporation’s growth strategy, as well as its business and corporate culture, and to contribute to a growing brand.

• Responsible for managing the execution of IFC’s internal communications strategy to support the development of an informed and motivated staff. IFC staff business and information needs are growing as their ranks grow, in an increasingly decentralized environment. An effective internal communications function must be leveraged to provide information relevant to IFC business and staff priorities in real time, across a global operation. The engagement of others is an important function.

• Build and develop IFC's internal communications tools and infrastructure and expand dissemination and outreach to encompass the World Bank Group.

• Provide corporate-level strategic communications advice and support on internal communications, working across IFC and the World Bank Group, on corporate campaigns and initiatives.

• Build and manage corporate-level, cutting edge, New Media knowledge management dissemination systems aimed at supporting IFC internal client needs for Knowledge Management dissemination.

• Build IFC's Communications Practice Group's effectiveness on internal communications through provision of learning systems, mentoring, advice.

• Measure results on all key initiatives and against the strategic business plan overall.

Requirements/Qualifications

• Ten+ years relevant work experience in strategic communications and communications operations management, with special emphasis and demonstrated experience developing corporate-level internal communications platforms and tools, as well as management of corporate-level internal communications systems design, development, and strategy implementation.

• Private sector and developing country experience strongly preferred.

• Proven people management skills, strong interpersonal skills, staff performance management, experience in leading culturally diverse teams.

• Demonstrated leadership skills, broad corporate perspective and awareness of internal and external environment, strategic, long-term thinker.

• Self-motivated, excellent organizational skills, proven ability to perform multiple tasks, and ability to work with both internal and external constituencies. Comfortable in public speaking roles.

• Demonstrated commitment to private sector development. Thorough understanding of broad development issues, familiarity with development institutions and audiences desirable.

• Exceptional ability to write, communicate, operate under pressure and tight deadlines with accuracy and professionalism. Exceptional ability to tailor to audiences, align material and messaging to strategic framework.

• Financial background or demonstrated aptitude for international financial issues preferred.

• Foreign language skills strongly preferred.

• Masters Degree Preferred.

———

RNB Communications

Randy N. Bergman, President

3240 Provon Lane

Los Angeles, CA 90034

310.558.5555 tel

310.558.5151 fax

randy@rnbcom.com

www.rnbcom.com

18.) Director of External Relations, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Jerusalem, occupied Palestinian territory

Closing Date – 03 May 2008

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

19.) Senior Communications-US Navy, .S. Navy IT transformation Program Management Office, ICF International, Washington/Metro, DC

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=70909307

*** From Donna Childress:

Hi, Ned.

It was good to see you at the IABC meeting last week. Here's a job posting for the list. Thanks so much!

Donna Childress

20.) Web Content Manager, National Council on Aging (NCOA), Washington, D.C.

NCOA, the national advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older Americans, has an exciting opportunity for a Web-savvy, creative and hardworking individual to be our Web Content Manager. Like other positions within NCOA Communications, the content manager serves as a strong cross-divisional link and is responsible for ensuring that Web content is maintained in a fresh, accurate, and timely manner.

Duties:

Web/Technology

• Handles daily requests for Web postings. Reviews, updates or prepares content using content management systems and ensures “writing for Web” guidelines and established NCOA style are followed.

• Uploads documents, PDFs, photos or other materials to the Web.

• Answers daily user inquiries such as information about NCOA programs, subject area inquiries, link requests, etc.

• Maintains list of URLs and ensures they are renewed on annual basis. Orders new URLs as needed or requested.

• Coordinates, writes and maintains fresh content through ongoing relationships with all content specialists/writers in impact areas and core competencies.

• Continuously reviews sites for currency of information and to identify needed improvements.

• Prepares thank you e-mails, event confirmation language and similar short communications for online communities.

• Prepares monthly usage reports and identifies usability concerns. Recommends improvements or changes as needed.

Relationships

Develops effective relationships with various individuals:

• Impact area and/or core competency staff at NCOA

• Internal and external technology staff or service providers

• Consumers and members, and affiliates.

Requirements:

This position requires writing, maintenance, auditing, reviewing, migrations from other systems and coordination of content between many areas of the organization as well as between Web sites.

• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, or a related area.

• Experience editing and proofreading print content for electronic publishing.

• Three or more years of direct experience with managed Web-based applications, especially content management systems

• An understanding of information architecture and site layout, page design, and standards. Knowledge of and experience with HTML.

• Strong attention to detail and above average ability to plan and manage a wide variety of daily tasks.

• A team player who has the ability to manage multiple demands and ensure that needs of NCOA’s programs are met on an equitable basis.

• Interest in and knowledge of best practices and prevailing developments in Web technologies. An aptitude for learning new technology.

• The ability to create policies and procedures – for content creation, page layouts, workflow and approval processes and home page governance

Preferred:

• Experience as a Web content manager, including preparing and editing of language for posting.

• Experience in working with different platforms.

• Experience in Web site usability.

• Experience in new communications (Web 2.0) technology

• Experience in the aging field.

Metro accessible: Farragut North (red) and Farragut West (orange and blue lines)

To Apply:

Please send a resume to Wanda Johnson at Wanda.Johnson@ncoa.org.

21.) Public Relations Expert, Management Systems International, Tblisi, Georgia

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7DRS5F

*** From Steve Boyle:

Hi Ned,

Please post the following position to next week’s JOTW.

Thanks very much!

-Steve Boyle

22.) Director of Marketing Communications, specialty medical practice, Owings Mills, MD

My client, a large specialty medical practice headquartered in Owings Mills, MD seeks a seasoned Marketing Director. This will be the organization’s first Marketing Director, and will require a great deal of enthusiasm for establishing marketing practices and strategies.

This individual will be charged with managing a sizeable marketing budget, to include print, broadcast and web advertising campaigns. The goal for this individual will be to drive revenue to the practice through brand building, and assertive consumer marketing promotion.

The qualified candidate will also be responsible for the coordination and execution of several large-scale events. This individual will report directly to the organization’s CEO and executive team, so the ability to enact change at a high level will be critical.

Requirements:

• BA in Marketing, Communications or a related field.

• Eight years of progressive marketing communications experience.

• Experience in devising and managing marketing department budgets.

• Healthcare experience preferred, though not required.

Steve Boyle

Stephen James Associates

2800 Quarry Lakes Drive, Suite 280

Baltimore, MD 21209

410-753-1424

www.stephenjames.com

23.) Advocacy and Communication Manager, Save the Children, Kabul, Afghanistan

Closing Date – 25 Apr 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7DJJT4

*** From Lori Pierelli:

Hi Ned:

Please post the following job in next week’s e-mail. Application information is at the end of the job description. Thanks. Lori Pierelli, Managing Editor

BOMI International

24.) EDITOR, BOMI International, Annapolis, Maryland

COMPANY INFORMATION: BOMI International is an educational organization that provides top quality educational learning opportunities for commercial property and facility professionals. BOMI is located in Annapolis, Maryland’s newest state-of-the-art office space in the exciting, recently revitalized inner West Street district (Park Place).

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Working closely with subject matter experts, instructional design team, and editorial team, the Project Editor is responsible for editing BOMI coursebooks and other materials, focusing on content and concepts with excellent attention to detail. Using editorial skills ranging from developmental editing to line editing and proofreading, the Project Editor will edit for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and sense, as well as to improve readability and accessibility of content for students.

Through the proper use and application of grammar, spelling, and BOMI and Chicago style guidelines, the project editor ensures consistency in the tone, voice, and editorial personality of BOMI products. On a regular basis, the editor works with subject matter experts and instructional designers to identify and update outdated content and/or develop new content. The editor reviews/revises/edits submitted content, and coordinates with additional external advisors to review content for accuracy and technical reliability.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Editorial (75%):

Review, edit, and approve content through all stages of development

Apply and implement editorial guidelines and style guides on all BOMI products

Ensure editorial voice of BOMI is consistently applied on all products

Work with internal and external writers, editors, instructional designers, and book design staff to meet production goals

Work closely with design and production staff to ensure that design implementation is consistent with product purpose and specifications

Ensure project schedules and budgets are met

Coordination and Project Management (25%):

Work directly with editors, instructional designers, and outside contractors to implement the content development process to meet timelines and budgets.

Works with subject matter experts to identify outdated material in need of updating

Coordinate with subject matter experts, technical reviewers, and instructional designers to ensure that content revisions, development, and/or review are completed on time and according to established specifications

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Participate in team meetings

Maintain project files and records

Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors of Arts or Science

Three to five years of editorial experience

Familiarity with publishing processes, including editorial production

Publishing and production project management experience preferred

Familiarity with instructional design and educational product development preferred

Online editing skills preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to edit effectively at all levels

Ability to proofread effectively

Ability to look at course content from the student's perspective

Ability to independently guide projects through the editorial and production process

High level of attention to detail, flexibility, and an intuitive nature

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to take initiative

Ability to work both independently and with a team

Well-organized and detail-oriented

Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels

Technology proficient; ability to use Microsoft Office products

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to howard@strategicpeoplesolutions.com.

25.) Broadcasting Manager, Cetena, Kabul, Afghanistan

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

*** From Julie DeSorgher:

I a an executive recruiter working with the University of Michigan on two senior communications positions. Please see attached ad postings:

Thank you.

Julie DeSorgher

Auerbach Associates

385 Concord Avenue #103

Belmont, MA 02478

617.451-0095

julied@auerbach-assc.com

www.auerbach-assc.com

26.) Associate Vice President for Communications, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Communications.

The University of Michigan is one of the great public research universities of the United States. It serves as a national model of a complex, diverse, and comprehensive public institution of higher learning that supports excellence in research, provides outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, and demonstrates commitment to service through national and international partnerships and collaborations.

Reporting to the Vice President for Communications, the Associate Vice President for Communications serves in a leadership role guiding the University’s central communications efforts, overseeing the University’s News Service, Marketing and Design, and Media Relations departments, and advising University executives on issues management. The role of Associate Vice President also includes integrating communications efforts, advancing the reputation of the University; developing new strategies to position the University and its strengths in the media; and ensuring accurate and consistent messaging across all internal and external communications channels.

Qualifications:

Candidates will have senior-level experience in a broad array of communications functions and will have demonstrated proactive and creative leadership within a large, complex organization. Candidates will also display exceptional judgment, strong management skills and an incisive understanding of communications strategy. A deep appreciation and understanding of the culture of academia and the current issues affecting higher education is essential.

Nominations and/or applications, accompanied by a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, should be submitted to:

Julie DeSorgher

Auerbach Associates, Inc.

385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103

Belmont, MA 02478

Electronic submissions preferred: email caitlin@auerbach-assc.com

The University of Michigan, as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

27.) Director of Communications, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

The University of Michigan Law School invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Communications.

Michigan Law, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859 and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by powerful commitment to access and diversity. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top ten law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, and enjoys international renown for its academic rigor, stunning physical surroundings, the faculty’s preeminent scholarship, and an academic community noted for collegiality and warmth.

Reporting to the Dean of the Law School, the Director of Communications leads the School’s media relations and publications efforts, to maintain and advance the School’s considerable reputation. S/he will advise and collaborate with senior leadership at the Law School and will develop a comprehensive and integrated strategic communications plan which builds on and bolsters the School’s existing talent and Communications resources, and creatively identifies new strategies to enhance the School’s external recognition and rankings.

Qualifications: Strong candidates will have senior-level leadership experience across a broad array of communications functions. Candidates should also demonstrate achievement in strategic communications planning and implementation in support of broad institutional goals. Intellectual breadth, extensive experience as an energetic and inspired manager within a top-tier organization, and a deep knowledge and understanding of the academic mission are strongly preferred.

Nominations and applications will be accepted and reviewed continually until the position is filled. The University's dedication to excellence is complemented by its profound commitment to building and sustaining a culturally diverse academic community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Nominations and/or applications, accompanied by a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references, should be submitted to:

Julie DeSorgher

Auerbach Associates, Inc.

385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103

Belmont, MA 02478

Electronic submissions preferred: email caitlin@auerbach-assc.com

The University of Michigan, as an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

DDR Public information & Outreach Advisor, UN Development Programme, Khartoum, the Sudan

Closing Date – 28 Apr 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7DQ7TE

28.) CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, COLORTYME, Plano, TX

http://www.employmentspot.com/Job.asp?Job_DID=J8G4VN6DP03K7SLRGQM

29.) Sr. Corporate Communication Manager – Storage Networking, QLogic, Aliso Viejo, CA

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/jobs/submit.cfm?fuseaction=dspjob&jobid=206797&company_id=15429&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1007804&aid=1

30.) Communications Director, Americas Styrenics, The Woodlands, TX

http://www.iabchouston.com/en/j/?346

31.) Corporate Communications Manager, Select Comfort, Plymouth, MN

http://www.cbaanetwork.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?job_did=J8G5H066KMM0HLJX83Z

*** From Sonja Johnson, who got it from Chip Hayhurst:

Booz Allen has retained Clovis and Chip Hayhurst to recruit a Senior Associate for the Strategic Communications group to focus on Military Health Care:

Chip Hayhurst 703-867-9233

chip@clovisgroup.com

32.) Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

Company:

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of management consulting for businesses and governments for over 90 years. Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure. With more than 18,000 employees on six continents, the firm generates annual sales over $4.0 billion. Booz Allen provides services in strategy, organization, operations, systems, and technology to the world’s leading corporations, government and other public agencies, emerging growth companies, and institutions.

Corporate Culture:

Key characteristics of successful leaders at Booz Allen include: The ability to demonstrate both team and individual leadership, the ability to develop people through building both staff and team competencies, the capacity to develop markets and sell new business, and the ability to execute sound business management including assignment and financial performance.

Background and Position Overview:

The candidate will lead engagements for Federal Healthcare clients, specifically in the area of Military Health Systems (MHS). The candidate will contribute to development and execution of strategic business plans and drive expansion of Booz Allen's presence in this market area by providing deep functional and thought leadership in the areas of strategic communications and organizational effectiveness. Additionally, the candidate will partner with Firm experts to bring the right resources to bear in meeting the needs of clients in this sector.

Key Role:

A key objective of this position is to provide business and market leadership in the area of strategic communications to MHS clients. We expect that your role will be client-facing with responsibilities including:

• Apply deep strategic communications knowledge and well-developed consulting, business management, and leadership skills in the execution of a multi-faceted communications program area encompassing both internal and external audiences

• Provide thought leadership and creative insights to clients on complex strategic communications initiatives

• Serve as both project manager of strategic communications consulting engagements and hands-on design and delivery of consulting initiatives

• Lead communications and change teams in supporting clients’ business strategies, such as: public affairs, policy support, agency integration and cross agency coordination, business transformation, strategy alignment and or other initiatives

• Serve as expert strategic communications coach and industry expert to change initiative teams, using expertise to develop the case for a structured communication process, standards, tools and templates for the client. Bring industry best practices and knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of strategic communications to our clients

• Use research-based, proven strategic communications model and frameworks to develop and implement communications for organizational change

• Coach executives on organizational change, strategic communications, employee engagement and other related areas

• Discern and demonstrate sensitivity to client’s functional agenda, perspectives and agency operations

• Build client managers’ and senior client executives’ trust and reliance on strategic communications expertise

• Manage assignments within budget, and manage costs associated with client engagements in support of the financial objectives of the firm

• Manage complete capture of client engagement knowledge and ensure intellectual capital is developed and available

• Lead, manage or support marketing and business development efforts to impact current client engagements and in support of new opportunities

Knowledge, Skills and Leadership Characteristics:

• Significant experience advising Healthcare leaders in the public sector

• Extensive functional background in strategic communications and consulting. Specific skills desired include communications strategy development, planning and implementation; change management strategy development and implementation; and stakeholder relationship management and engagement

• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop innovative communications and change management strategy documents

• Ability to design, perform and oversee complex analytical tasks across an agencies change platform to create successful outcomes

• Ability to work with senior executives and across the organization to facilitate the application of various approaches, frameworks and methodologies

• Proven ability to advise senior executives on appropriate communications strategies, tactics, and actions

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills

• Ability to identify, apply and capture strategic communications best practices

• Proven project management skills including scoping, planning, metrics definition, engagement execution, financial management, and reporting

• Superior time management, organizational and delegation skills

• Strong skills in building and maintaining effective client relationships

• Strong business development background including developing market opportunities, preparing capture strategies, and leading proposal teams.

Education and Experience:

BA / BS degree required. Masters degree in a related field preferred.

10+ years demonstrated government and healthcare experience in either a consulting or industry capacity

Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Disclaimer:The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of an employee assigned to this position.

We value the diversity of our people. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Chip Hayhurst 703-867-9233

chip@clovisgroup.com

*** From Amy Call:

33.) Communications Director, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington DC

The Bipartisan Policy Center is seeking a Communications Director to oversee communication strategy, media relations, web site, and publications

The Organization

Former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Baker, Daschle, Dole, and Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics, and business leaders in the art of principled compromise. The BPC currently has five major projects ongoing, including the National Commission on Energy Policy, The National Transportation Policy Project, The Leader’s Project on Health Care, The 21st Century Agriculture Policy project and The National Security Initiative.

The Communications Director will focus on the BPC’s key public policy initiatives. Responsibilities in these areas include:

• Working with Project leads to design and implement strategic communications plans and messages.

• Acting as lead writer and editor of communications materials, including press releases, newsletters, web materials, and op-eds.

• Conducting outreach to national and state media.

• Organizing press conferences, teleconferences and other events.

• Working closely with development team on branding and BPC image

• Manage communications consultants working with the BPC

• Reports to Chief of Staff

Qualifications

Applicants should have a B.A. degree, 5-8 years of experience in the communications field and excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to write quickly under pressure and a demonstrated ability to place stories in a competitive environment. Applicants must also have excellent verbal skills and attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work with complex policy, along campaign or Capitol Hill experience is desirable.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to jobs@bipartisanpolicy.org

34.) Communications Officer, Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=211300044

35.) International Communications Coordinator, Americas, ActionAid, Rio

de Janeiro, Brazil

Closing Date – 24 Apr 2008

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7DQ92T

*** From Tom Burgess:

36.) PA Specialists Overseas, SOSI International, International locations

SOS International, Ltd. is an employee oriented company providing professional services advisory services to the Department of Defense and Federal Government.

SOSi has expanded its operations and is currently seeking three (3) Public Affairs Specialists to support the Multi-National Division Center (MND-C) Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and public affairs personnel at the Division-level in Iraq. The Public Affairs Specialists will assist with the performance of daily duties in the media operations center, producing daily and weekly products, analyzing information, and preparing written news releases and articles to be released via the internet. The position is located overseas at Camp Victory in Iraq.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with the layout and production of a six-day per week PDF publication to be distributed via the internet and the generation, layout and production of a bi-weekly 12-page command information newspaper and a year-end 160-page command information magazine

• Assist with the acquisition, editing and dissemination of a weekly video newscast averaging 12:30 to14:40 minutes

• Produce a daily radio newscast averaging 3 to 4 minutes

• Produce pod casts and other video products on the internet

• Schedule and execute DVIDS interviews with hometown media outlets

• Assist with scheduling weekly radio interviews

• Provide real-time response capability that instantly deals with the news of the day and taking advantage of opportunities that the news day may present

• Receive and transmit video and print products on a routine basis using DVIDS

• Revise current public affairs plans and create future plans

• Monitor media/press operating in area of responsibility

• Assist with organization and scientific tracking of themes, messages and key communicators of the media outlets

• Create a media assessment tracking mechanism that will allow the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) to schedule future engagements

• Provide additional assistance as required by the PAO

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Public Affairs or related field; MBA desired

• Ten (10) years of verifiable experience producing radio and television presentations, newspaper editing and publishing, and preparing and releasing news and feature items for military publications

• Ability to work in environments with a high operational tempo

• Professional written and verbal communication skills

• Advanced technical, analytical and problem solving skills

• Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment

• Customer service skills and/or strong interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills

• Must possess and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

If you feel you have the qualifications listed below and wish to become part of a successful and growing organization, then contact us immediately at hr@sosiltd.com or visit our web site at sosiltd.com/careers and begin

*** From Bridget Ann Serchak:

37.) Director, Communications & Marketing, Safe Kids Worldwide, Washington, DC

http://www.usa.safekids.org/content_documents/CommunicationsMarketingDirector.doc

38.) PR Account Executive, Adams & Knight, Avon, CT

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=624CF78B14434DECA0BA620472E289BC&nm=PR+Job+Mart&type=ESpotlight&mod=JobCenterPositions&mid=33D2DF7A247F475F99551226BA8AB6E9&tier=3&id=12553F4FFF9A4FAD84B743AAC9A6D8DC

*** From Elizabeth Reitz:

Good afternoon Ned:

I hope this e-mail finds you well. Please see the job description below relating to our need for a Web Administrator. Thanks for your consideration in posting this!

39.) Web Administrator, United Cerebral Palsy, Washington, DC

Summary:

Under direction of the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Web Administrator is responsible for driving, including supporting and maintaining, the company’s Web presence (look and feel), functionality and supporting organization’s Web infrastructure; managing migration to new content management system (CMS); and participating in/assisting with related organizational initiatives.

Essential duties include:

• Creates and maintains Web site standards, including maintaining and administering organization’s internet and intranet.

• Manages integration of Web.2.0 and social networking tools across Web, Intranet and Affiliate template

• Provides first level Web site user support;

• Provides on-going design and development of Web site;

• Liaises with graphic artist; Designs graphic material for online ads, banner advertising and other Web content;

• Works with other departments, producing Web content and updates as appropriate;

• Website development, including database-driven web-based applications and collection and maintenance of multimedia for internal and external use; content management and packaging; replying to technical inquiries; supporting internal staff and external partners in the dissemination of email alerts; and providing statistics on Internet activities.

• Continuously updates, monitors and analyzes sites to maximize market position and customer satisfaction. Updates and maintains Web site to keep it current and interesting. In coordination with staff and conjunction with ongoing projects, finds new ways to utilize the Website for internal and external communications (including the affiliate network);

• Finds, creates and installs tools to create/enhance Web content and checks consistency;

• Optimizes the Web architecture for navigability. Ensures that applicable standards are met, such as HTML/CSS validity, Web accessibility and current active links;

• Monitors site traffic and helps scale site capacity to meet traffic demands;

• Develops and provides Web metrics and other statistical reports to requestors.

• Analyzes data to help determine improvements in site layout;

• Improves company’s efficiency through look and feel of site;

• Provides customer service excellence to both internal and external customers.

Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field or comparable hands-on experience, with minimum of two to four years experience working with Web sites and Web-based applications, including experience producing technical and marketing Web content.

• Demonstrated knowledge of principles, procedures and standards of integrated Web site structure and design, including knowledge of integration points amongst various systems such as Web servers, Application Servers, Web Content Management and Deployment systems, Firewall, Network, etc.

• Knowledge of established programming procedures and programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript, Cold Fusion, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, ASP, ASP.NET and other Web technologies.

• Demonstrated ability to provide technical support to staff.

• Knowledge of emerging Web technologies and cross-platform experience.

• Must have excellent project and time management skills and be able to work independently.

• Proven ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal clients.

• Excellent verbal, written and graphic/Web communications skills.

• Ability to work independently and effectively with others.

• Ability to code, test and debug Web sites.

• Ability to process information logically.

• Must be a proven team leader with proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

Working Conditions:

This position is based in Washington, DC. This position description does not include a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties and responsibilities of the position. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as needed. Salary commensurate with experience.

The mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

Warm wishes,

Liz

Elizabeth Reitz

Communications Specialist

United Cerebral Palsy

1660 L St. NW, Suite 700

Washington, D.C. 20036

(202) 776-0414 (fax)

ereitz@ucp.org

www.ucp.org

40.) Account Supervisor, Racepoint Group, Waltham, MA

http://www.bulldogreporter.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=624CF78B14434DECA0BA620472E289BC&nm=PR+Job+Mart&type=ESpotlight&mod=JobCenterPositions&mid=33D2DF7A247F475F99551226BA8AB6E9&tier=3&id=B7C2E6CF0B0046DDB78C60113CF770ED

*** From Jim Kudla:

Ned –

My company is looking to fill a contract position with a government customer and I hope you can post this in Monday's JOTW. Thanks!

Trust all is well with you. All the best,

Jim

James M. Kudla

Vice President, Corporate Communications

System Planning Corporation

1000 Wilson Blvd., 30th Fl.

Arlington, VA 22209-2211

703-351-8238

jkudla@sysplan.com

41.) Strategic Communicator / Technical Writer, System Planning Corporation, Arlington, VA

Candidate should have documented experience in and working knowledge of government/defense programs. Understanding of defense medical programs is a plus. Candidate must have excellent research and writing skills and be able to communicate technical information orally and in writing. Strong Microsoft Office skills are required, especially PowerPoint, as well as experience with Adobe Acrobat.

Essential Job Functions

• Prepares and distributes fact sheets, news releases.

• Write copy for magazine, and other communication products for various audiences.

• Ability to write Web content, responses to congressional queries, media queries, congressional testimony.

• Ability to develop and communicate orally and in writing key messages to our audiences.

• Assists in the development and communication of information designed to keep our audiences informed of programs, policies and accomplishments.

• Researches data generates ideas and communications products based on strategic communication plan for the department.

• Assists in developing and coordinating strategic communication activities such objectives, and policies of the department.

• Ability to represent the department at conferences.

• Updates and maintains press kit documents including fact sheets, organizational profiles, and management biographies.

• Handles incoming media and Web queries and ensures requests are handled professionally, in accordance with department policy and within required timeframes.

• Ability to work in a fast paced team environment

• Ability to think creatively.

• Ability to work on multiple long and short term projects simultaneously

Basic Qualifications

• A Bachelors Degree with a communication concentration from an accredited college or university is preferred. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of education.

• Experience working with the DoD, military or medical industry.

• Five or more years of experience in strategic communications, public affairs.

• Experience working with strategic communications, public relations practices and procedures.

• Experience working with department products, services and appropriate subject matter experts (SMEs) for varied department information.

• SECRET clearance required.

Send Resume to: kaddison@sysplan.com

*** From Janice Roper-Graham, ABC, PMP:

Hi Ned:

Here is a job posting for the next newsletter:

Thanks Ned! What a great service. 🙂

Janice Roper-Graham, ABC, PMP

Outreach Process Partners,LLC

Fax: 888-784-5441

Janice@opp-llc.com

42.) Web Information Architect for a Major Federal Agency, Washington, DC

Seeking seasoned web-savvy communications expert to produce, edit, and

publish Web content in support of multiple customer websites in a fast-paced

environment. You must be highly proficient in information architecture and

content strategy, confident and self-directed with excellent judgment and

able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines. Requires U.S.

Citizenship!

Requires a Bachelor's degree, minimum 3 years experience in Web production

and editing. Solid HTML skills and experience with Web development processes

and technologies including Adobe/Macromedia tools. Understanding of Section

508 Accessibility and W3C standards a plus.

Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

John.Heyner@eyestreet.com

43.) Instructional Designer, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

http://www.piedmontng.com/aboutUs/careerOpportunitiesSection/jobDescriptions/InstrucDes_000833

44.) PR Manager EMEA, Gent, Belgium

http://www.teleatlas.com/WhyTeleAtlas/Careers/JobOpenings/Europe/TA_CT017144

45.) Communication Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh, NC

https://www.insidehighered.com/employment/dashboard/?event=ViewJobDetails&job_posting_id=33855

46.) Director, Corporate Communications, mun2 – LA, NBC Universal, Los Angeles, CA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-JO8O7BPZQUC

*** Weekly Piracy Report

06.04.2008: 2000 UTC: 05:17.7N – 004:43.03E: Nigeria.

An unlit speedboat approached a tanker from the stern. Alarm raised and SSAS alarm activated. The speedboat Fired warning shots from automatic weapons and left. No injuries to crew or any damage to ship suffered.

13.04.2008: 0205 LT: 03:13N – 105:26E, Off Pulau Mangkai, Indonesia

12 pirates, in a speedboat, armed with guns, swords and iron bars approached a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm, crew directed fire hoses and SSAS activated. Pirates boarded the ship and stole crew personal belongings, ship's cash and property. After 50 minutes, they left the ship. No injuries to crew except minor bruises. Ships in vicinity alerted.

13.04.2008: 0355 LT: 03:16.18N – 105:26.68E, off Pulau Mangkai, Indonesia.

Pirates armed with long knives in a speedboat boarded a product tanker underway. They stole crew personal belongings and ship's property and escaped. No injuries.

12.04.2008: 0511 UTC: 14:33.6N – 050:32.2E, Gulf of Aden.

Two suspicious crafts doing 17 knots approached a container ship underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres and increased speed to outrun the crafts. Both crafts had six to seven persons onboard. No weapons sighted. There were several other small boats in the vicinity; however, there was no indication that these boats were associated with the two suspect crafts.

09.04.2008: 1720 UTC: 13:57.5N – 051:13.1E: Gulf of Aden.

A general cargo ship, underway, noticed a target on the radar at a range of 6nm. When 4nm off, the boat switched off her lights altered course and headed towards the general cargo ship. As the ship altered course to increase the CPA, the suspicious boat kept altering course to get closer. The ship switched off its navigation and all other lights to take cover in the darkness. At a range of 2nm, the boat aborted. At a distance of 6nm the ship switched on it’s navigational lights and resumed her original course.

08.04.2008: 0247 LT: Dar es Salaam anchorage no. 6, Tanzania.

Anti piracy watchman sighted one robber near the boson store, on a container ship at anchor. On sighting the watchman, the robber jumped overboard and escaped in a waiting boat. Alarm raised. Investigations indicated duty watch keepers had abandoned their stations to look into a noise they had heard, allowing the robber to access the ship unnoticed. Ship’s stores were found stolen.

08.04.2008: 0700UTC: 14:30N-051:52E: Gulf of Aden.

Suspicious boats approached and circled a tanker underway three times in 20 minutes. At first, one boat circled the vessel. In the second and third instance, four boats circled the vessel. The master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and enforced effective measures to prevent suspicious boats from closing in.

07.04.2008: 0900 LT: 15:06N-052:55E: Gulf of Aden.

One fishing boat approached a vessel underway. The boats showed white flags and asked for food. Ship activated fire hoses. After 30 minutes, the boats left.

01.04.2008: 14:30N – 049:10E:75nm South of Mukalla port: Gulf of Aden.

Pirates armed with guns attacked and hijacked a fishing vessel and sailed into Somali territorial waters. The fishing vessel, along with its 34 crew was released when a military helicopter intervened.

31.03.2008: 12:10N-052:10E: Abd Al-Kuri Island, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates armed with guns attacked and boarded a fishing vessel. They shot and injured the master on his left shoulder, stole three zodiac boats and escaped into Somali waters.

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