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JOTW 30-2008

4 August 2008

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Happy Coast Guard Day to our friends in the United States Coast Guard. Ned is in Alameda, California today for the commissioning of the Coast Guard’s newest and largest cutter, USCGC Bertholf.

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

Guest Editor: Shonali Burke, ABC

shonali.burke@gmail.com.

www.linkedin.com/in/shonaliburke

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

JOTW is a cooperative service sharing jobs for communication professionals, including PR, Corporate Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Broadcasting, Journalism, Graphic Design, New Media, Photography, Employee Communication, Investor Relations … you get the picture.

You are receiving the newsletter because you want to be a member of this cooperative service (which entails some responsibilities as well as benefits). What are the responsibilities? If you benefit from this weekly compendium of market intelligence, then you should contribute to it. Simple as that. Have you submitted a job listing to share with this network lately? Get busy!

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In this issue (Remember, to see the job descriptions and how to follow up, scroll down):

*** One Paragraph Pitch

Jobs, listed in numerical order here…

1. Communications Assistant, American Society of Naval Engineers, Alexandria, VA

2. Media Relations Manager, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, DC

3. Director of Internal Communication, Employer/Location Undisclosed

4. SVP Public Affairs, Public Relations Agency, Washington, DC

5. Account Executive, Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

6. Marketing Consultant, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR

7. Staff Writer/Editor, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC

8. Senior Account Executive, GYMR Public Relations, Washington, DC

9. Corporate Communications Professionals, Constellation Energy, Baltimore, MD

10. Coordinator, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

11. Director, Communications, Sports Illustrated Group, Time Warner, NYC

12. VP, Communications and Public Relations, Democracy Data and Communications, Alexandria, VA

13. Manager, Communications & External Relations, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

14. Communications Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC

15. Communications Officer, Women for Women International, Washington, DC

16. Public Relations and Investor Communications Specialist, Associated Bank, Green Bay, WI

17. Public Relations Manager, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

18. Public Relations Director, Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA

19. Marketing and Public Relations Specialist I, St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD

20. Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Emeryville, CA

21. Public Relations Specialist II, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

22. Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

23. Senior Public Relations Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Mountain View, CA

24. Director of Public Relations, The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

25. Governmental Relations Consultant, PG&E, Fresno, CA

26. Communications Manager, Oakland Housing Authority, Oakland, CA

27. Employee Relations Analyst, State of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

28. Communications Manager, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

29. Communications Director, Maricopa County, Phoenix, AZ

30. Communications Specialist 4, The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO

31. Marketing & Communications Manager, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

32. Director, Investor Relations, Blockbuster, Dallas, TX

33. Marketing Communications Writer, University and Marketing Communications, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

34. Senior Director of Communications, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

35. Marketing Communications Manager, Maxon Furniture, Seattle, WA

36. Communications Specialist, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ

37. Director of Communications, Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, Arlington, TX

38. Director of Government Relations, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA

39. Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist, Toyota Financial Services, Torrance, CA

40. Public Information Officer, P-4, U.N., New York, NY

41. Marketing Communications Manager, Tandberg Television, Duluth, GA

42. Corporate Communications Specialist II, Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO

43. Advancement Communications Manager, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

44. Athletic Communications Assistant, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

45. Director of Emergency Communications, Ada County, Boise, ID

46. Director of Public Policy & Communication, Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, East Hartford, CT

47. Director of Marketing and Communications, American College of Phlebology, San Leandro, CA

48. Communication Manager, Food & Agricultural Organization, Thailand

49. International Consultant on Communication for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, UNDP, Chisinau, Moldova

50. Communications Specialist, UNDP, Kabul, Afghanistan

51. Communications Specialist Consultancy, UNICEF, New York, NY

52. Communications and Outreach Officer, FSAU, Nairobi, Somalia

53. Communications and Logistics Officer (CLO) L-3, UN-HABITAT, Goma, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

54. Senior Associate, Public Relations, Room to Read, San Francisco, CA

55. Marketing Manager, Communications, Marketing & Education Division, The Rainforest Alliance, New York, NY

56. PR VP, Business Development, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

57. PR Managing Supervisor, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

58. PR Account Supervisor, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

59. PR Senior Account Executive, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

60. Several opportunities, Emerge PR, Quincy, MA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hello: Please click here to see a video resume of Robert Leighton. (http://realestations.tv/videoarchive/video.cfm?filename=1-896.flv)

I am self employed producer of distance education TV/internet productions and special events. Highlights: I have produced a diverse number of events from 6 worldwide satellite broadcast for the United Nations and the World Health Organization to events for PBS and the Adult learning Satellite service.

I have over 20 years experience in producing satellite and Internet distributed educational programing. I have been instrumental in planning media events for Conventions as well as enabling educators with webcast technologies. I have developed 2 separate online education portals that deal with distance education www.ace-network.com (the America's Continuing Education Network) and www.RegisterAmerica.net (online event management). I am 47 years old and still eager to use my knowledge and energy in the communications field.

If I have talents that interest you please contact me at my below numbers.

Thank you,

Robert Leighton

Owner: Visionary Productions, Inc.

TV/Internet Producer/Event manager

Robert@ace-network.com

850-784-9942

*** To the JOTW network:

I support the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Directorate, where we publish an award-winning periodical called Surface Warfare for our men and women in the Surface fleet. You can see the latest edition as well as back issues at http://surfwarmag.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/.

Thanks to the contributions of JOTW networker Uma Thangaraj at Portage Health in Hancock, Michigan, we have published a “Fit for Duty” health, fitness and wellness feature in recent issues. The article quoted experts from Portage on subjects such as diet, nutrition, exercise and hydration. Now that Uma has moved on, we would like to find a new contributor for the 400-word “Fit for Duty” column for the quarterly

magazine on topics that support the other themes in the magazine.

If you represent a health organization and would like to provide this column as a pro-bono contribution, and showcase your experts and expertise, please contact Lt Gillian Medina, editor, Surface Warfare magazine, at gillian.medina@navy.mil.

Edward H. Lundquist

N86 Public Affairs

Room 5B453

2000 Navy Pentagon

Washington DC 20350

(703) 692-4609

edward.lundquist@navy.mil

*** Lots of IABC events coming up:

IABC Accreditation Workshop, San Francisco

Monday, August 4, 2008

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

IABC Headquarters, One Hallidie Plaza, Suite 600

San Francisco

Have you wondered why some communicators have the letters “ABC” after their names? ABC stands for Accredited Business Communicator, a special designation indicating they have received formal professional accreditation from IABC.

Ned Lundquist, creator of the famed Job of the Week newsletter, will join the SF IABC chapter for an accreditation informational and preparatory workshop. Ned, who some refer to as the “Godfather of Accreditation,” will walk you through the process, covering the basic program requirements, tips on selecting work samples and preparing your portfolio, studying for the exam, and more.

There is no cost to register, but space is limited. To RSVP email SF IABC VP Professional Development Chris Johnson at commpro@ix.netcom.com or call him at 510-267-2873.

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IABC/Washington

THE (SOCIAL) MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE

We should probably stop calling it “new” media. Blogging is well into its second decade, and even Facebook hit its fourth birthday this year.

While you were debating whether to join LinkedIn or poke someone on Facebook, these “new” media options have exploded, led by the audience rather than the communicators. Denise Graveline will look at the creative ways “new” and social media are shaping communications today, with or without the help of professional communicators. A lively discussion of areas where communicators lag behind the audiences will be encouraged.

By the end of the talk, communicators will be able to take away:

– enduring trends in so-called “new” media

– how to “follow the audience” to adopt new and social media tools

– creative ideas for using new and social media in everything from media training and public speaking to publishing and media relations

Denise Graveline is president of don't get caught, a communications consultancy that aims to make sure clients don't get caught unprepared when facing public audiences. She specializes in communications strategies, training and content development, and includes new and social media options in everything from media training to communications plans. She publishes two blogs: “Don't Get Caught News & Info” on her website, and “The Eloquent Woman” on women and public speaking.

A former magazine journalist, Graveline has led communications and public affairs operations at a private foundation and the two largest scientific societies, and served as a deputy associate administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She was named “Washington PR Woman of the Year” by Washington Women in Public Relations in 2002.

Sponsor: IABC/Washington

August 14, 2008

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Tivoli Restaurant

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Cost: $40 for members and students

$45 for guests accompanying members

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Includes buffet dinner and parking

Register: www.iabcdc.org

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September 21-23, 2008

Seattle

This exciting inaugural conference will bring together business communications professionals to learn the best real-world practices in communications and make connections that advance communication programs and careers.

For details and to register, visit the Pacific Plains IABC Web site.

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*** About that “nonprofit job seeker”:

From “A”: Hi, Shonali. You're the best for taking on JOTW again. Thank you! I'm responding to the nonprofitjobseeker query, and very much appreciate the question being raised. I've also been seeing that one around, and am glad I'm not alone in being aggravated by the very idea of it. Incredibly unprofessional, possibly even deceptive, in my opinion. I've even thought about creating a false nonprofit jobseeker profile and resume with stellar credentials and applying just to see who responds, if anyone.

Would that be wrong? Should we form a little task force, get ourselves into consideration, then exposing the perpetrator?

Wonder what the HR / recruiting community thinks about this…

Regards,

A

But Mark Havilland was able to shed some light on the subject:

Shonali: If no one has sent you an answer to date, RE: the JOTW query about the nonprofit job seeker, it's a recruiting firm, in NYC and Washington, D.C., Professionals for Nonprofits. I had also seen the ads in PR WEEK. http://www.nonprofitstaffing.com/2.asp. I dealt with them once for a client organization with the mission of creating awareness of cleft palates in children.

(Thanks, Mark.)

*** Up in the air:

Airlines are now charging for a second, or even the first checked bag. How do you feel about this trend? Will the charges go away if fuel prices drop? Would you rather just pay a little more for the ticket? How will you find room in the overhead rack for your bag if everyone else has brought aboard theirs?

Send your input to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Responding to Kay Pinkerton’s Chinese PR firm query:

Hi Shonali,

Amy Hiesler passed you enquirey on to me. Fleishman Hillard, (http://www.fleishman.com/) has several offices in China, including Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bejing. All are staffed by Chinese, who understand the local market(s) and the technology sector. We also have offices 80 other cities around the world, including Dallas.

Currently I head up the technology practice in Australia, which is part of APAC and work closely with the Chinese offices. Please let me know if I can provide any further information.

Kind Regards,

Austin Edgington

Vice President

Fleishman Hillard

Level12, One Elizabeth Plaza

North Sydney, NSW 2060

Direct: +61 2 8905 6326

Fax: +61 2 9956 7444

Mobile: +61 405 178 977

austin.edgington@fleishman.com

*** From Heather Read, who also posted a notice on the JOTW Facebook page:

I do volunteer work for WellPetUSA (www.wellpetusa.org) which raises funds for medical costs of animal rescue groups. We are looking for a volunteer to manage marketing and PR too!

Check out the job description at: http://www.volunteermatch.org/results/opp_detail.jsp?oppid=268161

*** JOTW and Facebook:

We now have 676 members of the JOTW Group on Facebook, and several of you have started using the discussion board and posting notices. Thank you! Don’t forget to keep sending your job listings to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com and encourage your friends and colleagues in the communications world to sign up for the newsletter as well.

Robert Holland, ABC, posted a great question to our Facebook group:

Question of the Week: What is the one thing they never tell you in a job interview, but you always learn after you start the job? Send your responses to Ned. He's gonna love me for this. Trust me.

(He will indeed. Email your responses to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com).

David Hammarstrom wrote:

Hello, Shonali:

Might I humbly suggest that LinkedIn is more appropriate than FaceBook, for the simple reason that many corporations block FaceBook due to security issues. I do not believe the same to be true of LinkedIn.

Just for your consideration.

Thanks for the important service you and Ned provide to all of us!

Dave

(Thanks, Dave. All suggestions, especially humble ones, are welcome. 🙂 I think the more avenues we have to connect the better, so if Ned is game for a LinkedIn group, it will come your way soon.)

*** How can you Help A Reporter Out?

Those of you who focus on media relations know how important it is to be a good source for the media. Peter Shankman (www.shankman.com) launched “Help A Reporter Out” (www.helpareporter.com), first on Facebook, as a free resource for the media looking for sources on very specific topics, that PR and media relations professionals can sign up for. It grew so quickly, that he created a Web site for it. How does it work? Think ProfNet, only it’s free. The only caveat is that you MUST pitch on topic, or else you run the risk of being “exposed” and kicked off the list. (And from what I’ve seen, that ain’t fun).

HARO, as it’s affectionately called, has grown exponentially in the last few months, attracting much attention from both sides of the media landscape. As someone who’s used the service, I can tell you it’s EXCELLENT, and Peter is growing it by leaps and bounds. Sign up at www.helpareporter.com, and tell Peter Ned, Shonali and Bridget Serchak sent you.

*** Shonali signs off:

I’ve had great fun guest-editing JOTW for the last two weeks. Many thanks to all those of you who sent in postings, comments, and for the great conversations we’ve had. Beginning with next week’s issue, Ned will be back at the editor’s desk, so remember to send your postings to him at lundquist989@cs.com.

As Ned says, “For your hospitality, thank you!”

*** From Maggie O’Brien:

Hi Ned,

We’re looking for a new Communications Assistant at ASNE. I’ve attached the job listing and would really appreciate it if you could include this in the next JOTW.

Thanks,

Maggie

Maggie O'Brien

Communications Manager

American Society of Naval Engineers

1452 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

mobrien@navalengineers.org

1. Communications Assistant, American Society of Naval Engineers, Alexandria, VA

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) seeks a Communications Assistant to help with the development and execution of the Society’s marketing and communications efforts. The Communications Assistant will provide support for the Society’s core functions, with a focus on event marketing and member communications.

Ideal candidates will:

• have a four-year degree in journalism, English, public relations or equivalent major;

• have at least one year of experience working with an association, corporation, or DoD organization;

• possess strong editorial and writing skills and the ability to coordinate publication projects, including design, from development to production to distribution;

• have the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in an organized manner. Must be detail oriented.

Technical skills include proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and preferably InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. Proficiency is expected in all aspects of copy editing, proofreading and basic rules of grammar and style. Successful candidate will be expected to create both print and electronic content. Experience developing and managing Web site content is highly desirable.

Candidate must have ability to work well with others and “pitch-in” when necessary. Successful candidate will have a demonstrated “customer service” ethic and enjoy working in a busy, small office environment.

ASNE is an EEOC/AA employer, and offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits. ASNE is located near the Duke Street Metro Station in Alexandria. Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Maggie O’Brien at mobrien@navalengineers.org.

The American Society of Naval Engineers was founded in 1888 with the purpose of advancing the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations, to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and to promote naval engineering as a career field. The Society’s 5,000 plus members are drawn from a broad spectrum of military and civilian professionals and students, engaged in or associated with the many facets of naval engineering.

*** From Marie Diomi:

Hello Edward.

My name is Marie – I’m the office manager for SABIN Institute. I am interested in possibly getting the attached posting on the JOTW network. Could you tell me what information is required on our part?

Thanks,

Marie

2. Media Relations Manager, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington, DC

Sabin Vaccine Institute is a nonprofit organization. We conduct vaccine advocacy, research and development, and campaign globally so that the world's poorest people have access to low-cost, safe vaccines and drug treatments. Sabin is an equal opportunity employer offering an excellent salary and benefits package.

Sabin is seeking a full-time, experienced Media Relations Manager with a minimum of six years experience. This position will report to the Director, Marketing and Communications. The primary objective for this position is to increase awareness about the organization and individual initiatives through on-going and regular media and online communications.

Primary responsibilities of the Media Relations Manager:

Media Relations:

• Build out and execute the day-to-day media strategy for the organization, including online outreach;

• Develop, pitch and place positive stories on behalf of president and other key experts with appropriate media outlets. Work with program directors to indentify additional synergies and media opportunities with individual programs to ensure year-round communications with key stakeholders, including the board, journalist, policy- makers and donors;

• Provide strategic contributions to programs and tactics in order to develop and manage against an annual plan that integrates the organization’s brand with individual department programs; and

• Develop and maintain relationships with internal audiences (including staff and senior management), and important external targets (e.g., journalists, potential donors, donors).

Web/Online:

• Manage the final stages of development for the organization’s new website(s) and oversee on-going management of site(s) including the CMS interface; Work with other staff to ensure content is fresh and updated in consistent format via CMS; and

• Assist in managing blogs and/or intranet content.

Other/Administration:

• Work with Director in other initiatives, including development of newsletter and other marketing materials, event management, branding, partnership development, fundraising and marketing initiatives depending on demands placed on department;

• Work with associated vendors to implement communications plan and/or goals, including video producers, travel agency, designer, web contractor, etc;

• Assist Director in developing communications department and staff; and

• Assist in managing departmental budgets.

Skills Required:

• Strong oral, written and editing skills;

• Strong persuasive skills; ability to “sell” media and internal clients on ideas;

• Leadership skills; ability to supervise and motivate staff in addition to navigate political situations to create win-win outcomes;

• Provide ideas proactively in order to maximize communications results and/or anticipate issues;

• Think creatively and plan strategically and globally;

• Ability to handle stressful situations;

• Strong problem-solving skills;

• Ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships;

• Ability to negotiate effectively and tactfully;

• Ability to manage numerous projects/activities simultaneously;

• Time management skills; ability to meet tight deadlines; and

• Ability to travel internationally (even to developing countries) if and as needed.

Recommended Background:

• Extensive professional experience; minimum of six years experience;

• In-depth knowledge of media relations from key trade publications to national consumer outlets;

• Technical expertise in field/understanding of specialty practice area, preferably public health ;

• Comprehensive knowledge of PR industry;

• Supervisory/management experience preferred; and

• Agency experience preferred.

To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to sabin@sabin.org. No phone calls, please. Only the short-listed applicants will receive a reply.

*** From Ben Long:

Shonali,

I have two opportunities I would like to have you put in Ned's JOTW newsletter.

Benjamin H. Long

President

TRAVAILLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

3. Director of Internal Communication, Employer/Location Undisclosed

Looking for a strong Internally focused pro that might be interested in this position. The Qualifications are below. I am looking for someone with:

15 – 20 years of direct experience in internal communications

• Excellent planning, writing and editing skills.

• Ability to research, analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources.

• Ability to take initiative and work quickly and effectively with employees at all levels of the organization, including senior management.

• Significant experience with Internet/Intranet design/content development.

• Strong interpersonal and negotiating skills.

• Undergraduate degree in journalism, communications or related field required.

Contact:

Benjamin H. Long

President

TRAVAILLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

4. SVP Public Affairs, Public Relations Agency, Washington, DC

DC based PR firm is looking for a dynamic individual to head up a Public Affairs practice. Salary range in the $200K-$250K range.

Contact:

Benjamin H. Long

President

TRAVAILLE EXECUTIVE SEARCH

202-463-6342

benlong@travaille.com

*** From Imani Davis:

Hi Shonali,

If Ned is still out, would you post the following ad to Job of the Week?

Imani

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A. Imani Davis

Human Resources Assistant

1909 K Street N.W., Suite 400

Washington, DC 20006

imani.davis@porternovelli.com

www.porternovelli.com

5. Account Executive, Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

Porter Novelli, a global communications company, is seeking an account manager to join our Washington, DC advertising group as an Account Executive. The Account Executive will be a member of our national account teams, working on integrated programs that include media planning & buying, collateral development, broadcast production, digital marketing/web development, and field marketing. Client work includes energy, health care, consumer products, business to business, corporate and public affairs.

We are seeking a multi-tasking expert—capable of autonomously managing diverse client assignments. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, highly organized, proactive, great with clients, a good writer—and ready to take a leadership role. Prefer 1-3 years’ client-side or ad agency experience managing consumer and B2B clients.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; and one to three years related work experience.

Please forward your resume with salary history to: Porter Novelli, Attn: Advertising Account Executive Position, 1909 K Street, NW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20006, Fax: (202) 973-1392, or to imani.davis@porternovelli.com PLEASE, NO PHONE CALLS.

Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, disability, disabled veterans, veteran of the Vietnam Era or other eligible veterans, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature or extent to an individual’s ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business.

*** From Wayne Clark:

Hi, can you please include this in JOTW? Thanks

Wayne L. Clark

Vice President, Community Relations & Marketing

Legacy Health System

1919 NW Lovejoy St.

Portland, OR 97209

6. Marketing Consultant, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR

Duties: The Marketing Consultant works collaboratively to develop and implement marketing strategies that result in improving market share and awareness to key audiences for Legacy’s hospitals and clinical programs. This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing initiatives for assigned hospital and program areas, working in collaboration with hospital leadership teams and marketing management. The Marketing Consultant is responsible for gathering and analyzing market information, making recommendations regarding marketing strategy, and managing the implementation of key tactics. In addition, the Marketing Consultant will monitor and evaluate marketing tactics to ensure successful outcomes. The Marketing Consultant is responsible for maintaining a budget for their area(s) of assignment (recommending allocation of budgetary funds, monitoring expenditures). Marketing Consultants may be assigned to long- and short-term projects as needed by the Hospital Leadership or Marketing Manager, but are not responsible for permanent clinical operational tasks.

Skills and Experience Required: A minimum of 5 years experience in marketing, in either a corporate or agency role required. Experience in healthcare, biomed, or insurance sectors helpful, but will consider experience in other sectors.

Educational Background Required/Desired: A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, marketing or related degree or equivalent experience required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Salary Range: $25.52 – $38.31, commensurate with experience

Contact: Kirsten Hawes, Sr. Recruitment Consultant. khawes@lhs.org

Applications are required and can be accessed through our website at www.legacyhealth.org. Please reference position #099789.

*** From Lara Shane:

Hi,

Can you include the attached posting in your next newsletter?

To apply, please forward resumes and writing samples to Lshane@ourpublicservice.org. We're looking for writers with 5-10 years of experience – salary commensurate with experience and good benefits!

Thanks so much!

Lara

7. Staff Writer/Editor, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

The Partnership works to fulfill its mission through a variety of activities:

• raising awareness and helping improve public attitudes about government service;

• promoting government service through outreach to college campuses and other talent pools;

• providing hands-on assistance to federal agencies to improve their operations;

• advocating for needed legislative and regulatory reforms to strengthen the civil service; and,

• generating thought-provoking research on, and effective responses to, the workforce challenges facing the federal government.

Position Overview

The staff writer will join the Partnership’s seven-member communication team, which is responsible for all aspects of the Partnership’s communication and marketing strategy, including managing the organization’s brand and message development, generating media and publicity on behalf of the organization and its key activities, developing the Partnership’s overarching Web and new media strategies, production of award-winning publications, event management, and marketing key programs to various external audiences.

The staff writer will provide strategic communication counsel and will produce a wide array of communication collateral, including opinion-editorials, letters-to-the-editor, research reports, issue briefs or fact sheets, brochure and advertising copy, Web content, event scripts, speeches or talking points, grant proposals and other items in support of the above objectives.

Key Responsibilities

1. Function as key member of the communications team, working with team members to research and produce a variety of written communication products in support of the Partnership and its core programs and activities. Products may include opinion-editorials, letters-to-the-editor, research reports, issue briefs or fact sheets, brochure and advertising copy, Web content, newsletter articles, event scripts, speeches or talking points, grant proposals and other items, as needed.

2. Work with other Partnership teams, such as legislative affairs and research, to develop messages, strategies – and ultimately communication products that are appropriate to identified target audiences.

3. Edit draft communications to ensure they are not only error-free, stylistically and grammatically, but to ensure they align with branding and messaging guidance and that they are strategically designed to achieve their stated goal.

4. Stay informed about government reform and human capital issues in order to produce creative, well-informed and up-to-date materials.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer/copy editor with a minimum of 5-10 years experience and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or English. He or she will be capable of working independently and taking initiative, as well as meeting tight deadlines and bringing a fresh approach to the table.

1. Demonstrated experience (minimum 3-5 years) producing a variety of written communication collateral. (Please be prepared to submit a variety of writing samples.)

2. Ability to work in fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and to organize multiple and varied projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines.

3. Demonstrated ability to understand and become conversant with complex policy issues.

4. Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including but not limited to sensitivity to other people and the ability to work with others on a cooperative basis and as part of a team.

5. Willingness to travel occasionally, work evenings and weekends when necessary and to go home at the end of the day when it’s not.

6. Position requires strong commitment to the importance of public service.

7. Bachelors degree in journalism, communications or English, or equivalent work experience.

Salary and Benefits

The Partnership offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, plus potential for an annual 7.5% performance bonus. Benefits include employer-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 401K program with immediate vesting and a 4 percent employer match; up to $2,500 per year for training and development; 15 days of annual leave per year plus all federal holidays and the day after Thanksgiving; a Metrocheck program that allows the purchase of vouchers for public transportation with pre-tax dollars; and subsidized use of an onsite exercise facility.

To Apply

Please visit the Partnership web site (www.ourpublicservice.org) and follow the “About Us’ and “Employment” links to fill out the online application for this job. You can also go directly to http://ourpublicservice.org/jobs for links to the online employment applications. If you have questions regarding this position, contact Lara Shane at LShane@ourpublicservice.org. In your cover letter, describe why you are interested in this position and address how your experience, background and competencies meet the job requirements described above.

*** From Andrea Holmes:

Please include in the next Newsletter.

8. Senior Account Executive, GYMR Public Relations, Washington, DC

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

GYMR seeks to hire a strong Senior Account Executive with at four to five years working in the communications industry – preferably with experience in health/health policy issues.

Candidates must possess considerable media relations skills, strong writing ability, strength in multi-tasking and managing multiple projects at once and an appreciation for a fast-paced environment. PR agency experience is preferred; organization and project management skills are required.

Competitive salaries and great benefits are offered. Visit www.gymr.com for more information on the firm. Qualified candidates should email resume and cover letter to careers@gymr.com (use “Job Title PMJ0808” in the subject line).

*** From Ryan Greenberg:

Ned,

Could you please post the following opening on your job of the week email.

Thanks,

Ryan Michel Greenberg

Sr. Human Resources Consultant

Human Resources Department

Office: 410-470-5370

BlackBerry: 410-948-3183

ryan.greenberg@constellation.com

www.constellation.com

9. Corporate Communications Professionals, Constellation Energy, Baltimore, MD

WE ARE:

-A Fortune 117 integrated energy company with more than $21 billion in revenue

-North America’s largest competitive electricity and third-largest natural gas supplier, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia

-Located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Baltimore area features excellent quality of life, reasonable cost of living, and a culturally rich environment, all within easy driving distance of Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City

WE OFFER:

-Comprehensive benefits package includes company-paid training and tuition reimbursement

-Stimulating, dynamic and balanced work environment

-Excellent growth potential

Constellation Energy has two openings:

-Corporate Communications Consultant – for our generations communications group and is focused on external communications

-Corporate Communications Consultant – for our corporate communications group and is focused on internal/employee communications

Both positions involve working in a high energy corporate communications department of one of the nation’s fastest-growing, most successful energy companies. These internal staff positions offer high-visibility and are focused on national and energy industry media relations, message development, business and internal communications. Will provide strategic and tactical external and internal communications for the corporation and its businesses. Specifically developing and executing comprehensive communications plans, including development of press releases, speeches, op-eds and presentations for senior level executives.

Must have proven writing, media relations and organizational skills and ability to interact effectively with senior management. Demonstrated experience in research and implementation of leading edge internal communications is required for the internal role. Must have a bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 3 years of corporate communications experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the energy, environmental, or financial sectors is desirable.

For detailed job descriptions or to apply, please visit us at:

http://www.constellation.com/ Please reference requisition #3635 (external/generation role) or #4420 (internal/employee role).

*** From Penny Olson:

Good Afternoon,

Please include the below job position in your Job of the Week information.

Thank you for your assistance.

Penny Olson

Media & Communications

Office Assistant

10. Coordinator, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA

The City of Virginia Beach is seeking a coordinator to provide public relations, media relations and issues management services for city officials and departments. This position is temporary for 10 months, and does not include benefits. The coordinator promotes programs, events and services; writes news releases, articles and other materials; and works with controversial issues. Requires direct experience in public relations. Starting salary depends on qualifications. Closes on 8/11/08. Position #2353. For more information about the position and instructions on how to apply, log on to www.vbgov.com/careers. EOE.

*** From Patricia Hilton-Johnson:

Hi Shonali,

Great job filling in for Ned! Hope this isn't too late for tomorrow's newsletter.

Thanks,

Patty

11. Director, Communications, Sports Illustrated Group, Time Warner, NYC

Job Description

The position provides an opportunity to work alongside senior publishing and editorial staff to develop and execute strategic media relations for the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GROUP. The successful candidate will be one of the primary publicists for the SI Group which includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, GOLF MAGAZINE, SIKIDS, SI LATINO, SI DIGITAL GROUP – SI.COM, SIKIDS.COM, GOLF.COM, DANPATRICK.COM, FANNATION.COM, TAKKLE AND SI VAULT – CLUBSI events (Sportsman of the Year, Swimsuit, Super Bowl) and special projects. Position requires a breath of experience and relationships with sports, business and digital media as well as an established record of successful consumer TV partnerships. A minimum of eight years experience in PR required. Position will report to VP, Communications for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED GROUP.

Requirements:

o A minimum of eight years of PR experience with an emphasis in sports publicity, preferably at league office, PR agency or corporate environment (high profile teams, media property consumer products).

o Track record of successful media placements – print, broadcast, online

o Experience promoting sports properties outside of traditional sports media is a major plus.

o Experience working with Golf properties is preferred.

o Knowledge of communications strategies for digital media.

o Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced pressure-filled environment. Must be able to switch gears easily without losing focus.

o Background in sports PR preferred, magazine experience not required.

o Media relationships are important, as is the ability to generate publicity through those relationships.

o Self-starter, creative thinker.

Requisition#: 104618BR

To apply: http://www.timewarner.com/corp/careers/index.html and search by above requisition number to pull up job info and application procedure.

12. VP, Communications and Public Relations, Democracy Data and Communications, Alexandria, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26790401&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=&xfeed=1&wpmk=MK0000005&GCID=C17812x034

13. Manager, Communications & External Relations, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26789246&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=&xfeed=1&wpmk=MK0000005&GCID=C17812x034

14. Communications Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC

http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=958385

15. Communications Officer, Women for Women International, Washington, DC

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/302551-157

16. Public Relations and Investor Communications Specialist, Associated Bank, Green Bay, WI

http://www.sologig.com/freelancers/fl_projectdetails.aspx?id=981632

17. Public Relations Manager, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

http://jobs.nj.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=11629943&viewType=main&networkView=main

18. Public Relations Director, Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8F87F6K84K3S5D24L3&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=7faeb36fb9034ebca95629bcc9bc3e9c-271077469-RQ-4

19. Marketing and Public Relations Specialist I, St. Mary’s Hospital, Leonardtown, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=26770716&jobSummaryIndex=0&agentID=&xfeed=1&wpmk=MK0000005&GCID=C17812x034

20. Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Emeryville, CA

http://www.onyx-pharm.com/wt/page/job_openings/job/08_052

21. Public Relations Specialist II, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1217776889394

22. Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

http://jobs.careertrader.com/c/job.cfm?jb=4658430&site_id=142

23. Senior Public Relations Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Mountain View, CA

http://blackent.careercast.com/texis/jobsearch/details.html?id=486535ed6d6650

24. Director of Public Relations, The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

http://www.hcareers.com/seeker/search/view?jobAdId=74876E07465D6DB7

25. Governmental Relations Consultant, PG&E, Fresno, CA

http://careers.pge.com/pljb/pge/external_careers/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=3152

26. Communications Manager, Oakland Housing Authority, Oakland, CA

http://bajobs.com/Details.aspx?ListingID=6ab562ee-90ab-4da2-8878-a3a54a033a96

27. Employee Relations Analyst, State of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?erjob=290319

28. Communications Manager, UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?sec=1&partnerid=6495&siteid=5226&jobId=882997&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5226&JobSiteInfo=882997_5226&GQId=0&codes=IND

29. Communications Director, Maricopa County, Phoenix, AZ

http://www.ontargetjobs.com/find-job/jobs.aspx?JOB_ID=2464

30. Communications Specialist 4, The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO

https://jobs.boeing.com/JobSeeker/JobView?reqcode=08-1019118

31. Marketing & Communications Manager, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8F21774MWXQ57BPPCQ

32. Director, Investor Relations, Blockbuster, Dallas, TX

https://blockbuster.taleo.net/careersection/corporate_external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=162540&src=JB-10580

33. Marketing Communications Writer, University and Marketing Communications, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

http://cleveland.careerboard.com/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=259052

34. Senior Director of Communications, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails.jsp?time=1217777838937

35. Marketing Communications Manager, Maxon Furniture, Seattle, WA

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8B6746Q4Y5BKR9XJQ9

36. Communications Specialist, Campbell Soup Company, Camden, NJ

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=4886&CurrentPage=2

37. Director of Communications, Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, Arlington, TX

http://www.sologig.com/freelancers/fl_projectdetails.aspx?id=941401

38. Director of Government Relations, Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA

http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/302463-196

39. Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist, Toyota Financial Services, Torrance, CA

https://toyota.taleo.net/servlets/CareerSection?art_ip_action=FlowDispatcher&flowTypeNo=13&pageSeq=2&reqNo=103320&art_servlet_language=en&csNo=2&src=JB-10560

40. Public Information Officer, P-4, U.N., New York, NY

https://jobs.un.org/Galaxy/Release3/vacancy/Display_Vac.aspx?lang=1200&VACID=f2149a0f-fd57-44b4-a7cc-6089da3e0c96

41. Marketing Communications Manager, Tandberg Television, Duluth, GA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=74400336

42. Corporate Communications Specialist II, Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO

http://coloradosprings.jobing.com/job_details2.asp?JobID=1553323&utm_source=indeed&utm_medium=link&utr

43. Advancement Communications Manager, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

http://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=175328111

44. Athletic Communications Assistant, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

http://www.sologig.com/freelancers/fl_projectdetails.aspx?id=987630

45. Director of Emergency Communications, Ada County, Boise, ID

http://regionalhelpwanted.com/Search/detail.cfm?SN=78&ID=16234040&jexp=3

46. Director of Public Policy & Communication, Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, East Hartford, CT

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?ipath=EXIND&siteid=cbindeed&Job_DID=J8D434716T8LM44R9FR

47. Director of Marketing and Communications, American College of Phlebology, San Leandro, CA

http://www.jobtarget.com/c/job.cfm?jb=4653987&site_id=305

48. Communication Manager, Food & Agricultural Organization, Thailand

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900sid/OCHA-7H2TZY?OpenDocument&query=public%20relations%20communications

49. International Consultant on Communication for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, UNDP, Chisinau, Moldova

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900sid/OCHA-7H2BQU?OpenDocument&query=public%20relations%20communications

50. Communications Specialist, UNDP, Kabul, Afghanistan

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900sid/OCHA-7GZE3B?OpenDocument&query=public%20relations%20communications

51. Communications Specialist Consultancy, UNICEF, New York, NY

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900sid/OCHA-7GYS5Q?OpenDocument&query=public%20relations%20communications

52. Communications and Outreach Officer, FSAU, Nairobi, Somalia

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900sid/OCHA-7GYJDZ?OpenDocument&query=public%20relations%20communications

53. Communications and Logistics Officer (CLO) L-3, UN-HABITAT, Goma, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900sid/OCHA-7GYC54?OpenDocument&query=public%20relations%20communications

54. Senior Associate, Public Relations, Room to Read, San Francisco, CA

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=222500040

55. Marketing Manager, Communications, Marketing & Education Division, The Rainforest Alliance, New York, NY

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=222100046

*** From Amy Basa:

Please post these openings for your members. Thank you!

Amy Basa

amy@lhazan.com

Lynn Hazan & Associates

Executive Recruitment in Communications and Marketing

55 E. Washington

Suite 715

Chicago, IL 60602

312-863-5401

56. PR VP, Business Development, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

Job # 0554

Growing PR agency, downtown Chicago, seeks PR VP, Business Development. Agency has fun and infectious spirit and specializes in both the art and science of PR. Clients experience tangible results and want more! Will consider out of town candidates who wish to re-locate themselves. Immediate hire! Report to CEO.

10+ years of related professional experience, including PR agency. Must have extensive Rolodex and involvement in two or more organizations. Sweet spots for hire are candidates with PR agency experience, hospitality, business services, health care, green, CPG, strong national consumer and business media talent. Will also consider candidates with nonprofit, lawn and garden, and tech backgrounds. Candidates must exhibit well-developed skills in the following areas: business, management, leadership, communication. Must have positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, common sense, teamwork, flexibility, initiative, maturity, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, flexible and creative skills.

Background

Direct overall sales effort of firm. Work with junior staff to network and identify leads, with inside sales team on cold calls, and with executive management team to identify, hunt, and close the right accounts. Achieve or exceed billable hours' requirements.

Results/External Communications (15%):

• Provide feedback on existing target filter and diagnostic survey.

• Develop and finalize process map for all steps to be completed in landing accounts; assign best estimate times for each step.

• Direct efforts of managing supervisors and below to gather pertinent information that enables colleagues to make right decisions about those to pursue.

• Develop and manage awareness-building programs.

Client Service (Executive Coaching/Account Management) (20%):

• Provide executive coaching and ongoing client service support.

• Work with internal teams to mentor and coach on senior-level PR activities.

Entrepreneurial Spirit (Partnerships and New Business) (60%):

• Direct inside sales team to target right prospects and work with executive management team to assess potential clients; work towards disqualifying 96% of new leads.

• Meet weekly with new business team leads to plot progress of all new leads as well as with CEO to report on status of each new business opportunity and process for eliminating prospects.

• Create monthly individual goals, with specific revenue goals tied both to commission structure and bonus program; produce chart of one to three very specific clients to pursue each calendar year.

• Champion two specific new business teams.

Administrative (5%):

• Update timesheets daily.

• Complete expense reports on time and maintain budget without overages.

• Monitor overall operation, including assessment of CRM program.

Please forward your resume as a .doc, with a cover letter including salary information, and state how you fit the specs. Send writing sample as well. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, lynn@lhazan.com, and call 312-863-5401 to follow up. We appreciate your follow up call.

57. PR Managing Supervisor, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

Job # 0555

Growing PR agency, downtown Chicago, seeks PR Managing Supervisor. Agency has fun and infectious spirit and specializes in both the art and science of PR. Clients experience tangible results and want more! Will consider out of town candidates who wish to re-locate themselves. Immediate hire! Report to Managing Director.

Background

8-10 years of related professional experience, including PR agency. Sweet spots for hire are candidates with PR agency experience, hospitality, business services, health care, green, CPG, strong national consumer and business media talent. Will also consider candidates with nonprofit, lawn and garden, and tech backgrounds. Candidates must exhibit well-developed skills in the following areas: business, management, leadership, communication. Must have positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, common sense, teamwork, flexibility, initiative, maturity, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, flexible and creative skills.

Responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of client relationship and account teams, supervising multiple projects and team members. Recommend programs and activities, coordinating with client's goals, effectively delegate projects, offer strategic counsel to team members and allocate agency resources to match client budgets. Engage with business development, strategic program planning, and development of creative concepts. Build proficiency and skills needed to lead and manage multiple teams and team members. Achieve or exceed billable hours' requirements.

Results/External Communications (15%):

• Manage proprietary measurement program and provide tools for specific clients.

• Mentor team to consistently exceed guaranteed results for clients; help them create new social media strategies.

• Delegate writing and help team minimize revisions.

• Structure and develop long-term plans and program recommendations for clients; keep programs on schedule and ensure all deadlines are met.

• Know the industry's issues that directly and indirectly affect the client; demonstrate well-developed relationships of client-relevant media.

• Generate ideas for media outreach and pitch efforts.

• Work with administration and staff to generate letters of agreement, contracts and strategic project plans for current and new clients; accountable for quality control and final review of all correspondence, meeting reports and client materials.

• Develop releases, customer profiles, bylined articles, speeches and other executive-level media materials.

Client Service (Executive Coaching/Account Management) (40%):

• Provide industry-sector expertise, media and leadership communication training, and other executive coaching for current and potential clients.

• Interact with leaders on client side and create optimal working relationships; earn confidence of mid-to-senior level client contacts and other executives.

• Serve as senior contact for client and proactively handle problems adeptly as client leader.

• Contribute to and promote business development by counseling clients.

• Develop and deliver client presentations and effective media relations strategies.

• Manage time spent by each team member to ensure team is on budget; keep write-offs to less than 10%; track team results against clients' goals.

Entrepreneurial Spirit (Partnerships and New Business) (40%):

• Create one new practice area or horizontal program for the firm that can be marketed to current and potential clients

• Participate in new business development program with specific revenue goals aligned with bonus program; champion one new business team; write and track individual monthly goals.

• Responsible for planning, organization and account profitability.

• Negotiate fees with clients/prospective clients.

• Train, coach, and motivate team members; make account assignments and manage account group profitability; ensure goals and expectations are clear and that internal staff are consistently measured and rewarded for achieving them. Act as key contact to address internal issues.

• Attend account reviews and staff meetings; provide ongoing communications, feedback and performance reviews.

• Build desire to attain and maintain high levels of performance from junior staff; make recommendations regarding promotions and account/project assignments.

• Ensure team members adhere to agency time reporting and financial guidelines.

• Participate in systems improvement.

• Interview and make recommendations for new staff.

• Display superior presentation skills including confidence in presenting to clients.

• Demonstrate professional behaviors and pursuit of excellence in all operations.

Administrative (5%):

• Update timesheets daily. Complete expense reports on time.

• Participate in brainstorming and prospecting. Create and present new business proposals. Participate in new business pitches.

• Develop network of industry clients: Participate in professional organizations.

• Understand collaboration initiative, seek opportunities and encourage others.

Please forward your resume as a .doc, with a cover letter including salary information, and state how you fit the specs. Send writing sample as well. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, lynn@lhazan.com, and call 312-863-5401 to follow up. We appreciate your follow up call.

58. PR Account Supervisor, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

Job # 0556

Growing PR agency, downtown Chicago, seeks PR Account Supervisor. Agency has fun and infectious spirit and specializes in both the art and science of PR. Clients experience tangible results and want more! Will consider out of town candidates who wish to re-locate themselves. Immediate hire! Report to Managing Director.

Background

6-8 years of related professional experience, including PR agency. Sweet spots for hire are candidates with PR agency experience, hospitality, business services, health care, green, CPG, strong national consumer and business media talent. Will also consider candidates with nonprofit, lawn and garden, and tech backgrounds. Candidates must exhibit well-developed skills in the following areas: business, management, leadership, communication. Must have positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, common sense, teamwork, flexibility, initiative, maturity, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, flexible and creative skills.

Responsibilities

Primary contact for more than one account. First line of management within agency. Provide tactical counsel to clients. Manage appropriate implementation on projects in deadline-focused, results-driven culture. Actively participate in new business and staff development. Focus is to build proficiency and necessary skills needed to lead and manage teams. Achieve or exceed billable hours' requirements.

Results/External Communications (30%):

• Demonstrate solid understanding of client's business, industry, and competition.

• Understand strategy of client's business from business and PR perspective.

• Develop and maintain excellent client relationships; develop long-term plans and program recommendations; provide counsel on tactical matters.

• Reactive and proactive pitching, with 90% placement success.

• Demonstrate well-developed relationships with client-relevant media; attend in-person meetings with reporters; review letters to the editor.

• Implement special events and build internal and crisis communication skills.

• Mentor team to consistently meet guaranteed results; help them create new social media strategies.

• Review and edit team's work plans. Delegate writing and help team minimize revisions.

• Write bylined articles, directed speech writing.

Client Service (Executive Coaching/Account Management) (40%):

• Provide industry-sector expertise; interact weekly with leaders on client side.

• Oversee client billing and assist with monthly invoicing.

• Provide accurate, profit-driven budgets for new plans and proposals; manage budgets and keep write-offs to less than 10%.

• Provide limited strategic leadership during program implementation.

• Foster relationships with other communication agencies for best integrated work.

• Ensure quality work from team to exceed client expectations.

• Conduct team meetings: identify and delegate assignments; monitor progress.

• Conduct media training, executive and speech coaching, as assigned.

Entrepreneurial Spirit (Partnerships and New Business) (25%):

• Write and track monthly goals. Develop new business proposals and participate in new client pitches. Successfully grow existing client accounts.

• Actively participate in agency development, including its own PR.

• Speak intelligently about agency at internal and external meetings.

• Attend one networking event/ week, with goal of one new lead from each.

• Attend training. Build and showcase effective conflict resolution skills.

Administrative (5%):

• Update timesheets daily. Complete expense reports on time.

• Contribute to performance review process. Train, counsel, and develop junior team members.

• Interview and provide recommendations for new hires.

Please forward your resume as a .doc, with a cover letter including salary information, and state how you fit the specs. Send writing sample as well. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, lynn@lhazan.com, and call 312-863-5401 to follow up. We appreciate your follow up call.

59. PR Senior Account Executive, PR Agency, Chicago, IL

Job # 0557, 0558

Growing PR agency, downtown Chicago, seeks PR Senior Account Executive. Agency has fun and infectious spirit and specializes in both the art and science of PR. Clients experience tangible results and want more! Will consider out of town candidates who wish to re-locate themselves. Immediate hire! Report to Managing Director.

Background

5-6 years of related professional experience, including PR agency. BA degree from top10 school of journalism or communication. Sweet spots for hire are candidates with PR agency experience, hospitality, business services, health care, green, CPG, strong national consumer and business media talent. Will also consider candidates with nonprofit, lawn and garden, and tech backgrounds. Candidates must exhibit well-developed skills in the following areas: business, management, leadership, communication. Must have positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, common sense, teamwork, flexibility, initiative, maturity, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, flexible and creative skills.

Responsibilities

Provide leadership to Account Executives and Assistant Account Executives. Develop and maintain media and client relationships. Achieve or exceed billable hours' requirements.

Results/External Communications (30%):

• Prepare speaking engagement opportunities; schedule in-person meetings with reporters; create bylined article recommendations; write at least one letter to the editor each week; write materials that need no revisions.

• Create proactive and reactive media relations pitches; pitch editorial calendars every day; pitch media with 90 percent placement success.

• Mentor team to consistently meet guaranteed results.

Client Service (Executive Coaching/Account Management) (45%):

• Demonstrate difference between objectives and strategies.

• Lead client meetings for more than one team and interact daily with lead on client side; provide industry sector expertise, strategic counsel, and issues resolution.

• Manage client budgets using weekly reports.

• Show initiative in offering new ideas to spur organic client growth.

Entrepreneurial Spirit (Partnerships and New Business) (20%):

• Attend training.

• Oversee new business proposal development; write and track monthly goals.

Administrative (5%):

• Update timesheets daily and on time.

Please forward your resume as a .doc, with a cover letter including salary information, and state how you fit the specs. Send writing sample as well. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, lynn@lhazan.com, and call 312-863-5401 to follow up. We appreciate your follow up call.

*** From Rick Sheehy:

Hello,

Can you please make room in next Monday's job listings for the following job postings from Emerge PR located in Quincy, MA just outside of Boston?

Thank you in advance!

Rick Sheehy

60. Several opportunities, Emerge PR, Quincy, MA

http://www.emergepr.com/careers.html

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

26.07.2008: 0330 LT: 03:57N – 098:48E, Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Three to four robbers boarded an anchored chemical tanker, via the anchor cable. On seeing the robbers, the master raised the alarm. Seeing the alert crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped in an unlit boat. Port authority informed.

22.07.2008: 14:33.4N – 120:55.1E, Manila, South Port, Outer Anchorage Philippines.

Twelve robbers armed with knives boarded a container ship at anchor. They stole ship's stores and property and escaped. Crew was unable to stop them. No injuries to crew. Master reported to VTMS Manila and coast guard but no response.

19.07.2008: 2040 LT: 06:39.9S – 039:25.8E, Dar es Salaam roads, Tanzania.

Duty watchman on board a containership, drifting, noticed a robber on the forecastle deck. Alarm raised and ships whistle sounded. Robber escaped. A ten-meter long orange boat with five people in it was noticed slowly moving away from the vessel. Port control informed. No stores stolen.

*** T-Shirt of the Week: “If Dogs Run Free, Then Why Not We” – Bob Dylan

*** Coffee Mug of the week: Stuart Smalley – “I Deserve Good Things”

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