JOTW 17-2008


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JOTW 17-2008

28 April 2008

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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*** One Paragraph Pitch


1.) Senior Manager Communications, Apptis, Chantilly, VA

2.) Public Relations Director, National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas, Texas

3.) Student Internship Positions, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC

4.) Sr. Communications Specialist, Textron Systems, Wilmington, MA

5.) Communications Intern, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

6.) Associate Director of Communications, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

7.) Communications Director, Textron Systems, Williamsport, PA

8.) Public Affairs Specialist, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

9.) MRAP Public Affairs Analyst, EG&G, Northern Virginia

10.) University Relations – Assistant Director, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

11.) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Communications Leadership Institute, San Francisco, CA

12.) Vice President – Top Agency in Florida

13.) On-line Communications, international financial services company, NYC, NY

14.) Rule of Law Communications Adviser, British Embassy Kabul, Government of the United Kingdom, Kabul, Afghanistan

15.) Internal Communications Consultant, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA

16.) International Disaster Response Communications Intern, American Red Cross, Washington, DC

17.) Associé(e) à la Coordination et à la Communication, UN Development Programme, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

18.) Manager, Public Affairs, Abbott Nutrition, Columbus, Ohio

19.) Chief, Strategic Communications, EWA, Arlington, Virginia

20.) Plans/Policy Officer, EWA, Arlington, Virginia

21.) VP of Communications & Public Engagement, Plan USA, Warwick, Rhode Island 22.) External Relations Officer, Meetings & Conferences, Family Health International’s (FHI), Arlington, VA

23.) Senior Organization and Leadership Development Consultant, MedStar Health, Baltimore, MD

24.) Office Administrative Coordinator, MedStar Health, Baltimore, MD

25.) Communications Officer, Department of Agriculture & Food, Albany, Western Australia

26.) Manager of Editorial Services, Department of Communications and Publications, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

27.) Marketing Executive, Choice Hotels Europe, Choice Hotels Europe – Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands, London, UK

28.) Media & Communications Coordinator, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

29.) COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Baton Rouge, La.

30.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC), Baton Rouge, La.

31.) COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR/MANAGER, United Methodist HOPE Ministries, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.

32.) Traffic Coordinator, pharmaceutical company, Central NJ

33.) Associate VP for Communications, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

34.) Communications & Partnership Manager, The ISIS Foundation, Sydney, NSW, Australia

35.) Communications Coordinator, AmericaSpeaks, Washington, DC

36.) Development Communications Manager, IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey

37.) Senior Editorial Specialist, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

38.) Senior Corporate Communications Manager, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, UT


40.) Director – Corporate Communications, King-Patin, Ltd..,Lafayette, LA

41.) Manager of Corporate Communications, City of Spruce Grove, Spruce Grove, AB Canada

42.) Corporate Communications Associate, VeraSun Energy, Sioux Falls, SD

43.) DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Mentor Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA

44.) Director of Corporate Communications, E.A. Hughes & Co., New York, NY

45.) Media Executive/Moroccan, Emirates Neon Group, Dubai – UAE United Arab Emirates

46.) Communications Specialist, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar

47.) PR Specialist/Officer, Corporate Communications, Masdar Initiative, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

48.) Marketing Career Opportunities, RSM McGladrey’s Mid-Atlantic, Tysons Corner; VA; Timonium, MD; Baltimore or Gaithersburg, MD

49.) MANAGER: CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Gauteng Shared Service Centre, Provincial Government of Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa

50.) Program Analyst (Communications), Office of Strategic Planning and

Communications, Acquisition Directorate, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters,

Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

51.) Senior Manager, Marketing, National Association of Corporate Directors, Washington, DC

52.) Account Executive, Smith & Harroff, Inc. Alexandria, VA.

53.) Public Relations Account Supervisor, Smells like green, inc., Media, PA

54.) Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Broomall, PA

55.) Public Relations Volunteer/Intern, TeamChildren, Audubon, PA

56.) Account Coordinator, Buchanan Public Relations, Ardmore, PA

57.) President, Common Good Ventures, Windham, ME

58.) Media Relations Internship, Detroit Lions, Allen Park, MI

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…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hi Ned –

My name is Stefanie Love and I’ve been a happy subscriber of your JOTW for a few months now.

I am currently working on my practicum requirements with Rick Kiernan and he suggested I sent my One Paragraph Pitch your way. I hope you may be able to include it in one of your upcoming JOTW newsletters.

I have included it in the body of this e-mail as well as attached it in Word format.

One Paragraph Pitch:

As I prepare to graduate this May with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications, I am enthusiastic about utilizing all of the educational skills and experience that I’ve gained over the past several years, in the exciting world of communication. For instance, as an intern and graduate assistant, I’ve learned the art of being highly organized and deadline-driven while enjoying the finer things associated with the field such as working in Adobe Illustrator and creating online press kits. I’ve worked in the non-profit, corporate, and agency sector where I played a significant role on projects dealing with marketing, public relations, social media, and integrated campaigns. Whether it’s doing corporate communications for a $1 billion company to supervising others on marketing accounts, or finding creative ways – as a teacher – to inspire youngsters, I’ve learned a lot and now stand ready to become a member of a great communications team in the D.C. area.

Please feel free to contact me if I can be an asset to your team:

Stefanie Love


Thanks so much,

Stefanie Love



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 ( if you would like to attend.

*** How can communication professionals “Be Heard?”

The International Association of Business Communicators offers a variety of services to the global community of professional communicators, and offers a network to help everyone become more successful. Learn about this global community, and how it can help you and your organization. Find out about IABC's accreditation program, and why becoming an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) in “The Global Standard. A Personal Statement.” Attend this informative and fund get-together at PMC in Addis Adaba on May 5, 2008.

Contact Negussie Teffera at

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*** 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:

*** About the Drive to send communications, PR, marketing and drama books and manuals to the PMC Media Resource Center in Addis Ababa:


Is this program still open to donations?


(Yes. Have something to send to them?)

Yes, have books that I think would be useful.


*** Join 1,600 communication professionals for IABC’s 2008 International Conference on 22-25 June in New York City. Explore global trends and the latest communication strategies in social media, sustainability, branding and more. The preliminary program is online at

*** Looking to make that next step in your communications career? 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.

*** From Donna Childress:

Hi, Ned.

Would you please run this item in the next JOTW? Of course, you may already have it queued up already. Thanks so much!

IABC/Washington 2008 Pinnacle Award

Join us as we honor Gloria Rodriguez, Founder, President, and CEO, comunicad

IABC/Washington’s Pinnacle Award recognizes a senior-level business communicator in the Greater Washington region who has a consistent record of achieving exceptional results and exemplifies the highest standards of professional excellence and ethics.

Gloria Rodriguez was selected by a distinguished panel of judges in recognition of her career accomplishments as a communicator and businesswoman, and for her commitment to serving diverse communities. Comunicad is a multicultural marketing and communications firm that specializes in public relations, advertising, segment research, and brand promotions, with a particular expertise in the Hispanic marketplace. For more than two decades, Ms. Rodriguez has developed and executed communications campaigns, philanthropic and corporate social responsibility plans for clients in the private, non-profit, and federal sectors, among them Ford Motor Company, Verizon, AARP, Freddie Mac, and Coors Brewing Company.

The May 7 event will include a presentation by Ms. Rodriguez on “Embracing Change: A Multicultural Paradigm.” Her remarks will include comments on communicating to diverse audiences and how professional communicators can incorporate multicultural audiences in their strategic plans.

IABC/Washington gratefully acknowledge the support of Paul & Partners, Booz Allen Hamilton, xpedx and Pursuant, Inc.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

WHERE: Willard Intercontinental Hotel (Crystal Room)

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Metro Red, Blue, and Orange Lines – Metro Center

Valet parking in the Willard's garage is available for $18.00.

ATTIRE: Business Casual

FEE: $40 for members and students

$45 for guests accompanying members

$55 for nonmembers

$350 for corporate table

Includes breakfast and program

NOTE: Rates apply to registrations made online by Midnight on Monday, May 5.

Add $20 to registrations made online Tuesday May 6.

RSVP: By Tuesday, May 6, 2008


QUESTIONS? Call 703-267-2322

Donna Childress

Writing & Web Strategy

703-979-0771 (office)

703-862-0313 (cell)

*** Pay attention, Ned:

Hi there –

So you're aware, the contact info in #17 (JOTW 16-2008) is wrong. I'd love to know

who to contact – if you find out please let me know!

Thanks – Lisa

*** Wake up call:

Hi Ned,

I sent a job listing to the CCM listserve a week or so ago…and then a

CCMer obviously sent it over to you.

I'm NOT the contact for the job…I was only trying to be nice and pass info


Well, now I'm getting calls at 7am L.A. time from East Coasters & emails

from job seekers everywhere.

Could you please re-post this job and indicate that Herb Cooper at

Diversified Search is the contact, not me!!??!!

Herb Cooper

Senior Consultant

Diversified Search Ray & Berndtson


*** 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 I’ll only run one at a time. There is no waiting list.

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

Whimsical but flinty-minded forcefield conservative Zionist seeks adult fit someone she won't have to tussle with in the light, but only in delight. Nu?

646 306 3532

(Who is the celebrity you most closely resemble?)

I look like a mixture of Linda Ronstadt, Eliz Taylor (a while ago) and occasionally, Shirley MacLaine (a while ago, too)(when I have red hair, which now I do not; back to dark brown) and–oddly enough–Whitney Houston. I am sometimes mistaken for Broadway and filmstar Tovah Feldshuh, but that too is a mistake (I have met her a few times and we don't think we look alike). Verbally, I sound like Judi Dench or sometimes Helen Mirren. I am not sure these capture the me essence, though.

*** Nearly 10,000 members of this network!

*** Seeking employment opportunities for Iraqi Interpreter:

I am seeking help for my Iraqi Interpreter who arrived unexpectedly last week

in Houston. As many of you know, I served in Iraq on two occasions-first in

Uniform and then as a WBB consultant. In both cases Mrs Eba Shukri Nadim

served as my interpreter. Under the new program to relocate those who served

US Forces, she was eligible and applied for relocation to the US. She was

granted a visa in record time(20 hrs) and arrived in the US last Wednesday.

The process from interview to visa to arrival in the US usually takes much

longer. She is staying with a family in Houston temporarily but will move to

San Antonio where a Catholic Charity is sponsoring her and her two children

while she finds employment and in-processes fully through the Immigration

Department. This woman served US forces selflessly for nearly 5 years at

great risk to her and her family. She needs our help to successfully

integrate into American society. I am seeking leads for employment.


Mike Haith

Michael E. Haith

Manager, Leadership Training

Whitney, Bradley and Brown, Inc.

22 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 310

Hampton, VA 23666

Work: (757) 896-2390 ext 632

FAX: (757) 896-2386

*** I had a great visit with my friends at IABC/San Diego last week, and especially want to thank my hostess, Cathleen Wolf for taking such good care of me, and showing me Balboa Park and Harbor Island. The Boathouse was sumptious.

*** I am in Dubai.

While waiting in the terminal at Dulles I chatted with a woman who was going to Abu Dhabi to lead a conference on service. Seems many of the young people today have no concept of serving others. She says she started the required community service hours in Maryland some years ago, which is why she was asked to come and speak about it at this international event. I told her how our children are aware of the need to serve, and I felt they were good about helping others. I told her about Tom’s Eagle Scout Service Project, where he collected 3,500 books for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. We traded business cards. She’s in hedge funds now. Her name is Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.

I flew here via Doha on Qatar Airways, a 12-hour flight in a brand new 777 with enough empty seats to avoid feeling pressed.

The food was good, and I actually slept for a fair part of the first half of the flight. My only complaint would be that the map got stuck over the UK, about the half-way mark, and I could never be quite sure where we were after that. Doha International Airport, not unlike Dubai, is an East-meets-West crossroads. It is outstanding for people-watching purposes.

I took a cab from the airport to the Movenpick Hotel. There are cabs with pink tops with female drivers for ladies traveling without men. I was greeted at the hotel with apricot juice and a cold towel. I awoke on Sunday to the sounds of construction. Not of heavy equipment and machinery, but hammering and pounding. I arrived on Saturday (Friday and Saturday are the weekend). It started promptly on Sunday morning, the beginning of the work week.

*** From Adrienne Schutte:

Hi Ned,

I am the President of IABC Tampa Bay, and a subscriber to your newsletter. I

actively forward it to people I know that are job-hunting in our industry

and I always find your items to be useful. Thanks for what you do!

Our chapter is in serious financial straits at this time. To help pay off

some of our outstanding debt (which is currently $7,700), we are holding a

raffle for one registration to the IABC 2008 International conference in New

York and one registration to the IABC Southern Region Conference in Denver

( ). IABC members and

non-members are welcome to enter for $50 per chance at our website: The drawing will be held on

May 16, 2008. All raffle rules can be found on our site, and naturally, the

raffle is void where prohibited.

We can't pay you any money to get this posted in your newsletter, but I am

hoping you might help promote this raffle anyway! 🙂 We've raised $1,000 so

far, but through additional promotion with your readership, I'm optimistic

that we will reach our goal of $7,700.

Would you be willing to put this as an item in your weekly newsletter from

now until May 16? Simply call us “Forever Grateful in Tampa”.

Thanks Ned – let me know if I need to send you additional information. We

really appreciate your support for a great cause.

Best regards,

Adrienne Schutte

President, IABC Tampa Bay


*** From Becky Miltenberger:


It’s been a while. I hope you are doing well. I see the newsletter continues to grow. I’m no longer a recruiter with Sprint/Nextel. I left about a year and a half ago after the merger. I’m now with a mid size government contractor, Apptis. I mostly recruit cleared IT professionals. However, I still subscribe to the JOTW newsletter since it is one of the best sources I’ve found for communications professionals.

I was excited to find out that we are hiring a new senior manager of communication to support our marketing team. Our marketing group runs a pretty lean operation, so I know they are happy to get the support. I’ve listed the job below, along with some brief information about Apptis.

Thanks again!


Apptis is an innovative, forward-thinking information technology services and solutions provider. We take great pride in supplying, designing, and supporting technology solutions to the government and commercial marketplace. Our steadfast goal is to deliver inspired solutions that are agile, cost effective, and reliable. To learn more about working at Apptis, visit our Web site at

1.) Senior Manager Communications, Apptis, Chantilly, VA

Job Description:

The Sr. Manager Communications will be responsible for supporting the strategic development and implementation of Apptis internal communications, as well as providing assistance to Departments and Sectors that market its programs and services. This individual will manage numerous projects and work on multiple tasks simultaneously; maintain internal business relationships; identify effective communications methods, programs and channels to enhance company’s messaging; and work on complex problems requiring analysis of situations and development of action plans. Responsibilities will also include the development of strategy initiatives that support the company’s vision and branding and those that support the department’s operating objectives.


• Monitors internal communications strategy against defined objectives;

• Drives evolution of the quality culture through articulation of corporate messaging that supports company vision and branding strategy.

• Helps to develop key messaging that serves the goals of the company and its top management.

• Proactively identifies internal communications opportunities, methodologies, and mediums to improve and effectively accomplish messaging strategy.


• Excellent written communication skills, including presentation preparation and delivery.

• Ability to determine data needed, oversee its collection and provide analysis and recommended actions.

• Outstanding project management skills and execution of plans.

• Oversees the content, information gathering, writing, editing, design, production, and distribution of internal and external communications materials.

• Assists in the development, implementation and communication of the company's graphic standards.

• Benchmarks internal corporate communications practices and recommends enhancements.

• Excellent skills with editing, grammar, and use of the English language.


• Bachelor's degree in a Communications or business discipline preferred. MBA or Masters in Communications a plus.

• 5 – 8 years corporate communications experience, including 3 – 5 years of public relations experience.

• Knowledge and skills in communications strategy proofreading, writing, editing, advertising and graphic design/digital/web technology and branding

Becky Miltenberger

Senior Recruiter

desk 703-674-5208

fax 866-507-9505


4800 Westfields Blvd | Chantilly, VA 20151

703.279.3000 |

*** From Phillip Roth:

2.) Public Relations Director, National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas, Texas


The Public Relations Director is responsible for coordinating media outreach strategies, maintaining and building relationships with the local and national news media and participating in visibility and brand building activities. The public relations director reports to the vice president of marketing and communications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES—Essential duties to be performed by the public relations director include, but are not limited to the following:

• Develop innovative communication plans, including quick response and ongoing outreach

• Have a primary focus on health care policy communications

• Develop compelling spot and longer form news angles to national media.

• Build strong media relationships

• Ensure consistent messaging in all media communications

• Coordinate approval and dissemination of all news releases

• Manage media interviews

• Track national and local news on NCPA issue areas and develop responses in coordination with NCPA experts

• Promote NCPA research and experts to national, regional and local media and other important NCPA audiences.

• Assist in promotion for and conducting of NCPA events.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE — The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, public relations or a related field as well as proven experience in building effective relationships with the media. Prefer national media experience. Candidates should have a keen knowledge and interest in public policy issues, particularly health care. Solid editorial judgment and skills are essential. Candidates should have creativity, flexibility and experience using various public outreach strategies. To be considered, individuals must possess excellent writing and verbal skills as well as strong business savvy, and have at least 8-10 years experience, a majority of which has been focused on media relations. Experience with health care issues is strongly preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter to

The NCPA offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Phil Roth

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

National Center for Policy Analysis


4.) Sr. Communications Specialist, Textron Systems, Wilmington, MA

5.) Communications Intern, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

Global Footprint Network is seeking a communications intern to assist with a range of communications projects. Recent graduates with a degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or related field are encouraged to apply. Advanced undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply. Depending on skills and interests, intern projects may include:

Maintaining and expanding the media library.

Building network partnerships and supporting outreach programs.

Assisting with website maintenance, monthly newsletters, and media outreach.

Helping to maintain partner relationships.

Writing and editing reports and project summaries.

Planning special events and office parties.

Monitoring Ecological Footprint and general environmental news alerts.

Supporting the planning and coordinating of direct mail and annual appeal campaigns.

How to Apply: Send resume and statement of career goals. Email preferred; subject line MUST include the term “Communications Internship Application.” Contact: Brooking Gatewood. Email:

6.) Associate Director of Communications, Global Footprint Network, Oakland, CA

7.) Communications Director, Textron Systems, Williamsport, PA

8.) Public Affairs Specialist, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department Of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

9.) MRAP Public Affairs Analyst, EG&G, Northern Virginia

A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field, and 5+ years experience working in a public affairs or media relations section in a corporate communications environment or public relations agency. An understanding of and familiarity with the news media is essential, as is the demonstrated ability to work effectively with the media, under deadline pressure.

Position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. Current clearance desired.

Job Description :

The position supports the Mine Resistant and Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Systems. The MRAP program is a highly accelerated joint service acquisition program lead by the US Marine Corps and considered to be the Defense Departments highest priority.

Responsible for supporting the Public Affairs Office in all facets of program activities related to informing and promoting the program through the news media and other communications methods that reach influential individuals in Congress, the general public and industry. This position will be relied upon to address the media as required, as well as write press releases, statements, media advisories, pitches, backgrounders, fact sheets, and other written material to promote MRAP activities, events, and contract awards. With the advice and support of the Director, Corporate Communications, Marine Corps Systems Command, the candidate will develop and maintain relationships with key media contacts in the National Capitol Region area, including large dailies, broadcast, key weeklies, business publications, trades, and freelance journalists. Key functions will also include educating and informing the media about MRAP contracts, identifying and preparing spokespersons for interviews (including working with them on message development, anticipated questions, interview techniques and logistics), and working closely with the Program Manager to identify newsworthy topics and spokespersons. Serving as the spokesperson for the MRAP program; Responding to media calls; Arranging print and electronic media interviews with MRAP experts; Participating in media training sessions for MRAP team members; Briefing and preparing MRAP team members for media interviews.

*** From Debra Bethard-Caplick, MS, MBA, APR:

Hi Ned,

Here's a listing for the academically inclined. Western Illinois University is about an hour west of Bloomington, IL (Illinois State/Illinois Weslyan Universities) and around three hours from Chicago.

Debra Bethard-Caplick, MS, MBA, APR

Strategic Communications


The PR Curmudgeon

10.) University Relations – Assistant Director, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

APPOINTMENT: Available June 1, 2008.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree and related professional experience required. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills. Experience working with media (local, regional, national) required. Technology skills related to public relations and promotions, including new media. Familiarity with university marketing desired. Ability to work nights and weekends when necessary; some travel required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Supervisory experience and experience serving as a spokesperson, and managing communication during crisis/emergency situations preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assistant Director will maintain direct contact with local, regional, state and national media, and serves as a liaison between campus news sources (faculty, administrators, etc) and news media, responding to inquiries from the media and public concerning University crises, programs and events and arranging press events, meetings or special interviews. The Assistant Director will be responsible for integrating new media technologies for University promotional and publicity purposes. The Assistant Director must have a working knowledge of Associated Press style guidelines in order to write news and human interest features to promote University faculty, staff, students, programs and events. The Assistant Director will promote the University and will facilitate relations with all publics of the university. The Assistant Director will be responsible for maintaining campus crime reports and logs in accordance with federal guidelines (Clery Act). The Assistant Director will also work with the Publications Manager in University Relations to oversee publications projects and will serve on a variety of University committees in order to stay informed and up-to-date on University initiatives. The Assistant Director serves as Office of University Relations director in the absence of the Director of University Relations.

RANK & SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a very competitive benefits package including retirement, health, vision, dental and domestic partner benefits. Where appropriate, the university also offers access to a Dual Career and Retention program in support of the institution's goal of attracting and recruiting an “excellent faculty representative of the diverse and global society.” For full benefit information visit: .

THE DEPARTMENT:The University Relations staff work with media representatives, community leaders, state and federal officials, Western administrators, students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the public. The office develops and produces a wide array of news releases, publications, and other forms of communication including the homepage of the University website and a News website to disseminate information about the University, its programs, faculty, students, and alumni. The Assistant Director of University Relations position is located within the Division of Advancement and Public Services. Other departments within the Division of Advancement and Public Services are Alumni Programs, University Marketing, Visual Production Center and the Scholarship Office. For more information see:

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the “Best in the Midwest Colleges” by The Princeton Review and selected as one of just 24 public universities ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University serves 13,400 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional, residential, four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its upper division, urban, commuter location in the Quad Cities/Moline.

WIU's friendly, accessible, nurturing campus communities are dedicated to higher values in higher education and are comprised of strong faculty, state of the art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities for students and staff. The four core values at the heart of WIU are academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. WIU's GradTrac and Cost Guarantee programs ensure that students can achieve their degrees within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for tuition plus fees and room and board over a four-year period at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

WIU is a comprehensive, public university offering 59 undergraduate degree programs, 35 graduate degree programs and a doctorate degree. With a student to faculty ratio of 17:1, WIU's 656 full-time faculty teach 95 percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses in addition to 13 pre-professional degree programs and 14 certificate programs. WIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. Western Illinois University is a member of the NCAA and competes at the Division I level. The Leslie F. Malpass Library ranks among the finest at comprehensive universities in the United States.

WIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

APPLICATION: Application requirements include: Letter of application, with a current email address, identifying qualifications related to position requirements and a professional resume. Names and contact information including email addresses for three current, professional references. Official transcripts will be required of all interviewees. Apply to: University Relations Assistant Director Search Committee Chair, Julie Murphy, Foundation & Development, Sherman Hall 303, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

Screening will begin on May 13, 2008 and continue until filled.

Application Information

Postal Address: Julie Murphy

Foundation and Development

Western Illinois University

1 University Circle

Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1861

Fax: (309) 298-1761

TDD: (309) 298-2565

*** From Patrick McNamara:

Hello Ned,

Could you post this on your communications jobs page?


Patrick McNamara

Patrick McNamara

Interim Managing Director

Communications Leadership Institute

149 Natoma Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 227-4200 x222

(415) 227-4633

11.) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Communications Leadership Institute, San Francisco, CA

About the Communications Leadership Institute:

The Communications Leadership Institute (CLI) is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing organizations with the training and tools they need to increase their communications capacity and use high-impact communications campaigns to further social change and achieve their goals. CLI offers the gold standard in communications training to enable nonprofits to use their voices in the most powerful way possible. CLI has four distinct programs: The SPIN Project, communications capacity building for grass-roots, social justice organizations; CLEAR (Communicating for Leadership, Effectiveness and Results), a year-long skills-building initiative designed to help nonprofit leaders build a communications culture that supports their organization’s goals and drives its mission; Grantmakers training; and Tailored Programs, customized to suit the special needs of our philanthropic and nonprofit partners. Each of these programs helps CLI fulfill its mission by providing unique personnel, skills and training tools. With an annual budget of $2.3 million, CLI contracts as needed from its cadre of consultants and its vast network of communications and public relations professionals to provide top-notch training to its clients.

It is an exciting time to work at CLI! The organization is currently engaged in a strategic planning process to ensure programs are integrated, up-to-date and correctly positioned to best meet the needs of its nonprofit clients. CLI is looking for a seasoned Executive Director who can help with the transformation of the organization and move it into the next level of success. The Executive Director will be directly involved in the strategic planning process to establish the short and long term priorities and structure for

CLI as well as helping to execute the completed plan.

For more information about CLI, please visit

About the Position:

CLI seek a visionary and strategic leader capable of working with its Board of Directors and staff and guiding the organization in the next phase of its development. The Executive Director will assume leadership of the CLI’s executive function during the transitional period and beyond. S/he will work closely with the CLI Board of Directors to finalize the strategic planning efforts, ensure proper staffing and establish an implementation plan. Once the transition period is over, the Executive Director will develop and assume a more regular schedule of activities on an on-going basis in alignment with the forthcoming strategic plan. This position will be based in San Francisco, CA.

Specific responsibilities include:

1) Management: Lead the CLI team in its day-to-day operations. Responsible for the overall effectiveness of CLI's four programs by maintaining the strategic focus of the organization, ensuring that appropriate annual operational plans are in place, and overseeing funding, budgets, personnel, program management, policy changes and policy implementation, board advocacy and community outreach. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors of CLI and participates in board meetings and board committee meetings. S/he reports on CLI’s status on an ongoing basis and provides input into critical board decisions. The Executive Director will be directly involved in the strategic planning process for CLI and oversee the execution of the ensuing strategic plan. In addition, the Executive Director will place special emphasis on management of the SPIN Project. This will entail overseeing program operations to meet stated goals and client needs. S/he will guide a talented team of communications consultants to provide needed capacity building training to clients. The ED will be charged with leading the program through growth and the addition of program personnel.

2) Program Development – Support the critical development of CLI and its program structure. Ensure CLI’s programs are up-to-date and serve the needs of the entire spectrum of CLI’s clients. Convene a strategic task force to address program development. Make proposals to the board and other CLI constituencies that will improve the organization and further the group’s mission.

3) Fundraising – Secure ongoing funding from core funders, identify prospective donors and provide consistent communications with all donors to ensure their continued engagement in the program. Work with program directors to ensure that funding needs are met and are in alignment with the operational and strategic plan. The Executive Director tracks current and potential grant funding sources and ensures that all grant materials are prepared and submitted in accordance with the funders' timeline and requirements. This includes grant renewals, reporting, and administration of CLI's fundraising records and documentation.

4) Personnel Management – Provide direct supervision and mentoring of staff including hiring, firing, creating workplans, day to day supervision and evaluations. Foster a positive and productive team environment. Ensure appropriate contracts are in place between CLI and key consultants. With CFO, administer and advise staff benefits such as health insurance, 401 (k), etc.

5) Marketing and Public Relations: Network and represent CLI to all constituencies, stakeholders and network members. Proactively work to expand the professional network and enhance the CLI brand among both PR agencies and the nonprofit community. Assure the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presenting a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.

6) Finance – Responsible for the financial oversight of CLI's programs and operations. With CFO, recommend annual budget and quarterly financial reports for Board approval, manage the organization’s resources within budget guidelines, ensure all appropriate tax documents and audits are in place and the audit committee of the Board has the requisite information. Involved in tracking budgets, projecting spending, reporting status and making recommendations for future budget planning.

Essential Qualifications:

– Masters degree or above in a relevant field (such as non-profit management, marketing, communications, journalism, etc.)

– 5-7 years of management experience in a leadership/management role in a communications training group, or similar organization.

– Management experience in excess of 5-7 years may be substituted for the advanced degree.

– Related experience can include: background in program development, fund development, program management and review, financial management and staff supervision.

The ideal candidate background would also include:

– Managing turnarounds in small/medium organizations and nonprofits.

– Leading teams of people in a nonprofit setting to create and meet program goals.

– Experience working with diverse people in a dynamic environment.

– The skills, willingness and initiative to manage complex projects and programs.

– Excellent written and oral communications skills, including advance computer skills.

– The ability to work with diverse groups of people.

– Willingness to travel


Salary: $105,000 – $115,000, commensurate with background and experience plus a generous benefits package.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit via email (Microsoft Word compatible attachments) a cover letter, resume summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, salary history, a brief writing sample (no more than 3-5 pages), and three professional references to:

Communications Leadership Institute – Executive Director Search

c/o Walker and Associates at

(Place “CLI Executive Director Search” in the subject line).

For additional information call Connie Walker (510) 834-2341.

CLI is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the affirmative hiring of people with disabilities, people of color and women

149 Natoma St. 2 Floor * San Francisco, CA 94105 * T: 415.227.4200 * F: 415.227.4633

Closing Date: April 30, 2008

*** From Sandra Charet:

Would like to post this job on your site:

12.) Vice President – Top Agency in Florida

One of the top agencies in the Southeast is looking for a VP to head up one of their Florida offices. Excellent communication skills, business development, management and client servicing skills combined with a keen understanding of how to counsel clients and implement public relations and public affairs strategies that will help clients with achieving their business goals. We are looking for smart, ethical, strategic public relations professionals with a real passion for business. Great opportunity, terrific work environment. Experience in Florida is ideal; experience in the Southeast would be second best. Agency experience a big plus. Please send resumes to

13.) On-line Communications, international financial services company, NYC, NY

Major international financial services company headquartered in NYC is looking for a strategic, creative writer who understands how to develop internal and external messaging on the web. The right person will have great presentation skills as well as the ability to identify issues and drive decisions in a large and complex organization. Develop, write and maintain public and customer communications for external sites and large divisional intranet. Contact:

14.) Rule of Law Communications Adviser, British Embassy Kabul, Government of the United Kingdom, Kabul, Afghanistan

*** From Emma A. Inman, APR:


Would you share the attached in your news JOTW newsletter? Thanks so much!


Emma A. Inman, APR

Director, Corporate Communications

Sentara Healthcare

6015 Poplar Hall Drive, Suite 101

Norfolk, VA 23502

Fax: 757.455.7964

15.) Internal Communications Consultant, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA

Sentara Healthcare is recruiting for an experienced communications professional to assume the role of Internal Communications Consultant. This role will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic internal communications plan. Essential responsibilities include:

*Evaluates and measures the effectiveness of internal communications.

* Oversees internal communications to ensure consistent messages and brand standards.

*Reviews mass communication to employees prior to distribution.

* Writes, edits and disseminates communication to employees on corporate initiatives, policies and company-wide announcements.

* Assists with communication and marketing of new HR programs, products, and services.

* Assists with change communication (i.e. comp changes.)

* Acts as a resource for internal communications.

* Proactively identifies ways to enhance policies, handbook, materials (i.e. orientation.)

*Proactively works with cross functional teams to develop appropriate communication messages and delivery strategy.

* Assists with developing various presentations (i.e. Semi-annual, Sr. Leader, etc.) and talking points for senior organizational leaders for meetings, etc.

*Integral member of the HR Leadership team.

* Integral member of the Corporate Communications team.

* Assists with applications for Employer of Choice or other designations, as appropriate.

* Attends weekly Corporate Communications Team meetings and monthly System Development team meetings.

Qualifications include a required Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field, with Master's Preferred, plus a minimum of 5 years of experience focused on internal communications, which includes developing, implementing, and monitoring internal communication strategies, preferably in a large or mid-sized organization.

The successful candidate will be creative and flexible, with excellent oral and written communication skills, expertise in planning, marketing, relationship building and time management and strong computer skills.

To apply for the position, please visit and look for req # 17081.

16.) International Disaster Response Communications Intern, American Red Cross, Washington, DC

17.) Associé(e) à la Coordination et à la Communication, UN Development Programme, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Closing Date – 02 May 2008

*** From Laura Smith:

Could you please post the below position on your next Job of the Week? Please let me know if you have any questions or require any additional information. Thanks.

18.) Manager, Public Affairs, Abbott Nutrition, Columbus, Ohio

Job Description:

The Manager of Public Affairs will serve as a counselor to brand management, providing insight on the role of public affairs functional activities and their impact. Areas of responsibility include

Product PR Program Management:

•Develops strategy for broad -based PR programs to ensure alignment with divisional programs as well as corporate initiatives.

•Manage large-scale flagship brands and lead the development of multifaceted PR platforms that will positively impact the business or corporate reputation.

•Oversee the development of PR plans (annual and/or project) to support business growth.

•Serve as spokesperson for designated brands and identify and develop internal and third -party spokespeople.

•Engage and interact with top -tier, consumer and industry trade media, major thought leaders and third-party/global organizations.

Media Relations:

•Oversee media relations efforts for flagship brands and set media strategy and messaging platform for key brands.

•Manage review process for numerous external communications materials (press releases, statements, response documents, fact sheets, science writer's guides, etc.).

•Uncover media trends and identify how Abbott products fit into the story and proactively place stories that support reputation/deliver business results.

•Work closely with media and spokespersons to effectively shape and influence story development.

Issues Management:

•Ability to assist in management of issues with business implications.

•Oversee execution of strategic communications plans that address numerous stakeholders (patients, media, investors, healthcare providers , third party organizations, activists, employees, policy makers and payers)

Agency Management:

•Direct and manage agency resources to support program objectives.

Executive and Employee Communications:

•Develop, shape and execute employee and executive communications plans.

•Provide support in the development of speeches/presentations for division president, corporate vice presidents, DVP level and general managers.

•Oversee the development of employee communications vehicles including newsletters, voicemail and email.

Skills/Experience Requirements:

A minimum of 8+ years of experience within a corporate communications or public relations agency environment is required for this position. External communications, media relations, issues management experience required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or PR required. MBA or Master's degree desirable but not required

To apply for this position visit our career site at – keyword: 54963

*** From Michelle Mrad:

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I have attached two job postings to be posted in JOTW listing. I also wrote them in the email in case you could not access the attachment. Thanks for your help and hope you have a safe trip to Dubai!


Michelle Mrad

19.) Chief, Strategic Communications, EWA, Arlington, Virginia

Develops a consolidated Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Plan, which accurately represents the organization and its actions/accomplishments to key stakeholders and customers. Provides SME support to coordinate all Army initiatives across HQDA, Army Commands, external agencies and other branches of service. Responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis to assist in the development of the Army’s strategic position. Coordinates and attends worldwide conferences as required.

Experience: Senior Strategic Communications Chief with a total of at least 15 years of experience in DoD programs/projects

Education: Postgraduate degree in engineering, scientific, technical or business management disciplines from an accredited college or university.

Candidate will be subject to a Government Security Investigation, and must meet eligibility requirements for classified information.

Contact: please e-mail your resume demonstrating education, experience, and salary requirements to, or via fax (703-478-7665). Please include Reference Number IIT-1016 when applying.

20.) Plans/Policy Officer, EWA, Arlington, Virginia

Provides specialized expertise support to plan, coordinate, and execute all strategic actions supporting the integration of multiple solutions to Asymmetric Warfare operations throughout the Army. Shall have the necessary expertise regarding implementation of Asymmetric solutions to include inputs regarding concept of operations, equipment, and training.

Experience: Former Army Strategic Plans/Policy Officer with at least 10 years of experience in strategic planning. Joint level/HQ level experience required.

Education: A bachelor's or postgraduate degree in engineering, scientific, technical or business management disciplines from an accredited college or university.

Candidate will be subject to a Government Security Investigation, and must meet eligibility requirements for classified information.

Contact: To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume demonstrating education, experience, and salary requirements to, or via fax (703-478-7665). Please include Reference Number IIT-0424a when applying.

21.) VP of Communications & Public Engagement, Plan USA, Warwick, Rhode Island

*** From Rachel Morgan:

Here's a position for JOTW.



22.) External Relations Officer, Meetings & Conferences, Family Health International’s (FHI), Arlington, VA

This position will be within the External Relations department, but will entail managing and coordinating logistics cross-organizationally for Family Health International’s (FHI) participation in internal, national, regional and international conferences and meetings in accordance with FHI’s organization-wide strategic goals and objectives. A major focus of this role will be to routinely coordinate, interact and communicate with FHI employees, consultants and external individuals, on-site and in the field, to ensure that FHI’s conference-related activities run smoothly and are successful. The External Relations Officer – Meetings and Conferences will also provide support to other External Relations activities as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

High School/GED and 9 – 11 years relevant experience with Certified Meeting Planner designation; or AA and 7 – 9 years relevant experience with Certified Meeting Planner designation; or BS/BA in Business Administration, International Relations or related field and 5 – 7 years relevant experience with Certified Meeting Planner designation; or MS/MA/MBA and 3 – 5 years relevant experience with Certified Meeting Planner designation. Relevant language skills preferred.

Apply at:

*** From Sarah Lifshin:

Hi Ned,

Please include these jobs listings in the upcoming JOTW newsletter. They are attached. Thank you!

Sarah Lifshin

23.) Senior Organization and Leadership Development Consultant, MedStar Health, Baltimore, MD

MedStar Health, a leading regional healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington area, has a unique opportunity for an experienced and motivated Senior Organization and Leadership Development Consultant to join its team as a member of the Center for Organizational Effectiveness located in Baltimore. Working closely with senior management, department heads, project leaders, and other business and functional stakeholders, the position would provide lead expertise in change management, coaching, facilitation, leadership development, performance consulting, talent management, organizational support and strategic planning, in support of MedStar Health’s vision “To be the Trusted Leader in Caring for People and Advancing Health”.

Specific duties and responsibilities include analysis of business needs and actual performance, identifying performance gaps and determining root causes (including skill and knowledge deficiencies) with managers and teams; describing performance deficiencies to clients and presenting action plans to resolve them; working on system-wide change management project teams; designing and facilitating leadership development programs; facilitating large and small group meetings.

Other responsibilities include: strategizing with leadership and organizational development professionals to implement wide-scale initiatives; working with instructional designers to create a curriculum that supports sustainable change and improvement; helping business units identify, adopt and adapt appropriate best practices from other sectors of the organization.

We are looking for a person who is enthusiastic, dependable, and committed to excellence, who is passionate about making a difference, and able to translate theory into practice. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Organizational Development, Human Resource Development, Industrial Psychology, or a related field, with five to seven years’ related experience, and demonstrated success in internal consulting, change management, and team development. Knowledge of systems, change management and leadership theory is required. Experience and skill in facilitation, conducting training needs analyses, training design and delivery are essential. Excellent client relationship skills, writing skills, and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Access are critical to success.

MedStar Health offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a retirement savings plan with company match and more. For more information or to apply, visit


24.) Office Administrative Coordinator, MedStar Health, Baltimore, MD

At MedStar Health, we promote a culture of respect towards both our patients and our staff. As you work in our friendly and supportive environment, you’ll be assured each individual’s contributions are valued and crucial to our success. In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer generous benefits and opportunities for professional advancement.

We are seeking a qualified Office Administrative Coordinator to independently manage and perform all administrative logistics for our Center for Organizational Effectiveness (COE), in our Pulaski Park office.

In this role you will maintain and track budgets; coordinate open enrollment class schedules; market programs to clients; schedule meetings with senior leaders; assist with workshop/retreat planning, including the development of facilitator and participant materials; maintain course evaluation database; negotiate vendor contracts; and partner with our internal Marketing Department to organize the development and distribution of marketing tools, including newsletters, surveys, forms and catalogs.

Qualified candidate will have:

• Associate's degree; bachelor's degree preferred

• Five years’ administrative support experience, preferably in a training environment

• Event planning/coordination and budget tracking experience

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to proofread training materials and documents

• Excellent business networking skills

• High level knowledge and use of computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

In addition to professional and welcoming staff, MedStar Health offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, tuition assistance, a retirement savings plan with company match and more. For more information or to apply, visit


25.) Communications Officer, Department of Agriculture & Food, Albany, Western Australia

Salary: Level 4 $54,510-$57,609pa PSGA; Position No: 20075076

Here is your chance to provide much needed and valued support to a wide range of professional and technical staff through developing and implementing innovative communication plans and activities.

We are seeking applicants with significant experience in public relations and integrated communications for a diverse organisation. Your high level workplace communication skills, and ability to initiate, plan, implement, lead and evaluate programs, campaigns, communication and public relations strategies and events, whilst working to tight deadlines, will be called upon in this role.

Tenure: Fixed term, secondment or acting opportunity until 30 July 2010. Consideration may then be given to offering a further term(s) or permanent appointment subject to conditions.

Further Information: A Job Description Form and other relevant information are available from

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 12 May 2008 (ate or pro forma applications will not be accepted).

*** From Kris Gallagher, ABC:

26.) Manager of Editorial Services, Department of Communications and Publications, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

SUNY Geneseo invites applications for a Manager of Editorial Services in the department of Communications and Publications. This person will

serve as managing editor/chief writer of the Geneseo Scene, the College's alumni magazine and premiere publication mailed to more than 52,000

alumni and friends, and ENCompass, the weekly electronic newsletter for faculty and staff.

Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related field, with

5-7 years' professional writing experience, to include a minimum 3 years of direct editing responsibility for a major publication. Master's degree preferred.

Application review begins May 5, 2008; position is open until filled. For details or to apply, visit

*** From Ken Frager:

…I would appreciate you including this in the next e-news and on the website. It’s based in the UK, but the hiring manager is fantastic! Thanks very much for all you do Ned. JOTW has always been a great resource for me…and having it as a resource right now for my own job search has been terrific. I hope to report back soon with my next career move.


Ken Frager


27.) Marketing Executive, Choice Hotels Europe, Choice Hotels Europe – Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands, London, UK

Exciting position in marketing for growing global hotel brands

Salary range: £23-25,000 + excellent benefits package including health care, pension and discounted hotel stays


Choice Hotels Europe franchises more than 75 hotels in the United Kingdom under the global Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands. This position is based in our corporate offices in London’s Covent Garden, and is responsible for aiding in the development of strategic marketing plans to raise brand awareness and drive bookings, and for implementing associated marketing, advertising, PR, media and internal communications initiatives for the UK market. In addition, the position will work on pan-European marketing initiatives with our European offices, as well as with the Choice Hotels International staff at global headquarters in the US.

Position Details

The position reports directly to the Marketing Director and is part of a small but growing team that is energetic and entrepreneurial. The scope of the role includes the following:

 Work with Marketing Director to develop strategic marketing, advertising, media, PR and internal communications plans designed to raise brand awareness, drive bookings and increase franchisee satisfaction

 Work with agencies, printers, suppliers, other departments and franchisees to develop and place advertising, marketing and PR materials targeting consumers, travel agents, corporate travel managers and franchisee prospects, including:

o Writing creative briefs

o Evaluating creative against brief/strategy

o Proof-reading

o Compiling collateral materials

o Overseeing production

o Distributing materials and adverts

 Implement eCommerce marketing initiatives:

o Update and refresh content on and

o Work with eCommerce teams to develop and launch online promotions and to deploy and monitor keyword buy performance

o Work with hotels to utilize Choice booking engine and bring hotel websites into brand standards

o Implement campaigns on 3rd party partner websites like Expedia and Travelocity

o Develop and implement email marketing plan

 Support pan-European promotions and programs working with the Marketing Director, US and European offices

 Under the supervision of the Marketing Director, project manage the development and production of the Choice Hotels European Directory

 Review hotel materials against brand standards and work with hotels to bring them in line

 Draft and work with Corporate Communications to design monthly franchisee newsletter, “UK Connections” and distribute

 Work with US Choice Privileges rewards program team to promote and grow the program in Europe

 Assist Marketing Director in communicating initiatives to the franchisees ongoing and planning franchisee meetings

 Interface with the London Call Centre to ensure understanding of promotions and marketing activities

 Work with Marketing Director and other departments to provide ongoing reports on campaigns, bookings, etc.

 Support sales and development marketing plans and activities

 Support partner marketing activity by developing necessary materials and placing/distributing them

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, creative self-starter who:

 takes ownership yet works well in a team

 has a keen attention to detail

 is solution-orientated

 works well to deadlines and budgets

 is an outstanding communicator and relationship-builder

Candidates should have:

 2-3 years proven experience in marketing, ideally from the hotel / travel / hospitality sectors

 Education to a graduate level, ideally with a business or marketing focus

 A comprehensive knowledge of strategic creative development and the marketing mix, including ATL & BTL experience

 Fluency in use of the following computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Reader and an understanding of graphic files like EPS, JPG, GIF and SWF

 Fluent written and spoken English


£23-25,000 + excellent benefits package including health care, pension and discounted hotel stays


You must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Choice Hotels Europe embraces diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunities for candidates.

Contact Details

Please send your CV to Amy Ziegenfuss at

28.) Media & Communications Coordinator, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

* National media focus

* Dynamic political environment

* Excellent career opportunity

The Australian Council of Trade Unions is seeking a highly skilled and dynamic media professional to join our communications team.

The person we are looking for will perform a central role in the day to day coordination of media and PR for the ACTU and will work closely with the President, Secretary and other senior officials and staff.

This is a fast-moving and demanding role in a national political and industrial relations environment that offers an excellent career opportunity for the right person.

The successful candidate must have highly developed verbal and written skills and the ability to produce high quality news releases, speeches, articles and briefings within tight time frames.

We are looking for someone with a tertiary qualification and several years experience in journalism, media relations or other relevant field. Research skills, policy experience and a commitment to the union movement are highly desirable.

The position is based in Melbourne and requires out of hours work and some travel. Salary negotiable plus 15% superannuation.

Applications must address the selection criteria in the job description at and close 5pm Friday 2 May 2008.

*** From Robin Mayhall, APR:

Hi Ned! Here's another job opening. From what I hear, a lot of people consider LED a good place to work.

29.) COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, Louisiana Economic Development (LED), Baton Rouge, La.

The communications intern reports to LED's communications and marketing director and assists with a wide range of marketing projects and activities. At minimum, the position requires strong writing and verbal skills, attention to detail, ability to mange multiple projects simultaneously and a professional appearance. The LED Communications & Marketing Division offers a fast-paced environment and an exceptional training ground for aspiring communications, public relations, marketing and writing professionals.

Duties Include:

* Writes, edits and distributes news releases through an electronic database

* Manages division’s database of news media and professional contacts

* Takes inventory and manages department print collateral

* Works on creative projects with marketing agencies, printers and other vendors

* Assists in responding to media relations call and advertising calls

* Assists with special event planning, taking photos and producing marketing collateral

* Assists with talking points for department executives and other assignments as requested

* Performs administrative duties, including scheduling meetings, filing, managing Outlook contacts, reserving conference rooms, scheduling conference calls and ordering/organizing office supplies


* College senior majoring in mass communication, marketing or English

* Excellent writing skills and knowledge of AP style

* Knowledge of Excel and current web-based programs

* Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

* Professional appearance and ability to work well with staff at all levels

Work Expectations/Compensation:

* Minimum of 15 hours with a maximum of 30 hours per week

* Reliable, hard worker

* Thrives in a fast-paced, high-profile work environment

* Positive attitude and energetic

* Adapts well to change, varying personalities and levels of authority

* This is a paid internship.

All those interested are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Carole Dupré at

The mission of Louisiana Economic Development is to provide excellence in leadership, policy and programs to create a business climate enabling public-private linkages, which result in capital investment, a diversified economic base and quality job opportunities for all Louisiana citizens.

Yet Another Listing at the LWCC!

Have a happy Wednesday…

Robin Mayhall, APR

30.) COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC), Baton Rouge, La.

LWCC, a private mutual insurance company, has a COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST position open in our Baton Rouge office. This position develops and implements internal and external communications campaigns including technical/creative writing and public relations functions to enhance the corporation’s image and accomplish organizational objectives.

The Communications Specialist position requires a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing, English, or related field, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a related field. Salary commensurate with experience. The chosen candidate will be proficient in desktop publishing, preferably with Adobe Creative Suite applications.

If these qualifications match yours, you may send your resume to:


2237 S. Acadian Thruway

Baton Rouge, LA 70808


FAX: 225-231-0613



31.) COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR/MANAGER, United Methodist HOPE Ministries, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.

United Methodist HOPE Ministries, Inc.’s mission is to “coordinate ministries, provide resources and establish relationships that help the people we serve move toward self-sufficiency with dignity.” A fast-growing, faith-based nonprofit organization and 2004 Capital Area United Way Community Partnership Award winner and recipient of the LANO Standards of Excellence, HOPE Ministries has an immediate opening for a communications coordinator/manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A four-year college degree in journalism, mass communication, public relations,marketing, advertising or related field; and/or the equivalent in professional level work experience.

Training and Experience: Minimum of three years related work experience; strong administrative, public relations, marketing, writing, organizational and computer skills. Experience with nonprofit public relations and event planning preferred. Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within impoverished families in crisis helpful.

Personal Requirements: Ability to manage a vast amount of details with accuracy. Ability to relate to people across a broad socioeconomic, demographic and professional background. Proficient in Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, internet and database management. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with internal and external publics. Must display a positive mood and reflect enjoyment in the performance of the daily routines and interactions with the clients, staff and volunteers. Confidentiality, composure and excellent listening skills. Desire to work in a Christian environment.

Summary of Duties:

Assist in the logistical planning, data collection and implementation of public relations efforts for and events of the organization. Communications coordinator/manager will be instrumental in development and execution of public relations and marketing plan, internal and external communications, quarterly newsletter, targeted newsletters, mass emails, specialized publications, annual reports, sponsorship packets, media announcements, speaking engagements, budget planning and evaluation of public relations efforts, event planning and further development of agency website.

No phone calls, please. Qualified applicants should email or fax a cover letter articulating why you are the person for this position, a résumé, and salary requirements to:

225-357-6351 (fax)

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

32.) Traffic Coordinator, pharmaceutical company, Central NJ

A leading Central NJ based pharmaceutical company is seeking an

experienced Traffic Coordinator for an immediate, long-term temporary

position. The Traffic Coordinator will draw on superior project

management and organization skills, and comprehensive knowledge of print

production processes to support a busy full-service in-house advertising

agency. If you are resourceful, solutions-oriented, adept at crisis

management, and possess at least three years of traffic related

experience this might be a great fit for you!


* Manage and track the design, approval, proofreading and

production processes of promotional materials in a fast-paced deadline

driven atmosphere

* Negotiate timelines and ensure that all deadlines are maintained

* Set daily priorities and project planning with department team


* Oversee flow of information between account manager and

department teams

* Partner with outside agencies in managing clients promotional

and marketing efforts.

* Generate item numbers based on project attributes.

* Collaborate on creative development and direction with account

manager, design and production teams.

* Maintain and updates production reports for assigned brand(s).

* Keep all pipeline, estimates, due dates, and billing information

current in order to apprise client and all teams of accurate status.

Troubleshoots production and timing issues.

* Work closely and partner with Account Manager on assigned

brand(s) in defining specific needs of the business, timelines and

production capabilities.

* Ensure regulatory, legal and compliance guidelines are followed

on assigned brand(s).

* Facilitate effective communication and encourage a collaborative

approach between departmental teams.

* Partner with outside agencies in managing clients promotional

and marketing efforts.


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent

* 3-5 years of Traffic (or combination of Production and Traffic)

experience within an agency, internal agency or graphic design firm

* 1-3 years experience working in project coordination role

* Working knowledge of print and production process, software and


* Experience in the coordination and traffic of print, direct

marketing campaigns, online, TV, and radio.

* You are persistent and juggle shifting priorities with ease

* Proven ability to coordinate cross-functional teams.

* Strong written, verbal, and communication skills a must.

The BOSS Group offers an attractive compensation package including

competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, weekly paychecks,

holiday pay, bonus pay, and a health benefits program. We also provide

tools and resources to assist you with your job search, to learn more


Please submit resumes to

33.) Associate VP for Communications, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

34.) Communications & Partnership Manager, The ISIS Foundation, Sydney, NSW, Australia

ISIS (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited is a corporate finance and consulting firm, based in Australia, and is part of The ISIS Group, which was established in 1997 to provide the funding for The ISIS Foundation. Our work is a leading example of social entrepreneurship – with profit and non-profit operations working hand in hand to effect sustainable change in communities in Nepal and Uganda.

The ISIS Foundation is a charitable trust based in Bermuda, Nepal and Uganda, and is in the process of establishing operations in Australia. Our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of children in the developing world, primarily through health and educational programs in Nepal and Uganda. The ISIS Foundation delivers services to thousands of children and their families in poverty across a broad range of projects, ranging from village-by-village renewable energy and primary health care work in the Himalayas, to support and training for a neonatal intensive care unit in rural Uganda.

The overall goal of this strategic and hands-on position is to manage communication, marketing, advertising, fund raising and public relations for the ISIS Foundation, dealing with The ISIS Foundation's partners and donors worldwide. The incumbent will also manage internal communication within The ISIS Group worldwide, to facilitate a happy, fun and productive group culture and effective internal communications.

The position also requires the Manager to work for one day per week on communication, partnership management and marketing for ISIS (Asia Pacific), the Foundation's key stakeholder and 'parent'. Substantial funds from this business go directly to supporting the Foundation.

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated individual who will be responsible for optimising our relationships with clients, partners and donors, building infrastructure and resources relating to client management, marketing and fundraising, maximising our profile internationally and ensuring consistent branding and communication globally, and establishing effective internal communication systems.

We need someone who can happily switch from global strategising to writing thank-you letters, and enjoy lunch with both the very rich and the very poor. We will need you to build our infrastructure, develop new systems, and put in place new policies and procedures across very diverse cultures.

It is likely you will travel internationally up to twice a year, for up to six consecutive weeks, to Bermuda, the US, UK, Nepal and/or Uganda.

We are looking for a senior manager with at least seven years experience in fundraising, marketing, or client relationships in the non-profit sector. Experience in the private sector as well as the non-profit sector is desirable. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be a great public speaker, and have relevant tertiary qualifications. You will probably have travelled in the developing world and be able to produce outstanding work to a deadline.

A sense of humour and ability to juggle multiple projects is critical, as is the ability to get along with the large friendly office dog.

To receive a copy of the job description please contact

The ISIS Group is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this position, send your resume and a supporting covering letter in confidence to or by post to: Human Resources, ISIS (Asia Pacific) Pty Limited, PO Box 887, Rozelle NSW 2039.

*** From Susanna Haas Lyons:

Please post this on your website. Thanks!

Susanna Haas Lyons

AmericaSpeaks | Engaging Citizens in Governance


p: 202-775-3939 x1019

f: 202-775-0404


35.) Communications Coordinator, AmericaSpeaks, Washington, DC

AmericaSpeaks is seeking a Communications Coordinator to support the communications and marketing activities of our fast-growing nonprofit organization with the mission of reinvigorating American democracy by engaging citizens in the public decision-making that most impacts their lives.

The Coordinator will raise the visibility and profile of AmericaSpeaks and its projects. The Coordinator will research, write and disseminate key communications documents as well support organizational branding and messaging to media, clients, prospective clients and donors, partner organizations and the organization’s volunteer network. The Coordinator will support the development and implementation of media strategies for AmericaSpeaks’ projects.

AmericaSpeaks is a world leader in the field of citizen engagement and public deliberation. For more than a decade, AmericaSpeaks has helped citizens influence many of the most pressing issues facing the public, including the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site after 9/11, the creation of regional plans for the greater Chicago and Cleveland regions, and the development of a recovery plan for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. For more information about AmericaSpeaks, visit

The Coordinator will report to the Communications Manager and Chief Operating Officer of AmericaSpeaks.

Duties and Responsibilities (listed in order of priority)

 Write and disseminate op-eds, web content, case studies, newsletters, press releases, speeches, presentations, marketing and other organizational materials

 Support the execution of AmericaSpeaks’ Strategic Communications & Marketing Plan

 Secure speaking opportunities and track progress of speakers bureau program

 Co-manage website

 Oversee production of AmericaSpeaks printed materials

 Support the development and implementation of media strategies for citizen engagement projects and assist with on-the-ground efforts

 Monitor the field of deliberative democracy and identify opportunities to generate interest in AmericaSpeaks’ work

 Plan seminars or roundtable discussions with think tanks, universities

 Archive media coverage, marketing materials, project materials

 Manage media contact list of national print and electronic media sources

Knowledge and Skills Preferred for the Position

 A commitment and passion for increasing the voice of citizens in key policy making and planning

 Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and oral communication skills

 Experience in research, written preparation and dissemination of information to the public through media such as publications, broadcast, internet, and periodicals

 Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals

 Willingness to adjust hours according to the demands of the job

 Experience working with the web, online marketing and blogs

 2 years experience in the field of journalism, marketing, public relations, public affairs, or citizen engagement

 Nonprofit or Congressional experience a plus; campaign experience also a plus

To Apply

Send application to Susanna Haas Lyons at shaaslyons [at] americaspeaks [dot] org. Please include the following:

 Cover letter describing why you are interested in this work, summarizing why you should be considered for this job, and identifying your salary requirements

 Resume

 Four distinct writing samples (op-ed, report, news article, journal article, research summary, etc.)

 Telephone and e-mail contact information for three employment references

All attachments should be in PDF or Microsoft Word format and titled as follows “Lastname_Firstname_documentype”. AmericaSpeaks is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and value a diverse work force, and we seek diversity among applicants for this position.

36.) Development Communications Manager, IEEE, Piscataway, New Jersey

37.) Senior Editorial Specialist, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

38.) Senior Corporate Communications Manager, LDS Church, Salt Lake City, UT


40.) Director – Corporate Communications, King-Patin, Ltd..,Lafayette, LA

41.) Manager of Corporate Communications, City of Spruce Grove, Spruce Grove, AB Canada

42.) Corporate Communications Associate, VeraSun Energy, Sioux Falls, SD

43.) DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Mentor Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA

44.) Director of Corporate Communications, E.A. Hughes & Co., New York, NY

45.) Media Executive/Moroccan, Emirates Neon Group, Dubai – UAE United Arab Emirates

45.) Media Executive/Moroccan, Emirates Neon Group, Dubai – UAE United Arab Emirates

46.) Communications Specialist, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar

47.) PR Specialist/Officer, Corporate Communications, Masdar Initiative, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E


•5-7 years work experience within a corporate structure and/or PR agency. International exposure or experience working in international markets desirable.

•Energy or renewable energy background preferred but not required.

Job Description : Key tasks and duties:

•Manage and direct service providers, PR firm, reputation management firm, media monitoring agency etc.

•To manage thought-leadership sponsorship events such as Davos, Clinton’s Global Initiative

•ALIGN & CO-ORDINATE – Work to align Communications objectives/plans, content and timing of messages and activities with Marketing and Communications.

•RAISE COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS – Implement Communications Guidelines, ensuring communications are clear and consistent with business objectives, desired reputation, values and key messages; develop evaluation tools to ensure continuous improvement of messages.

•Monitor and evaluate communication operations, programs, processes and/or practices for quality and effectiveness; make written and oral recommendations for constant improvement.

•Maintain professional contacts and affiliations with media related external resources to complete projects effectively and to facilitate and promote the dissemination of news and publicity about Masdar

•Design and plan semi-annual communication training seminars for department heads and respective employees.

*** From Kathy McHale, who got it from Melinda Sigal:

Melinda Sigal wrote:

Do you know anyone who would be interested in Marketing Career Opportunities at RSM McGladrey’s Mid-Atlantic?

A MENG friend recently re-organized his marketing team at RSM McGladrey’s Mid-Atlantic practice, has 5 open positions & asked me to circulate these jobs. If you know anyone who might be interested–could you please forward?



48.) Marketing Career Opportunities, RSM McGladrey’s Mid-Atlantic, Tysons Corner; VA; Timonium, MD; Baltimore or Gaithersburg, MD

Marketing Manager, Strategy-Works with Marketing Director. Develops/oversee implementation of measurable/cost-effective marketing programs including direct marketing, advertising, database management, telemarketing, special events, media relations, newsletters tied to Mid-Atlantic biz plan.

Database Manager-Responsible for leading marketing data/list management strategy within Marketing Team. Active role developing/managing client & prospect lists, implementing direct mail/e-marketing programs & tracking marketing initiatives/sales activities response.

Proposal Manager-Principal writer/editor of proposals & written materials for new business presentations.

Telemarketing Specialist-Conducts outbound telemarketing campaigns to promote firm’s services to potential clients, with goal of generating leads. Also invites clients and/or prospects to firm organized or sponsored webcasts or events.

Marketing Coordinator-Supports all members of marketing team, in development/implementation of wide range of marketing programs.

Positions based in Tysons Corner; Timonium, MD; Baltimore or Gaithersburg. Click link for details. Anyone interested should apply on-line. Steve also wants resume:

49.) MANAGER: CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Gauteng Shared Service Centre, Provincial Government of Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa

*** From Bridget Serchak, who got it from Laura Williams:

The United States Coast Guard is looking for an experienced and

innovative communications professional for its public affairs team in

the Acquisition directorate.

50.) Program Analyst (Communications), Office of Strategic Planning and

Communications, Acquisition Directorate, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters,

Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC

GS-343-9/11/12/13 OPEN PERIOD: Friday,

April 18, 2008 to Friday, May 09, 2008

U.S. citizens can apply by searching using vacancy

08-0246R-HQ-JH-D2. We are concurrently advertising under Merit

promotion for status applicants, vacancy 08-0246R-HQ-JH-M2.

Find out more about Coast Guard civilians at

*** From Shira Harrington:

Here is a new job listing:

51.) Senior Manager, Marketing, National Association of Corporate Directors, Washington, DC


Advance your marketing career in a newly created, strategic project management role where you will implement a newly launched re-branding campaign for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the nation’s leading association dedicated to improving best practices for corporate executive boards. Partnering with the head of marketing, take ownership of communication initiatives that will promote NACD’s value-added products and services in the areas of membership, education, publications, and professional services.


• Implement and manage promotions that sell/retain membership, generate registrations for education events, sell publications and research products, sell professional services, and build awareness of benefits and services that drive member retention

• Collaborate with all departments to produce brand consistency in print and online marketing communications material.

• Develop messages, collateral, web presence, and target lists for campaigns and promotions.

• Manage and bid outside designers, writers, and production vendors in support of marketing collateral.

• Manage market research projects such as needs analysis and market awareness.

• Supervise Coordinator who will provide direct mail, graphic design and administrative support.


• 5-7 years in a marketing-related position for a professional services organization, association, or corporation.

• Bachelors degree in a Social Science or related field

• Demonstrated experience with direct marketing required – please provide samples

• Experience in soliciting competitive bids from vendors, print-buying experience

• Strong project management skills – includes creating project timelines, coordinating team efforts, and delivering results.

• Experience in developing marketing campaigns for business leaders (C-suite). Familiarity with issues facing business leaders.

• Excellent writing and editing skills, including both correspondence and marketing copy.

• Experience in e-marketing and the use of the web as a marketing channel

• Ability to work in a cross-functional, team environment with integrated goals.

• Demonstrated acceptance of ultimate accountability for results.

• Familiarity with design and layout software. In-Design is a plus.

• Membership/contact database experience required. (iMIS experience is a plus).

SALARY: $70K + annual bonus


This is an exclusive, retained search. Email cover letter, resume and samples of marketing projects to Shira Harrington, Sr. Recruiting Consultant, Positions Inc. at with subject line: “Sr. Manager, Marketing”.

*** From Rick Morris:

52.) Account Executive, Smith & Harroff, Inc. Alexandria, VA.

Small but well established public relations, advertising and marketing agency located in Alexandria, VA is seeking an account executive with 3+ years experience. A background in public relations and media relations is preferable. Candidates must be articulate and possess excellent verbal and writing communications skills. Proficiency using Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required. Experience and interest in new media communications and viral marketing is a plus. BA/BS in communications or related field of study is required.

Initial salary: $40,000 to $60,000 depending on experience.

For immediate consideration, please email resume to Rick Morris ( No calls please.

For more information about Smith & Harroff, Inc., visit

Rick Morris


Smith & Harroff, Inc.

99 Canal Center Plaza #310

Alexandria, VA. 22314

703-740-1753 (direct)

703-683-8512 (main)

703-740-1773 (fax)

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

53.) Public Relations Account Supervisor, Smells like green, inc., Media, PA

Smells like green, inc., one of the Philadelphia regions fastest-growing agencies, is seeking an experienced, dynamic public relations professional to manage communications programs for an exciting mix of consumer and B-to-B clients. At smells like green, marketing is integrated, strategic and results-oriented. Account teams work together to determine the right mix of PR, ads, website development, trade show activity, collateral, etc. needed to build our clients brands and grow their businesses. Read what our clients say about us at: . The work is fun, collaborative and diverse. Youll go from developing trade show opportunities for a food company, to media training casino equipment executives, to promoting a banks community and customer service programs.

Specifically, the account supervisors responsibilities include:

– Day-to-day client contact

– Account management, including overseeing budgets and timelines

– Working collaboratively with designers, advertising managers, website developers and others to develop and implement strategic communications plans

– Writing, research, media pitching, program planning, and all other PR services

– Participating in new business planning and presentations

We are looking for someone who has:

– Five or more years of public relations experience, with at least two years at an agency

– Proven ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and co-workers

– Strong writing and editing skills

– Good understanding of media and demonstrated success in pitching to a variety of outlets

– Aptitude for quickly researching and understanding a wide range of industries and types of companies

– Excellent organizational skills; must be detail-oriented

– The composure to deftly juggle multiple projects simultaneously

– Passion for client service, communications planning and program implementation; bottom line – everyone at smells like green is here because we love the fast pace, opportunity for creativity, team approach and diversity of the work

Contact: If this describes you, please send your resume, salary requirements and letter of introduction to .

54.) Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, Broomall, PA

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union is a visionary company that shatters the mold of traditional financial institutions. Our 26 branches, located throughout the Delaware County, serve more than 52,000 members primarily in Delaware and Chester Counties. Our Premier Home Banking allows us to serve members and employee groups in 50 states and 39 countries.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations who is passionate about leading our award-winning staff. The ideal candidate will have experience in the financial services industry and is passionate, creative, an excellent communicator, a collaborator and a natural leader who is highly driven to achieve excellence. The VP will be responsible for all aspects of the companys internal and external marketing, public relations activities , including managing the brand and enhancing brand awareness, developing effective collateral and marketing materials-and overseeing web sites, marketing campaigns, advertising campaigns, and events. The position requires outstanding personnel management and leadership skills, a strong understanding of technology, excellent writing skills, and thorough knowledge of all aspects of marketing and communications, including print, broadcast and electronic media.

– Ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelors degree, with 10+ years of agency account/in-house marketing experience in the financial services industry.

– Requires demonstrated analytical, operational and financial skills as well as sound strategic and business acumen, including the ability to formulate and understand financial drivers and results, measuring the impact of marketing, communications and public relations activities to our bottom line.

– The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, continually seeking out new opportunities for growth.

– Strong brand marketing experience with aptitude for determining the optimal way to position our products and services.

– Excellent project and budget management and negotiation skills.

– Exceptional promotional writing, news writing and editing skills; fluency in the languages of promotion and persuasion.

Contact: If youre interested in sharing our vision to serve our members with speed, service and convenience, apply online at or email . EOE

55.) Public Relations Volunteer/Intern, TeamChildren, Audubon, PA

TeamChildren ( 960 Rittenhouse Rd, Audubon PA 19403) is seeking an intern/volunteer to help them create and implement a PR Campaign. Help transform “The Digital Divide” Teamchildren a small Audubon PA based nonprofit is making a huge difference collecting, repairing, and distributing low cost refurbished computers to families, schools and organizations throughout our region. Now that they have found new homes for over 7,000 computers they are extending their reach to every family in our region in need of a computer. We are in need of public relations pros to help us reach our goal…no child left out or left behind in todays digital revolution is our passion to make a difference, one child at a time.

Contact: Please call 610-666-1795

56.) Account Coordinator, Buchanan Public Relations, Ardmore, PA

Buchanan Public Relations in Ardmore, PA, has an immediate opening for an Account Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be open to learning new skills. He or she will also demonstrate the ability to write well and with enthusiasm and to assist in the execution of communications programs.

The position involves drafting press releases and advisories, creating and managing media lists, conducting research, pitching, and interacting with clients under supervision.

Candidates should possess at least one year of experience, preferably at an Agency. Internships will be counted, and experience in B2B is a plus.

Buchanan Public Relations is a strategic public relations firm with a blue-chip client list. We value creativity, teamwork, trust and initiative. We offer flexibility and are a dog-friendly workplace. We offer full benefits and a 401(K).

Contact: Please forward your resume and salary requirements, along with a persuasive pitch letter, to: . No phone calls please.

*** From Mike Pina, who got it from Nancy Marshall:

57.) President, Common Good Ventures, Windham, ME

Common Good Ventures seeks President

Common Good Ventures seeks an accomplished, strategic leader and manager to

serve as President. The successful candidate is a dynamic leader with a

proven track record of managing a private sector professional services

operation, building effective teams, thinking strategically, and developing

consensus and collaborative approaches. Both an understanding and

appreciation for the nonprofit and funding worlds, as well as a strong

fundraising or business development experience are a must.

The Organization:

Founded in 2000, Common Good Ventures integrates business and network

strategies to help nonprofits better accomplish their social missions. By

providing management consulting support and creating partnerships focused on

accountability and results, Common Good Ventures helps Maine nonprofits

improve their performance and contributes to a better quality of life for

Mainers. The organization, operating statewide out of Brunswick, consists of

6 experienced business professionals, a 15 member Board of Directors and

volunteer Business Advisors who all share a passion for helping nonprofits

move the dial on pressing social challenges. Common Good Ventures’ work is

recognized nationally and funded by individuals, foundations and more than

35 of Maine's leading companies.

Position and Responsibilities:

The President leads and manages all aspects of Common Good Ventures’

strategy and operations. This position reports to the Board of Directors and

the responsibilities include:

Managing and developing the team of a growing nonprofit

Overseeing program development and implementation

Managing financial and operational performance

Leading fundraising efforts including cultivation of individual,

corporation and foundation donors

Developing partnerships and collaborations to improve performance and


Acting as a strong external spokesperson and facilitator for building

organizational capacity and more effective solutions for social change

Maintaining connections with the nonprofit and funding fields inside and

outside Maine to inform our strategies and work

Working with the Chair and the Board in leading and developing the

organization and its mission, strategies and vision


This position requires the individual be self motivated, energetic,

entrepreneurial and strategic. Ability to be a nimble thinker is essential.

Qualified candidates for the position must also have:

Proven track record of managing a professional services organization or

business unit

Significant private sector experience, MBA is desirable

Deep understanding of the nonprofit sector and funding worlds

Proficient in developing collaborative strategies to create more impact

Proven ability to lead, develop and be part of a team

Comfort with situational leadership and effective delegation

Extensive fundraising and business development experience

Demonstrated public speaking, communication and marketing skills, as well

as writing facility

All resumes and inquires will be managed through Potential Released

Consulting Services. Interested candidates may apply in confidence by

submitting a cover letter, resume and recent salary history to, fax to (207) 797-7575 or mail to P.O. Box 1000

Windham, ME 04062.

For more information on Common Good Ventures, please visit our website and

download the annual report at

*** From Janis Hazel, who got it from Robert Hawkins, who got it from Matt Barnhart:

58.) Media Relations Internship, Detroit Lions, Allen Park, MI

The Detroit Lions are looking for prospective candidates to fill available media relations internship positions for the 2008 season. There are six, three-month internships available. Internships are 40-hours a week positions. Three internships are from mid-July to mid-October and three internships are from mid-October to mid-January. A living stipend and some meal compensation are included.

Candidates should have strong interpersonal communication skills, and should be well-equipped for extensive writing, editing and researching. Computer experience is important, as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat Reader), and Internet applications are vital tools in our day-to-day operations. Academic backgrounds should include the following: communications, journalism, sports management, sports marketing or sports communications. Previous experience in public relations, sports information, journalism, sports management, or with a sports organization is helpful.

Please print out the attached document and post them or pass them along to any of your students, student assistants or graduating seniors whom you feel are viable candidates for this opportunity. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2008.

Thank you for your assistance.


Director of Media Relations

Detroit Lions, Inc.

Headquarters and Practice Facility

222 Republic Drive

Allen Park, MI 48101

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

Suspicious Craft:

16.04.2008: 0640 UTC: 14:02.0N-050:35.9E: Gulf of Aden.

A tanker underway was approached and trailed by two, 15-meter long boats. One boat had three persons in it and had a yellow hull. The other boat had five persons in it and had a white hull. Crew alerted and all anti piracy, preventive measures enforced. Ship took evasive manoeuvres. The two suspicious boats moved away and headed in a southwesterly direction. Ship reported to a coalition warship in the area. When warship arrived in the area, the suspicious boats disappeared.

16.04.2008: 0600 – 1000 LT: 14:26N-050:30E, Gulf of Aden.

Five speedboats, with three persons in each boat, chased a bulk carrier underway. Ship took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed and crew mustered. 30 minutes later, the boats retreated and regrouped closer to the mother vessel 10 nm on a parallel course. Four hours later, the boats moved away.

15.04.2008: 0600 UTC: 14:35.8N – 050:55.7E, Gulf of Aden.

Three speedboats approached a LPG tanker underway. The boats crossed the bow of the tanker several times. Master altered course and contacted coalition warship in the vicinity. After five minutes the boats moved away and stopped 2.5nm from the tanker.

14.04.2008: 1622 UTC: 15:17N – 052:23E, Gulf of Aden.

Four speedboats approached a tanker underway. At 3nm master altered course and the boats moved away.

Recently reported incidents

14.04.2008: 0340 LT: Lagos anchorage, Nigeria

Five robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier at anchor. They took hostage one duty crew, tied his hands and feet and injured another crew. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, robbers escaped in their motor boat.

21.04.2008: 0110 UTC: 13:00N-049:07E: Gulf of Aden.

Five speedboats chased and opened fire on a VLCC tanker underway, in ballast.

Vessel increased speed and enforced anti piracy preventive measures. Speedboats aborted the attack after 30 minutes and disappeared. Some damage to Hull. No injuries to crew

16.04.2008: 0630 LT: Posn: 6:01:9S – 106:53.8E, Tanjung Priok, Indonesia.

Ships crew, on a general cargo vessel, noticed robbers on board just after anchoring. The robbers had broken into the safety equipment locker and had stolen ship stores. When challenged, the robbers jumped over board and escaped. No injuries to crew.

11.04.2008: 1550 UTC: 14:31.1N – 120:50.3E, Manila Bay, Philippines.

Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored general cargo ship via the anchor cable and breaking the hawse pipe cover securing. Two-duty crew saw the robbers and raised alarm. The robbers succeeded in escaping with ships stores and property.

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